Stitching A Quilt — Adding Magickal Patches Inside the Blocks
Every action you make can be a magickal process in creating your life the way you want it!
Every day is a birthing process — you have the ability to use the magnificent potential around yourself and within you to create exactly what you desire. But…sigh…we’re busy and our minds are filled with reactive thoughts. We forget that we have the right and the power to overcome our problems, and that it isn’t over until we say it is. We overlook our incredible ability to shake a situation in a way that we can turn it into a positive, rather than swooning over the negative.
And we have tools!
We have our belief, our creativity, our thoughts, our dreams…and we have a road map (we do) — the Moon in the Signs. When the moon visits each sign every two days or so, we have a general idea of how people will behave and react, including ourselves. The moon doesn’t make you do stuff — it just lights the way. What you do with that visionary experience is entirely up to you.
I choose to add magick to my visionary experience — every day — in almost everything I do. From affirmations to meditation, from energy work to study, from spells to rituals — my days are filled with the question – How Can I Make each task or experience magickal, practical, and useful to myself and others so that I can grow in Spirit? Knowing what sign the moon is in (and which quarter the moon is in) gives me a rough map on how to use my energy to my best advantage.
The picture in this blog represents one such choice. During the Great Release Program I urged you to reward yourself with something special. For my reward I chose to learn how to make something new for someone I love. I wanted to learn how to make a rag quilt. The quilt is a spell in itself — a labor of love for someone special, so I followed the magickal steps I would take as if I was empowering a crystal, a wand, or casting a spell. But, before I did any of that — I checked the quarter of the moon and the sign the moon was visiting. When doing many projects, the activity can span several days or weeks — each day birthing new energy available for our use. I chose the Moon in Virgo to learn how to make the quilt — I read articles on-line and I watched videos. I found that I had to use the Moon in Libra (the power of beauty, blending, and creativity) to make adjustments the fabric choices originally made under the Sign of Sagittarius — replacing some of the more garish colors. I also learned that I bought too much material for the project (another Sagittarius pitfall). Then, I cleansed and blessed all the fabric pieces. I designed the magickal sigils for protection and good luck under the Scorpio Moon. I built the quilt under the Capricorn Moon — so that the basic structure of the piece would be strong, correct, and last a long time for the owner. I inserted those magickal sigils and talismans within the blocks of the quilt (so that no one could see them). Finally, I empowered the quilt on a first quarter moon in Pisces — the perfect moon sign and quarter for dreams, restful sleep, spirituality, inner happiness, imagination and universal love.
How do you know what sign the moon is in on any given day? You have several options — the picture above shows an almanac that carries this information, Llewellyn World Wide produces an excellent Daily Planetary Guide (that’s the one I use); or, you can search on-line for resources or purchase an ap for your phone or I-Pad (I have one on mine that comes in really handy).
Whether you are fixing a car, going to a family function, planning a party, looking for a job, trying to bring love into your life…using the Moon in the Signs can be incredibly helpful in working through the process. Step-by-step she’ll help take you where you want to go. You just have to follow the signs and interpret them to your best advantage.
What will you create today?