Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturn's Day - waning Full Moon in Gemini

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

18th Day of the 12th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ngetal/Reed
17th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: waning Full Moon
Moon sets: 8:44AM EST
Moon rises: 5:34PM EST
Moon in the Mutable Air Sign
of Gemini
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The satisfaction of conclusion.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:02AM EST
Sunset: 5:08PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where is
the wool being pulled over your eyes?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
November 12th, 2011

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

Nutmeg - Nutmeg is the seed of the fruit of the Nutmeg tree: the outer covering of this fruit is Mace which is also used as a spice. Nutmeg and Mace actually have the same properties although it is the seed which is more often used.  Nutmeg is used to soothe the digestive system, reducing nausea, vomiting and flatulence, although too much can act as an emetic. It is often grated and sprinkled onto warm drinks for those recovering from illness. Grated Nutmeg added to ointment is very effective for piles. Nutmeg oil is used externally to warm and stimulate, and is of some benefit in relieving deep-seated aches and pains.
   Magically Nutmeg is taken, usually in a warm drink, to enhance psychic powers, as an aid to divination and when taking otherworld journeys.  It has the effect of loosening the hold of the conscious mind and added to incense which is burned during readings.  A necklace made of Nutmegs, interlaced with other herbs, such as Juniper berries, Star Anise and Cardamoms is sometimes worn when undertaking psychic readings. Whole Nutmegs are carried as good luck charms and often placed under the cot of an infant to protect it. It is said that carrying a Nutmeg protects against rheumatism and boils. They are also pierced and threaded to make a charm against cold sores, sties and dental pain. To bring money roll a green candle in freshly grated Nutmeg so that it sticks to the surface, and burn it on a Friday.
[From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year]


Kate said...

Interesting facts about nutmeg! I never knew it had so many valuable properties <3

Sobeit said...

Yes, I was also surprised at finding out about Nutmeg's uses. And I never knew that Mace was the outer husk or shell of Nutmeg. I learn a lot while looking for material to post here.