and open to Her Wisdom."
23rd Day of the 2nd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle of Luis/Rowan
25th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Luis/Rowan
Moon Phase: Last Quarter - 12:00PM EST
Moon rises: 12:59AM EST
Moon sets: 10:57AM EST
Moon in Scorpio v/c 12:03PM EST
Moon enters the Mutable Fire Sign
of Sagittariius at 7:56PM EST
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The service of parenthood.
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:16AM EST
Sunset: 5:52PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What enslaves
you and how can you be free?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
February 14th, 2012
Last Quarter Moon - The Moon is 23 days from the New Moon and is 270 - 315 degrees ahead of the sum. As the waning Half Moon moves into a crescent shape this crescent shape will be facing 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, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. The last quarter 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. Keywords for the Last Quarter phase are: realignment, revision, integration and cleansing. It is the time in a lunar cycle to take closing action, to follow-up and complete the activities begun at the New phase. During this phase you become aware of what is and is not working with respect to the achievement of your goal for this cycle. The movement is toward integration. Open to your success. MANIFEST YOUR GOAL. Be responsible. Those who are born during 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 Sagittarius - gets us moving, around the globe, into the woods, or in our minds; we need to explore, hike, and dance the night away. It loans us a philosophical perspective, and an easy rapport with the wild natural world. We speak directly, sometimes tactlessly. This transit brings out our inner-Artemis; we need to roam, to explore in body and in soul. Our curiosity intensifies. Check out untraveled territory and connect with the organic world. Have along talk with the animals in your garden. Maybe you can work the soil but of course you have to hold off the planting. The restless, enthusiastic Sagittarius loves adventure, change and motion. The moon in this sign is a time for philosophy, metaphysics, traveling, studying and freedom from responsibilities. Sagittarius brings the need to feel free of restrictions, and to be spontaneous. Her restless and independent nature wishes to explore and warm and friendly vibes make it a good time for seeing new places, encountering different people and relating to a changing environment. There is a tendency towards open, honest exchanges . Sagittarius also brings an interest in education, ethics, women's culture and seeing things from an idealistic viewpoint. With this moon transit comes the itch to travel, and this is the best sign for travel because conditions are most fortuitous. Moon in Sagittarius is the best time to work magick for publications, legal matters, travel and truth. Healing rituals of the liver, thighs or hips are also done at this time. Those born under a Sagittarius Moon are naturally restless, cheerful, and radically honest. They speak truth with little conflict because they speak uncharged with curiosity. They weave the web of connection between tribes, countries and species. Their challenge is to learn tact and to hold still and see a problem through, rather than seek a geographical cure.
Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - Action Day.... This day's planetary influence brings with it the aggression, passion and strength of those of us who must fight for what we believe in. Colors for this day are red, black, scarlet and orange....
Hot Stuff Candle spell - Want to drive your lover crazy. This candle spell is meant to entice and tempt. The whole point of it is to add a little spark back into your relationship and to make you irresistible. In this spell you will be calling on Lilith (one of the deities for Tiu's Day), so prepare yourself for a good time. Please remember to be conscientious of this spell and only work this upon yourself so you and your lover can have a little fun.
Gather a red candle, a black candle and two candle holders. Sprinkle a dash of pepper and a pinch of allspice on the unlit candles (tea light candles work well). Arrange three snapdragons or three red roses in a vase. Repeat the following charm three times:
"As I light red and black candles for a hot and sexy spell
I now call on Lilith for passion and all will be well
Peppers and spice and snapdragons/red roses three
These will make me very enticing, so now must it be."
Close the spell with:
"For the good of all, with harm to none
May my love and I have a little fun!"
Now, go and find your lover, give him/her a bewitching smile, and see what kind of reaction you get.
[This spell comes from Ellen Dugan's Book of Witchery ]