The night of the dark moon represents a time to cast spells that will reveal secrets, a time to cast spells that will perpetuate beginnings. The time of the dark moon is also excellent for divination. Although some witches view this phase of the moon as a time to refrain from magic, the gray witch knows that now is the time to step into the shadows and grab the powerful energy found there.
Herbs: lilac, mugwort, marjoram, rose, thyme
Stones: sapphire, bloodstone, rainbow obsidian
Scents: gardenia, rose, lilac
Colors: brown, yellow-green, amber
Trees: hazel, larch, bay
Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis,
Astrological Signs: Virgo, Libra
Crafting Your Magic: Feminine energy is highlighted, receptive energy. Cast magic to draw inward, magic to draw those things– both intangible and material– to you that you need to fill the void. The Goddess is in the spotlight. Work magic to benefit female issues, such as fertility, independence, and protection.
The Wine Moon works its magic in the area of love and relationships. Cast spells to discover your soul mate, find a lost love, or nurture a secret desire. The energy of Libra will bring balance to all magic cast at this time, and its energy promotes the very essence of love and sex. Cast spells now to promote healthy sexuality and to maintain or regain physical health of the reproductive system.
Concentrate on the third eye chakra, opening the doors to psychic experiences. Prepare to enter the autumnal dark months with the clairvoyant vision to see well beyond, into the light of the future.
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by Amythyst Raine