Calendar of the Sun for January 6th

Calendar of the Sun

6 Wolfmonath
Day of Kore Underground

Colors: Dark brown and white
Element: Earth
Altar: Set with a brown cloth, a white candle, a bowl of earth saved from the Day of Kore’s Descent, a cup of well water fed by an underground stream, a dead twig, and the figure of a serpent.
Offerings: Dried flowers. Shed skins of snakes. Seeds that will be planted in spring. A promise to bring joy into a dark place, even at the peril of your own life or happiness.
Daily Meal: Dark, coarse bread. Root vegetables. Poppy seeds. Millet. Nuts and seeds.

Invocation to Kore Underground

Cold lies the Earth
And all things upon it,
And our spirits are chilled
With the sight of Earth asleep.
The Maiden of Spring lies
Deep underground with her bridegroom,
Lying with the Lord of Death,
Lying with the ghosts of our ancestors,
Lying with all that is forgotten,
And we are called merely to endure
Cold and darkness
As She willingly goes below the Earth
To bring comfort and light
To the realm of cold and darkness.
Let us never forget
That even in the time of winter
We can, as She does,
Give of ourselves
To bring light to the darkest places,
To endure them with faith in the cycle of life
And never to fail in our hope
Of the coming of the Spring.

Chant:
Kore Kore Kore Proserpina
(Let one chosen for the work of the daily ritual carry the bowl of earth from person to person about the hall, and let each one take a bit of the earth and rub it on their faces, and let it remain until the evening ablutions. Then let the water be poured as a libation to Kore into the remainder of the earth, and be carried outside and poured onto the Earth itself. Gather new earth, which will be saved until the day of Kore’s return.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

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Current Moon Phase for January 6th: Last Quarter

Last Quarter

(waning/90-45 degrees)

January  6, 2013 — The time of reaping is at hand. There is a feeling of completion infused into the atmosphere during the Last Quarter Moon. The opportunity opens to recognize how far you’ve come in various parts of your life. This is not a good time for new beginnings, but rather a reflective period suited to evaluating how you have been using your time and what has been accomplished. Issues of authority may arise. This Moon phase supports taking responsibility for actively tying up the loose ends of projects that are already underway.

Daily Cosmic Calendar for Sunday, January 6th

The inner universe is eager to reveal its secrets as the Moon in Scorpio combines forces with a Moon-Neptune trine in water signs (12:16AM PST) and a somewhat frictional, 45-degree link between the Sun and Neptune (1:20AM PST). Think more about your higher destiny as a soul-infused personality on Spaceship Earth than on fulfilling personal needs.  A Mercury-Pluto union at 10 degrees of Capricorn (8:45AM PST) and flowing Moon-Chiron trine (8:56AM PST) amplify the instinct to go within for guidance. Hit the psychology and metaphysical books with a flourish. Healing vibrations are back on the march. Learn more about advances on the cutting edge of alternative medicine.  Research projects and in-depth studies are in the spotlight later on as the Moon makes its monthly union with Saturn (3:11PM PST) while Mercury forms a supportive, 60-degree tie with Saturn (3:45PM PST).  Your abilities as a problem-solver and strategist are enhanced this evening — courtesy of an inspirational, 72-degree rapport between the Sun and knowledge-illuminator Pallas (9:29PM PST).