Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Waning Gibbous Moon enters Aries
and open to Her Wisdom."
18th Day of the 9th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle of Coll/Hazel
12th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Coll/Hazel
18th Day of the Cycle of Lughnasadh -
Days of Lugh
Moon Phase: waning Gibbous Moon
Moon sets: 9:22AM EDST
Moon rises: 9:19PM EDST
Moon in Pisces v/c 1:07PM EDST
Moon enters the Cardinal Fire
Sign of Aries at 8:01PM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The grail of
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:31AM EDST
Sunset: 8:18PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: Do you
practice hospitality of spirit?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
August 16th, 2011
Moon in Aries - So the moon leaves the watery sign of Pisces early this afternoon and enters the fiery sign of Aries tonight. The Moon in Aries lights a fire under our tails; it wakes us up, strips away our complications and our patience. We can make a fresh start but will tend to shoot from the hip, move fast, argue quickly - remember we are still in Mercury Retrograde and our judgments may be cloudy.
This can be a time to initiate, to speak up, and honor independence. The Moon in Aries asks us to wake and remember who we truly are, even if bothers those we love or work for. Tempers, tears and passions run hot. Moon in Aries is a time of new beginnings, intense activity, pioneering in any field, reaching out with emotional surges, impulsiveness. This moon can be the great tester of the limits. When the moon is in Aries you may want to depend on yourself, as there is also a certain amount of ego involvement. You might feel impatient now or want to initiate new things. Moon in Aries is the best time to work magick involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversion or willpower. Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head or brain are also done during this period of time. Those who are born under a Moon in Aries are passionate, honest and fierce, and big-hearted but intensely self-directed. They are happy to loan their fire to inspire others, just don't tell them what to do.
Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - Action Day....
Developing the Senses - In order to develop our sixth sense we first need to maximize and balance the use of the other 5: sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing...
Our senses are constantly bombarded by sights, sounds, and smells which can lead to confusion, if not actual overload. To test this for yourself, sit quietly and listen. What can you hear? You will probably start to identify many sounds; perhaps passing traffic, people in the distance, aircraft passing overhead, and the wind in the trees. Underlying this you may also detect the hum of the refrigerator, the tick of a clock and other sounds.
To understand and improve our senses it is often best to try limiting the amount of input they receive. As sight is, for humans, the dominant sense, try closing your eyes to allow you to focus on another. Close your eyes and listen, and after a few minutes you will find that you are hearing sounds you would otherwise have missed. Take a selection of items, perhaps flowers or herbs, close you eyes and spend a few minutes smelling each; you will find that there is a greater depth to the scents. This is especially useful when choosing ingredients for incense. Do likewise with things you can taste and with different textures to examine the sense of feeling. Sight can often be enhanced by blocking off hearing, so try watching people at a distance to see what you can learn about them. If you practice really using each of your 5 senses regularly you will soon find that your sixth sense is enhanced.
[From: The Real Witches' Year by Kate West]