Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 28 August, 2015
Waxing, Gibbous Moon Age: 14 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 2° Libra.
Moon in 24th degree of the Sign Aquarius, the Waterman;
also in 25th deg. of the Constellation Capricornus, the Goat.
Moonset: 5:05 morn. Moonrise: 6:49 eve.
Aspects of the Moon in Aquarius: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Airy, Fixed, Barren, Horary Western, Wintery, Austral, Obeying, Human, Moist, Vocal, Sweet, Warm, Mental, Nervous, Hot
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, Epon
Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiriation, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.
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
The hour is nigh; the waning Queen
Walks forth to rule the later night;
Crown’d with the sparkle of a Star,
And throned on orb of ashen light.
~ Sir Richard F. Burton, “Kasidah.”
He made an instrument to know
If the moon shine at full or no.
~ Samuel Butler
The moon is a silver pinhead vast
That holds the heavens tent-hangings fast.
~ W. R. Alger, “The Use of the Moon.”
The Moon in opposition to Jupiter,
denotes a good day in all kind of things.
~ Bethem’s “Centiloquium”
Chestnut or black ash timber for fence rails is four times
better if cut in the last quarter of the moon (Feb or Mar) than in
the first quarter. Chestnut, for firewood, snaps more when burning if
cut in first quarter. Hemlock burns better if cut in last quarter.
~ “Old Farmer’s Almanac” for 1833
It is a sign of fair weather, if the full moon rise clear.
~ Encyc. of Superstitions, Folklore & Occult Sciences of the World
When the moon passes through the signs of the Zodiac
Which are most peculiar to the Earth, if you then plant trees,
They will be strongly rooted in the Earth;
If you plant them when she passes through the signs of the Air,
Then the tree so planted, will be plentiful in branches and leaves,
And increases more upward then downward.
~ John Baptista Porta, “Natural Magick”, book I.
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