Moon Monday- Waxing

475a94b12457069b42e99440b0d16fc74aabc977The period of time from New Moon (when the moon is dark) to Full is known as waxing. This is a time for magical growth and development.

This week’s moon deity represent this particular phase of growth and power in the form of Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon and hunt.

She is known in Roman myth as Diana, and patron to virgins and hunters. She guarded her chastity, adhering to no man.

One of her attendants was a woman named Calisto…

Callisto

Diana and Callisto by Titian

Callisto was the daughter of Lycaon, King of Arcadia and also was one of Artemis’s hunting attendants. As a companion of Artemis, she took a vow of chastity. Zeus appeared to her disguised as Artemis, or in some stories Apollo, gained her confidence, then took advantage of her (or raped her, according toOvid). As a result of this encounter she conceived a son, Arcas. Enraged, Hera or Artemis (some accounts say both) changed her into a bear. Arcas almost killed the bear, but Zeus stopped him just in time. Out of pity, Zeus placed Callisto the bear into the heavens, thus the origin of Callisto the Bear as a constellation. Some stories say that he placed both Arcas and Callisto into the heavens as bears, forming the Ursa Minor and Ursa Majorconstellations.

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Spell for Money-

Gather soil, a pot, rainwater, and a coin. Cast circle under the light of the waxing moon.

Put soil into the pot and while pushing the coin into the soil, speak the words “Money grow, come to me. Money sprout and flourish, come to me. Money rise and grow, come to me. In this I impart, so mote it be”

Take the rainwater, and pour generously over the soil. While doing so, visualize your need and want. When finished, give thanks and close ritual.

Put the pot somewhere in the yard where it won’t be disturbed, but where the sunlight and moonlight will touch it each day.

Remember if a spell works, to make offerings to the ‘powers that be’ in thanks and gratitude. You might also want to donate some to an organization to help others.

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