Till tomorrow, my sweets…..

A Lover’s Blessing (New Moon Spell)

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A Lover’s Blessing

Moon phase:  New moon

Materials:

  • altar candles (gold and silver for deities)
  • quarter candles and sigils
  • statues representing the three phases of the Triple Goddess
  • statue representing the Horned Consort (Pan)
  • bell
  • incense of musk
  • a vial of Sandalwood oil (to be charged in ritual)
  • a mirror
  • a pink candle (for young love)
  • two white candles
  • Athame
  • chalice of wine

During this ritual, the only two present are the lovers; both are skyclad (nude).  As this was performed at my own residence, a place where many rituals have been performed, I deemed it unnecessary for any cleansing of the location and of ourselves (both already bathed prior).INVOCATIONS OF THE QUARTERS

O mighty Sylves, guardians of the East and powers of Air, in the name of the old ones do I call forth your presence and your guidance.  The gate of the East is open.  I bid you hail and welcome!

O mighty Salamanders, guardians of the South and powers of Fire, in the name of the old ones do I call forth your presence and your guidance.  The gate of the South is open.  I bid you hail and welcome!

O mighty Undines, guardians of the West and powers of Water, in the name of the old ones do I call forth your presence and your guidance.  The gate of the West is open.  I bid you hail and welcome!

O mighty Gnomes, guardians of the North and powers of Earth, in the name of the old ones do I call forth your presence and your guidance.  The gate of the North is open.  I bid you hail and welcome!

The circle is complete…we are in a time that is not a time and a place that is not a place.  Blessed be!

INVOCATIONS OF THE LADY IN HER THREE FOLD ASPECT

She who is the maiden, the girl on the brink of womanhood, I call you Bridget.  I ask for your presence as Maid on this new beginning.
*ring bell*

She who is the mother of us all, the giver of life, I call you Aradia.  I ask for your presence as Mother to guide my steps.
*ring bell*

She who is the crone, the woman of wisdom, I call you Hecate.  I ask for your presence as Crone to give me the knowledge for all that I do.
*ring bell*

Hail and Welcome!

INVOCATION TO THE LORD

He who is the Lord of the Forest, the Consort of the Lady, the Sacrifice, the son, I call you Pan and ask for your presence and guidance.
*ring bell*

Hail and Welcome!

STATEMENT OF INTENT

On this night I will be offering several gifts to my lover – as a sign of my love.  May the Lord and Lady guide my secret works this evening.

…My first gift to you is to have you seen as I see you.

A REFLECTION OF YOU

As one of the gifts that I offer to you – I would like you to look into this mirror, and tell me what you see, then tell me what you think I see in you.  This is a gift I offer, for I think each of us has a harsh image of themselves.  When I say “You are beautiful”, I want you to know what that means, and why I say it.  I don’t want the words to make you frown in disagreement over the complexes you may have of yourself and for myself as well.

When I hold up the mirror to you, I want you to tell me what you see and how you see yourself in your own eyes – and then from my eyes.

When done – I will do the same.

    Each person will then say what they see, good or bad without feeling like what they say is wrong or untrue.  Let them say exactly what they feel.
 

…My second gift is my blessing of you in the form of anointing you with oil.

CHARGING OF THE OIL.

On the altar, I have a vial of Sandalwood oil that I will charge.  This will be done with “Om-ing” and a release of the energy into the vial.

ANOINTING OF YOUR LOVER

Have your lover stand before you
(skyclad is preferred since it is the body and soul that you are anointing with oil as a sign of your love.)

As you say each line – anoint the area with oil from your fingertips.
 

  I bless your mind, for your thoughts of love
    I bless your eyes for seeing me as I am
    I bless your lips for your words of love and the softness of your kiss
    I bless your shoulders for bearing the weight of love
    I bless your heart for feeling love for me
    I bless your breasts for the comfort they offer to me
    I bless your arms for holding me in love
    I bless your hands for the pleasure and comfort they give to me
    I bless your womb and yoni (penis for male) for the secrets of pleasure
    & wonder they contain
    I bless your legs for the weight and responsibilities of love
    I bless your feet for bringing you on the path to me.

…My third gift to my lover, a single flame to signify our union in love.

LIGHTING OF OUR UNION

From the flames of the altar candles, signifying the Lord and Lady – we each light a single white candle of our own and from our two flames we lit a single pink candle together as a sign of our young love – newly begun.
 

A TOAST TO OUR UNION

We then drank from the chalice of wine each holding the chalice together and drinking  from the same spot on the chalice.  So our lips drank as one.  We drank to new beginnings.

THANKS AND FAREWELL TO THE LADY

Bridget, Aradia, Hecate – Goddess in her triple form – each their own and each one, We thank you for your presence, guidance and blessing on our promise made here this evening.  Go if you must …stay if you will, we bid you Hail and Farewell!

THANKS AND FAREWELL TO THE LORD

Pan, Lord of the Forest, lover to the Goddess,  We thank you for your presence, guidance and blessing on our promise made here this evening.  Go if you must…stay if you will, we bid you Hail and Farewell!

CLOSING OF THE QUARTERS

O mighty Sylves, Guardians of the East and powers of Air.
I thank you for your presence and magic this evening,
Go if you must … stay if you will,
The gate of the East is closed…I bid you Hail and Farewell

O mighty Salamanders, Guardians of the South and powers of Fire
I thank you for your presence and magic this evening,
Go if you must…stay if you will,
The gate of the South is closed…I bid you Hail and Farewell

O mighty Undines, Guardians of the West and powers of Water
I thank you for your presence and magic this evening,
Go if you must…stay if you will,
The gate of the West is closed…I bid you Hail and Farewell

O mighty Gnomes, Guardians of the North and powers of Earth
I thank you for your presence and magic this evening,
Go if you must…stay if you will,
The gate of the North is closed…I bid you Hail and Farewell
 

THE CIRCLE IS OPEN BUT UNBROKEN
MERRY MEET, MERRY PART, AND MERRY MEET AGAIN.

Please note that this ritual was reformatted, there is an option to consummate your union with your lover in sacred space.

~ ritual created by Chrionna Paistin Ni Graham

New Moon Job Spell

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New Moon Job Spell

Another good spell purpose for the new moon is getting a new job. If you’re seeking new employment, try this ritual out. Get your supplies out:

  • 2 white candles
  • 2 green candles
  • 2 gold candles
  • 2 pieces of malachite and tiger eye
  • Cinnamon oil

Line up the candles, alternating the colors. Anoint each one with cinnamon oil, and rub a little oil on the stones too. Start at one end and light each candle. With each one, repeat these words:

A new career is what I desire,
I cast this spell to get a hire.
By the light of this new moon,
I need a new job soon.

After all the candles are lit, take each stone and gently pass it through the flames (careful of your fingers). Then hold the stones in your hands and visualize the type of job you want to get. After the spell, pocket the stones and carry them with you. You should have a new job by the next new moon.

 

Source

Free Witchcraft Spells

New Moon Spell – Sprout a Spell

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Sprout a Spell

Nothing says “new beginnings” like planting a seed, so use the power of a growing plant to bring success to your own new moon projects. You need:

  • A small flower pot
  • Soil
  • Seeds (anything will do)
  • Egg shells
  • A small piece of paper

Get everything together and write your intentions on the paper. Keep it to a word or two, but enough to represent what you want to accomplish during this new moon. Put a little soil in the flower pot, then place in the bit of paper (fold it up), and then crush some egg shells on top of that. Fill up the rest of the pot with soil.

Repeat the following:

I plant this seed when the moon is new,
Bring me success, I ask it true.

Keep repeating this as you plant your seeds, and give them a little water. After the ritual, keep the pot somewhere sunny and you should start seeing some success in your plans when the plant begins to sprout. Keep it healthy and thriving to keep the magick going.

 

Source

Free Witchcraft Spells

New Moon Rituals

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New Moon Rituals

A Portal of Change
Rituals are a way to mark turning points in your life. They can be used to symbolically welcome changes in your life. They can be simple candle rituals or elaborate ones. The most important thing is your full presence in the moment.

Magic is Simply Change
The New Moon is a magical time of beginnings, when you can recharge goals, or set new ones.

Rituals bring meaning to our lives by “charging” an intention with power. We’re always setting intentions, and this is a way to do it in a more conscious way. There is power in coming up with visions for your life, and keeping them in your sights as they come into being.

But even as you fully commit to those visions, stay flexible, since new doors may open that you didn’t expect. At the New Moon, goals and wishes take root, as you reach out for spiritual wisdom, draw on unseen allies and open the door to magical change.

You might get what you ask for, or something even better that you can’t imagine yet.

It’s important to come up with a ritual that has meaning for you, instead of trying to follow any set guidelines (unless you’re part of an established ritual group).

You’re the one that knows your personal story best, and what to lift out of that narrative, what will infuse your ritual with power. Here are some general guidelines to shape your rituals using the unique symbols and totems from your life.

Gathering your Sacred Supplies

Your altar is where you collect your sacred objects — pictures, found objects and the like. Using herbs with healing or symbolic properties adds to your ritual.

Stones and crystals are another powerful ally. Candles are magical, and in its form contains all four of the elements. A small journal on hand allows you to keep a record of your intentions.

Preparing for the Ritual
This is the most important part of ritual, since your commitment is the key. Take a ritual bath with sea salt to clear your field of any negative energies.

Sage is an herb used by the Native Americans to clear a space, and make it sacred for ritual. It’s available in most health food stores these days, and easiest to use in its wand form. Light the end and blow on it until there is a smoldering glow.

Use it around your own body, and in the space of your ritual. Clear your mind with meditation, using music or just quieting down in your cleared, sacred area.

Grounding
This is something that’s important anytime, for staying connected to earth energy. Signs that you’re not grounded are mania, nervousness, racing thoughts and the like. Too often we forget to feel the earth under our feet.

A straightforward grounding exercise is to visualize your roots going down into the Earth, through the layers, into the core, and then drawing that energy back up through your feet again.

It moves through each chakra, coming out the top and down around you. Try this or another variation of grounding before you set New Moon intentions.

Your New Moon Wishes
After you’ve cleared a sacred space and settled your energy, you’re ready to set your intentions. Make a list of what you’d like to draw into your life, and Dream Big!

The New Moon is a moment to conjure what seems out of reach, and creating the vision is the first step to making it a reality. But these are not just words on paper.

As you write them down as intentions, you are committing to doing your part to make them real. Some call it co-creating, since you’re opening to universal energies to set dreams in motion.

Dreams of the Soul
Your intentions come from the longings that keep coming up. In the days leading up to the new Moon, give some thought to those longings, and see what images, dreams and streams of thought come up.

Use symbolic associations to go along with your intentions. Weave in the element for the New Moon, and think about the astrological Houses and planets that are affected by it.

For an earth element new Moon, for example, you might plant seeds that represent your intention. Rituals are a way to work with universal energies, and draw attention to the particular life lessons, or arena (house, planet, etc) that it illuminates for you.

Symbolic Acts
Here’s where you get to be creative. If your intentions are to write a book, or broadcast your ideas out to the world, tie them to a helium balloon and send them off.

Write them on a stick and offer it to the fire. To open to love, put lavender and a rose quartz in a small pouch, along with the qualities you’re seeking. If you’re inspired, add a symbolic act to your intention-setting ritual.

Keep them Alive
A big part of success with new Moon intentions is what comes after. Find ways to keep them in the front of your awareness. Put them in a visible spot, or keep them in your wallet.

Make notes in your journal about your progress. At the Full Moon , find ways to take action on those intentions, and celebrate any signs of change.
 

Source

Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com

New Moon Magic

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New Moon Magic

New Moons are special, as a time to enfold into your real self, the timeless one.

If it’s true that we rest between lives, in our real home, the New Moon is a time to rest, before the next cycle of happenings.

Because of that, it’s one to get juiced up again, by merging with that renewing, spiritual source. And like other moments of soul searching, like the Sun’s “New Moon” at Winter Solstice, it’s a time to remember who you are, and get guidance on the road ahead.

Sun and Moon
When the Moon is new, the Luminaries — the Sun and Moon — are aligned in the same Zodiac sign. That makes it a charged time with concentrated energies of that sign.

A New Moon is a symbolic point of attention, and a symbolic portal for new beginnings.

New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to elaborate rituals.

What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, support from Spirit.

Following the Moon
When you tune into the Moon’s phases, it’s reassuring to know that there are many chances during the year to tap into lunar energy. Like the tides, the Moon ebbs and flows, a rhythm that women understand intimately. New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, and Full Moons are for taking action and celebrating the fruit of your efforts.

In the chaotic and temporal world, looking to something larger that is also part of yourself can fill you with awe and make you feel connected. For whatever path you’re on, opening to working with planetary energies links you to the power of the divine.

Getting Ready
It’s a good idea to spend some time reflecting in the days leading up to the new Moon. Knowing exactly what you want to draw into your life is not always easy. Part of preparing for the new Moon is making sure you are clear about your intentions. Sometimes it’s a quality you’d like to cultivate like forgiveness, courage — other times it’s a more specific request like a promotion at work or new place to live.

What is a New Moon Ritual?
This depends on your personal tastes, the pace of your life and the time you have to devote to it. Some simply light a candle, while others gather objects and pictures for their altar. Lately, I’ve been writing my intentions on a 7-day candle and leaving it in a prominent (and safe) place. With a candle, you can return to it and relight it while meditating on your intentions.

Ritual helps focus your entire being on the quest at hand. In the days leading up to the new Moon, you might gather pictures and totems that symbolize your goal. Creating a New Moon collage gives you a visual reminder of your dreams.

What does it mean in each different Zodiac Sign?:
Every new Moon is different, and this gives you the chance to claim the energies of each different sign. Even if you don’t have planets in the sign for a given month, it falls somewhere in your birth chart. We each have elements of the entire Zodiac in our make-up, with some more emphasized than others. Find out where the new Moon falls in your chart for clues as to what to “call in” that month.

How is it different from the Full Moon:
The new Moon has a more inward feel, has a void or empty quality, and therefore can be frightening to those not comfortable with uncertainty. Can you learn to trust the dark? It’s the moment when the old passes away and the new is not yet here. That’s why it’s a powerful time for sending out your prayer, wishes, desires to the Universe.
 

Source

Molly Hall, Astrology Expert
Article published and owned by About.com

A Quick Note…..

I don’t want to burn you out on the new sections we started recently. Let’s say, “The Witch Said What” in particular. I don’t know what has been wrong with me this week. I have been feeling a little wicked, I think that is it, definitely. While I was waiting on the ladies to shoot me info, I was doing some surfing on my own. I ran across some material that would go great in previous mentioned section. So I thought I would give you a heads up, some of them are a little strange but cute. I hadn’t never seen them before and thought I would share just a few with you. There are not meant to offend anyone but they are different. I hope you enjoy them and some of them put a smile on your face. You do remember if you like some of these sayings you can take them to your site, right? Hint, hint, hint…..

 

Just remember I have had a very strange week and my mind is off wandering around on its own. When it comes back and I regain my senses, I might pull everyone of these but for now, let’s have a little fun!