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Once in a Blue Moon

Tomorrow we will have a Blue Moon. This is the name given to the second Full Moon within the same month and occurs every 2 to 3 years. Some believe the second full moon holds the knowledge of the Grandmother Goddess, or the Crone, and therefore contains the wisdom of the 3-fold the energy. This can be associated with the Goddess in her 3 forms of Maiden, Mother, Crone. It can also be associated with the 3 natures of self as Mind, Body, Spirit.

Feeling the Shadow Self

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Throughout history, it has been believed that eclipses where very auspicious signs.  Some believed they happened when we have angered the gods.  Metaphysically speaking,  each type of eclipse brings it’s own process for us to work through.   The processes brought on by a Solar eclipse tend to be more visible and manifest in an outer way, relating to the ego.  The processes of a Lunar eclipse are experienced  in a deeper, private way, working with our subconscious and inner feelings.

A lunar eclipse may impact you emotionally as its energy is directed inward. You may feel a sense of loss, sadness, or depression, as the moon influences our moods and our emotions.  I had this very experience on Sunday and found that many of the people I spoke with had very similar feelings as well.  Most of these are due to the nature of lunar eclipses. They tend to bring change to our lives and push us outside our comfort zones as they remove things from us. We tend to forget that most times things leave our lives in preparation for new more suitable situations to be drawn in. We can be so hard on ourselves and self doubt can easily find its way into your subconscious during these times causing us to question the path we are on and the choices we are making.

These are times of great spiritual growth. Trust that whatever feelings you had, or whatever surfaces, you are evolving into the person you were destined to become. Do not allow yourself to stay with negative feelings long. Although quiet reflection has it’s place in our journey, allowing despair to eclipse your self worth is not healthy. Remember that your are a reflection of spirit. Namaste! The light in me greets the light in you. Shine that light bright for all to see!

Full Moon Alchemy!

On Saturday night there will be a party in the night sky! Around 11:54 p.m. eastern time, we will be witness to what is known as a SuperMoon. A Supermoon occurs when the moon is both making its closet approach to Earth and turning full. This moon will appear up to 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than the dullest moons but it will look largest just as it’s rising over the eastern horizon. This year we also have the spectacular Aquarid meteor shower happening at the same time. The debris from Halley’s comet, known as the Aquarid meteor shower, will blaze a trail through the night sky with up to 40-60 meteors per hour. Be patient and stay alert: individual meteor streaks last only about a second, and sometimes occur in clusters. If you are really lucky, you’ll get to see a bright fireball, some of which are visible even in daytime. It’s awesome to know even the brightest streaks are produced by tiny sand-grain sized vaporizing as they crash into the Earth’s atmosphere. These events will create the perfect setting for some super charged intention work.

The Moon is the astronomical body closest to us and, therefore, she has a profound influence upon us. The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magical workings with the New Moon being the next most powerful time. This is the prime time to preform rituals for prophecy, protection, and divination. Also any working that needs extra power, such as healing for serious conditions, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. The Moon reaches its fullest point in Scorpio this month, the fixed, water sign of feminine power. The Scorpio energy will add extra power to work involving psychic development, magic and personal power. The Meteor shower will super charge any work done. Although meteors are associated with the fire element predominately, the other elements are also present in hyper force, such as Air, Earth (loose debris, dust, sand, and rocks that are in the meteor shower) and water, from precipitation in the atmosphere. All the elements are present in their heightened state of energy charges making this Saturday evening a most powerful time for your intention work!

 

~ Flicker of the Flame ~

~ The Flicker of the Flame ~

Out of all the rituals and tools available, Candles are by far my favorite to work with. A candle is like a prayer that goes on after my knees have given up. It is a flickering reminder of my goals, its soft light guiding me forward towards that which I desire.

One can always find a way to incorporate Candle magic into their lives. The only investment of time you must make is choosing what color to buy or make and then the time to burn. Of course, if you have more time than that, there are ways to increase the power of the work you are doing by anointing, carving, and so on. Sometimes I will “prepare” several candles to work with over the next month. At other times, life gets so busy, the only preparation done is the thought of what I need as I light a candle.

Like most things, a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you achieve your goals. Incorporating one or more of the following details into the work you do with candles can increase their power greatly. Look at each list and choose according to what your intention is.

~ The Colors ~

 White – Purity, Spirituality, Truth, Spirit

Red – Energy, Strength, Sexual Potency

Orange – Ambition, Vitality, Career, Matters involving Law

Yellow – Intellectualism, Memory and Creativity

Green – Prosperity, Abundance, Fertility

Blue – Inspiration, Communication, Peace, Devotion

Indigo – Spiritual Power, Psychic ability, Third Eye Magic

Violet – Intuition, Meditation, Harmony, Spiritual Guidance

Pink – Love, Affection and Romance

Brown – Earth Magics, Stability, Nurturing & Grounding.

Black – Protection, Reversing, Absorbing, Hidden Knowledge

 ~ Day of the Week ~

Sunday — Joy, Prosperity, Psychic work, Confidence

Monday — Protection, Emotions, Healing, Female concerns

Tuesday — Conqueror, Power, Strength, Physical Healing

Wednesday — Mental, Spiritual work, Business needs 

Thursday — Growth, Expansion, Patience, Understanding 

Friday — Love, Affairs of the Heart, Attraction work, Prosperity, Fertility 

Saturday — Remove Obstacles, Block, Protection, Hex-breaking

 ~ Phases of the Moon ~

New Moon – From the day of the New Moon to three days after. For Love, Health or Job hunting. New Moon is for starting New Ventures & for New Beginnings.

Waxing Moon – From seven to fourteen days after the New Moon. For Constructive magic such as Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck and Health. The Waxing Moon is the time to do work about Invocation, Attraction and bringing in; for example, attracting a lover or bringing in more abundance.

Full Moon – From fourteen to seventeen days after the new moon. For Prophecy, Protection, Divination. Any working that needs extra power. Also for Love, Knowledge, Legal undertakings, Money and Dreams.

 Waning Moon – From three to ten days after the Full Moon. The Waning Moon is used for Banishing work, for ridding oneself of Addictions, Illness or Negativity. The Waning Moon is the time to light candles for Clearing and Removing.

 Dark Moon – From ten to fourteen days after the full moon. The dark moon is a time for ridding oneself of Bad Habits, Binding spells, for Exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our Angers and Passions. Also bringing Justice to bear.

 Some examples:

Waning Moon – Removing Debt

Waxing Moon – Attract Abundance 

Waning Moon – Banishing Illness 

Waxing Moon – Inviting Healing Energy 

Waning Moon – Clearing out old Relationship Baggage 

Waxing Moon – Attracting a Soulmate into your Life 

New Moon – Candle for New Job 

Full Moon – Candle for Spiritual Answers, Intuition 

Dark Moon – Candle to Quit Smoking  

This is a great starting point to working with candles. But remember this is just some added guidance. I keep lots of White and Black Candles on hand to use in place of the colored ones for use in times when I need to be doing some work but don’t have specific colors on hand. White can always be used in place of a color because white contains all colors and black is always good for doing banishing work. Stay tuned to learn which oils work best for desired results, anointing candles, spell work and more.


So, my lovely readers, grab a candle, make a wish…..and LIGHT!