ICS had such a wonderful time at our first ever "public" esbat that we decided whenever a New or Full Moon happens to land on the Saturday we are choosing for our "public" event, they will be esbats!
"Haste! Haste! No time to waste! It's off to the esbat, so don't be late!"
Join us for a
hosted by Inner Circle Sanctuary
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 6 pm
Please RSVP for location.
The Full Moon marks the center of the moons cycle.
It is the perfect time to work magic for personal growth, spiritual development, healing magic,
and connecting with diety.
The Full Moon also marks the beginning
of the waning phase.
It is the perfect time to get rid of
negativity, bad habits, debt, illness, etc.
The Full Moon is the brightest night of the moons cycle.
It is the perfect time
to see what is truly happening around you.
This event is RSVP only.
Please email us at innercirclesanctuary @ gmail.com
or message us here for location details.
Inner Circle Sanctuary practices a traditional form of Wicca.
or bring what you can afford.
All our events are POTLUCK, so please contribute if you can.
We will also be celebrating Mordredmas in honor of our original High Priest. We will tell stories and regale in his antics because "What is remembered, lives."
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Today’s Astrology Tale: The Bull and the Scorpion
Once upon a time, in the Mojave Desert, a Bull came across a Scorpion sunning itself. And if we were to sit down and quietly listen to the conversation between the two, we might be surprised how what we learn from them can rocket us to success. The key to this interaction is to be a wise Bull; to learn, discover and grow, but to not get so carried away in the moment that you get stung. Indeed, the lessons of balance present themselves again in this astrological phase.
You may be feeling many strong influences from the last Super Blood Harvest Moon to purge and detoxify yourself socially, professionally, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically. One of the benefits of “cleaning the slate” is that you open yourself up exponentially to better things and healthy growth. Your eyes will be opened to new opportunities.
This Taurus moon makes us feel that we have the chance to have everything we could possibly ask for! The key for this phase is to positively visualize your goals while still remaining realistic about your current situation. Astrology tells us this with the following influences.
Today is a Super Moon in Taurus which is being lit by a beautiful Sun in Scorpio, hence the Bull and the Scorpion. This Super Moon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter. Since we have had so many Super Moons this year, five to be exact, you can look back at previous posts to see how and why Super Moons occur and how the moon’s influence is equally increased during these periods.
Because this Super Moon occurs in Taurus, we feel the effects on our sub-conscious strongly through the influences of Taurus’ ruling planet Venus. Venus is a planet of feminine energy focused on love, beauty and the things that make us comfortable. Venus is currently located between Jupiter, a masculine planet of expansion, and Mars, also a masculine energy of action in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is a sign that focuses heavily on where we devote our time. Let’s put that aspect all together for a moment. The Bull, in this tale, is feeling that there is room to grow and reach an ideal state in an area that affects its feelings of comfort, love and stability.
The Scorpion, our representation of the Sun in Scorpio, is ruled by Mars and Pluto. Mars brings the influence of being active while Pluto is dealing with Fate, Destiny and the Unknown. Our conscious mind, our Ego, is also being driven to move forward to achieve our goals. The prospect of going outside our comfort zone, even if it is to get to a better place, can be very overwhelming. Especially for our beloved Bull, who prizes stability and comfort.
The other major influences that are coming in to play today are Mercury, Saturn and Neptune. Mercury is in Libra until the beginning of November. Generally, this is a positive influence allowing folks to say just the right thing at just the right time. Libra allows us to look at things from all points of view if we try. This will be important as we try to balance the needs of self, expressed by Taurus, with the needs of participating in partnerships and relationships, as expressed by Scorpio.
Neptune is in Pisces. Neptune is creative, receptive, connected to spirit. In Pisces and Sextile to the Full Moon in Taurus, this influence has a tendency to let you get carried away in your own fairy tale. Taurus is often willing to indulge in some escapism to avoid unpleasantness. This is a time to stay grounded and address things in a more direct way.
We can see this because Saturn, ever the planet of responsibility and reliability, is Quincunx to this Full Moon and square to Neptune. Saturn is keeping us on track by insisting that the Bull remember that he is in fact having interaction with a Scorpion. If you don’t “keep it real” you are going to get hurt. Avoid the frustration and confusion that can arise between reality and illusion during this phase!
I hope this helps you navigate the feelings and impulses you may be feeling during this beautiful full moon. If you have any comments or questions please feel free to post them in the comments section. Blessed Be!
At this point I just want to point out to Lady Atheona that I just used “quincunx” in a sentence correctly.
All my love,
The Inner Circle Sanctuary is a school for traditional style Wicca and holds eight sabbat festivals every year.