JULY 1st – New Magic Afoot
The Moon channels the energy of Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury, planet of the magician. #1 within Tarot, associated with manifestation. Today Mercury begins moving forward (exact 12:50 pm gmt) rising before the Sun as ‘Mercury Prometheus’ bringing new fire to mortal minds. What new magic are we about?
JULY 1 – 4 : Crescent New Moon
A Time to Sow
It’s time to bring forward what we wish to be realized. Farmers plant seeds when the new lunar crescent appears, seeds become fertile on every level; new beginnings are favored now. Moon magic is strongest from Sunset to Moonset when the Moon is in the 7th House.
Crescent New Moon with ‘the great benefic’ Jupiter brings good luck, healing, abundance and peace. Balsamic Moon is for wishes, this is the time to create our world anew.
Meditation now opens doorways, as intent planted manifests within this lunar cycle.I recommend this as a great time to conduct a Kalash Puja/Ritual!
JULY 5-8 – 1st Quarter Moon
Time to Choose
This Moon is a scythe cutting across the sky, it’s time to cut free from the trappings of the past and affirm our purpose moving forward. Choices now are likely the right ones. Sacred to the Druids, the 1st Quarter is pivotal in the cycle of creation. It is the ideal time to transform old world shadows and power our current dreams.
I recommend this as a great time to conduct the Phoenix Rising, Fire Puja.
JULY 10-14 – Sundance Full Moon
Each Full Moon brings revelation and opportunity for healing body, mind and soul. Enlightening Revelations come in dreams, chance encounters and flashes of inspiration. The Native American Sundance is performed at this first Full Moon following Summer Solstice when the Moon channels most powerfully the light and spirit of the Sun. The purpose of the Sundance is to become one with the elder fire above (the Sun) and so receive vision of our true place in the world.
JULY 18-21 – 3rd Quarter Moon
Realize Your Dreams
This Moon cuts away all that distracts from putting dreams into action. The 3rd Quarter Moon integrates new ideas into creative expression.
JULY 22-23 – Gate of Inspiration
Muse Gate Opens – Terpsichore – The lover of Dance
This is a time to dance freely to release body tensions that hold us bound to outmoded ways of thinking and feeling. Breathe deeply (inspire) and move freely (dance) to shed old ways and become present to the power and promise of this new time.
I recommend this as a great time find a local drum circle! Even trying a day pass at your local gym that might host a Zuma or Bellydance class would open your own gates of inspiritation.
JULY 21-24 Balsamic or Witches Moon
Make a Wish!
It’s time to bring to mind those who need healing. The Moon moves tides of emotion as it moves tides of the ocean, feeling invokes healing, the deeper we feel, the deeper we heal. The outgoing tide takes away what is no longer needed, the incoming tide brings forth what is seeded in the Dark of the Moon.
I recommend this as a great time to conduct Ritual Baths and the Healing Chalice Water Puja.
JULY 25-27 – Dark / New Moon
Follow the Light Within
The day before New Moon until Sunset the day after is ideal for energy work and meditation to clear way for the new cycle. New Moon is the monthly reunion of Sun and Moon when a new pulse of divine light enters our world. The New Moon is a magic portal, a source of new creation and a psychic black hole much like Alice’s rabbit hole. Wonders await our following the Moon Hare within. The New Moon is an access point where can be read the akashic records of past events. Now we can know what has been, what is, and how to realize the best yet to be.
New Moon is one of the key ritual nights for me, and generally I combine a few pujas in to my nightly ritual. I recommend this as a great time to conduct any (or a combination of) the following rituals on my site:
Phoenix Rising Fire Puja:
To remove/release that which you do not want to manifest during the next growth phase of the moon cycle.
Full Kalash Puja – or – Mini (tea) Kalash Puja (to be posted soon!)
To call in the energies/intent you do wish to manifest and grow within the next phase of the moon’s cycle.
The Akashic Hall Puja (to be posted soon!)
As noted by Steven, this is a great time to visit the Hall, I have also found that it is also the perfect time for behind the veil ancestral work.
JULY 28-31 – Crescent New Moon
A Time to Sow
It’s time to bring forward what we wish to be realized; all new beginnings are favored now. What is dreamed and initiated in this new Summer of Love brings blessings for years to come. Moon magic is strongest from Sunset to Moonset when the Moon is in the 7th House. Meditation now opens doorways, wishes take wing, prayers bring blessings for this lunar cycle and the year to be.