With freedom, books, flowers, and the Moon, who could not be happy? – Oscar Wilde
Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer
She has been a goddess, an omen, a timepiece. Mother Moon. She exerts her influence on the tides, on fertile women, and mad men. She represents the Dark Feminine, secrets, and flux. The Zohar connects her to Lilith, from which we derive her waning crescent symbol. Apart from being a muse and object of fascination, the Moon is a vital part of our physical history. Life on Earth depends as much on our blessed Moon as it does our Sun; without it, all life would end.
In the Luciferian Dominion, we don’t vary wildly from common associations with the Moon, but we do observe two key aspects:
1. We use the (waning crescent) Dark Moon to symbolize Lilith’s struggle and toil in the dying light, but also to embrace the coming refuge of darkness, in which she is imminently comfortable. While we reject much of the misogynist ancient Jewish apocrypha about Lilith, we are able to trace those stolen threads to her Mesopotamian origins and restore her mythology through a compassionate, humanitarian lens. Lilith is human, she is flawed, and she uses shadow as she must light in order to forge and maintain a peaceful human life.
2. The Moon is a symbol of stolen power; Promethean, the Moon gives no light of her own, but steals from the Sun to illuminate the night that we may not dwell in abject darkness. We may move, see danger, and navigate at night owing to her waxing and waning grace. She illuminates secrets, and gives us power we were never intended to have. For that, we honor Her.
Charging the Sigil
The Moon embodies the cycles of our lives, and implores us to face the dark night of the soul with enlightenment. We must be conscious of the unconscious shadows, the inner workings of our lives. We seek the understanding that the dark need not be feared, but rather embraced. The moon tells us to reflect, and let go of the things holding us back.
As we devote our time this month to honoring Lucifer, charging our sigil encourages a deeper connection. If this is your first time charging a symbol like this, you can think of it like a moodboard – this sigil represents us as a community and religion. What does this sigil mean to you? What can it represent? Take the time to focus and reflect, meditate on what each of our concepts mean to you and how they can apply to our lives.
For our energy workers, you may charge our sigil by visualizing a bright white light surrounding it. Use breath work to guide this energy into the sigil, knowing that it grows in strength as you do so. You can also focus our themed concepts into the sigil using meditation and our affirmations to program this energy. This will serve to strengthen our sigil for later use in our ritual.
As we are working with the Moon, lunar energy is incredibly powerful to use for charging sigils. You can direct the energy down into the sigil by visualizing a stream of white silvery light from the moon into the sigil for a few minutes, or simply leave a copy of our sigil in the moonlight for the night, and say “The Moon charges and strengthens our sigil.”
The following incantation may be used as part of your sigil charging, or used as an affirmation:
“Embrace thy shadows, release that which binds us.”
The Moon inspires us to reflect, and listen to the shadows. Stargazing and meditating under the night sky will help you connect to your inner self. Listen to your soul, for it speaks your truth, seeking acceptance of who you really are. Take the time today to journal, reveal your inner thoughts and desires, and what you must be free of.
The following resources may be enjoyed to deepen your connection to today’s concept. Please note that links to reading are not endorsements of every idea contained therein but are intended to offer a more broadly informed view.
Make Your Own
We encourage you to make your own oracle card for each of our themed days, so that come the end of our Advent, you will have your own Luciferian oracle deck. These cards may be used to give you insight on what you may need to work with in the future.
We recommend using blank playing cards if available, but any kind of art or canvas cards, even lined notecards can be used. Make your drawing or symbol (it doesn’t have to be amazing, only meaningful to you) on one side and on the other write down any key phrases or words or concepts that resonate with the image to you.
If you choose to share your result, which we would love to see, you may use the hashtags #luciferiandominion and #adventoflucifer so that we can find them! If you choose to make your oracle deck part of your #Inktober or #Drawloween events, please feel free to use those hashtags and include them in relevant spaces!
Happy creating during this blessed Advent!