Yesterday and today our studygroup in Amsterdam had a workshop given by Marian Green again. She had asked us to give the group a name and by mutual agreement we have chosen "Olympia". It's a mixed group, although there are more women.
The subject for this weekend was "Moon Magic". That is a very wide concept of course, so it was virtually impossible to cover everything. Nevertheless we had a very interesting and valuable weekend. Marian has a lot of knowledge that she shares freely. Besides theory we did practical things and exercises too. I'll just share some interesting things you can do for yourself.
We looked at which phase the moon was when we were born (look yours up here). All the phases were represented within our group, although there were more in the waning moon half (including new moon) than in the waxing (including full moon). At my day of birth the moon was 97% full. I've always felt more attracted to the full moon than any other phase, so it didn't really surprise me. According to Crystal Forest full moon at birth means:
"Being born in the middle of the cycle means that your talents lie in bringing matters to fruition. You are adept at tempering logic with instinct and practicality with creativity. Moreover, this period acts like a bridge, linking you to the past, but also projecting your ideas into the future. The negative side is that you may suffer guilt and irrational fears, especially when it comes to personal relationships. Only when you learn to take control of your own feelings, rather than taking your emotional cue from your partner, will you find a way of sustaining a mutually rewarding intimate relationship. Your best efforts will find their flowering after middle age."
Crystal Forest is no longer online, but you can use CafeAstrology.
I had my horoscope done some years ago. I looked it up and the moon was in Aries at my birth. According to Astrolabe's free birth chart that means:
"High-spirited and courageous, you are a fighter when your emotions are aroused. The degree of force and drive that you can bring to any effort sometimes surprises others. You have hair-trigger reactions to specific stimuli and tend to "let it all hang out." You sometimes act before you think and do things on the spur of the moment, and that sometimes gets you into trouble. Your moods change quickly -- you have quite a temper, but you don't hold grudges. Very independent, with an extremely strong and forceful personality, you are known for being impulsive, careless, reckless, foolhardy, rash and daring."
Unfortunately Astrolabe is no longer online, but you can use the Lunarium.
I'm very tired after these two intensive days, but I'm already looking forward to next time!