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~Moon~


Since the earliest human age, before the rise of even the most ancient beginnings od civilization, humans had an inate need for stability.  The greatest threat posed to the stability and day-to-day survival of humans was at the hands of nature.
The harsh elements og nature's cycle were the greatest obstacle to existence.  Humans realized that their very life depended on the mercy of this most powerful adversary.  Early humans knew that their emergence through the difficult conditions in which they found themselves would have to be trusted to the whims of nature.
Living in such dark and dangerous times, the search for somethind constant was inevitable.  To find something stable-something that could offer hope in a changing young world full of new dangers at every turn-would be a monumental undertaking.
In this quest, nature, the greatest enemy, also becomes the greatest friend.  As humans turned to the natural order in search of hope, they quickly realized that nature was not only a divine ally but also the fulfillment of their search.  The Moon, one of the many mysteries of nature, held special significance.
When the sky blackened and the world turned cold, humans could on the light of the Moon to cast its radiance.  If the search for food was unsuccessful and the weather severe, the regular waxind and waning cycles of the Moon could restore hope.
Im time, this heavenly messenger- which unceasingly gave renewal to the spirit and and enough encouragement to face the elements of destruction with new life-was deified.  Humans honoured, adored, and worshipped the Moon.  As they paid more attention to the Moon, they saw it as a heavenly reflection of their life upon the earth.  Farmers could plant crops according to the cycles of the Moon.  Whem the appropriate Moon of the year appeared in the sky, hunters knew their season had begun.
In cultures around the world, the Moon became a Goddess or God-and a symbol of its deity.  Each year's Moons were given names by which their pagan worshippers might know them.  In the night sky, the earliest humans found their deity, their almanac, and their guide to life.  Through tradition and legend, nature's children have carried down the ideas to modern times.


Rules: Woman; cycles; birth; generation; inspiration; poetry; emotions; travel, especially by water; the sea and tides; fertility; rain; intuition; psychic abilities; secrets; dreams
 
New of Crescent Moon-the Maiden, birth and initiation, virginity, beginnings, the hunt
 
Full Moon-the Mother, growth, fulfillment, sexuality, maturation, nurturing, love
 
Waning of Dark Moon-the Crone, the woman past menopause, old age, deep secrets, wisdom, divination, prophesy, death and resurrection, endings
Day:
Monday
Element:
Water
Color:
 
New-white or silver
 
Full-red or green
 
Waning-black
Signs of the Zodiac:
Cancer
Tone:
Ti
Letter:
S
Number:
3 or 9
Jewel:
Moonstone, pearl, quartz, rock crystal
Quabalistic Sphere:
9 Yesod-Foundation
Angel: Gabriel
Incense:
Ginseng, jasmine, myrtle, or poppy, sandalwood, coconut
Plants:
Banana, cabbage, chamomile, chickweed, cucumber, leafy vegetables, lotus, melons, mushrooms, myrtle, opium poppy, pumpkin, purslane, sea holly, seaweed, watercress, wild rose, wintergreen
Tree:
Willow
Animals:
Hare, elephant, cat, wolf
Goddesses:
Artemis, Brizo, Cerridwen, Diana, Hathor, Isis, Hecate, Levanah, Lunah, Mari, Nimue, Pasiphae, Phoebe, Selene, Anna, Brigid, Arianrhod, Lilith, Anu, Aphrodite, Astarte, Demeter, Fana, Frigga, Inanna, Morgan, Persephone
Gods:
Atlas, Khonsu, Sin, Thoth, Osirus


Names of the Moons in each month
January                   Wolf Moon                    
February Storm Moon
March Chaste Moon
April Seed moon
May Hare Moon
June Dyad Moon
July Mead Moon
August Wort Moon
September Barley Moon
October Blood Moon
November Snow Moon
December Oak Moon
Blue Moon Wine Moon

Correspondences

BoS

Witches Kingdom

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