Hey I don’t think I ever posted this (If I did I apologize) but here, have some Lunar Locket x Dusty Quarry doodles!! 

Dusty Quarry doesn’t belong to me, she belongs to @laughstoomuch

These beans are so cute!! 

lavender self love jar

simple self love jar ritual

ingredients
🔮large jar
🔮dried lavender
🔮rue
🔮white candle
🔮rose water

steps
🔮place a single white candle in the middle of your jar. your white candle represents the destruction of negativity.
🔮place your dried lavender and rue around the candle, for the lavender represents healing, and higher consciousness. your rue also represents healing and health.
🔮light your candle, and chant:

“my body is ethereal,
too pure for this realm.
i light this candle in recognition of myself,
for i am one with the wind and sky,
beautiful.”

🔮blow out your candle. feel the positive energy in the room.
🔮sprinkle rose water around your creation, to cleanse and protect your jar.
🔮seal your jar with a cork or wax, and follow the same steps when you need to feel a little more love for yourself.

Magick of the Moon Phases

New Moon

A time for:

  • New ventures
  • New beginnings
  • Love and romance
  • Health
  • Job hunting
  • Fresh starts
  • New projects
  • Personal Growth

Waxing Moon

A time for:

  • Constructive Magick
  • Love
  • Wealth
  • Success
  • Courage
  • Friendship
  • Luck
  • Health/Healing
  • Growth
  • Protection
  • Prosperity
  • Attraction
  • Any type of positive magick
  • Financial Growth

Full Moon

A time for:

  • All magick (Enhances all types of magick)
  • Love
  • Knowledge
  • Legal undertakings
  • Money
  • Dreams
  • Protection
  • Fixing any situations that need it
  • Divination
  • Cleansing and charging crystals and tools
  • Psychic awarness
  • Family and Friends

Waning Moon

A time for:

  • Banishing magick
  • Bindings
  • Removing addictions
  • Clearing negativity from your life
  • Getting rid of illnesses and sicknesses 
  • Harvests
  • Exorcism
  • Cleansing
  • Getting rid of bad habits

Dark Moon - Black Moon

Some practitioners believe this is a time to take a break from casting, others believe this is a powerful time to cast spells. 

A time for:

  • Removal of bad habits
  • Binding spells
  • Bringing things to justice 
  • Banishing
  • Dreaming/Prophecies

Crescent Moon

A time for:

  • Intention
  • Hopes 
  • Wishes

First Quarter

A time for:

  • Challenges
  • Decisions
  • Taking action

Gibbous Moon

A time for:

  • Adjustments
  • Refinements

May the Moon Light your path!

Moonlight Academy

Subtle Lunar Eclipse

Today’s (Feb. 10) lunar activity comes in the form of a penumbral eclipse. What does that mean and how does this type differ from a total eclipse? Let’s take a look:

First off, what is a penumbra? During a lunar eclipse, two shadows are cast by the Earth. The first is called the umbra (UM bruh). This shadow gets smaller as it goes away from the Earth. It is the dark center of the eclipse shadow where the moon is completely in the shadow of the Earth.

The second shadow is called the penumbra (pe NUM bruh). The penumbra gets larger as it goes away from the Earth. The penumbra is the weak or pale part of the shadow. This occurs because the Earth is covering a portion of the sun.

Penumbral eclipses occur when only the outer shadow (the penumbra) of Earth falls on the moon’s surface. This type of eclipse is much more difficult to observe than total eclipses or when a portion of the moon passes into the umbra. That said, if you’re very observant, you may notice a dark shadow on the moon during mid-eclipse on Friday evening. You may not notice anything at all. It’s likely the moon will just look at little bit darker than normal…like this: 

Earth’s penumbral shadow forms a diverging cone that expands into space in the opposite direction of the sun. From within this zone, Earth blocks part but not the entire disk of the sun. Thus, some fraction of the sun’s direct rays continues to reach the most deeply eclipsed parts of the moon during a penumbral eclipse.

For most of North America, the penumbral eclipse will begin at moonrise (sunset) on Friday, Feb. 10 and will be obscured by evening light. Here’s a guide of when to look up:

Fun fact: Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE) first proved that Earth was round using the curved umbral shadow seen at partial eclipses. In comparing observations of several eclipses, he noted that Earth’s shadow was round no matter where the eclipse took place. Aristotle correctly reasoned that only a sphere casts a round shadow from every angle.

To learn more about lunar eclipses, visit: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11828

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