I’ve set the intention to post Moon Musings at the Dark/New and Full moons.
I wrote my Leo New Moon Musings a bit belatedly (due to surgery)
and am quite belatedly posting them due to a very long Internet outage).
Here are my New Moon Musings for August, posted the day before the month’s Full Moon….
It is widely believed that the Fourth Quarter phase of the moon is time to weed our gardens, prune trees and cull unnecessary things. In my Wiccan practice, we believe that the Dark Moon is time banish what no longer serves us.
If I could have chosen the date for my cancer surgery, I would have chosen a day right before the Leo Dark Moon. However, two surgeons’ schedules had to be coordinated, and so the surgery took a day after the New Moon. Thankfully, with Mohs surgery, one is sure that all the cancer is removed, so this waxing moon will be bringing “regrowth” to me, not to the cancer cells. A little belatedly this waxing Moon, I’ve set intentions of deep, easy healing, increasing in power and fulfillment day by day, night by night as the Moon’s slender crescent grows to the Full.
Out here in my wide desert valley we’re currently in a lull between monsoon rains, with hot sunny days and awesomely starry skies. Along with the brilliant Evening Star (Venus), accompanied by higher in the sky Saturn, my beloved summertime star-friends are bright in the evening sky: Scorpio and the awesome Milky Way…
I love to “follow the arc” [from the “handle” of the Big Dipper] to sparkly Arcturus, then “speed on” to Spica [the brightest star in my sunsign Virgo].” With the recent clear skies, I finally was able to see Orion rising, and the tiny planet Mercury currently visible in the early dawn sky (using binoculars and following the line of the ecliptic angling downward from Mars to Jupiter to Mercury).
Being “wounded,” I’m mostly focused on physical healing this Moon. I’m letting myself rest, and allowing my intended business launch to move from Summer into Autumn. I feel some frustration over another delay, and yet, each postponement has allowed greater clarity of vision, enhanced skills, and new or deepening personal connections that will serve me well in the world of spiritual entrepreneurship.
I plan to continue writing a post to my blog every day this month (posting whenever the Internet allows). I’m brainstorming how I can turn posts like these into the newsletter that I will send with each phase of the Moon (or at least on the Full and Dark/New Moons). This “moonth” is my time of healing, and making slow gentle progress toward my goals, a time of fascinating skies and surprising weather, brilliant color in the summer gardens, and gratitude for friends, whether in my physical or virtual realities.
Friends, I’m letting the wonder-full healing blessings you’ve sent to me flow through, healing first me and then others in need and our precious Mother, Gaia….