Monday, November 14, 2011

Disseminating Moon phase in Cancer

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

20th Day of the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ngetal/Reed
19th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: Disseminating Moon - 4:06PM EST
Moon sets: 10:23AM EST
Moon rises: 8:09PM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Water
Sign of Cancer at 2:19AM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The constellation that your
soul-friends make.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:04AM EST
Sunset: 5:04PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "How are
you respecting or abusing friendship?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
November 14th, 2011

Disseminating Moon - The Moon is now age 17.5 to 21 days old. It rises at mid-evening and sets mid-morning. The time of the souls (3am) would be the midpoint here. Banishing work starts now. Workings should focus upon addiction, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, and protection. The Disseminating Moon is the waning Full Moon getting visibly smaller. As we go into the darkening phase of the Disseminating Moon, we get the FRUIT of the lunar plant's life cycle - the fruits of wisdom and experienc4e. Keywords for the Disseminating phase are: demonstration, distribution, sharing and introspection. It is the time in a cycle to further process your advancement toward your goal(s) by looking at the results of your adjusting action taken at the Full Moon phase. During this phase you gain clarity by sharing what you've learned through awareness. Demonstrate your power of abundance by giving back to your community. Visit friends. Distribute your knowledge. SHARE. Reach and touch someone.  Those born during a Disseminating moon phase find that life must have meaning and purpose. They enjoy sharing their ideas with others.

Moon in Cancer - The Moon in Gemini went void of course yesterday (Sun Day) at 10:42AM EST
and enters the Cardinal Water sign of Cancer at 2:19AM EST this morning. The Moon in Cancer deepens our feelings; our moods are stormy and vast, our hunger and desire to feed others sharpens. We protect our own, nest in our cave, need to know we're safe. Hunger grows, but for more than food. This transit is a time nest, comfort, secure and dive deep into feelings. With the Moon in Cancer our feelings take the lead. Cancer encourages the wisdom rising out of our oceanic unconscious through moods and feelings. Ground in the magick of our home as a temple. Ask what needs protecting and feeding. This transit concerns desires about a home, emotions, security, entertaining friends, cooking, security issues, nostalgia, and the desire to nurture. Prepare a feast in your home, ask your friends over or do psychic work together. We may find ourselves being emotionally and psychically sensitive at this time, and due to these strong emotions women frequently this to be a 'crybaby' moon time.
   Moon in Cancer brings heightened sensitivity, desires to nurture and needs to create a home. Because of the home-orientation, coming from a deep-seated need for security, there is a greater interest in food and its preparations. This can easily lead to self-indulgence, so those of us who are health conscious should be aware of the tendency to food binge. Cancer is the home of the moon, sensitive planet of emotions, so feelings are easily hurt, especially by personal criticism. Handle with care.
    Nostalgia reigns supreme. This is not a transit when it's easy to be alone, as needs for security in love and friendship are high. As the moon moves towards Leo (Wednesday, Woden's Day, morning) it is a time of great personal warmth and friendship. Be careful to avoid conflict, as a grudge formed now will take a long time to heal. Moon in Cancer is the best time to work magick for home and domestic life. Healing rituals for ailments of the chest or stomach are also done during this period of time. Those born under a Cancer Moon sign can be wonderfully nurturing to our culture, body and soul when they feel safe. Early mother/home issues can be composted into empathic understanding.

Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling....... 

Potatoes - The humble Potato may seem an unlikely magickal tool but forebears would have worked most frequently with the things which are to hand, for these would have been those whose properties they were most familiar with.  As the Mandrake is in fact a member of the Potato family it is perhaps not so surprising that the Potato can used in its own right. Potatoes make excellent poppets or fith-faths for working image magick. When working healing inscribe the name of the subject on a Potato and bury it in the ground at the Full Moon; as the moon wanes, so will the disease. Potato juice mixed with red ink is excellent for writing magical talismans.
    A Potato which has naturally gone hard and black has long been carried in the pocket as a cure for rheumatism. Somewhat more scientific is the practice of drinking raw Potato juice which has a high concentration of potash salts. Hot Potato water compresses also relieve the pain of rheumatism and arthritis. Pounded raw Potatoes also make a soothing dressing for burns and scalds. A slice of raw Potato will reduce the inflammation of a bruised or blackened eye. The floury center of a baked Potato when mixed with oil is helpful in healing over-chilled and frostbitten skin. Be sure to make a wish when eating the first new Potatoes of the season.
   Two things which any eater of Potatoes, whether Witch or not, should be aware of are that green Potatoes can be toxic, and a Potato boiled without its skin loses one third to one half of its goodness in the water.
[From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year ]

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