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November, the Eleventh Month of the year of our Goddess, 2015

november“The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway-
Thanksgiving comes again!”



November is the eleventh month of the year. Its name is derived from the Latin word for “nine,” as it was the ninth month of the Roman calendar. Its astrological sign is Scorpio, the scorpion (October 21 – November 23), a fixed water sign ruled by Pluto. November reveals signs of winter. The raw winds sweep up the valleys and over the hilltops. The wild grasses along the fences are bleached to a tawny color. Nature is stripped to its bare essences. Now is a time of simple beauty. The trees reveal the shapes of their naked branches, and dried leaves flutter up the roads in the late autumn breeze. The spirit realm is closer to us now and more active. Dusk settles quickly. The season’s first fires glow on the hearth, and blue-gray smoke curls from the chimney. Traditional magical activities include scrying with fire, smoke, or a magic mirror. The harvest is complete, and we gather for Thanksgiving to share the bounty—especially turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. November nights are magical. We can hear the stark call of an owl hooting from out of the woods. In the darkness, the hard frost sequins the grass and bare tree branches with a silver jacket–giving November’s Full Moon its name, the Snow Moon. To honor her, scry into a black cauldron filled with water and one silver coins



The SNOW MOON harkens in the holidays with festivities, food, drink, fun, laughter, generosity, memories and love. It also brings the cold, the wind, rain, hail and snow. This moon represents the full potential in all things, like snow waiting for the spring thaw. It is a time of divine or royal purpose, a time of telling stories and storing resources for the months ahead. The Twelfth Esbat signals a time of intensified rapport with the God and Goddess. This moon also honors the sovereignty of the land, which is an embodiment of the Goddess.

The Snow Moon’s Correspondences

Colors: Gray, blues
Gemstones: Lapis lazuli, turquoise, topaz
Trees: Cypress, alder, hazel
Gods: Bastet, Isis, Kali, Hecate, Astarte
Herbs: Thistle, betony, verbena, fennel
Element: Water

This is a time of washing away the baggage of the past and letting it go. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to focus on the joys of the future. During this Moon phase, say goodbye to bad habits and toxic relationships, and get a fresh start for the new year. Work on developing and strengthening your connection with Deity.


Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year
Sirona Knight

Snow Moon Correspondences – Patti Wigington,



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 yourself and the divine. A time to take root and transformation also a time to take root.


Symbols & Folklore for the Month of November

November’s Sign of the Zodiac

Scorpio, the Scorpion (October 24 – November 21)
Sagittarius, the Archer (November 22 – December 21)

November’s Celtic Tree Astrology

Reed (October 28 – November 24)
Elder (November 25 – December 23)

November’s Birthstones

Topaz and Citrine

November’s Birth Flower


November Folklore
“Thunder in November means winter will be late in coming and going.”
“Frost in November to hold a duck, the rest of the winter is slush and muck!”
“Flowers bloomin’ in late autumn, a sure sign of a bad winter coming.”
“Ice before Martinmas, enough to bear a duck, the rest of the winter is sure to be but muck!”



November’s Month Long  Observations

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
  • COPD Awareness month
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
  • American Diabetes Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis Awareness Month
  • National Pomegranate Month in the United States
  • Holy Souls in Purgatory (Roman Catholic Church)
  • National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month (United States)
  • National Prematurity Awareness Month (United States)
  • Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • No Shave November
  • Movember
  • National Adoption Awareness Month (United States)
  • National Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month




Decorate your home and altar with white and deep purple, and light incense of rosemary or nutmeg. Use a cauldron or pot with a candle lit inside as your focus of the hearth.

Work with yourself! Find time to develop your own witchy skills, and take that magical bath.

Cook with the last of the foraged ingredients before they disappear for the winter. Use winter vegetables and game to create seasonal meals.

Connect with the Goddess in you by journeying into your own mind. Explore and take notice of all that you see there, and record all your discoveries in your Book of Shadows.

Celebrate the darkness by drawing the curtains and spending time by candlelight.

Make your home more magical using herbs and symbols, and research the folklore on home protection.

Don’t panic about Yule. Admit it; you do it every year too!

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year
Mandy Mitchell


Inner Voices

Because you spend more time in your home at this time of year, consider devoting a little more time (hopefully) to yourself. Our development on our own magical paths is something for which we all need to take responsibility— whether we are just starting out or have been practicing for years. That inner voice we all have needs to be heard. Is it shouting at you for some peace, because your thoughts are going twenty to the dozen, as mine invariably do? Is it calling for more knowledge? Does it want you to connect with it and just accept that it’s there?

It is not easy to hear your own thoughts over the din of everyday life and all it takes to get through a day. But sometimes, that inner voice just needs to be nurtured. You may find that reading helps, and certainly the Internet is awash in ways to answer our thoughts and questions. But the work that will really make the most difference to your inner voice is meditation.

Finding time for meditation can be the least of your worries. Meditation just doesn’t come easily to some people, myself included. I have to be honest. I have a brain that talks even more than I do, if that’s possible. And for me, meditation can seem like a constant battle between thoughts and peace, with most of the time being spent telling myself that I should clear my thoughts in order to meditate. This leads to a cycle of my beating myself up and telling myself off for thinking that I should be peaceful, instead of just being peaceful. Do you follow my drift?

I have come to the conclusion that there is no right way to meditate. Just do what works for you. Remember, you are not a robot. You cannot turn your thoughts on and off like a tap— well, not unless you have had a great deal of practice, I think! All that being said, finding some quiet time to relax and listen to your inner voice is crucial to living a magical life. After all, your spells, rituals, and practices all come from within you.

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year
Mandy Mitchell


Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation

It is your own focus and intent that creates magic. So trying to find your way through the map of your own mind has to be a good thing— right? There are many ways to do this. Some suggest lying on a bed and listening to a soothing whale song (awful). Some suggest sitting cross-legged on the floor (couldn’t even if I wanted too, which I don’t). Some suggest swaying to the hypnotic banging of a drum (would definitely put me off). Some say to imagine you’re going down a flight of stairs (I always lose count of the stairs, start looking at the cracks in the imaginary wall, and think about redecorating). If any of these work for you, my lovelies, that’s wonderful. Except the whale song— please don’t do that!

None of these techniques work for me, however. So I needed to find another way to meditate, one that held true to my path and didn’t pressurize my brain into thinking it had to be empty. Here’s my step-by-step guide to meditation. I hope that those of you who are hopeless meditaters (like me) find it useful.

Find somewhere where you can connect with nature— the park on a spring day, the fields on a summer’s eve, the woods on an autumn afternoon, your armchair facing the window on a wet winter’s day. Sit or lie comfortably in the quiet and close your eyes.

Take slow, deep breaths and listen to the sounds around you. Birds, wind, ticking clocks— anything that you can hear. Allow yourself to be absorbed by the sounds. Relax your body and feel yourself being a part of your surroundings.

In your head, begin to recite some simple words. I use: “I am part of nature.” If thoughts come into your mind, acknowledge them, but try not to dwell on them right now. Decide to look at them later and return to hearing the sounds around you and thinking your chosen words. Don’t feel as if you have to spend hours; just a few minutes will do to start. When you are ready to finish your meditation, stop saying your chant in your head and slowly become more aware of the things around you. Wiggle your toes and fingers, and open your eyes.

Practice this often, every day if you can. Try meditating in places other than nature. The bus or the coffee shop will give you a different experience. Don’t beat yourself up or worry that you are doing it wrong. Your thoughts may come in for a reason, so allow yourself time to consider why you had those thoughts at the end of your practice.

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year
Mandy Mitchell


“Leaves fall,
the days grow cold.
The Goddess pulls her mantle of Earth around Her
as You, O Great Sun God, sail toward the West
to the land of eternal enchantment,
wrapped in the coolness of night.
Fruits ripen,
seeds drip,
the hours of day and night are balanced.”


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Lighten Up – Top Ten Cheesy Pick-Up Lines For Pagans

Top Ten Cheesy Pick-Up Lines For Pagans

10. Hey babe, what’s your sign? What’s it’s ascendant? What is your planet alignment in Venus during Cancer’s revolving around the Fourth House?

9. Read any good Llewellyn Books lately?

8. Would you like to come over to my place and widdershens?

7. Haven’t I seen you someplace before in another life?

6. Yes, I’m handfasted, but that’s not “technically” marriage.

5. So, do you draw down the moon here often?

4. What’s a nymph Goddess like you doing in a place like this?

3. You have the prettiest third eye I’ve ever seen.

2. You’re feet must be tired because you’ve been Spiral Dancing in my mind “all” night long.

And the Number One Cheesy Pick-Up Line for Pagans to Use at Gatherings is:

1. Is that a May Pole in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Your Daily Feng Shui Tip for June 27

Whether or not today is your birthday, I’m acting as if it is and celebrating you! So here’s a gift that keeps on giving with all my good wishes and love! Buy five helium-filled balloons, one of each of the following colors: red, yellow, white, pink and purple — never use blue, green or black balloons! Tie a tail on each balloon with nine or eighteen inches of red ribbon, string or thread. Use a new black felt-tip marker to write on each balloon one treasured wish that completely describes your heart’s desires. You can have five different wishes or write the same wish on all five balloons. Then take the balloons to an open space and release the ‘wish’ balloons one at a time. Visualize them turning into small golden orbs that are heading into the mouth and belly of the Sky Dragon. In gratitude for filling his tummy, he will then make your wishes come true sometime within the next year. Blow up your birthday and make a wish! This time you can count on it coming true!

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Today’s I Ching Hexagram for June 27 is 31: Mutual Attraction

31: Mutual Attraction


Hexagram 31

General Meaning: The attraction of yin and yang is the powerful and fundamental force. The image of this hexagram is that of the attraction between a man and a woman in the courtship stage. In response to the magnetic attraction between them, the masculine principle (the creative, outgoing) seizes the initiative and submits to the feminine (the receptive, sensitive). When the assertive is able to defer to the receptive, and when the receptive accepts responsibility and exercises quiet leadership, an exciting and profitable union is the result. This brings good fortune, for all success depends upon the magnetic effect of mutual attraction.

Consistency is important in matters of mutual attraction, for this is what separates courtship from seduction.

If you are by nature an instigator, it is good to take the initiative. But you need to remain sensitive, and highly principled, and avoid the temptation to be manipulative. Let the power of mutual attraction pull you along. If you are the receptive one, keep your mind innocent and free of pride, so that you may remain open to good advice or helpful assistance. When your influence arises from innocence, an even more powerful magnetic force is at work for you.

Remaining open to the forces of attraction brings good fortune. Closing yourself to them heralds the dying of the soul. Learn to yield to the natural tugs and pulls of the heart.

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Today’s Runes for June 27 is Inguz

Today’s Runes

Spirit Runes are most commonly used for questions about mysticism, spirituality, and religion. Inguz is the rune of completion and fertility. The presence of this rune suggests that tasks which have been initiated will come to fruition. This rune is associated with Ing and Frey, it is this connection that explains its connotations of both fertility and sexuality. The variant of this rune shown here is reminiscent of the twin strands of life, and of the challenge and rewards of bringing together things complimentary
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Your Daily Tarot Card for Wednesday, June 27


This Tarot Deck: Visconti-Sforza


General Meaning:    What has traditionally been known as the Judgement card, sometimes entitled Resurrection, represents the great reunion that the ancients believed would happen once in every age. This was the time when souls are harvested and taken Home to their place of origin, outside the solar system. Then the World is seeded with a batch of new souls and the process starts over.
From a modern point of view, this great reunion — which includes every personality that you have ever been and every soul that you have done deep work with — reunites to consciously complete the process. In a way, we symbolically celebrate this returning to center every year on our birthday.
In personal terms, the Judgment cards points to freedom from inner conflicts, and so clear a channel, that the buried talents and gifts of past incarnations can come through an individual in this lifetime. This card counsels you to trust the process of opening yourself, because what emerges is of consistently high quality. You can effortlessly manifest as a multi-dimensional being, and assist in evoking that response from others.
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Daily General Horoscopes for June 27th

We seek balance with others now rather than conflict, yet recent experiences may have already upset the applecart. Although we’re at a pivotal point as graceful Venus turns direct today, we need more time to see the practical results that may come from our new perspective. Thankfully, the objective Libra Moon brings awareness to relationships; we can learn the most now by acknowledging that people around us are reflections of our own identities.


Aries Horoscope
Aries Horoscope (Mar 21 – Apr 19)

Don’t work harder today than is necessary or you could overdo it and exhaust yourself. The gentle Libra Moon means that grace counts more now than brute force, so let your senses be your guide. Flow with the emotional tides, instead of struggling against them. Creativity, rather than productivity, is the business of the day.

Taurus Horoscope
Taurus Horoscope (Apr 20 – May 20)

The socially astute Libra Moon’s presence in your 6th House of Employment indicates that practicing diplomacy at work is essential now. Unfortunately, you don’t have a lot of patience with anyone who seems impractical today. Ultimately, you must be as flexible as possible, for there are many approaches to accomplishing the same task. Getting along with others might be more important than meeting any quota or deadline.

Gemini Horoscope
Gemini Horoscope (May 21 – Jun 20)

You’re juggling a number of contradictory desires today and may find it difficult to settle on any particular one. Although you’re more capable than most when it comes to managing conflicting emotions, your interactions with others can still be confusing if you try to hide your feelings. There is no reason to keep secrets now; everyone will appreciate your honest approach.

Cancer Horoscope
Cancer Horoscope (June 21 – Jul 22)

You may prefer to stay home, especially with the Libra Moon activating your inner-directed 4th House today. But if you cannot justify taking the day off, try to make your environment feel a bit cozier. Wear comfortable clothes, pack your favorite lunch and add some personal touches around your workplace. Increasing the security factor wherever you are now allows you to take risks and move toward your goals with greater success.

Leo Horoscope
Leo Horoscope (Jul 23 – Aug 22)

You have many stories to tell today and are eager to hear what others have to say, too. The Libra Moon is visiting your 3rd House of Communication, increasing the joy you feel when reading an email from a loved one, talking on the phone with a chatty friend or taking a short walk with a new acquaintance. However, the key to your current happiness is sharing the spotlight. Think of your life as a team sport in which everyone wins together now or no one wins at all.

Virgo Horoscope
Virgo Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Purchase something that makes you feel attractive now that the lovely Libra Moon is traveling through your 2nd House of Self-Worth. Or spend a little money to improve your image, because showing your best side enables you to feel good too. These actions may seem like superficial indulgences, but when you see yourself in a more flattering light, you’re likely to be more confident on every level.

Libra Horoscope
Libra Horoscope (Sep 23 – Oct 22)

The social Libra Moon reflects her gracious light on your relationships today, increasing your sensitivity to those you love. The good news is how simple it is for you to put people at ease because you take the time to understand their concerns. But be careful of becoming so sympathetic to everyone else’s emotions that you lose sight of your own needs. Just make sure that you balance your compassion for others with love for yourself.

Scorpio Horoscope
Scorpio Horoscope (Oct 23 – Nov 21)

Issues of trust may be over-dramatized today, especially if you believe that someone is trying to withhold information from you. There are those who have complete faith in you and are willing to share their deepest secrets. But others might talk about you behind your back and there isn’t much you can do about it. Be sure to consider the source of what you learn now and spend your time with those who deserve your confidence.

Sagittarius Horoscope
Sagittarius Horoscope (Nov 22 – Dec 21)

You are usually happy to listen to your friends when they want to share their dreams with you, but too many people may want your attention now, making it difficult to get all of your work done. You could hear lots of ideas and promises today that aren’t grounded in reality. Remember, it’s not your job to shatter anyone’s illusions; instead, you can help others focus on the practical elements worth pursuing. In fact, you can set a good example by finishing your chores first.

Capricorn Horoscope
Capricorn Horoscope (Dec 22 – Jan 19)

It’s challenging to lead a group of people today because others may not work hard enough to live up to your tough standards. Nevertheless, everyone seems overly sensitive and might require more attention than you are willing to give. Being as diplomatic as possible enables you to navigate your way through these tricky conditions. Thankfully, you can earn positive recognition for your patience if you get it right.

Aquarius Horoscope
Aquarius Horoscope (Jan 20 – Feb 18)

You could be in your visionary mode because you have more ideas about the future now than information about the present moment. This is a great time to connect with other big thinkers and to share thoughts about how to create a better world. Your current goals may not be very practical, but they empower you to dream of the magical possibilities that inspire you and everyone else.

Pisces Horoscope
Pisces Horoscope (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

Being too concerned about what someone else is thinking can prevent you from saying what’s on your mind today. But don’t be afraid to shake up a cautious companion with the truth about your feelings. Your remarks won’t end a conversation, but might actually be an honest entry point for a deeper and more productive discussion. The first step is always the hardest, but you can’t go wrong if you speak from your heart.

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