Full Moon~Wolf Moon
The naming of moons comes from the adoption of the Algonquin way of naming their own lunar calendar, which the colonials picked up and added and made changes to fit their own needs and culture. From that, a standard naming of the Moons has held tradition in Farmer's Almanacs since those early days, these moons have been codified in print since the late 1700s.
We can also use the format of this most likely ancient and nature based way of living the eco-centered year as a way to live our own deeply fed spiritual lives. Each full moon, I will send you a brief "this or that" in keeping to the spirit and feeling of that full moon and to help support your connection to both our Lunar as well as our Seasonal cycles.
Wolf = Loyalty, Pack, Encirclement, Lodge, Protection, Guarding, Watchfulness
Moon = Hidden Things, Psychic Awareness, Spirits, Feminine Spiritual Power
When talking about psychic protection, I am not talking about the stuff you see in the movies, but rather the everyday energetic "thorns and shards" people (often unintentionally!) send your way. If we are all energy, if thoughts produce energy and if what we think can set things in motion; then its not a terrific leap to assume that negative thoughts by others can affect you, too.
The 'Evil Eye' has been a concept as old as written language, even older than that, and every culture has their own way of turning aside negative energy directed towards you. If someone is jealous of your life; wishing they had what is yours, or believes you do not deserve what you have, this can affect you by making you ill, by giving you a run of bad luck, by making you fall.
If those people are intuitive by nature, you will feel it more strongly. Part of the reason why we must also guard our own thoughts about others, as we may be unintentionally sending them energy to harm, rather than help. This belief I have seen is endemic to almost all cultures from Turkey to China, from the various tribes of the Amazon to the frozen steppe, this is old old human stuff, guys. I for one, am not going to discount something as old and as endemic as all that!
So how do you protect yourself from "evil eyes" i.e. often unintentional negative energy that, if directed at you, can disrupt your flow? There are many, many ways to create a protective sphere or shield around yourself, here are a few of my favorites that once implemented, should stop any 'weird energy' in its tracks.
If you have had a run of bad luck, headaches (!!), or it just seems all the sudden you have two left feet then I highly recommend you put this on the top of your To Do list!
Stones that protect against psychic attacks when worn or carried: The list is long but if I had to narrow it down to two I would say black tourmaline and blue chalcedony back a power one two protective punch.
Protective Amulets like the Turkish blue eye, the Hand of Fatimah, the Holy Cross, or any traditional religious amulet worn or carried that (and this is important) has significant and important meaning to you. If used as a place to hold prayers of protection said by you or an important spiritual figure to you, even better.
Prayers of Protection from your God or Saint of choice and it is important that you say these prayers regularly, they should be a part of your daily spiritual maintenance, not just for 'when I feel like it'. Consider this housekeeping, you have to pick up a little every day to keep things in order. Saying a prayer of protection over a white candle that you light is effective, too! But you have to actually... you know... employ this, do this and BELIEVE in it for it to work!
Visualization of a circle of light that surrounds you, especially when you are doing things that make you feel vulnerable or when you are doing energy work is essential.
Sage is something many people do but they might find it ineffective. This is because sage is usually a cleansing tool, not a protection tool, per se. So if you are saging away and still things feel weird? Its the wrong tool for the job.
Salt though can be an important protection tool especially while having a bath, scrub away and imagine negative thoughts, thorns and shards and energy being sloughed away with those dead skin cells for a healthy. glowing, auric complexion.
Bedtime Protection is very important; since you are sleeping you are susceptible to all kinds of influence while off in lala land, this is probably why there was an emphasis to say your prayers before bedtime; asking that your Guide, the Angels, or whatever Diety or Belief you hold near or dear to right before bedtime is very protective.
Sincerity, Belief, Ritual, Commitment, and Daily Use are by far the most important tools that you will use in your protection protocol. Choose what feels right for you, then commit to doing it until it becomes second nature. Just like with anything else we have going on in our lives, we need to ensure that our energy is clean-- what is going out and also what is coming in.
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