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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 01 May, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 01 May, 2015

 

Waxing, Gibbous Moon Age: 13 ¼ days.

Moon in Via Combusta, at Ascending Node.

Moon in 18th degree of the Sign Libra, the Balance; also in 25th deg. of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin.

Moonset: 4:54 morn. Moonrise: 5:40 eve. Souths: 11:39 eve.

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Aspects of Libra:

Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Airy, Cardinal, Semi-fruitful, Horary Western, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Equinoctial, Moist, Vocal, Sweet, Hot

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Spells and rituals involving the Air Element should be performed when the Moon is in the Air sign: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon Lunar Lore

What’s this midsummer moon? Is all the world gone a-madding? ~ Dryden, “Amphitryon,” iv. 1. • • • •

The Moon is in the Lunar Mansion

Al’awwa, The Barker in the Kennel, also known as Canis, The Dog. Marked by the fix’d Stars: Zavijava, Vindemiatrix, &c.

*** Virgin August! come in thy regal state With soft majestic grace and brow serene; Though the fierce Lion’s reign is overpast The summer’s heat is all thine own as yet, And all untouched thy robe of living green By the rude fingers of the northern blast. ~ R.J. Philbrick, “Virgo.”

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 30 April, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 30 April, 2015

 
Waxing, Gibbous Moon          Age: 11 ¾ days.
Moon On Equator.
Moon in 2nd degree of the Sign Libra, the Balance;
also in 9th deg. of the Constellation Virgo, the Virgin.
Moonset: 4:24 morn.  Moonrise: 4:44 eve.  Souths: 10:56 eve.

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Aspects of Libra: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Airy, Cardinal, Semi-fruitful, Horary Western, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Equinoctial, Moist, Vocal, Sweet, Hot

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Spells and rituals involving the Air Element should be performed when the Moon is in the Air sign: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

If the Moon be in Aries, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, or
Capricorn she is in places fit for Sowing; but if she
is placed in Aries or Taurus, she is then fit for
Planting only.
~ Leovitius.
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The Moon is in the Lunar Mansion
Alsarfa, The Changer of the Weather,
also known as Cauda Leonis, The Tail of the Lion.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Denebola, in Leo.
***
In pride the Lion lifts his mane
To see his British brothers reign
As stars below.
~Edward Young, “Imperium Pelagi.”

 

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Tarot Cards and Moon Phases

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Tarot Cards and Moon Phases

The Tarot syncs up with the phases of the Moon

The days following a New Moon phase are auspicious. The actual day of the New Moon, the balsamic or dark Moon period, marks the beginning point when the heavens shift from dark to light. On the following days magic is in the air and the inner life is awakened.

Imagine the first crack of an egg. It takes work and diligence to crack that egg open and expand toward new dimensions, but the effort is always worth it in the end.

This metaphor illustrates the potential available to each of us the day after a New Moon approaches. The following quote expresses the essence of the New Moon’s potential.

“A New Moon teaches gradualness and deliberation and how one gives birth to oneself slowly. Patience with small details makes perfect a large work, like the universe.” –Rumi

The New Moon: The Fool

“Behold, a sacred voice is calling you. All over the sky a sacred voice is calling you.” –Black Elk

Do something different for a change. Dare to be lighthearted. Change what you wear. Surprise yourself with a new attitude. Shine the light of magic and wonder in all that you do and see. Watch the birds take flight from tree to tree. Free yourself from old routines that tie you down and exhaust your immune system. Allow the vibrations of the New Moon to awaken your inner life with fresh perspectives and promptings.

Suggested flower essence: Shooting Star … discover yourself again and embody the genius of your soul!

Crescent Moon: The High Priestess

When each day is sacred, when each hour is sacred, when each instant is sacred, Earth and you, space and you, bearing and sacred through time, you’ll reach the fields of light. –Guillevic

The crescent Moon has been associated with Isis, the Egyptian Goddess known as She Who Makes Right Use of the Heart, or the Mother of Heaven. Isis’s headdress is often depicted with the horns of a cow on her head, and the solar disc between them. These horns are a symbol of the crescent Moon and are representations of immanent fertility and prosperity.

An intuitive spark of heart and mind have been lit. You now bear the torch. Be still while you listen and visualize. Take note of the seeds that have been planted within your garden of life and do everything you can to bring nutrients to the foundation of your life. Moisten and deepen your attunement to inner truth. The crescent Moon offers a force of light pushing forward within you.

Suggested flower essence: Cat’s Ear … attune to the magic of your intuition and act accordingly.

First Quarter: The Magician

“You must become the change you want to see in the world.” –Gandhi

The Magician is one who has become seasoned and attuned to the conscious aspects of life ready to manifest. The Magician leads the whimsical wandering of The Fool into a clearer stream of consciousness that can actualize miracle upon miracle. You must now understand the world of matter and turn that which has been unseen into visible creations. Be productive, active, goal-oriented and joyous in every endeavor. Nothing can remain stagnant at this stage of the Moon’s phase. The theme of creative movement is evident in the flow of life.

Suggested flower essence: Iris … the creative paintbrush of the soul. Paint your dreams into manifested joy and deliberation.

Gibbous Moon: The Wheel of Fortune

“How shall I begin my song in the blue night that is setting? In the great night my heart will go out. Toward me the light comes, rattling. In the great night sky my heart will go out.” –Medicine Woman Chant

The gibbous Moon phase can be called the womb of potential. Life is a constant process of transformation and movement involving integration, disintegration, generation and degeneration. Having recently experienced a rebirth cycle, you are now ready to embrace all that is expanding and growing in your life. Confront your opportunities and challenges in order that a permeable reality may evolve. Learn new things, stretch your imagination, seek new experiences and take in an interesting movie or documentary and study. Fill your life with interests and activities.

Suggested flower essence: Mountain Pride … the great warrior of the heart moves forward, actualizing dreams and goals. Perseverance is the key.

Full Moon: The Sun and Moon

“Each night Lady Moon gathers unto herself all the discarded memories and forgotten dreams of mankind. These she stores in her silver cup till dawn. Then, at first light, all these forgotten dreams and neglected memories are returned to Earth as Moon-sap, or dew. Mingled with lacrimae lunae, ‘the tears of the Moon,’ this dew nourishes and refreshes all life on Earth. Through compassionate care of the Goddess, nothing of value is lost to man.” –from the Legend of the Moon by Sallie Nichols

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” –John Wesley

The force of the Sun and Moon are illumined and the pure potential of both lights are fully active. The chalice cup is full, life is brimming over with expectation, and the cornucopia horn of plenty has been placed at the center table of life. Wisdom shines outward. Share your gifts, talents, joys and manifested creations through teaching, writing, dancing and community sharing. This is the peak of light and you are filled with its radiant glow.

Suggested flower essence: Lotus … flower of water and air bringing the unconscious forces into conscious knowing and insight.

Disseminating Moon: The Star

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” –Mary Oliver

This is the time to pour forward all that you have accumulated by networking, sharing news, offering service and find the joy to be the light of the world. You know the mystery of life and you live according to the secret wisdom found in the Full Moon phase. Share in the mystery and walk in the beauty of your true self. This is a time to reach for the stars as they become more visible with the decreasing light of the Full Moon. You may ask yourself, “How may I serve the world?”

Suggested flower essence: The Rose … deeply rooted in the Earth, the rose blossoms into the beauty of love. The rose opens the heart chakra so that we may do our very best work on Earth.

Third Quarter Moon: Judgment

“From joy I came, for joy I live, and in Thy sacred joy, I shall melt again.” –Yogananda

Look deeply now to assess all that you have become responsible for. We have countless opportunities to weigh our pros and cons in life. Seek to negate all polarities and opposition within and roll them back into the deep soil of the past. Now is the time for a renewed self-reflection and once again you are prompted to spend some quality time alone, read a good book, get a haircut, clean out closets, move things around. It will beneficial to fast for a day or eat lightly so that your body may purge and cleanse. You are preparing for another turn of the Moon … and darkness in the sky brings bright wisdom within.

Suggested flower essence: Sagebrush … cutting through all illusion and confusion, sagebrush cleanses the aura and the field of light around the heart chakra.

Balsamic Moon: The Hermit

“Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity and beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.” –Thomas Merton

When the dark Moon resides within the heavens, a sweet quiet is pervasive. Meditate, contemplate, pray, chant and rest. There are many ways to experience the descent into the unconscious successfully, and the more attentive you become of this inner need, the greater balance and immune health an individual will attain. Strengthen your connection to the invisible worlds, seek the cave and find the light within.

Suggested flower essence: Queen of the Night … desert cactus flower that blooms in the night offering the inner light of the unconscious.

The Moon phases are the magical wheel that we dance upon each month. In your own birth chart you have your own progressed Moon phases that coincide with the eight phases that I have written about in this post. Each progressed Moon phase lasts approximately 2 1/2 years. You might like to find out which house your progressed Moon is passing through and what sign it is in. It’s great to understand the mapping of your own inner sky.

 

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, 28 April, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, 28 April, 2015

 
Waxing, Gibbous Moon Age: 10 days.
Ascending Node is at 8° Libra.
Moon in 10th degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;
also in 23rd deg. of the Constellation Leo, the Lion.
Moonset: 3:24 morn. Moonrise: 2:54 eve. Souths: 9:31 eve.

Current Moon Phase: Waxing, First Quarter

Keywords for the First Quarter phase are: action, expression, growth, breaking away. It is the time in a cycle to take the initial action
necessary to achieve your goal by expressing your needs and desires.

Feel & Move. Make phone calls.Write letters. Dance. Act now.

Waxing Moon: Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days~Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child both philosophical and literal).

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiration, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.

Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child both philosophical and literal).

Aspects of Virgo: 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 involving the Fire Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Fire sign: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.

Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

The Romans believed that the mind was affected by the moon,
and that “lunatics” were more and more frenzied
as the moon increased to its full.
Brewer, “Dictionary of Phrase & Fable”.
***
… it happens that the moon appears
More swiftly to return to any sign
Along the Zodiac, than doth the sun …
~Lucretius, De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things).

The Moon is in the Lunar Mansion
Aljabha, The Forehead of the Lion,
also known as Frons Leonis, The Face of the Lion.
Marked by the fix’d Stars: Regulus & the Sickle, 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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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, 27 April, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, 27 April, 2015

 
Waxing, Gibbous Moon Age: 9 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 8° Libra.
Moon in 0th degree of the Sign Virgo, the Virgin;
also in 13th deg. of the Constellation Leo, the Lion.
Moonset: 2:52 morn. Moonrise: 1:59 eve. Souths: 8:48 eve.

Current Moon Phase: Waxing, First Quarter

Keywords for the First Quarter phase are: action, expression, growth, breaking away. It is the time in a cycle to take the initial action
necessary to achieve your goal by expressing your needs and desires.

Feel & Move. Make phone calls.

Write letters. Dance. Act now.

Waxing Moon: Time: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days ~ Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child both philosophical and literal).

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona

Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiration, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.

Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment, gravidity (heavy with child both philosophical and literal).

Aspects of Virgo: 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 involving the Fire Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Fire sign: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius.

Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore

The moon appearing larger at sunset, and not dim but
luminous, portends fair weather for several days.
~ Francis Bacon, “Historia Ventorum”.
***
From New Moon to the Full, the humidity and moisture
of bodies doth increase; but from the Full to the New Moon,
it descreaseth.
Ptolemy.
***
But how many months be in the year?
There are thirteen, I say;
The midsummer moon is the merryest of all
Next to the merry month of May.
“Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar.”

The Moon is in the Lunar Mansion
Aljabha, The Forehead of the Lion,
also known as
Frons Leonis, The Face of the Lion.
Marked by the fix’d Stars: Regulus & the Sickle, in Leo.
***
In pride the Lion lifts his mane
To see his British brothers reign
As stars below.
~Edward Young, “Imperium Pelagi.”

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Flashback 2009 Samhain

SAMHAIN 2009

An example of a Samhain altar.

This is Hecate’s holiday, a celebration of the Crone and the powers of the dark feminine principle. This is the Celtic day of the dead, and a power day in the wheeled calendar. The Celts traditionally wore white to welcome the first day of winter and the increasing darkness. By now the garden should be cleared; tools cleaned, oiled, and out away. The house gets its own cleaning, windows polished to a sparkle, freshly laundered curtains re-hung. Scour the front step to remove bad luck and rinse with sage tea to protect all who dwell within. Toss the old broom and use a new one to sweep away misfortune. The ash from old fires should be removed from the hearth and the stones scrubbed; lay a new fire to light the way for the ancestors.

The descent into darkness from which all new life and ideas come is a potent time for prophecy and omens. Astrological Samhain (November 7) has powerful Crone Moon that lends veracity to her predictions just at dawn. Give honor to the Triple Goddess with offerings of roasted apple and hot cider. Bob for apples to commemorate the trip by water to Avalon. The magical power hour for the gibbous Halloween Moon is ten or so.

Copyright K. D. Spitzer Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2009

Lunabar Moon Almanack for Wednesday, 08 April, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Wednesday, 08 April, 2015

 
Waning, Gibbous Moon Age: 18 ¾ days.
Moon Void of Course.
Moon in 29th degree of the Sign Scorpio, the Scorpion;
also in 22nd deg. of the Constellation Libra, the Balance.
Souths: 4:02 morn. Moonset: 9:18 morn. Moonrise: 11:41 eve.
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Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous Moon:
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. This is a time for banishing and rejecting things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us.
Waning Gibbous – the Moon is less than fully but more 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.
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.
Spells and rituals involving the Water Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Water sign: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
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Aspects of Scorpio: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Fixed, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold..
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Lunar Lore
Plant trees when moon is in Taurus, Leo, or Aquarius.
~ “Old Farmer’s Almanac”, circa 1745.
***
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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The Lunar Mansion
Alzubana, The Scorpion’s Claws,
also known as Cornua Scorpionis, The Claws of the Scorpion.
Marked by the fix’d Stars: Zubenelgenubi & Zubeneschamali.
***
Then Day and Night are weigh’d in Libra’s Scales
Equal a while …
~ Manilius, “Poeticon Astronomicon.”
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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, 07 April, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Tuesday, 07 April, 2015

 

 

Waning, Gibbous Moon Age: 18 ½ days.
Ascending Node is at 9° Libra.
Moon in 28th degree of the Sign Scorpio, the Scorpion;
also in 21st deg. of the Constellation Libra, the Balance.
Souths: 3:13 morn. Moonset: 8:36 morn. Moonrise: 10:44 eve.
• • • •
Current Moon Phase: Waning Gibbous Moon
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. This is a time for banishing and rejecting things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us.
Waning Gibbous – the Moon is less than fully but more 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.

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.

Spells and rituals involving the Water Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Water sign: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
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Aspects of Scorpio: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Watery, Fixed, Fruitful, Horary Northern, Autumnal, Austral, Obeying, Moist, Dumb, Mute, Cold..
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Lunar Lore
The Hunter’s Moon: The month or moon following the ”harvest moon”
Hunting does not begin until after harvest.
~ Brewer’s “Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.”
***
Peas and Beans Sowed upon a new Moon, and she
in good Aspect of Jupiter or Venus, from aery or
watery Signs, they never leave blooming till they
begin to wither.
~Leovitius.
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The Lunar Mansion
Alzubana, The Scorpion’s Claws,
also known as Cornua Scorpionis, The Claws of the Scorpion.
Marked by the fix’d Stars: Zubenelgenubi & Zubeneschamali.
• • • •.
the scale of night
Silently with the stars ascended.
– Longfellow, “Occultation of Orion.”

 

 

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