Waning Crescent - 10% of Full (fourth quarter)
NEW Moon on the 26th of March
Moon's Place Today: Pisces (throughout the week, until Saturday)
I know it has been a while since I last posted the Weekly Lunar Reading with Magical Attributes. Most of you already know that my beloved father passed away very unexpectedly on February 15th. It's taken a while to get back into a routine of things and I don't know if they shall ever be called normal again. Allowing myself to make the time to meditate, relax and allow the universal energy to flow through me hasn't been my top priority the past few weeks. I don't enjoy the emotional outbursts of sorrow when I am in a deep meditation so I haven't done one in quite a while. I'm finding that my physical and emotional self isn't pleased with this change in routine. The lunar reading today reflects a little more than usual on our own personal mental and physical health.
Many of us are feeling the urge to be outside more, connect with our roots and plant our seeds in the moist soil. The cold and long nights of Winter are dwindling away and making room for the much needed sunlight and warmth. Like SuperMan, we too need to recharge in the rays of the sun. There is a good chance your creative side is kicking and screaming for some new ideas and actions. With the new moon approaching, it is suggested that you may want to broaden your horizon. Take a chance on something different or out of your unusual habits.
As the seasons change, so do our physical and emotional selves. You are like a tree that grows with the seasons, ever evolving and always beautiful. Just as the tree needs proper sunlight, water and care so do you. Your body is a tapestry of love and light. You are sacred and part of this universal energy that flows with and through all things. It's time to pull yourself out of the slump you have been in for the past several weeks and for some it has been months. There is no need to continue to dwell on the 'what ifs' or 'could have beens'. You are here right now and only you have the choice to give them thought or to release, thus relieving.
To say you have no choice or choices in this life is no different than saying you don't know how to breath. Every minute of the day we are faced with choices that always have a ripple effect and reaction. We can choose to live in sorrow that a loved one passed or we can choose to love their ancestral energy and connect with it on the spiritual side. You can choose to fall into depression and make the loss of the human shell your only thought. I choose to celebrate a sacred life. I choose to acknowledge his and the ancestral/cosmic energy for guidance, prayer and sacred visions. The second we are born into this beautiful world we begin to grow older and become closer to our mortal death. We are spiritual beings and our physical self is only a temporary shell. I choose to celebrate the life I have and the life of others both the physical and spiritual beings.
If you seem to be having a hard time coming out of the winter blues or other circomstances, then maybe you need a good cleaning for your spirit and soul. A while back I posted a creative Egg Cleansing. This form of ritual is perfect for Spring, specially because it involves an egg. The method allows one to manifest and release. The upcoming new moon the 26th would offer the perfect celestial time with the moon phases and planetary alignment.
For the Magic Doers & Light Workers:
During and before a new moon it is important that we take the time to cleanse our own self. After all, you are the most vital magical tool you have in all of your collection of crystals, stones and other magical and light working devices. I highly suggest using this week for you and only you. Allow yourself the time this week for meditation, relaxation, self beautification and a good old fashioned spiritual cleansing as well. There are many ways you can 'charge' and renew yourself. You can always try for a cleansing bath or shower ritual, adorned by candles and relaxing scents. A day laying on the ground under the sun and watching the clouds would be advised as well. Try your hardest to obtain from magical work this week involving problem solving with others or communication barriers. As of next week and after your relaxation time these conflicts or issues will seem to dwindle down to nothingness and they will be totally irrelevant.
I find it an important practice to always acknowledge and honor any celestial events, including certain moon phases. Anytime during the next three to five would be proper to do a blessing aloud towards the beautiful moon.
Pray to the moon when when only her aura is seen.
Though I can not see her body I know she still gleams.
Her beauty though shadowed is still bright.
She brings me renewal with this sacred light.
New energy and light for tomorrow.
I will be released of any remaining sorrow.
Pray to the moon when only her aura is seen.
Only a sliver of her beauty and powers do gleam.
I thank the moon and the moon thanks me.
I connect with all that is, even the lone standing tree.
It is time for Luna to set my spirit free.
Tomorrow I will begin a new way to see.
So mote it be.
Your Mission for this week:
Love yourself and those you live with. Live this week as if only you knew you were going to pass your earthly shell and leave this world as of next week. What would you change in your life? Who would you spend time with and what are the things you would do? Be realistic with your current financial state and lifestyle. Make memories this week that will last a lifetime, no matter how long or short that life is. Be the life of the party, share your youthful stories, love and live for today as if tomorrow never existed and leave no regrets.
Feel free to come back to the blog and post how you spent your day. Share your happenings with fellow readers. :-)