The Moon And Magic In Wicca - Page 3
THE HARVEST MOON
Septem was the seventh month in the old Roman Calandar. The
name was just modified and added to the newer calendars as they came.
NATURE SPIRITS: trooping faeries
HERBS: Copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap
COLORS: Brown and yellow
FLOWERS: narcissus, lily
SCENTS: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamot
STONES: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine
TREES: Hazel, larch, bay
ANIMALS: the snake and jackal
BIRDS: Ibis, sparrow
DIETIES: Dementer, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freyja, Thoth
POWERS/ADVICE: A time to rest after the labors of the last two
months, a time of balance of the light and dark.
This is also the time to clear up mental clutter
and get thoughts back into perspective.
THE BLOOD MOON
Octem was the 8th month in the old Roman calendar. The name
Blood Moon comes from the custom of killing and salting down live
stock for the upcoming winter months, not from sacrifice as some think.
NATURE SPIRITS : Frost and plant faeries
HERBS: Pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock
COLORS: Deep Blue Green
FLOWERS: calendula, marigold, cosmos
SCENTS: strawberry, apple blossom, and cherry
STONES: Opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise
TREES: Yew, cypress, acacia
ANIMALS: stag, jackel, elephant, ram, scorpio
BIRDS: heron, crow and robin
DEITIES: Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Kore, Lakshmi, The Horned
God, Belili, Hathor
POWERS/ADVICE: A time to work on inner cleansing, letting go
karma, reincarnation, justice and balance.
THE SNOW MOON
The ninth month in the old roman calandar. In Celtic traditions
it is the beginning of the new year, considered a month of beginnings
NATURE SPIRITS: subterranean faeries
HERBS: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, blessed thistle
COLORS: Sea green and gray
FLOWERS: Blooming cacti, chrysanthemum
SCENTS: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, peppermint and lemon
STONES: Topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli
TREES: Alder, cypress
ANIMALS: crocodile, jackal, unicorn and scorpion.
BIRDS: Owl, goose and sparrow
DEITIES: Kali, black Isis, Nicnevin, Hecate, Bast, Osiris,
Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Skadi, Mawu
POWER/ADVICE: A time to strengthen the communication between your
self and the devine. A time to take root and transformation
also a time to take root.
THE COLD MOON
This was the tenth month in the Old Roman calendar. In the old
Tibetan calendar December first was the beginning of the new year.
NATURE SPIRITS: Snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
HERBS: holly, English Ivy, fir, mistletoe
COLORS: Blood red, white and black
FLOWERS: holly, poinsettia, christmas cactus
SCENTS: Violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac
STONES: serpentine, jacinth, peridot
TREES: Fir, pine and holly
ANIMALS: mouse, deer, horse and bear
BIRDS: rook, snowy owl, and robin
DEITIES: Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris
POWER/ADVICE: To endure, to be reborn, Earth tides turning,
Darkness, a time to reach out to friends and family and
those in need.
Every moon has an association with fae. These fae are most active during this period.
Wolf Moon: Gnomes, brownies
Ice Moon: House faeries, both of the home itself and of houseplants
Chaste Moon: Mermaids and mermen, Air and Water beings who are connected
with spring rains and storms
Seed Moon: Plant faeries
Hare Moon: Elves
Lover's Moon: Sylphs, zephyrs
Mead Moon: Hobgoblins
Corn Moon: Dryads
Harvest Moon: Faeries of harvested crops
Blood Moon: Frost faeries
Snow Moon: Subterranean faeries
Oak Moon: Snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
Blue Moon: Banshees and other beings who carry messages between worlds
The Moon is said to be "Void of Course" when it has moved out of its last major aspect with another planet before moving into another astrological sign (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc... ) This happens quite often and you should watch the calendar and be sure that you are aware when the Moon is Void of Course (it says "V/C" on the calendar). It usually doesn't last more than a few hours, but it sometimes lasts for a full day or even two. Magickal (and Mundane) energies are very chaotic when the Moon is Void of Course. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you NOT start any magic, cast any spells, perform a ritual of any kind, buy a major investment (for example, a computer, a car, or a house), or make a major decision of any kind!
So remember, whenever the Moon is Void of Course - DON'T do any major magic work... DON'T start any new magic work... DON'T complete any magic work... DON'T buy anything major... DON'T even make any major decisions... Astrological studies have shown that things begun or spells cast during this time tend to be rather difficult and rarely come to fruition, and sometimes they even backfire! When they do manifest, they almost never pan out as expected.
Moon in Aries:
This is the best time to work magic involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversation, or wilpower. Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head, or brain are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Taurus:
This is the best time to work magic for love, real estate, material acquisitions and money. Healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck and ears also done during this time.
Moon in Gemini:
This is the best time to work magic for good communication, change of residence, writing, public relations and travel. healing rituals for ailments of the shoulders and arms, hands, or lungs are also done in this period of time.
Moon in Cancer:
This is the best time to work magic for home and domestic life. healing rituals for ailments of the chest or stomach are also done during this time period of time.
Moon in Leo:
This is the best time to work magic involving autority, pwer over otehrs, courage, fertility, or childbirth. Healing rituals for ailments of the upper back, spine, or heart are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Virgo:
This is the best time to work magic involving employment, intellectual matters, health and dietary concerns. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Libra:
This is the best itme to work magic involving artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation and karmic spiritual or emotional balance. Healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys are also done during this period of time.
Moon in Scorpio:
This is the best time for magic involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets and fundamental transformations Healing rituals for ailmlents of the reproductive organs are also done in this period of time.
Moon in Sagittarious:
This is the best itme to work on magic for publications, legal matters, travel, and truth. healing ru=ituals for ailments of the liver, thighs or hips are also done at this time.
Moon in Capricorn:
This is the best time to do magic for organization, ambition. recognition, career and political matters. healing rituals for the knees, bones teeth, and skin are also done at this time.
Moon in Aquarious:
This is the best time to work magic involving science, freedom, creative expresion, problem solving, extrasensory abilities, friendship and breaking bad habbits or unhealthy addictions. healing rituals for ailments of the calves ankles or blood are also done in this period of time.
Moon in Pisces:
This is the best time to work magic involving dreamwork, clairwoyance, telepathy, music, and the creative arts. Healing rituals for ailments of the feet or lymph glands are also done at this time.
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