Thursday, 3 February 2011

New Storm Moon

Today is a New Moon.

February is The Storm Moon so called because of the unpredictable and changeable weather in February - and boy are we seeing some of that across the globe at the moment!

It is a month of contradictions; on one hand we see the first tentative signs of spring, yet on the other we can still get heavy snow falls and wild storms. 

One day might be bright and sunny, while the next may find us snow bound.

Tiny flowers and buds begin to emerge braving the cold and seeking the weak sunshine, but also leaving themselves at risk of frost.

But we can feel the first stirrings of spring, of new life all around, bulbs are starting to emerge from the ground and the first signs of buds are starting to appear on the trees.

With this moon we can identify our first tentative steps into the realms of magick.  We accept that although some deep, subconscious urge tells us that this is the path we must follow, at the same time we must also realise that there is a vast reservoir of knowledge form which we have not even drawn, and that it may take several life times before we truly come to understanding.

Here we stand, like the first flowers in the field, with the vast and confusing universe stretching out before us.  the future is uncertain but with the gods of nature to accompany us, we should try to view this as an adventure that although challenging can offer a rich spiritual goal.  We can and will weather the storms ahead.

Traditionally the Storm Moon is also a time for purification.  On the physical level it is a time to start spring cleaning. 

Witches seem to have a special skill at accumlating clutter!  So now is a good time to kick up your own storm and have a good sort out.   It is important to remember that all forms of magick need to have an outlet on the physical plane in order for it to work, in other words, it requires 'earthing'.

As you spring clean in the physical, try and visualise as you go - spring cleaning old arguments, old habits and negative energies.

New Moon Magick - New moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three and a half days after. Magick should be performed between dawn and sunset. Good for beauty, health, self-improvement; farms and gardens; job hunting; love and romance, networking. Protection & creates a shield for the beginning of the cycle.

This is a wonderful time to make new beginnings of all types. It is especially good for getting rid of bad habits. Habitual ways of thinking that are harmful and negative can also be abandoned at this time. It is also a good time to start something creative. New projects at work can also be launched.

The first day of the New Moon is really best devoted to the planning stages of ventures. It is good to feel just a little excited and filled with anticipation, although your energy may not be at its highest. A day or two into the cycle is the time to take the initiative, apply for that job, start house hunting or any similar endeavours.


13 moons by Fiona Walker Craven

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