Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Waning, Gibbous Moon Age: 20 ½ days.
Ascending Node is at 19° Libra.
Moon in 11th degree of the Sign Crabba, the Crab fish;
also in 12th deg. of the Constellation Gemini, the Twins.
Souths: 5:56 morn. Moonset: 1:14 eve. Moonrise: 11:33 eve.
Astrological Attributes for Crabba (Cancer), the Crab fish: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Cardinal, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Summery, Boreal, Commanding, Solstitial, Tropical, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold, Psychic, Sensitive.
Spells and rituals involving the Water element should be performed when the Moon is in a Water sign: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Waning Gibbous ~ Waning Moon, the period between the Full Moon and the New Moon. or 3rd quarter moon – between the Full Moon and the New Moon, 3 o’clock on the phase calendar and is an excellent time for banishing things that influence us in a negative way, all bad feelings and emotions, hurts or pains, or bad habits can all be let go of during this time….we also do clearing spells at this time. This is a time for banishing and rejecting things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us.
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, a time for study, meditation,and magic designed to banish harmful energies, habits and things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.
Waning Moon Magick
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.
Lead me along the leafy pathways lit
By blossom-lamps, and hung with fairy signs
That tell of hidden bowers where softly shines
The sun, and where the thrushes flute and flit.
– Frank D. Sherman, “Poetry of Nature.”
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The ancients advised felling timber within four days after
the full moon. Pliny said to do it on the shortest day of the
year. Columella said 20th to 28th day; Cato, four days
after the full; Vegetius, 15th to 25th day for ship timber.
But never cut timber during the light of the moon.
– “Old Farmer’s Almanac”
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Selene or Luna: the moon personified, properly the full moon,
who loved the sleeping Endymion.
Endymion: moonlight on a bank, field, or garden.
Phoebe: the moon as the sister of the sun.
– Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.
The Lunar Mansion
Alhan’a, A Brand, or Mark, on a Camel,
also known as Sidus Parvum Lucis Magnae, The Small, Bright Star.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Alhena, in Gemini.
Starry Gemini hang like glorious crowns
Over Orion’s grave low down in the West.
Courtesy of Granny Moon’s Morning Feast