A brand new year is upon us. For the next twelve months, with like minded people, we will study practical crafts, spell casting, to enrich our magical path, to preserve the best of the culture while linking the physical world with the Spiritual. Now is the time to turn our attention to new beginnings. Focus on the goals that you want to achieve this year and make them achievable. I hope you are ready to embrace the new year with a positive attitude.
Success - transform the way you look at yourself while creating a more rewarding lifestyle (moderation is the key)
Mind power - unlock potential who and what do you want to be.
Attractiveness - wit, wisdom, courteous and charm.
Transformation - become and attract the person you want to be.
Mind beyond Matter - the mind transcends the brain.
Self-Knowledge - know yourself better, and you will attract people who will treat you well and disregard those who don't.
Paranormal - the direct knowledge of ultimate reality is attainable through intuition and those in the unseen world.
To create a healthy energy we will be studying the basic elemental tools, the phases of the moon to strengthen that which we aspire. There is a partnership of give and take.
Water - compassion, love, healing
Fire - delight, wonder, energy
Air - silence, release, communication, thought
Earth - material, creativity, physical
New Moon - day 1 to 3.5 of the cycle - start something new, going within, very least make a list of priorities.
Crescent Moon - days 3.5 to 7 of the cycle - must make some action related to New Moon goal, research,building time.
First Quarter - days 7 to 10.5 of the cycle - an impulsive time, action not thought out, initiating and planning.
Gibbous Moon - days 10.5 to 14 of the cycle - time for analyzing and organizing, critical turn to short-term goal at New Moon.
Full Moon - days 14 to 17.5 of the cycle - tensions either come to a head or is released, connecting and expressing .
Disseminating - days 17.5 to 21 of the cycle - publicize your ideas, go to interviews
Last Quarter - days 21 to 24.5 of the cycle - immediate tasks are getting completed, some ideas are being rejected, achievements or losses.
Dark Moon - days 24.5 to 29.5 of the cycle - short-term issues and plans completed or dying out, phase for clearing out, not new beginnings.
Trees and their properties may be utilized. Each tree has a particular significance and symbolism to release information, The sacred trees of the Celtic calendar and the twenty-one Major Arcana Tarot cards are connected. Both give the gift of prophecy to gain confidence and one's purpose. Meditative and physical exercises, phychic and spiritual development can transform one's life.
Look up your birth date, and you will find your life's purpose. The symbolism of the trees on the Celtic calendar Goddess and God's and Tarot equivalent is as follows:
January 21-February 17-The Rowan Tree, Godform Math-spiritual, and fanatic. Tarot equivalent, Hierophant. Life lesson-to overcome obstacles by the use of intuition, trust intuition, envision, act
February 18-March 17-The Ash Tree, Godform Gwydion, charming and egocentric. Tarot equivalent, The World. Life lesson-to know there is a connection between ourselves, the planet and the Universe.
March 18-April 14-The Alder Tree, Godform Bran, ambitious and impulsive. Tarot equivalent, Strength. Life lesson-don't dissipate strength through anger.
April 15-May 12-The Willow Tree, Godform Epona, wise, bitter. Tarot equivalent, The Moon. Life lesson-use the rhythm of the moon to balance emotions that will affect surroundings.
May 13-June 9-the Hawthorn Tree, Godform Rhiannon, passionate and, ruthless. Tarot equivalent, Judgement. Life lesson-patience is important in the process of change.
June 10-July-The Oak Tree, Godform Belinus, fatherly and dominating. Tarot equivalent The Emperor. Life lesson-be strong through challenges to overcome the impossible.
July 8-August 4-The Holly Tree, Godform Cu Chulain, determined and insensitive. Tarot equivalent, The Chariot. Life lesson-be well prepared when directing personal energy, understand and respect opponents.
August 5-September 5-The Hazel Tree, Godform branwen, generous and deceptive. Tarot equivalent The High Priestess. Life lesson-one has inner knowledge to protect themselves as well as others.
September 6-September 29-The Vine, Godform Brigantia, sympathetic and dependant. Tarot equivalent, The Lovers. Life lesson-trust instincts to balance unhappy or unfair situations.
September 30-October 27-The Ivy, Godform Ognios, ambitious and lazy. Tarot equivalent, Justice. Life lesson-restore balance offer peace.
October 28-November 24-The Reed, Godform Arianrod, adaptable and indecisive. Tarot equivalent, The Wheel of Fortune. Life lesson-each individual has unimaginable secret knowledge that can be utilized.
November 25-December 22-The Elder Tree, Godform Morrigan, honest and deceptive. Tarot equivalent, The Hangedman. Life lesson-experience and knowledge should be applied to mentor others.
December 23 is not ruled by any tree for it is the "day" of the proverbial "year and a day".
December 24-January 20-The Birch Tree, Godform, Mabom, happy and mature. Tarot equivalent, Sun. Life lessons- one's inner knowledge is unwavering, lend support, a reputable path to success.