Today I´ve had one of those days, dear reader, when everything is Retrograde. It has been extremely hot today, so much of the day has been spent inside, and typing has just been uphill.
Which annoys me a bit, because I strive to write something interesting to read.
But that´s life. There are ups and downs all the way, And it is not an easy job making a blog about daily witchcraft. The crafting part is planned for the weekend, where I will work with my preparations for the upcoming Sabbat, Lammas.
I love working with the Moon as well. It is a special relationship. In my younger days, I always looked for the Moon in the evening and the night, but there is also great beauty in a Moon ritual on an early bright morning.
- 108 Phases Of The Moon
- 109 The Lunar Calendar
- 110 Esbats
- 111 Moon Signs
- 112 Moon Rituals
- 113 Moon Invocations
- 114 Moon Prayers And Blessings
- 115 Moon Spells
Phases of the Moon : The phases of the Moon are the New Moon, the Waxing Crescent Moon, the Waxing Quarter Moon, the Waxing Gibbous Moon, the Full Moon, The Waning Gibbous Moon, The Waning Quarter Moon and the Waning Crescent Moon. I usually follow the New Moon, the Waxing Quarter Moon, the Full Moon and the Waning Quarter Moon.
The Lunar Calendar : Normally, I follow the lunar calendar with the Full Moons, but occasionally I work quite a lot with timing spells for the right Moon phase. In order to get some balance in my workings, I work with spells in smaller parts, so there is a clear way from the beginning of a new idea (New Moon) to manifestation (Waxing Moon phases) and fulfillment (Full Moon). And I always try to remember to release what is no longer useful to me during the work with a spell/ritual.
Esbats : Celebration of the 13 Full Moons in a year. I try to celebrate as many as possible, but I´m a human being, so sometimes I have periods, where I cannot work with magick except for healing purposes, when my arthritis or my bipolar decide to take a toll on my behalf.
Moon Signs : I´m interested in astrology, so this sign is as important as the other planetary signs and the ascendant. Mine is by the way, Cancer Sun, Cancer Moon and Leo Rising.
Moon Rituals : I prefer to track my Moon rituals away from my other rituals, because the intensity of Moon magick is suitable to a lot of reflection, whereas some of my other rituals often are very intuitive and made in the moment, so to speak.
Moon Invocations : in the same way have I organized Moon invocations, prayers, blessings and spells. I often ask a Crone Goddess to assist my magickal workings, such as Hecate, Kali and Yemaya, because I´m becoming a Crone myself these years.
Moon Prayers And Blessings : Said out loud, then meditating to quiet music in order to raise the right amount of energy to let go with the spell.
Moon Spells : Used for the right timing of spells during the phases of the Moon.
This concludes my second Book of Shadows ring binder. The third and last present part of my Book of Shadows concerns spellcasting, rituals, witchy tips, creative magick and the Grey. The last being my definition of working with hoodoo and spirits.
And it concludes today´s post. My fingers hurt, and I need to light a healing candle, plain white, because it was the one at hand. To send a silent prayer to the Universe about getting better at handling my physical and mental health. So Mote It Be.