Monday, February 27, 2012

Ritual for a New Home

This spell/ritual has been sitting in my draft folder for over two years. I did not write it and so can not take credit for it, but I give thanks to whom ever did. I really like this imagry of this spell and how it harnesses the power of YOUR intention to achieve your dream home. May it bring to you that right and perfect home for you. So Mote it Be.


•red candle (my sources point me to green or blue candles for home magick but I didn’t feel that resonated with this task so I went for the power of fire-y red instead – the color is really your call.

•Four of Wands – I bought a Tarot deck at a used book store for artistic  magickal use only, so I took this card out for this spell. Please don’t use cards you’re afraid of damaging – a photocopy or a print-out version works as well!

•pinches of Rosemary, Sage, and Rose Petals – dried, mixed together and ground

•candle anointing oil – I like using a powerful High John the Conqueror Oil for luck and  overcoming odds

The Working:

1.Gather materials and bless them according to your practice.

2.Hold the red candle and the  Four of Wands and visualize walking through your dream home, full of happiness.

3.Carve “new home” with your name and astrological sign into the candle; dress with a blend of the above-listed herbs and oil.

4.Place candle in a holder over the Four of Wands and  light:
“Of all the places on this beautiful Earth, This enchanting home we shall call our own hearth! To Hestia, we plea to make our dreams real, and while I’m wishing, please make it a great deal! Blessed be.”

Braid Spell for Change

What would you like to change in your life? Your love interest, your affluence level, your career, or a bad habit? Buy three lengths of cord in a color that symbolizes for you the element you’d like to change. As you braid the cord, speak to it of your frustrations. Cry over it, tie knots in it, infuse it with your unhappiness. Holding this cord, say:

Unravel cursed threads,
So I can wind a better way.
Old ways are now in shreds,
A better life begins today.

Turn in a widdershins direction. After chanting, dig a hole in the earth and bury the cord.

 by Lily Gardner-Butts

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Give Up Past Hurts Spell

Another dusty spell sitting in my draft folder and again I don't know who wrote it or where it came from. I again give thanks to the author of this and the creative force behind it. Holding grudges and negative feelings can be so harmful for our health so I hope you find this helpful in your own lives. So Mote it Be.
Holding on to grudges and vengeful thoughts only drain positive emotional energy. Feelings of anger or past hurts should be released in constructive ways. Forgiveness creates a sense of self-acceptance, improves well-being, and brings liberation. If you unleash those suppressed feelings forgiving, you thus release yourself of blockages. Take a piece of black obsidian or jet crystal with you on a walk to the nearest river. Find a quiet spot and sit comfortably. Hold the crystal with both hands. Reflect upon events that had upset you and find the true source of anger. Cry and silently rant and rave your feelings, releasing them into the crytal. Recite a relevant affirmation to free yourself of anger. Repeat the affirmation seven times. Throw the crystal into the river with all your strength. Walk home and do not look back.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Healing Spell with Herbs

Herbs such as rosemary, sage, peppermint, patchouli, hyssop, heal all, flax seed, ginseng, eucalyptus, etc. have been associated with magickal healing properties. Let us do one spell that involves some herbs. Choose three herbs from the above list. Keep them in separate bowls.

First, get a blue candle. Blue is believed to be the color of healing. Purple also represents peace and healing. So if you do not have a blue candle, you may also use a purple candle.

Get a small pouch made of natural material or a small piece of cotton cloth with a cord or string also made of natural material. I usually insist on using natural materials because of the effects of unknown energies that arise from using artificial or synthetic materials.

Take a nice long bath with purifying herbal soaps or oils. This is usually recommended to cleanse our bodies and our minds from negative or inhibiting thoughts that may interfere with our positive visualizations.

Light the candle and sit by it. Read a chapter from a spiritual book to further increase your peace of mind and concentration. If you are working this spell for someone else, it is also good to have a photo or any item that they have worn or touched (such as a book).

Place this item in front of you and focus on this person and what s/he means to you. You may touch the item to get more connected. If you have no visible object to remember this person, then close your eyes and imagine this person smiling, happy and healthy.

Arrange the three bowls in front of you. Place the pouch or cotton cloth near you. With your fingers, stir one of the dried herbs with your fingers, feeling its energy and aroma seeping into your spirit. Chant the following repeatedly:

Herb that heals, heal me whole and complete.

Repeat this stirring and chanting 7 times while visualizing your relative completely healed and happy. Transfer the contents of the bowl to the cotton cloth or pouch. Repeat with the rest of the herbs.

When all the herbs have been added, close the pouch with this incantation:

My is healed, so mote it be!

Tie the pouch tight and place it under the pillow of the person who is sick. If they are far away, place it under your pillow. Every night, before you go to sleep, hold the pouch and repeat the incantation once.

Friday, February 24, 2012

elemental invocations

Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, ye Lords of Air; I do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle
Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, ye Lords of Fire; I do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle
Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, ye Lords of Water; I do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle
Ye Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, ye Lords of Earth; I do summon call and stir you up, to witness our rites and to guard the Circle

Powers of Air, I call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!
Powers of Fire, I call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!
Powers of Water, I call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!
Powers of Earth, I call to you and invite you to join us in this rite, to share your qualities with us; In Love and Truth, we bid you Hail and Welcome!


Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East,
Powers of Air,
We invoke you and call you.
By the Air that is Her breath,
Be here now!
Hail and welcome!


Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South,
Powers of Fire,
We invoke you and call you.
By the Fire that is Her spirit,
Be here now!
Hail and welcome!


Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West,
Powers of Water,
We invoke you and call you.
By the Water that is Her living womb,
Be here now!
Hail and welcome!


Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North,
Powers of Earth,
We invoke you and call you.
By the Earth that is Her body,
be here now!
Hail and welcome!

Dismissal East:

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East,
Spirits of Air;
I do call you up to witness our ritual and to guard the Circle
in the names of Aradia and Cernunnos.
Hail and welcome!

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South,
Spirits of Fire;
I do call you up to witness our ritual and to guard the Circle
in the names of Aradia and Cernunnos.
Hail and welcome!

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West,
Spirits of Water;
I do call you up to witness our ritual and to guard the Circle
in the names of Aradia and Cernunnos.
Hail and welcome!

Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North,
Spirits of Earth;
I do call you up to witness our ritual and to guard the Circle
in the names of Aradia and Cernunnos.
Hail and welcome!


Air, clean and cool,
Be with us!
Hail and welcome!
Fire, warm and dry,
Be with us!
Hail and welcome!

Water, wet and fresh,
Be with us!
Hail and welcome!

Earth, strong and still,
Be with us!
Hail and welcome!


Guardians of the Watchtower of the East,
Mighty Ones of Air,
I invoke you and call you
to guard and witness this rite.
Hail and welcome!

Guardians of the Watchtower of the South,
Mighty Ones of Fire,
I invoke you and call you
to guard and witness this rite.
Hail and welcome!
Guardians of the Watchtower of the West,
Mighty Ones of Water,
I invoke you and call you
to guard and witness this rite.
Hail and welcome!
Guardians of the Watchtower of the North,
Mighty Ones of Earth,
I invoke you and call you
to guard and witness this rite.
Hail and welcome!


Ye, Lords of the Watchtowers of the East,
Ye Lords of Air,
We do summon, stir, and call you up to witness our rites
and guard the Circle!
Ye, Lords of the Watchtowers of the South,
Ye Lords of Fire,
We do summon, stir, and call you up
to witness our rites
and guard the Circle!
Ye, Lords of the Watchtowers of the West,
Ye Lords of Water,
We do summon, stir, and call you up
to witness our rites
and guard the Circle!
Ye, Lords of the Watchtowers of the North,
Ye Lords of Earth,
We do summon, stir, and call you up
to witness our rites
and guard the Circle!

Air moves us,
Fire transforms us,
Water shapes us,
Earth heals us,
And the balance of the wheel goes round and round,
And the balance of the wheel goes round

Sylphs, yellow butterflies,
floating lightly
on the breath of the wind
ride our sweet incense
with wishes born on fragrant smoke.
You are welcome; come in.
Creatures of the hearth
Warming our hearts
children of red and blue-white heat
will you play in our candle flames
gentle Salamanders?
Transforming fire
come from the south.
We call you; be here.

Undines of waves
twilight fish scale ladies
creatures of movement
living currents
salt and fresh
swim in these waters. Welcome our friends.

Gnomes of knowledge
black soil secrets of earth
little ones of roots and gems
you know the way of trees and grass
see stones on the altar
the bones of our grandmother.
We ask you, we ask you,
sit with us here.

--Myth Woodling, 2000

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Wish Spell Invoking the Four Directions

Perform the spells outside

You will need one of the following powdered
herbs according to what you will wish for:

Bay, also known as bay laurel (for success and prestige wishes)
Rosemary (for promotion and advanced wishes)
Cinnamon (for power wishes)
Vervain (Vebena) (for general wishes)
Cardamom (for love wishes)
Peppermint (for prosperity wishes)
Hold the herb you have chosen and visualize in fine detail.
Hold the herb up to your mouth and breathe upon it trying to
force the wish through your breath onto the herb.

Turn facing North and say:
"King Boreas of the north wind, by the powers of earth,
I call you to carry my wish to the northern quarter,
And by the powers of the gnomes, I ask that you bring me success."
Blow a quarter of the powdered herb from your palm in the direction of North.

Turn to the East and say:
"King Eureus of the East Wind, by the power of air,
I call you to carry my wish to the Eastern quarter,
And by the powers of sylphs, I ask that you bring me success".
Blow a quarter of the powdered herb to the east.

Turn to the South and say:
"King Notus of the south wind, by the powers of fire,
I call you to carry my wish to the southern quarter,
and by the powers of Salamanders, I ask that you bring me success".
Blow a quarter to the south.

Turn to the west and say:
"King Zephyrus of the west wind, By the powers of water, I call you
to carry my wish to the western quarter and by the power s of undines, I
ask that you bring me success".
Blow the final quarter to the of herb to the west.
Leave the area without looking back, safe in the knowledge that the powers of
the universe have taken over your wish.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wiccan Rede II

Hear now the word of the Witches, the secrets we hid in the night,
When dark was our destinys pathway, That now we bring forth in the light.

Mysterious Water and Fire, The Earth and the wide-ranging Air,
By hidden Quintessence we know Them, and we will keep silent and dare.

The birth and rebirth of all Nature, the passing of Winter and Spring,
We share with the life Universal, rejoice in the Magical Ring

Four times in the year the Great Sabbat, returns, and the Witches are seen,
At Lammas and Candelas dancing, on May Eve and old Halloween

When daytime and nighttime are equal, when sun is at greatest and least,
The four lesser Sabbats are summoned, again Witches gather in feast.

Thirteen silver moons in a year are, thirteen is the Covens array,
Thirteen times at Esbat make merry, for each golden year and a day.

The power has passed down the ages, each time between woman and man
Each century unto the other, ere times and the ages began.

When drawn is the Magickal circle, by sword or athame of power,
Its compass between two worlds lies, in the land of shades of that hour.

Our world has no right to know it, and the world beyond will tell naught,
The oldest of Gods are invoked there, the great work of Magic is wrought.

For two are the mystical pillars, that stand at the gate of the shrine,
And two are the powers of Nature, the forms and the forces divine.

And do what thou wilt be the challenge, so be it in love that harms none,
For this is the only commandment, By Magick of old be it done.

Eight words the Witches Rede fulfill:
If it Harms none, Do what Thou Will!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Blessings on a New Moon

Ok, once again I do ot know where this came from but I really like the part where you bow, praise and ask for blessings.  I do not understand the money turning to me it would seem more appropriate to use a talisman that you carry on your person on a regular basis, a ring, a necklace etc....anything that is going to remain with you. Blessings

Try to keep an eye open for the first appearance of the new moon in the sky. The lovely silver crescent of the new moon always fills me with awe and brings optimism for the coming month. Bow reverently thre times, then turn your money over three times. Praise the beauty of the moon, and ask for her blessing in the month ahead.

Simple Spell for Making a Decision 2

When something must be decided and you've categorized your choices, here's a spell that will help you to decide. When someone says "I don't know what I want," this spell can come in handy to bring out the decision you subconsciously want.

-Glass bowl
-a handful of rocks found by a body of water (seashells work great too if you live by an ocean)
-a small stick
-1 cup of warm water
-pen and paper

Simply find a peaceful place, perhaps in your meditation zone, and fill the glass bowl with the rocks or seashells. Pour the warm water into the bowl and place the small stick straight up in the middle of the bowl. There should be enough rocks or seashells to hold the stick in place.

Clear you mind and concentrate only on the reason you have to make this decision. Keep your mind off of your options until you have a clear image of why you are making a decision. Place your palm on the top of the stick, close your eyes and say:

"To reach within me
to take a side
to use this knowledge
and to decide..."

Remove your palm from the stick and mentally list your options again. The first one you list is the decision you most wish to make.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Simple Spells to Banish Pain

Once again not sure where this came from but I like how simple it is. I hope it is a blessing to you. So Mote it Be.

Write on a small piece of paper:

Flee! Pain can not find me I am free!
Calm is drawn to me I am free!
Wrap this with a dark blue ribbon and carry with you or wear it.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Simple Chants

Here are two little simple chants, that I came up with to keep me in a prosperity state of conciousness. Or to incorporate into a prosperity spell. Hope you enjoy them and that they be of service to you. So Mote it Be.

Love wealth, happiness and joy.

These four things I now enjoy.


I deserve wealth to give and recieve.

I deserve wealth in this I believe.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Simple Spell for Fast Cash

Use this spell when you need to find a quick source of income or cash. Start by charging a green or gold candle with your intent. Visual-ize your need and the money that is necessary to fill that need. Visualize the money being yours and the need being fulfilled, and say:

Money needed,
Plenty fast,
Money revealed
when this spell is cast.

Repeat these words, and feel the energy rise. When you cannot contain the energy any longer, release it to the universe; then ground the remaining energy back into the earth, and spend some time meditating. Open your mind to the universe and its guidance. Keep your eyes, ears, and mind open to any income opportunities that the universe will provide in upcoming days

Friday, February 17, 2012

Invocations to the God/dess

Goddess Invocation
Hail, Great Moon Mother who shines above
Grant me and mine strength, peace and love
Hear my words upon this hour
Sacred Mother, send to this circle your lunar power.
So Mote It Be.

God Invocation
Hail Great Sun Father, who rules the day
Guide me and mine on our life's way
Hear my words upon this hour
Sacred Father, Send to this circle your Solar Power
So Mote It Be.

Goddess Power Invocation
Powers of the Goddess
Powers of the sea
Powers of the moonlight
Lady come to me

Powers of the Maiden
Powers of the Crone
Powers of the Mother
Together yet alone

Powers of the Lady
Powers of the stars
Powers of the ocean
From waters near and far

Goddess, Mother, Maiden
Keeper of the earth
Keep us strong and healthy
And keep us in good mirth

God Power Invocation
Powers of the Horned One
Powers of the Woods
Powers of the Sunlight
Lord of Brotherhood

Powers of the Forest
Powers of the Glen
Powers of trusting ladies
And powers of lusty men

Powers of the Horned Lord
Powers of the Hunt
Powers of the mind
Powers of enlightenment

Powers of the Horned God
Powers of all Life
Keep us strong and healthy
Protect us from all strife

Beginning Circle Invocation
I am within the circle
-Between the realms
Of life and death
This surrounding circle
Is the Gateway
Between all worlds
All magick is wrought here
This is my sacred space.

Hear these words, Lord and Lady
And watch over me in my work.
So Mote It Be.

Circle Invocations to the Elements
This is a simple invocation, easy to remember. I use it all the time.

I call to Air, element of the east
Guard me and mine with love and peace
And guard this circle in the east.

I call to fire, element of the south
Guard me and mine with vigor and youth
And guard this circle in the south.

I call to water, element of the west
Guard me and mine in life and death
And guard this circle in the west

I call to earth , element of the north
Guard me and mine, now and forth
And guard this circle in the north.

Cakes and Ale Song
Chorus: (To be sung in the background while the verses are being recited)
Pass the Cakes, cakes, cakes;
Pass the Ale, ale, ale (repeat)

May the Goddess bless these cakes, cakes, cakes
With each in love do we take, take, take

May the Horned One bless these cakes, cakes, cakes
Each with knowledge do we take, take, take

May the Goddess bless this ale, ale, ale
With it's courage we will sail, sail, sail

May the Horned One bless this ale, ale, ale
That we may ne'er ever fail, fail, fail

The Watchtowers
I am the watchtower of the East
My body just mist and air
Wind and clouds are my weapons
And I ride the silent cloud-mare

I am the watchtower of the south
My body just light and fire
Life and rebirth are gifts I offer
But death and destruction my sire

I am the watchtower of the west
My body is water and rain
With my shield of watery might
I protect you from your pain

I am the watchtower of the North
My body is rock and earth
With my armor of silver and gold
I teach you of your worth

I am the Spirit Watchtower
My body of astral plane
Your spirit, your soul is my gift
And magick is my game

Dragon Element Call
I call the Dragon from the Earth
To cast its strength around me
With its power of death and birth
I find the strength within me

I call the Dragon from the Air
To cast its love around me
With its beauty, both wan and fair
I find the love within me

I call the Dragon from the Fire
To cast its spark around me
With its warmth and with desire
I find the spark within me

I call the Dragon from the Sea
To cast its health around me
With its power and with the fey
I find the health within me

Animal Elemental Call
Powers and magick of the East
Raven, flying on wings of Air
My circle calls you to descend
Alone or in a pair
By the power of Air
So mote it be!

Powers and magick of the South
Dragon, breathing streams of Fire
My circle calls you to descend
On music of drum and lyre
By the power of Fire
So mote it be!

Powers and magick of the West
Dolphins swimming in waves of Water
My circle calls you to descend
With light, love and laughter
By the power of Water
So mote it be!

Powers and magick of the North
Wolf, howling to mother Earth
My circle calls you to descend
From your northern mountains of Earth
By the power of Earth
So mote it be!

Sacred Circle

Sacred Circle
Cast in Light
Sacred Circle
With Power bright

Sacred Circle
Borne of fire
Feel it warm you
Through the hours

Sacred Circle
Insenxe in the air
Smell of Dragon's breath
It clings to your hair

Sacred Circle
The Chalice well
Goddess Water
Used in spells

Sacred Circle
On Mother Earth
Let us celebrate
Our womb of birth

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chants to Hecate

Assorted chants to Hecate that I found here and there around the internet. Since this has been sitting in my drafts folder for almost three yrs. I am afraid I do not remember where they came from or who may have wrote them. I give thanks for whom ever did and the creative urge behind their creation. Blessings.


''I call the goddess Hecate,
To guide my magick on its way.''


In Honor of Most Lovely One, Goddess Hecate

Quiet is the night

Dark is the Moon

I ask Hecate, the Crone

To take Her throne.

Sleep, sister, sleep

Be not alarmed,

For the Great Goddess

Keeps you from harm.

Quiet is the night

Dark is the Moon

I ask Hecate, the Crone

To take Her throne.

Sleep, brother sleep,

Be not alarmed,

For the Great Goddess

Holds you in her arms.

Quiet is the night

Dark is the Moon.

We honor Hecate the Crone

Who has taken Her throne.


Chant to Cast off troubles

Hecate, Goddess of darkest night

Send my troubles all to flight

Burn them in thy sacred fires

And replace them with my heart’s desire!


Wisdom Chant

Hecate, Crone Goddess, Keep me whole

Let thy wisdom fill my soul.


Words of Power

May the circle never be broken

May the earth always be whole

May the rattle ever be shaken

May Hecate live in my soul.


Blessed be the Maiden, Mother, & Crone

Blessed be the Maiden within me

For She bringeth courage and freedom

Blessed be the Mother within me

for She bringeth love and life

Blessed be the Crone within me

For She bringeth wisdom and understanding


Hecate’s power,

Dark Moon Hour

Fire to Banish and

magick flow

Chant to Bless the Altar

Come Goddesses of fire and water

Goddesses of earth and air

Give your blessings to this altar

Give a listen to our prayers


In the name of Hecate

may my purpose be blessed.

In the name of Hecate, may my spell be strong.

In the name of Hecate, Queen of Heaven

Queen of Hell, Queen of Witches

may my purpose be accomplished

Chant for Crossing the Gates of Dawn and Dusk

(This is a short chant to say at dusk and dawn, calling the protection of Hecate, the ancient goddess of crossroads. Taking a moment to chant these words can help us to ground, and give us a way to recognize this daily cycle of rebirth and transformation in our lives. It also helps to enforces our connection with Hecate.)

At the gate of dawn I stand,

Hecate, on either hand,

Guard me with your magic power,

Guide me through the crossroads hour

From the beauty of the night

To the glory of the light.


At the gate of dusk I stand,

Hecate, on the other hand,

Guard me with your magic power.

Guide me through the crossroads hour

From the glory of the light

To the beauty of the night.


Goddess, let all good blessings come to thee,

Love and money fair to see.

Let all happiness and love

Be heaped upon thee from above.

Bring in, bring in, as the Moon doth swell,

Whatever Thou needest to keep thee well.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hecate Binding Spell

Not sure I agree with the intention behind this spell but in the interest of compiling Hecate info/spells/rituals I am posting it. Again I did not write this but I give thanks for whom ever did. I also think that with a few word changes it could be transformed into something more positive. Blessings.

Cast your cicle and say:

"In Hecate's name we bind ____ to the flame

May she bring nightmares, depression, and pain

We cast ____ to the wind, that all know ____ shame

May Hecate envelope ____ in the threefold law

May all forget ____'s shame, their harm, their call

May their ability to raise magic fall on deaf walls

We join our energies fellow friends in the Craft

May Hecate stop ___'s harm in the future, present and past

Only when their deeds are reversed will this binding be uncast

So Mote It Be!"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Hymm to Hecate

Hekate, Mother Goddess

Goddess of Witches,

I Hail thy Dark Moon,

She Who is Ruler of night;

Guard me and Thine

Until the light.

Helios, God of the Sun,

Hermes God of Magick,

I Hail thy Fair Sun,

Ruler of day;

Rise on the morn

To light thy way.

Unto my Lady and my Lord,

Blessing and Praise I give thee.

I Hail thee, Goddess on the Moon...

I Hail the God of the Sun...

Hail thee Hekate, Mother, Maiden and Crone.

She who has many names yet unknown.

Hail thee God,

He who is Helios, Hermes,

Known by many names yet unseen.

Blessings and Praise,

Forever it shall be.

Blessed be.

By Lady Abigail


Monday, February 13, 2012

Attuning Your Divination Tools with Hecate

Hecate is said to be most active during this time of year, the fall. This goddess, usually associated with the dark Moon, can be called upon to lend her guidance in the understanding of and the use of divination tools. To call on her, light purple and black candles. Lay your divination tools in front of you. Speak these, or similar words:

Great Hecate,
Goddess of prophesy,
Let these tools speak clearly to me.
Let me precisely perceive their messages.
In your Honor,
So mote it be.

Thank Hecate for her presence and her guidance. Please note that Hecate is a powerful goddess. When she speaks to you, she expects you to
listen and follow her advice.

Spell for Prophetic Dreams

 Here is another spell from the my overflowing draft folder. I think this may have come from Llwellyn's spell a day cache of spells but I am not sure. I thank whoever wrote it and ask all of you to also give thanks for the creative force behind it. This seems like quite a simple but powerful spell to work. Blessings on it's 'working' for you. So Mote it Be.
 During sleep, the connection between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind is strongest. Dream memories, impressions, and feelings often yield the information that directs you to your goal. Write your latest dream on a small piece of paper. Place this paper in a pouch with an amethyst or some mugwort. Place the pouch on your pillow, and say:

As I dream tonight, this spell burns bright.
Paths of manifestation are revealed in morning light.

Before rising from bed, record any impressions on paper. Be alert for any directions that you may receive over the coming days.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Simple Ritual to Gain Help Making a Decision

Another spell found in my draft folder. I really like this one because first you have to think out and articulate your options on paper and then you are physically involved with the process of deciding in the chanting, spinning and throwing of the compass. May the God/dess be with you as your decisions unfold. So Mote it Be.

When faced with a difficult decision, write your options out on paper and go to an open space. Use a hiking compass to place these choices or paths directionally around you; in other words, align each option with a direction: north, south, east, and west. Keep in mind elemental alignments and their common occult associations. If there are more than four options, place them between the cardinal directions. Once everything is laid before you, spin around in a circle with increasing speed and chant the following:

Circle round, quarterly bound
I travel now lost; obscure is this ground
Circle round, quarterly bound
Awaken my magic, stir all around
Circle round, quarterly bound
Let me be found
Let me be found
Let me be found

Repeat once for each option you have before you. On the last line of the final round, fall to the ground and toss the compass into the air. Where it lands will provide you with answers. If you have fewer than four options and the compass lands in an unassociated direction, keep in mind that you might not have all the information necessary to determine a path yet unknown forces may still be at work. The only thing to do then is exercise patience, focus on the present moment, and allow further options to naturally materialize.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ritual for Releasing Negativity

Again not my spell, but one I plan to do on the next full moon. Blessings on releasing the negative from your life. So Mote it Be.

This is a very powerful banishing spell to pull worry, fear, bad vibes, unpaid bills, (and just about anything that contributes to negativity) out of your home and out of your life. It can be done anytime during the full or waning moon.

Supplies needed:
A cheap plastic planter (or container) about the size of a tub of Margarine
Potting soil
A brown egg
A brown marker or crayon
Candle (brown, red, or white)
Tablespoon of brown sugar
Three cloves of garlic


If you are using a margarine or other plastic container, punch a couple of holes in the bottom of it for drainage.
Fill it about 1/3 full of potting soil.
With the brown marker or crayon, write on the egg the things that you want to banish from your life and your home. For example: unpaid bills, financial instability, worry, bad luck, etc.
You can write as many things as will fit.
Light the candle and the incense
Pass the egg through the smoke (from the incense).
As you do this, say:
Nothing can stand
Nothing can stay
By fire and air
All worries away

Now pass the egg across, through, over, or around the candle flame. Be careful not to burn your fingers.
As you do this, say:
Nothing can stand
Nothing can stay
By fire and air
All worries away

Now walk around your house carrying the egg. As you go into each room imagine that all the negative energy, all the worry, all the fear, all the things you have written on that egg are being pulled out of the environment and are being sucked into the egg in your hand.
Take your time, don't rush the process.
Imagine also that any thing within your own self that might be contributing to the things you want banished are also being sucked into the egg.
When you have walked through each room, and when you have cleared your own energy, press the egg GENTLY into the planter (or container) with the soil in it.
Sprinkle it with brown sugar to sweeten the energy.
Cover it completely with the potting soil, filling the container all the way up.
As you do this, say:
Nothing can stand
Nothing can stay
By water and earth
All worries away

Pour water into the planter slowly, being careful not to flood it and at the same time making sure that the soil is thoroughly moistened.
As you do this, say:
Nothing can stand
Nothing can stay
By water and earth
All worries away

If necessary, add more soil so that your egg is well covered
Now press the three cloves of garlic into the wet soil and wait for them to sprout.
This may take several days.
The garlic will absorb and disperse any negativity.
When the garlic has sprouted, take the container to a grave yard. Set it down wherever seems appropriate, and walk away without looking back.

This spell was crafted by:
Madam Fortun

Friday, February 10, 2012

More Moon Meanings and Magic Correspondences

Full Moons and their Meanings

In many religions in early times, the moon became a symbol, and even the home of the many gods and goddesses that dwelt in the otherworlds.

Today, based on many centuries of practice and understanding of the divine, the pagan religion maintain a strong side with the moon and all her phases. Each phase of the moon has its own individual designation of the triple goddess.

The waxing moon. The growth into a full moon is termed as the maiden.

The full moon is designated as the mother because of its fullness, power and it is representative of fertility.

The waxing moon is known as the crone or wise woman, she is represented as the aged mature being, rich with knowledge and experience.

The mother.... the maiden.... the crone

Not all pagan beliefs see the moon in the same light. There are some who look upon the Moon is a bad omen, or say that no magic will be performed on the dark or waning moon. They are of the opinion that the new Moon is a sign of changes, and even of bad luck.

But as the moon has her light and dark side so do we all! To tap into both sides and to achieve a balance, one must embrace all aspects of the goddess or moon phases.

Many Goddesses were associated with the moon in ancient beliefs, and for some still are!

Diana, Isis and others were most known for the fall or waxing phase of the moon.

Cerridwen, Hecate and the Hag were known as symbols of the dark Moon or waning phase of the moon.

In some beliefs and traditions the waxing to the full moon was ideal for magical activities, the waning phase was ideal for banishing meditation and divination. The new Moon was not to be used for anything.. a time of rest and reflection.

The Moon is a powerful symbol in the sacred tarot also. The moon stands for deceit, occult forces or psychic ability, and can also indicate secrets or hidden facts which are coming forward or overcoming one's own problems by using one's own innate psychic abilities.

In astrology, the moon also has a strong impact on the other signs in which one was born.

In some societies the stages of the moon are taken into account during planting and harvesting of crops, In our own western society this was so up to perhaps 60 years ago! Perhaps something that we should consider exploring again.


Although we usually know generally speaking what phase the moon is in at any particular time, what we don't always realise is how much we are influenced by the powers of lunar energies and how they affect our lives.

In the pagan calendar (which is both Wiccan and Celtic) not only are the eights Sabbats and holy days of worship acknowledged but also with the Wheel of the Seasons and 13 full moon phases, one every 28 1/4 days.

Moon Cycle Stages

Moon stage Uses Explanation
waxing moon fertility magic, health magic, planting herbs, new beginnings. the waxing moon goes from black (new) to full. As the moon grows, she will have a magnetic pull on all things, and will strengthen their energies.
waning moon undoing magic, ongoing magic, banishing, backing away, separations and eliminations, reconstructions. Best time to gather herbs and flowers the waning moon is from full to black (new) this is the time for ending relationships with unwanted partners or situations. This is the time for the inward journey of self and preparing for rebirth
Full moon high tide of psychic powers and abilities, perception and divinations. Helpful time in all types of magic and where power is needed most. this is a powerful time where energy is in abundance. Magical rites are amplified as energy is in its zenith. Formal magic works best in a seven-day cycle Around the full moon, three days before the night of the full moon, and three days afterwards.
Black (new) moon no magic should be performed on a new moon. This is the time of rest. this is a powerful and still time, we respect the moon's cycle and the power she instilled by resting on the black moon

Each full moon has a traditional title in both the Wiccan and the Celtic calendar.

Month Celtic moon Wiccan moon phase
January quiet moon Wolf moon dark half Moon
February moon of ice storm moon dark half Moon
March moon of winds chaste moon dark half Moon
April growing moon seed moon light half Moon
May bright moon hare moon light half Moon
June moon of horses dyad moon light half Moon
July moon of claiming mead moon light half Moon
August moon of dispute wyrt moon light half Moon
September singing Moon barley moon light half Moon
October harvest Moon blue moon dark half Moon
November dark moon snow moon dark half Moon
December cold moon oak moon dark half Moon

Went two full moons occur in the same month, the second moon is called a ' blue Moon'

Witches Bottle 3

Again this is not my spell, but I did do this one. I can not say I had great luck with it but I am going to try it again when I can give it more time and concentration. I must say it was interesting gathering the ingredients for performing it. Wishing you Blessings as you perform this ritual/spell. So Mote it Be.

A witches’ bottle is an ancient protection spell of great power. This is my version. I would recommend that anyone who is pursuing a magickal path make one to protect against any thought-forms, entities, spirits, demons, or simply negative energies that are bound to be encountered along the way. After charging, the bottle becomes an energetic trap for any force that intends to cause you harm. It is aligned to your energy-field through the use of your own DNA as well as symbolic powers that imprison and then transform harmful energy into something useful.

Items Used:
a small to medium sized jar or bottle (a large spice bottle works well)
sage, or other purifying herb such as rosemary
a black candle
sea salt
parchment paper (or other “nice” stationary)
dragon’s blood ink
rusty nails, broken glass, needles, other sharp objects
dead bugs, some of your favorite food nicely molding, other “gross” things
some of your hair, finger or toenail clippings
some of your semen or menstrual blood
some of your urine
a handful of earth, or potting soil
a black cotton cloth

Perform this spell alone at night. On a night before the dark moon (women will need to adjust the timing to coincide with their menstrual cycle) gather your items together to perform this spell. Ground and center. Mark a circle on the ground around you with the sea salt, moving clockwise beginning and ending in the North. Burn your herb as an incense and allow the smoke to waft over you and your area. Hold the bottle over the smoke and make sure that some gets inside it. Light the black candle saying:

“From the darkness I conjure light
from the light I summon force,
from the force I invoke the power
to trap that which intends me harm.”

On the parchment write the following with Dragon’s Blood Ink:

Your full name (your magickal name will do if you identify with it.)
Your birthdate. (Month, day, year, and time if possible)
The symbol for your astrological sun, moon, and rising signs.
Any other symbol that you feel represents the real “you”.

Now smear some of your semen or menstrual blood onto the paper. Draw a circle around the whole thing and draw a pentagram over it, feeling that to do so is an act of power; that when the star is completed you have erected a field of protection around you. Roll up the parchment and place inside the bottle.

Now begin to fill the bottle with the other items: your hair and clippings, nails, glass, bugs, etc. You will want to fill the bottle about halfway. Say:

“Insects from beneath a rock,
needles, nails rusting fast,,
Keep all harm inside and locked,
within this dungeon made of glass.”

Now fill the jar as far as possible with your urine, which is from your body in the act of release. This will provide a link for the energy to follow into the jar and remain. Add the handful of earth, feeling it’s connection to the planet and it’s ability to transform waste into fertility. Add three pinches of sea salt to the mixture. Cork the bottle or attach the lid and seal the edges with drippings from the black candle. Hold the bottle in both hands before you and in front of the candlelight so that the light shines through the bottle. Feel the power of the candle permeate your bottle, charging it with power and purpose. Say:

“I charge you, bottle, to trap all harm.
Keep me safe away from danger.
Inside darkness calls to darkness,
to be carried below
into the grave.”

Take three deep breaths and exhale all your stress, worry, doubt fear, pain, etc. into the bottle. On the last breath “hear” the power in your breath ring and resonate with the bottle. Wrap the bottle carefully in the black cloth and open your circle in the normal way. Go outside to bury the bottle in a place where it will not be disturbed. Should the bottle ever be disturbed or broken, rest assured that the negativity will not then return to you as it has already been neutralized by the salt and the handful of earth, but the bottle will cease functioning. If you end up burying it in a place that you cannot check up on its well-being, you then may want to perform this spell at different intervals, perhaps once a year on a certain date. This of course is up to you.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ritual for Mental Clarity 2

Items you will need: A quiet place

What to do: Find a quiet place and set your books or materials you need to study up. Sit down and relax. Start to take deep, slow, steady breaths. Focus on taking deep, slow, steady breaths for a few minutes. After this visualize the very Air around you start to shimmer with light. As you breathe these deep, slow, steady breaths visualize that you also bring in this shimmering Air into your lungs and throughout your body. Keep breathing until your very being is shimmering with the same light. When you are finished open your eyes and start reviewing your materials confident that you are completely focused.

 by LordDarkWolf of the coven Dark Moon's Light

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ritual for Mental Clarity

Sometimes in the midst of a situation, our emotions take over and we cannot make good decisions. To rediscover your mental clarity, gather together cinnamon incense for good luck, clarity, and communication; a bowl of water; a white candle; and a small black candle. Light the cinnamon incense and breathe in its spicy smell. Hold the bowl of water and pour all of your emotions into it. Let your feelings flow. Light the black candle so the light is reflected into the bowl and say, “Banish the bad, the ugly, and the distracting,” three times. Then light the white candle on the opposite side of the bowl and say, “In this light all good remain,” three times. Breathe deeply until all the negativity flows into the black candle. Let it burn completely away. Pour the water out into Mother Earth and bury the remains of the black candle there. Keep the white candle and burn it when you need clear thinking. When the white candle is nearly gone, transfer the good feelings into another candle.

This post was written by Gail Wood on October 02, 2009
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Ritual for Enhancing Your Divination Tools and Abilities

Another ritual from my 'draft folder', and again I do not know where I found this at but I really like it. Plan on doing this as soon as possible. When I do I will add a note to let you all know how it went. Blessings.

Spread out patterned cloth of purple, white, and green, and on it place a white candle for clarity and purity of purpose and a purple candle for enhancing mental acuity and psychic powers. Mix together nutmeg with sage to promote psychic ability and clear, pure thought, and place a small dish of the herbs on the cloth. In the center, place your divination tools. Include any deities and symbols important to you, or that you want to connect to your divination work. Begin by humming a long single tone while envisioning a clear white light around the cloth. Light the candles, calling in the spirits that you wish to witness this blessing. Pick up your divination tool and hold it to your heart. Cast your awareness to your feet, and envision the energy of the Earth coming up through your feet, through your body to your heart. Envision this Earth energy now mingled with yours, coming out through your heart and into your tool. Feel this energy surround your hands and the tool and quietly allow the energy to permeate them. Place the tool in the herbs and cover it while visualizing clarity, purity of purpose, and psychic knowledge and wisdom. Next, pass the tool over the purple candle and envision the tool opening and communicating deep wisdom. Then pass the tool over the white candle while envisioning purity and clarity. Hold the tools to your heart again, breathing deeply, to create a vital connection with you. When you are finished, extinguish the candles. Wrap the tool in the cloth, place it on top of the dish of herbs, and leave it on your altar for three days. After that, unwrap it and use the tool with honor, wisdom, and deep knowledge

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Spell for A Clear Decision

  Light an orange candle sprinkled with rosemary or lobelia, and have an Emperor tarot image on hand. Visualize your ability to, piece by piece, discern and prioritize the mental jumble intended to bring a wise decision. Rid yourself of the thoughts that are obviously unimportant, keep those you know are relevant, and visualize a “holding bin” for those thoughts that need more research. After researching and deciding to keep or discard the “holding bin” thoughts, begin to delve into the “keep” thoughts. See yourself easily assimilating and prioritizing these pieces of information, just as the pieces of a puzzle form a picture. A decision is easily reached without later regret. Know you can repeat this learned ability at any time in the future.

Note: A Capricorn Moon provides focus and the ability to push away everything that is not relevant when making a decision of great importance so you may wish to do this when the moon is in Capricorn.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Banishing Poverty with Knot Binding Spell

Throwing Out Poverty

To rid your home of poverty, stand in the middle of your home, in the early morning, holding a black cord in your hands.

Face compass North and say as you tie a square knot:

"I knot you knot."

Face East and say as you tie a square knot:

"I bind you bound."

Face South and say as you tie a square knot:

"All house bound poverty,"

Face West and say as you tie a square knot:

"Tied and gone."

Take the knotted cord and get rid of it, as far away from your home as possible. Upon your return, begin a day's work of cleaning to help remove any residual negative energy.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Gay Spirit Invocation

Another dusty draft from my 'draft folder' and again I did not note the author or even where I found this. I hope all of you enjoy this as much as I did and join me in giving out to the universe a hearty 'Thank You' to the real author.

From the Lavender Lands, and the space in between,
From the cracks in the world, in the order of things,
We summon the Queer Ones, the fount of our love,
To rise from below and descend from above,
To bridge now the gap that exists in our hearts,
To heal the pain that has torn us apart.
Bring us your laughter and lend us your song.
Join in the struggle endured for so long,
That we now might taste of the water of life,
And be free from the curse that has caused us such strife.
Let us remember our power and place
Of our home from the stars, in the sweet ones embrace,
To reclaim now the ancient blessing once given,
from the Goddess of Earth, the Goddess of Heaven:
For ours is the wisdom of moon and of earth,
We stand at the gate between death and of birth.
As the fathers of beauty, as the mothers of souls,
we are healers of spirit, and we walk between worlds.

Pagan Full Moon Names

Neo Pagan
January: Ice Moon July: Rose Moon
February: Snow Moon August: Lightening Moon
March: Death Moon September: Harvest Moon
April: Awakening Moon October: Blood Moon
May: Grass Moon November: Tree Moon
June: Planting Moon December: Long Night Moon Naming The Full Moon
Each full moon holds a little extra special meaning to those who work with magik. It represents the universe in brilliant glory, wholeness or completeness. A wonderful time to work on your own personal spiritual lessons, growth and enlightenment. But as with each phase of the moon, each cycle of the full moon also contains it's own special energy. Aligning your intentions with these energies can also enhance your magikal work.

Ages ago, cultures around the world kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. Today we have the advantage of aligning our energies with the cultures we're drawn to, or to the perspective our tradition follows. So if you're of a European tradition, or Norse or Native American tradition; you can pick and choose the name set that you feel most connected to.

There are many reasons for different name sets. Cultures, regions of the world, differences in weather, the timing of seasonal changes (such as winter arriving earlier in the north than in the south) and so on.

While names from the Farmer's Almanac were largely in use in England and the Celtic lands, these are not the only names in use in those areas.

Many people think all Native Americans followed the same traditions and implemented the same names and significance across the board to aspects of life. While there is a large similarity between American tribes and nations, they are not all the same. The Cherokee Nation held different names in part because they governed over the lands of the south from what we know as Virginia south to Florida.

While you're doing your own research you might find additional name sets. Try to verify the source of those sets, were they used in a specific region or Kingdom, perhaps they were used in the north, while you might find other sets used in the same culture in the south. Were they Druidic vs. Shamanistic? Or were they influenced by pantheons or altered by other religions that invaded a land and began a conversion. All these events will have an affect on cultural names.

The following is a list of a few of these cultural name sets. I'll try to add more as I come across them during research. This by no means is meant to be an inclusive list.

Thomas's Old Farmers Almanac (founded in 1792).
The almanac is largely based on Europeans who came to the Americas and settled in the colonies. These names were widely used in Scotland, Ireland, England, France and most of their territories.
The Deborean Clan
The Deborean Clan is a combination of Celtic and Cherokee cultures. This name set merged names from these two cultures together either by influence or out of a desire to represent both spiritual perspectives. No one is sure when this name set was established, but it's fair to assume it began around the time the Clan itself was established between 1780 and 1800.
The Wiccan Tradition
It's fair to say that Gerald Gardner based his name set on a variety of sources. Wicca itself is a culmination of his previous participations with many craft traditions such as the Fellowship of Crotona, Ordo Temli Orientis and even the Golden Dawn had it's influence on his creation.
The Algonquin Tribes
The Native American nations from New England on west to Lake Superior had their list of full moon names.


Thomas's Old Farmers Almanac - circa 1792
January ~ Hunger moon
During this month the wolves once roamed the countryside, thus suggesting the name wolf moon. In cold and temperate climates of the Northern Hemisphere, it was difficult to find food during January, thus the name hunger moon. This is a good time for planning your year from a spiritual perspective. What do you want to accomplish this year. What do you "hunger" for? Set some goals and plan how to achieve them.

February ~ Snow moon
In certain parts of the world, snow is usually the deepest in this month, thus the name snow moon. This is a good time to focus your magik on home, hearth and family.

March ~ Sap or worm moon
Because sap rises in March, this full moon is called the sap moon. The ground softens during this month, and worms begin to burrow out of the ground, thus the name worm moon. This is a good time for healing magik. Think of the sap as the blood running through your veins carrying health and healing.

April ~ Pink moon
Many flowers turn pink and bloom in April, thus the name pink moon. This is a good time for working on potential relationships, or heading off problems in an existing one.

May ~ Flower moon
Because many flowers bloom in May, after the April downpours, May's moon is called the flower moon. This is a good time for working on commitments, both in spirit and love.

June ~ Rose moon
Because strawberries bloom in June, this month's moon is the strawberry moon. Also, the French call this moon la lune rose, which translates into English as "the rose moon." This is a good time for taking stock of the year. It's the mid-way point, so review what you've accomplished and what's left to do. Hopefully you'll find reasons for a celebration and put those strawberries and roses to good use.

July ~ Buck moon
Bucks (moose & deer) grow their first antlers during this month, thus the name buck moon. This is a very masculine moon, so it's a good time to work on the physical things in your life. Either physical in body, or things that some physical attention, like fixing the loose handle on the kitchen drawer.

August ~ Sturgeon moon
Because it is sturgeon season in certain parts of the world in August, its moon is called the sturgeon moon. This is the month to give thanks. Not only to the Great Spirit, but to yourself too. So set this moon aside for pampering yourself and your family. Your magikal night can begin with a relaxing meditation and a personal reading for yourself.

September ~ Corn moon
Native Americans began to harvest their crops during this month every year (this full moon occurs late in August and is called the harvest moon). If the full moon occurs earlier in September, it is called the corn moon because the corn crop is ready for picking at that time. A good time clean and clear up the issues of life. A ritual for healing old wounds, emotional and physical, forgiving transgressors and yourself. A "letting go" time. Your harvesting the abundance of your soul and your growth, so get rid of that old stuff and make room for the new enlightened you!

October ~ Hunter's moon
The hunting season begins in October, thus the name hunter's moon. This is a good time to align yourself with nature and conducting magikal rituals concerning animal issues, such as finding your personal animal guide, totem or relating to your birth totem.

November ~ Beaver moon
Beaver traps were once set in this month to catch enough beaver to make warm clothing for the upcoming winter. A wonderful time for setting protection and protecting yourself from those 'cold' winds that try to interfere with your personal spiritual evolution.

December ~ Cold moon
The approach of cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere gives this month's full moon its name. Once again a wonderful moon for turning your attention to home, especially ritual space.


The Deborean Clan - circa 1780-1800
January ~ Wolf Moon
The Wolf is the embodiment of the GreatSpirits to Deboreans. The year starts with the outlook of taking the first step of the year on the right path of spirit and along side the wolf.

February ~ Snow Moon
In the south eastern portion of the U.S., February is often the snowiest month. It's often seen as a time to snuggle together around the hearth and share stories, enlightenment and togetherness.

March ~ Worm Moon
The world begins to thaw and the ground is cultivated by the return of the worm in the ground. The birds return and feast the bounty of the early spring.

April ~ Rain Moon
The early spring rains awaken the plants and trees. And bringing forth the renewed life of nature and spirit.

May ~ Flower Moon
The world explodes in color, showing the beauty of the GreatSpirits and the natural world around us.

June ~ Strawberry Moon
The gardens are bursting with berries. Letting us know life is full of sweet flavor.

July ~ Deer Moon
Moose are extremely rare in the south-eastern U.S. Perhaps for this reason the early Deboreans call this the Deer Moon, instead of the Buck Moon as mentioned in the Almanac. It's the sign of building and repairing one's life, home and spirit.

August ~ Fish Moon
Another diversion from the Almanac, instead of sturgeon moon this month is called the Fish Moon. Rivers and lakes are filled with schools of fish, providing nourishment to body and soul.

September ~ Fruit Moon
The early fall is associated with the harvest of orchards in the south-east. Occurring along side Mabon, the 2nd of the harvest festivals it is a time to collect the berries and tree fruits and prepare them for the long cold winter months. It is the sign to prepare life and the soul during the waning year or the end of the cycle of life.

October ~ Harvest Moon
The harvest of gardens and fields are in full swing under the Harvest Moon. A special orange glow illuminates this moon just as the trees decorate the world with beautiful fall color. Lending a reminder to take stock of one's winter pantry, life and spirit as the cold winter makes it's way into the year.

November ~ Hunter's Moon
Early Deboreans supplemented their harvest stores with meat from forest animals during this month. Ensuring their families were well prepared for the barren months of winter.

December ~ Cold Moon
In the south-east, December is the first of the wintry cold months. The fires are blazing day and night, and the warmth of family and friends are kept close at hand. Reminding us all that we are not alone as the year comes to a close.


The Wiccan Tradition - circa 1953-1956
January ~ Cold Moon
February ~ Quickening Moon
March ~ Storm Moon
April ~ Wind Moon
May ~ Flower Moon
June ~ Sun Moon
July ~ Blessing Moon
August ~ Corn Moon
September ~ Harvest Moon
October ~ Blood Moon
November ~ Mourning Moon
December ~ Long Nights Moon


The Algonquin Tribes - circa 1400-1450
January ~ Full Wolf Moon
Amid the zero cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. It was also known as the Old Moon or the moon after Yule. In some tribes this was the Full Snow Moon; most applied that name to the next moon.

February ~ Full Snow Moon
Usually the heaviest snows fall in this month. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some tribes this was the Full Hunger Moon.

March ~ Full Worm Moon
In this month the ground softens and the earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter, or the Full Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation.

April ~ Full Pink Moon
The grass pink or wild ground phlox is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and -- among coastal tribes -- the Full Fish Moon, when the shad came upstream to spawn. This is also the Paschal Full Moon; the first full Moon of the spring season. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday.

May~ Full Flower Moon
Flowers are abundant everywhere. It was also known as the Full Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

June~ Full Strawberry Moon
Known to every Algonquin tribe. Europeans called it the Rose Moon.

July~ Full Buck Moon,
When the new antlers of buck deer push out from their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, thunderstorms being now most frequent. Sometimes this is also called the Full Hay Moon.

August~ Full Sturgeon Moon.
When this large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water like Lake Champlain is most readily caught. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because the moon rises looking reddish through sultry haze, or the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

September~ Full Corn Moon
Sometimes also called the Fruit Moon; such monikers were used for a full moon that occurs during the first week of September, so as to keep the Harvest Moon from coming too early in the calendar.

October~ Full Harvest Moon
Traditionally, this designation goes to the full moon that occurs closest to the Autumnal (fall) Equinox. At the peak of the harvest, farmers can work into the night by the light of this moon. Usually the full moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice -- the chief Indian staples -- are now ready for gathering.

November~ Full Beaver Moon
Now it is time to set beaver traps before the swamps freeze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Beaver Full Moon come from the fact that the beavers are now active in their preparation for winter. This is also called the Frosty Moon, and as this is also the next full moon after the Harvest Moon, it can also be referred to as the Hunters' Moon. With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it is time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can ride over the stubble, and can more easily see the fox, also other animals, which have come out to glean and can be caught for a thanksgiving banquet after the harvest.

December~ Full Cold Moon
December is usually considered the month that the winter cold begins to fasten its grip.

More Full Moon Names:

January: Wolf Moon, Moon After Yule, or Old Moon

February: Ice Moon, Snow Moon or Hunger Moon

March: Storm Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, or Lenten Moon

April: Growing Moon, Grass Moon or Egg Moon

May: Hare Moon, Milk Moon or Planting Moon

June: Mead Moon, Rose Moon, Flower Moon, or Strawberry Moon

July: Thunder Moon or Hay Moon

August: Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, or simply Corn Moon

September: Fruit Moon or Harvest Moon

October: Harvest Moon, Blood Moon or Hunter’s Moon

November: Hunter’s Moon, Beaver Moon, Frosty Moon, or Snow Moon

December: Cold Moon, Moon Before Yule or Long Night Moon


Friday, February 3, 2012

Circle Invocation

I did not write this, and I don't know or remember where I found it. Again it has been sitting, along with so many others in my 'draft folder' of things I wanted to save. I hope all of you enjoy and say a prayer of thanks to the real author. Blessings.

By Forest dark and standing stone,
By rushing wind and life's first breath,
By flame that burns the flesh to bone,
By ancient sea, the land of death...

By the Mother and Her Son
Is the circle made and done
Descend the light of Moon and Sun
Our Holy Rite has now begun.

My blade has cast the circle round,
with razor's edge and bluest flame,
from earth to heavens, sky to ground,
the power comes that has no name.

We summon forth the faery hounds,
From Outer Darkness now draw near,
to prowl beyond the circle's bounds,
And put intruder's hearts in fear.

Between the worlds of flesh and Fae,
we touch the Source and form the weave,
a ward to keep the worlds at bay,
that none may enter; none may leave.

This holy ground now lies between
The realm of Gods and mortal men,
By human eye cannot be seen
the faery sight alive within.

As above and so below,
enveloped in a cobalt flame,
the stars that shine, the stones that know,
within we speak Her sacred name.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Money Spell

Another spell from my 'draft folder', again has been sitting there for over two years. A universal thanks to the author for it. I know we can all use a little extra cash once in awhile and this seems like a good spell to bring some into yours. May good fortune smile on you as you perform this spell. So Mote it Be.

Items Used:
Green Candle
“Earthy” incense, such as sandalwood, cedar, or patchouly.
A toothpick or another sharp item to etch on a candle.

Breathe deep. Holding the candle in your hands begin to focus on your goal. “See” it as if it has already happened. Take your time with this. Allow the feeling-sense of the goal to permeate you as you will it into the candle. Imagine that the candle is now glowing and throbbing with the power of your goal. It is just waiting to be released into the universe by burning.

Place the candle in a holder and take three deep breaths. Notice the silence at the end of your breaths, how it is the primal state of being, the backdrop upon which everything else is created. Before the time of creation was the Void. Allow yourself to “tune-into” that Void now, invoking the primal state that contains all possibility. Imagine that your breath is infused with the potential that is present in all of possibility, manifest and unmanifest.

With your attention still tuned towards your goal, light the candle and say:

“By the light of candle bright,
by the breath of dark abyss,
I call abundance now to come,
And revel with me now in bliss.”

Know that as the candle burns, the potential that you have placed within it is now transforming into something more real. Being transformed visibly into light and heat, and invisibly into manifestation, the energy of your goal is sent into the universe where it will plant the seeds that will sprout and grow into your magickal goal. Allow the candle to burn all the way down. If you cast a circle you may disperse it before the candle has burned out or afterwards, it is entirely up to your intuition. When the candle is burned out you may wish to keep the remains (if any) as a reminder of your rite until it is manifested. This too is up to you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Grab Bag of Spells for Jobs and Success

Allspice, cinnamon, sage, dill, from kitchen cupboard of grocery shop and mix with base oil -
olive oil is fine. Warm leaves overnight strain through a tea strainer if you wish or just use

Before you go to your job interview, you will need a green candle, a banknote,
and a paperclip. Light the candle and show both sides of the banknote to the flame.
Fasten the note to the back of a photograph of yourself. Blow out the candle.
Carry your photo, with the note attached, in your handbag or wallet during your interview.

Write on a green candle the kind of job you want and burn the candle saying:
"To do for me this deed, bring to me this Job I need" And let the candle burn out.

This spell should be used only after you have submitted your resume or application.
With a pin or sharp knife, write the name of the company(s) you want to work for on the
side of a large green candle. On a red candle, you need to carve the victory rune
(Tiwaz, it looks like an arrow, pointing up) and your full name. Burn both candles for
30 minutes on Thursday after the sun sets, while visualizing yourself getting the kind
of job you want. At the end of the 30 minutes, snuff the candles (do not blow them out).
Burn them each Thursday after that for 15 minutes until they burn out, or until you get the job.
Dispose of the candles and leave a small bowl of milk outside overnight as an offering. SPELL FOR FINDING A JOB
Herbal charms kept in your purse or pocket are good ways to carary magick with you to
interviews. Sprinkle a little sage, lavendar, dill, basil, and parsley into a green cloth and add
a tiger's eye chip. Tie it with a gold ribbon. Carry this to bring prosperity while radiating
wisdom and knowledge.

Begin on Sunday.
Light a Gold or Yellow colored candle and speak the following spell:
"A Good Job Awaits me I Know
For Thine Brilliant Light Scans and searches A Place for Me
A Good Job Awaits Me For Thine Goodness is Great
My Faith in Thee is complete A Good Job waits for Me."
Speak this spell three times. Perform ritual every day until employment is found.
*Instead of "good job," maybe it would help to personalize it and change the words to
"record deal," or something else that appeals to you. SPELL TO SHINE AT AN INTERVIEW
Draw a topaz though a flame of a yellow candle and say over it:
"Find me to be compatible in all ways"
Carry or wear the topaz and expect good fortune to follow! JOB SPELL
Before going to the interview place three grains of salt in a handkerchief
and put it in your pocket. When you get to the place of employment, wait until your
alone or the interviewer is somehow distracted. Then throw the salt into the north
corner of the room. Within three days you will have the job. GET A JOB SPELL
If you are looking for a job, the night before, take a bath/shower with some rosemary
decoction to give yourself that little something extra in the eyes of the interviewer.
Light a green candle and chant
"Aura of Green, be bright this night,
bring to me prosperity bright!"
for as long as you wish with the aim of the job in mind. This is best begun on the night of
the New Moon: Use an astral candle for yourself - your color. A brown candle for the job
itself. A green candle for prosperity. Burn a prosperity incense and anoint the candles with
a prosperity oil - I would use cinnamon. Anoint from wick to end. These candles should be
in a safe place, they have to burn out entirely. Place the brown candle in the center, the
green on the right, and the astral on the left. Light the astral:
I ask for change that is my right,
open the way, clear my sight.
Light the green:
Good luck is mine and prosperity,
help me Great Ones, come to me.
Light the brown :
Opportunity, work, rewards I see,
And as I will So Mote it Be.
Say the above as you light the candles. Leave these to burn out completely and dispose
of the wax afterwards. Each night, for a week, or until the candle is used up, light a
second brown candle for 9 minutes while meditating and gaining balance in preparation
for the job and the good to come. During this time period, actively seek a job.
Listen to your intuition and follow up on all leads.

You need a candle to represent the need, a card to represent yourself,
4 cards to represent your need. Light the candle.
Lay the card that represent you on the altar and say:
"May this card represent thee"
Pick up the rest of the cards and say:
"As I place these cards at the quarters shall my need be seen"
Lay the cards at the quarters as you go say the card's name and the need. Then say:
Fulfill my need as quick as can be
by the power of three bring the (need) to me, so mote it be"

Items you'll need:
Black 7 day candle, Water, saucer, paper.
Fill your saucer slightly with some water. On a piece of paper write the things you most
desire, (like love, money, a job..) Fold that up and put it on the saucer (yes, in the water)
Now put your 7 day candle on top of the paper and light it.
Each night before you go to sleep visualize your desires being obtained.
On the seventh day, snuff out the candle and dispose of it by getting it away from your property.
This spell can be customized by using different colored candles, pink or red for love, purple for
spirituality, and so on. The black candle is used for "breaking through" those
obstacles that are preventing you from your desires.

This is something that can be done, alone, on a walk in the countryside, with no extra
magical 'tools' or paraphenalia. It is simple magic and down to earth paganism. It can be
applied for any need, but is particularly suitable for 'earthy' needs, such as money, housing, jobs, healing.
Take one stone, and speak (or 'think') into it your need. Place the stone firmly on the ground.
Take another and repeat, until you have a fair sized mound, or Cairn. As each stone is placed,
imagine that the magic is building and that your need is getting nearer to being met.
If you have no stones, you can still do this with imaginary stones, or pebbles, or whatever
else seems right at the particular moment.A MAGIC CHARM TO SECURE EMPLOYMENT
Take a green handkerchief or a piece of green cloth roughly that size, lay it flat with
one of the corners facing you. Place upon it 3 cardamom seed, a bay leaf and a sprig
rosemary (or 1 tsp. of dried herb). These herbs surround you in self-confidence and attract energy.
Cardamom sweetens your personality and brings out your natural eloquence.
Bay leaves are symbols of success and triumph.
Rosemary is a herb of achievement and mental alertness.
Tie the corners together with a length of string, so that you have a little bundle of herbs.
Before each interview, hold this bundle and visualize yourself walking into the interview room,
radiating confidence imagine yourself being in a position to pick and chose jobs at will.
Carry this to your job interviews. And accept that any rejection is a sign from the universe
that the job was not right for you.

You will need: A green candle A purple candle
A talisman with your religious symbol (pentacle, cross, star of David, etc)
Place a green candle on one side of a room. Place a purple candle on the other side.
Now, light the purple candle. With your religious talisman hanging from a chain or
string (to be worn as a necklace) dangling from your right hand, pick up the purple (lit)
candle with your right hand. Now walk in a straight line across the room directly
to the green candle. Using the purple one, light the green candle.
Set down the candle so they sit next to each other. Chant,
"I walk forth without doubt and fear,
And success draws me near."
Lay the necklace in front of it and meditate for awhile on the success you need.
Let the candles burn themselves down, and wear the necklace whenever you wish
success you follow you. When you walk through a door to job interviews, auditions,
or anywhere you need success, imagine how you walked in a straight line in your
ritual, and consciously make an effort to do the same when passing through the door.