Monday, January 2, 2012

Waxing Half Moon enters Taurus

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

10th Day of the 1st Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hera
Lunar Tree Cycle of Beith/Birch
10th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Beith/Birch
Moon Phase: waxing First Quarter
Moon sets: 1:35AM EST
Moon rises: 12:21PM EST
Moon in Aries v/c 3:06PM EST
Moon enters the Fixed Earth Sign
of Taurus at 5:16PM EST
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessings of age
Sun in Capricorn
Sunrise: 7:43AM EST
Sunset: 5:04PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Do you
appreciate the other side of the argument?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter
of the Year
January 2nd, 2012

Moon in Taurus - The Moon grounds us; it slows us down and wakes our sensual nature  and stubbornness, helps us dig deeper roots.  This is a transit when we can cultivate seeds, relationships and ideas, make love, nurture and take a stand. The Moon in Taurus asks us to discover what nurtures us and how to grow deeper roots. We can almost feel the mud oozing between our toes, awakening our senses and sensuality and growing our stubbornness. This is the transit to cultivate our material resources, our homes, and our body. This lunar transit concerns money, work, property, the body, home and family, building cautiously and slowly, being conscientious, growth, sensitivity, planting and emotional patterns based on security. The energy flow is even and a time for us to experience the sensual.  The forceful forward movement of Aries becomes solid, calm and patient during Taurus. There is a desire to protect material goods and a strong need for financial security. It is a poor time for change or getting a loan, as people are very cautious and reserved about money, especially during the first part of the transit.
    The middle of Taurus is more calm. It is a good time to continue or finish project, or to stay at home with family. Taurus gives attention to order and detail. Emotionally there is stubbornness, but great sensitivity to others. This sensual sign is a good time to appreciate the wonders of the beautiful earth. Moon in Taurus is the best time to work magick for love, real estate, material acquisitions, and money.
Healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck, and ears are also done during this period of time.
Those born under a Taurus Moon sign will root deeply and change slowly; they collect, touch, support and see the sacred in the world of matter. They can loan their steady strength to others, but may need to learn the beauty in change.

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

New Year's Resolutions -  Rather than setting yourself one or two difficult targets. make a list of 6 to 12 things you would like to achieve during the coming year. Some could be linked to self-improvement like eating in a more healthy way or learning a new skill while others are perhaps more in the way of personal treats; for example, saving money for a new book or CD or DVD about the Craft coming out later in the year . You could set a goal to try to observe the cycle of the Moon or by writing in your Book of Shadows. It can also be helpful to apply a 'rule of three' approach: for instance, for each item of improvement, have one for the benefit of others, the Land or Craft and one which is for pleasure. Ensure that your list includes things which are relatively simple to achieve as well as more difficult goals.
  Write a list of all your goals and while burning a gold candle, recite them to yourself, repeating after each: "As is my will so mote it be." Pin the list in a place where you will see it every day. If you don't want to announce your intentions to the world, you could place it on the inside of your closet door. Now select one goal from your list and start work towards achieving it as soon as you can.. Perhaps you can make plans to be sure to observe the Full Moon coming up nest Monday, January 9th.

 Here is a idea for a New Year's Resolution:

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