mind turns inwards --you feel contemplative. Nonfiction reading.
insights. New ideas. Writing is easier.
develop easily. You may take on more than you can do.
notice details. Also become self-aware and gregarious.
want to share, teach, do. Talkative,
sell idea, sign contract
feel heavy. May retain water. Inactive. Also slowing of metabolism.
begins to increase.
may lose some weight. Increased thirst and hunger.
for exercise. Wake earlier.
peaks. Also stay up late.
may rise slightly. Activity level diminishes.
decreases. Slight weight loss.
sleep patterns of the month. Least appetite.
be deep and strong but inwardly focussed. Not interested in public or group
ritual. Inner work on Dark Self
time. Also begin processes.Dedicate, join coven.
time for learning new lore and skills. Take classes. Work with the God
to see development of process. Initiate change
on aether. Connect with "folk'.
spells. Charms for breaking habits. Dreamwork
of praise and thanksgiving. Commemora-tions of the dead. Divination
between the Worlds. Work with past lives or spirit guides. Meditations
and astral projection
ebb. You sleep well but feel inertia when awake.
spurts. Early rising.
is balanced. Energy increases. 10 am to 2 pm active times.
workouts are possible. Strength increases.
active lunar cycle. Also increase in stamina. Evening energy.
to slow down. Become tired in afternoon. Earlier bedtime.
midmorning. Lazy afternoon. May need nap.
fades at sunset. Takes til midmorning to get going. Peak activity from
lunch to dinner.
Easily hurt. More likely to quarrel. Misunderstandings of communication,
rather like moon-void-of -course
a good time for crowds. Feelings may be delicate. and shy,
balanced and more outgoing. Not too introspective.
socializing. Rather more vocal. Feelings of awareness, compassion.
nurturing, sexually aware. Lighthearted.
of others, empathetic, feel like you have much to give.
attention, feeling like being cared for. Appreciative, clingy, 'cute'.
self-indulgent, lazy, somewhat hedonistic. Not other-focused. Also withdrawn,
be your bloodtime. If not, you feel full and self-protective. May have
backache even if you are not fertile. Not interested in compromise in relationships
of personal relation-ships. You resemble small wild animal.cautious, shy.
rational time for women. Logic is appealing. You are interested in discussing
are becoming more loving, interested in intimacy. Also a time you choose
to confide secrets.
surfaces. You are sexy, flirtatious, aware of your appearance. Also emotional,
may have passionate
and sexual needs, especially for tenderness and verbal intimacy
concerns, caretaking, home beautification, family issues.
may surface. Memories of other times may make you sad. Least emotional
energy. Need quiet time, no crises, lots of sleep.
when communication is hard for you. The women in your life may seem withdrawn
feeling invigorated. The sap is rising. Feel like courting.
are exocentric now, focus is on job or other mundanity. Least emotion manifested.
of emotional energy which does not last long. More gregarious, flirtatious.
become sociable, expansive, may spend money. You are flaunting your plumage.
are horny, but not necessarily tender. Variety may look good.
become focused on "husbanding" money, resources, time. You are nesting.
do lots of self-questioning. Maleness issues surface now. You do not wish
to be questioned or criticised.
a dry month, may be windy. If rainy, rain will be heavier. Often a time
of unexpected storms.
likely to sprinkle. Wind gusts.
in winter, calmest winds of the month.
to have clouds with no rain. Moderate wind.
summer, most extreme temperatures of month.
of the month in winter when the inversion most likely.
patterns in weather. Also most unlikely weather events.
canyon winds. Moisture increases. Temperature narrowest range of month.
obscure. May contain images of caves, shadowy places, blood and secrets.
Often dream of childhood, dead friends
sleep. Dreams are fragmentedWish- dreams.
more realistic, fewer symbols. May have prophetic dreams now.
are active. Sleep is deep and relaxing. Often dream of the past, recognizably.
time of month for lucid dreaming. Most likely to remember dreams.
you do not usually remember your dreams, this is the best time of month
dream answers to real-life questions. Start dream diary now to see patterns.
likely to remember your dreams. Deep REM sleep but sudden waking.
sometimes dream serially.
DARK AND FULL MOON CYCLES
The "three days of the Moon" is a concept drawn from ancient Sumerian
lore, where there were three Moon Goddesses during the time
a different set of attributes and energies.
of the Full Moon, and the three Gods of the Moon during the time of the
Dark Moon. Each of the three days of the moon cycle represents
of the Dark Moon
The first day of the Dark Moon cycle is known as the Old Moon, the waning
crescent at its extreme level of attrition. The attribution of this
moon cycle is "Composting" or "Pruning." It is the best day in the lunar
cycle to do banishing work for habits or diseases, end relationships,
bury old resentments, discard items of which you wish to lose the influence
(throw away your old boyfriend's stuff today, or clean out the closet
you have been avoiding since Grandma died.), quit a job, or move. This
day is sacred to the "Old Man of the Moon," and is a good day to honor
your ancestors or pay respect to an old person or tradition.. It is a poor
time to begin a relationship or business deal, find a house, buy anything
of value, or begin school or magical training.
The second day of the Dark Moon cycle is the Dark Moon, called in some
traditions the New Moon. This is the Seed Moon, and its energy is
focused on inception, on inner work and the process of renewal. Traditionally,
coven work on this day focuses on workshops or classes that may
be of personal use to covenors, with the expectation that any ritual done
will be individual work. If possible, traditional lore says this is not
day to make decisions or begin or end things in mundane reality...it is
a day of stasis, rather like a mild moon-void-of-course. However, there
are certain kinds of magical activities which work well today...Personal
divination, creation of charms of protection, choice of a magical name,
and past-life regressions are likely to be very powerful on the Dark Moon..
The day is sacred to the Dark God, who leads us on the inner journey
to confront the Shadow Self, acting as protector and guide.
The third day of the Dark Moon cycle is either called the New Moon, if
your tradition calls the second day (when the moon is not visible) the
long-term spellwork, like a job search, healing work, or searching for
a mate or magical partner.
Dark Moon, or the Crescent Moon or Waxing Moon, if your tradition calls
the previous day the New Moon. It is sacred to the Young God and is
a day of sprouting, new beginnings and prophetic work. It is a good day
to plant seeds, start a magical working, dedicate or initiate, handfast
get pregnant, or begin a new job or relationship. Doing divination for
others is likely to be successful today. If your coven does prefer to do
magical work or ritual around the Dark Moon, this is the most effective
day of the cycle to schedule it. It is also a powerful time to begin any
of the Full Moon
The first day of the Full Moon cycle is the Bursting Moon, or "Right Hand
Moon". It is sacred to the Moon Goddess, Selene, the ever-pregnant
one, Goddess of potential. It is the time right before things come to fruition,
the moment before success or completion. Therefore it is sometimes
referred to as the Maiden Moon. It is the time when we best can access
our own potential, so it is the time of the Lunar Cycle to create future
including doing guided meditation to answer questions, or astral travel
to consult with spirit guides and avatars. Mundanely, it is a good day
finish "beginning" processes, like signing a contract for an ongoing business
deal, making an offer on a house, applying for a job, or taking
examinations in school. It is also the time of the Lunar Cycle when our
memories are apt to be the most acute, especially short-term memory.
Since this moon phase deals with what is almost there, it is a good time
to do such things as find lost objects or recall and make contact with
The second day of this cycle is the Full Moon. It is sacred to Arianrhod,
the Silver Circle, Goddess of the Full Moon. It represents blossoming,
coming to full completeness or awareness. It is the best day of the cycle
for guided meditations, lucid dreaming, and rites of passage. Both men
and women may be more sexually aware now, more tactile, sensual, languorous.
It is often the preferred time for coven ritual since we connect
well with others at this time in the cycle. Celebrations and parties will
be easier to produce and more successful at this time. It is also known
the Mother Moon, and children born on a Full Moon may have well-developed
psi abilities. Projects planned to end on a Full Moon are almost
always successful. The Full Moon exerts a strong pull on all the waters
of the earth, so emotions may be volatile now (especially if you are a
water sign!) as well as weather being unsettled. Most people relate the
best to people of the opposite sex on the Full Moon.
The third day of the cycle is the Disseminating Moon, or "Left Hand Moon."
It represents the beginning of the process of harvesting, synthesis,
coming to understanding. In some traditions it is the Crone Moon. It is
sacred to Athene, Goddess of Wisdom. It is a symbol of wisdom,
experience, a life well-lived.. On this day it is a good time to honor
all types of continuity and wisdom, including handing down coven lore,
visiting with elders, honoring your ancestors, and teaching your children.
Rituals done to access ancient wisdom are particularly successful on
this moon, especially those which are done by groups. Elevation to Elder
status, croning ceremonies, and handparting ceremonies are successful
today. It is the best day of the month to write in your BOS, to record
rituals or lore, or to analyze a magical process you have completed.