Set your sacred space & call your circle as you desire.
Begin by writing on the paper a list of all the things about you that seem to contradict each other. For example, I am friendly & easy to converse with but rarely spend time in social situations. Next group these attributes to form two different people, giving them names & form. Decide which of these you would like to embody most & allow it move into you until you become this person.
Next, take your mirror & wipe it clean with the methylated spirits & cloth. Sprinkle it with salt & then prop it against a wall where you can look into it comfortably. Light the candle & burn the incense in front of the mirror. Consider the other person that was formed from your attributes & allow their form to enter the mirror.
Look into each others eyes, recognising the differences & honouring each other for their own unique qualities. Now explore how you fit together, now move together, now communicate with each other. Be aware that this is how you divide yourself & how those divided parts support each other. Allow the mirrored form to emerge & embrace each other… At this point you can choose to merge together as one. Burn the paper together, they must be on fire at the same time.
Finish & close your ritual in a way that suits your desires & give thanks. Dispose of incense & paper ash on the next windy day off a high point.
Last night I dreamed that I was standing at the edge of cliff looking out to the deep dark body of Mother Ocean. As I stood there I was overwhelmed with love & sorrow & humble appreciation of this glorious life. I wept, oh how I sobbed & bawled, & my tears flowed directly from me to Mother Ocean, rivers of tears. I awoke feeling an emptiness that was so sweet.
On the edges of this dream I will be celebrating this eclipse. At Dark Moon I collected a small vial full of my tears, which I will be adding to some water to charge under the Celestial Beings this night, with a piece of Jade to hold it all together.
The beginning of this week saw me re-uniting with the Futhark, so my meditations this evening will be centered around Fehu & the creation story of the Nordic folk. I will drum & burn offerings of sage & frankincense. I will light a candle to Freyja & offer to Her my Moontide blood.
As this Luna eclipse will be the first of three, I will be working with them as set to triangulate the emergence of my most potent self. At 4am tomorrow (Friday 26th AEDT) my ritual will begin with meditation of deep peace & quiet, followed by a slow, grounding yoga session. After making my space ready, the rite must start with a journey to Fae where I have a magickal space for preparing myself for such occasions. Then to my depths for gathering in of my most beloved parts where I can keep them secret, keep them safe. After returning to the circle I will begin my work, involving mirror magick to repel what aims to invade & force its way into my realm, & sacrifice of the parts of me or my world that are ready to go, that are no longer useful, that are pure burden. Finally I will fortify my workings with offerings & thanks & a journey to be with my center & in my power.
This is the place that will launch me into Samhain, the wytches new year, & my rebirth.