I am feeling extremely fragile, fraught as if being tested, self aware and self critical as the forthcoming moon wends her way into full vision and glowing white golden power.
These wise astrologically derived words inform us as to how we should prepare ourselves..
” Stamina, holding firm, sticking to your guns, resisting temptation, honey-traps, kiss and tells, keeping cool, will-power, rebuilding, structuring, classic designs, back to basics, compassion, forgiveness, standing by your wo/man, family loyalty, issues about being acceptable, deferred gratification, saying “no”, being discreet, keeping things under your hat, preserving reputation, careful planning, taking it slow, self-discipline, perseverance, keeping on course, grim determination, unfaltering faith, rough diamonds. ”
Stray from these directives and I sense we will be firmly, if not painfully shewed onto a more appropriate path.
With much respect and gratitude to
Until next time, I wish you all much fortitude and light …
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart … Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Jung carved a Latin inscription above the door of his house in Kusnacht, Switzerland: “VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS ADERIT.”
In English translation, the inscription reads: “Called or not
called, the god will be there.”
Jungian archetypes – anima,animus, the shadow; psychologist and alchemist, journeying inward towards the process of individuation
Jung was, and still very much is, a conduit to world changing ideas.
I am very much seduced by him..
The Hazel tree was seen as feminine in nature, and with the Hazel Moon falling at the end of autumn it came to represent the growing wisdom as the Goddess gradually turned from living mother to wise old crone. As the hazel moon begins to wan, go out doors to a place where can see the crones waning crescent riding low in the sky. Take with you some diluted rosemary oil or rosemary water. Rosemary is an herb associated with knowledge and protection. Face the waning moon ask the crone Goddess to bless you with her wisdom as you anoint yourself with the rosemary.
“Hag of night, bless me with wisdom’s sight (anoint forehead) Crone of the Moon, grant me your instinctive boon (anoint stomach) Goddess of might, help me think clear and right (anoint head) Mother of all, please answer my call.” (anoint heart area).
The Hazel was considered to be the Tree of Wisdom and to fell one was once a crime punishable by death. It was believed that magickal skills and knowledge could be gained from eating Hazel nuts, which are the emblems of concentrated wisdom. The Hazel is also strongly associated with mediation and meditation.
Twigs of Hazel are favored by water-diviners and for other methods of divination due to the sensitive nature of the tree and its close affinity with the element of water. It was once believed that the Mushrooms which grow on a Hazel could provide an individual with the ability to relocate what he or she may have lost.
The Hazel was a favored tree of the Druids, some of whom preferred its wood over that of the Oak for their staffs, given its conductive nature. This was, however, purely a matter of preference. Staffs made of Hazel were once considered as a sign of authority among the Druids. Pins made of Hazel were once used to protect houses from fire and the trees planted as shade from the Sun. Ground Hazel nuts were often employed in the curing of coughs, the soothing of sore throats and the relief of head cold symptoms. The dry skin covering the nut was once ground into a powder and used to relieve heavy menstrual flows. The Hazel was said to be a reminder to trust and listen to intuition which, in essence, is trust in the self. It was believed to promote thought processes and the flow of inspiration while accepting responsibility for actions.
Thankyou again Ipssissimus for sharing such wise and informative knowledge and insight.
In this month of August we will be under the influence of TWO full moons! The second, due on the 31st is a Blue Moon…
“Seven times in 19 years there were — and still are — 13 full moons in a year. This gives 11 months with one full moon each and one with two. This second in a month, so I interpret it, was called Blue Moon.”
James Hugh Pruett, in 1946 wrote an article entitled “Once in a Blue Moon”..
Apparently the next double moon month is not until 2018..
Meanwhile between August 5th and September 2nd, the Hazel Tree is the Celtic tree of association.. Wisdom and Learning..
” This is the best time of year to focus on gaining wisdom and absorbing knowledge. Cast spells to heighten your senses and concentration.
The Celtic name for the hazel tree is “coll” meaning “nine”, and the Hazel Moon is the ninth month of the Celtic Tree Calendar. A myth tells how nine nuts of wisdom fell from the hazel tree into a river where a magical salmon ate them. The salmon then became a prized catch, gifted with shape-shifting powers and infinite wisdom.
And So I Shall..
To listen and take notice of inner intuitions and to heed the subtle messages of the spirits.
Tis the Celtic month of the Holly Moon…
More on this moon and the other twelve here: Ipssissimus
And it has been a while and I am sadly somewhat out of touch..
Reality Bites, and the ethereal often feels far too insubstantial and distant..
I need to get back in touch with The Natural and bask again in the rays of a full moon… I sense the forthcoming Hazel wisdom of The Crone..
The Oak, ancient, mighty and vital. Home to myriad life forms.
The beautiful sculptural form of the acorn .. green, ochre and polished nutwood brown.. the caps, dishes and cups for the Faeries.
The mysterious oak gal, an age old way of making ink, it’s formation the result and food for lavae of the microscopic gallwasp.
This lunar period is ripe for realistic resonance and considered contemplation of the might oak..
” OAK MOON MAGIC
Growth and fertility spells work best at this time of year. Focus on building and consolidating your wisdom, endurance and security.
Feel energized by the power of the Sun and oak during this magical time of year. Harness powerful solar energies for Oak Moon spells to bring cheer and success to your life. ”
The Oak Moon – June 10 to July 7
Prosperity, good health, personal success equate with the Oak Moon. It is fully leafed in midsummer which is the season of supernatural beingslike ghosts and fairies. The Oak Moon is the time to ask for help from the ethereal world. During this period, the sun produces solar energy that makes activity more desirable than rest.
The Oak Tree is a comforting tree that brings healing when meditation is conducted while resting against the trunk. It dispenses endurance and strength and at the same time peace and solace. Its abundant, spreading branch offer shade and hospitality. In Britain ancient ceremonies were often conducted beneath the shelter of the oak tree.
Midsummer approaches, the equinox, a balancing point of closeness to the sun, a pinnacle moment in the wheel of change.
A time for celebration and joy, a time inbetween, the approach of winter inevitably follows on.
Infinite seasons and cycles, flowing lifetimes of birth death, growth and decay.
Dance, cry sigh
Love, ecstatic flight
Laugh, scream die
Dark woods and moonlight.