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The Wolf Moon of January

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Merry meet all,

Wednesday, Jan.15, tonight is the Full Moon. The cold moon of winter shines over the earth tonight. The Full Moon is in Cancer tonight, which is appropriate considering that Cancer is mutable, a water sign, and nurturing. 

The wolves will howl in the cold forests tonight. Correspondences for this month include the deep colours of the night such as silver and white, and deep blue. Use hematite for gemstone workings, and honor deities like Diana, Janus, Frey and Inanna.

Perhaps you could try a working like protecting your home and spirit. The Full Moon calls out the wolves but this could be a time for reconnecting with spirit and introspection. 

Enjoy the Full Moon

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch 

 

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Moon spells of Mabon

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Merry meet all,

The Harvest Moon reigns over the autumn skies tonight. This is a good time to casting spells and thanking the Moon Goddess for blessing your gardens with her powerful lunar energy. Remember to thank the faeries and your chosen deities for their aid with your gardens. Mabon is a time of gratitude and balance.

If you are searching for some inspiration on how to celebrate this magical esbat, I have several posts that include rituals and spells that you can try tonight. You may have to scroll to find them but it is well worth the effort.

Mabon begins this weekend. Decorate your altar with a Mabon theme for this Full Moon. Use apples, corn, gourds, pumpkins, and grapevines on your altar. Add a stag figurine for the Horned God and a seashell to represent the Goddess. Use an altar cloth that represents the harvest of Mabon. You can buy patterned cotton fabric at a nearby fabric store. Clear your altar space, wash the floor, vacuum and sweep to rid of dust. This is a major Sabbat. Once your altar area is clean, you are free to dress your altar for some Mabon magick!!

Remember to cleanse your crystals, smudge your house and property, and use silver and white candles in your ritual. Silver and white correspond with the Full Moon. This Harvest Moon, the light is brighter tonight which allows the farmers a longer time to glean their bounty of crops from the fields.

I wish you all a Blessed Full Moon!!

Blessings,

Lady Spiderwitch

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Lunar Magic Blessing

Flower Moon

Merry meet all,

Sending you sincere full moon blessings to you all out there enjoying August’s Blue Moon. I wish you all a wondrous magickal night. May all your wishes come true. May the Goddess bless you on this Full Moon eve, your gardens, your dreams, your rituals. 

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch

 

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Quickening Moon

Merry Meet All,

Tomorrow the Full Moon shines regally in the velvet sky. I plan to perform a full moon ritual and hope you all do too. The upcoming Full Moon is known as the Quickening moon, a time when the earth stirs beneath the snow and soil.

I cleaned my apartment up some today to welcome in the cleansing energies of early spring. Cleaning a home is a great way to embrace spring. Soon, snowdrops and crocuses will emerge from the stubborn soil and grace my garden.

When you cast your lunar esbat, concentrate on honouring the return of spring. Plan your garden and write out what you plan to accomplish this spring. Light a candle at your altar. Put the piece of paper beneath the candle or inscribe your wishes onto the candle and add a sigil such as a rune. Burn the candle and know that your plans or wishes are sent to the Universe. Check it out in August to revisit your goal and check your progress. Burn incense and chant as you visualize your goal:

Constant Moon,
Quicken my heart,
Quicken my blood,
This is the start.

– Ember Start.

I wish you a memorable lunar esbat.

Blessings,
Lady Spiderwitch )O(

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Snow Moon of November

Merry Meet All,

The Full Moon is tomorrow night. She will shine bright as a star in the winter sky. I am looking forward to the Full Moon. I hope you all are, too. This Full moon is known as the Mourning Moon and Snow Moon. In early Celtic society, November marked the beginning of the new year.

The colors are grays and blues, and lapis lazuli, turquoise, and topaz stones. The gods that correspond to this moon are Bastet, Isis, Kali, and Hecate. The herbs that correspond are thistle, betony, verbena, and fennel. The Element is Water.

Focus on relieving yourself of any baggage. This allows you to focus on the joy of the future. Do a ritual to release the accumulated baggage. Burn some incense in your cauldron and write what you wish to be rid of on a piece of paper, then burn the paper in your cauldron, and cast the ashes outside. Focus then on what you hope to attract in the coming year.

It is still Samhain, though Winter Solstice is around the corner. Now is the time to make plans for how you plan to celebrate the solstice. I will post lots of ideas for you to get started.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

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