|Third quarter moon. Image from Leaders in Science.|
Third Quarter Moon
(August 24-26, 2013)
This is a time to banish negative energies, to rid yourself of bad habits, bad jobs, bad relationships, bad choices.
By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2013
The third quarter moon is a time to banish negative energies; a time to rid yourself of bad habits, bad jobs, bad relationships, bad choices. This is not a good time to attempt to manifest newness, whether it involve romance or finance, but it is an excellent time to manifest energies to help you manage stress, maintain a spiritual protection zone, and to continue the progress of projects begun at the new moon. You may call upon Umbrea or any Crone Goddess to help advance your cause.
It is best to determine in advance how you decide to orient your ritualing. It is not wise to attempt both banishing and manifesting intentions, as their oppositeness may cause them to cancel each other out.
If your focus is on banishing negative energies, it is best to plan your ritualing for Saturday, August 24, or Sunday, August 25. If your focus is more on the continuing advance of projects already begun, the best days are Saturday, August 24, or Sunday, August 25, or Monday, August 26.
If you choose to banish negative energies on Saturday, August 24, the ruling planet is Saturn and you should use the color black, try to be outdoors and barefoot so the soles of your feet connect with the earth, repeat your chant three times. This day is good to use to focus on rituals for self-discipline. Stick to the point and don’t let yourself become distracted.
If Sunday, August 25, is a better day for banishing your unwanteds, Lord Sun governs your intentions, the color yellow should be used, there should be fire flaming in your ritualing area, and your chant should be repeated six times. Center your focus on money or financial matters, health concerns, and friendship issues. In particular, ask for clarity.
A suggested chant for releasing:
I let go I let go as I grow, as I grow
direction and choice is mine to make
I choose the best for my soul’s sake.
If you prefer to concentrate on the completion of projects already begun, Monday, August 26, is the better day for this work. Lady Moon rules the day and will assist you in your rituals for inspiration, change, self-inspiration, and increased psychic ability. These will likely give you insights about how to best bring your unfinished projects to fruition. Use the color or metal silver, make sure to have water present in a goblet or bowl or fountain, and repeat your chant nine times.
A suggested chant for manifesting:
Desiring only good I call blessings to me;
in honor and joy so shall it be.
Before you put away your tools and decorations, I recommend you take a moment to reflect on the work you have done this day. Then you may find it helpful and balancing to recite:
May I be at peace;
May love live in my heart;
May I awaken to the light of my own true nature;
May I be open to the positive changes begun today;
May the love within me flow to all living beings.
[Kate Braun was a contributor to the original Rag. Her website is www.tarotbykatebraun.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more of Kate Braun’s writing on The Rag Blog.]