Some Names for the October Full Moon Phase

These are for the Northern Hemisphere. I am sorry some of the wording is so small. If you can print out the page the wording will be larger or go to our affiliated website covenlife.co because for some reason all the pictures are larger.

Sorry this is the only one I could fine for the Southern Hemisphere. I am also sorry it is not larger. If you can print out the page the wording will be larger or go to our affiliated website covenlife.co because for some reason all the pictures are larger.

Full Moon in Sagittarius

Sagittarius is the Visionary, the Truth Teller, the Seeker. This Full Moon underlines the archetypal Quest, and the first steps taken on a hero’s journey. This Moon coincides with a lunar eclipse and is a good time to step out of your comfort zones and expand the boundaries of what is possible in our lives. It is a time to make a bid foe freedom, to shake of the shackles of the exceptions of others, and to envision a world of adventure, learning, and explorations. Clarify your goals and let the arrows of truth hit their mark. Sagittarius is connected to Artemis, goddess of the hunt and the Moon, protector of wild spaces and young girls. She values her freedom and independence, yet she also aligned with a philosophical, mystical aspect. This is a good time to work magic for rejecting the confines of patriarchy, to claim independence and the courage to live as we decree.

Artemis, teach me to rewild myself. To hone my vision and step into uncharted places with the fearless confidence of the Seeker and the heart of the Mystic.

Guiding Goddesses: Artemis, Diana, Flidais, Fanta

Copyright 2020 Danielle Blackwood Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook Page 85

 

Crafting Your Own Sacred Schedule – Part 2

(Parts 1, 3, 5,7 for this topic will be posted on Coven Life. Parts 2, 4, 6, 8 will be posted on Witches of The Craft)

Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Other Important Life Moments

The first category may seem pretty obvious, but we often tend to not look at these dates in a spiritual context. We may even view them as obligations versus observances over time. Birthdays aren’t just about getting older; they are opportunities to reflect on the events that took place in the past year and set goals for the next year. A birthday can serve as a reminder for us to be kinder to ourselves.

Marking the beginnings of a relationship (wedding, union, handfasting, etc.) is a great time to remember what brought you together and what you have accomplished along the way. Similarly, anniversaries of endings can be moments to recall we have come and how we have changed. For example, nearly a decade after the fact, I still remember the date when I finally decided to end an abusive relationship. It marks not only the end but also a new beginning, the new me. Celebrate your moments of strength in dark times as well as your triumphs in the best of times.

What other important moments mark significant changes in your life? A college graduation date, the day you arrived in a new place, an initiation or elevation into a tradition, the day you met you best friend, or the day you reconciled with someone — all are possible things you might choose to acknowledge on a yearly basis.

Copyright by Laura Tempst Zakroof Llewellyn;s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Pages 20 to 23

April 3 Moon Goddess’ Current Moon Phase

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020

On this day, the Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the Moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days, with the Moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous, the Moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The Moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hours before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus,” meaning humpbacked.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Sabbat: NH Ostara Sunday, March 22nd, SH Mabon Monday, March 23rd

All Witches and Pagans are invited to join the Heart’s Spirit Coven as we celebrate Ostara in the Northern Hemisphere and Mabon in the Southern Hemisphere

WHEN:

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 NH

Monday, March 23rd, 2020 SH

At 6:00 PM CDT NH/ 10.00 AM AEDT SH

Circle starts at 7:00 PM CDT NH/ 11.00 AM AEDT SH- SHARP.

45 minutes will be allocated for a chance to talk to our Brothers and Sisters. Please do not enter the chat room once the circle has started. Thank you!

WHERE:

Heart’s Spirit Coven Chatroom

 

Beginning the Sabbat with a Universal Prayer

Just before we begin our Sabbat, I would like to acknowledge all that has happened and is happening in 2020, before and beyond. It is a significant time of much change and challenges for both humanity and the Great Earth Mother and all within her. Let us take a minute to pray for the universal healing in this time of need.

“May the Great Mother and Great Father give us strength and refuge in our time of need. Help us to remain calm and strong in the face of uncertainty, help us find compassion without the overwhelming feeling of empathy. Great Mother and Father teach me humility, acceptance and to remember my kindness”

So mote it be……..

 

Ostara in the NH

Ying Yang Drawing for OSTARA

 

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

Green Candle

White candle

Yin/Yang  Symbol- cut out the wholes specified once printed, or you can draw or paint the symbol.

2 eggs colored one darker one lighter

 

Mabon in the SH

You will need (aside from your altar usual set up)

See how to set up basic elemental altar below:

https://covenlife.co/2017/07/06/simple-basic-altar-set-up/

 

A wicker basket

Red Apple

Fallen Branch

Seasonal fruit and vegetables

Incense of your choice

Knife to cut apple

Picture of a large pentacle (I use a pentacle disk or you can draw or print one on a piece of paper)

A candle-(the larger the better, one to re-light, whenever you wish to contemplate during the winter months over your magickal and mystical path. If your candle runs low transfer the light to another large candle with love and intent of the energy of the first. Contemplations are done for short periods of time so candle needs to burn for only a couple of minutes at a time, longer if you wish it is purely up to you. Note; DO NOT BLOW OUT CANDLE, SNUFF THE CANDLE INSTEAD)

See how to snuffing candle

Set up for Ritual:

Mabon SH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Place the wicker basket with seasonal fruit and vegetables in the center of alter

Tree branch to the right of the wicker basket

Ostara NH

Sweep your circle with a broom clockwise (use whatever you have on hand, it’s about physically cleaning your space)

Have your Yin/Yang symbol prepared, holes cut out as indicated on diagram provided ready for ritual

Hard boil your eggs, colour one darker than the other ready to place on symbol

Purify the self and the Environment NH & SH:

Take a shower or bath with your favorite oils

Play your favorite music

Burn your favorite incense

Meditate and ground yourself

Ostara is the beginning of spring, the season for new beginnings and the renewal of life through planting. This is the time we can now plant seeds and nurture them throughout the coming months to bare their fruit. What is it that you would like to plant in your life? What are you willing to nurture throughout the growing season? For this ritual as this season is also a time for re-birth, new life and fertility we will be concentrating on the symbology of the egg. Think of the dark and light as the feminine and the masculine. The Goddess and the God resorting your outer and inner balance.

Mabon is the second of 3 harvest festivals celebrating the equinox and the harvest of apples. On the day of the equinox, day and night is of equal length. For the next 6 months the nights will be longer than the days.  This is such a great time of abundance. All the hard work that it takes to collect the harvest, it is now a time to rest, reap what you have sown and take the time to look at you hopes and aspirations and reflect how they have manifested. Most importantly spend it with the people you love. This is a time of giving, sharing and loving.

 

Cast the Circle:

Hypatia Casting the circle-

To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the East:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the South:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

To the Guardians of the West:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother and the Great God.

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above. May the power of The Great God and The great Goddess join us within this circle now, to protect us and to work with us and allow us to see beyond the veil.

Protect us Great Mother and Great Father for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others. We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.

Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

Ceremony:

Please ALL light your main altar candles (not the Mabon or Ostara candles as yet)

Ritual begins:

Ostara

Place green candle to your left and the white candle to your right. Leaving enough room in the middle to place your Yin/Yang symbol.
Place the Yin/Yang symbol in between the lit candles. Place the darker egg into the hole in the lighter colored side of the Yin/Yang and the lighter colored egg into the hole in the darker side.
When done type in “Ready.”
We offer these eggs to Ostara as all new life grows from an eggs or a seed.
Ostara we ask you to bless these eggs to help us renew ourselves as Mother Earth wakens from her slumber. That we may find new life coursing through us as cleansing energy.
Oak King we ask that your fertilize the hopes and wishes we have written here so they may grow and come to fruition as the year progresses.
As the Spring Equinox is the balance of day and night as equals so is the relationship of all males and females. We ask Hecate and her Consort to bless our relationships with others be they men or women. That we feel equal to them and not above or below them.
Take the eggs and set them on the side. Tape the circle of opposite color into the now empty holes. (Before breaking the eggs to eat them write the same runes on to the circles now in the Yin/Yang symbol. The side you write them on should be the same color as the egg they are written on.
We will take a 2 minutes to complete the Yin/Yang symbol. When you are done type in “Blessed be”.

 

Mabon

Your wand in right hand, facing your alter, arms stretched out above head……….

“Autumn Queen and Harvest God I honor Thee. As the change of seasons begins the Wheel has turned once more. A time to reflect, a time to come together in the here and now in this sacred space where all time becomes one. The second harvest has been reaped, now take the time to rest and feel the change as the season passes from one to the next.

My Mother, go now and slumber

My Father go now and dream of re-birth”

Arms outstretched, lower your head and close your eyes, sit in contemplation for 30 seconds.

When ready open your eyes and lower your arms

Pick up the apple and place it on the pentacle

Cut the apple crosswise to reveal the pentagram bringing the elements into your life

Lift the half apple up as in offering and say….

“The year gives way to the next as the season passes and the Great Wheel turns. Ancestors, Guardians and Wise ones guide me. Every begging has an ending and every ending a new beginning”.

Light your Mabon candle now

Take a bite of the apple, put aside to share with nature later

Take the tree branch and shake in each direction, starting with the North, then West, South, East and say…….

“Allow me to remember the summer past as the days grow longer and the days shorter. Memories will warm my soul as the sunlight fades and hearth becomes inviting through this divine light of the candle dedicated to the Mother and Father.

Great Mother calls me forward to rest and lull myself to sleep with her songs as I cling myself to her bosom”.

Face the altar and branch held out in front of you and say……

“May I never forget the summer memories and continue to strive during the colder months. May I take this time to go within and reflect on the Mysteries that lead me to a better understanding of myself, of others and all that is in life and death”.

Put the tree branch back on the altar, take 30 seconds to contemplate about :

The symbols that you have mentally attached to this ritual,

The various projects that you will put in action over the winter months, no matter how small or insignificant they may feel.

After the ceremony please feel free to share the consecrated fruit and vegetables in a beautiful meal with family and friends. Make a beautiful dinner for all to enjoy and be thankful for what is.

 

CLOSING

Dismiss the circle:

  • To the Guardians of the North:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the West:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

  • To the Guardians of the East:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need.

 

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

 

Thank you and farewell

 

Full Moon in Virgo

During the Full Moon in Virgo, we turn to the task of separating grain from the chaff, to bring the things in our lives to order. Virgo is the practical priestess—the healer—connected to archetype of the Virgin Goddess, Hestia, who teaches us the value of intentional solitude. Virgo medicine show us how to be discriminating and hone things down to their essentials. She is the solitary Witch in the forest who tends the herbs by the Moon. The one who knows that rituals of daily life are sacred, that the body is the temple, and that service in the spiritual practice. Now is the time to synthesize, refine, and make the things of our lives sound. To know just what medicine is required, to dispel illusion and see into the heart of the matter.

Hestia, help me sort the seeds. Help me know when it is time to harvest and when it is time to let something die on the vine. Show me the magic of a simple well-ordered life.

Guiding Goddesses: Hestia, Astrea, Frigg

Copyright by Danielle Blacwood in Llewellyn’s Witches’ Datebook 2020 Page 55

Pagan Calendar of Observances

JANUARY

JAN. 1: Hag’s Day – honoring the goddess as She Who Transforms
Day of Ishtar ( Inanna, Ashtart, Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth, Anat, Astarte, Anaitgis, Atar, Isis): Goddess of Love & Battle.

JAN. 2-3: Feast of Old to Greek Goddess Hekate – who guides all through transitions and crisis.

JAN. 6: Triple Goddess Day—honoring the Goddess as the Three-In-One;
Day of the Lord of the Dance – honoring Shiva, seeking his aid for prosperity and wisdom in the New Year, and for prosperity and wisdom in the New Year, and also for a spouse if desired.

JAN. 9: Festival of Isis: Mother Goddess, Great Goddess, Throne of Egypt

JAN. 16: Festival of Ganesh: God of Success

JAN. 17-18 Tu B’Shevat – Jewish Festival of Trees, celebrated with tree plantings and orchard blessings. Originally honored Old Canaanite-Hebrew Goddess Asherah.

JAN. 17-19 Feast of Fate – Ruler of Past, present, and Future, honoring Goddess as Moirai (old Greek), Norns (Old Norse), Coatlicue (Aztec), Pachamama (Inca), Manat (Old Arabic-Sufi) & Providence (Christian).

JAN. 18: Day of Danu – Celebrating the Great Mother Goddess who Shows the Way.

JAN. 23: Egyptian Day of Hathor: Goddess of Love, Tombs and the Sky.

JAN. 24-Feb 1 Sementivae – Old Roman festival of sowing, honoring Earth Goddess Terra (Greek Gaia), Grain Goddess Ceres (Greek Demeter), and Seed Goddess Proserpina (Greek Persephone).

To see entire year

FULL MOON AND NEW MOON CALENDAR FOR 2020

This Full Moon and New Moon calendar lists all Full and New Moons for 2020 with exact times in UTC. For more details and exact times in your location click on each months listing

Full Moon and New Moon Calendar
January » Full Moon
Jan 10, 2020
19:21 UTC
New Moon
Jan 24, 2020
21:42 UTC
February » Full Moon
Feb 9, 2020
07:33 UTC
New Moon
Feb 23, 2020
15:32 UTC
March » Full Moon
Mar 9, 2020
17:47 UTC
New Moon
Mar 24, 2020
09:28 UTC
April » Full Moon
Apr 8, 2020
02:35 UTC
New Moon
Apr 23, 2020
02:25 UTC
May » Full Moon
May 7, 2020
10:45 UTC
New Moon
May 22, 2020
17:38 UTC
June » Full Moon
Jun 5, 2020
19:12 UTC
New Moon
Jun 21, 2020
06:41 UTC
July » Full Moon
Jul 5, 2020
04:44 UTC
New Moon
Jul 20, 2020
17:33 UTC
August » Full Moon
Aug 3, 2020
15:59 UTC
New Moon
Aug 19, 2020
02:41 UTC
September » Full Moon
Sep 2, 2020
05:22 UTC
New Moon
Sep 17, 2020
11:00 UTC
October » Full Moon
Oct 1, 2020
21:05 UTC
New Moon
Oct 16, 2020
19:31 UTC
Full Moon
Oct 31, 2020
14:49 UTC
November » New Moon
Nov 15, 2020
05:07 UTC
Full Moon
Nov 30, 2020
09:30 UTC
December » New Moon
Dec 14, 2020
16:16 UTC
Full Moon
Dec 30, 2020
03:28 UTC

Humans have a strong affinity for the moon. It’s waxing and waning has formed the basis for calendars across continents and cultures. Almanacs charted full moons so farmers could work by its light. The full moon has been affiliated with harvests, festivals, wolves, and insanity. The very word “lunacy” stems from people’s ideas of mental stability and the moon’s phases. Full moons have captured imaginations across cultures and time, and many cultures have named the various full moons. 2020 is notable in that it will not have twelve full moons, but thirteen. The thirteenth full moon is called a blue moon. About every nineteen years, the opposite occurs, in that February will not have a full moon. This is referred to as a black moon. Each moon of the year has its own name and connotations depending on the season.

January’s full moon is often referred to as the Wolf Moon. It can also be called the Moon after Yule, in reference to the pagan holiday of Yule supplanted by Christmas. The early Catholic Church incorporated pagan holidays into their calendar to help conversion, which is why they coincide with holidays like Yule or solstice celebrations. February’s moon is usually called a Snow Moon since it tends to snow a lot in February. Some Native American tribes call it a Hunger Moon due to scarce food supplies.

March’s full moon is called the Worm Moon to signify the return of earthworms in the winter thaw as the season’s transition. Many names are attributed to March’s moon, such Crow Moon, Sap Moon for maple syrup season, and the old Anglo-Saxon term Lenten Moon. As the name implies, the Lenten Moon is the only full moon to occur during Lent. Continuing the Easter theme, an old Anglo-Saxon term for April’s full moon was Paschal Moon, in reference to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The more common name for April’s moon in modern times is Pink Moon, as pink phlox flowers bloom that month.

Whereas April’s moon is for one flower, May’s full moon is called the Flower Moon to signify the massive bloom following April’s rainfall. The less romantic but more practical Corn Planting Moon is another name. As mentioned earlier, farmers like full moons because they can work under its light if the sky is clear. June is called the Strawberry Moon as that month is the peak of the season. Mead Moon is another name, as fermenting started earlier in the year to produce a proper drink. Continuing the new season’s growth, July is often called Buck Moon because male deer’s antlers start growing around this time. Since July often has many thunderstorms, Thunder Moon is another term for July’s full moon.

August, the last full month of summer, has many names related to food and bounty. The Algonquin tribes called it Sturgeon Moon as the lakes filled with fish. The Anglo-Saxons called it the Grain Moon, and some called it the Barley Moon or Green Corn Moon. The importance of the harvest and it’s relation to the moons grows stronger in the autumn. September’s moon is called the Corn Moon, though the Farmer’s Almanac used to refer to it as the Harvest Moon based on the Anglo-Saxon term.

In modern times, the Harvest Moon is in October, and in fact this happens every three years because the Harvest Moon is based on the equinox, not the calendar. Hunter’s Moon is the term for October’s full moon otherwise, since it’s prime hunting season and the time when northern peoples would stock up on meat for the winter. In 2020, the Blue Moon will occur on Halloween, making it even more extraordinary for moon fans.

To end the year, November is often called the Beaver Moon as beavers tend to be the most active in that month. It can also be called the Frost Moon since frost starts to form at night. If November’s full moon is the last before the winter solstice, it is called the Mourning Moon. Winter is often considered a season of death due to the migration of wildlife and trees bereft of leaves. December is aptly called the Cold Moon since winter starts in that month. The Anglo-Saxons once called the full moon the Moon before Yule, in reference to the holiday occurring around the winter solstice as mentioned before. It can also be called the Oak Moon, though this term can also apply to November. Either way, the history of the full moon’s names is long and spans many cultures and traditions.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

JANUARY FULL MOON

The very first full moon of the year is known in many cultures as the Full Wolf Moon, which is appropriate given the deep, ancient ties between wolves and January’s full moon. For instance, the Gaelic word for January, Faoilleach, comes from the term for wolves, faol-chù, even though wolves haven’t existed in Scotland for centuries. The Saxon word for January is Wulf-monath, or Wolf Month. Meanwhile, the festival of the Japanese wolf god, Ooguchi Magami, is held in January. The Seneca tribe links the wolf so strongly to the moon, they believe that a wolf gave birth to the moon by singing it into the sky. Just why are wolves so strongly associated with January’s full moon?

JANUARY FULL MOON CALENDAR
2020 » January 10
2:21 pm EST
January 10
19:21 UTC
2021 » January 28
2:16 pm EST
January 28
19:16 UTC
2022 » January 17
6:48 pm EST
January 17
23:48 UTC
2023 » January 6
6:08 pm EST
January 6
23:08 UTC

The most obvious answer is because wolves are much louder and more noticeable in January, which is when breeding season begins. Wolves begin to howl more frequently and aggressively to establish their territory, threatening neighbors and enemies alike to stay far away from their breeding grounds. A small pack of wolves may even try to make themselves seem like a larger pack by howling together. While a lone wolf can sustain a howl for the duration of a single breath, an entire pack may howl in unison for longer than two minutes during breeding season.

While it makes sense for the haunting howls of wolves to be more memorable during January, how did wolves come to be associated with the full moon itself? Everyone is familiar with the iconic image of a wolf raising its head and howling at the full moon – but do wolves actually sing to the moon? While that might be a romantic idea, there’s no scientific evidence that links wolves to the lunar cycle. Humans may have begun to associate wolves with the moon simpy because they are nocturnal animals that are very active at night. In addition, wolves do raise their heads in the direction of the sky so their howls can travel over far distances to reach their pack mates as they roam. Instead of singing to the moon, they’re actually singing to their friends.

In fact, wolves are so well-known for their tight-knit communities that the Sioux tribe called January’s full moon the Moon Where Wolves Run Together. The wolf is often seen as a symbol of loyalty and protection in many cultures. The Wolf Moon is the perfect time for you to reach out to loved ones and reaffirm your connections, in preparation for deepening your bonds and taking on new challenges together over the upcoming year.

That said, lone wolves are also entirely capable of overcoming hostile conditions on their own with their resourcefulness. According to Celtic mythology, the wolf is infused with lunar power, which refers to its ability to sniff out hidden insights or knowledge, and to detect unexpected sources of danger. In some legends, the wolf even swallows the sun so the wolf can bask in the moon’s overflowing lunar power! The Full Wolf Moon is a great time for you to plan out clever ways to achieve your goals for the upcoming year. Trust your wolfish instincts when it comes to decisions, but also be tenacious in searching for useful knowledge that will help you realize your masterplan.

January Full Moon

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

FULL MOON AND NEW MOON CALENDAR from MoonGiant.com

This Full Moon and New Moon calendar lists all Full and New Moons for 2020 with exact times in UTC. For more details and exact times in your location click on each months listing.

Full Moon and New Moon Calendar
January » Full Moon
Jan 10, 2020
19:21 UTC
New Moon
Jan 24, 2020
21:42 UTC
February » Full Moon
Feb 9, 2020
07:33 UTC
New Moon
Feb 23, 2020
15:32 UTC
March » Full Moon
Mar 9, 2020
17:47 UTC
New Moon
Mar 24, 2020
09:28 UTC
April » Full Moon
Apr 8, 2020
02:35 UTC
New Moon
Apr 23, 2020
02:25 UTC
May » Full Moon
May 7, 2020
10:45 UTC
New Moon
May 22, 2020
17:38 UTC
June » Full Moon
Jun 5, 2020
19:12 UTC
New Moon
Jun 21, 2020
06:41 UTC
July » Full Moon
Jul 5, 2020
04:44 UTC
New Moon
Jul 20, 2020
17:33 UTC
August » Full Moon
Aug 3, 2020
15:59 UTC
New Moon
Aug 19, 2020
02:41 UTC
September » Full Moon
Sep 2, 2020
05:22 UTC
New Moon
Sep 17, 2020
11:00 UTC
October » Full Moon
Oct 1, 2020
21:05 UTC
New Moon
Oct 16, 2020
19:31 UTC
Full Moon
Oct 31, 2020
14:49 UTC
November » New Moon
Nov 15, 2020
05:07 UTC
Full Moon
Nov 30, 2020
09:30 UTC
December » New Moon
Dec 14, 2020
16:16 UTC
Full Moon
Dec 30, 2020
03:28 UTC

Humans have a strong affinity for the moon. It’s waxing and waning has formed the basis for calendars across continents and cultures. Almanacs charted full moons so farmers could work by its light. The full moon has been affiliated with harvests, festivals, wolves, and insanity. The very word “lunacy” stems from people’s ideas of mental stability and the moon’s phases. Full moons have captured imaginations across cultures and time, and many cultures have named the various full moons. 2020 is notable in that it will not have twelve full moons, but thirteen. The thirteenth full moon is called a blue moon. About every nineteen years, the opposite occurs, in that February will not have a full moon. This is referred to as a black moon. Each moon of the year has its own name and connotations depending on the season.

January’s full moon is often referred to as the Wolf Moon. It can also be called the Moon after Yule, in reference to the pagan holiday of Yule supplanted by Christmas. The early Catholic Church incorporated pagan holidays into their calendar to help conversion, which is why they coincide with holidays like Yule or solstice celebrations. February’s moon is usually called a Snow Moon since it tends to snow a lot in February. Some Native American tribes call it a Hunger Moon due to scarce food supplies.

March’s full moon is called the Worm Moon to signify the return of earthworms in the winter thaw as the season’s transition. Many names are attributed to March’s moon, such Crow Moon, Sap Moon for maple syrup season, and the old Anglo-Saxon term Lenten Moon. As the name implies, the Lenten Moon is the only full moon to occur during Lent. Continuing the Easter theme, an old Anglo-Saxon term for April’s full moon was Paschal Moon, in reference to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The more common name for April’s moon in modern times is Pink Moon, as pink phlox flowers bloom that month.

Whereas April’s moon is for one flower, May’s full moon is called the Flower Moon to signify the massive bloom following April’s rainfall. The less romantic but more practical Corn Planting Moon is another name. As mentioned earlier, farmers like full moons because they can work under its light if the sky is clear. June is called the Strawberry Moon as that month is the peak of the season. Mead Moon is another name, as fermenting started earlier in the year to produce a proper drink. Continuing the new season’s growth, July is often called Buck Moon because male deer’s antlers start growing around this time. Since July often has many thunderstorms, Thunder Moon is another term for July’s full moon.

August, the last full month of summer, has many names related to food and bounty. The Algonquin tribes called it Sturgeon Moon as the lakes filled with fish. The Anglo-Saxons called it the Grain Moon, and some called it the Barley Moon or Green Corn Moon. The importance of the harvest and it’s relation to the moons grows stronger in the autumn. September’s moon is called the Corn Moon, though the Farmer’s Almanac used to refer to it as the Harvest Moon based on the Anglo-Saxon term.

In modern times, the Harvest Moon is in October, and in fact this happens every three years because the Harvest Moon is based on the equinox, not the calendar. Hunter’s Moon is the term for October’s full moon otherwise, since it’s prime hunting season and the time when northern peoples would stock up on meat for the winter. In 2020, the Blue Moon will occur on Halloween, making it even more extraordinary for moon fans.

To end the year, November is often called the Beaver Moon as beavers tend to be the most active in that month. It can also be called the Frost Moon since frost starts to form at night. If November’s full moon is the last before the winter solstice, it is called the Mourning Moon. Winter is often considered a season of death due to the migration of wildlife and trees bereft of leaves. December is aptly called the Cold Moon since winter starts in that month. The Anglo-Saxons once called the full moon the Moon before Yule, in reference to the holiday occurring around the winter solstice as mentioned before. It can also be called the Oak Moon, though this term can also apply to November. Either way, the history of the full moon’s names is long and spans many cultures and traditions.

2020 Printable Full Moon Calendar and Some Information For Each One

ASTROLOGY CALENDAR for December 2019

As your portal to the stars, this calendar provides all the major astrological aspects this year. Highlighting every time each star changes signs, as well as every planet moving in and out of retrograde, this astrology calendar is the most comprehensive overview you’ll find online. All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time and will affect every zodiac sign to a certain degree.

DECEMBER 2019 ASTROLOGICAL EVENTS

  • Month
    January
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    March
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    June
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    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • Year
    2019
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JUPITER ENTERS CAPRICORN

Things get awkward during Jupiter’s year-long time in the conservative and cautious Capricorn due to their incompatible energies.

  
08

SUN IN SAGITTARIUS SQUARE NEPTUNE IN PISCES

A good day to relax, maintain low energy, and avoid stressful activities.

    
09

MERCURY ENTERS SAGITTARIUS

Communications go from dark and intense to light and expansive.

  

FULL MOON IN GEMINI

An unconscious energy arrives that signals a time to complete tasks and make those final decisions.

 
13

VENUS IN CAPRICORN CONJUNCT PLUTO IN CAPRICORN

A short-term sexual energy with potential for massive jealousy and obsession issues.

    
15

JUPITER IN CAPRICORN TRINES URANUS IN TAURUS

Breaking out of the normal routine will result in great success today during this unique trine.

    
19

MARS IN SCORPIO SEXTILE SATURN IN CAPRICORN

The jumpstart needed to make our dreams happen as we get ready to close the year.

    

VENUS ENTERS AQUARIUS

Personal independence is highly valued during this time of less emotional attachments.

  
21

WINTER SOLSTICE / SUN ENTERS CAPRICORN

The focus is on career and standing out within the community by committing to our desires.

  
24

SUN IN CAPRICORN TRINES URANUS IN TAURUS

This aspect guarantees originality and uniqueness during the holidays.

    
25

NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CAPRICORN

Due to the solar eclipse, it is not a good time to start new things during this particular new moon. Stick to the known.

  

MERCURY IN CAPRICORN TRINE URANUS IN TAURUS

New technology and new friends fill our new year with exciting ideas.

    
31

MOON IN PISCES SEXTILE SUN IN CAPRICORN

It’s time to accept the past, listen to the present, and be excited about the future.

    

Pagan Calendar of Observances

DECEMBER

DEC. 1: – Greek / Roman Day of Pallas Athena / Minerva.
– Day for Meditation on Tantric Bodhisattva Goddess Red Tara – Protector against evil and harm.

DEC. 3: – Roman Day of Cybele / Rhea – The Great Mother.

DEC. 4: – Feast of Shango – Orisha who defends against evil.

DEC. 6: – Mindfulness Day – Zen Buddhist day for mindfully seeing and acting with compassion for the poor and oppressed.

DEC. 7: – Haloia of Demeter.

DEC. 7 – 9: Feast of the Immanent Feminine Divine Spirit – Honoring Goddess as Maha Devi Shakti (Hindu), Holy Spirit Wisdom (Christian).

DEC. 8: Rohatsu – Zen Buddhist celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

DEC. 11: – Sacred to Arianrhod.

DEC. 12: – Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe – Mother of God and Mother of the Oppressed.

DEC. 13: – Feast of the Light-bringer – Honoring Goddess as Juno Lucina (Old Roman).

DEC. 14 – 28: Halcyon Days: time of tranquility.

DEC. 17: – Yoruba / Santeria feast of Orisha Babalu Aye – Healer of deadly diseases.
– Roman/Greek: Saturnalia begins festival to Saturn/Kronos as Harvest and Father Time with His scythe

DEC. 18: – Sacred to Epona.

DEC. 19: – Modresnact: Norse Mothers Night Festival.

DEC. 21: – thru 25 – Old Egyptian festival of Isis, the Magna Mater (Mother of God and Mother of All) giving birth to God Horus.
– YULE SABBAT: Winter Solstice; Return of the Sun God.

DEC. 23: – Sacred to Hathor.

DEC. 24: – Celtic Tree Month – Month of Reed ends, Tree Month of Elder begins.
– Celtic / German Nodlaig Eve/Modresnach: Night of the Great Mother

DEC. 25: – European Feasts of Herne, Frey, Dionysus – Birth of the God, the Light of the World.

DEC. 25: thru Jan 5: Old Norse festival honoring Saturn, Dionysus, Frey and Freya (Deities of Fertility) and the birth of the new-born Baldur (God of Light) with evergreens, fires, and feasting.

DEC. 28: – Sacred to Freya.

DEC. 31: Hogmanay—New Year’s Eve; Crone preparing to depart, winter at its height; Crone, old and withered year changes at midnight into young and fresh New Year. Hag’s Eve.
– Egyptian Lucky Day of Sekmet – Sekmet, the ravaging lioness, with her burning solar eye, is the destroyer/devourer aspect of the goddess.

From The New York City Wiccan Family Temple

December Monthly Horoscopes for 2019

December 2019 Monthly Horoscope For All Zodiac Signs

Welcome to the 2019 December monthly horoscopes. Let us see what the last month of the year has in store for the 12 zodiac signs. Get free accurate predictions about the various aspects of life such as career, finance, travel, love and family relationships, education and health.

Aries Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

Your future is more important than anything else in your life at this time. This is the time that you need to be very aggressive and independent to achieve all your objectives and goals. Click here to read full December 2019 Aries Horoscope.

Taurus Horoscope Prediction For December 2019

The Taurus personality will not have bright financial prospects this month, but things will get better. Career issues and personal development will dominate over family issues this month. Click here to read full December 2019 Taurus Horoscope.

Gemini Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

The success that you will achieve in December 2019 will be with the help of others who are close to you such as family. Your career will grow immensely this month. Click here to read full December 2019 Gemini Horoscope.

Cancer Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

Predictions for Cancer zodiac sign indicate that your life is governed by others this month. Finances and career will be under turmoil and you have to be patient. Mars and Pluto are creating confusion in family life. You have to struggle to maintain your health. Click here to read full December 2019 Cancer Horoscope.

Leo Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

Your relationships will include a lot of socializing and entertainment which is sure to tighten the bond between you and your loved ones. Your focus this month will be on psychological and family matters. Click here to read full December 2019 Leo Horoscope.

Virgo Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

You will go out of your way to create awesome relationships. The Virgo star sign need to plan smartly to incorporate all activities including studying in his or her timetable this month. Click here to read full December 2019 Virgo Horoscope.

Libra Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

You are out to ensure that you develop immensely in your career. You are always out to ensure that your family is intact. Your social contacts will help you stay on your feet. Click here to read full December 2019 Libra Horoscope.

Scorpio Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

You will prosper financially this month. Fun and entertainment will be the order of the day. The Scorpio sun sign is not dependent on others and can achieve all he or she wants in his life independently. Click here to read full December 2019 Scorpio Horoscope.

Sagittarius Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

Promotions may come easy to you since you are hardworking and committed to all your duties and responsibilities at the workplace. You will visit new places, and exotic destinations with your loved ones. Click here to read full December 2019 Sagittarius Horoscope.

Capricorn Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

This month your finances will be great. You will spend your money on dealing with family expenses as well as personal luxuries. Singles will be able to attract people due to their charm. Click here to read full December 2019 Capricorn Horoscope.

Aquarius Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

This is a good month for love and relationships. Profits will come your way from the investments that you have made in the past. You will visit different places in the country. Click here to read full December 2019 Aquarius Horoscope.

Pisces Horoscope Prediction for December 2019

This month you will enjoy a harmonious relationship with your spouse or partner. Your family will play a major role in ensuring your professional development. Click here to read full December 2019 Pisces Horoscope.

December 2019 Ascension Energies – Powerful Love

A message from Jamye Price
Wednesday, 27 November, 2019  (posted 29 November, 2019)

The accompanying video to this article can be found here.

As we come to the end of 2019, I hope you find some time to look back over the year and see your progress toward Freedom. Your inner realm is your sacred space. How you nurture and flow your inner, interacts with the external, shaping the human experience.

Transcending 2019

It has felt like a quickening of the year’s energies (555) this last month. Yet I’m seeing a new patience (releasing the binds of Time) that is emerging, feeling like the collective is more attuned to observing without as much fear. It’s certainly not the only energy out there, but it is developing more readily.

I do a recap of the year’s energies in the video, so here I will just focus on the December energies of Powerful Love. The Light Language in the video was deeply nurturing. In this quarter of Transcending Duality, the focus of your Powerful Love is a balance of your strength and vulnerability.

Your vulnerability keeps you open to experiencing the constant movement of Life.

Vulnerability is your willingness to receive, even at the risk of pain. Meaning, interacting with Life and letting the information permeate your awareness so that as it entwines with you, your Love—your inner freedom—forecasting a new future of Love into the human experience.

Transcending Fear

The current human experience isn’t all rainbows, sometimes it’s the storm that then allows the rainbows to be visible. They were always there, the conditions just weren’t ripe to bring the rainbow into the spectrum of visibility of our physical eyes.

But as that stormy force of nature chaotically stirs change, it is your eye that coalesces the outcome. Not controls, but compels. Resonance responds.

To compel change using the passive force of Love, is more than a force of nature; it is the foundation of nature. Your Powerful Love.

Your vulnerability is your capability to receive Life and allow it into your sacred space. It is within you that your strength, cloaked in vulnerability, is met. The strength to Love, forgive or say no. The strength to feel, choose and create (444). The strength to shine your uniqueness into your world.

Your vulnerability is the key to new strength growing.

In December I was shown the throat and heart chakras unwinding knots. This will open the third eye to another level—the eye of the storm holding its calm patience amidst chaos swirling around it. As the expression of your Love unwinds, spinning your Love out into your world, you are becoming the force of Love that you’ve always been. Vulnerable enough to stay open to information, strong enough to reshape it.

Does the word vulnerable trigger you? It’s understandable if it does, we are often taught (and experience!) vulnerability as a problem, a weakness, an identity of lesser-than. That’s part of the point of this month’s energy of Powerful Love, this quarter’s Transcending Duality—from either/or to and, and this year’s Freedom (I’m not bound, I’m divine and free).

When you are not unduly resisting vulnerability, you are open to your strength growing and blossoming into this world.

Transcending Physicality

Use that third eye, the transcendence of your 2 eyes that “see” the external, and create the triangle of Powerful Love. The triangle, the culmination of 2 into 1, is the strongest form on Earth. That is a strong foundation that culminates into a zenith of new creation. Those 2 eyes must be willing (vulnerable) to see deep within and allow a connection.

Connection is a key of our evolution. Is your Love Powerful enough to transcend fear? You don’t have to swallow it all, just notice how Life is calling you toward more Love, more recognition of the Divine strength that is within you. Are you loving yourself unconditionally in this moment? Are you embracing the perfection of the present, even as you choose change? Are you willing to return to your joy, the emanation of your Powerful Love into this world?

Divine Transcendence

Life knows your capability deeply. It is has given you the Keys to the Kingdom (or the Quees to the Queendom).

This is your world, your Life.

Shape your journey with your Powerful Love, even as life swirls around you. That spin is just information wanting your Love to interact with it. Life touching Life. You were born capable.

Happy December!