Monday, April 18, 2011
Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. How appropriate that we start acquiring knowledge today, Monday.
Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, woman's mysteries and fertility.
Typically when folks talk about the deities associated with the moon, the Goddess in her three aspects of Maiden, Mother and Crone comes to mind.
These different aspects of the Goddess correspond to the various Lunar stages.
The Maiden for the new to waxing moon. The Mother for the full moon. The Crone for the waning to the dark of the moon.
One of the best known trinities of goddesses is the Greek trio of Artemis the maiden, Selene the Mother and Hecate the Crone.
Flowers and Plants : Bluebell, jasmine, gardenia, white rose. white poppy, moonflower
Colors: White, Silver, pale Blue
Crystals and Stones: Moonstone, Pearl, Quartz Crystal, Sapphire
Essential Oils: Gardenia, Jasmine, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lily, Myrrh, Sandelwood, Stephanotis
Foods, Herbs, and Spices: Melons, Chamomile. Wintergreen, Coconut
This list is found in Ellen Dugan's book, Book of Witchery.
There are more herbs listed for the Moon in Scott Cunningham's Magical Herbs Book.
Go out tonight and welcome Selene in all her glory.