Sunday, April 29, 2012

First Quarter Moon Phase in Leo

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

9th Day of the 5th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Kore
Lunar Tree Cycle of Saille/Willow
15th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Saille/Willow
Moon Phase: First Quarter - 5:57AM EDST
Moon sets: 2:12AM EDST
Moon rises: 1:04PM EDST
Moon in the Cardinal Fire Sign
of Leo
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The blessing of fire
Sun in Taurus
Sunrise: 6:22AM EDST
Sunset: 8:13AM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Which
of your abilities are you neglecting?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter
of the Year
April 29th, 2012

First Quarter Moon - (or waxing half moon) The Moon is 90-135 degrees ahead of
the Sun, rising at noon and setting after midnight. Sunset is the prime time for the waxing
Moon. From the time a New Moon is sighted, until it reaches the height of it's power as
a Full Moon, the cycle is known as a waxing moon. The lunar power constantly increases
during this time, and as such, it's an ideal time to cast a spell requiring the fullfilment of a
request. The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage,
friendship, luck or health.
  Astrologically the Moon is square to the Sun. The First Quarter Moon is the GROWTH
phase. Roots go deeper, stems shot up and leaves form as she creates a new strong body.
Keywords for the First Quarter phase are: action, expression, growth and breaking away.
It is the time in a lunar cycle to take the initial action necessary to achieve your goal by
expressing your needs and desires. FEEL & MOVE. Make phone calls. Write letters.
Dance. Act now.   Those born in a First Quarter Moon phase live a full active life - old
structures are cleared away providing room for  new development.

Sun Day - is the day of Intent, Creation and Renewal....astrologically the Sun symbolizes
the conscious self and rules the zodiac sign of Leo which the Moon is in today. The charms
and spells that would complement this magickal day of the sun are ones for personal
achievements of any kind - such as if you are seeking fame and wealth, working for that
much-deserved promotion at work, or being acknowledged for a job well done. Health
issues, increasing personal power, or simply sticking to your diet and being proud of
what you have accomplished all fall under the sun's golden influence. The colors for today
are gold, yellow, yellow-orange, neon shades of orange and yellow and hot pink. The
essential oils and incenses are: bergamot. calendula, carnation, cedar, cinnamon, frankincense,
orange and rosemary. The metal is Gold. Flowers and plants for today are Carnation,
chrysanthemum, marigold, St. John's wort, and sunflowers.

Beltane - April 30th is Beltane eve and May 1st is a day celebrated as Beltane. It is hailed
as the beginning of summer. The flowers of the hawthorn tree are in bloom; the mantle of
spring's culmination and summer's advent beautifies the radiant earth. Winter's chains are
broken for good as the wheel of the year turns from winter to summer. Love is in the air
as bees carry pollen from blossom to aromatic blossom and honey drips from the comb.
The sacred union of the goddess and the god is observed and sexuality is celebrated as
we regard our bodies as mirrors of the divine plan. The blazing flames of the great bonfire
mirror the passion within our hearts. The tenderness of the new spring season transforms
before our eyes into the lush fullness of new life taking hold and thriving. Everywhere, in
root and in flower, the proliferation of abundance on the earth is seen. Great fires are
ignited, and the door to the Otherworld opens once again.

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