"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
17th Day of the 4th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Fearn/Alder
5th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Saille/Willow
17th Day of the Cycle of Annwyn-
Days of Avalon
Moon Phase: waning Gibbous
Moon sets: 7:16AM EDST
Moon rises: 10:28PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Water
Sign of Scorpio
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The release
Sun in Aries
Sunrise: 6:37AM EDST
Sunset: 8:02PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
new concepts are coming into your
understanding? How do they affect
your present understanding?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
April 19th, 2011
Moon in Scorpio - The Moon in Scorpio gives us attitude and brings out our primal side; it sharpens our curiosity and our edges, our focus to the point of obsession. Fluff doesn't cut it; get real or let it go; honor privacy, don't crowd. This transit is the time to investigate, dig deep, weed, do surgery, keep secrets and love each other up. Moon in Scorpio is the best time to work magick involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets and fundamental transformation. Healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs are also done during this period of time. Those who were born under a Scorpio moon are intense, fiercely curious, and need to create solitude with healthy boundaries rather than isolation.
Tiu's Day - Mars Day, the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire.....
Reading the Tarot - When you get a new deck of Tarot cards, take them from the box and replacing any advertising cards and the little book, wrap them in a silk or cotton cloth. Sleep with them under your pillow for three nights to make them yours. During the days shuffle them, examine them and familiarize yourself with their contents. When you feel ready, start to use them. At this stage it is useful to have a notebook handy to help you analyze the cards.
Each evening, shuffle the deck while focusing on the following day. Take 3 cards and place them face down in front of you. Now turn over the first, which denotes the morning, note it in your book and write any thoughts and feelings which come to you. Repeat this with the second for the afternoon and the third for the evening. Place the 3 cards within the book until the end of the day. At this time look again at each of the cards and your notes: how did the cards relate to the events of the day? Were the notes you made appropriate? Now return the cards to the pack and repeat the exercise later in the week. If you are very keen you could do this every day, but be aware that it is easier to learn your cards if you do not overload you memory.
When you feel that you are beginning to know and understand your cards well, it is time to move on to more complex spreads, at least one of which will probably be in that little book you placed to one side in the beginning.
Remember this when learning about your tarot deck: "Skills worth having take time to acquire."
[This little essay and advice come from Kate West's book "The Real Witches' Year"]