and open to Her Wisdom."
4th Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Artemis
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elderberry
4th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ruis/Elderberry
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent - 10:06AM EST
Moon rises: 10:29AM EST
Moon sets: 8:41PM EST
Moon in Capricorn v/c 6:01PM EST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The wonder of life
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:20AM EST
Sunset: 4:56PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
threshold of attainment waits for you
to cross over?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
November 28th, 2011
Waxing Crescent Moon - The Moon has reached beyond the first three days of age and is 45-90 degrees ahead of the Sun. The Crescent faces East - the gates of rebirth. The Moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset. The crescent's greatest strength is at the midpoint. Work for animals, business, change, emotions and matriarchal strength. The setting Crescent Moon can be seen in the western sky in the late afternoon or early evening. The Crescent Moon is the SPROUT of the lunar plant. The seed has broken through the earth and reaches up as she ventures from the dark moist earth she has known. Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, and opportunity. It is the time in a 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 goal(s).
Those who are born in a Waxing Crescent phase must break from the past to create their own destiny.
Moon in Capricorn - The moon entered Capricorn late Saturday nite (10:05PM) and will leave it this evening at 6:01PM EST. There is still time to make commitments to goals for this lunar cycle under Capricorn energies. Capricorn transits bring energies of organization, exercising discipline, working on foundations and making progress on a practical dream or two. Those born under a Capricorn moon sign have strong work ethics, competence, and leadership capacity but may need to learn to love themselves holding still. The Moon will enter the Fixed Air Sign of Aquarius early tomorrow morning at 2:02AM EST.
Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day ... there are minor magickal energies today for working with feminine and/or domestic issues.
Elder Tree Commentary from "The Celtic Oracle" --
The Elder is a veritable medicine chest with its bark, leaves, flowers and berries all being used in herbal medicine to treat many ailments including bruises, wounds, cold, hayfever, respiratory illness and fevers. Its berries are particularly potent and the Druids regarded any that remained on the tree in December as a gift from the Earth Goddess. These were gathered and made into a sacred wine which was drunk to aid clairvoyance. Its wood is said to protect against enchantment, negativity and lightning and whistles or flutes were made from elder have a reputation for aiding fairy contact. In Ireland the witches' broom has a shaft made of elder as opposed to the more traditional ash.
In the Celtic Tree Calendar elder marks the darkest time to the year and so is associated with death and the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess. Indeed, funerary flints have been found in megalithic long burrows in the shape of elder leaves and in others an elder leaf shaped portal has been carved out between two slabs of stone showing that its association with death goes back beyond the Celts into pre-history.