Last night, I led my coven through a guided meditation for our full moon ritual. After much consideration and considering the astrological configuration (sun in Libra, Moon in Aries) for this full moon, I somehow fell upon the idea of making the focus of the ritual be about the third pillar of the Witches’ Pyramid, “To Dare.” In the traditions I’ve seen, that pillar is usually associated with the element of water, whereas Libra and Aries are an air sign and fire sign respectively.
My idea for the ritual is to consider how Libra’s energy toward finding harmony and balance can actually become a source of blocking the need o push on and face the unknown and the fears that surround it in an act of daring. The meditation suggested that Aries’s impulsiveness and impression could provide the necessary contrast and catalyst to push past and delve into the depths of daring.
After we finished the mediation, I realized that I had placed the setting of this meditation in a stone edifice (a high tower with a great room at the top). The stone provided us with a link to the element of Earth, the missing fourth. And the element was providing the foundation and stability for the working, as is its nature.
I laughed as I realized that without even planning it, I had created a nicely balance meditation in which all the elements were present and invoked in the work we were doing. Pretty good, considering I don’t actually work much with the elements in my personal practice.