Sunday, December 4, 2011

Waxing Half Moon in Aries

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

10th Day of the 13th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Ruis/Elder
10th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Ruis/Elder
Moon Phase: waxing Half Moon
Moon sets: 1:50AM EST
Moon rises: 1:24PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Fire
sign of Aries
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessings of age
Sun in Sagittarius
Sunrise: 7:26AM EST
Sunset: 4:54PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Where
do you need to exercise self-control?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 4th, 2011

Moon in Aries - The Moon entered the Cardinal Fire Sign of Aries last night. 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 and argue quickly. This transit is the time to initiate, speak up and honor independence.  This moon transit in Aries asks us 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 transit is a time of new beginnings, intense activity, pioneering in any field, reaching out with emotional surges and impulsiveness. This moon is the great tester of limits. When the moon is in Aries you may want to depend on yourself, as there is also a certain amount of ego involvement. You may feel impatient now or want to initiate new things.  Aries Moon is based on impulsiveness and acting on  feelings rather than the result of reason. Sometimes snap decisions are made - later to be regretted. The force of Aries is felt in emotional surge, whereby we are highly assertive and enthusiastic. Aries is known for headstrong behavior and a tendency towards temperamental blowups. Selfishness could be an 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 a Aries Moon is 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.  Days of the lunar month when the transiting moon is in your personal moon sign is a good time to work on your compulsions and unexplainable drives.
    Your Moon sign describes the automatic, instinctual part of you. If reflects the way you react when you aren't thinking, your knee-jerk responses, your habits, what makes you feel at home, your 'comfort zone'. It is also related to the body, in the sense that your body reacts to our emotions and our sense of security or safety. Your Moon sign determines what sort of intuitions you have and how you are likely to register them and respond to them.
    The Moon sign is quite different, far less conscious than our natal Sun sign and is often more evident in our childhood - it isn't something we 'grow out of' unlike with our Sun sign we display more its-ccharacteristics as we grow up. We become more aware of ourselves. self-integrated, start to make decisions and organize our lives. We are not always automatically like our Sun sign, but our ambitions and self-image may be bound up in it to some extent. It is true that the influence of our Moon sign can become overlaid by other developing characteristics, but it is always there and continues to be in evidence in domestic situations with our family and close friends, or indeed at any time when we are relaxed and vulnerable. If we are to be whole people in tune with our own needs and able to access the natural wisdom of our intuitions, we need to respect that Moon.

Sun Day - is the Day of Intent, Creation and Renewal ..... there are Major magickal energies for Seven Day spells regarding Beginnings and Changes (use the color red) and minor magickal energies for spells of motivation and personal finances. 
"Seven days I hold my spell,
turn the page, wish me well.
Summon a new future bright
With red as bled and candlelight."
[From: "Seasons of the Witch" datebook]

Solitary Witchcraft - Blessed be a solitary witch. Solitary witches are often self-initiated if at all. Their practice is often eclectic in that they use what works for them regardless of the source. This is surely the oldest of all paths. It is the path or wizards and sorcrerors in pursuit of genuine magick. It is the reclusive witch that figures prominently in literature from biblical to fairy tales. Solitaries are thoughtful, comfortable alone and answer to no one but themselves. This is not to say that they aren't competent socially. They are often fun, witty and entertaining on social situations.

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