Friday, April 15, 2011

Freya's Day - waxing Gibbous Moon

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

13th Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Fearn/Alder
1st Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Saille/Willow
13th Day of the Cycle of Annwyn -
Days of Avalon
Moon Phase: waxing Gibbous
Moon sets: 4:51AM EDST
Moon rises: 5:25PM EDST
Moon in Virgo v/c 1:15PM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The invitation
sent by your dreams
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 6:43AM EDST
Sunset: 4:51AM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Who
are you trying to control?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
April 15th, 2011

Freya's Day - Venus Day, the Day of Sharing and Relationship....there are Major Magickal energies today for boosting spells regarding Romance.  Do this magickal work before the moon goes void of course.

Pentagrams and Pentacles

     A Pentagram is an equal-armed five-pointed star, the points representing the five Elements of Air,
Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit. The Pentacle is a Pentagram within a circle. The circle represents the Circle which is the Sacred Space, as well as the circle of the fellowship of Witches.
     The Pentagram is drawn in the air to invoke or banish the Elements. Each Element has its own invoking and banishing Pentagrams, although the Earth Pentagram is sometimes used for general invoking and banishing. A Pentagram drawn or engraved onto a metal, stone or wooden surface is also used on the Altar to represent the Element of Earth, although one can also be drawn in salt for the same purpose or to act as a way of magically cleansing or empowering an object or spell. Rarely, the Pentacle is drawn on the ground to denote the Sacred Space although this is more the domain of the Ritual Magician than the Witch.
     In some traditions different Pentagrams are worn to denote different degrees of initiation. The  first degree is worn point upwards, the second point down and the third is topped by a triangle. An alternative system has the first as a triangle, the second as a Pentagram and the third as before. Usually these symbols are only worn within the Craft, not as a daily decoration. Having said that, both Pentagrams and Pentacles are worn by Witches as a symbol of their Craft, but as they are also worn by others, they are not a reliable indicator that a person is a Witch.
"Strength in your convictions means
not needing others to share them."
[From Kate West's book "The Real Witches' Year"]



2 comments:

Ms Lilypads said...

Never knew that about the pentacles. Good info.

cargillwitch said...

wonderful quote at the end- is it Kate's?