I began my second night of full-moon rites with an earth-to-sky variant of Q-Cross. I performed an “LBRP” using a burning sage wand instead of the knife, banishing pentagrams of spirit instead of earth, and invoking Iris, Hephaistos, Rhea, and Dionysos instead of the archangels. I completed the rite with by invoking Gaea, Ouranos, Hephaistos, and Dionysos in the second Q-Cross. Let me just say: holy shit that was awesome. I cast my elemental circle, lit the candles on my Malkuth altar, and invoked Earth manifesting as Malkhuth.
I drank my absinthe-and-dream-herb flying potion, donned my mask, and descended to elemental realm of earth by sinking into the center of the stone circle in my Inner Temple (why can’t I ever go the same way twice?). I met the guide I call Troll Lady, who was amused when I greeted and addressed her formally. I asked her to take me to the Lords and Rulers of the Elemental realm to confirm the receipt of my Stone of Sovereignty (in retrospect I probably should have asked for something more open-ended).
She led me down and down and down to a vast dark cavern, along the outside of a bronze gate and wall and into a cavern where I met with shadowy figures who refused to confirm my stone and told me that the sphere was something else entirely.
When they were done with me, I asked Troll Lady to take me to where I should have asked to go in the first place; she told me it was too late for that. I asked her to take me to where I needed to go now, and she took me to the Garden, from where she led me back to the Inner Temple via a mountaintop which deposited me on the plains facing the gate to my Inner Temple.
I returned to my body, did my monthly Tarot reading, thanked all spirits and powers who have helped me, and closed the circle.
With that journey, my month of Malkuth was complete.