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carly65 50F  
83 posts
1/11/2017 5:59 am
Wisdom and Guidance


Something I find very interesting and thought I would share.

The full moon has long been considered a symbol of wisdom and intuition. We feel its connection every month, when it lights the night sky. Many of us feel more energetic and alert during the full phase of the moon. This is partly because our bodies and mind are intricately connected to the lunar cycles. Like ourselves, water is also linked to the changing face of the moon -- just ask anyone who lives on the coast about the phenomenon of "lunar tide"!

Using a reflective surface as a tool for scrying is hardly new -- the ancient Romans did it in their religious rituals, and the Egyptian “Book of the Dead” contains references to Hathor's magic mirror, used to see the future.

Pre-Christian Celtic seers were believed to have visions when they looked upon dark stones such as beryl or other crystals, according to Pliny. Even in the 1500s, Nostradamus made notes about staring into a bowl of water by candlelight to gain inspiration.

This divination is one of the simplest.

It's best to do it outside if at all possible, because, after all, you are relying on the moon to illuminate the water for you! If you can't perform this ritual on the night of the full moon, the night immediately before or immediately after is just as acceptable.

In addition to a clear sky and a full moon, you'll need the following items:
• A table or some sort of flat work space
• A dark bowl
• A pitcher containing enough water to fill the bowl
• A journal or notepad to write in, as well as a pen
• Optional: your favourite meditative music

If your tradition normally requires you to cast a circle, do so now. If you'd like to play some music, go ahead and start your player. Sit or stand comfortably at your workspace. Begin by closing your eyes, and attuning your mind to the energy around you. Feel the soft earth under your feet. Hear the rustling of the wind in the trees. Breathe in the scent of the earth that lingers in the air. Raise your arms out to your sides, palms facing up, and feel the energy of the moon above you.

Take some time to gather that energy. It's a pull, a palpable sensation that we can feel, if we just take the time to look for it. Feel that silvery power above you, and recognize your connection to it, and to the Divine.

When you are ready to begin scrying, open your eyes. Notice the night all around you. You may feel an unusual sense of clarity and alertness - don't be alarmed, it's just that lunar energy at work. Raise the pitcher in one hand, holding it over the bowl. As you do, visualize wisdom and guidance within the water. As you pour the water into the bowl, from the pitcher, see the energy of the moon charging that water. Recognize that this water can show you the mysteries of the moon.

When the bowl is full, position yourself so that you can see the moon's light reflected directly into the water. Stare into the water, looking for patterns, symbols or pictures. You may see images moving, or perhaps even words forming. You may have thoughts pop spontaneously into your head that seem to have nothing at all to do with anything. Use your journal, and write everything down. Spend as much time as you like gazing into the water -- it may be just a few minutes, or even an hour. Stop when you begin to feel restless, or if you're getting distracted by mundane things ("Hm, did I feed the cat?").

When you are finished gazing into the water, make sure you have recorded everything you saw, thought and felt during your scrying session. Messages often come to us from other realms and yet we frequently don't recognize them. If a bit of information doesn't make sense, don't worry -- sit on it for a few days and let your unconscious mind process it. Chances are, it will make sense eventually. It's also possible that you could receive a message that's meant for someone else -- if something doesn't seem to apply to you, think about your circle of friends, and who it might be meant for.

Afterwards, you can leave your water out overnight to charge it even more, or you can pour it away into your garden as an offering.

** Note: If you live near a natural body of water such as a pond or lake, you can perform water scrying with these larger "bowls" instead!


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/12/2017 11:53 am

    Quoting Dreamcatcher__:
    Nature takes care of the bird baths, which consist of a spring, a stream, two waterfalls and their pools, none of which are much good for viewing reflections because of the splashing and overhanging trees.

    You'll have to share your ceremonies in the unlikely event that we should ever meet next to a lake under a full moon (I'll be happy to provide the lake).
Sounds heavenly...be good!...


Dreamcatcher__ 80M  
3567 posts
1/12/2017 9:08 am

    Quoting carly65:
    lol...do you have a heated bird bath by chance...that would work wonderfully! I like the phases of the moon for some odd reason and I seen that the 12th is the true full moon so decided to post. Like I commented I'm not into witch craft/wiccan but have some back ground to certain ceremonies that I believe in and felt.
    Respect,
    c
Nature takes care of the bird baths, which consist of a spring, a stream, two waterfalls and their pools, none of which are much good for viewing reflections because of the splashing and overhanging trees.

You'll have to share your ceremonies in the unlikely event that we should ever meet next to a lake under a full moon (I'll be happy to provide the lake).


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/11/2017 10:13 pm

    Quoting Dreamcatcher__:
    Thanks for posting this. Nice to know that my habit of meditating while observing the reflection of the moon has a history. Currently my "larger" bowl is a sheet of ice about five inches thick and It's much too cold to sit out where I can hear the wind in the trees, but I'll keep this in mind next spring.
lol...do you have a heated bird bath by chance...that would work wonderfully! I like the phases of the moon for some odd reason and I seen that the 12th is the true full moon so decided to post. Like I commented I'm not into witch craft/wiccan but have some back ground to certain ceremonies that I believe in and felt.
Respect,
c


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/11/2017 10:09 pm

    Quoting flamingwild:
    Nice to see an article on something other than sexual matters. I love witnessing fellows (fellowesses) playning with alternate language of the universe. Some 'do' Tarot, Runes, I-Ching, Kabala, read the flight of birds.... Wyrd and wonderfull.
    Salutations
Thanks hun, I do believe that the universe plays a great deal in how things play (not pun intended) out. I believe in fate also. As for Tarot, I have had my cards read several times, not recent though...and every time they have shone true.
Sincerely,
c


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/11/2017 10:05 pm

You're very welcome!


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/11/2017 10:04 pm

    Quoting Mshtpusyalwyswet:
    also, this is a know fact to most medical practitioners, women who are near giving or overdue their birth date. Look for moon change or full moon and you can bet that will be when the maternity ward will be at the fullest. I know this sounds crazy but, it is a proven fact.
Not crazy at all...I do believe it although never researched it. I'm the type that believes in the universe guiding.


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/11/2017 10:02 pm

    Quoting 1234David:
    Interesting stuff, thanks. Planting seeds by the phase of the moon is another ancient and widespread practice that seems to have a real effect.
Very true...I've done that in the past and I was surprised at how much of a difference it made.


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/11/2017 10:01 pm

    Quoting drmgirl622:
    It is very interesting ! I live on the ocean plus I'm a moon child so the full moons definitely influence me.
Try it, you never know what you will bring forth into that beautiful mind of yours!


drmgirl622 61F  
3100 posts
1/11/2017 4:00 pm

It is very interesting ! I live on the ocean plus I'm a moon child so the full moons definitely influence me.


1234David 61M  
11 posts
1/11/2017 2:37 pm

Interesting stuff, thanks. Planting seeds by the phase of the moon is another ancient and widespread practice that seems to have a real effect.


Mshtpusyalwyswet 61F  
40 posts
1/11/2017 2:14 pm

also, this is a know fact to most medical practitioners, women who are near giving or overdue their birth date. Look for moon change or full moon and you can bet that will be when the maternity ward will be at the fullest. I know this sounds crazy but, it is a proven fact.


MistressSky2017 46F  
17 posts
1/11/2017 10:57 am

Nice sentiment here, thanks for sharing.


flamingwild 45F  
8 posts
1/11/2017 10:16 am

Nice to see an article on something other than sexual matters. I love witnessing fellows (fellowesses) playning with alternate language of the universe. Some 'do' Tarot, Runes, I-Ching, Kabala, read the flight of birds.... Wyrd and wonderfull.
Salutations


Dreamcatcher__ 80M  
3567 posts
1/11/2017 8:15 am

Thanks for posting this. Nice to know that my habit of meditating while observing the reflection of the moon has a history. Currently my "larger" bowl is a sheet of ice about five inches thick and It's much too cold to sit out where I can hear the wind in the trees, but I'll keep this in mind next spring.


carly65 50F  
65 posts
1/11/2017 6:10 am

FYI: I'm not a Wiccan, I just found this interesting is all...lol



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