Full Aquarius Moon – Connect

The Full Aquarius Moon (August 3rd, 16:59 BST) brings a window of opportunity to connect with like-minded and interesting people. If you’ve been feeling a bit stale in your relationships (and I suspect that is the case for many of us during global restrictions of freedom of movement) what can you do to breathe some fresh air into this part of your life?

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It’s not so much the super deep and meaningful relationships I’m talking about here, it’s more friends/ acquaintances.
I read an interesting article yesterday on the (excellent) Mooncircles.com site by April Elliot Kent entitled “Aquarius Full Moon: Alone, Together” where she talked about this, which really resonated.

“You know when you begin to feel a lack of balance in your life, a paucity of happy, uncomplicated places where you can simply show up, be yourself, and have the sense that you belong there.”

April Elliot Kent

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*What is the current state of my friendships?
*What do I need to to fulfil my needs in this area?
*How can I protect my need for space?
*How can I foster “happy, uncomplicated places”?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*It’s Full Moon Ritual time!
*Release what is holding you back, perhaps through burning a list of those things and blowing the embers away with the breeze
*Invite what you need, perhaps through creating a charm bag with representations of what you’re looking for and some herbs/ stones to bolster your intent

First Quarter Moon in Scorpio – SWEAT

As the month draws to a close, the moon reaches its first quarter in Scorpio (July 27th, 13:32 BST). With Mars energy already holding sway, I feel like this first quarter, in Mars’s (traditional) home sign, will further fan the fire.

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They say that what we put our attention on grows, well, it is also (more) true that what we put our effort into flourishes. What do you want that you aren’t currently giving enough effort? Put your back into it, at whatever level you can manage. Not all effort is physical.

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”
― Helen Keller

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*What area of my life requires more effort right now?
*How can I best spend my energy?
*How can I work smarter, not harder?
*What is possible for me in this area?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*Effort is not confined to physical work, magical work counts too. Where can you throw some extra magic at a goal?
*Sigil shoaling for tangible short term goals will be effective now
*Support your increased effort by extra care for your physical body, a footbath, an early night. What replenishes you? Do that.

First Quarter Moon in Gemini – INNER/ OUTER

With Mercury still retrograde, the moon swells to first quarter stage (March 2nd, 19:57 GMT), appearing to us as half dark and half light. It is the mirror, or precursor, of the coming equinox in the solar cycle later this month. How does that half/ half appear to you? Is it a state of perfect balance? A harmony of opposite energies/forces? And/ or a tipping point into … what?

silhouette of tree under half moon

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It can be scary to move from something known but not fulfilling, to something unknown and wonderful/ awful?/ worse?/ Blessed? Are these risks scarier on the inside or the outside? It is choose your own adventure time.

“I will not die an unlived life.
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible;
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance,
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.”
― Dawna Markova

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*How am I?
*What is kindling in my inner world?
*What is snuffing in my outer world?
*What happens next?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*no magic just now, instead journalling and contemplation

 

New Pisces Moon – THE OTHER

The moon unites secretly, unseen, with the sun in Pisces on February 23rd, 15:32 GMT. The conscious and the unconscious are one, and the veil between them can be crossed easily at this time. Insights bubble up from the deep and new ways of doing things and solving problems may become suddenly obvious.

mirror fragments on gray surface with the reflection of a person s arm

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Though, with Mercury Retrograde, it may well be that these communications from your subconscious do not take a straightforward form. It may feel like taking with Yoda. Take extra care with your words and thoughts (about yourself too).

“She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.”

― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*What is/am me (currently)?
*What is/am not me (currently)? THE OTHER
*Where do I (or can I, if you’re feeling adventurous) blend?
*Where do I draw a line?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*super potent divination time, do some longer range readings now
*most occult endeavours will be powerful and lasting at this time, whether that means you want to go ahead or not (especially with Mercury Retrograde) is up to you