Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day Nine



So Twofeathers and I celebrated the full moon, the wolf moon. Here is some info on the wolf moon and the wolf protection spell we did from Gypsy Magic.

Tonight is the night of the Wolf Moon. This first full moon of the new year is a time of silence and sitting by the home fire. As the wild winter howls, appreciate the warmth of home and family.

Now is the time to go within and plan the changes you will make in the spring. Consider now what you will plant. Start a moon journal to record your lunar tides and write down your spring dreams.

Correspondences:

Colors: Black and white, silver
Gemstones: Hematite
Trees: Birch, Hazel
Gods: Inanna, Freyja
Herbs: Thistle, nuts and seeds, marjoram
Element: Air
Full Moon names started with Native Americans as tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. The names actually applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the names based on tribes. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names.

Sometimes it is also referred to as the Cold Moon, Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but Wolf Moon seems most appropriate, in native cultures, because amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside their small villages, huts, and teepees. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year.

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.


~collected from various sources

Wolf Protection Spell


You will need:

2 green candles

1 white candle

Picture of a wolf/wolves

High John the Conquerer Essential oil (Geranium oil will substitute just fine)

Consecrated salt and water

Wine (any "lunar" drink will do mead, milk, ale, etc)

Honey cakes (any kind of sweet nourishing cake will do)

The pictures are to help focus the energy. The candles and oil are used to empower the spell. The consecrated water and salt are for sealing the circle. The wine and the cake is an offering of love and nourishment.

Instructions:
Gather your supplies, and on the night of the full moon, create a sacred space into which you will place the wolf pictures, the two candles, the cakes and the wine.

Rub the candles with the essential oil and light them. Using the salt, make a circle around your sacred space, and then sprinkle water at each of the four directions beginning in the North.

Sit or stand quietly and concentrate your energy on the wolf pictures, try to see, feel, hear, and smell the energy of wolves. If you have a recording of wolves howling - play it.

Now, chant the following:


"Candles three, green and white,
Bring protection here this night.
The Moon is full, the sky is clear,
Misfortune and evil disappear.
The mighty wolf shall ever reign,
and protect my family from harm and bane.
Come hither! Come hither!
Spirits of the Wolf, strong and great!
Guard and be guarded by this circle now
and throughout your life."


Break one of the cakes in half and eat it. Offer a blessing to the spirit of the wolf, and the light of the moon, and drink some of the wine. Then, take the remaining cakes and wine outside and leave it for the wild things to enjoy. Allow the candles to burn down, and place the wolf pictures in a safe and sacred place.


~author unknown

2 comments:

Two Feathers said...

Yeah! That was fun!

sanehat said...

Are you still running with the pack?