The moon is mysterious.She is known by many names and worshipped by many cultures throughout the world,both ancient and modern.Our great mother moon inspires wonder when we see her silver light shining upon the shadows of the night.Both woman and men are intimately linked to her changing faces of crescent,full,waning and dark,as she progresses through her lunar cycle. when she pulls and tugs at the water's of the earth,creating high and low tides,she also pulls at the water within our bodies,affecting our moods,sleep patterns,health,and the women's ''moontime''cycles. It is well documented that the full moon has powerful efects upon human mental and emotional stability.
Because the moon is within the gravitational field of the earth,her interaction with us affects weather patterns around the world.Rainfall,tropical storms,hurricanes and earthquakes have all been associated with lunar influence and activity. The moon is intimately linked to our world and we are deeply affected by her,as is the planet we inhabit.
By discovering some of her magical mysteries,you can get to know her better and come to understand the complex nature of her rhythms and cycles.The moon is the personification of a female wisdome,the wisdome of intuitive knowledge and deep instincts.She cannot be tamed by rational thought;she is a free spirit.
AN ANGEL HEALING
Perform this ceremony just after a full moon to seek healing for someone who is sick.Camphor,eucalyptus and sandlewood are all linked to healing qualities of the moon.Write down the name of the person requiring healing,and their ailment,fold the paper twice and hold it while saying:''Angel Gabriel I ask for your help.Please bring your healing touch to (name).By divine will,remove (this condition) from(name),for the highest good of all.''End by giving thanks and blowing out the candles.
YOU WILL NEED
.2 light blue candles
.clear quartz crystal
.9 drops of eucalyptus,sandlewood or camphor oil
.9 white nightlights
.pen with silver ink
THE NEW MOON..
Associated with Artemis,the new moon heralds the begining of a new cycle,and is the time in magic when new opportunities can be called for.On the magic circle,the new moon is placed in the east the place of moonrise and the place of rising dawn.This slender beauty is seen as young and vulnerable,filled with the potential of a full moon yet to come,but as yet unrealized.The new moon is the maiden,the innocent,the conception,and this is a good time to work on health and personal growth,and to put plans into action for the month ahead.The new moon lasts for approximately three days of the first quarter.
The first quarter time of expansion,development and growth,and can still be used for the same purposes as the new moon,as long as you have completed your groundwork.
THE FULL MOON..
The full moon is the moon at her fullest and ripest.Represented by Isis,Selene and Diana,amongst others,she is the embodiment of fertility,abundence and illumination.She is the moon at her most powerfully feminine and so is the fruit-bearer,the one that can encourage seeds to grow.The full moon can be called uopn to give fertility in the fields as well as fertility of the body.The most potent time for full moon magic occurs in three days prior to a full moon and at the actual time of the full moon.This is called the second quarter.The full moon is also known as the time of moon madness,or ''lunacy''(from luna,;;the moon'').The powerful energy of a full moon can trigger such things as epilepsy,as well as increasing the potential for accidents.People vulnerable to the influence of the full moon will feel more emotionally or mentally shaky at this time.In the female reproductive cycle,the full moon is the time of ovulation.
THE WANING/DARK MOON
The waning and dark moon is ruled by Hecate,Cybele and Ceridwen.The waning moon,the third quarter,is when things can be released and insights gained.This is the power time for healings.After this period,the moon enters the rising power time of the fourth quarter.This is a necessary part of the circle of luna,when things can retreat into themselves and rest before the pull of the new moon draws everything out again.
The dark moon is the time of black magic,especially during the winter months,when the light is low.However,it is the most potent time for gaining understanding,and should ideally be spent in contemplation and meditation,seeking the spiritual guidence of Isis or of Sophia,holy lady of wisdome.The dark moon is not the time for action unless it is of the banishing nature,and it best dont during the waning moon,the first to fourth day after a full moon,and not on the nights of true darkness,unless you know what you are doing.
The moon measures 3476km/2160 miles across and her gravity is one sixth that of the earth.
Ever heard the old saying...Once in a blue moon ??It refers to a time when two moons occur in the same calenda month,a rather rare occurrence.During the 20th century,for example,there were only 40 blue moons.
A blue moon appears about every two and a half years,usually during a month that has 31 days in it,because there is simply a greater time period in which it can happen.It signifies a special time,a doubling of the moon's power during the moon that she appears.Considered unlucky by some,the blue moon is,in fact,a magical moon,when long term objects can be set.So,a blue moon can be used to sow seeds for your future,givng them time to germinate and grow until the next blue moon rises.You should also be careful if you intend to weave magic during a blue moon.Be very clear about what you ask for,because this moon will be potent,doubling your intent.
People born during a blue moon have great potential,but may have difficulty bringing their gifts into action.Their strengths are also their weaknesses,blue moon people have to learn how to harness their powers to benefit themselves and others.A blue moon increases the lunar influence on the weather,with a high probability that rainfall,storms and exceptional tides will be more prevalent than usual during that month.A different type of blue moon occurs when there is certain dust particles in the atmosphere making the moon appear blue.
Info Prepared by Fairywingss