Monday, January 16, 2012
Last Quarter Moon enters Scorpio
and open to Her Wisdom."
24th Day of the 1st Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
24th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
Moon Phase: Last Quarter - 4:07AM EST
Moon rises: 12:48AM EST
Moon sets: 11:32AM EST
Moon in Libra v/c 10:28AM EST
Moon enters the Fixed Water Sign
of Scorpio at 11:13AM EST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: Journey's End
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:41AM EST
Sunset: 5:18PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What is seeking
to reveal itself in your dreams?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 16th, 2012
Last Quarter Moon - The Moon is 24 days away from the New Moon phase - and is about 270 to 315
degrees ahead of the Sun. The crescent shape turns westward, to the realm of death. The power of the moon is now waning, being drawn inside for later use. Cast spells now requiring resolution or for something to be concluded. The waning moon is used for banishing magick, illness or negativity. The Last Quarter or waning Half Moon rises around midnight and sets around noon. Astrologically the Moon is Square to the Sun. She is visible from the time she rises until she sets. The Last Quarter Moon is the HARVEST phase - the moon plant gives her life so that others may continue theirs. Those of us who are born in the Last Quarter phase have a powerful internal life of reflection and transformation. They can assume different roles while balancing their internal and external worlds.
Moon in Scorpio - The Moon in Scorpio gives us attitude, and brings out our primal side; it sharpens our curiosity and our edges, and our focus to the point of obsession. Fluff doesn't cut it; get real or let it go; honor privacy, don't crowd. This is a time to dig deep, investigate, do surgery, keep secrets and love each other up. Moon in Scorpio brings the energies to weave the visible and invisible worlds together. You can see through and into the roots. Direct the energies of this moon away from obsession and towards creation. The Moon in Scorpio, a Fixed Water Sign, says "I desire". The moon's transit through Scorpio is a time of death and rebirth (not necessarily physical death), intensity, extremes and heightened sensitivity. It is a good time for focusing, being sexual, and doing psychic work because of the deep emotions and desires Scorpio brings.
Patriarchal astrology paints a grim picture indeed of the Scorpio transit. Since sensitivity is heightened you may find that you can feel the presence of the Goddess most intensely, especially the Dark or Crone Goddesses. During a Scorpio Moon opinions and feelings are intense and penetrating. Strong desires, especially sexual yearnings, run deep with emotions at their peak.
Emotional resentments from the past can surface and block your heightened creative energy, so fight urges to be suspicious, secretive and moody. This is the time of regeneration and cleaning out of emotional debris from the previous month. There is great energy to complete things and focus on certain areas that you have found yourself too scattered to deal with in the previous lunar cycle. Moon in Scorpio is the best time to work magick involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets, and fundamental transformations. Healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs are also done during this time period. Those born under a Scorpio Moon are intense, fiercely curious and need to create solitude with healthy boundaries rather than isolation.
Moon Day - the Day of Remembering and Feeling - Impression Day....