July's Full Moon is clearly visible in the night sky as are Venus and Jupiter - a rare sight indeed. Jupiter and Venus are only going to be about a quarter of the moon size apart in the night sky, the closest they have been this year paired with the Full Moon on July 1st/2nd their energy is heightened. Each planet holds a vibration. Which planet are you drawn?
Jupiter (the planet on the left)
Jupiter is the planet of good fortune; if you chose this planet then the gods smile on you. You will be blessed with foresight, trust to follow your intuition and visions of the future. Use the Mantra; "I am Blessed!" over and over in your mind to heighten this energy. The next six weeks will be success filed.Be ready to receive.
Full Moon (in the middle)
Witches use the power of the full moon to cast spells - this is because the Full Moon represents and encourages the magical abilities of the caster. You are encouraged to perform a magical spell or ritual on this Full Moon. Do not miss this opportunity because for you, there is no better time to have a spell which will give such wonderful results. If you are uncomfortable performing the spell on your own.I will be happy to help you, please contact me.
Venus (the planet on the right)
Venus' magical affinity is love. You may be feeling damaged from past loves but today and tomorrow the trees will look greener, the sky brighter and life will be an all round pleasure for you. Enjoy yourself using the power of love which is being shined down upon you. Life is about to become romantic, daring and exciting. The object of your desire knows you are there use this energy to also let them know you also care.
The ground is barren, cold. The trees have lost their leaves and the lush green, warmth of the summer has become a distant memory. But, we live in centrally heated homes, travel everywhere by car or bus and are kept warm at work by our employers, so does it really matter? Yet, only 100 years ago life was very different; the cold, grey skies and the lack of daylight had a profound effect on life, health and mental stability. People centuries ago used the Autumn months to prepare both their homes and themselves against the onslaught of Winter. No anti-biotic to fight the seasonal infections and only natural remedies even for the seriously ill. Winter was taken seriously. Many people living in rural locations would have to walk miles to get provisions such as milk and wheat if the winter store ran low or your livestock were not taken care of.
This is the time when the local witch was at her busiest. Of course her preparations would have begun in the summer months, drying the herbs and preparing potions for chilblains and other cold related afflictions. People seem to have been hardier than we are today but perhaps better prepared would be a more apt description. In those times the modern Winter depression was non -existent, Winter had a purpose and was endured by the people as it was endured by the land. Being in turn with the Earth, the seasons and the phases of the moon was simply part of life in the 1600’s. The witch or wise woman was the answer to many ailments and her preparation for winter saved many lives.
Today many people forget the need to prepare their homes and bodies for Winter. Stocking up on vitamins and eating plenty of hearty foods not only comforts but also protects. Having sufficient fuel stored through the summer would aid you financially and also walking out in the cold actually boosts your immune system, so try wrapping up and heading out for twenty minutes activity a day without your car and keep yourself healthy!
The main lesson which you should to learn from the past is that even if you have no interest in the Earth, the seasons and the moon phases you cannot avoid feeling the effects of them on your body, your mental state and your home.
The Cold moon this year is 6th December and this moon will herald a phase of release. If you use the energy of the moon through its phases through Waxing, and Waning until the next Full moon on January 5th 2015 you will be preparing yourself to beat the winter blues which threaten everyone when the sky is grey and the dark nights are so very long.