Items needed: Fresh Water Salt “Help is in the Lord and Lady. Who made heaven and earth.” Salt: “Creature of salt, I cast out any negative energy from you by the Grand + Architect + of the + Universe. May you be a purified salt, a means of health for those who believe, a medicine for body and soul for all who make use of you. May all negativity of a foul fiend, malice and cunning, be driven afar from where you are sprinkled. So mote it be! Lord and Lady, I humbly appeal to your mercy and goodness to
Last week we discussed the moon in general, but this week we are focusing on the new moon. What is it, what energies does it bestow on us, how do we relate to it, and how can we use these energies in our practice. I also want to discuss the dark moon in tandem with the new moon. The reason that I want to discuss these together is that they are sometimes seen as the same time but they can really be seen as different times that you might find need to be honored separately in your own practice.
We come to the last of the four primary elemental energies, Earth. Earth is an element of receptivity. Like Water we go into it and it accepts what is brought within it. As all elements change us and our ideas in their own way, Earth makes the most noticeable change for me. Earth is about solidifying, connecting, grounding, strength, birth, and death. Earth is where we come from and where we return to. Earth is the element to which we ground ourselves and in doing so connects us to everything else.
Last time we talked about the elemental energy of Fire and how it is a projective energy. In this post I want to discuss the first of the two receptive elemental energies that I come to during ritual. Water, as I already mentioned is a receptive energy, we go into the water as water will accept almost anything going into it.