As the moon disappears from the summer night sky, we now experience the Dark Moon. Now is a time for stillness, contemplation, divination, and banishment. Tonight's Dark Moon in Leo marks the halfway point between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. As Mercury goes direct tonight, the next 48 hours will feel as though you are running out of time. Goals, tasks, and life itself will feel as though it is slipping through your fingers. The tension and anxiety around the world is quite palpable right now. The current accident-prone energies will subside the morning of August 3rd.
The good news? As stated (and possibly overlooked) above, Mercury Retrograde is finally over! Mercury rules communication, travel, technology and the legal system. When Mercury is in Retrograde, these areas of life are at their absolute weakest point. It is the absence of Mercury that is the cause of these problems. And although the post-shadow won't fade until the early morning hours of August 15th, you can breathe a sigh of relief. As of today, expect electronics, travel plans and communication to (finally!) begin to stabilize.
Tonight, with the help of the Leo Dark Moon, we focus on the self. As we allow ourselves to temporarily put the world around us on silent, we naturally grow out of our old ways of being. We ripen. We mature. We are more confident with ourselves and the world around us. We know what we want. And just as important, we know exactly what it is we don't want. We let go of procrastination. We let go of fear. We let go of the mind-viruses from other people. And most importantly, we let go of all that no longer serves us. Tonight, we banish.
What is the Black Moon? It merely means there are two Dark Moon's in one month. The Black Moon occurs about once every 29 months and should be treated as any other Dark Moon. Tonight, focus on banishing your own inner limitations. If you are looking for a limitation (or condition) banishing ritual to perform within the next couple of weeks, view the Dispel & Conquer Ritual. The Dispel & Conquer Ritual Kit, and many others, are now 25% OFF with code BLACKMOON25. Sale ends August 2nd - supplies are limited! View all Ritual Kits, Herbs, Smudges, Ritual Blends & Old World Ritual Candles in the Dark Moon 25% OFF Sale
Love & Magick,