Magical Moon: July 26th, 2016

78ec3f1d481ce3e75ae173aa9eb5686c.jpgOn July 26th, 2016, the night shall bring forth the Last Quarter Moon, otherwise known as the Waning Moon.

This, again, is another Crone Moon, which can be used for any magic of decrease.  (Remember, that the New or Waning Moon is used for magics of increase.)

While the New Moon moves from Dark to Full, the Last Quarter moves from Full to Dark.

This is a good time to banish things you no longer need or want in your life. This is also a great time to reverse anything you may need to rework or to end things that need put to an end, like friendships, projects, relationships with those who are toxic or for lovers that are no longer needed in one’s life.

This is a time of retribution and a time to thank the Mother for all that she has given us—gardens, blessings and gifts.

Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: July 26th: Sleipnir

 We begin with a Norse festival for  Sleipnir.

Odin_and_Sleipnir_by_RipeDecaySleipnir was the horse that the God Odin was famous for riding.  The horse had eight legs and legend says, it could travel from Asgard to Midgard to Utgard which basically meant from heaven to earth to the underworld.

Interestingly enough, lore says Loki gave birth to Sleipnir when he took the form of a mare. As Loki returned then to his human form, he offered the colt to Odin as a gift.