Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, September 22, 2014
Waning, Crescent Moon Age: 28 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 20° Libra.
Moon in 16th degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;
also in 29th deg. of the Constellation Leo, the Lion.
Moonrise: 5:16 morn. Souths: 11:47 morn. Moonset: 6:11 eve.
Astrological Attributes for Virgo, the Virgin: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Earthy, Mutable, Barren, Horary Southern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Double, Double-Bodied, Dual, Bicorporeal, Human, Dry, Vocal, Cold.
Spells and Rituals the Earth element should be performed when the Moon is in an Earth sign: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Current Moon Phase – Waning Crescent ~ occurs when the Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. Waning Moon: Symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation.
Waning Moon Magick: From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the Full Moon. From the Full Moon to the New is a time for study, meditation, and magic designed to banish harmful energies and habits, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity. The Moon is less than fully but more than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing. Symbolic of letting go, surrender, release, quiet time, contemplation, and a time of incubation. This is a time for banishing and rejecting things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us. Energy is used banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magick, and divination. Full Moon Magick can still be conjured for seven days: the three days prior to the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon itself, and three days after the Full Moon.
Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (approx.14 days)
Goddess Aspect: Crone
Associated Goddesses: Cailleach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan
Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances.
Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.
Upon this dial’s face fair days at noon
The sun and shadow meet – to part so soon.
The sun goes westward, all a blaze of light,
The shadow eastward moves – to meet the night.
~ Verse for Sun-dial
A cycle of the moon, called ”Meton’s Cycle,” from Meton,
who discovered it, is a period of nineteen years,
at the expiration of which time the phases of the moon
repeat themselves on the same days as they did
nineteen years previously.
~Brewer’s “Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.”
Spreads like an ocean hung on high,
Bespangled with those isles of light
So wildly, spiritually bright.
Who ever gazed upon them shining,
And turned to earth without repining,
Nor wished for wings to flee away,
And mix with their eternal ray?
The Lunar Mansion
Lunabar Lunar Mansion
Alzubra, The Lion’s Mane,
also known as
Capillus Leonis, The Fur of the Lion.
Marked by the fix’d Stars: Zosma & Al Haratan, in Leo.
My emblem is the Lion, and I breathe
The breath of Libyan deserts o’er the land;
My sickle as a sabre I unsheathe,
And bent before me the pale harvests stand.
~ Longfellow, “Poet’s Calendar” for July.
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