Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last Quarter Phase

"I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

24th Day of the 8th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Medusa
Lunar Tree Cycle of Tinne/Holly
27th Day of the Celtic Tree
Month of Tinne/Holly
Moon Phase: Last Quarter 12:58AM
Moon rises: 12:05AM EDST
Moon sets: 2:45PM EDST
Moon in the Fixed Earth Sign
of Taurus
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The relief of
problem's dissolution
Sun in Leo
Sunrise: 6:18AM EDST
Sunset: 8:33PM EDST
Solar Question for the Day: "Are you
doing too much and what areas
can be pruned?"
Lughnasadh (Gwyl Awst) Quarter
of the Year
August 3rd., 2010

Last Quarter phase - Keywords for the Last Quarter are: realignment, revision, integration, and 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 the achievement of your goal(s) for this cycle. The movement is toward integration. Open to your success. MANIFEST YOUR GOAL. Be responsible.   This is Tiu's Day - Mars Day - the Day of Activity and Physicality, Passion and Desire - Action Day.  There are Major magickal energies today for Bindings.

Binding And Banishing

   Here are interesting topics for the waning Moon phases - should we bind or banish? That is the question. For some of us this issue is not easily answered, where some of the rest of us feel that any debate is senseless. While many will agree that the usefulness of banishing negativity, illness, or disease there are still continued discussions and differing opinions when it comes to binding or banishing people.  And this is not a modern day discussion - apparently such discussions were just as apt to be done in Greco-Roman times among philosophers. 
   What we do in magick and religion can have a lot to do with our process of self-identification, maturity, and level of spirituality.  You can read lots of books, have discussions with other Pagans and type your little fingers raw online expressing your opinion on this matter; however, in the end, what you do is the loudest statement of all. Raven Silverwolf recommends that the wise student and/or practitioner carefully considers all options and possible consequences before making a magickal move. This contemplation also includes using a divination tool to check the outcome of a magickal working.
   If you have decided to use banishing and binding energies, keep the following in mind so it won't be a recipe for disaster:
  • Work to create balance.
  • Work through Spirit to remove personal judgment.
  • Remember that all magick first changes our own perception before any other changes occur.
  • Work through science, not through superstition.
  If, however, we remove any of the above reminders from our workings, then we are asking for trouble and we'll probably get it.    I will continue on this subject tomorrow.
[Excerpts from "Solitary Witch" by Silver Ravenwolf]

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