Breathe… Mercury has gone direct, the eclipse cycle has passed. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and consider yourself victorious. Tremendous opportunities arose to get in touch with core beliefs, deep seeded wounds and glimpses of change during the month of September. Being a Virgo and having Mercury as my ruling planet I think there is one hair left in my head. I was definitely in the spin cycle but finally someone opened the door and I am kissing the ground, regrouping and moving forward. Trust you were not alone if you experienced a roller coaster ride. Good news, we all feel very much alive. October holds its own very special qualities to assist us in this Year of Self Mastery.
October 1 – New Moon in Libra.
Libra is an air sign so this particular new moon provides us with the best opportunity to work magick involving artistic work, justice, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation, karmic, spiritual, or emotional balance. This is the perfect new moon to set intentions with the clarity that has been provided with the eclipse cycle of September. If you take the time to really work with the New Moon energy you will find you reclaim your power to write a new version of your soul story. Libra is a sign of balance if you create a space of stillness you can see how the shadow experiences have supported the awareness you need to make positive change in your life. Change you perspective and you change your soul story. I have posted a special ritual to work with this new moon for our online subscription members. To access the ritual please click here.
October 16th Super Full in Moon in Aries is the best time to work magick involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversion, or willpower. This months full moon is dedicated the Goddess Athena. This is a time to be open to new perspectives. A Full Moon is a time of fruition and the full expression of something that’s been building for a while. What might be emerging now is fresh insight about how you might do things differently allowing you a different way of seeing things. Holding on to tightly what you think “should” happen might be intended as persistence or determination, but your mind and spirit might work better if you let go a bit and delegate some of your to-do list to the Universe. The Full Moon Ritual dedicated to Athena has been posted to the website for our subscription members. Remember it is not too late too subscribe for those who have just joined our spiritual community. Click Here
Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.
A beautiful quote by Rumi provides insight to the significance of the October Full Moon.
October 30th Black New Moon
This month we have actually 2 new moons. This event ocurrs when a second new moon falls in the same month and is known as the Black Moon. A second ritual to work specifically with this New Moon has also been posted. A black New Moon holds a very special type of magick for the one who is committed to the Goddess and maintaining the old ways by honoring the unseen world.
October 31st in the Northern Hemisphere is dedicated to Skathach the warrior goddess. The Ruins of Dun Sgathaich the oldest castle on the Isle of Skye in Scotland stands on the headland over looking a mysterious bay. One must pass the Hill of the Eagle to enter into the Warrior Goddess’s sanctuary. This is the place of her “School for Hero’s.” Skathach is known as the Goddess of Magick and Prophecy. Her constant companion was the dragon and her symbol is the sword. It is said that her power is the strongest on the night of SamHein when the veil is thinnest and she comes to the aid of the warrior. A ritual to align with the power of Skathach has been posted for our members of the online subscription. Click here.
For those who may be interested I have created a powerful oil to connect with Skathach. This oil has been charged on the alchemical full moon and again in the energy of SamHein. It contains a stone being from her sacred lands as well as oils known to clear fear and doubt, oils to empower one to step forward, the base is pure rose and musk oil from Egypt to balance power with love. The use of this oil will assist one in standing strong in their truth but approaching everything with compassion and love. Place on the wrists, third eye and heart. Rub the wrists together and call in the essence of Skathach. Place on your belly and in a circular motion rub into the solar plexus. This oil will support one in stepping forward with courage and strength when you feel weak or have lost your ability to navigate through emotional times and seek to find your balance. Also very powerful when one feels they are being attacked or in conflict with another. If you would like to purchase an oil please click here. I will be departing for Switzerland on the 15th so all orders must be received prior to the 13th of October.
In the Southern Hemisphere this is the sacred celebration of Beltane. By celebrating the seasons as they change on the cosmic wheel we celebrate the next chapter of our personal journey. The path of the Goddess is a path for the soul that can help you find your heart song and the joy we all seek. The ancient ones did not just celebrate a holiday at the time of Beltane; it was a cosmic opening for a specific energy. It is a time known as the “no time” when the veil between worlds is lifted and one of the spirit nights when faeries can be seen. The first flowers of summer are gathered and love is in the air. The ancestors would prepare two sacred fires offering many herbs known for cleansing and purification as well as protection to the fire. Celebrating Beltane can bring good fortune, health and prosperity and good luck for new business adventures. It is a night one can procure a lover or spouse for those who are single. It can enhance passion for those who are in relationships. Known as the ritual union of the Divine Lord and Divine Lady. The word Beltane literally means, “shining fire.” For thousands of years, people would go into the fields to collect beautiful flowers and exchange them as gifts of love. The flowers would be placed on all the houses and buildings. Fertility is a central theme of Beltane and there are several rituals from the Earth religion that are performed to ensure fertile crops and new beginnings. For those who are members of our online subscription I have posted a ritual for this special celebration of fertility. Please click here
Wishing you each much magick this October. During the celebration of SamHein I am blessed to be sharing a special night in the Temple of Isis in Egypt. As we carry the andara crystal into the Holy of Holy temples for a celebration of love our entire spiritual community can make a difference by sending a prayer of unity, balance, compassion and love for our beloved earth. These times are challenging but we can make a difference by joining together in prayer and celebration.
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Love and moonlight magick, Robbyne