THE FULL MOONS OF THE WITCHES

THE FULL MOONS OF THE WITCHES

November: The Wheel of the Year begins anew once more.
December The Holly-King dies, and the Oak-King is born.
January: Bid the past farewell, and receive the year that Web of Days has just been born.
February: Welcome Spring! Now is the time for banishing Winter.
March: Feel the shift of balance from darkness to light growing stronger.
April: The time of fertitily and growth is upon us.
May: The time of the Sacred Marriage of the God and Goddess.
June: Here comes the Sun! The Holly-King replaces the Oak-King.
July: The first harvests begin ; time to give thanks and celebrate.
August: John Barleycorn must die. The harvest begins in earnest.
September: The cycle of growth draws nears its end.
October: The Horned One steps forward bringing darkness, and the end of the year.

November: Snow Moon; the snowy brightness and coolness of Her light is upon us.
December: Cold Moon ; the Sun is at its lowest point, and Lunar Nights the Moon is a little colder.
January: Wolf Moon ; gather close to the hearth, for wolves draw closer now.
February: Ice Moon ; beneath a blanket of snow and ice, Nature rests.
March: Storm Moon ; the boisterous storms of the light half of the year begin.
April: Growing Moon ; seeds are ready to be planted, and growth begins.
May: Hare Moon ; rabbits leap and play in their mating games, and fertility
abounds.
June: Mead Moon ; as in days of old, honey is gathered for fermentation into
mead.
July: Hay Moon ; a potent moon, as tides of psychic energy flow freely.
August: Corn Moon ; a time to contemplate the eternalness of life.
September: Harvest Moon ; time to collect the harvest and seed for new
beginnings.
October: Blood Moon ; spirits of the departed join fhe sacred dance.

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Worshipping the Moon has been practiced since earliest recorded time. It is mentioned in the oldest literatures of Egypt, Africa, Babylonia, India and China, among others. Moon worship is found on the belief that the phases of the Moon and the growth and decline of plant, animal and human life are related. In some societies, food is laid out at night to absorb the rays of the Moon, which are thought to have power to cure disease and prolong life. In some central African tribes it is customary for a mother to bathe her newborn child by the light of the first Full Moon. The Moon is frequently equated with wisdom and justice, as in the worship of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Mesopotamian god Sin. The Moon god Sin is usually depicted as an old man with a long beard. His emblem is the crescent Moon(sometimes represented as a boat or the horns of a bull.) Mount Sinai is named for him.
However, for a time, the Moon was believed to exude evil into the world. One commonly held superstition was that the Full Moon could make a person insane (hence the word lunatic from luna, the Latin word for the Moon). Nights of a Full Moon were supposed to be extremely unlucky because hellish beasts and demons such as werewolves drew their sinister powers from its dark energy. Today, however, she is back in favor, with many Pagans and Wiccans honoring her and asking for her assistance in rituals.
In some cultural traditions, the Moon is considered masculine, which may be where we get our legend of “The Man in the Moon.” In an old Lithuanian legend, when the young maiden is asked about her parents, she replies, “My mother is the beauteous Sun, and my father the bright Moon.” For most Natural Magicians, though the Full Moon is the embodiment of the Goddess; she is Maiden, Mother, and Crone. She is the yin balance of the Source of All.

Full Moon/Chant To Seal A Spell During this Phase

Full Moon
The Moon’s energy is most intense when She reaches abundant fullness. Any magickal effort, especially difficult ones, can benefit greatly from the potency of this phase. Use the full Moon to amplify magickal intent and to give spellworkings additional power.
To seal spells performed during the full Moon, use this chant or one of your own choosing:
Abundant Mother, Moon so bright
Hear my plea upon this night.
Your fertile power lend this spell;
Make it potent, strong and well.

Full Moons and Their Spells

Full Moons and Their Spells
January – Wolf Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving organization, ambition, career, politics; healing for the knees, bones, teeth, skin.

February – Ice Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving science, freedom, friendship, breaking of bad habits or addictions; healing for the calves, ankles, blood.

March – Crow Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving music, art, telepathy, dreams; healing for the feet and lymph glands.

April – Planter’s Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving authority, rebirth, leadership; healing for the face and head.

May – Flower Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving love, money, acquisition; healing for the throat and neck.

June – Strawberry Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving communication, writing, travel; healing for the arms, hands, and lungs.

July – Blood Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving the home and for honoring lunar gods and goddesses; healing for the chest and stomach.

August – Corn Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving authority, courage, fertility; healing for the upper back, spine, heart.

September – Harvest Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving employment, health, diet; healing for the intestines and nervous system.

October – Hunter’s Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving justice, unions, balance (spiritual and otherwise), artistry; healing for the lower back and kidneys.

November – Snow Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving power, psychic growth, sex; healing for the reproductive organs.

December – Cold Moon
Spells and Rituals:
Spells involving travel, sports, truth; animals; healing for the liver and thigh.

MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES FOR MAGICKAL WORKINGS

MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES FOR MAGICKAL WORKINGS
Purchase a Magical or Witches’ Almanac to keep up with the moon phases they can be found in the New Age section of almost any large bookstore and are fairly inexpensive.
New Moon Magic:
New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting.
Waxing Moon Magic:
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
Full Moon Magic:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
Waning Moon Magic:
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.
Dark Moon Magic: From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon. The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.