Monday, October 31, 2011

Waxing Crescent Moon in Capricorn - Samhain Eve

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

6th Day of the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ngetal/Reed
5th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises:  12:55PM EDST
Moon sets: 10:53PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Earth
Sign of Capricorn
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The creative power
of hope.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:48AM EDST
Sunset: 6:19PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What's
needs liberating in your life?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
October 31st, 2011

Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling....  There are minor magickal energies to for domestic power....

Samhain Eve - As the biggest festival of the Witches' year it really is one to share with others if at all possible.
     In many Covens everyone attends this Sabbat, including those from Daughter Covens. Around this time there are sometimes conferences and other open functions. However, not everyone is able to find a gathering to attend, yet they still wish to celebrate Samhain. There are many focuses to choose for this festival, like the Wild Hunt, the formation of light and dark Circles, seeking the wisdom of the Crone, and remembrance of loved ones who have departed. These can be undertaken individually or combined in a larger celebration.
   Take a Cauldron or largish dark colored bowl and fill it with water. Add several drops of black ink to create a Dark Mirror. Place it in such a way that the Moon is reflected in its surface, or light a candle which will do likewise. Also, beside the Cauldron burn an incense containing Mugwort and Sandalwood. Extinguish all lights in the house or room, except the candle. Kneel before the Cauldron and visualize the Goddess as Crone and the God as Leader of the Wild Hunt. When you are ready, place 9 drops of silver ink in the center of the water saying, "I call upon the Wise One and the Leader of the Wild Hunt to give aid to my sight. As I drop this silver into the blackness may She give to me the gift of sight. Blessed Be!"  With the forefinger of your right hand (left, if you are left handed) swirl the waters gently 3 times and then gaze into the depths to ask your questions.
[From The Real Witches' Year by Kate West] 

"Holy night of Great Sabbat
honor those
by whom we were taught
to look within and know without
no harm be done,
of that no doubt."

Threshold Invocation
for the Festivel of Samhain
(to be said at the front door of the house on the
eve of Samhain, Oct. 31st in evening.)

Grandmother Wisdom, open the door,
Grandfather Counsel, come you in.
Let there be welcome to the ancient lore,
Let there be welcome to the Winter of the Year.
Under crystal skies you will arrive
May the blessed time of Samhain
Clarify the soul of all beings,
Bringing joy and wisdom to revelation.
From the depths to the heights,
From the heights to the depths,
In the cave of every soul."
[From Celtic Devotional by Caitlin Matthews]


The Winter quarter of Samhain brings
the gifts of restoration and renewal, as
the cold weather closes in, so the soul is led
to more reflective depths. It is traditionally
associated with the remembrance of the
ancestors, with the coming of death and
the conception of new life.  In the human growth
cycle, Samhain corresponds to the period of
old age when wisdom, freedom of spirit and
clarity are experienced. Samhain is a good
time to celebrate the lives of all wise elders, all
those whose actions and ideas have brought
resolution and peace, all holy ones whose sacrifice
have brought new life and opened spiritual
thresholds to all.


Kallista said...

Samhain Blessings to you and yours!

cargillwitch said...

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