Saturday, June 25, 2011
Waning Half enters Taurus in the PM
and open to Her Wisdom."
25th Day of the 6th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle of Hauth/Hawthorn
14th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Duir/Oak
25th Day of the Cycle of Alban Heruin -
Days of Druids
Moon Phase: waning Half Moon
Moon rises: 1:39AM EDST
Moon sets: 3:45PM EDST
Moon enters the Fixed Earth
Sign of Taurus at 4:53PM EDST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The scent of flowers.
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:51AM EDST
Sunset: 8:54PM EDST
Solar Question of the Day: "Are you misusing
responsibility or power?"
Beltane (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year.
June 25th, 2011
Moon in Taurus - asks us to discover what nurtures us and how to grow deeper roots. We can almost feel the mud oozing between our toes, awakening our senses and sensuality and growing out stubbornness. It is a time to cultivate our material resources, our homes, and our body. The Moon in Taurus grounds us; it slows us down and wakes our sensual nature and stubbornness and helps us dig deeper roots. This lunar transit concerns money, work, property, the body, home and family, sensuality, building cautiously and slowly, being conscientious, growth, sensitivity, planting and emotional patterns based on security. The energy flow is even and a time for us experience the sensual.
The forceful forward movement of Aries becomes solid, calm, and patient during Taurus. There is a desire to protect material goods and a strong need for financial security. Taurus gives attention to order and detail. Emotionally there is stubbornness, but great sensitivity to others. This sensual sign is a good time to appreciate the wonders of the beautiful earth. During a Taurus transit you might want to work in the garden. Those who were born under a Taurus moon sign root deeply and change slowly; they collect, touch, support, and the see the sacred in the world of matter. Steadily they can loan their strength to others, but may need to learn the beauty in change. Moon in Taurus is the best time to work magick for love, real estate, material acquisitions, and money. Healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck, and ears are also done during this period of time.
Saturn's Day - is the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility - Foundation Day.... there are minor magickal energies for rites/spells of protection.
Sun in Cancer - Cancer is a Water sign indicating the emotions and feelings. It is also a Cardinal sign bringing eagerness, impatience, action and anxiety. Those born with the Sun in Cancer generally appear to self-assured, even tough, whereas underneath they can be highly sensitive and easily hurt. They are home makers and clannish, protective and defensive of their families. Cancerians require a secure shelter from the outside world into which they can retreat to recover from their wounds both real and imagined. They are usually shrewed and intuitive and have a good memory, making them good students but are apt to let their emotions color their lives and actions. They are good at caring for others and nurturing all manner of living things. They tend to be romantic, sentimental and tender although often appearing clingy. They are also very protective and have strong parenting instincts. They are prone to psychic influences and both pick up and emanate strong psychic energies. On the negative side they are moody, touchy and inclined to self-pity. They are easily flattered and can find themselves easily taken in by a barely plausible tale.
Cancerians' emotions will be very much to the fore at this time; they should be careful in any financial or business dealings. They should also be aware of the danger of emotionally suffocating their loved ones. It is however, a good time for attending to practical domestic details, for decorating or otherwise tending to the home front. Others should be aware that this is a good time to focus on home and domestic matters. Use the energies of the period to consolidate relationships.
[From: The Real Witches' Year by Kate West]
Dates: June 22 - July 23
Birthstone: Ruby, Pearl
Symbol: The crab
Keywords: Strong-willed, emotional, loyal, protective, possessive, defensive, maternal, need security, outwardly outgoing, inwardly shy.
Ruling Planet: The Moon
Ruling House in the Zodiac: The 4th House - the House of home and family.
Area of the Body: breasts/chest and stomach.
As the fourth sign of the zodiac, Cancer represents the fourth stage in the evolution of humanity and one's place in the universe. In Cancer the need is not one of individual survival as it was in the first three signs. Here, it is eternal survival through perpetuation of the species. It is the sign of fertility and nurture, and Cancerians have strong identification with these matters in one form or another. It doesn't mean all of them are good cooks or efficient housekeepers, but they all want to feel part of a family. They enjoy feeding others as much as they enjoy feeding themselves. They are also ready to supply emotional nurturing by "mothering" everyone who appears to be in need. When upset, they tend to use food as consolation, which in turn, results in problems with excess weight. As an offshoot of their sense of familial relationships, they often develop an interest in genealogy and history in general.
Cancerians are doers. They set out to accomplish things and, one way or another, they want to obtain their goals. In spite of their emotional sensitivity, they are strong-willed and have no trouble expressing what they want, then finding a way to get it. The Crab is their astrological symbol and there are certain crab-like gestures directly associated with the behavior of Cancerians. Just as the crab walks sideways rather than straight ahead, Cancerians use an indirect approach in accomplishing their goals. Rather than direct confrontation or request, they are more apt to resort to using emotional appeal. For example, they will get others to cooperate by making them feel like part of a family. At the slightest provocation or threat the crab quickly hides in the sand or retreats into a shell until safer times are at hand. Cancerians who feel threatened or suspect that their attempts may be unsuccessful, often hide their true ambitions until a more comfortable situation occurs.
Cancerians react emotionally to everything they experience in life. That is, before they take physical action, before they sort out the practicality of what they are doing, and before they reason things out intellectually, they must express their feelings. They wear their hearts on their sleeves. Many Cancerians succeed in life because their genuine concern for the welfare of others inspires loyalty as well as cooperation.
The Moon, celestial guardian of human emotions, rules Cancer. The biggest struggle for Cancerians is to avoid becoming prisoners of their own emotions. Though they can be outwardly gregarious, they are shy and secretive about their personal matters. However, once they feel comfortable in a situation or relationship, they relax and completely open up even to the point of dominating the situation. Not usually ones to suffer in silence, they have to make an effort not to inflict their moods and endless recitations of their feelings or emotional troubles on others. Once they learn to keep excess emotions in control, their intuition can be remarkably accurate. Their emotional insecurity makes them want to hang on to things. They hate to throw anything away, and many end up avid collectors, conservators, and savers of string. It is equally difficult for them to give up on failed relationships, and still harder for them to learn the difference between caring and possessiveness. When they receive criticism, even constructive criticism, they tend to take it as a personal indictment instead of using it to attain personal growth and maturity.
Participation in physical fitness or sports activities becomes an important, often vital way for Cancerians to work out their emotional stress. They are especially adaptable to team sports since they tend to view their team members as part of a family-like group. Good activities for a Cancer include swimming, fishing, sailing and other water activities. They may also enjoy skiing, ice skating, and mountain climbing. Cancerians are creative. Even those who may not have a particular talent can use some type of involvement with art, music, or writing as another method of emotional release, instead of indulging in eating binges or other destructive habits. Living or spending time near the water is a relaxing, as well as creatively stimulating environment for Cancerians.