Beltane and cross-quarter day with Ascendant at 09°49':
Great Lady of the Eclipses, I who am Thy child, call upon Thee in reverence and beseech Thee:
Open the way of release from the fetters of the past;
Open the way to embracement of life's joyeous repast.
Take into Thy arms all self-perceived flaws, unneeded fears, pain and insecurities;
Slip these behind Thy back, and release them into the vastness beyond Thy Hidden Face.
Then turn thy gentle face outward once more, filling Thy arms with joy, good fortune, and constancy seived from the stars;
Slip these into the Mother's arms and smile upon me.
Open thy arms, loving Mother of All and let Thy bountiful blessings upon me now fall;
With my arms open wide, with hope and bright eyes, I gather Thy abundance of blessings inside.
The gift of Transformative Power changes shadow into light,
For Thou art what I have attained at the end of desire.
-Modified from Grimore for the Green Witch, by Ann Moura
May 9-10, 2013:New Moon and solar annular eclipse of beginnings at 19°31': "A crow or raven stands on a water pot." A designing and crafty spirit, planning mischief even in regard to harmless things. But one will find himself reflected in his own designs and will eventually injure himself thereby. A degree of ENVY.*
May 24-25, 2013: Full Moon and lunar appulse eclipse of climaxes at 04 °08': "A great mound of earth and stones, on the summit of which there is a single flowering shrub." A mind that is given to carefulness in small things and attention to detail; whose heart is in his task, and whose soul is content with the simple fruits thereof. A name and position will be built up by dint of patient and laborious toil, whether in natural science or in the ordinary avocation of a commercial life, and in the end he will be sure of his due reward. A degree of CONTINUITY.*
*Modified from Sepharial's The Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolized.