New Moon April 2017

taurus-new-moon-april-new-moon-2017-triplemoonalchemyTaking a break from writing the next installment of the African spirituality series, I wanted to share about this New Moon in Taurus because it has something special for us.

Every new moon is an opportunity to set new intentions, to become, again… and the New Moon on April 26th 2017 is no different. After the Dark Moon, a new one is revealed. This New Moon in Taurus will be the umph that we have been looking for. Maybe your magickal workings have had a passive effect lately.  This New Moon brings a progressive power. Work those same spells again. Taurus always enjoys the finer things in life and in love.  This moon is full of creative potential to help us find our sweet spot. This would be a wonderful time to work magick involving success of any kind. Workings about propelling forward into our dreams, goals, and plans. Because of the alignment of Uranus and Mercury, there is plenty of inventive energy swirling around in the ether. Grab some if you will.

This moon will have a lot of us having sober thoughts too. Dreamy imagination gives way to concrete plans for manifestation, if we allow it. If you were wondering if now is the time to make that move, the answer is yes. Ride with the energy of this moon, and see your idea come to life.

If the energy of the retrogrades has had you a bit sluggish and numb, this is your moon to break free. Ok, maybe not break free, more like wriggle yourself free slowly lol. If you harness it, you will have the energy, but it will take a couple weeks before you see evidence.  

Now is a good time to go back and re read some of those intentions from last month, check back to see what spells you have cast and what may need to be re worked. Be certain that what you are putting your energy towards is what you really want, and not what you kinda want. Why? So that you can use this moon to establish your desires for the coming months.  You do not want to manifest something that you are not truly passionate about. Think of it like building your new house. As with all houses, it needs a firm foundation. Create your foundation by going over your plans (intentions) and creating workings that support those desires. Get your divination on if you seek clarity to know which way to go,or to get confirmation for the choices you make under this New Moon.

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Take a ritual bath or shower, burn some incense, light a few candles, and meditate on these things. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand and advance. Happy New Moon.

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Until next time. Blessed be. Ashe.

 

 
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Aries New Moon March 2017

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The astrological signs that govern our unique personalities are more than just that. When the Moon is in a particular sign, it can have great influence on our mental and emotional states of mind. To know how these phases affect you specifically, look deeper into your astrological chart. For now, lets look at how this New Moon for March 2017 will affect you generally speaking.

Aries positive traits are: Spontaneity, courageousness, drive, openness, adventurous.

Aries negative traits are: Selfishness, foolheartedness, vanity, ego, pride.

When you go about your regular routine this day and the few days that follow, be observant. Notice and pay attention to yourself. Which of these traits are you exhibiting? How is the New Moon affecting you personally. Sure, it is absolutely a time to put forth newness. Be aware though that it is not only time when YOU plant seeds of renewal, but LIFE moves in accordance to the cycles of regeneration without your help. If you find that the new Moon brings you things, people, experiences that you were not expecting, have a heart of gratitude and be willing to examine yourself and thank the New Moon energy for the opportunity to regenerate and re-calibrate.

The New Moon is the perfect time to carve, dress, and light a white candle and set intentions for yourself. What did you learn about yourself and your life that you would like to explore? This is the energy to make it known to the universe. Like little veggie seeds, now is the time to plant them, water them, and watch them grow. Manifestation may be yours by the time the Full Moon cycles back around (approx two weeks), or it may take many Moon cycles to manifest. The point is, that now the energy is here for you to be renewed, whether it happens expectantly or not.

Happy New Moon. Blessed be. Ase.

 

Dark Moon & New Moon Magick March 2017

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I am a daughter of the Moon. As such, I am into all things Moon. This is something that needs to be clarified.

A Dark Moon describes the Moon during that time that it is invisible against the backdrop of the Sun in the sky. The duration of a dark moon is between 1.5 and 3.5 days, depending on the orientation of the Earth and Sun.

In astronomical usage, the New Moon occurs in the MIDDLE of this period, when the Moon and Sun are in conjunction.

Astrologically and magickally, the Dark Moon (Crone time) refers to the period when the Moon is not illuminated in any way, like it is currently (3/27/17 1:11pm USA), it is the period between the end of the Waning Moon and the start of the Waxing Moon.

Astronomically, the New Moon (Maiden time) refers to the midpoint of the Dark Moon, the time of which the Moon is exactly between the Waxing and Waning phases.

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Astrologically and magickally, this refers to the very beginning of the Waxing Moon, when the Moon is again illuminated by the Sun; that very first Crescent of Moon in the Sky.

Many people these days refer to the Dark Moon as the New Moon. I prefer to use ancient astronomical definition. This way is more intrinsic to nature. During the Dark Moon, magick that is practiced is of the ridding, or banishing type. Typically when the Dark Moon is in alignment with Earth I use this energy to rid myself of unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and processes in an effort to ready myself for the New Moon that will appear approx two days after the Dark Moon. This Moon is the perfect time to practice Divination that will lend insight and illumination into what you should consider in preparing for the New Moon ahead. When it is indeed a New Moon, when the first tiny sliver of moonlight is shed, I perform magick that is in-line with newness, rebirth, and renewal.

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What do you need to banish from your life right now under this Dark Moon? Poor health, financial challenges, obstacles of any kind? Now, under the Dark Moon, this Crone Moon, is the time to do away with the things and people that no longer serve you and are standing in the way of you totally realizing yourself. Prepare yourself for newness. Banish now under the Dark Moon, plant seeds of hope and promise under the true New Moon.

Ase.