Sunday, May 15, 2011

Waxing Gibbous Moon enters Scorpio

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

13th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Saille/Willow
3rd Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Hauth/Hawthorn
13th Day of the Cycle of Mab -
Days of Faeries
Moon Phase: waxing Gibbous
Moon sets: 4:26AM EDST
Moon rises: 6:45PM EDST
Moon in Libra v/c 12:01PM EDST
Moon enters the Fixed Water
Sign of Scorpio at 12:32PM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The rhythms and
cycles of the moon in your life.
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:04AM EDST
Sunset: 8:28PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
is preying on your mind?"
Beltane (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
May 15th, 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. With Moon in Scorpio dig deep. Scorpio weaves the visible and invisible worlds together. We see through and into the roots. Direct this energy away from obsession and towards  creation. Sexuality can be potent, musky. The Moon's transit through Scorpio is a time of death and rebirth (not necessarily physical death), intensity, extremes and heightened sensitivity. It is good for focusing, being sexual and doing psychic work because of the deep emotions and desires Scorpio brings.
    Emotional resentments from the past can surface and block your heightened creative energy, so fight urges to be suspicious, secretive and moody. This is a time of regeneration and clearing out of emotional debris from the previous cycle. There is great energy complete things and focus on certain areas that you have found yourself too scattered to deal with in the previous cycle. Moon in Scorpio is the best time to work magick involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets and fundamental transformations. Healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs are also done during this period
of time.  Those born under a Scorpio Moon sign are intense, fiercely curious, and need to create solitude with healthy boundaries, rather than isolation.

Sun Day - is the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal....there are Major magickal energies for spells/rites for Vigor.

The Besom

    The besom or broomstick is made from many twigs, usually birch or heather, about 3 feet in length and tied in place around a pole of Willow, Ash or Hazel.  The ties are made of willow. As the besom is a fertility symbol, the pole being the male principle and the twigs into which it is inserted being the female, it was popular to carve the hidden end of the pole in a phallic shape. Like some other tools of the Craft it is best to make your own.
     Popular images of the Witch show her riding a broomstick, or besom. While this is not a form of transport, many Witches will have one for other reasons. The besom is an ideal garden broom, as it can sweep leaves off the flowerbeds and lawns in a way no other garden tool can. It is useful for sweeping indoors and in some ways it is superior to a vacuum. Magically we use it to sweep the Circle or to sweep away negative influences and energies. For a Handfasting Ritual it will be decorated with ribbons, flowers, and even bells. It is held across the Circle for the couple to jump, signifying their leap into a new life together, often being slightly raised during the leap to add to the fun.  The besom was once used as an indicator as to whether visitors were permitted to call at a home. Bristles upward would mean the callers were not welcome, while bristles down indicated that you could expect a welcome.
[From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year]

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