Saturday, October 1, 2011

Waxing Crescent Moon in Sagittarius - Gort/Ivy Lunar Cycle

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

5th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Gort/Ivy
2nd Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Gort/Ivy
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 12:22PM EDST
Moon sets: 9:58PM EDST
Moon enters the Mutable Fire
Sign of Sagittarius at 12:42AM EDST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The lessons
of illness.
Sun in Libra
Sunrise: 7:16AM EDST
Sunset: 7:04PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
soul food nourishes you?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year.
October 1st, 2011

Waxing Crescent Moon - I've missed several days of posting and here is what has been going on with the moon - the New Moon happened Tuesday of this week -  September 27th and it was in the zodiac sign of Libra which of course was the Sun's sign too. Then moon went v/c Wednesday, and on Thursday entered the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio and went v/c on Friday and entered the Waxing Crescent phase at 11:42AM EDST. The waxing Crescent Moon is usually 1 to 5 days after the New Moon and the moon is 45-90 degrees ahead of the sun during this phase. The crescent faces East the gates of rebirth. The moon will rise midmorning and sets after sunset. The crescent's greatest strength is at the midpoint. This phase is a time to do work for animals, business, change, emotions and matriarchal strength. This phase of the moon is the first visible sliver of the Moon seen in the western sky in the late afternoon and early evening. The Crescent Moon is the SPROUT. The seed of the Moon Plant has broken through the earth and reach up as she ventures from the dark, moist earth she has known. Keywords for the Crescent Moon phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, and opportunity. It is the time in a lunar cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the New phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goals for this lunar cycle. Those born during a Waxing Crescent phase  must break from the past to create their own destiny.

Moon in Sagittarius - The moon energy of a Sagittarius transit gets us moving; it brings cheerful impatience and refreshing honesty. We need wide open minds, souls, and attitudes, but can't sit still. This transit is a time to: get honest, forgive, dance, hike, explore and connect to the natural world. A Sagittarius transit brings out our inner-Artemis; we need to roam, to explore in body and in soul. Our curiosity intensifies. Check out untraveled territory and connect with the organic world. Have a long talk with the animals in your garden. The restless, enthusiastic Sagittarius loves adventure, change and motion. The moon in this sign is a time for philosophy, metaphysics, travelling, studying, and freedom from responsibility.
    Sagittarius brings the need to feel free of restrictions, and to be spontaneous. Her restless and independent nature wishes to explore and warm and friendly vibes make it a good time for seeing new
places, encountering different people and relating to a changing environment.  Moon in Sagittarius is the best time to work magick for publications, legal matters, travel, and truth. Healing rituals for ailments of the liver, thighs or hips are also done at this time.  Those born under a Sagittarius moon sign are funny, restless, freedom-loving, and direct; they are global citizens but also need to look for answers at home. They accept the wild in all sentient beings.

Saturn's Day - the Day of Manifestation and Structure, Assessment and Responsibility - Foundation Day.

Ivy Month - The Celts considered the Ivy a 'tree' of power, able to overcome even the mighty Oak because it can bind, constrict, and strangle.
    It is also a tree of warning:dreams, visions of it or even large amounts in your area indicate that you may be taking a wrong path or comtemplating a wrong direction in life, and it is time to review your life and motivations, and perhaps seek a new direction. It is a plant of persistence, not just for the ancient Celts. A quaint 19th-century story tells of an Ivy in Oxford which penetrated the wall of a wine cellar, removed the cork from a bottle of port and drank the contents. The bottle was later found congested with the roots of the plant.
    Ivy leaves made up the wreath of Roman God Bacchus and were often hung outside inns to advertise their trade. It was thought that wearing a circle of Ivy around the head would prevent intoxication. Drinking from a bowl of Ivy wood was said to be a cure for drunkenness. A wreath of Ivy was given to newly weds as a symbol of fidelity. A young girl would carry an Ivy leaf in order to meet her future husband. Should a man gather 10 Ivy leaves at Halloween, discard one and sleep with other 9 under his pillow he will dream of his future love. To dream of spirits, place an Ivy leaf on each corner of your pillow. Ivy is magically linked with Holly and it used to be forbidden to bring Ivy into a church because of the Pagan associations.
[From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year]

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