Lunar Cycles

I’m sure I’m not alone being someone deeply effected by the moon to the point where I have emotional episodes due to which phase it’s in. Like the seasons I also adapted my practice to go in the flow which the moon moves in in order to be in balance. Hopefully this practice can help you too if you find this of value.

Major Phases

New Moon
This is the most important phase for me. On the first day the moon enters this phase I cleanse my space energetically and take time to do a ritual bath (or shower with a soap spell if I don’t have time for a full bath). The theme is energy cleansing and starting new. Cleanse the altar, cleanse the crystals, cleanse yourself, set up wards- depending on the element of the moon I cleanse with incense, candle, salt or mist (Or whatever feels right at the time. Usually the element and quality of the sign shows itself more in the bath than in the cleansing of my space but it’s just an example).
The New Moon is also full of cerebral energy for me. The moon rules emotions and inner thoughts and I personally feel the new moon has more power in influencing my mind as the full has more power in influencing my raw emotions. Depending on which sign the new moon is in, I focus my mental energy towards it’s message and the direction I should focus on for the next lunar cycle. Typically the new moon rests in whatever sign the sun is in so I focus on the zodiac season’s energy (like if it’s Libra season, Taurus season etc). The next week following (waxing crescent week) is mentally figuring out and visualizing how I will bring what I want and what I need to focus on in manifesting in my life.

Full Moon
The Full moon tends to be the phase everyone focuses on but its energy can be overwhelming to me since it heightens my emotions and makes me feel irrational. The Full Moon has intense energy and it’s theme is perfect for charging and energy work. Charge magical tools and crystals, charge yourself, channel the moon’s element and sign in a focused meditation and absorb it’s energy. Use the powerful energy lingering to cast spells. I find it easier to manifest something on this day perhaps because my emotions are heightened and a lot of spell casting and success depends on how I feel.
Other activities to engage the moon’s power and emotional influence is creating art or releasing pent up emotions through dance or listening to music. The Full Moon is a phase personally for me, that focuses on the magic of art and how art can help release certain emotions especially if the moon is trying to highlight a hidden or repressed feeling. Take the evening to draw, put on music to fit the mood and use art to explore yourself or do shadow work. If you enjoy drinking, enchant a cocktail or enjoy a beer to help bring to light certain emotions and maybe do drunken tarot or do some journaling to document how you feel and help with further introspection later. You can do this all solitary or gather some witchy friends to get drunk and scream your emotions into the void (I mean wolves howl at the full moon, so why can’t you?) Then put on some music, do some art, dance your feelings away or cry together because you feel irrationally moody and out of control.

Minor Phases

I don’t do anything in particular for these actual days but their weeks are important to me.

First Quarter
The week following the first quarter is dedicated to spells of growth, prosperity, manifestation, momentum and drive. It follows the week of the waxing crescent which is dedicated to visualization and setting goals. First quarter initiates action for the waxing gibbous week. If there’s something I wish to give power to, it’s casted on this week. 

Last Quarter
The week following the Last Quarter is dedicated to cleaning, purging and banishing. I make sure to clean my space thoroughly and throw out old things, ward unwanted energy and try to distance myself from things I dislike, drink more water- eat less red meat and wheat (for personal health issues to help with my digestion)- drink cleansing teas, and focus my energy on release. Spells to cast on this week are warding, banishing, ending or distancing.

hate to break it to you all but iko is a lesbian. super gay. the gayest, actually. who only likes women and not men and is a L E S B I AN. the L in lgbt, she is forever a lesbian and loves girls. iko, in fact, invented being a lesbian. she is so gay that she is the first gay. iko is our lesbian icon. wires and nerve was a book about iko being a lesbian. because she is a lesbian. iko, the lesbian.

A bit of science for @acquiresimoleons, who said you can’t brush a horse without horse + sim being friends.  Idk.  I usually don’t own horses.  I just wanted to see for myself and see if there was a Retuner fix because I’m constantly curious.  For the record since I don’t play horses I don’t have any horse-related tuning mods in place.


That’s definitely not at “friends” or anything like “friends”.


So at that point I actually reset everything I’ve done in Retuner in this game (even though I was 99.9999999% sure I hadn’t touched anything in Retuner yet with regards to brushing a horse), removed Andrei’s Animal Lover trait just in case, set them to just under negative in their relationship and…

Idk.  Your game is fucked.  xD  Perhaps your horse has a trait that makes them offended to brushing by a stranger.  This randomly pulled horse had Agile, Brave, and Quiet.


I Love this so much

Why do I always have the OTP that needs to be defended? And I’m not even talking about toxic ships that hit 100% on the “50 Shades of Grey”-scale?

Nope, just two five-feet “tall” cutie pies with a tendency to daydream about romance, and their handsome boyfriends who fall in love with their selflessness and courage and who are totally in awe of everything their girlfriends do? I wouldn’t have thought that, on tumblr, that this is the kind of ship I need to defend at every point and turn.

Also, I have a type.