WHEN THE "DARK MOON" APPEARS, IT BECOMES EASIER FOR US TO SHED UNNECESSARY EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE AND LET GO OF THOSE PEOPLE AND IDEAS THAT NO LONGER SERVE US OR ADD VALUE TO OUR LIFE. IT IS A TIME TO CLEANSE OURSELVES AND CREATE SPACE SO THAT WHAT IS NEW CAN ENTER. THE DARK OF THE "MOON" COMES WITH A "PULL INWARD", AND FOR MANY PEOPLE, THIS IS A TIME TO REST, REFLECT, AND REPLENISH THEIR ENERGY. IT IS AN EXCELLENT TIME FOR DEEP MEDITATION AND GOING WITHIN, UNDERSTANDING, AND GAINING KNOWLEDGE OF SELF. DURING THIS "MOON" CYCLE MANY HAVE REPORTED HAVING POWERFUL HEALING DREAMS, AND IT IS AT THIS TIME THAT MOST PEOPLE FEEL DRIVEN TO EXPLORE THEIR INTUITIVE ABILITIES, RETRIEVE PAST LIFE MEMORIES, OR DELVE MORE DEEPLY INTO THEIR PSYCHE.
THIS IS A TIME TO PERFORM SPELLS FOR PROPHECY, CURSING OR CHAOS, BUT OF COURSE, IF ONE CURSES ANOTHER, THEY SHALL REAP WHAT THEY HAVE SOWN. BLACK IS THE MAIN COLOR OF "CRONE" MAGIC. BLACK IS A COLOR OF WHICH MANY ARE FEARFUL FOR IT SIGNIFIES THE ABSENCE OF COLOR....YET, IT ENCOMPASSES ALL OF THE COLORS. IT DISPELS NEGATIVE ENERGY QUICKLY AND IS VERY GOOD FOR BANISHING SPELLS. IT IS THE COLOR OF "HECATE", THE "GODDESS OF THE CROSSROADS AND MAGIC. " SHE IS A DARK GODDESS WHO IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NIGHT. AS A GODDESS WHO RETAINS ATTRIBUTES OF THE THREE ASPECTS OF THE TRIPLE GODDESS, "HEKATE" IS OFTEN SEEN IN TRIPLE FORM. SHE RULES NOT ONLY OVER DEATH AND THE UNDERWORLD, BUT OVER BIRTH AND REGENERATION, COMBINING FERTILITY WITH DEATH AS A POWER OF THE EARTH...A FEARED AND REVERED FIGURE.
One way to harness the energy of the "Dark Moon" is to perform a ritual. Begin by lighting a black candle and calling forth those different parts of your life that you feel you are ready to let go of. Through visualization, bind these parts together with light and imagine the bundle moving toward the candle. Watch as these old parts are devoured by the flames. Finally, let the candle burn out. Trust that what you've released has left you. You are now ready to welcome the new into your life.
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