As I have previously posted, it is part of my spirituality that I follow the phases of the moon; the dark moon, the new moon and the full moon.
Everything being connected, I ask that you respect my beliefs and not contact me in any way during the dark moon; on some calendars the “new moon.” This is actually the dark moon – when there is no moon in the sky to be seen, it is the dark moon. Then 1 to 3 days later the new moon begins to appear as a sliver of itself and we move toward the full moon.
Not all sects of Wicca recognize the dark moon. I do, with all of my instinct and intuition.
Generally, being this intimate and personal publicly is not something I would do; however, on this occasion I feel it a necessity. I have grown fond of, have made friends and have began working with quite a few of you who follow me here, on twitter, youtube or pinterest. So as not to offend anyone in any way, I ask that you respect and/or tolerate the one day of the month that I go dark. That is, I unplug. I unplug from technology and all its distractions.
During this period, to the best of my ability, I do as much as I can to connect with nature and the cosmos. I practice pyromancy the night of. I reach deep into the dark places, the deep places. I visit the ancient ones, consult with Inanna and Persephone. Coming out the other side when the new moon shows itself, I am often my most inspired and creative self. My time “away” can only serve to benefit me… and you.
By Imbolc, the days have become noticeably longer since midwinter’s darkness as the sun continues to mature in the sky. The young earth is becoming fertile and the young sun begins to show signs of his virility. Seeds that have lain dormant in the earth will soon sprout. Life is becoming more active as the cold winter fades away.
By sharing a smile, I am not about to make a difference in the plague that has so many spewing hate, but I do it. I do not believe in organized religion, so I practice as a solitary and on the full moons with peacefires. The celebrated calendar is not my new year but I’m not offended by the majority watching (and shouting during) fireworks. I do find myself eating pork, mashed potatoes and sauerkraut new years day. In fact, I insist on it.