Tag: Dark Moon

Journaling under the Dark Moon

February 15, 2018
1:05 PM PST
2:05 PM MST
4:05 PM EST
9:05 PM UTC
February 16, 2018
5:05 AM AWST
8:05 AM AEDT
Aquarius

           As the Equinox approaches the Earth is preparing for a shift. The Natural Energy is getting busy either in preparation for Spring or the Harvest. Either way, this is a good time to focus on your plans and how you’re going to get them done. The Dark Moon in Aquarius is a great time to do a little meditation, get out your magical journal, and make plans for the changing seasons.

           Journaling does not always get the credit it is due in our magical practice. In this modern-day and age, we often take for granted the written word and forget that our ancestors did not have this luxury. Putting pen to paper or even typing it can make your goals and plans more likely to become a reality. It does not have to be a formal set up where you call corners and light candles; it can just be a simple time of reflection with your journal or Book of Shadows.

          The energy of Aquarius can help your thoughts and feelings flow onto the paper. This can help you better understand your goals, your intentions, and your motivations. As a witch, it is very important to understand your motivations and intentions because they play an important part of your magical practice. There are times when people ask why a spell didn’t work and if you look deeper into their intentions they were not in alignment with the spell they cast, clearly pointing to the problem.  Journaling can help you understand your intentions and look deeper into your magick allowing you to grow and develop your practice more productively.

Enjoy a little journaling under the Dark Moon in Aquarius

Hesperides Garden  

 

Planning in the Dark with Capricorn

January 16, 2018
6:17 PM PST
7:17 PM MST
9:17 PM EST
January 17, 2018
2:17 AM UTC
10:17 AM AWST
1:17 PM AEDT

           CapricornThe Dark Moon in Capricorn is a valuable time to get organized. As this is the New Year it is a wonderful time to reflect on what you want to accomplish in the year ahead.  Sit down with everything you need to make a good list.  It is noteworthy to mention, there are some who would say magickally you put in much more energy if you put a pen to paper, however this is not true for everyone and not necessary for all work.  We are modern people in world full of technology, it is only natural for our magickal practice to innovatively grow.  

           You can make a checklist, set of goals, an outline, step-by-step need to do, or whatever works for you with the intent being to make an achievable plan to be successful in your goals.  You can use a dark bowl full of water for a little self-reflection to help you prioritize, and Capricorn’s diligent nature will help make sure you do not leave anything out.

To use the reflecting pool, ground and clear your mind in your usual way.  

           An example:  Get comfortable and close your eyes.  Focus on your breathing and allow the flow to become steady and rhythmic.  Visualize yourself sitting on the banks of a dark shoreline.  The water is steady, slightly warm, and inviting.  Stand with your toes in the water and feel the Earth’s energy flowing like the water.  Focus on the beating of your heart and the steady rhythmic flow of your breath.  Feel your rhythm begin to harmonize with that of the water, breeze, and other sounds of nature you hear in the darkness.  Your energy becomes one with the energy of the earth.  Any thoughts that may be cluttering your mind can be tossed into the water to float away with the tide until your mind is clear of day-to-day thoughts.  

Make your list

 

           When it is time to answer a question.  Light a candle, or a few, or have the lights on so you can get a reflection.  Hold the bowl in your hands relaxing your gaze on the water.  See your reflection in the water and focus on your questions.  Some people will see an answer, some may hear or perceive, but really this is more about your feelings and intuition.  The water is a focal point for your mind to keep you from getting distracted on other thoughts.  Listen to your intuition and don’t force it or try to literally see something in the water.  Everyone will perceive this type of divination differently, with practice you will be able to hear your intuition more effectively.  Also, don’t second guess yourself.  The first answer is the right answer.

           Place the list somewhere prominent so you can see it regularly.  When you complete something make sure you mark it off, so you can see your progress.

 

 

 Happy Planning!

Hesperides Garden

Dark Moon in the Darkest time

December 17th, 2017
10:30 p.m. PST
11:31 p.m. MST
December 18th, 2017
1:30 a.m. EST
6:31 a.m. UTC
5:30 p.m. AEDT

           The Dark Moon during this dark time is a night of introspection and stillness.  We challenge you to sit in the dark tonight and be comfortable with yourself in that space.  You do not have to do anything but sit in the stillness of this night’s energy. 

           For those who want to take it a step forward, this Dark Moon is ideal for an introspective meditation to use all the information you have been discovering since Samhain. 

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           Do not let fear and doubt blur your inward journey.  You must be receptive to the wisdom presented by the Crone during this time.  She is honest and sometimes more forthcoming then we would like to hear, however she comes to you with great wisdom and you should heed her words. 

           This is also a time when seeing your own darkness is easiest.  This also should not be approached with fear or doubt.  You must have faith in yourself and understand that there are two sides to every coin; your darkness is a natural and essential part of you. 

           We live in a world where for most the darkness has been cast in a shadow of mistrust and demonization.  This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  The Darkness is where the divine mother bestows her eternal love.  It is where the Dark Gods share their prosperity and joy.  It is a place to meet with the Crone and Sage, to share in their wisdom.  The Darkness is the womb of divine rebirth and a place for us all to seek shelter to restore and rejuvenate.  Your own darkness is the womb of your subconscious.  It is a place where you can truly get to know yourself and plant seeds of change and sprout new growth. 

           When beginning your work in your own darkness you must let go of the assumptions of the societal norm and open your mind and heart to the nurturing dark energy.  Do not plant seeds of fear by making this journey before you are ready.  And as always if you would like a little more guidance we are here to help. 

 

Blessed Be

Hesperides

Dark Moon in Scorpio

            The Dark Moon today falls under the sign of Scorpio.  This is a wonderful time to turn inward and explore your hearts desires. We often get caught up in life’s day to day tasks and forget about our dreams.  The Dark Moon creates a safe place deep in the womb of the Goddess where you are free to explore. 

           Ground, clear your mind, and find your internal happy place.  Once you are there allow your visions to flow from the heart.  Make sure you are comfortable and can spend some time here and hear all your inner self has to say.  Scorpio will help you see the truth lifting the veil transcending you to higher states of consciousness.    

 

           Make sure you journal everything you saw while on your vision.  Often the most important messages will come in abstract form, and will not be obvious until you have time to think about them more.  

Blessings on your Jouney

Hesperides