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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Friday, 19 December, 2014

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Friday, 19 December, 2014

 

Sunrise: 7:21 morn.    Sunset: 4:48 eve.
Length of Day: 9h. 26m.
Dawn: 6:51 morn.    Dusk: 5:18 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 30m.
Sun in 27th degree of the Sign Sagittarius, the Bowman;
also in 1st degree of the Constellation Sagittarius, the Archer
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Solar Lore
A breeze usually springs up before sunset ; or if a gale is
blowing, it generally subsides about that time.
~ Collected in R. Inwards, “Weather Lore”.
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The Sun in Sagittarius: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Mutable, Barren, Horary Eastern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Vocal (first half only), Bitter, Hot.Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Mutable, Barren, Horary Eastern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Vocal (first half only), Bitter, Hot.

 
Courtesy of GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

Sunrise: 7:20 morn.    Sunset: 4:47 eve.
Length of Day: 9h. 26m.
Dawn: 6:50 morn.    Dusk: 5:17 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 30m.
Sun in 25th degree of the Sign Sagittarius, the Bowman;
also in 18th degree of the Constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Holder;
Solar Lore
The weary sun hath made a golden set,
And by the bright track of his fiery car
Gives token of a goodly day to-morrow.
~ Shakespeare, “Richard III.”
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The Sun in Sagittarius: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Mutable, Barren, Horary Eastern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Vocal (first half only), Bitter, Hot.Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Mutable, Barren, Horary Eastern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Vocal (first half only), Bitter, Hot.

 
Courtesy of GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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The First Yule

The First Yule

Author: Serenity Starbright Dilsworth (Owl)

Once upon a time … before your mother was born … and before her mother was born …and even before your mother’s mother was born …. when the world was new and the Earth and the Sun gave birth to the first beings …the very first people … the very first animals … and the very first plants.

It was the season of Spring, which celebrates new life, and the Sun shone warm and smiled down upon the world from his lofty perch in the sky while Earth took pride in all her newborns and nurtured them tenderly and with love. It was a time of great joy!

The Moon waxed and waned and traveled the night skies and Earth’s Children grew healthy and strong through the warm Summer season. They laughed and worked, played and danced and The Earth and Sun watched over them lovingly.

Then came the Autumn season …and the Earth began to sleep longer with every passing day. She grew so tired and was not able to feed her children any longer. She did not have enough strength to bring forth new life. High overhead … the Sun grew distant … and took longer and longer to return each morning. The nights grew longer and cold winds replaced the gentle breezes of the Summer.

Then …one very cold day …the Earth went to sleep. She laid her head down upon a pile of fallen leaves and nestled under a pure white blanket of snow. And she slept … and she slept … and she slept and nothing the Children could do would disturb her Winter slumber. The children called and called to her, but she did not wake up.

The children looked to the skies for advice and comfort from the Sun … but he was so distant that he could no longer be seen at all …and the children were frightened and sad … it was the Longest Night they had ever known.

The people wept and wondered what would happen to them now for it was bitterly cold and the bounty from Spring and Summer was depleting. They were afraid that they would starve and freeze with Father Sun so far away and Mother Earth sleeping.

They went to the Moon … sister to the Sun … with all their concerns and worries … entreating her to have the Sun return and Moon listened quietly.

The Moon gazed upon the children and advised them gently:” Do not fear little ones … go climb the tallest of trees and the highest of mountains … turn your voices to the sky and yule a mighty song to reach the Sun.”

The children had never heard of a yule or a song. (In the Ancient Tongue, to yule means to yell or yodel … to call out loudly in song.) And they asked Moon to explain what it is because they very much wanted to reach the Sun in hopes he could wake the Earth.

The Moon smiled gently. “Look deep within yourselves and find your magick …find that thing that makes you the special person you are … find the thing that brings you joy …take your dreams and your desires … your hopes and your love … and weave all of that together into sound.”

So the children climbed the tallest trees and the highest mountains and closed their eyes to find the magick within them …they brought forth their hopes, their dreams, their joys and their love and when they opened their mouths … their voices rang across the skies in a symphony or harmony and the Sun heard them …he turned and began his journey back … the better to hear this glorious sound.

The closer he came … the more his warmth spread across the Earth … and the Earth smiled in her sleep and dreamt of Spring… The Wheel turned and hope and joy spread amongst the children.

And that …dear children …is the story of the first Yule.

This is an old story that has been told and retold many times. It is one I used to tell at Winter Solstice in the coven I belonged to when I lived in New England. I put it into writing so that the story may be preserved and enjoyed by others and it is my hope that folks will tell the tale to their children who in turn will eventually tell it to their children.

Yule is a time of joy, of hope, of dreams and wishes. On the Longest Night, it is good to gather with those that we love and cherish and stand upon the Earth as she slumbers and call out to the Sun in mighty song to herald his return and the fulfillment of dreams and wishes.

Rowan Pendragon explains: The winter solstice occurs when the Earth is tilted on its axis farthest away from the sun. This means that when the northern half of the Earth is pointed away from the sun at winter solstice then the southern part of the Earth is going to be tilted closest to the sun. This is why when we are celebrating winter solstice in the northern hemispheres our Pagan friends “down under” are celebrating summer solstice. We often celebrate Yule and the solstice on either December 20th or 21st but the fact is the date varies each year since the holiday is based on an astronomical event; when the event occurs is when the holiday takes place.

When the winter solstice comes we experiences the longest night of the year and the shortest day of light. On the night of Yule we first honor the death of the God and the decline of the sun, something that has been slowly happening from the day after the summer solstice. After we make this honoring we then begin to work acts of sympathetic magick to encourage the sun’s return and to aid the Goddess in her long night of labor as she prepares to birth the Son, the Child of Light, the Young God.

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Footnotes:
Day 1 of Yule – Preparing for Yule 2011 by Rowan Pendragon
Day 7 of Yule – The Return of The Light by Rowan Pendragon

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

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Lunabar Sun Almanack for Tuesday, 16 December, 2014

Sunrise: 7:20 morn.    Sunset: 4:47 eve.
Length of Day: 9h. 26m.
Dawn: 6:49 morn.    Dusk: 5:17 eve.
Length of Twilight: 0h. 30m.
Sun in 24th degree of the Sign Sagittarius, the Bowman;
also in 17th degree of the Constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent-Holder;
Solar Lore
If the rising sun be encompassed with an iris or
circle of white clouds, and they equally fly away,
this is a sign of fair weather.
~Pliny, “Natural History”.
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The Sun in Sagittarius: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Mutable, Barren, Horary Eastern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Vocal (first half only), Bitter, Hot.Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Mutable, Barren, Horary Eastern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Vocal (first half only), Bitter, Hot.

Courtesy of GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast

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Your Witches Rune for December 15th is The Sun

Today’s Witches Rune

December 15th, 2014

The Sun

The Sun is well-known symbol of good omen and protection. It is the life giver, the light that chases away the darkness and brings the new day. It’s masculine and dynamic. In the Witches Runes, it represents the beginning of something new, or a significant change in a situation that was bleak. As a source of light, the Sun can symbolize the disclosure of secrets and the clarification of hazy situations.

Just like the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun, this rune indicates that you’ll soon be a source of attention for some reason, or that something (or someone) will grab your attention irremediably. It often symbolizes the bestowing of an honor or award, or the acknowledgement of a good work. This rune can literally put you under the spotlight and expose you to public scrutiny. Be prepared to deal with a crowd.

Traditionally, the Sun’s metal is the gold, and this also reflects in this rune – it’s a rune of material wealth and can represent very rich people.

In relationship readings, this rune can indicate that one of the partners has a very strong presence, and may sometimes dominate the relationship. There’s a strong Ego whenever the Sun appears, and this can be good or bad depending the nature of the relationship. In negative readings this rune can show that one of the partners is not allowing the the other to grow and shine on their own. But this is not very common – usually the Sun represents a vital and healthy relationship, even if it’s not necessarily a peaceful one.

 

Source:

Your Spiritual Journey Australia

 

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Daily Cosmic Calendar for Sunday, December 14th

The joyful exuberance expressed by the universe over the past three days comes to a screeching halt early today as the Sun makes a frictional, 45-degree link to Mars (1:16AM) followed closely by the Last Quarter Sun-Moon Phase (4:52AM and activating 23 degrees of Sagittarius and Virgo). This can be a one-two, knock-out like punch if you are not paying attention to what is happening all around you. The Sun-Mars rivalry can equate with rising psychic tensions and any Last Quarter Sun-Moon Phase suggests that there is a need to cut through apparent obstacles that are unsettling your consciousness. Thankfully, some illumination comes streaming into humanity’s frame of reference — courtesy of the Sun trine to Jupiter (7:57AM), Venus making a supportive, 60-degree rapport with Neptune (8:56AM), and the Sun forming an inspirational, 72-degree connection with Neptune (6:55PM). On most other days, this three-fold contingent of celestially fortuitous alignments would have you singing and dancing till the cows come home. However, a void lunar cycle in Virgo takes place from 6:12PM to 8:06PM (when Libra Moon begins in earnest) while lurking in the evening shadows is the sixth of seven Uranus-Pluto squares (9:15PM) — an always dangerous 90-degree heavenly interaction that can bring shocks and distress into human affairs. [The first Uranus-Pluto face-off, in the current sequence, occurred back on June 24, 2012 and the last one will happen on March 16, 2015. The last time these two cosmic heavyweights battled one another via a square pattern was during the early 1930s.] The Uranus-Pluto encounter (energizing 13 degrees of Aries and Capricorn) affects this entire day and not just the latter hours. Strive for serenity, meditate for clarity, and be the Rock of Gibraltar for loved ones on the skids. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Standard Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]

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Sunday Is Ruled By The Sun


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Sunday Is Ruled By The Sun

Sunday corresponds to the sun, our closest star. This day is full of wonder and all sorts of magical potential for success, wealth, and fame. Sundays are for personal achievements of any kind such as working towards a promotion at your job, seeking fame and wealth, or being acknowledged for a job well done. All of these goals fall under the golden influence of the sun. Some suggestions for Sunday enchantments would include:

•Sitting outside at sunrise and calling on the goddess Brigid for illumination and inspiration

•Wearing gold jewelry or clothing that is gold or sunshine yellow to pull some color magic into your life

•Arranging a few sunflowers in a vase and empowering these “flowers of the sun” for fame and ambition

•Gathering up the common marigold flower and scattering it’s petals about to encourage prosperity

•Baking up a batch of cinnamon rolls for the family and enchanting them for health and success

•Snacking on a solar fruit, the orange, and enjoying the magical boost it brings to your life

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Astrology Notes for Sunday, December 14


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Astrology Notes for Sunday, December 14

 

On the 14th, the Sun in Sagittarius semi-square Mars in Aquarius generates energy that may be angry, temperamental, impulsive, or reckless. The Sun trine Jupiter centers on truth, travel, education and learning, happiness and joy, children, creative projects, networking, and social activities. Venus sextile Neptune is a combination of unconditional love, idealism , sensitivity, intuition, and art or musical talent; quiet pursuits, charitable activities, and secrets are also featured with opportunities presented by the sextile. The Sun quintile Neptune stirs intuition and may inspire others to improve and overcome difficulties.

2014 FORECAST: Your Astrological Almanac for the Year Ahead
Sandra Walker

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