Continuing from the previous post of aligning with Universal Powers for effective magickal practices…….
In this post I will be discussing the second of the Sacred Seven that I have been mentioning in the previous posts, the Moon.
As a practitioner of the Craft, the Moon is by far the most influential in my life.
Where does one start describing the essence of their own Psyche that is such a significant part of this incredible celestial energy?
Just like everything that exists on this earth and in the cosmos, the Moon shows its energy, its influence and its power through its phases, influencing the ever-evolving soul or what the ancient Greeks called the Psyche. Each Moon phase has an influence according to the Energy, Frequency and Vibration omitted by the rest of the celestial sphere. NOTHING stands alone, EVERYTHING is connected.
Moon magick is an experience that teaches you that nothing is separate and that everything is connected. It allows you to see deep into not only your own soul but that of the Great Mother and the Cosmos.
Moon magick to me is ‘Moon Medicine’. One that heals the body, spirit and soul, remembering that all three are one. By practicing Moon Medicine one learns the rhythm of the self that is connected to that of the earth and beyond. A true Witch is connected to the moon through this Moon Medicine and understands its connection to the healing aspect of the self and all those around him/her.
The true strength in understanding the Moon is by learning what it affects. The herbs, flowers, plants that are at their most potent in the evening and at what phases of the moon they are their most active. Which animals are at their most active and what is it that they do and why they do it.
The Moon’s gravitational pull has an enormous influence on all our water ways and the earth’s core. The waterways such as the lakes, rivers and oceans have an important influence and impact on the earth’s weather system. Study the way human beings act at certain times of the month. The best way to do this is to start with yourself.
Begin by creating a moon diary, one that shows you the different phases of the moon and the seasons. In the diary you can add your magickal herb correspondence for that particular month, your spell work, your meditations done, your rituals and of course your feelings and emotions. You could also add the celestial influences of that month such as planets, asteroids eclipses, retrogrades and so forth. You can add your personal observations of people around you, animal and plant life. Add any further readings that you have done that have influenced your magickal work. I know from personal observation that at certain times of the month I’m drawn to do certain things, go certain places and read or research certain books and subjects.
You could say that it is a little like a Grimoire, well it is, and it is that of the moon and its magick……
As everything is connected, the Moon Journal or Diary is there to help you connect to the energy of the Moon and that of everything that is influenced by it.
The Different Phases of the Moon.
This is your map to the Moon’s soul and through that you will discover the treasure to everything that it influences, this includes you. Above is a wonderful depiction of the moon phases and their influence. Please look through the web site I have supplied it gives you a wealth of information by this very inspirational author- One Part Gypsy.
Note: The above Moon Cycles are in the Northern hemisphere.
For further information please click on to the link below.
One of the most important human aspects in the essence that is influenced by the Moon is that of the Psyche.
In fact Psyche was a Goddess in ancient Greece that was the personification of the soul, one that was attributed to the Feminine Spiritual and Psychological growth, and no it’s not only for the female, it’s the Feminine, one that is imprinted in both men and women. This is where the origins of the word Psychology comes from.
Planetary Correspondences of the Moon
The list really is long…….
However I will only mention just a couple of bits of information that you might be interested in doing further research.
Blue, white, orange, red, yellow
Herbs oils and incense
Sandalwood, rose, cedar, frankincense, hyssop, orange, rosewood, yarrow, night jasmine, sage, tea tree, all night shades, evening primrose and WOW the list goes on……
Moon stones, selenite (named after the Goddess Selene which is the personification of the moon), amber, opal, rose quarts, quartz, obsidian
Moon magick bath salts to help you relax just before or after a ritual
I cup sea salt
8 Drops frankincense
8 Drops sandalwood
Mix together. Place in an airtight container. Place 1-3 tablespoons in your bath.