Wednesday, May 18, 2011

waning Full Moon in Sagittarius

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

16th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Saille/Willow
6th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Hauth/Hawthorn
16th Day of the Cycle of Mab -
Days of Faeries
Moon Phase: waning Full Moon
Moon sets: 6:45AM EDST
Moon rises: 10:17PM EDST
Moon in the Mutable Fire Sign
of Sagittarius
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing
of the earth.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:01AM EDST
Sunset: 8:31PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
do you need to learn or master at
this time?"
Beltane (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
May 18th, 2011

Woden's Day - Mercury Day, the Day of Communication and Connection..... there are Major magickal energies today for Working in Astral.

Astral Magick

      Talk of 'working in Astral' is something I am not totally sure of is meant.  So I search through a few of my books to see if I could find a fairly good explanation and I did come across one in The Witch's Guide to Life by Kala Trobe.  I am going to post it here to help any of those who, like me, don't really understand what is meant by Astral Magick....  "All magick is astral in that what occurs on the physical plane is merely intended to symbolize what occurs on an invisible level. However, adept magickians and some witches are able to set spells into motion without recourse to ritual or physical symbolism. They simply think it in the correct way, utilising the correct 'doorways' and symbolism, and compound it with intense, concentrated will power. It can also occur accidentally, especially when a person is emotionally overwrought or sexually frustrated (this is particularly relevant to young people). The psychically active person acts as a beacon on the astral plane, attracting all sorts of emtities with his or her thoughts. In some respects, every thought we have is a kind of astral magick. If we spend all our time thinking about trivial things, we will barely be visible on the astral (unless a very intense inner life emerges in between).  If our thoughts are compassionate or spiritual, they will attract spirits and entities of high integrity.
     Most of us practice astral magick with props - a candle flame, a chalice, an athame, and so on. Of course, the magick does not stop on the astral. It is intended to filter through to the casual plane, and influence the root cause of events to come. Eventually this will have an effect on the physical. This is why group spiritual meditations are effective - the human will to evolve is conveyed to the Masters (spiritual intercessors, essentially on the astral and causal planes), refined, augmented and returned to earth. Meditations for world peace have far more of an effect than is visible in a group of people holding hands or concentrating on one another's positive intent. We are all channels of the Divine and to make this a conscious act greatly increases our chances of working effectively. ...."   Ms. Trobe goes on to talk about astral magick  that takes place during projection from the body but I am not covering that today.  This Woden's Day - a day of communication and connection and so I think her words on that aspect of astral magick to be quite appropriate for today.


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