As I write these particular lines, I AM crystal clear that there is no blog post that could ever do justice to the Magickal, Mysterious, Mesmerizing Moon. This may be a long post or a longer one (I dispensed with a “Part II” to Part II). It may focus on one aspect or many aspects. Nonetheless, my Love and Adoration for this exquisite Being of Dark and Light certainly shall bring out the romantic poet in me, but first things first.
In Magickal Traditions, Monday is the Day of the Moon. Indeed, if you add another “o” to the one in “Monday,” you get “Moonday.” Monday is the Astrological Ruler of Cancer, the Sign of Home, Family and the Mother (both the human mother and the Divine One). For so many people, Monday is synonymous with “back to work,” but Cancer is the strongest of the Water Signs. So, really, Mondays are about resetting one’s emotions (and how often do people do that on a Monday?).
For about a year now, I have been engaging in Resonance Repatterning Sessions. They have helped me enormously to successfully surrender and release many negative, disempowering emotional and mental patterns that have prevented me from being happy and successful. It is truly no coincidence that all of my private sessions and virtually all of my group sessions have been on Mondays.
The Moon is one of the three most Ancient and Infinite Symbols of Goddess, or the Divine Feminine. The other two are the Ocean and the Spiral, and it is no coincidence the three are inter-related. The Moon, which has a spiral-like orbit, influences the ocean’s tides.
There are also many correlations to the Moon and people, specifically women. The Waxing Crescent (on the left in the image above) symbolizes a woman in her youth; it is also symbolic of the Maiden Goddess, sometimes referred to as the Virgin Goddess. She Is her own Woman, Her own Goddess; She Is beholden to no one, certainly not a man. She Is wild and free, and does as she pleases. She Is sometimes a Love Goddess, or a Warrior Goddess. The Full Moon is symbolic of the Mother. She nourishes and nurtures. She may or may not have a Cosmic Consort (or, Divine Lover, if you will). She, in Her own way, protects and provides. The Waning Moon symbolizes the Crone, the Hag, the Seeress. She is Silence, and the Wisdom born from It. She Is Transition, Transformation, Transmutation.
Some of the Goddesses that are linked to the Moon include, but definitely are not limited to:
Auset/Isis, Egyptian Goddess of the Full Moon;
Yemaya, Yoruban/Nigerian/Afro-Caribbean Goddess of the Full Moon;
Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Waxing Crescent Moon;
Selene, Greek Goddess of the Full Moon;
Hekate/Hecate, Greek Goddess of the Waning Moon and Dark Moon Tides (the three Nights before the New Moon);
Al-Uzza, Arabian Warrior Goddess of the Waxing Crescent Moon;
Al-Lat, Mother of Allah, Arabian Mother Goddess of the Full Moon;
Manat, the “Measurer of Time,” the Arabian Goddess of the Waning Crescent Moon;
Cerridwen, Welsh Goddess of the Waxing Moon and the Dark Moon Tides;
Ix Chel/Ixchel, Mayan Moon Goddess;
Freya/Freyja, Norse/Scandinavian Goddess of Moon Magick.
There are also Gods, or Male Divinities that are linked to the Moon, such as:
Tehuti/Thoth, Egyptian God of the Moon and Moon Magick;
Chandra, Hindu God of the Moon;
Odin, Norse/Scandinavian “All-Father” God, Who Is linked to the Moon.
Of course, I must also mention Archangel Gabriel, the Divine Messenger of the Archangels. His Name Is Hebrew and means “Strength of God.” He Is the Archangel that not only informed Mother Mary (often depicted with a Moon at Her Feet) that She was going to give Birth to Jesus the Christ, but also informed Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth that she was going to give Birth to John the Baptist.
Archangel Gabriel Is Astrologically linked to the Moon, and He Is also one of the best Archangels to call upon for anything related to children, from conception to raising and everything in between. And the fact that a pregnant woman’s belly looks a lot like a Full Moon is no coincidence, either.
Some of the more appropriate Rituals and Spells to conduct on a Monday would include:
1. Connecting to any Goddess;
2. Connecting to a Moon Goddess;
3. Connecting to a Moon God;
4. Developing Psychic Ability;
5. Increasing or strengthening Psychic Ability;
6. Learning a System of Divination (for example, the Tarot);
7. Empowering your Divinatory Skills;
8. Deepening your connection to a Divinatory Device;
9. Working with your dreams (i. e., understanding the messages in your dreams);
10. Developing Clairvoyance (also known as Second Sight);
11. Balancing your emotions.
Finally, I must mention that, in Western Astrology, the Moon is the best Astrological Placement to determine long-term partners and marriages. Why? Because the Moon-Sign represents one’s emotional temperament, one’s sense of home and family, and what very few people know about him or her. Yes, the Venus-Sign represents how one gives and prefers to receive love, and the Mars-Sign represents motivating goals, how one expresses anger and how one expresses Sexual Energy. But the Moon-Sign tells you if you can live with that person, and if you wish to do so. For some, it is a much more valuable insight.
Roughly half of this post consists of my own experiences with the Moon, what I have received in Guided Meditations, Prayer, Ritual Work and SpellCraft. As for the rest, the sources consulted were:
Maiden, Mother, Crone, by D. J. Conway;
Ariadne’s Thread: A Workbook of Goddess Magic, by Shekinah Mountainwater;
Archangels 101, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.;
Wild Witches Don’t Get the Blues, by Ffiona Morgan;
The Only Astrology Book You’ll Ever Need, by Joanna Martine Woolfolk;
The Bible and the Tarot, by Corinne Heline;
www.ask.com for the beautiful Triple Moon Image.
Lastly the words in the caption underneath the Triple Moon Image (as well as the caption under the Sun) are from the Wisdome Writings of Robert Alvarez, the Psychic Witch.