Friday, December 23, 2011

Nameless Day

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

Nameless Day
Ruled by the Dark Queen
Moon phase: Dark
Moon rises: 6:29AM EST
Moon sets: 3:06PM EST
Moon in the Mutable Fire Sign
of Sagittarius
Ceridwem's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The legacy of
wisdom you would bequeath to
your descendants.
Sum in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:40AM EST
Sunset: 4:57PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What do
you need to learn in order to be more confident?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 23rd, 2011

Nameless Day - Appeasing the Dark Queen - On this day it was the custom to fast to appease the Dark Queen so that she would allow the sun to return to the world.  One day remains completely unaccounted for in the Celtic Calendar, December 23rd (this year) known as the "Nameless Day." This is the extra day that features in so many folk tales where the story takes place over a year and a day. On this day, when the King of the Waning Year was dead and the new King of the Waxing Year not yet born, it was the custom to fast to appease the goddess in her darkest aspect so that she would permit the sun to return to the world and the cycle of the year to recommence. This darkest of days has neither tree nor name and is sacred to the Morrigan, goddess of death and destruction. Her name means Great Queen in Irish. She appears in Arthurian legend as Morgan le Faye, sister of King Arthur: 'le Faye' means 'the Fate'. This dark queen took the form of a raven and was feared and respected by everyone.

Sun in Capricorn - Capricorn is one of the Earth signs bringing physicality, resourcefulness, practicality and a down-to-earth attitude. It is also a Cardinal sign indicating a desire to take action, impatience, eagerness and a need to be in control. Cardinal earth-sign Capricorn asks us to check our responsibilities to family, tribal traditions and life's purpose - resolving to walk forward with integrity and remember our highest goals. As we remember our destiny, we need to exercise self-control  but not control others.
   Capricorns have places to go and things to do. They remind us that we lives in a process, and to notice where the road takes us, how competently we get there and whether we do so with integrity. They can choose to micro-manage, or instead share leadership and so empower others to enrich all

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