Moon questions have been coming up a lot lately at both Earth-Lore stores; so, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share some vital information on this illuminating Goddess who watches over us!
The moon is the symbol of the mother aspect of the Goddess, bringer of fertility and inspiration. She is a light in the darkness, and the opener of the third eye. Revel in her beauty!!!!!
The great mother (moon) Goddess has been worshipped by societies for millennia. She has been known by many names throughout many different cultures and eras. In Mesopotamia she was known as Ishtar . She is Freya to the Norse, in Greece she is Artemis , and Hecate , and in Rome she is Diana , and Luna . The mother aspect of the Goddess is also part of the Triple Goddess represented in the moon: Maiden, Mother, and Crone (waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon). She rules over the tides, magic, wisdom, serenity, cycles of life, and childbirth (fertility). She presides over emotions, healing, and meditation. Look to the mother moon for peace, inspiration, a bountiful garden, a new child (or finding your inner child), and abundance in every aspect of your life!
The phases of the moon go like this: new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last or fourth quarter, and waning crescent. Try planning your rituals and meditations for manifesting in sync with the phases of the moon. You will be able to enhance your magic with the feminine energy of the moon Goddess while empowering your intent with her beauty, wisdom, inspiration, and bounty. Sound like fun? Here are some tips that may help you:
New Moon: The new moon is a time of new beginnings. This is the perfect time to plant the seed for new ideas, projects, relationships, marriages or partnerships, house blessings, and businesses. New endeavors that begin on the new moon are more likely to be successful and prosperous.
Waxing Moon: This is the Maiden aspect of the Goddess. This is the perfect time for rituals, projects, ideas, jobs, and recreation involving creativity and the arts. This is the perfect time to start writing or reading that book you’ve been putting off, picking up the instrument you’ve always wanted to learn, or that painting you’ve been wanting to finish. All endeavors begun intentionally during the waxing moon will be empowered with emotion, passion, inspiration, and creativity.
Full Moon: The full moon is the Mother aspect of the Goddess. This is a time of fulfillment, and celebration. At this phase of the moon, psychic power is at its greatest! This the prime time to get clarity on any unresolved issues you may have. The Mother will help you, with her soft, loving energy, to see past illusions to the heart of any problem. Meditations done during the full moon will most likely bring the peace of mind, comfort, clarity, blessing, and wisdom you may need for any situation.
Waning Moon: This is the Crone aspect of the Goddess. This is a time for rest and reflection. This is not a fruitful time for magic or manifestation; however, it is a great time to give thanks to the Universe, the Earth, and those you love for all of the blessings they’ve bestowed to you. This is also the perfect time to send out any extra prayers for peace and love to our Universe. This will help ensure her rejuvenation (and your own!).
For more info: Moon Magick. By: D.J. Conway . This book has everything from moon myths, to recipes, rituals, and craftwork…an excellent book to help you stay moon-minded!