Moon Phases and Magic Part 2The Waning MoonWaning Moon means the moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. This is a time for spells that banish, release, and reverse. This is a time to break bad habits or bad addictions, to end bad relationships. This is a time of deep intuition and a time for divination.At this time the moon represents the Goddess in her Crone Aspect, give praise to Hecate, Morrigan or one of the other Crone Goddesses. The period of the waning moon lasts about 14 days.Waning Gibbous /Disseminating Moon"Moon of Retribution"Location: Moon is 225 - 270 degrees ahead of the SunSpan:After its 14 days of waxing, culminating with the Full Moon, the entire process is reversed and the Moon decreases in apparent size. After about 3 days of appearing to be more or less full, the moon slowly begins to visibly go dark on the right side, while the left side stays the same disk-shape as it had when it was Full. This is the Waning Gibbous Moon - it looks perfectly round on the left side, but bulged out past half-way on the right. This is the time to begin waning, repelling, decreasing, or reversing spells. The Waning Gibbous Moon rises in the early evening and sets sometime after sunrise.Positive Attributes:This is the Moon of the Earth Mothers. Demeter, Ceres, Korte, Danu (Anu), and Bast. What work has been done is now gathered in and the crop offered as a sacrifice to the Mother who gave it to us in the first place. Time to harvest and time to begin renewal. A time to review endeavours and correct mistakes. Settle disputes and make amends.Activities:A time to review endeavours and correct mistakes. Settle disputes and make amends. A time to start taking things apart. Addictions; Divorce; Stress; Unnecessary negativity; Bad or unwanted Habits; Decision making; Emotions; Protection; Unwanted influences; Unwanted situations; Healing, banishing what shouldn’t be there; Old ways of thinking and doing things. Goals: Start work on removing obstacles. Give thanks for what has been achieved. Relates to the Harvest of the Grown Plant.Goals: The time of the waxing Moon is in many traditions concerned more with mundane outer matters, whereas the period of the waning Moon deals with subconscious enlightenment leading to the clarification of conscious values. The waxing Moon brings instinctual growth. The waning Moon brings a conscious process of creative release.Last Quarter / Waning Crescent Moon"Moon of Harvest"Location: Moon is 270 - 315 degrees ahead of the Sun Span: Seven to ten and a half days after the Full Moon. Positive Span: Last-quarter-moon, every night the Moon rises in the East a little later and the thickness of the Waning Gibbous gets thinner, until the shape of the Moon is half a circle. This is the Last Quarter, also called by some people the Third Quarter or Waning Half Moon. It is dark on the right and bright on the left. You can continue to do waning, repelling, decreasing, or reversing spells. The Waning Last Quarter Moon rises about at midnight and sets about at noon.Waning-crescent-moon, as the shape continues to shrink, night by night, the Moon becomes a Waning Crescent; the dark side is to your right, and the bright Crescent is to your left. You can continue to do waning, repelling, decreasing, or reversing spells. This is a powerful time to take off curses or to send evil back to the one who sent it to you. The Waning Crescent Moon rises between midnight and dawn, but fades out when the Sun comes out.Activities: Release of any negativity, not just banishing it but consciously letting go of it. Continuing any banishing done during the last phase.Goals: Continue work from last phase. Good time to concentrate on removal of self from situations, relationships, and habits. Relates to the Storing of the Harvested Plant. A time to rid oneself of everything that is causing obstruction, to get rid of anything (or one) you know longer need. Good time for haircuts to slow growth, dye hair, or pluck eyebrows. Time for self-analysis, rest and recuperation, meditation and readying oneself for the energies of the New Moon. This cycle’s experiences have culminated and one must now prepare for rebirth.


Sources:thewhitegoddess.co.ukluckymojo.com

Moon Phases and Magic Part 2

The Waning Moon
Waning Moon means the moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. This is a time for spells that banish, release, and reverse. This is a time to break bad habits or bad addictions, to end bad relationships. This is a time of deep intuition and a time for divination.
At this time the moon represents the Goddess in her Crone Aspect, give praise to Hecate, Morrigan or one of the other Crone Goddesses. The period of the waning moon lasts about 14 days.

Waning Gibbous /Disseminating Moon
"Moon of Retribution"

Location: Moon is 225 - 270 degrees ahead of the Sun

Span:
After its 14 days of waxing, culminating with the Full Moon, the entire process is reversed and the Moon decreases in apparent size. After about 3 days of appearing to be more or less full, the moon slowly begins to visibly go dark on the right side, while the left side stays the same disk-shape as it had when it was Full. This is the Waning Gibbous Moon - it looks perfectly round on the left side, but bulged out past half-way on the right. This is the time to begin waning, repelling, decreasing, or reversing spells. The Waning Gibbous Moon rises in the early evening and sets sometime after sunrise.

Positive Attributes:
This is the Moon of the Earth Mothers. Demeter, Ceres, Korte, Danu (Anu), and Bast. What work has been done is now gathered in and the crop offered as a sacrifice to the Mother who gave it to us in the first place. Time to harvest and time to begin renewal. A time to review endeavours and correct mistakes. Settle disputes and make amends.

Activities:
A time to review endeavours and correct mistakes. Settle disputes and make amends. A time to start taking things apart. Addictions; Divorce; Stress; Unnecessary negativity; Bad or unwanted Habits; Decision making; Emotions; Protection; Unwanted influences; Unwanted situations; Healing, banishing what shouldn’t be there; Old ways of thinking and doing things. Goals: Start work on removing obstacles. Give thanks for what has been achieved. Relates to the Harvest of the Grown Plant.

Goals: 
The time of the waxing Moon is in many traditions concerned more with mundane outer matters, whereas the period of the waning Moon deals with subconscious enlightenment leading to the clarification of conscious values. The waxing Moon brings instinctual growth. The waning Moon brings a conscious process of creative release.

Last Quarter / Waning Crescent Moon
"Moon of Harvest"

Location: Moon is 270 - 315 degrees ahead of the Sun Span: Seven to ten and a half days after the Full Moon. Positive 

Span: 
Last-quarter-moon, every night the Moon rises in the East a little later and the thickness of the Waning Gibbous gets thinner, until the shape of the Moon is half a circle. This is the Last Quarter, also called by some people the Third Quarter or Waning Half Moon. It is dark on the right and bright on the left. You can continue to do waning, repelling, decreasing, or reversing spells. The Waning Last Quarter Moon rises about at midnight and sets about at noon.

Waning-crescent-moon, as the shape continues to shrink, night by night, the Moon becomes a Waning Crescent; the dark side is to your right, and the bright Crescent is to your left. You can continue to do waning, repelling, decreasing, or reversing spells. This is a powerful time to take off curses or to send evil back to the one who sent it to you. The Waning Crescent Moon rises between midnight and dawn, but fades out when the Sun comes out.

Activities: 
Release of any negativity, not just banishing it but consciously letting go of it. Continuing any banishing done during the last phase.

Goals: 
Continue work from last phase. Good time to concentrate on removal of self from situations, relationships, and habits. Relates to the Storing of the Harvested Plant. A time to rid oneself of everything that is causing obstruction, to get rid of anything (or one) you know longer need. Good time for haircuts to slow growth, dye hair, or pluck eyebrows. Time for self-analysis, rest and recuperation, meditation and readying oneself for the energies of the New Moon. This cycle’s experiences have culminated and one must now prepare for rebirth.

Sources:
thewhitegoddess.co.uk
luckymojo.com

Moon Phases Waning Moon Moon Magic

Deirde Norman is back this Tuesday to read Tarot.
Deirdre has been reading the cards for over 25 years and imbues each session with clarity and insight. 
Drop-ins are welcome but pre-booking is encouraged.
To book an appointment with her contact her at
info@tinkerwoman.com
Rates: $40 for half hour, $60 for 45 minutes or $80 for a full hour.

Deirde Norman is back this Tuesday to read Tarot.

Deirdre has been reading the cards for over 25 years and imbues each session with clarity and insight. 

Drop-ins are welcome but pre-booking is encouraged.

To book an appointment with her contact her at

info@tinkerwoman.com

Rates: $40 for half hour, $60 for 45 minutes or $80 for a full hour.

Tarot Tarot Reader Tarot Readings

It is customary to eat three pomegranate seeds on Samhain in remembrance of Persephone’s journey; eating more than that is believed to bring hardship into the coming year~ Pomegranate juice symbolizes the menstrual or wise blood of the goddess; to drink it is to gain her wisdom~ Carry a dried piece of the outer skin or add it to spells for conception~ After you eat your Three seeds~ Leave out the rest as an offering to your Ancestors~ )O(


Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary

It is customary to eat three pomegranate seeds on Samhain in remembrance of Persephone’s journey; eating more than that is believed to bring hardship into the coming year~ Pomegranate juice symbolizes the menstrual or wise blood of the goddess; to drink it is to gain her wisdom~ Carry a dried piece of the outer skin or add it to spells for conception~ After you eat your Three seeds~ Leave out the rest as an offering to your Ancestors~ 
)O(

Moon Goddess Magick Apothecary

Samhain Pomegranate Persephone Goddess Offering

Join us for a Workshop with Swami Matananda                              from Yasodhara Ashram
Finding Balance - Tuesday, Oct 28th 7-9pm
Balancing daily demands can be a challenge. How do you stay centered and calm? What are the keys to inner clarity and strength?
Learn some practical yogic techniques to help and balance – breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation. 
Please bring a journal with you!

Pre-Registration is Required
Registration & information: Contact Victoria at victoria.c@yasodharayoga.org or 416-694-7155

Swami Matananda, Senior Teacher, Yasodhara Ashram, British Columbia, will be offering several workshops while visiting Toronto this fall.
Yasodhara Yoga is a reflective approach to yoga that integrates body, mind and speech. 

Join us for a Workshop with Swami Matananda                              from Yasodhara Ashram

Finding Balance - Tuesday, Oct 28th 7-9pm

Balancing daily demands can be a challenge. How do you stay centered and calm? What are the keys to inner clarity and strength?

Learn some practical yogic techniques to help and balance – breath, visualization, reflection and relaxation. 

Please bring a journal with you!

Pre-Registration is Required

Registration & information: Contact Victoria at victoria.c@yasodharayoga.org or 416-694-7155

Swami Matananda, Senior Teacher, Yasodhara Ashram, British Columbia, will be offering several workshops while visiting Toronto this fall.

Yasodhara Yoga is a reflective approach to yoga that integrates body, mind and speech. 

Workshop Yoga Yasodhara Ashram Yasodhara Yoga Swami Matananda Swami Sivananda Radha Balance

Featured Crystal 
Ruby & Zoisite
Ruby is a stone of life force, courage, and passion.  
Green Zoisite is about growth and fertility. Together, these stones help us manifest our dreams and open and connect our heart, root, and third-eye chakras in a truly magical way.  
They connect our heart and our brains, increasing our intuition, harmonizing our relationships, and helping us connect to the Divine.  Physically, it is a nourishing stone that is especially good for cancers, because it activates the body’s healing mechanisms and restores vitality after radiation, chemotherapy, and pharmaceutical treatments.  It also clears boredom, and helps with depression and chronic fatigue. 

Featured Crystal 

Ruby & Zoisite

Ruby is a stone of life force, courage, and passion.  

Green Zoisite is about growth and fertility. Together, these stones help us manifest our dreams and open and connect our heart, root, and third-eye chakras in a truly magical way.  

They connect our heart and our brains, increasing our intuition, harmonizing our relationships, and helping us connect to the Divine.  Physically, it is a nourishing stone that is especially good for cancers, because it activates the body’s healing mechanisms and restores vitality after radiation, chemotherapy, and pharmaceutical treatments.  It also clears boredom, and helps with depression and chronic fatigue. 

Crystal Magic Crystals Crystal Healing Ruby Zoisite Ruby and Zoisite Root Chakra Heart Chakra Third Eye Chakra

To return to the Wild is to go home, to the only home that you’ve ever really known in your deepest soul-self. There are treasures for you there- they’ve been waiting, as patiently as wild things are able, which is not very much. This is the stamping sensation in your gut, the pawing at the ground, the straining of your neck, trying to see over the next hill, that next ridge line to the next horizon.There is no need to look so. No need to strain yourself staring at horizons. Look to the earth.Wildness marks your path with a winged trail. If nothing else- to remind you of your winged self, and to provide the means of flight, one dropped feather at a time. Gather them, gather them all. Sew them to your heart. Re-member your Wild Self.-Sarah La Rosa, herstrangeangels.com | artist Tom Chamber

To return to the Wild is to go home, to the only home that you’ve ever really known in your deepest soul-self. There are treasures for you there- they’ve been waiting, as patiently as wild things are able, which is not very much. This is the stamping sensation in your gut, the pawing at the ground, the straining of your neck, trying to see over the next hill, that next ridge line to the next horizon.

There is no need to look so. No need to strain yourself staring at horizons. Look to the earth.
Wildness marks your path with a winged trail. If nothing else- to remind you of your winged self, and to provide the means of flight, one dropped feather at a time. 
Gather them, gather them all. Sew them to your heart. Re-member your Wild Self.

-Sarah La Rosa, herstrangeangels.com | artist Tom Chamber

HerStrangeAngels Wild Self

Featured Flower Essence from Alaskan Essences, Inc.
Moschatel
Adoxa moschatelina

Keywords
Attunement, Celebrate, Co-Create, Communication, Cultivate, Exhaustion, Gardening, Harmonize, Intuition, Nurture, Opening, Perception, Play

Indi­ca­tions—worka­holic; trying too hard; believing that every­thing must come through struggle; wor­ried and con­cerned about others; unsure of how to nur­ture one­self and other living beings.

Healing Qual­i­ties—Moschatel plants play an impor­tant role in the main­te­nance and devel­op­ment of the other plants that grow in close prox­imity to them. This is espe­cially true when Moschatel grows next to a garden, where it har­mo­nizes the dif­ferent ener­gies that are present, and gen­er­ates addi­tional energy to fill in the areas where there is a lack of life force. This pro­vides a more con­tin­uous energy pat­tern for the whole garden, making it more resis­tant to insects and dis­ease. This helpful vibra­tion can be intro­duced into a garden even when this plant is not avail­able by adding the Moschatel essence to the watering system on an ongoing basis.
Moschatel is also an impor­tant essence for those who would like to cul­ti­vate an ongoing, con­scious part­ner­ship with nature. It helps us develop our sen­si­tiv­i­ties to the plant kingdom so that we can learn how to pro­mote the growth and devel­op­ment of plants in a more enjoy­able way. It does this by opening our aware­ness to how the ele­mental beings nur­ture the plants they have been given respon­si­bility for, and that is through play­–a cel­e­bra­tion of life that is con­stantly weaving the ener­gies of Earth and spirit into per­fect ­har­mony. Moschatel brings us a reminder from the ele­mental kingdom that every­thing we humans could pos­sibly need can also be real­ized through this playful cel­e­bra­tion of life.
We cannot live a healthy and bal­anced life unless we learn to ful­fill our needs in ways that are fun and enjoy­able. Our skill in caring for other forms of life will grow as we learn to create our own phys­ical and spir­i­tual har­mony through cel­e­bra­tion and play, rather than through over­work and worry.

Affirmations
I nur­ture myself and others with love and sen­si­tivity. 
I create beauty and har­mony through cel­e­bra­tion and play.

Featured Flower Essence from Alaskan Essences, Inc.

Moschatel

Adoxa moschatelina

Keywords

Attunement, Celebrate, Co-Create, Communication, Cultivate, Exhaustion, Gardening, Harmonize, Intuition, Nurture, Opening, Perception, Play

Indi­ca­tions—worka­holic; trying too hard; believing that every­thing must come through struggle; wor­ried and con­cerned about others; unsure of how to nur­ture one­self and other living beings.

Healing Qual­i­ties—Moschatel plants play an impor­tant role in the main­te­nance and devel­op­ment of the other plants that grow in close prox­imity to them. This is espe­cially true when Moschatel grows next to a garden, where it har­mo­nizes the dif­ferent ener­gies that are present, and gen­er­ates addi­tional energy to fill in the areas where there is a lack of life force. This pro­vides a more con­tin­uous energy pat­tern for the whole garden, making it more resis­tant to insects and dis­ease. This helpful vibra­tion can be intro­duced into a garden even when this plant is not avail­able by adding the Moschatel essence to the watering system on an ongoing basis.

Moschatel is also an impor­tant essence for those who would like to cul­ti­vate an ongoing, con­scious part­ner­ship with nature. It helps us develop our sen­si­tiv­i­ties to the plant kingdom so that we can learn how to pro­mote the growth and devel­op­ment of plants in a more enjoy­able way. It does this by opening our aware­ness to how the ele­mental beings nur­ture the plants they have been given respon­si­bility for, and that is through play­–a cel­e­bra­tion of life that is con­stantly weaving the ener­gies of Earth and spirit into per­fect ­har­mony. Moschatel brings us a reminder from the ele­mental kingdom that every­thing we humans could pos­sibly need can also be real­ized through this playful cel­e­bra­tion of life.

We cannot live a healthy and bal­anced life unless we learn to ful­fill our needs in ways that are fun and enjoy­able. Our skill in caring for other forms of life will grow as we learn to create our own phys­ical and spir­i­tual har­mony through cel­e­bra­tion and play, rather than through over­work and worry.

Affirmations

I nur­ture myself and others with love and sen­si­tivity. 

I create beauty and har­mony through cel­e­bra­tion and play.

Alaskan Flower Essences Moschatel Flower Essences Energy Medicine