Monday, December 12, 2011

Waning Gibbous Moon - Moon Day

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

18th Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Demeter
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elder
18th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ruis/Elder
Moon Phase: waning Gibbous
Moon sets: 9:05AM EST
Moon rises: 7:03PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Water
Sign of Cancer
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The satisfaction of
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:33AM EST
Sunset: 4:53PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where is
the wool being pulled over your eyes?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 12th, 2011

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

Making a Sabbat Wheel - One addition to the Altar is the Sabbat Wheel .....

    This is a stone or wooden disc inscribed or otherwise decorated, with images to represent the Sabbats. If made of a soft stone, such as slate, then the images can be sketched on with pencil and then carved into the surface. A circular wheel is easy to make, and a simple plain breadboard can form your basis. First, divide it into eight equal segments, like the spokes of a wheel. Symbols can then be burnt or carved into each of the segments, drawn or painted, or even created from gemstone chips, seeds, etc.
Alternatively, you could press plants which represent each Sabbat and glue them into place, sealing it with a coat of clear varnish. Some ideas for the decorations are: Imbolc, candle, Snowdrops; Oestara, eggs, the Hare, Primroses; Beltane, Maypole, Besom, Chalice and Athame, Hawthorn blossom, Bluebells; Litha, the Sun, Green Man, Oak leaves, Sunflowers; Lughnasadh, a single stem or a sheaf of wheat, harvest loaf; Madron, scales; Samhain, Apples, Winter Jasmine; Yule, the Sun, Holly. For flowers and plants it is more meaningful to actually collect them in season in your garden or locality.
   Another version of this is to embroider illustrations of the Sabbats, placing each in an eighth segment of a circular tablecloth. If you have doubts about your ability to sew directly onto the cloth, then embroider pieces of cloth which are then sewn in place. This also allows several members of the group (coven) to contribute and means that each illustration can be placed on a cloth of an appropriate color if desired.
{From Kate West's The Real Witches' Year ]

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