Recently I browsed among lunar calenders at a food co-op. The ONE spell that seemed to work was the spell I launched when the new moon and sun occupied Virgo (which happened to fall on my hubby’s birthday. JH happens to be a Virgo sun with a Virgo moon, and allow me to say, my spouse was in hyper analytical form that day!) The spell convinced me to look at the timing of witchery works, which explained why I stood pulling out calenders and and examining depictions of 2013 astrological months through shrinkwrap packaging.
Luck didn’t grin that day. If I liked the calender, then I didn’t like the artwork. If I loved the artwork or photography, then the pages didn’t reflect which zodiac signs the moon phases occupied. Fortunately, the Internet provided another alternative — and I had the time, desire, and stinginess to copy the astrological info on a computer print out of 2013’s months.
In a stroke of equally beneficial luck, I blundered across Selena Fox’s podcast of Episode 14 Moon Magic In the podcast, she discussed moon phases, spells that might be performed during those phases, and ways to connect with the moon. I was familiar with phases and associations, but the info regarding void of course and eclipses was news to me — and when you’re working on an artsy journal/bos and you’re including stuff about your successful and impressively unsuccessful spells, then you might as well include all the moon-ey lore you have learned — giving credit where credit is due, of course.
The site offered multiple podcasts. I especially enjoyed the home blessings with herbs episode. Since listening to that, I’m considering whipping up a home blessing potpourri for a Yule project, depending on the availability of fragrant dried herbs. The other project consists of stringing and tying together a pine bough for the porch. I attempted the feat for the first time last year — well, at least until JH mercifully took over the task. If last year’s bough was any indication, then I would say hang a pine bough of some sort near the entrance of your home and see if good fortune stops in for a visit.