April’s 2nd New Moon- The Hieros Gamos

This month’s theme is so incredibly appropriate for the Beltane season. The Hieros Gamos is the sacred marriage between The Goddess and the king of the land. The queen personified The Goddess, and chose her mate to rule beside her as her consort. That plays into the whole sexuality/fertility theme of Beltane so well! The…

April New Moon- Triangle

Throughout history, the triangle has represented the feminine principle while the square or the cross (both representing the number 4) has represented the male principle. You can see examples of the tri-fold nature of the Goddess in the Triple Goddesses of many cultures. There is also a connection between the Greek letter Delta (a triangle),…

March New Moon- Water

I have to be honest, I’m struggling with this one. My goal for this year has been to rediscover my fire and bring back my passion, motivation, and drive. I’ve been stuck in my feelings for so long that to embrace the energies of water (emotions, receptivity, ‘flow’) seems like a step backwards. So what…

February New Moon- Oracle

In this month’s bibliomancy adventure, we find our finger on the entry for Oracle. It explains that the oracle was seen as an intermediary between the divine and humankind, and the shrines of oracles were centers of spirituality, not just fortune-telling. So how does this apply to me? Is this divination telling me that I…

January New Moon- Alder

So I found today’s bibliomancy find a little curious. When I think of tree magick, I think of the Celtic tree months. And the month of Alder (Fearn) takes place from March 18- April 14th. Therefore, it represents the energy of Spring and new beginnings. But here we are in the middle of Winter, far…

December New Moon- Tarot Cards

This is a continuation of my new moon bibliomancy practice, where I choose a random passage in The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects to focus on for the next lunation. For this moon cycle, I chose ‘tarot cards’. This one is really funny to me. I’ve been thinking a lot about tarot lately,…

November New Moon- The Milky Way

This is a continuation of my new moon bibliomancy project, where on the new moon, I choose a new symbol to consider/study/think about during the next lunation. Last month was toad, this month is the Milky Way. I suppose that this month’s symbol is a reminder that we’re a tiny, insignificant part of a dazzlingly…

October New Moon- Toad

In my last post, I mentioned that I was going to start using bibliomancy to choose a symbol for each lunation during each new moon. My first pick for this first month was toad. You have NO IDEA how perfect this is. When I first meditated on my spirit animal, lo these many years ago,…

Bibliomancy and the New Moon

My spiritual practice has been in need of a refresh lately. EVERYTHING has been in need of a refresh, really. But I got through this last bout of depression and the related apathy, and it’s time to get on with life again. In that vein, I’ve been interested in writing again after a long, long…