January’s Full Moon – The Cold Moon

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January’s Full Moon – The Cold Moon

In January, the nights are long and dark, and many of us are trying to stay warm under a blanket of snow as the Cold Moon approaches (in some cultures, the Cold Moon is the name given to December’s moon, instead). Some of the native tribes of North America called this time the Wolf Moon, because this was when the wolves were howling, hungry, outside lodges where people stayed warm within. Other groups referred to it as the Snow Moon, for obvious reasons.

This time of year, we’re all feeling a bit slow and “off” as our bodies adjust to chillier temperatures. It’s easy to just lie on the couch watching Netflix and eating comfort food when it’s cold and gloomy outside, and making any kind of magical effort can seem like a real challenge right now.

Correspondences:
Colors: Black and white, silver
Gemstones: Hematite
Trees: Birch, Hazel
Gods: Inanna, Freyja
Herbs: Thistle, nuts and seeds, marjoram
Element: Air

Cold Moon Magic
This is a good time to work on magic related to protection, both physical and spiritual. Use this time to develop your inner self, and advance spiritually, becoming closer to the higher aspects of your deities.

Take the time in your busy schedule to meditate and think about what it is you really want out of life, and whether you’re showing people your true self.

January is also a great time to work on full moon magic – after all, the nights are long and dark, and in some areas the moon itself is the only source of light. Put aside your lethargy, and focus some energy on developing your intuition and wisdom.

Finally, for many people, winter is a season of simplification. Set aside everything you don’t need, and try a minimalist approach instead. On a mundane level, try doing a thorough cleaning of your physical space – get rid of the clutter. On a spiritual and emotional level, try to do the same thing – teach your mind to let go of the things that are creating excess baggage for your spirit and soul.

 

Author

Patti Wigington, Paganism/Wicca Expert
Article published on & owned by About.com

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Correspondences for the Waxing Moon


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Correspondences for the Waxing Moon

Time: From New Moon to Full Moon (approx. 14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph and Epona

Magickal Attributes: INVOKING Beginnings, new projects, ideas, inspirations, energy, vitality, freedom

 

Waxing Moon Colours

White, pastel colours, red and silver.

Waxing Moon Herbs, Oils and Incense Ingredients

Coriander, geranium, juniper, marjoram, nutmeg, St. John’s wort, tansy, thyme, caraway, mace, rosemary, rue, spearmint, bay, carnation, mugwort, pennyroyal, saffron, eucalyptus, cedar, hyacinth, ginger, pine, sandalwood, cinnamon and sweet pea.

Waxing Moon Crystals

Carnelian, citrine, aragonite, green aventurine, malachite, ruby and banded agate

 

Sources

Correspondences for the Pagan Practitioner

Jennifer Weiner

Pagan Portals – Moon Magic

Rachel Patterson

Correspondences for the Moon In Scorpio

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Correspondences for the Moon In Scorpio

 

General: Loyalty, ownership (but watch out for suspicion and anger), matters requiring insight, increasing your libido or to attract passionate love (be careful though as relationships with a Scorpio influence are likely to be transformational and not always predictable!), healing of the mind and emotions, scrying, concentration, single mindedness, rebirth, transformation, wisdom, karma and instinct.

Watch out for secrets, lies, jealousy and suspicion, lack of forgiveness, grudges and hate.

New Moon: Power, transformation, karma, instincts, clarity, wisdom, stop gossip, emotions, endings, death, rebirth and past life work.

Full Moon: energy, resources and transformation

Element: Water

Color: Deep red

Incense: Basil, sage, catnip, coriander, sandalwood, thyme, nettle

Scorpio Incense Blend: Equal parts of sandalwood, thyme and safe with a few drops of coriander essential oil.

 

 

Moon Magic – Pagan Portals

Rachel Patterson

 

CORRESPONDENCES OF THE NORTH

CORRESPONDENCES OF THE NORTH

 

Element:  Earth

Color:  Green (dark green, brown, white, black)

Time: Midnight

Season: Winter

Zodiacal Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Tool: Pentacle, Black Mirror

Elemental: Gnome,  Kobold

Angel: Gabriel

Wind: Boreas, Ophion

King:  Fal, Cernunnos

Queen:  Blodwen, Anu

Weapon: Lia Fal (the Stone of Fal)

Item: Shield

Sense: Touch

Jewel: Quartz

Plant: Comfrey, Ivy, Grass Tree Oak

Goddess aspects: Ceres, Demeter, Gaea, Mah, Nephthys, Persephone, Prithvi, Rhea, Rhiannon

God aspects: Adonis, Athos, Arawn, Cernunnos, Dionysus, Marduk, Pan, Tammuz

Power:  To Keep Silent (tacere); The Power of Law

Magical Aspects:  The Body, Growth, Nature, Sustenance, Material Gain, Money, Creativity, Birth, Death, Mystery, Silence, Structure, Struggle, Pride, Conflict, Prosperity, Success

CORRESPONDENCES OF THE SOUTH

CORRESPONDENCES OF THE SOUTH

 

 

Element                     Fire

Color                       Red (orange, crimson, gold)

Time                        Noon

Season                      Summer

Zodiacal Signs              Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Tool                        Sword, Athame

Elemental                   Salamander, Firedrake, Newt

Angel                       Ariel

Wind                        Notus

King                        Lugh, Bel

Queen                       Brid

Weapon                      The Spear of Lugh

Item                        Rod

Sense                       Sight

Jewel                       Fire Opal

Plant                       Garlic, Hibiscus, Mustard, Nettle, Onion, Red Poppy,
Red Pepper

Tree                        Almond (in flower)

Goddess aspects             Brid, Hestia, Vesta, Pele

God aspects                 Agni, Hephaestus, Vulcan, Horus, Prometheus,
Goibniu, Weyland the Smith

Power                        To Will (velle); The Power of Light

Magical Aspects             Blood, Energy, Spirit, Heat, Flame, Sap, Life, Will,
Healing/Destroying, Purification, Fertility, Music

Moon Is Currently in The Sign of Virgo – It’s Correspondences


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Moon Is Currently in The Sign of Virgo – It’s Correspondences

 

Virgo

 

General: Organization, details health, reaping your just rewards, fitness, refining your diet, purification, acquiring or improving skills, ensuring a good ‘harvest’ from a project analysis logical choices, precision and solutions.

Watch out for criticism, arguments, control and lack of trust.

Virgo in the New Moon: Problem solving, information, choices, accuracy, inner work and finding mistakes.

Virgo in the Full Moon: Problem solving, intuition and divination.

Element: Earth

Colors: Grey, green, black.

Incense: Lemongrass, caraway, fennel, bergamot, dill, mint, horehound, marjoram.

Virgo Incense Blend: Equal parts of fennel, mint and marjoram and a few drops of bergamot essential oil.

Correspondences for the Waxing Moon

Earth Magick

Correspondences for the Waxing Moon

 

Time: From New Moon to Full Moon (approx. 14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph and Epona

Magickal Attributes: INVOKING Beginnings, new projects, ideas, inspirations, energy, vitality, freedom.

 

 

Source:

Correspondences for the Pagan Practitioner

Jennifer Weiner

 

Correspondences for The New Moon


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Correspondences for The New Moon

 

Time: From Dark Moon to Waxing Moon (depends)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic abilities, scrying, reversing circumstances.

NEW BEGINNINGS weight loss, goal setting, planning, cleaning, personal cleansing, general beginnings and considerations.

Correspondences for the Waning Moon, July 12

PAGAN

Correspondences for the Waning Moon, July 12

 

Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (approx. 14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Crone

Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the Old, Removing Unwanted Negative Energies,

Wisdom, Psychic Abilities, Scrying, Reversing Circumstances.

 

 

Source:
Correspondences for the Pagan Practitioner

Jennifer Weiner

 

The Witches Correspondences for the Waning Moon


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The Witches Correspondences for the Waning Moon

Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (Approx. 14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Crone

Associated Goddesses: Calieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan.

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING, releasing the Old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic abilities, scrying, reversing circumstances.

Correspondences for the Pagan Practitioner
Jennifer Weiner