Snow Moon (November)

Snow Moon (November)

 

Also known as: Dark Moon, Fog Moon, Beaver Moon, Mourning Moon, Blotmonath (Sacrifice Month), Herbistmanoth (Harvest Month), Mad Moon, Moon of Storms, Moon When Deer Shed Antlers
Nature Spirits: subterranean faeries
Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thistle
Colors: gray, sea-green
Flowers: blooming cacti, chrysanthemum
Scents: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, narcissus, peppermint, lemon
Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli
Trees: alder, cypress
Animals: unicorn, scorpion, crocodile, jackal
Birds: owl, goose, sparrow
Deities: Kali, Black Isis, Nicnevin, Hecate, Bast, Osiris, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Skadi, Mawu
Power Flow: take root, prepare. Transformation. Strengthen communication with the god or goddess who seems closest to you.

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.

New Moon


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New Moon

 

We consider it to be the New Moon up to 3 1/2 days after the official New Moon. She rises around dawn, sets around sunset. Because she is between the Sun and the Earth nothing or very little is reflected and for a few days the Moon is lost in the brillance of the Sun. When we cannot see any Moon in the sky, after the Waning Moon and before we see the first glimpse of the Crescent it is often referred to as the Dark Moon.

As the Sun and Moon are on the same side of the Earth, the pull on us is the strongest. Because the Sun, Moon and Earth are all in a straight line this creates a time when the high tide is higher and the low tide is lower than usual.

This is a wonderful time to make new beginnings of all types. It is especially good for getting rid of bad habits. Habitual ways of thinking that are harmful and negative can also be abandoned at this time. It is also a good time to start something creative. New projects at work can also be launched.

The first day of the New Moon is really best devoted to the planning stages of ventures. It is good to feel just a little excited and filled with anticipation, although your energy may not be at its highest. A day or two into the cycle is the time to take the initiative, apply for that job, and start house hunting or any similar endeavours. It is also good for attracting positive energies, bringing about change, good luck and growth.

Moon Magic – Pagan Portals

Rachel Patterson

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

Hecate Ritual: Banishing Negativity

Hecate Ritual: Banishing Negativity

In this ritual you will be calling on Hecate in Her Crone aspect. It is performed during the Dark of the Moon. Some people are fearful of working with the Dark Moon and the Crone, but She is the wise protector who will take your negativity and transform it in her cauldron of change.  Begin by setting up your altar as you normally do for ritual, making sure you have a black candle and wine or water in your chalice in addition to anything else you use. You will also need cleansing, purifying incense and a censer or some kind of container, which can be carried, around your home.  (I use a large shell to hold smoldering charcoal, or stick incense.) It is best to set your altar on the floor for this rite, but you may do it however you feel most comfortable.

Cast your circle as you normally do. When you are through, kneel before your altar and light the black candle. With your arms held, palms upward, at your sides, call Hecate by saying three times:

Hecate, beautiful Crone of Night

I call you here to put things right.

Transform the negative thought and pain

And help my life be whole again.

Close your eyes. When you feel the presence of Hecate and know she is there to help you, open your eyes. Bow your head to her to show your reverence, then take the chalice, saying:   

Lady of the Dark Moon,

Share with me this wine.

Bring your protection to

Flood this life of mine.

May the waters of your eternal womb

Bring change most divine.

Sip a small amount of the wine (or water), envisioning it as liquid energy, flowing to effect a positive change within and outside of you.  Leave the rest as an offering to Hecate.  Light the purifying incense in the censer, cut a door in the Circle, and, beginning in the eastern-most corner of your home, smudge your home, going counter-clockwise. Go into every closet, the bathroom, and the garage – make sure your entire house is smudged. As you go, chant: 

Negativity be gone.

Come back into the Circle and visualize your entire house and yard bathed in a peaceful blue light. Since you have created a void by banishing the negativity, you will need to fill that void. Now going deosil (clock-wise), re-trace your steps through the house, asking that good, protective spirits come into your home and that positive energies replace the negative ones that have just been banished. This is an important step, because if you don’t fill the void with something good, the negativity will come right back. Sometimes during such a ritual, I take one large and one small black stone and charge them to keep away negativity. I promise Hecate that the large one will remain in a prominent place in my house and that I will keep the small one with me at all times.

Thank Hecate. Meditate if you wish, visualizing your life free from negative happenings and feelings and full of love, prosperity, and happiness. Feel how She has changed your home and your life.  Close the Circle and know that it is done.

Dark Goddess Invocation

DARK GODDESS INVOCATION

I am the Darkness behind and beneath the shadows.
I am the absence of air that awaits at the bottom of every breath.
I am the Ending before Life begins again,
the Decay that fertilizes the Living.
I am the Bottomless Pit,
the never-ending struggle to reclaim that which is denied.
I am the Key that unlocks every Door.
I am the Glory of Discovery,
for I am that which is hidden, secluded and forbidden.
Come to me at the Dark Moon and see that which can not be seen,
face the terror that is yours alone.
Swim to me through the blackest oceans
to the center of your greatest fears–
the Dark God and I will keep you safe.
Scream to us in terror, and yours will be the Power to Forbear.
Think of me when you feel pleasure, and I will intensify it,
until the time when I may have the greatest pleasure
of meeting you at the Crossroads Between the Worlds.

Dark Goddess Invocation

DARK GODDESS INVOCATION

I am the Darkness behind and beneath the shadows.
I am the absence of air that awaits at the bottom of every breath.
I am the Ending before Life begins again,
the Decay that fertilizes the Living.
I am the Bottomless Pit,
the never-ending struggle to reclaim that which is denied.
I am the Key that unlocks every Door.
I am the Glory of Discovery,
for I am that which is hidden, secluded and forbidden.
Come to me at the Dark Moon and see that which can not be seen,
face the terror that is yours alone.
Swim to me through the blackest oceans
to the center of your greatest fears–
the Dark God and I will keep you safe.
Scream to us in terror, and yours will be the Power to Forbear.
Think of me when you feel pleasure, and I will intensify it,
until the time when I may have the greatest pleasure
of meeting you at the Crossroads Between the Worlds.

Dark Goddess Invocation

Dark Goddess Invocation

I am the Darkness behind and beneath the shadows.
I am the absence of air that awaits at the bottom of every breath.
I am the Ending before Life begins again,
the Decay that fertilizes the Living.
I am the Bottomless Pit,
the never-ending struggle to reclaim that which is denied.
I am the Key that unlocks every Door.
I am the Glory of Discovery,
for I am that which is hidden, secluded and forbidden.
Come to me at the Dark Moon and see that which can not be seen,
face the terror that is yours alone.
Swim to me through the blackest oceans
to the center of your greatest fears–
the Dark God and I will keep you safe.
Scream to us in terror, and yours will be the Power to Forbear.
Think of me when you feel pleasure, and I will intensify it,
until the time when I may have the greatest pleasure
of meeting you at the Crossroads Between the Worlds.

Spell to Nehellania

Spell to Nehellania

 

Perform this during the Dark Moon if possible, and when casting Circle move counter clockwise from the East.

Items needed: sword.

Stand before the altar with arms raised and say:

“Dark Mother, let your power flow through the body of your daughter/son and out again
to repel and destroy all negative thoughts and deeds that are directed against me.”

Stand in silence as you draw down the power, then face East, raise your sword in greeting and say:

“Hail Chichiri, great One of the East, Whose airy eyes see all in the Element of Air!
I do summon you here to protect and defend me.”

Move to the North and say:

“Hail Tamahome, great One of the North, Whose green eyes see all in the Element of Earth!
I do summon you here to protect and defend me.”

Go to the West and say:

“Hail Hotohori, great One of the West, Whose liquid eyes see all in the Element of Water!
I do summon you here to protect and defend me.”

Finally at the South say:

“Hail Tasuki, great One of the South Whose bright eyes see all in the Element of Fire!
I do summon you here to protect and defend me.”

Place your hands on the sword and say:

“Great Dark Mother, I call on You to build up this protection,
To send back all the wrong that has been done to me.”

Raise your sword high and say:

“Dark Mother, Queen of the Night, there is one who stands against me.
Let his/her efforts fail.
Let him/her go down in the darkness.
May You judge his/her wrongfulness and lies as he/she stands before
You in the courts of Hell.
May his/her efforts be lost in the darkness with no light to guide him/her.
I am Your child, protect me, Dark Mother!”

Rest the sword with the point on the ground between your feet. Say:

“Dark Mother, help me to reach my goals, to live my life to the fullest, to walk a path of balance.
Sweep away all barriers built by those who want me to fail.
Crush the evil sent against me!
Sweep its remains back into the body and brain of the one who sent it!
The evil is dead!
My attacker tastes his/her just rewards!
His/her mouth is full of ashes, his/her thoughts of nightmares, his/her life of unfulfillment.
Only once he/she ends his/her attacks and hatred shall he/she know peace again!
I stand under the sword and the hand of the Goddess! So mote it be!”

Draw a pentagram on the floor between your feet with the sword and say:

“It is done!”

Replace sword on the altar (or if too large like mine, simply lean it against the altar) and say:

“Your hands protect me from Dark Moon to Dark Moon.
Your sword covers me from Dark Moon to Dark Moon.
Your care shelters me from Dark Moon to Dark Moon.
All love and honor to the Dark Mother Nehellania!”

This is the time for any further spell working or to finish other ritual matters.
When finished take your sword to the east and raise it in greeting, and say:

“Farewell Chichiri! My thanks for your protection and defense. Depart in peace, blessed be!”
At the North say:
“Farewell Tamahome! My thanks for your protection and defense. Depart in peace, blessed be!”
At the West say:
“Farewell Hotohori! My thanks for your protection and defense. Depart in peace, blessed be!”
At the South say:
“Farewell Tasuki! My thanks for your protection and defense. Depart in peace, blessed be!”
Stand before altar with arms raised and say:
“My thanks to the Dark Goddess Nehellania and to all who have helped here this night.
Depart in peace, blessed be!”

Bless and eat the Simple Feast, and finish closing the Circle.

Nehellania is another name for the Norse Hel. Her name means Nether Moon, a direct linking
with her underworld kingdom Niflheim, Nef-hel, or Nifl. She is the Queen of the Dead and rules
over dark magick and revenge.

Charge of the Dark Goddess

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The Dark Goddess speaks to us, through the mouths of Lilith, Kali, Tiamat, Hecate, the Black Maddonna, Nemesis, and Morgaine.

I am the Darkness behind and beneath the shadows. I am the absence of air that awaits at the bottom of every breath. I am the ending before life begins again, the decay that fertilizes the living. I am the Bottomless Pit, the never-ending struggle to reclaim that which is denied. I am the Key that unlocks every door. I am the Glory of Discovery, for I am that which is hidden, secluded, and forbidden.

Come to me at the Dark Moon and see that which can not be seen, face terror that is yours alone. Swim in the blackest ocean to the center of your greatest fears–the Dark God and I will keep you safe. Scream to us in terror and yours will be the Power of Forebear. Think of me when you feel pleasure, and I will intensify it, until the time I can have the greatest pleasure of meeting you at the crossroads between the roads.

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