The cycles of the moon are integral to our daily lives, as are the cycles of the pagan seasons. Older cultures in tune with the earth, respected these cycles.
Rebirth takes place at the New Moon and the northern spring equinox. The dark stage is necessary to decompose and replenish the earth in preparation for rebirth. It’s unnatural and exhausting to live in an eternal summer. All living beings need hibernation time, just like women need to respect their menstrual cycle and moods. Ups and downs are normal. Unfortunately expressing wild and raw emotions are deemed to be unacceptable in current society and are often levelled out via pharmaceuticals or suppressed with alcohol or illegal drugs.
“I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars…”- Og Mandino
MOON PHASE CYCLE
It was the ancient astrologers observations of the moon across the constellations that enabled them to make their predictions. You cannot stargaze in sunlight obviously. In sidereal astrology the Moon is placed above the Sun in importance, the moon is the closest planetary body to earth after all.
Which brings me to the dark goddess. Black Moon Lilith is the position of the Moons apogee when the Moon is furthest away from the earth. The moon is bigger and brighter when it is closest to the earth. These are known as “super moons”. The apogee is more like super elusive. By being further away from the earth, she is reflecting less solar energy back to earth. The Black Moon is aptly named then, representing the darkest, bleakest, but potentially the most magical Moon phase. The Black Moon, like Hekate the witch, is the threshold between worlds.
Traditional, Magic & Starlore
Skyscript ~ History of astrology, fixed stars and important astrologers through the ages. Demetra George ~ Fantastic blend of archetypal astrology with traditional. Ben Dykes ~ Traditional, philosophy and hermetic magic. Renaissance Astrology ~ Astrology and magic. Aux Mailes Godfrey ~ Zodiac by degree. Useful tables for zodiac rulerships etc. The Tarot & The Decans. Decan interpretations. Mapping The Heavens ~ 17th Century Ignace Gaston Pardies’ beautiful star and constellation maps. Urania’s Mirror ~ 32 constellation cards by Samuel Leigh 1825.
Modern, Psychological & Archetypes
Cyberworld Khaldea ~ Humanistic Astrology by Michael R. Meyer. Fantastic resource with free material from Dane Rudhyar. Online books and an amazing library of articles.
Janet’s Planets ~ Archetypal Astrology, Mythology, and Jungian Psychology. The Inner Wheel ~ Love Dawn’s synastry articles here. Lynn Koiner ~ A fantastic all round site. Great info on retrogrades and new discoveries. AstrologyKing ~ Jamie Partridge’s horoscopes by decan and fixed stars astrology.
Mystery, Occult Knowledge & Truth Movement
Pyreaus ~ A great general enlightenment site covering divination, archetypes, starlore, religions, truth theory. What On Earth Is Happening ~ Balancing the right and left brain. Human consciousness. Astrotheology. Unspirituality, I am Primate ~ Natural law and animal magic. The Sheldrake/ McKenna/Abraham Trialogues ~ A mathematician, an ethnopharmacologist and a biologist discuss the meaning of life. Bruce Lipton ~ The Biology Of Belief. Awaken In The Dream ~ Paul Levy’s work into the shadow and Weitko. MrAstrotheology ~ Santos Bonacci’s connects the zodiac with the bible and our physical bodies. Thyalwaysseek ~ Dee Smith’s mystery religion teachings and Anti-christ watch!
Centaurs, TNO’s & Dark Goddess
The Dreamweaver ~ Zsuszanna Griga’s Karmic astrology. Good reference for the centaurs and Lilith. Kelley Hunter ~ The cosmic feminine & Lilith specialist! Juan Antonio Revilla ~ Lilith and Centaurs research. Philip Sedgewick ~ Trans – Neptunians and new discoveries. Sera Beak ~ Red, Hot & Holy. A Heretics Love Story. Exiled? ~ Asperger traits in females. Oversensitive/Melancholic? ~ The highly sensitive person. Empathy Persephone? ~ Heidi Sawyer: Why are you so sensitive? Midlands School ~ The Dwarf Planets.
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