Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Waxing New Moon enters Libra
and open to Her Wisdom."
3rd Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
26th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Coll/Hazel
3rd Day of the Cycle of Beiz -
Days of Fire
Moon Phase - waxing New
Moon rises: 8:37AM EDST
Moon sets: 8:30PM EDST
Moon v/c from Virgo at 11:23AM EDST
Moon enters the Cardinal Air of
Libra at 2:25PM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing of
Sun in Virgo
Sunrise: 6:45AM EDST
Sunset: 7:57PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which
ideas and structures have you neglected?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
August 30th, 2011
Moon in Libra - The Moon in Libra opens our sociability, brings a friendly egalitarian vibe and encourages us to connect. This is a time to seek justice, romance, meet approach, create, beautify,
find our core balance, and balance our need with others. Moon in Libra highlights the magick of the dance of inter-relatedness - friendly, romantic and searching for a way to connect. Libra asks us to treat those around us as equals and make sure our politics and art, our lovemaking, and our networks integrate. This transit concerns cooperation, harmony, focus on relationships, fine artistic pursuits. When the Moon is in Libra all partnership activity will be heightened during this moon transit. But women who are not in a relationship may crave a partnership or feel alone and lonely. Be aware of bonding just to ease the pain of aloneness. Yet Moon in Libra is a nice time to throw a party. Everyone will be extremely social and try to please and flatter others. Moon in Libra is the best time to work magick involving artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation and karmic, spiritual or emotional balance. Healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys are also done during this period of time. Those born under a Libra Moon are peacemakers, but need to remember to keep themselves in the equation. They see the beauty and seek fairness, help us understand one another.
Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - Action Day ... there are minor magickal energies for job hunting.
Virgo is symbolized as a female holding an ear of wheat and is identified as the Earth Goddess: Isis, Ishtar, Persephone or Ceres. Virgos are usually analytical, critical and seek efficiency and perfection, although they are also practical, adaptable and variable. They tend to be restrained, passive and prefer to avoid confrontation. Intelligent and discerning, they can appear to be critical. Their attention to detail is often seen as fussiness and fault finding but makes them effective where precision is needful. In relationships and love they tend to be reserved, conventional and even-tempered. Although they can sometimes seem quite cool, they do need the reassurance which they rarely seek. They are self-analytical, often self critical and apt to worry. Virgos often find themselves counselling and advising others, sometimes to the detriment of those close to them, as their ability to unravel problems, analyze information and get to the root of the matter is much sought after.
At this time of the year Virgoans should take care to slow down, remembering to ask for, rather than give advice. In relationships they should be all means seek the reassurance they crave, but be wary of appearing too needy. Non-Virgoans will find this a good time for undertaking any kind of self-analysis and personal exploration. Work involving attention to detail, numbers and memorizing things will be enhanced.
[From: The Real Witches' Year by Kate West]
Remember - Mercury Retrograde ended last Friday, August 26th, in the evening hours. We should be moving steadily forward in a positive direction. Usually it takes a couple of days after the ending of Mercury Retrograde to lose the effects of a Retrograde cycle. The next Mercury Retrograde cycle will be from November 23rd to December 13th.