"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."
21st Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
15th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Muin/Vine
Moon Phase: Disseminating Moon
Moon sets: 12:05PM EDST
Moon rises: 9:54PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Earth Sign
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The restoration
Sun in Virgo
Sunrise: 7:02AM EDST
Sunset: 7:28PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which of
your skills needs to honed at this time?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
September 17th, 2011
Saturn's Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility.... there are minor magickal energies today for doing spells/rites of protection.
Autumn Equinox - Autumn is well-named Fall as it is the time when greens give way to a glorious array of yellows, golds, oranges and reds before the wind takes the leaves to the ground. Autumn is the season of winds, the harbingers of the storms of Winter. It is the time of harvest and plenty when the crops ripen, before the hardship of Winter.
Even if we do not tend the land to produce our own food it is a time of harvest. This is the time when we should look to what we have achieved: the tasks and projects we have completed, the successes we have had. Even where not all has turned out as hoped for, there is often much which has been achieved. As the farmer is setting aside seed for next year, so we too can sort out the seeds of ideas for new things to begin. Much like we did in the Spring this is a time for sorting through our lives, discarding that which is finished and preparing to start afresh.
Take time to consider and sort through your life. Celebrate your own harvest, whether it is a sprig of herb grown on the windowsill or a friend you have helped through a bad time, and mark every achievement great and small. For each collect a seed or a nut and create a string of them. Sunflower seeds are good for this. Paint each in a color which reminds you of the good things of your year and place it in a prominent place where you can remind yourself of the positive aspects of life.
[From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year