The Moon

Part 2 of the series Wicca for Devotional Astrology

A question for astrologers with devotional practices. Have you considered Wicca? Hear me out.

To say the moon is important in astrology is an enormous understatement. The Moon is called The Mediatrix, the essential interpreter and translator for other celestial forces to humankind. 

For someone observing a planetary devotional practice drawing from Traditional Astrology, the Moon and Lunar Work is the place to start. Wicca is a system that is inherently lunar that can be used to deepen one’s personal practice and bring it from prayer to ceremony. It is a helpful model for group ceremonial ritual experience. 

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The Circle – Wicca for Devotional Astrology Part 1

A question for astrologers with devotional practices. Have you considered Wicca? Hear me out 😉

You probably look at an astrological chart several times a week. Have you ever imagined casting a chart with your body, creating a ritual circle, a sacred space within which to commune with the Celestial?

Wicca for Devotional Astrology Part 1 – The Circle

Casting a circle in Wicca, at its most basic level, is creating a vessel of sacred space by invoking 4 cardinal forces, usually an element associated with a particular direction. Which element goes where can be very different amongst traditions and individuals.

As an astrologer, you are already familiar with the four foundational forces that make up humankind’s experience of this world, forces that go by many names, such as The Elements – fire, air, water and earth. You are already familiar with navigating them as the four essential stations about a circle that form the axis of the cosmos- the angular houses, and also the medium & imum coeli along with the ascendant and descendant.

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Grow With Us – You’re invited!

After months of dreaming , Faye & I are both majorly reworking our gardens this year.

We invite you to join us in this experience of gardening as spiritual work, a practice of magic, a pleasure and an escape!

Please use hashtag #greenwitchgrowalong2022 on Instagram so we can indulge in your work.

You’ll also be able to follow-along as we share our big projects and some exciting news.

Iris’ Full Moon in Aquarius

This full moon in Aquarius lands along that line that divides the zodiac’s rulership. Why this particular line? I see references to the heliacal rising of Sirius, which this year from my location, is technically on August 11th, in Leo. The star location in the astrological chart in Cancer (in the tropical zodiac.) These two signs are rules by the luminaries, the Sun and Moon. Capricorn and Aquarius are ruled by Saturn. (This may be defined in the Picatrix, but I’ll need to define that better to myself… and if Sirius is also characterised as a Bringer of Light.) All this to say, because of the proximity to zero degrees Leo, I find this Full Moon to be especially about brightness in dark spaces.

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Marigold

This pretty annual reminds me of being a little girl, when my job was to make sure the planters on the deck were watered thoroughly every day… I didn’t enjoy it very much then. 

Marigold are mentioned specifically enough my traditions customs for me to be curious about them and their use during the summer, beyond that vibrant colour that is so appropriate for summer sabbats and sun-fire-centric celebrations. They were one of the annuals I experimented with in growing as seedlings indoors, under compact fluorescents. 

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Mandrake Babies

Indoor gardening has helped me retain my peace of mind in 2020. There have been so many changes… I moved into my boyfriend’s yardless condo and remembered the challenges of cohabitation. I conceived, and was surprised at just how exhausting the first trimester is, I really wasn’t my usual outgoing self. Minding my little window garden was all I had energy for, but was also the perfectly fulfilling and encouraging thing that I needed. (I am just not ready to write about this pandemic just yet.) 

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Self-Knowledge & Astrology

At times I have loved astrology. It’s been an easy way to get people to talk about themselves, how they see themselves, what matters to them and the kind of person they’d like to be. 

At other times I’ve hated astrology. I don’t like it when people use it to explain a behavior, an outlook, or a world event. I don’t like the idea of people boxing themselves into a category.

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