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Re: Moon eclipse?

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:33 pm

Wiccita wrote:Ah, interesting. Thank you. I had thought that when the moon was coming out of its totality, it was like a short, powerful waxing phase. But actually when it’s heading towards its eclipse, then THAT is the waxing phase in the eclipse context? And coming out of its eclipse is waning?


There's no definitive way to interpret eclipses & NO RULES; but that's just how i'd look at if I thought about it. To me the whole sequence impacts the full 24-hour period from one moon rise to the next which gives us a flexible 24 hour period to use it, just like any other full moon. As id said, it really doesn't matter how you divide it. You'd seemed to be struggling to make a defined period of time for spell crafting, so I made a suggestion of using the period before totality to represent waxing influences & after totality to represent waning influences. What matters is how you feel and sense it out, in a way you can work with.

It seems to me that when a phase is concluded then it's influence has passed & is replaced by the next phase. So after the Moon's been dark it begins to grow again, so your concept is quite usable as well.
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Re: Moon eclipse?

Postby Wiccita » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:36 pm

Ok, thanks. I didn't know if there was a generally accepted definition of the waxing and waning in an eclipse context.
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Re: Moon eclipse?

Postby Lenaleanna » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:20 am

This really is a good question...
In all of the years that I have practiced I hadn't really given much thought on eclipses and what effect they may or may not have on spell work. I've always observed the 3 days before, the day of, and the 3 days after the full moon... the waxing and waning... But I was asked once if I thought eclipses had an effect... I didn't know the answer but then I remembered to always do as I felt... I truly believe in *Do what feels right for you!* smiley_dance loveface :flyingwitch:

When I first heard and felt my path calling for me, I thought I had to know the *everything precise*- who, what, where, when, why and how!!! ***So I don't do it wrong... don't want to tick off any Deities... or invite evil into my house!!! Or have anything go wrong, bad, or negative. :anxious:
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Lol... I have since "relaxed"... lol... and knowledge, more experience and time just keep teaching me new things... yay!!!
Hummm... after reading my post... I don't know if I added any good information or advice... LOL!!!
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