Saturday, December 31, 2011

Waxing Crescent Moon enters Aries

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

8th Day of the 1st Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
8th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
Moon Phase: waxing Crescent
Moon rises: 11:26AM EST
Moon sets: 11:59PM EST
Moon enters the Cardinal Fire
Sign of Aries at 4:48AM EST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The potency of
dreams enacted.
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:43AM EST
Sunset: 5:02PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What does
the seasonal cycle of renewal offer you?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 31st, 2011

Moon in Aries - The Moon in Aries lights a fire under our tails; it wakes us up, strips away our complications and our patience. We can make a fresh start but tend to shoot from the hip, move fast, argue quickly. This transit is a time to initiate, speak up and honor independence. We are asked to wake up and remember who we truly are, even if it bothers those we love or work for. Tempers, tears and passions run hot. This is a time of new beginnings (and how appropriate that this sign comes up with the new year beginning), intense activity, pioneering in any field, reaching out with emotional surges, and impulsiveness and acting on feelings of moment. This moon transit is the great tester of limits. You may feel impatient now or want to initiate new things.
   Aries is based on impulsiveness and acting on feelings of moment rather than the result of reason. Sometimes snap decisions are made - later to be regretted. The force of Aries is felt in emotional surges, whereby we are highly assertive and enthusiastic. Aries is known for headstrong behavior, and a tendency towards temperamental blowups. Selfishness could be am issue, so be extra sensitive to others. Moon in Aries is the best time to work magick involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversion or willpower. Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head, or brain are also done during this period of time. Those born under an Aries moon sign are passionate, honest and fierce, big-hearted but intensely self-directed. They are happy to loan their fire to inspire others, just don't tell them what to do.

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

Tarot Spreads for New Year - Guest Author - Leslie Fulger

Each New Year provides us the ability to start anew, set goals and with any luck have a better, happier and more prosperous year than the last. However, the previous year may have been filled with challenges, obstacles and changes that have taken the zest out of life leaving some filled with apprehension as to what to expect in the coming New Year.

One way of getting a glimpse into what the New Year has in store for us is through utilizing the Tarot. There are various spreads available specifically geared towards the New Year. One of the most common is called The Zodiac Spread which provides a couple different options to obtain a yearly based reading. The typical Zodiac Spread is similar to the Keltic Cross. This spread looks at different aspects and areas of your life.

To do this spread, pull 13 cards placing them in a circle with the final card being the overall outcome or summary. The cards in each position are as follows:

1. deals with self expression, identity and how you see yourself.

2. represents tangible assets, personal income and earning capacity.

3. governs intellect and communication, family and relatives.

4. rules your home, property and the environment you find yourself in.

5. associated with pleasurable pursuits, romance and fortunate speculative ventures.

6. pertains to your job, working conditions, relationship with co-workers and circumstances regarding your health.

7. refers to partnerships, agreements, business relationships and close personal relationships including marriage and divorce.

8. governs death, rebirth, legacies, inheritances and new beginnings.

9. governs spiritual guidance and self awareness, travel, and often times denotes the best course of action for you to take.

10. describes your goals, ambitions, achievements, desires and success.

11. associated with friendships and affiliations that help to advance your personal goals.

12. denotes anxiety and hidden influences that can cause limitations and unnecessary suffering.

13. final outcome.

Another method of The Zodiac Spread is the month-by-month spread in which you pull 13 cards one representing each month of a the year and the final card indicates the overall general atmosphere you are likely to experience over the coming year according to the influences and elements present at the time of the reading.

Months that have a Major Arcana card land in that position will signify an important month. Any Aces that appear indicate a chance for new beginnings or a fresh start so pay particular attention to those cards and influences.

These are only a few examples but they are quite effective and informative in providing valuable insight into the New Year. And remember this is only an glimpse of possibilities as nothing is set in stone. Should you encounter a card that doesn't really provide clear insight, feel free to use clarification cards to assist the process.

To Your Divinatory Success!
Leslie Fulger
Tarot Site Editor

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