Selenomancy

Scrying With The Moon

You might like to try Scrying with the moon by incorporating a clear glass (not plastic), or silver bowl so that it captures the light of the full moon. You will then surround the bowl with four white candles that will create a magic circle.

Take a moment to relax your mind and body. Once you are in a comfortable position, begin a rhythmic breathing sequence by inhaling deeply through the nose, holding the breath for three seconds and slowly exhaling from the mouth. As you inhale, visualize cleansing golden/white light vibrations entering your body through your nose, and traveling down your trachea and filling your lungs, chest cavity and heart center with warm, glowing sensations.

As you exhale, visualize discordant vibrations, tension, confusion, and stress leaving your body through your mouth in dark, cloudy swirls of energy. Bless yourself, and your discordant vibrations in the name of Spirit or any deity you deem fitting when you seek comfort, protection, and solace. Cast these discordant vibrations unto the ether to find peaceful resolution.

Now, soften your gaze into the water and pay close attention to both the flames and the water.

Think of the question you’re seeking answers to (limit to 1 at a time) the intention is to hold that question in your mind.

Continue gazing at the reflection of the flames and the moon and allow the answers/ inspiration to come to you. this can be an image, word, symbol.

When you feel ready to return to the reality of your meditation room or outdoor area, simply count backwards from ten to one. At the count of one, open your eyes and breathe deeply several times.

Remain seated or standing, and allow yourself the time required to reintegrate into the third dimension of reality. Enjoy the moments and the vibrations that fill you as you reflect upon your meditation experience. This is an excellent time to begin writing down what images, symbols, or information was shared to you during your experience.

Note:

This is an intermediate – advanced practice. However, Scrying also comes very naturally for some people. Each of our abilities will vary. Some people might see with their eyes, or “second sight” while others may see nothing, and hear or feel the answers to their question. Trust your inner sense and guidance in deciphering the visions presented to you during this practice. Yes, a practice. You will not always have success the first time.

The benefit to this method is that the water in the dish used for divination will also be charged by the Full Moon to be bottled and used for spells, rituals, and products at a later time.

Scrying can be an auto-deepening trance process that progresses in stages using tools such as a crystal ball, water, mirrors or other reflective mediums. Initially, the medium serves as a focus for the attention, removing unwanted thoughts from the mind in the same way as a mantra. Once this is achieved, the scryer begins a free association with the perceived images suggested, for instance in a crystal ball, by the tiny inclusions, web-like faults and/or the cloudy glow within the ball under low light (i.e. candlelight).

“The technique of deliberately looking for and declaring these initial images aloud, however trivial or irrelevant they may seem to the conscious mind, is done with the intent of deepening the trance state, wherein the scryer hears their own disassociated voice affirming what is seen within the concentrated state in a kind of feedback loop. This process culminates in the achievement of a final and desired end stage in which visual images and dramatic stories seem to be projected within the mind’s eye of the scryer, like an inner movie. This overall process reputedly allows the scryer to “see” relevant events or images within the chosen medium.” – Oracles of Divination

Source: The Hood Witch

Full Moon Divination

You will need:

  • 15-30 minutes of uninterrupted time
  • a journal
  • pen/pencil
  • Clear sight of the moon

If the night sky is clear enough to see the glow of the Full Moon take a moment to relax your mind and body. This practice can be done in or outdoors (if the weather permits it).

Once you are in a comfortable position (standing or seated), begin a rhythmic breathing sequence by inhaling deeply through the nose, holding the breath for three seconds and slowly exhaling from the mouth. As you inhale, visualize cleansing golden/white light vibrations entering your body through your nose, and traveling down your trachea and filling your lungs, chest cavity and heart center with warm, glowing sensations.

As you exhale, visualize discordant vibrations, tension, confusion, and stress leaving your body through your mouth in dark, cloudy swirls of energy. Bless yourself, and your discordant vibrations in the name of Spirit or any deity you deem fitting when you seek comfort, protection, and solace. Cast these discordant vibrations unto the ether to find peaceful resolution.

Gaze up at the moon and soften your focus relax your eyes and body.

Think of the question you’re seeking answers to (limit to 1 at a time) the intention is to hold that question in your mind.

Continue gazing at the full moon and allow the answers/ inspiration to come to you. this can be an image, word, symbol.

When you feel ready to return to the reality of your meditation room or outdoor area, simply count backwards from ten to one. At the count of one, open your eyes and breathe deeply several times.

Remain seated or standing, and allow yourself the time required to reintegrate into the third dimension of reality. Enjoy the moments and the vibrations that fill you as you reflect upon your meditation experience. This is an excellent time to begin writing down what images, symbols, or information was shared to you during your experience.

Source: SEThe Hood Witch

Selenomancy – What is it?

Selenomancy, like most divinatory systems, is quite ancient, and has been practiced since time immemorial by the Babylonians, Scythians, Greeks, and Arabians, among others. It is  the art and practice of divination by the observation of the phases and appearances of the moon.

There are countless moon-related omens that have evolved since prehistoric times. Our celestial companion has long been used to divine the fate of individuals at the time of their birth.

For example:

  • A child born when the moon is one day old will be blessed with wealth and longevity.
  • A child born during the moon’s waning phase signifies that the child will be unhealthy.
  • A child born while the moon is full will be a very strong individual.
  • A child born during the dark of the moon will need special care and will probably die before reaching puberty.

Different methods of Selenomancy take into consideration the patterns observed on the surface of the moon, the phase the moon is in, its visibility through the cloud cover, and the colors of its reflection. In ancient Assyria diviners interpreted the appearance of a ring or halo around the moon as an omen of an impending siege. However, a break in it indicated a fortunate escape.

When interpreting moon reflections and colors, it was believed that:

  • Blue tinge – rain was on the way,
  • Red tinge – a strong wind was coming
  • White tinge – good weather.

In the south of England, it is said that fine days will follow if there is a fine Tuesday after a new moon, moist days will come after a wet or humid Tuesday after a new moon, and if the horns of the moon are obscured on the third or fourth day, this means rain is on the way. If the circle of the moon is red, troubles and hardships are coming.

If if rains on the first Tuesday after the full moon, it will continue to do so for the rest of that moon period. Similarly, if it is dry on that first Tuesday, it will remain dry for that moon period. If the moon is clear on is rising, it denotes that in the summer there will be fine weather but in the winter there will be a severe cold spell. Clearness at the full moon suggests a fair period, as does a halo that melts quickly. A double halo means there is going to be a storm.

An ancient superstition is that it is bad luck to have a child born in moonlight. It was also believed that anyone sleeping in moonlight for any length of time ran the risk of going either blind or crazy.

Sources: Moon Magic and The Occultopedia

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