and open to Her Wisdom."
11th Day of the 10th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Muin/Vine
6th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Muin/Vine
11th Day of the Cycle of Beiz -
Days of Fire
Moon Phase: waxing Half Moon
Moon sets: 2:07AM EDST
Moon rises: 5:01PM EDST
Moon in Capricorn v/c 4:35PM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The glory of
Sun in Virgo
Sunrise: 6:52AM EDST
Sunset: 7:44PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "How do
you use the world's resources to sustain
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
September 7th, 2011
Woden's Day - Mercury Day, the Day of Communication and Connection .... there Major magickal energies for dealing with Politics and Negotiations and minor magical energies for divination, and performing elemental magick.
Elemental Magick - The root of human spirituality is grounded in four elements - earth, water, fire and air. When we explore and savor and interact with these elements, we are both remembering a primal connection and forging it anew.
"Earth my body
Water my blood
Air my breath and
Fire my spirit."
In some Covens knowledge of the Elements is taken very seriously and new members are set specific
'tests of the Elenments' as a part of their early training. These can involve such things as visiting an underground cave and having the lights turned out, to gain a better appreciation of the sensation of Earth. Or total immersion in the sea for Water. In other groups, individuals are encouraged to set themselves their own 'tests' and to report back on what they did and how they reacted.
The Elemental Beings or Elemental, are the 'life-forms', or creatures, made directly of the Elements. Sylphs are the creatures of Air, Salamanders are those of Fire, Undines are the creatures of Water, and Gnomes the creatures of Earth. Try not to confuse these with their fairy-tale counterparts who are often depicted as being cute beings akin to the fairies of childhood. Remember that they are not made of their representative Elements but that they are capable of being the extremes of those Elements. They should not invoked casually, but should be treated with respect and should always be thanked, whether or not you feel you succeeded.
To try to contact any of the Elemental beings you need to create the right environment for their presence. Burning appropriate incense can also help to attract. In each case it is a good idea to spend a short amount of time focusing all your thoughts on the Element in question so you can immerse your mind in thoughts of the Element. Then when you truly ready to concentrate, you will be set to try to detect the Element in question.
I would these two books if you wish to explore Elemental Magick in a more intense scope:
Elemental Witch by Tammy Sullivan and Earth, Water, Fire & Air by Cait Johnson. There are
many other good Elemental books and websites out there.
"Knowledge and understanding of the Elements underlies the whole of the Craft and is essential to the creation of effective magick. Almost every aspect of the Craft relates back to the Elements in one way or another. While it is possible to work some spells without a thorough understanding of them, such spells are generally less effective and others do not work accurately or even at all."
[From: The Real Witches' Craft by Kate West]