Blood Moon Rising

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"The Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color."

Historically full moons have been said to be very powerful for all kinds of weird stuff, and usually signify the end of something (which means leaving room for new things to come), and the blood moon even so. Especially in terms of diablerie and other sinister... stuff. It is not unusual in magickal practices to visualize a blood moon in relation to certain gods/goddesses - so I think it’s a golden opportunity to make petitions or to invoke those entities...


Full Moon, and a Total lunar eclipse

It means that it's a Blood Moon, and it means that the Moon is in the Earth's Umbra - the shadow behind a celestial object where the sun cannot reach. A total lunar eclipse means that the moon is in the complete shadow of the earth (the “umbra”) which places it in a place of darkness. A perfect focal point to address and to reach out to all things of shadowy nature. The only light that hits it are the wavelengths from the earth’s atmosphere (hence the red color). Also, full moons usually represents the ending or culmination of something, and given this will be such a powerful space weathery night, it might be perfect timing for wrapping something up that you've been meaning to.

Now, if you are unfamiliar with how a Total Lunar Eclipse could affect you form an astrological standpoint, I would recommend my go-to astrologer Susan Miller, and her guide for coping with eclipses.

 

Where and When can you see the eclipse?

You can check your location and timing following this link. Sadly, it won't be visible in the North Americas. You guys will simply have to wait another century or so...

 

"For speaking with demons"

According to the Solomonic magick of the Hygromanteia, the 27th July is an opportune day "for speaking with demons". As for working with Solomonic (chaos) magic, you’d might want to consider the planetary hours and their effects for that specific day, as Venus is this day’s particular planetary Ruler. And as for the real (local) time of the planetary hours, check out Lunarium, or one of the many planetary hour-apps available.

There is a good deal of hours this day for a variety of purposes. For example for causing love, matchmaking, for decrees and conversations, secret messages, making agreements, making a start, sending messages/dreams of hatred, or just about everything. 

Also the witching hour (03:00) should fall into the 23rd planetary hour (although that might depend on your locale), so it would be the perfect hour to petition various demonic deities for making a new start, as the “old” comes to an end. This, of course, would be after the Blood Moon, but I doubt that would have any detrimental effect, all things considered. In fact, it would suit perfectly as the (full) moon total eclipse serves to end things, leaving room for new things to take root.

 

Rituals That I will perform

Most of these rituals are composed and put together form various sources by V.K. Jehannum and I must say, I find them most satisfying. If you lean towards diablerie and the infernal, I would dearly recommend his website. He has put a lot of thought, love, and effort into these, and it really shows.

Magickal Hymn To The Infernal Divine

An opportune moment to honor the Infernal Divine. While this is a prayer I normally use, it is just fitting for this particular night.

A Rite To Evoke Oumuamua

Wait a minute... isn't that... a space rock?

Well yes, it most certainly is. And I plan to evoke it.

So... you have truly gone mad then, finally?

Oh no my dear, I lost my mind a long time ago...

Uhm, you're not gonna go all Sephiroth on us, are you?

Uh, no. Actually, you do know that it is a comet, not a meteor, right?

From Wikipedia: "The name comes from Hawaiian ʻoumuamua, meaning 'scout' (from ʻou, meaning 'reach out for', and mua, reduplicated for emphasi, meaning 'first, in advance of'), and reflects the way this object is like a scout or messenger sent from the distant past to reach out to humanity."

Lately, I've come to accept that anything could be possible. If we don't know, we simply lack the knowledge at the time.

My idea is that this Oumuamua, coming from outside our solar system, "sent from the distant past to reach out to humanity", is truly a remarkable traveler. It is not unheard of that spirits attach themselves to things, and if we take a hermetic perspective, there is spirit in all things. Also, don't we refer to the planets and other celestial bodies of our solar system as gods in their own right? So imagine what kind of power a being that has traveled from another solar system might possess? It's a bit far fetched, I know. But IF it were so, I for one would not want to be the one to miss that only because I felt silly about it. Better yet to call it and make sure. For this I will petition Lepaca to aid me in relying my messages.

Now, I have no idea what would come of this. If there indeed even is such a being. And if responds, will it be benevolent, or malignant? Honestly though, it makes no real difference to me - in my quest for knowledge anything can be sacrificed. I simply must know. Who knows, I might even be able to channel The Traveler from another part of the galaxy. Now wouldn't that be something?

Calls To Nyx, Luna, And Hecate

All being Goddesses of the dark, the feminine divine, and magic - the Blood Moon is very often associated with them. It simply makes perfect sense to call upon them this night.

Chants To Lilith

Now this is a lengthy one, as it addresses three of her aspects; Amabis - her Abyssal Aspect, Taninsam - Lilith’s leviathanic aspect, and the Arachnid Lilith. Working towards building a long and lasting relationship with Lilith it only makes sense to address all of her aspects, and to pay my respects.

The Rite Of Oneiric Autonomy

The Rite Of Solidification

The Rite Of The Impregnable

The Ritual Of Efflorescence And Insight

Magickal Hymn for Primal Craft (Lucifer, Belial, & Hecate)

Headless Rite With The Four Kings (because why not?)

And lastly, various hymns to Selene, Orphic and others of darker nature.


    
Mars in Opposition

“The red planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun."

In other words it will shine more brightly than usually. Add that to the Blood Moon and the coming peak of the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower you are up for a night of wonders! Now, I am unsure of what kind of consequence this has in terms of astrology or magick, but having Mars close to you is wonderful thing for taking action. Perhaps a petition to the Warrior to grant you strength, confidence, courage, and initiative, is in order?


    
Mercury in retrograde

Mercury is in retrograde from the 26th, which could be either good or bad depending on the nature of your magick. I would recommend taking a look at another of Susan Millers articles: the one about the Mercury retrograde here. Since it will affect all of us in at least some manner, at least take a look at it. The retrograde will end the 19th of august.

 

The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

The day before the peak of the meteor shower, which will be on the 28th. A wonderful time for nightly out-and-abouting, while also enjoying a bit of stargazing and making plentiful of wishes to boot! You can read more about the Meteor Shower here.

 

And lastly

All in all I figure it’s a perfect day (night!?) for some sinister woo woo and general go-bump-in-the-night-ing. As the eclipse itself it will begin around 21:30 here in Stockholm, that's when I will go outside and perform the rituals mentioned above. Now, it's summer so the night sky will still be bright, but I am expecting some wondrous celestial splendor anyway.

I expect a great deal of turbulence to come from this, but I invite change wholeheartedly. After all, you don't summon these kind of entities unless you are prepared for their intervening in your life - which is the actual point. You just might not get it the way you would expect it or prefer to. Although, we don't always know the best way either, and perhaps someone, something, a great deal older and wiser, might just know how it should be done instead.

Anyway, it's a bit last minute, but I've been so busy with my mundane life those past few weeks. I hope you enjoyed the read, and let me know what you are going to do, or what you did, on The Day of The Blood Moon, the 27th of July.

Yours truly, In Darkness and Magick

J.L.R. Kruse