See that moon in the sky today?
It’s a third quarter moon, half light and half dark, waning toward dark.
At Darkwood we call that The Mermaid moon.
Because it looks just like the Earth during Mermaid season (now); half light and half dark, waning toward dark.
In Mermaid season, we cross the threshold from the light half of the year into the dark, diving into the half known especially for inward journeying, dreaming, and tending the unseen.
So when the moon does this, we dive into the dark of the month which is known for the very same things.
Honoring the moon phases is simply a tighter rhythm of the Wheel of the Year.
The Mystery School students and I spend three full days honoring the Mermaid moon during her season. It’s a rich and potent time when this archetype goes deep, transforming and “growing” us.
During this moon we also “work” the information we got from our Archetype Mapping practice. This alignment offers precise, efficient personal evolution.
It’s also super witchy and cool to have rituals like this that align so specifically.
Read on for a quick Mermaid ritual so you can align with this magic, too.
Ritual for the Mermaid moon
Take three breaths, releasing what ever you are “done with” on your exhalation.
Using The Mermaid anointing oil, anoint your “tail”, along the outer edges of your legs, from your feet to your hips.
Face the East and think of the very first trickle of water that eventually forms a river. Think of all the new things that are just beginning in your life, and give thanks.
Face the South and think of a big rushing river filled with warm summer rain. Think of all the motion and activity in your life, and give thanks.
Face the West and think of the deepest places in the ocean, the lakes, and rivers. Think of all the depth in your life, and give thanks.
Face the North and think of the arctic and the miles and miles of ice. Think of all the stability you have in your life, and give thanks.
Raise your hands above your head in the shape of a chalice, and invite the magic of the moon into your being.
Feel yourself align with her, this threshold walker who moves from light to dark; the deep diver.
Smell your Mermaid anointing oil again. Let it light up your limbic brain and your own deep mystery, let it call the beautiful associations you have with this scent.
Say “I am aligned with the moon and the Earth. I am aligned with the deep magic of this season. I honor my own season, my own thresholds, my own dive, and my own inward journey.”
Close your eyes, take some deep breaths, taking in the magic of this momentus alignment.
love & ritual,