Monday, March 24, 2014

Things I've learned paying attention to the Moon

Since I've been paying close attention to the Mansions of the Moon I have learned a couple of things. I am noting them here as a sort of record and note keeping. As more items come up I will make more posts. 
1. The Moon moves faster at the New Moon and slower at the Full moon. At the Full Moon the Mansions turn in the evening and last something like 25 or 26 hours. At the New Moon the turn happens in the middle of the night and and lasts something like 19 or 20 hours.
2. Because of this sliding length of the Mansions they slowly rotate through the days of the week.Therefore the Mansions do not have set planetary attributes as I've seen suggested elsewhere. 
In an effort to plan formal evocations of each of the spirits of the Mansions I investigated where the Moon was at each Monday during the hour of the Moon. I found that over the course of several months the Moon stations in all the mansions during the second hour of the Moon on each Monday.
3. Not so much as something I've learned but a suspicion that the spirits of the Mansions or not necessarily lunar. Perhaps it is akin to the solar zodiac signs not being necessarily solar. I will need to contemplate this further.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Catching up

Wow, it's been three months since my last post. That seems about standard in my attention/distraction cycles. Since my last post much has happened. I have not done any more evocations as such. But I have moved to a more stable home with my partner, i've worked more with the spirits of the Mansions of the Moon, I've read Geosophia and the Grimorum Verum by Jake Stratton Kent (sparking many ideas), and we got a dog. Is it the work of Jophiel? Perhaps.
At any rate, life is good. 
There are, of course a few things that are needing attention. My art making has been somewhat fallow the past several months. Now that I have moved it is starting to come back to me. I'm starting to feel a bit burnt out by my day job. Very soon I will need to make peace with it or figure out some kind of exit strategy. And I will need to figure out a way to do magic in a shared space. My partner is ok with my occult activities in an abstract sense but she's not yet walked into a house full of incense smoke from a full on evokation ritual.  
So, the work I've been doing lately has consisted mostly of prayers and contemplations of the Spirits of the Mansions of the Moon according to the Greer/Warnock Picatrix moving toward their evocations. Also I've been thinking about the workings in the Grimorum Verum. 
One step at a time though.