July 12, 2018
7:47 PM PST
8:47 PM MST
10:47 PM EST
July 13, 2018
3:47 AM UTC
10:47 AM AWST
12:47 PM AEDT
The July Dark Moon comes with the energy of Cancer. The fire of the Summer sun heats even the nights, and the cool reflective energy of Cancer is very welcomed. Altogether this energy creates an environment for reflecting on your love life and relationships.
For this activity, you will need a dark bowl or black mirror, a candle, some incense, and a quiet place to set up and reflect.
An example: Close your eyes and see the dark Seaside. Step into the water, it is warm like a fresh bath, soothing your aches and pains, washing away your worries and everyday fears. With every deep breath, the waves gently wash away every distracting thought. With every exhale your energy is connected to Mother Earth’s energy.
An example: Using your finger, touch it to the ground where you want your circle walking clockwise around your space. Visualize the warm dark womb of the Mother Goddess. As you touch the ground this energy radiates from the earth and you, creating a safe Dark Circle protected by the Goddess.
Set up by filling the bowl with water, lighting the candle, and placing the two close together so that the light is reflected in the water. If you are using a dark mirror no need for the water, just set up the mirror next to your candle.
Clear your mind, leaving only the darkness. Listen as the distractions come, acknowledge them, and let them drift away into the darkness. Your mind is clear and ready for divination.
Using your pointer finger trace a heart in the water or across the mirror’s surface. Focus on the darkness; see the reflection of the candle. Watch the light dance back and forth like the passion of your heart. Take the time to allow the images to come to you. Do not force it, do not assume, simply relax your vision, look into the darkness and see what the Crone of the Dark Cancer Moon has to show you.
Once you are done journal everything you saw, felt, heard, and experienced. Write down everything. After completing your journal entry say thank you to the darkness and the energies of the Crone and Cancer. Use the candle to walk the circle backward and open the circle. Snuff the candle and clean up.
If this is your first time using a dark scrying mirror do not be discouraged if you don’t see something. Just relax and use this is a learning activity. Trust your intuition and your feelings. When you start this form of divination it is more about your feelings than what you literally see.
Blessed Reflections on this Dark Night
Herbs used to increase divination: Sage, Cedar, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and Mugwort
Herbs associated with love: Roses, Lavender, Violet, and Marigold