Monday, December 26, 2011
Waxing New Moon enters Aquarius
and open to Her Wisdom."
3rd Day of the First Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Persephone
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
3rd of the Celtic Tree Month of Beith/Birch
Moon Phase: waxing New
Moon rises: 9:01AM EST
Moon sets: 7:26PM EST
Moon in Capricorn v/c 8:15AM EST
Moon enters the Fixed Air Sign of
Aquarius at 12:14PM EST
Blodeuwedd's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Service to the universe.
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:41AM EST
Sunset: 4:589PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What would
give your loved ones most pleasure?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
December 26th, 2011
Moon in Aquarius - The Moon in Aquarius connects us to our community, reminds us that are in this together. It asks us to make sure we walk our talk and integrate our philosophy with our politics. We abstract, communicate and work the crowd, but may be less intimate. The Moon in Aquarius expands our circles and offers the magick of collaboration, spirit and politics weave together. We can get too farsighted now and need to stay aware of others' feelings. Let go of assumptions and find new, unusual allies. This is a transit of dealing with facts, organizing, political issues, desire to save the world through social action, connecting with others in social situations, scientific pursuits, detachment, and the need to come and go without restriction.
Aquarius monthly transit is a dramatic mood change. Where Capricorn values tradition and caution, Aquarius indicates anything new. innovative, different or unconventional. Extremes of behavior occur during this moon transit, especially of optimism and pessimism. Women feel the need to be friendly and social but don't want to be too personal or go too deep. Aquarius Moon can be detached or rational rather than emotional, and will change only if it's logical to do so. Freedom is very important now and you need to live with as few restrictions as possible. Aquarius moon transit cycles are the best time to work magick involving science, freedom, creative expression, problem-solving, estrasensory abilities, friendship and the breaking of bad habits or unhealthy addictions. Healing rituals for ailments of the calves, ankles, or blood are also done at this time. Those born under an Aquarius moon sign are far sighted with a gentle stubbornness; they understand group dynamics and may be more aware in family, tribe, community that she is in her most intimate relations.
Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day ....there are minor magickal energies for feminine, domestic issues...
Birch Month - The common Birch, sometimes called the Silver Birch, has a white trunk with orange-red-brown branches and is often referred to as Lady of the Woods. The subspecies is darker and has downy instead of knobbly twigs. The Birch was well-known to the ancients, its bark being used for writing, the wood for building boats and houses. These days it is used for number of purposes from broom handles to bobbins, the lighter branches being employed in thatching. The twigs also go into brooms and have been used in the manufacture of cloth. Charcoal has been used in making gun powder. A few Birch leaves added to hot water and inhaled under a towel help to relieve headaches, head colds. and the symptoms of the flu.
The Celts saw the Birch as a tree of new beginnings and opportunities. This may seem strange for a tree which is not placed at the start of either the traditional or modern year. However, if taken in the magickal context this ties in nicely with the resting period of Winter as it is an excellent time to start new magickal workings and studies. Place a piece of the wood on your Altar when working for inspiration, confidence and insight before commencing new areas of magickal study. Birch is one of the woods from which the traditional besom is made. The wood is used in spells for protection and purification. Make an Asperger from Birch for use in home and personal cleansing rituals. Seek the guidance of the Goddess under the branches of the Birch whatever the time of the year.
[From: The Real Witches' Year by Kate West]