Astronomy

Black Moon

Black Moon
By Ariana Silver
© 2003 May
Updated 2009 July
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What is the Black Moon, is it another term for Dark Moon? No. Black Moon is when two Dark cycles occur in one given month. It is believed that the time of a Black Moon is a time of great power within the spiritual realms and any magic worked/cast on this night is especially powerful. Black Moons occur once every six to eight years and vary at the time of the year when they appear. The last Black Moon occurred in 2003 May 1st and 30th are the days of the two dark cycles. Previous years are December 1986, June 1992, and October 1997.

This year the Black Moon occurs under the sun sign of Taurus, as well as the Moon rising of Taurus. What does this mean? Well, that magic performed on this night needs to focus on characteristics of Taurus magic. Earth Element, The Bull, Venus, the colour green and Gaia, Isis and Osiris, Cerridwen, Bull of Minos, and Hecate who is ruler of the darker aspects of magic. Hecate is also the ruler of the Underworld who commands death and reincarnation and is the primeval dark mother.
Magic performed in a Black Moon is much of the same as the Dark Moon, only you are performing with a higher level of spiritual energy. So what magic can be performed under a Taurus Black Moon? Well, spells for prosperity, security, love, music and the arts all work good in this moon. Taurus also rules bindings, strength, endurance, and patience. Planting and Farming are good as well as consecrating ones pentacle. Now, magic worked under a Taurus Moon is best performed on a Full Moon, but in the case of the Black Moon you would perform this magic in the opposite of gaining, but releasing anything that is hindering you in these areas of your life. All things associated with our earthly nature are ruled under Taurus. So, if you are having issues with your sex life, this would be a good time to banish or bind the negative energies that surround your life in this area. Work spells that call upon dealing with intimate sexual issues, and physical connection, physical possessions, greed and wealth. Focus on removing what is hindering you in these areas, be it that you are in need of bettering your circumstances or removing circumstances that are in your way and not benefiting you at this time.

The next Black Moon shall occur in the year 2011 during the month of July, the first of the Black Moon’s shall be on the 1st day of July ruled by a Gemini Moon and the second New Moon making it a Black Moon shall be on the 30th day of July, ruled by the Moon in Cancer. Typically, the New Moons are ruled by the same as the ruling Sun in this case the New Moon on the 1st of July should actually be in Cancer not in Gemini as this is during the time of the Sun Sign of Cancer and the second New Moon {Black Moon} is ruled by Cancer Moon when it is during the Sun Sign of Leo, suffice to say that the New Moon of the 1st should be ruling Moon Cancer and the Black Moon of the 30th should be ruling Moon Leo, yet when we look at the Ephemeris both days are ruled by a Cancer Moon.

Yet, one must be wise and careful when working magic during this time, as too in Astrological terms the Black Moon is associated with L—-h, in which we do not speak or spell her name, so during this time it is best as with the Cancer energy in Sun and Moon to be watchful of your health, your children, pregnant women to be protected and to protect from fascination and temptations. Astrologically, depending with which planet she sits within shall determine her nature and what you need to watch out for as far as omens and portends.

Within the 2011 July Black Moon, she will sit in Pisces Retrograded, Pisces being ruled by Jupiter traditionally, in which normally would rule the energy of religion and the higher mind, however, the Black Moon is retrograded, which means that the energies shall be darker and more harmful with the energy being of darker, black magic being cast out into the universe. Sitting first on the 1st day of July in the fifth house, this house represents the children born, aunts, uncles, mothers, however, L—-h’s promise is to harm the children of the Adam and with it being in the child house denotes it is important to protect your children and keep them close by and away from strangers. Here too, she sits in the fixed star Mater, which is translated to mean Hollow Section, meaning no soul, this being where all evil resides.

On the 30th of July, she will sit in the fourth house which represents, the Father, families and those things associated to the those things that occur in the family structure. Here she sits in the fixed star Azelfafage also known as Pi (π) Cygnus, Azelfafage, is a star in the tail of the Swan. As we know this was one of Zeus shape shifted forms in order to lie with Leta and from this she bore twins, one child being the seed of Zeus and the other the seed of her husband, creating Pollux and Helen of Troy and the Constellation Gemini and Castor.

With this specific placement it portends to watch for those things in which are false in appearance that what you are seeing may not be what it really is false words and hidden agendas. Here Jupiter/Zeus is seen as the Dark Warrior where all the residence of dark and darkness resides. Be wise during this time. Protect your children and do not allow strangers into your life or home and watch closely those who try to drive a wedge between relationships, as throughout the entirety of the month she will move throughout all the houses created chaos and havoc.
Specific Lunar Magic

Magic in which can be performed when the New Moon is in Gemini cusp of Cancer is healing to lungs, work on anxiousness, nerves and shoulders. Also, here too is a Cazimi with the Sun and Moon, with Mercury in the same house there shall be throughout the month a change in humanity and their views about Religion. When the Black Moon is in Cancer focus on healing and balancing of moods, breasts, stomach and weight issues, here work on releasing unwanted feelings and emotions. The Moon being in the ninth house on the 1st of July here focuses on psychic workings, dreams and there will understand of the planets through mind communications as well as visions and dreams of beautiful places and positions of prestige. The Moon again on the 30th shall be in the ninth house in Leo and again with Mercury, the Sun and Venus, in which the Sun, and Venus are Cazimi which denotes a time of Prophecy and divination to occur and with Mercury and the Moon too here, shows where humanity shall be affected by Religion to some degree.

Born Old

There is a term “Born Old”, this means that one who is born old is born having learned all lessons that one is to learn in his/her lifetimes. This of course is accomplished through many lifetimes and not just one. Born old persons are born on a spiritual veil, so there powers will be easier obtained through out one’s life. One might consider that, being born old could be a time of the Black Moon, as well as either Samhain or the Winter Solstice, these are times when the veil is the thinnest and spiritual powers and energies are at the strongest.
And one will notice that these are the darker times of the station wheel, so Hecate would rule over one that was Born Old.

Herbal Associations to Hecate:

Garlic, Mandrake, Willow, Aconite, Almond, Lavender, Myrrh, Cypress, Opium Poppy, Mugwort, Hazel, Cardamon, Belladonna, Hemlock, Mint, Dandelion, Lesser Celandine, Hellebore, and Yew.

Familiar Associations to Hecate:

Bull, with the allies of the crane and the bee. Oak, mistletoe and yew. Earth and Fire, South and North, Caomhain and Yule. Bull’s Blood [black bulls wreathed in yew were sacrificed to Hecate], Dog, with the allies of the vine, earth, North East, and Samhain, also associated with lunar goddess. Frog, also called Puddock and associated allies of horsetail, stonechat, horse, and water serpent, water, West and East, Herfest and Ostara. Hare, with associated allies of broom and gorse, cat and stag, earth and fire, East to South East, Ostara and Beltaine. Owl known for wisdom, with the allies of ivy, air, Northwest, and Samhain. Toad, with the allies of sow thistle, horse, earth and North. The toad is associated with abundance and fertility. Ii is both connected lunar and Underworld. Wolf, with allies of hop, blackthorn, rowan, earth, North West to North East, Samhain to Imbolc. Hecate was also know to shapeshift into a wolf.

Now being that this year the Black Moon falls in May and is associated with Beltaine, and new beginnings, growth of seeds planted both in the earth and within ourselves. We can work magick for renewal, procreation, and fertility. This is time for those of us to begin a new journey within this station on the wheel.

In all things when working with the Other Worlds it is best if you do not know what you are doing to leave well enough alone, and when natures and energies are like this it is best to work the opposite to defeat the negative and evil with the power of the Light and Sun.

Bibliography
Knowledge gained from my Personal Studies
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Familiars; Animal Powers of Britain, and Herb Craft; A Guide to the Shamanic and Ritual Use of Herbs, by Anna Franklin
Witches Date Book 2002, Published by Llewellyn
Secrets of Western Sex Magick, by U.D. Frater
Phases of the Moon, U.S. Naval Observatory
The Asteroid Ephemeris 1900-2050 Including Chiron and the Black Moon L—h, by Neil F. Michaelsen, Revised by Rique Pottenger
*Featured in Silver Wheel Magazine in 2003

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20th August 2017 — Solar Eclipse Energies

Solar Eclipse Chart

 

This Eclipse is above the earth in the Mid-heaven and this means that following in the next five to eight months the effects shall start to be seen and shall be in affect from anywhere from six to fourteen months.

This Eclipse is located in the tenth house and the ten house represents the following;

The Tenth House:

We have here the house that rules higher levels of the government, and that of the ruling class of all countries nation’s prestige, its “aristocracy,” and the opinion other countries hold of the nation. This is where the national identity becomes wholly conscious and strives to achieve the most ample portions of the collective dream.

Being a Solar Eclipse and in Leo of the third face/decan of the sign, this eclipse portends an increase in building fires, the breaking down of government as we also have Mars in conjunction with the Sun and this will show an increase in wars, conflicts it will also have an impact on imprisonment of corruption with high level figures, military interference in towns and cities as well as an increase in violent death as well as more younger men in death.  With the fire energy we shall see more in the ways of gun shot deaths across the globe.  Diseases of the blood are also common and as Leo rules the heart a rise in heart diseases.  It also presages and increase in looting as well as the destruction of holy places with Mercury being in the nature of this placement of the eclipse with Leo there is also to be presages an increase in rains, thunder and lightening storms and I have been feeling for some time we may even see martial law occur in some areas.

With this being a fire sign Eclipse I would recommend for protection upon your home and body, on the night of this Eclipse to light a Red Candle and place it in your East Window where the Sun will originally come through as well as lighting and invoking the energy of Michael the Archangel to protect your home and body from harm of any kind and to be wise.

Many people are fascinated by the sight of Eclipses, but dating back as far as they have occurred they have always been that of bad omens.  It is the blocking of the light in which creates this energy.  The ancients knew this as did all other cultures that worked with the heavens and stars daily as their guide to the seasons and when it was best to plant, move, marry and more.

 

 

 

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Feb Snow Full Moon/ 2/22/2016

On the 2nd of February we will be having our Full Moon, which traditionally is called the Snow Moon. This is because it is the time of year when the snow is heaviest on the earth, it is on the 2nd month the 22nd day of 2016. We have a lot of two’s in this full moon. In numerology it adds up to the number 6 which is sacred to Venus, Diana, Janus and the Heart, the heart being the soul the Ka in which all truths are revealed from within. It is the number of the Human Soul the Ka force, it also unites Fire and Water and is the number of musicians, writers and the arts, so this full moon would be a great time to go into your own soul, your ka and seek what you want to manifest into this world to make a difference.

The Moon is in Virgo which is hazy for the energy of the Moon as Virgo is both a moveable and fixed sign ruled by Mercury on the night side. Traditionally Virgo ruled the 12th house before it was moved to the seventh house in the chart. It is the sign of magic and medicine and much healing is done at this time through the art of magic.

This is a rear occasion as there are many 2 twos surrounding this moon and it brings about our dual sides of our nature the dark and light. The ka within us for many we do not understand or accept that we have both the light and dark and that our energy is androgynous when we accept that we are dark and light and of both energies masculine and feminine we can begin to learn how to find that balance of Virgo’s Scales in our lives and then there lies the true healing we all seek or have found.

Many Blessings to all on the Full Moon this Feb.moon

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Winter Solstice Cards

2014-12-21 14.10.29_resizedWishing you all a most blessed Winter Solstice, today I did a different style of reading for the Solstice using the Oracles of John Dee.

We look at the centre where we have the Gold Geographer — here it speaks to life’s events and reactions according to our own nature.  Always be willing to look behind the true meaning and not the outward appearance and seek to navigate around the doubt that can happen when we least expect.

Then we go to the Red Historian in the North which focus on Work Influences telling us not to get bogged down with the minutiae of living as this is a distraction to greater events in your life that stand out.  Reflect on your life if you feel stuck seek to make changes.

Here Urial asks?  What change do you think you might need?   Be honest with yourself!

Then we move to the east and the Green Historian which represents your Health and Happiness.  Everywhere in your life connections exist.  Search for pattens as you follow the road before you.  In your heath you will find mirrors that are cause and effect.  Look to your dreams for the hidden clues.  Here Raphael asks?  What are your dreams telling you?

Now to the South the place of Intentions and Direction.  We have the Green Geographer telling us it is easy to loose your way through the countless paths in life be willing to look at the long road ahead and when things feel complicated look to the simple things in life and with this mark the most important journeys in your life.  Here Michael asks?  What guidance do you look for on your journey?

Then last we come to the West and that of the Red Astronomer which represents Love and Inspiration.   Love should never been seen as a negotiation but as a shared experience, take care not to become the leading partner in your relationship and instead seek the harmonious understandings that make friendship and essential part of every love story.  Gabriel asks?  What remains when the tide is withdrawn?

 

May all be blessed in the season of the Light as Apollo the Sun once again prepares to rise above the heavens and the light of day once again becomes longer.

Rev. HPs Ariana Afsanay de Ly

 

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Workshop: The Basics of Astrological Magic and Talismans

Workshop:  The Basics of Astrological Magic and Talismans

Presented by Ariana Afsanay de Ly:  Reverend High Priestess, Psychic and Traditional Astrologer

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Date:  2014 July 5
Time:  3:00 – 4:30 pm PDT
Cost:  $65.00 (contact me directly, please with any questions)

Location:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/chhq1u6favq93c55vk57appvlo0

In this workshop we will be covering the basics of Astrological magic with a focus on discussing what is astrology, the ancient zodiac signs from Mesopotamia. We will also be looking at the star charts of Babylonian as… they are used even today when focusing on working with their influences in Mediaeval magic and talismans and how according to the Babylonian the signs were in the wheel prior to today’s wheel layout.

We will also be discussing the zodiac signs, colours and numbers associated along with the virtues, spirits and intelligence/s that rule them when working directly with a specific planet and seal.

Finally we will be looking at how we calculate the magic we cast by looking at the Witches Timepiece and planetary hours (lower magic) and the days of the week and the best hours to cast magic.

It is very important to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the celestial system prior to casting any magic, magic is from those realms of the invisible and when we do our work we call on the spirits, intelligences, the Gods and Goddesses which are directly above us in the planets that move throughout the heavens. When we do our work we are invoking the very nature of the Universe at the Mental level and if you do not know what you are doing, I think that say it all.

Location: Google Hangouts so you must have a Google acct to attend.

The Workshop will cost 65.00 per person and each person will receive a file of the topic to follow along, however, this will only be provided after you register and you shall receive your file the day of the workshop.

Payment options shall be posted on my website athttp://afsanaydely.com/, I do have the Square and will be having an online payment option for this amazing workshop.

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Presented by:  Ariana Clausen – Velez – Traditional Astrologer and Spiritual Mentor

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Invocation of the Moon

moon

Hail to you oh, Goddess, the Moon, blessed lady, fortunate, cold

and moist, temperate and beautiful. Of all the planets you are the

head and key, your movement is smooth, you have shining light, lady

of happiness and joy, of good words, of good fame, of the power to

bless.

You are the lover of law and ponder the things of the world, and

your thought is subtle. You love joyful singing and enjoy joking and

love, you are the lady of ambassadors and messages and of the

revealing of secrets. You are high and noble, you are nearer to us

than the other planets, you are more powerful than all of them and

bright; you bring good and evil, you connect the planets to one

another, you transfer their light, you control everything through your

goodness.

And everything in the world is adorned by your ornament and

by your judgment all is judged. You begin all things, you are their

end. You above all planets have nobility and honor. And in this way

I call upon you.

I conjure you by [all Buddhas & Bodhisattvas] and by Celan and

Silija’il, who are the angels God has set over you to complete your

effects,

I invoke you by all your names; in Arabic, Camar [Qamar]; in

Latin, Luna; in Persian, Mehe [Mah]; in Greek, Zamahyl [Sam’a’il];

in Indian, Cerim [Suma]; in Roman, Celez [Selene], have mercy on

me and receive my humble petition, fill this talisman with your

power, with your spirit, with your pneuma, look with favor on us,

help us to be successful, and to be happy, healthy and safe. Thanks

be unto you, O Moon!

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Astro Weather of the Week 13 October-19th October

Astro Weather of the Week 13 October-19th October

Mars is in Term and moving into exaltation—Good for talismans
Jupiter is in exaltation–Great for Talismans for Prosperity, Success and Fortune
Venus is in Term—Good for Talismans

In the Fixed Stars

Spica w/Sun shows persons of eminent dignity and favourable for public and legal affairs. As at the time of this weather forecast it was culminating it shows preferment in the Church and Religious affairs as well as State affairs.

Antares w/Venus inclines persons that of insincere and dishonest in nature, out for themselves and their own and dishonest actions selfish but with an energy to move swiftly as to slight of the hand and unfavourable.

Regulas w/Mars there will be an increase in higher military command, strong character and will, will stand out and prominence in the public with rise.

Castor w/Jupiter, there will be an increase in the study of the Occult more topics, discussions, people wanting to understand it more, an increase in the media as well as philosophical discussions. There will be loss by that of the law from dishonest actions.

Alphecca w/Saturn, a focus on studies more occult, a serious student, economy will have problems, there is a strong character that emerges and of a good and controlled within the passions, there are disappointments in love and marriage is above one’s station.

In the Astro-Meteorlogy

Alphecca w/Saturn: Moist and cloudy, sometimes snow and rain.

Castor w/Jupiter: High winds

Regulas w/Mars: Great heat and high winds and extremely sultry weather.

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Astro Weather for today 6th day of October 2013.

Scorpio_by_jekyYoungAstro Weather for today 6th day of October 2013

Note:  John Boehner is a Scorpio born on the 17th of November and has his Mercury in Scorpio and the Fixed Star Antares w/Venus showing a person who is insincere, dishonest, energetic and able, yet selfish and unfavourable for gain and health. 

Scorpio is a packed sign, it holds in it that of Mercury, the Dragons’ Head, Saturn, Venus and the Moon.  Scorpio is a highly intelligent sign one who can create many things, it is the main energy of the demon Lilith and one of suppressed rage and hidden tendencies and anger and a need to destroy, very sexual to get what they want, addictive, and controlling, hard in tongue and very driven and egocentric and that has a very set mind and focus.  It is a sign of easily convincing and getting what they want, they will do whatever it takes to get what they want and then sting in you in back when they have accomplished all they want. 

Scorpio is today and for the next three and half months with the Head of the Dragon, Mercury for the net two and a half months (then in Capricorn), with Saturn for the next fifteen and a half months going into Sagittarius in on the 24th of December 2014, and out of Venus by the 8th of this month 2013 October. 

It is associated to the element of Water but the Ancients equated it to the Earth and hidden tendencies in a person’s nature. There is a story of the Scorpion and the Frog, the Scorpion needed to get across the river but because he cannot survive in water he needed the help of the Frog to get across the river. The Frog told him how do I not know you will sting me and kill me the Scorpion said if I do, I will die too because I cannot swim and I would drown. So the Frog took the Scorpion across the river and then he stung him in back and jumped to land. This is the energy of the natural enemy and to be watchful those who claim to be your friend, business partner, partner may not be all they appear and it warns of solicitors and con artists and those who are out for themselves.

There is a great amount of Mars/Fire energy moving around right now and this causes many battles, aggressive actions, cruelties and more.

Because the Head of the Dragon is with the more malefic natured planet Saturn it increases this energy and nature of Saturn.  Saturn being with the other planet’s nature in which is the second of the two most malefic planets it doubly increases the energies.

With this there is the placement of those of extreme wealth doing only for themselves their actions are self-serving and it is manifesting that of an I attitude.  Within the Fixed Stars we have Sirius with Mercury, now Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio so this too is considered.  It typically inclines to have an increase in business success and good for help from those of influence, yet we need to pay close attention that, that help does not come with a hidden agenda or conditions for that financial help that is being offered.  As Mercury is the planet of tricks and thieves here in Scorpio he has that nature of the solicitor or the con-artist to give his assistance for something he only wishes to take away at a later time.  Contracts a no go right now.  Be watchful here of something too good to be true.

Venus is with the Fixed Star Toliman which sits in the constellation of the Centaur and he inclines to that of a more base like nature, that of one who seeks out the vulgar women and men it is more focused on sexual tendencies and desires in which they feel are suppressed from their daily life, this can bring about in this position an abusive outcome, contracting of std’s, it shows an increase of men soliciting women both out of con-artist for men seeking out women of money to pay their way as well as hiring for sexual favours.  It is an increase in very much the base natures and uncontrolled behaviours, abuses and more.

Con-artists are on the rise.

Mars is in his own element the fire and this puts him in face, bringing out his true nature, this can bring about violent deaths, heart problems, sexual activity without care, and increase in blood diseases, murders on the rise, unprovoked acts of violence towards others and with the fixed star of Denebola; indicates an increase in bitter and angry behaviours and attitudes, vindictive and cruel tendencies by actions against the innocent and an increase in fires and those things ruled by Mars and the Sun this is a combustible combination.

The P.Fortune is in Capricorn and at the time of this weather reading in the first house and this inclines great increase in money’s from hidden sources and using it to control others, it is an underworld agenda from secret society’s on the nation and the government.  The rich want to get richer and allow the suffering of those who are in need to increase.  This is a very hard placement here there is great fortune but hidden and with a hidden agenda.  This is the root of all evil.

Saturn in Scorpio is two evils joined and this nature is one thing only, out for one’s self the I attitude. 

This will manifest a great deal more in this month.

I personally do not enjoy bringing forth those things of bad news, or that of times of troubles, however, I would rather people be aware of what is to come so they know how to work to shift it Mentally to bring about something better and to do the magic needed to bring about a more positive Mental union to bring the Light back into this world it so much needs.

 

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On-line Workshop: Astrological Magic and Talismans, 25 Sept 2013

http://afsanaydely.com/workshops/, Ariana is going to be presenting the basics of Astrological Magic and Talismans on the 25th of September 2013 at 8:00 pm AST-EDT via GoToMeeting. To join us it is a $42.00 registering fee and it will come with a Power Point presentation that each participant will have emailed to them the day of the Workshop.

We hope to see you all there. It is going to be the first of many workshops, Ariana will be presenting. She will be focusing on specific workshops following each month. October she will be travelling to her home away from home to do her readings and present her workshop at Magika on Pickering Wharf, more details on the date and time will follow.

Many Blessings
Ariana

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