Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thor's Day - waxing Half Moon in Aquarius

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

10th Day in the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Gort/Ivy
7th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Gort/Ivy
Moon Phase: waxing Half Moon
Moon sets: 2:07AM EDST
Moon rises: 4:08PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Air Sign
of Aquarius
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The message of the blood
Sun in Libra
Sunrise: 7:21AM EDST
Sunset: 6:56PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where do
you need to conserve your resources?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
October 6th, 2011

Thor's Day - Jupiter Day - the Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight and Expansion ...... again today we are
in two Air signs - Libra for the Sun and Aquarius for the Moon - so there are Major magical energies for Networking and minor magickal energies for working for good luck. 

Apples - The apple appears in the lore surrounding many beliefs.  The Norse Gods were said to eat Apples from a tree in the garden of Asgard to retain their youth and strength. The Christians believe that the fruit eaten in the Garden of Eden was an Apple. The Greek God Melanion (also know as Hippomenes) used Apples to win a race against Atlanta and thereby make her his wife. The Greeks also regarded Apples as one of the fruits of Diana and these was continued by the Romans in respect of Venus. The Celts held that a branch laden with Apples would enable a person to visit the underworld, and for this reason Apples often appear on the altar on Samhain. If you cut an Apple open across the center you will find that the core forms a five-pointed star similar to the Pentacle.
    Apples are used in spells for love, healing, and as cider to encourage growth in the garden. Sharing an Apple which you have jointly consecrated with your partner will ensure a happy relationship, and this should be repeated at every New Moon. To encourage growth in the garden sprinkle cider (preferably unsweetened) onto the soil after it has been turned over. To drive out illness cut an Apple into 3 parts, rub them all over and bury the pieces separately. 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away' has some truth, and as eating Apples helps the liver and digestive system. Drinking Apple juice or rough cider also prevents the formation of stones. And eating one as the last thing at night is said to cure sleeplessness.

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