17th Day of the 8th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Gaia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Tinne/Holly
7th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Tinne/Holly
17th Day of the Cycle of Faunus -
Days of Pan
Moon Phase: waning Gibbous
Moon sets: 8:34AM EDST
Moon rises: 10:01PM EDST
Moon in Capricorn v/c 8:33AM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Partnerships in your life
Sun in Cancer
Sunrise: 6:03AM EDST
Sunset: 8:49PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
challenges are on the horizon?"
Beltane (Calan Mai) Quarter
of the Year
July 17th, 2011
Sun Day - the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal - Creation Day....
Summer Meditation: On a warm day go out into the countryside or a park ....
Take a blanket or something else to lie on. If things are noisy it may be a good idea to shield your ears with a set of headphones, so take a personal cassette player so that you do not look odd! Remove your footwear and lie down so that the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet are in contact with the earth.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to help you relax. As you do so, be aware of the different scents all around you. With your hands and feet feel your contact with the earth and focus until you can feel the pulse of the land. Now reach out with your mind into the earth, allowing it to travel and be one with the land. Feel the roots of plants and trees reaching down into the soil and follow them up into the leaves and branches so that you can feel of Sun and Air. Now follow the roots into soil again until you can detect the underground streams and rivers. Follow these with your mind, from their sources high in the mountains to the depths of the oceans. Feel and notice the different kinds of earth, soil, stones, rocks, and even the particles of sand. As you let your mind travel, look at the varieties of life: the fish, animals, insects, birds and people. When you are ready, sit up and rub your arms and legs to ground yourself. On your return write down your experiences to help you remember it.
[From: Kate West's The Real Witches' Year ]