This Thursday and Friday we will be experiencing a phenomena called the Black Moon. It refers to a second Dark and New Moon cycle in a calendar month. The energies are the antithesis of a Blue Moon, which is the second full moon in a calendar month. The Black Moon is a super charged point for any banishing, transforming, or releasing. Also if you REALLY need a fresh start, a ritual at the Black Moon will give an extra oomph to your goals. Something else to keep in mind is the festival of Imbolc this weekend. Combining the refreshing energies of this sabat with the Black Moon will be amazing.
Take the next two days and meditate on how best to tap into the cycles of the Moon and Sun. Consider what you want to change in your life. Do you want to let go of old habits, relationships, and negativity? Do you want to begin cultivating your spiritual practice a little more? Or do you want to renew your New Year’s resolutions? Usually I advocate free form and spontaneity in ritual, but this opportunity is too unusual and transformative to use lightly.
For myself, I have a lot of rituals planned for this weekend. Friday will be dedicated to the Black Moon with a releasing and new growth ritual, Saturday to Imbolc, and Sunday (or the first day I see the Crescent Moon) to honoring one of the deities I venerate.
© Ariadne Woods