Dec 1, 2015

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Waning Moon Magic

English: Engraved tiles of obsidian (here call...

English: Engraved tiles of obsidian (here called “runestones”) used for runic divination, a kind of modern runic magic. There are 25 engraved tiles with one rune each from the Elder Futhark and one “blank rune”. This system was probably invented by Ralph Blum in 1982. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s that time of the month again. The moon is waning. Now is a good time to look inward, to figure out what is really bothering you, and take steps to remove it from your life. At this time of year, many people have extra financial worries. There are several widely celebrated holidays coming up that involve giving gifts. If you’re financially strapped, such holidays can be a source of great stress and even guilt. One magical way to get a handle on the situation is by using Runes and/or other magical alphabets and symbols as to make a visual representation of what you wish to cast away.

The Runes are an alphabet, but they are also considerably more. There are quite a few books and websites devoted to the Runes, but my favorites are The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum, and Leaves of Yggdrasil by Freya Aswynn. The Book of Runes is a good basic introduction, and includes a good basic divination system; mine even included a set of ceramic runes. Leaves of Yggdrasil goes much deeper into the subject, and is a must for anyone who wishes to pursue further study. To see what the Runes look like while reading this article, I recommend the excellent Omniglot site here.

Two runes to use as a focus for any kind of waning moon magic are Raido and Wunjo. Raido is about moving or removing, taking control of a situation. Wunjo is about acting in accordance with one’s true will. If blockage or constraint is part of the problem, Nauthiz is the rune to meditate upon, to discern what is the source or the reason for the constraint, so that it may be removed.

Omniglot has several other pages of magical alphabets. My personal favorite is Theban. Using a magical alphabet to write out what you need to remove from your life is an excellent way to silence the mundane part of the mind and focus intent. A wonderful way to take it a step further is to create a sigil from what you’ve written. The way I learned how to do that is to use one of each letter and combine them into one design. I have always been a bit challenged when it comes to drawing, and even I managed to make an effective sigil.

What you do with your sigil, or your writing, is up to you. Candle magic is, of course, an option. Carving it into a talisman to wear or carry is another approach. You could even make it into a screensaver, or use it as desktop wallpaper! The point is to contact your deep mind, where it all begins.

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