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Moon Phases Correspondence

* New Moon
New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting

Correspondence: new beginnings, fresh starts, optimism, hope and faith


* Waxing Moon
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck and health.

Correspondence: building, accomplishments, creativity, strength, growth and learning as well as positive transformation


* Full Moon
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.

Correspondence: abundance, harvest, wish fulfillment, manifesting desires, sexuality, achieving all dreams, protection


* Waning Moon
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.The waning moon is used for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.

Correspondence: letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns, undoing bindings, opening up problem-knots, making space


* Dark Moon
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon. The dark moon is a time for ridding oneself of bad habits, Binding spells, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.

Correspondence: rest, peace, deep wisdom, divination, contacting the guru within, letting things die away completely

Josephine, your letter is sad. You are wrong if you think that I am indifferent for all that concerns you. Your happiness is part of my own. The feelings you inspire me after all this time only can be altered by you. My good, my tender Josephine only can be erased from my heart by Josephine herself, but only if she turns despondent, bad-tempered and irksome. My life is full of struggles, and only a sweet domestic life, pleasant and free from all pressure makes them bearable for me. The fate of a ruler is full of nuisances, and my destiny is to love you always, until I have forgotten them. I don’t know if this letter will be pleasing to you. My intention is to console you, my wish to please you, my will to love you.

Napoleon to Josephine, 11th November 1803. The letter was written from the champ of Boulogne. Translation is mine. Several biographers talk of this letter as “lost”, although it figures on the “integral” of his letters to Josephine published in 1981 by Chantal de Tourtier-Bonazzi and its stored in the French National Archives.

All my sorrows have disappeared in reading the good and touching letter containing the expression of your feeling for me. How grateful I am to you for devoting so much time to your Josephine. If you knew, you would congratulate yourself on being able to bring such joy to the woman you love. A letter is the portrait of the soul and I press this one close to my heart. It does me so much good! I want to keep it for ever. It will be my consolation while you are away, my guide when I am near you, for I want always to remain in your eyes the good, the tender Josephine, solely concerned with your happiness. If a ray of joy touches your heart, if sadness troubles you for an instant, it will be on the breast of your friend that you will spread your happiness and pains; you will have no feeling I do not share. That is my wish and my desire, only to please you and  to make you happy… Adieu, Bonaparte, I shall not forget the last phrase of your letter. I have kept it in my heart. As if it were engraved there! With what ecstasy my own has replied! Yes, my wish is also to please you, to love you, or rather to adore you.

Her reply (from Saint-Cloud), dated November, 14. You could guess that, in fact, the letter had been pleasing in extreme for Josephine.

Despite my efforts, I have been unable to locate Solas. From the site of your battle with Corypheus, he was last seen headed West, still distraught over the destruction of the orb Corypheus carried. From there he disappeared, evading my people so easily and so completely that I am forced to wonder how much he knew about them.

When Solas initially approached the Inquisition and offered aid, I questioned him extensively about his background and history. He was evasive, but he did give the name of the village where he grew up, noting that it was small, unlikely to appear on any map.

I hate loose ends, so I kept a few of my agents searching, to verify his story. They recently located the village… or what remains of it. It is a ruin, as it has been for centuries, its name preserved only in ancient Tevinter mysteries. Whoever Solas truly is, wherever he came from, he has deceived us from the very start.

I apologize for not investigating this more thoroughly while Solas was here. He was clearly helping us, and other matters were of greater urgency, but it was an oversight nevertheless, given how little he shared with us. It is not clear what his plans are, if any, but I will continue to search.

—  A letter from Leliana to the Inquisitor