Friday, February 5, 2010
Last Quarter Moon
and open to Her Wisdom."
22nd Day of the 2nd Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hestia
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Luis/Rowan
16th Day of the Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Luis/Rowan
Moon Phase: Last Quarter - 6:48PM EST
Moon rises: 12:39AM EST
Moon sets: 10:37AM EST
Moon is in the Fixed Water Sign
Rhiannon's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The service of parenthood.
Sun in Aquarius
Sunrise: 7:25AM EST
Sunset; 5:42PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "Is your envy of others
obstructing your own achievements?"
Imbolc (Gwyl Mair) Quarter of the Year
February 5th, 2010
Last Quarter Moon phase - Keywords for the Last Quarter phase are: realignment, revision, integration, cleansing. It is the time in a cycle to take closing action, to follow-up and complete the activities begun at the New phase. During this phase you become aware of what is and is not working with respect to the achievement of your goal for the cycle. The movement is toward integration. Open to your success. MANIFEST YOUR GOAL. Be responsible.
Magical Morality -
Morality? In magick?
Yes. Not in the sense of values and ethics, whether societal or personal, for such are ever-changing. Rather, morality in the spiritual sense.
Magick should be worked for positive effects, never for negative effects. The manipulation of power to cause illness, pain, death; to destroy, steal or otherwise harm another person's property; or to control other people is negative magick.
This latter includes forcing someone to fall in love with you or someone else or to have sex with you; to break up a marriage or romance; to change another person's mind - to force a person to do something they don't want to do.
Magick isn't an open field where egos and selfish urges can be gratified on a whim. There are dangers awaiting anyone who performs negative workings. Such magick might manifest, but the heavy penalties are never worth the effects.
There is a magickal principle that what you put into magick is exactly what you will receive. If you perform beneficial magick you shall receive beneficence back. The negative magician, however, shall receive only negativity, and eventually it will destroy its wielder.
In light of this principle there seems to be no reason to perform negative magick (which is often termed 'black magick'). Indeed, there isn't. Those who remain unconvince and do so shall receive the fruits of their actions.
It is, of course, the beneficial aspect of magick that makes it and its user, divine.
Negative magick has always had its adherents. These are those who are seduced by evil, blinded by the temporary power it offers them, who can't see the light until it is too late.
Some of magick can be seen as destructive and this may cause some confusion. Most of us connect destruction with evil. However, the destruction of negativity itself - such as bad habits, obsessions, diseases, and so on - isn't negative. Since this harms none but rather actually helps, it is safe to view it as positive magick.
[From: Scott Cunningham's "Earth Power"]