Thursday, November 3, 2011

First Quarter in Aquarius

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

9th Day of the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ngetal/Reed
8th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: wax First Quarter
Moon sets: 1:02amAM EDST
Moon rises: 2:39PM EDST
Moon in Aquarius v/c 11:40PM EDST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The work of your
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:51AM EDST
Sunset: 6:16PM EDST
Solar Question of the Day: "What
do you most hope for?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
November 3rd, 2011

First Quarter Moon - The moon has aged 6 to 7 days and is 90-135 degrees ahead of the Sun, it rises at noon and sets at midnight. Sunrise is the prime time for the waxing Moon. From the time a new moon is sighted, until it reaches the height of it's power as a full moon, the cycle is known as waxing moon. The lunar power constantly increases during this time and as such it's an ideal time to cast a spell requiring the fulfilment of a request. The waxing moon is for constructive magick such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.  Astrologically the Moon is square to the Sun. She is visible from the time she rises until sets. The First Quarter Moon is the GROWTH phase of the lunar plant. Roots go deeper, stems shoot up and leaves form as she creates a new strong body. Those born in a first quarter phase live a full active life - old structures are cleared away providing room for new development. Keywords for the First Quarter phase are: action, expression, growth and breaking away.
It is the time in a cycle to take the initial action necessary to achieve your goal by expressing your needs and desires. FEEL & MOVE. Make phone calls. Write letters. Dance. Act now.

Thor's Day - Jupiter Day - the Day of Vision, Spiritual Insight and Expansion ....  There are Major magickal energies for Networking and  minor magickal energies for good luck. 

The Dark Mirror - The true Dark Mirror is made by coating the back of a curved glass, such as is found on the front of old-fashioned mantle clocks, with soot. 
    The resulting black shiny surface is then used for scrying. However, this is extremely messy and requires an open fire. A similar version can be made by applying black paint to the back of a glass, and many of the Dark Mirrors sold today are made in this way. The more natural way is to fill a bowl with water and add black ink to create a pool of blackness, similar to that created by a deep pond at night. This latter is more probably the form used by our ancestors. One of the most famous Dark Mirrors was owned by Dr. John Dee, court magician to Queen Elizabeth I. This is made from highly polished Obsidian, and can be seen in the British Museum. Dee used this not only fro scrying, but also to summon spirits which he claimed appeared in its surface and spoke to him.
    Dark Mirrors are used in much the same way as the Crystal Ball. Sitting before it, you have to unfocus your conscious mind and allow the subconscious to take over. some Witches see images in the surface or, more often, just under it. Others find the images and/or words simply appear in their mind. Often it helps to work by candlelight, or to have candlelight reflected in the surface.
[From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year]

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