via Sapphire Witch
The twelve moons of the year
“Most calendars keep track of the moon’s cycles. The cycles of the moon are often equated with the ages of the Goddess: waxing-Virgin, full-Mother, and waning-Crone. In Celtic mythology, each of the thirteen moons in a year has a particular significance. If you are a woman, you should be especially aware of the moon and her ways. Ideally a woman’s cycle should mirror the ebb and flow of the moon: ovulating and at the height of fertility when the moon is full and menstruating with the dark, new moon.
An Esbat is a Holy Day other than a Sabbath when Wiccan rituals are performed. They are held with Full Moons and sometimes with the New Moon as well as any other time a special observance is desired.”
– The Good Wiccan
Black or “Silver” Moonstone is an ideal stone to have when working with promoting business success, romance, intuition, finding inner harmony. It is also an excellent tool for the Esbat of the New Moon and waning Moon rites. It is only appropriate that the black-silver moonstone is a symbol of shadow work and the Dark Goddess or crone magic.
The Forest is my Church,
The Fairies are my Choir,
The Wind is my Preacher,
And the Moon is my Goddess
– Silver Severn, 2012
- Weight Management
- Angelic Contact and Communication
- Death or Transition: assisting with the process of dying and helping others to let go (rainbow moonstone)