The Dark Moon was a few days ago, and once again I spoke to Na Morrigna. The sense of urgency is building as we get closer to Samhain, and I must once again remind you that if you are planning a celebration for the holiday, do not forget Them. Do something small if you must, but do SOMETHING. For those of you who requested I do the 9 card Morrigan Spread I shared here, or those who did it for themselves, make sure you are following through and completing the tasks in those last three cards. After Samhain I will be following up with six more cards, three to cover the time period to Yule on Dec 21st, and three for the period from then to Imbolc on Feb 2nd.
The message this Dark Moon is as follows:
The way forward will take both strength and courage: you must rise to the occasion and do what you think you cannot. Draw on your convictions, and use them to act with resolve. The race will be long, but you will persevere – and perseverance brings triumph. The Morrigna are the High Queens of your striving. They guide your every move, and if you trust in Them you will achieve more than you dream is possible. The way will not be easy, but the result will be worth the battle. You must re-balance this world, re-balance the connection between the Mundane World and the Otherworlds. There is a plan larger than you can individually conceive, larger than you can individually affect, but change starts within each of you. Find your role and play your part. Change yourself to change the world.
I personally like to celebrate the Fire Festivals as three-day affairs, and my dates for Samhain this year are sundown on Oct 31 through sundown on Nov 3, though the ritual we are planning will be just after sundown on the 3rd. Any time in there would be appropriate to add your magic or ritual to the Work of the Morrigna. The moon will be waning, the New Year beginning, and it’s a perfect time to do magic that sweeps out the old and brings in the new.
And please – if you are in the US, don’t forget to vote the following week. It’s on the 6th, the day before the Dark Moon. I think that bodes well for the turning of the political tide.