Third Quarter Sagittarius Moon – BEAUTY IN DECAY

So much inner work has happened over the past month and a half, and we are almost out of the current tunnel. The third quarter moon falls in Sagittarius (March 16th, 9:34 GMT) with Mercury direct (but still in shadow). This is the outbreath. Hopefully things that are, in new age terms, no longer serving us, have been cut away, and the energy feels clearer. The possibility of something new can be smelled on the air.

red withering rose at daytime

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Everything dies. And that is good. Our inner and outer lives have seasons as real and tangible as the seasons and the rhythms of nature. We can try and hold on to the beauty, put those roses in a vase, or dry them, or press them, but ultimately what we are doing is stagnant. It is richer to return the (metaphorical and literal) beautiful dead to the earth so that new life can be nourished.

“In many ways, women are death’s natural companions. Every time a woman gives birth, she is creating not only a life, but a death. Samuel Beckett wrote that women “give birth astride of a grave.” Mother Nature is indeed a real mother, creating and destroying in a constant loop.”
― Caitlin Doughty

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*Where am I in my current cycle?
*What message do I need to hear?
*What does my current death contribute to?
*What might grow from my soil?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*Do you have a set of womanrunes? They are gentle and beautiful and trithful and sometimes harsh. It doesn’t need to be them, but any form of divination that you trust will serve you well now. Ask the hard questions.
*Carve out a little time and space to create something beautiful, a eulogy to the part(s) of yourself you are laying/ have laid to rest. It might be a physical space/ shrine, or a journal page/ artwork/ crocheted shawl, you get the idea. We honour the dead with love.


Full Virgo Supermoon – HEAL (OR FESTER)

The energy is building into a Virgo Supermoon (March 9th, 17:48 GMT), and it may feel like there is a lot at stake right now. Emotions are running high and any worries/issues that have been successfully swept under the carpet (perhaps for years) come tumbling out. And that is good. It is time to cleanse, to deal with, to (finally) heal. What is the point of all this hard-won Mercury Retrograde in Pisces inner knowing if we are not able to act upon that knowledge?

frozen wave against sunlight

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There is a clear choice illuminated by this larger than usual moon. Heal, or don’t. Thrive, or fester.

“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.”
― Novalis

Divination/ Journaling Prompts

*What has run its course?
*Where do I need healing?
*What can support me to let go?
*Where do I (metaphorically) cut?

Ritual/ EveryDayMagic/ Spellwork Suggestions

*if you have a ritual knife it might come in handy just now for drawing/ renewing your boundaries, make a clean line between what is in and what is out.
*etheric cord cutting perhaps, if that is in your practice

If the cutting metaphor I have used in this post is triggering I am truly sorry. I wondered about softening and changing it, but self-harm is one of the past (or current) hurts/ harms that may be brought into focus at this time, so I felt it was more truthful, and maybe more helpful, not to look away. Ultimately this is a time for recognition of past harms, and for healing.