I came across a nice blog post that goes into more information about Moon phases. They really explained how to know if the Moon is waning or waxing. I was glad to learn this since I tend to have a hard time remembering which is which! You can read the blog post at the following link:
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Question: Do Pagan Religions Have Rules?
I read a book on Wicca that says “all Wiccans must do this and never do that,” and then I read another one that said Pagans can make their own rules. Some people believe in the Threefold Law, and others don’t. Others say that the Wiccan Rede is only for Wiccans but not other Pagans. What’s going on here? Are there rules in Pagan religions like Wicca, or not?
The word “rules” can be a puzzling one, because while there are guidelines, they do tend to vary from one tradition to another. In general, most Pagans – including Wiccans – follow some set of rules that is unique to their own tradition – however, it’s important to note that these standards are not universal. In other words, what Group A holds true as law cannot be applied towards Group B.
To read the rest of this article by Patti Wigington please click on this link: http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/faq/f/Rules_Magic.htm