Morning Ritual To Get Back In Touch With The Elements

Morning Ritual

This ritual can be used to get back in touch with the elements. Have a representation of each element around you.

Go outside if possible, face North and say:

“Good morning Spirits of the North.
I am successful
The cornucopia showers blessings into my life.”
 

Stand for a moment and let the energy of the Earth pour into your body and soul.

Turn to the East and say:

“Good morning Spirits of the East
I am creative
I am the spirit of the wind
My mind soars to other realms and back again.”
 

Turn to the South and say:

“Good morning Spirits of the South
I am passionate
I am the glow of the flame and lava
I magnetize and inflame the senses as I heal.”
 

Turn to the West and say:

“Good morning Spirits of the West.
I am beautiful
My blood contains the tears of the Mother
I am joy and hidden depths transcend from the Moon.
 

Look to the Sky and say:

“Good morning Spirits of Spirit I am balance
My body, mind, and spirits are in harmony
I stand in the center of my web, weaving.
Good morning Lord and Lady
I am your son/daughter/child
Guide me and guard me throughout this and every day.”
Blessed Be!
 

Stand for a moment and feel yourself coming to a place of balance. When you are ready salute and begin your day. You don’t need to cast a circle and this takes about 10 minutes.

Making A Moon Altar

Making A Moon Altar

 

1.   Outdoors, use a rock or a table and on it either set a silver tray or make a circle with white stones, shells or clear glass nuggets. Thirteen stones for the 13 moons is most symbolic unless you are superstitious, in which case use nine (for the three by three of the triple moon goddess).

2.   Set the stone circle anticlockwise if following moon lore or keep to the normal clockwise direction if you prefer.

3.   If you are using an indoor altar, place a white or natural beeswax candle at the four main direction points. If you decide to work outdoors,  you can use small, glass enclosed white night lights that will not blow out in the wind or you can rely on the moonlight.

4.  In the center of the altar place a dish of moon water (in beach rituals you can collect sea water, the water ruled by the moon).

5.   Circle this bowl with moonstones of white shells (13 or nine), creating an inner circle.

6.   Position a moon incense to the right of the dish of water as you face west, still within the moonstone inner circle.

7.   You will also need a metal or ceramic oil burner with a night light underneath it to the left of the water bowl with the middle circle as you face west.

8.   You can enclose just the bowl in a third even smaller circle of three small white stones, shells or moonstones, thus giving one circle for each phase of the moon.

9.  The bowl of water will act as the medium for raising the power.

10.  If you have a willow wand (or a pointed twig willow twig), lay this directly in front of the bowl with the tip facing west (outside the innermost circle if you make one).

 

The Phases of the Moon In Magick

The Phases of the Moon In Magick

 

The different phases of the moon offer differing energies that can help not only the timing of a spell, but add power to strengthen a wish (waxing) or can or banish sorrow or bad luck (waning).

The full moon is the most powerful force of all for change and for action. You can follow the different moon phases in the weather section of the paper or a diary or here on this site. But what you see in the sky and what you feel are always your best guides to using moon energies in spell casting. The best way to follow the monthly journey of the moon is to watch her in the sky, not just for one month but for several. Each day in your Book of Shadows write just a line or two on the way you feel and over the months you may detect a pattern that explains hitherto seemingly random mood patterns and energy flows. Even in town you can use building as markers and will not slight variations in position on ensuing months, because of the moon’s irregular path.

Men as well as women are affected by the moon, emotionally and perhaps also physically. If we can tune in with the ebbs and flows then we become more harmonious and able to use natural energy surges as the moon waxes and not try to force ourselves more than necessary or to take risks when the moon is waning.

There are many ways of dividing the moon cycle. In magick there are three main divisions: the waxing or increasing period, the time of the full moon and the waning period. The waxing period is usually calculated from the crescent moon to the night before the full moon. The time of the full moon is calculated as anything from the second the moon becomes full (by purists), the day of the full moon and the period until the next day or even the week of the full moon. the waning period extends until the moon disappears from the sky. The intervening two and a half to three days are called the dark of the moon and while this generally is not used for magick, it is a powerful period for divination and meditation and for allowing the seeds of the future to grow.

The triple divisions accord with the Maiden, Mother and Wise Woman mythology.

Other practitioners have the dual waxing and waning periods with the full moon in the center as the waxing reaches a climax of power.

 

 

Moon Associations For Magick

Moon Associations For Magick

 

There are the general associations given for moon work but there are variations in different traditions.

Element:   Water

Color:   Silver or white

Day of the week:   Monday

Metal:   Silver

Crystals:  Opal (unpolished green or pink ones are very cheap), moonstone, mother of pearl, pearl, selenite, white or pearly sea shells, especially double ones

Animals/birds:   Bat, heron, moth, owl, snake, wolf

Herbs, incenses and oils:   Jasmine, lemon, lemon balm, lotus, mimosa, myrrh, poppy, wintergreen

Flowers:   Any with small white flowers or which are especially fragrant at night

Trees:   Alder, eucalyptus, mimosa, willow

Archangel:   Gabriel

Use moon magick for:    Spells concerning the home and family matters, especially the mother, children and animals. Its prime focus is fertility and it rules over all the ebbs and flows of the human body, mind and psyche. The moon will provide protection, especially while traveling and will aid psychic development, clairvoyance and meaningful dreams. It is potent for all sea and gardening rituals and for herb magick and healing – as well as for keeping secrets.

Answering Machine Love Magick (Snow Moon)

Answering Machine Love Magick

(Snow Moon)

 

Express your love with this spell tonight.

You will need a phone with voice mail or a phone answering machine.

Tonight call the one you love. Just before you dial the phone number say three times:

“May this message of love touch the heart of my beloved.”

Now, leave a special message of love on the phone machine. Tell him or her your loving thoughts and express your feelings. Also leave romantic instructions as to exactly what you want your lover to do for you tonight, and what you are going to do for him or her. If you have called your own home, make sure your mate isn’t home. Then go home, and watch your lover’s face as he or she listens to your message. Again express your feelings to your lover, faced to face, and enjoy a romantic, loving evening together. If you prefer, you can do this spell with e-mail instead of an answering machine.

 

 

Starlight, Star Bright Spell (Snow Moon)

Starlight, Star Bright Spell

(Snow Moon)

 

Cast this spell to fill yourself with bright star power.

At midnight, look your window or doorway at the stars for a few minutes. Then draw a magick circle and call in the elements. Light a white candle, dedicating it to the stars. Say:

Starlight, Star bright, you are the star I see tonight
 I wish I may, I wish I might, be forever divine starlight.
 

Now inhale deeply and imagine a burst of starlight filling your lungs. Holding your breath causes the light to expand and move throughout your body. When you exhale, any negative feelings and thoughts are released through your breath.

Imagine you are a star whose light keeps growing brighter and brighter. You are a beacon in the night sky, shining as an example for all to see. You are making every effort to be the person you purport to be. Your ideal and real are continually moving closer to being one.

When you are done, bid farewell to the elements, pull up the circle, and allow the candle to burn down safely.

Lunar Influences

Lunar Influences


New Moon  – marks the beginning or ritual works which is positive in  nature and the beginning of growth.
Full Moon  – marks the peak of power. All things are focused and Concentrated.
Waning Moon  – marks negative and destructive energies.
Aries, Leo, Sag. – The moon in these signs accents rituals of love or  friendship.
Taurus, Virgo, Cap. – The moon in these signs accents rituals of astral dealing  and Spirit workings.
Cancer, Scorpio, – The moon in these signs accents rituals, which involve  subconscious
Pisces – workings and psychic attack.

The Witches Magick for November 28th – Full Moon Divination Spell

Full Moon Divination Spell

The purpose of this spell is to find an answer to any question that has been weighing on your mind. To divine the future.

Materials:

A full moon.

Casting:

During a full moon, make a circle using the thumb and index finger of the hand you use for casting a circle. Center the full moon within the circle.

Chant:

“Good moon, Round moon
Full moon near:
Let the Future
Now Appear.”

Concentrate on the moon and ask a question. The answer will come.

 

Lunar Phase and Candle Colors

Lunar Phase and Candle Colors

New Moon

Black Candle

Attunement

You cannot see the Moon. It isn’t visible. End of phase and new cycle begins; a time to have new ideas. Begin new things, maintain pure joy of being.

Attribute

Protection and creates a shield for the beginning of the cycle ___________________________________________________________________

Crescent Moon

Orange Candle

Attunement

The moon is barely visible. A time to seek out rare adventures, to organize, and to strengthen individual will.

Attribute

Represents the zest of life with the aid of stability. Helps bring forth courage and optimism. ___________________________________________________________________

First Quarter Moon

Red Candle

Attunement

A First Crisis. A time to discover ones strength. To concentrate and release personal power. Passionate creativity.

Attribute

Gives vitality, courage and strength. Stimulates the heart. __________________________________________________________________

Gibbous Moon

White Candle

Attunement

A phase of reflection. Time to discover the whole of one’s inner life. A time to manifest one’s inner truth, faithfulness to personal discipline.

Attribute

Purity and protection. Creates atmosphere for meditation, centering. Innocence. ___________________________________________________________________

Full Moon

Yellow Candle

Attunement

Strong emphasis on relationship issues. A time to find everything within oneself except loneliness; share life. To know oneself through action rather then solitary reflection.

Attribute

Light of the sun. It starts to enlighten inner wisdom. Provides clarity, alertness and optimism. Aligns the right use of will. ___________________________________________________________________

Disseminating Moon

Blue Candle

Attunement

Emphasis is on communication. New ideas to be traveled outwardly. To relate creativity to the outside world with force. Resolve all personal conflicts within.

Attribute

Builds knowledge, sharing, calming, vocal expression and communication. Aids in meditation and enhances inner Attunement. ___________________________________________________________________

Last Quarter Moon

Purple Candle

Attunement

A time to simplify life, crisis of consciousness, through the power of dominating intellect. To come out of self, be freed by a spiritual vision from personal withdrawal. Rid oneself of personal attachments.

Attribute

The color of transformation, from negative vibrations to positive. Balances the energy within the body and helps the mind and body flow more easily with life. ___________________________________________________________________

Balsamic Moon

Pink Candle

Attunement

Power of personal advantage. A time to release the imperatives of the old cycle, to unite. To accept ones self. To confront death.

Attribute

Universal love of self and others. Draws love to you and removes sorrows and past hurts. Attunes one to love’s soothing presence in all of creation. Calming, protective, serene, Security helps eliminate ego and brings in more love vibrations. Improves relationships and eliminates animosity.

Busy As A Bee Money Spell

BUSY AS A BEE MONEY SPELL

This spell should be performed on a waxing moon.

You will need:

Your business card or a piece of paper with your name printed clearly

A pen

Cotton wool

30 cm of red ribbon

A glass bottle

Honey

Visualize yourself happy and working and say:

“My life and accounts shall soon be in balance”

Draw a bee on the back of your business card or piece of paper, buzzing from flower to flower. Lay it on the cotton wool.

Roll into a cylinder, wrap it around with the ribbon saying:

“My life and accounts shall soon be in balance”

Place the scroll into the bottle, fill it with honey, replace the stopper, saying:

“My life and accounts shall soon be in balance”

Plant an oak tree and bury the bottle under it, or place the bottle into the freezer.

Every evening in the waxing moon water the tree, or turn the bottle clockwise repeating the above.