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Posted: Nov. 17, 2002
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What Moon Phase Are You In?
Consider the phases of the moon: Waxing (strengthening, enlarging, increasing), Full (powerful, energetic, extroverted, public), Waning (banishing, forgetting, diminishing, retreating), New (hidden, secret, introverted) and Once in A Blue (unexpected, outside the norm, quirky, special).
Which such ‘phase’ is your life, emotional state or spiritual growth in right now?
Do you consider and/or utilize the moon phases in your spell work or rituals? How so?
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| Dark Moon...Life? ||Feb 18th. at 1:18:25 am EST|
|lunae (rural STL area) ||Age: 31 - Email |
I celebrate the Dark of the Moon. I'm Scorpio and my favorite time of year is between Samhain and the Yule. Most Pagans and from what I know, all Wiccans see Samhain as the New Year.
Well, more power to you but *I* know there ain't nothin' goin' on till Yule! That's when I celebrate the New Year and can clearly feel the energy change. That still time between? Yup, it's like a great big 2 month Dark Moon.
These are the percolating times the times when I'm at my very best: I'm finally left alone to stop twitching and cursing and flinging from one thing to another. Fianlly, it's just me and the Spirits. Although sometimes (like this year) they become a bit too raucous for my intuition to burst outward and tell me what's to come for the New Year and coming months. I grant them their due as they're so helpful most times. Sometimes it's Now when favors are culled.
So I'm a Dark Moon Girl.
| The Great Mystery ||Feb 17th. at 11:59:41 pm EST|
|jpittl (ohio) ||Age: 25 - Email |
I'm most definitely in a new moon state of mind. I've been waning for ages (it seems) , but finally some of the stagnancy I've been dithering about in for the past three years is dissipating. Of course, since our perception determines our reality, I created my own sandtrap, but it was hard to see that until the goddess woke up in me! So, I'm feeling alive and creative and expectant again, but still harboring some secrets of my self which must be discovered and dealt with before I can begin to wax.
| Defenitly A Waning ||Feb 17th. at 9:16:32 pm EST|
|Joshua (arkansas) ||Age: 14 - Email |
I'm going down in all my "lives" except my spritual its quite the opposite. its a full moon, has been for a while now (like my whole life except for a couple yrs) i dont know my body and everything is slowing to a halt. but hopefully itll pick up. maybe im just out of balance only the gods know.
| Phases Of My Life ||Feb 17th. at 8:45:50 pm EST|
|Mairi (Stephens City, Virginia) ||Age: 51 - Email |
My life and emotional state is in a Waxing Phase. We are strengthening and growing.
My Spiritual state is in Full Phase.
It is hard to explain..Spiritually I feel powerful and energetic, not
afraid to step out and make my beliefs public. I feel as if plans for something I am to do are being made known to me, thus opening up all the gifts the goddess has granted me. Perhaps a new life or just a differnt avenue.
I use the phases of the moon to coordinate with whatever spell or ritual I am doing. Not sure exactly how to phrase it but when I use the moon in my work it strengthens it.
| New Moon ||Feb 17th. at 6:58:27 pm EST|
|Skystorm (Seattle, WA) ||Age: 12 - Email |
Most definitly new moon.I am sometimes secritive
| Good Question! ||Feb 17th. at 4:04:14 pm EST|
|Cesar Ramirez (Antigua, Guatemala) ||Age: 27 - Email |
I think that I can summ up my current state by comparing it to a waxing Moon. I have evolve so much in the last couple of months. I feel a new sense of vogor and it feels like She is teaching me more right now than I have ever been receptive to learn. The waxing phase relates also more personally because as a Dianic, and a previously rejected one based on gender, my fellow Dianics are beggining to see past my gender and accepting me as one who loves Her so much. I hope this waxing never ends!
| Set Moon Phasers On Stun! ||Feb 17th. at 3:28:01 pm EST|
|GrayWolf (Ontario, Canada) ||Age: 50 - Email |
Even though some (probably most) , would say I have been in the "Once in a Blue Moon phase" for about the last 50 years. I'd say I am comming to the end of a full moon phase and about to enter a waning/waxing phase.
We (my parther and I) have decided to leave the corporate world over the next couple of years and will be setting up an art gallery on a few hectars of land we have come by, beside Algonquin Park in Ontario. Algonquin Park is a rather large (7, 725 square km) park with very few roads. http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/geninfo/gethere.html gives a sample map of the area. We hope to get away from the hussle&busstle and just plain nastyness we find in city anymore; here.
Link to More info related to this post -- HERE
| Ghost Of Yule Future ||Feb 17th. at 3:26:47 pm EST|
|DC (Minnesota) ||Age: 17 - Email |
I would want to be the Ghost of Yule Future because i thought the whole death guy was rather cool...Death has always mezmorized me (i fear it not but rather embrase it) . death is a mysterious thing that most people cannot comprehend to the extent it should be. Who would i "haunt"...i would haunt someone famous...just to show them that in the end, famous people end up in the same place as everyone else so they shouldn't let fame get to their heads...hehehehe...and i want to be famous one day..lol...well i suppose that is all...buh bye
| I'm Like The Seasons... ||Feb 17th. at 3:02:35 pm EST|
|jade (canada) ||Age: 16 - Email |
right now i suppose that i would be waxing. like the seasons, i am sort of in a transition between winter and spring. i don't know about what it's like where any of you live, but where i live it's snowing, a lot, and it has been all day. i have all this extra energy from winter, and i'm almost bursting from it! and as long as this weather stays cold, my energy will keep on increasing. hope for warmer weather!!!
| Ok, Call It Cheating..... ||Feb 17th. at 1:06:33 pm EST|
|Gaia (Wisconsin, USA) ||Age: 22 - Email |
...if you so insist. I cannot but say that I am in something of an eclipse. I am on the cusp of the full moon, tending towards the waning. I feel as if I have the power of the full moon, but I am in a crisis of my life, with my marriage on very rocky ground (the whole diminishing aspect) . Also I am hidden from most people, even partly myself I think. But the only way to incorporate all of that into one coherent picture is to say I am in an eclipse of the just waning full moon. ;)
| New, I Think ||Feb 17th. at 11:27:26 am EST|
|amy (southampton, england) ||Age: 22 - Email |
I know I have recently left a waning moon phase. There's also the post-2nd degree silence. I feel calm, as though it is night, but at the same time, I feel gathering strength.
I don't do much spellwork, but when I do I always think about the moon phase, at least. However, it's been pretty much a case of performing spells when they're needed, no matter what the moon phase. I suppose you could say that it determines the type of spell rather than whether or not to perform one. Having said this, one of my trainees has requested full moon dates for training, so I am able to do something on full moon again. :-)
Bright Blessings (and thank you Wren for a cool question!) ,
| Early Waxing Moon ||Feb 17th. at 10:01:50 am EST|
|Lauryl Stone (Durham, NC) ||Age: 34 - Email |
Definitely early waxing Moon. :) Astrologically, the Moon just left my 12th house a few months ago and has now entered my 1st house, where it'll stay for the next three or so years. 12th house time is time for introspection, turning inward, contemplation, letting go of the old, preparing the ground for what's to come. 1st house time is time for action, for coming out into the world, for manifesting. IT's not easy for me; introspection and navel-gazing are more my speed, but it's now necessary for me to take steps out into the world, in a lot of ways -- as a Pagan, as a writer, as an activist. If not now, when?
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