Calendar of the Sun for Sunday, May 6th

Calendar of the Sun

Ancestor Day

Color: Black and grey
Element: Earth
Altar: Spread a black cloth, and lay it with photographs, paintings, and other depictions of our ancestors. Add also symbols of their old tools, and statues of ancestral deities, a bowl of seeds for the future garden, pots of soil, a pitcher of water, and many candles of black and white and grey.
Offerings: Things they would have liked to eat, drink, smoke, or smell. Tend a cemetery and clean up the graves.
Daily Meal: Food from an earlier era, using authentic recipes.

Invocation to the Ancestors

Our ancestors got up at dawn,
Slaved in the dirt,
Sweated in the sun,
Chilled in the cold,
Numbed in the snow,
Scattering each seed with a prayer:
Pray that there be enough,
That no one starve this winter.
Pray that no bird nor beast
Steal the food I have struggled for.
And most of all,
Pray that each seed I save
Of this harvest
Shall next year
Bring forth a hundred more.
We live today
Because they worked
Because they sowed
Because they harvested
Because they prayed.

Those who came before
We are your children
Those who came before
We honor your names

(Each person takes seeds from the bowl and plants them in the pots of soil, speaking the name of one of their ancestors as they do so, as in: “In honor of _______.” The pots are watered, and the candles put out one by one.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]


Current Moon Phase for Sunday, May 6th – Full Moon *Waning*

Moon Phases: Full Moon

(waning/180-135 degrees)

by Jan Spiller

A veil of self-absorption is lifted and suddenly you gain access to an unbiased view of others. This is a rare moment when you can see yourself objectively and become aware of whether or not what you want in your heart is actually beginning to manifest in your life. Traditionally, the Full Moon phase stirs emotion, and this is because when you “see” what is happening, you may become upset if you’re experiencing the “same ole, same ole” — rather than the things you would like. If the Full Moon phase is a disappointment, on the next New Moon it’s time to take creative action in the direction of your dreams.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Sunday, May 6th

The day after a Full Moon can be rough because the vision or revelation of higher reality has now been delivered to earthlings – whether they know it or not. In the meantime, it’s as though the cosmos feels it has done its thing and now may be prepared to focus its attention on other species or planets. However, the 48-hour time-period beginning at this time ought to be a launching pad for spreading the good news that the light, love and wisdom of the universe are ready to work wonders in all of our lives. A particular challenge today is that the Moon in Scorpio appears to be shirking its responsibility by going void at 5:15AM PDT during a somewhat optimistic and illuminating Moon-Jupiter polarity. The lunar orb remains in this weakened void mode until 6:40PM PDT when Sagittarius Moon begins in earnest for the next two days. The lunar shift every month from Scorpio to Sagittarius is one of the most profound changes in the zodiac since there is a miniature death – followed by the need for regeneration, and rebirth of feelings, thoughts and ideals. Nevertheless, it is helpful to be finishing old projects and enterprises on a high note during today’s void limbo cycle. Under the auspices of Sagittarius Moon, let the fun, games and sporting events proceed! Insights about business matters and investment planning can be sharp as Vesta makes a supportive, 60-degree link to Neptune (9:31PM PDT). Strengthen love bonds and partnership ties later on – courtesy of the monthly Moon-Juno union (10:08PM PDT).