"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
11th Day of the 8th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of the Tinne/Holly
2nd Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Tinne/Holly
11th Day of the Cycle of Faunus -
Days of Pan
Moon Phase: Gibbout - 12:47PM EDST
Moon sets: 2:25AM EDST
Moon rises: 5:47PM EDST
Moon in Scorpio v/c 5:05AM EDST
Moon enters the Mutable Fire Sign
of Sagittarius at 5:47AM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The gift of eros
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 5:59AM EDST
Sunset: 8:52PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Who
do you need to forgive most?"
Beltame (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
July 11th, 2011
Gibbous Moon Phase: The Gibbous moon rises midafternoon and sets before dawn. She is the bulging Moon getting ready to be Full, visible soon after she rises until she sets. The Gibbous Moon is the BUD of the moon plant, the pulse of life tightly wrapped, wanting to expand. Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare and trust. It is the time in a lunar cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase you are gathering information. Give up making judgments. It will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN. For those born during a Gibbous moon phase - their talents lie in the ability to refine, organize, and purify. They are seekers, utilizing spiritual tools as guides on their paths.
Moon in Sagittarius - The Moon in Sagittarius gets us moving; it brings cheerful impatience and refreshing honesty. We need wide open minds, souls, and attitudes, but can't sit still. This is a transit when it is time to get honest, forgive, dance, hike, explore and connect to the natural world. Moon in Sagittarius brings out our inner-Artemis; we need to roam, to explore in body and in soul. Our curiosity intensifies. Check out untraveled territory; have a long talk with the animals in your garden. The restless, enthusiastic Sagittarius loves adventure, change and motion. The moon this sign is a time for philosophy, metaphysics, travelling, studying and freedom from responsibility. Sagittarius brings the need to feel free of restrictions and to be spontaneous. Her restless and independent vibes make it a good time for seeing new places, encountering different people and relating to a changing environment. There are inclinations towards open, honest exchanges. Moon in Sagittariuas is the best time to work magick for publications, legal matters, travel, and truth. Healing rituals for ailments of the liver, thighs, or hips are also done at this time. For those born under a Sagittarius Moon sign, they are funny, restless, freedom-loving, and direct; they are a global citizen but need also to look for answers at home. They can accept the wild in all sentient beings.
Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day
Celtic Tree Month of Holly - "We tend to associate the Holly with winter, when its red berries are brought in to decorate the house,but its place in the Celtic tree cycle is far earlier, soon after the Summer Solstice when the Holly Lord takes his crown." Magically, Holly and Oak are linked and their energies are seen as complimentary to one another. If you can find a site where they grow together, or even better entwined, this is ideal for magical workings, especially otherworld meditations. If you can find such a place, meditate there at dusk to see spirits and visions. Left to is own devices the Holly can grow as high as 60 feet, but most are trimmed to bushes or hedges these days. Well-seasoned Holly makes an excellent staff, although it is nowadays rare to find a tree high enough to provide the length required. It is said that a staff of Holly twisted around Oak will protect both the traveller and his home from danger. The Holly is a tree which links, so it can be used to strengthen relationships and also as a magical pathway. Carve pieces into charms of protection and gives them to friends to make your relationship endure.
The berries, while poisonous, used to be given in cases of poisoning, being highly emetic and purgative, although it is not something that I would recommend. Dried and powdered they were used to stem hemorrhaging. A solution of the leaves was drunk to reduce fevers and has been used as a tea substitute. The bark and leaves were made into poultices to help the setting and healing of broken bones.
[From: The Real Witches' Year by Kate West]