The Chinese Moons

The Chinese Moons

 

Chinese tradition tells how once there were 12 moons, one for each month of the year. Their mother Heng O, who was also mother of the ten suns washed her 12 moon children in a lake at the western edge of the world and each traveled for their month’s journey to the East where the sun children waited.

In one version the divine archer Yi killed nine of the sun children and was punished by their father (whom he also killed)by being made mortal. Yi then married Heng O, who agreed to spare her life and those of the moon children, if she became his wife. But he tricked her and killed 11 of the moon children as well. She stole from him the herb of immortality and fled with her youngest child to the skies where Yi could not follow her. Here she took the form of the toad who can still be seen in the moon and who is a symbol of prosperity and good luck in China. In some versions all the moon children were saved and they went to the physical moon from which each still flies his moon chariot on his appointed month high across the sky so that Yi cannot harm him.

Mythology of the Moon

Mythology of the Moon

 

In legend, the Moon was seen as the home of the Goddess or as the Goddess Herself and like the Sun was among the first things to be created.

The Creation Of The Moon

The Navajo legend tells of the creation of the Sun and Moon. The first people emerged from the Underworld to live on the surface of the Earth. But the Earth was dark and cold and so First Man and First Woman fashioned two disks from glowing crystal quartz to form the Sun and Moon so that there would be light by both day and night.

First the Sun disk was adorned with a mask of blue turquoise with red coral around its edge and it offered warmth as well as light. First Man and First Woman next attached eagle and lark feathers to the Sun so that its light and heat would be cast to all four corners of the Earth. The Sun disk was fixed in the Eastern sky with lightning darts. First Man and First Woman paused to admire the great beauty they had created for the day and then turned to the night.

The moon disk was decorated with clear shimmering crystal and pearl white shells, and like the Sun was fixed high in the sky. But to the sorrow of the first people, their creations were static and lifeless.

Two wise old men offered their spirits to the disks that they might live and move forever. First Man and First Woman then marked out the daily path of the Sun by fixing twelve eagle feathers at equal points. At dawn, the Sun began to move across the sky, warming and illuminating all in the blackness beneath. At dusk, the Sun returned tired from his journey, and the Moon, also adorned with eagle feathers began his course.

However, Wind Boy, who thought it unfair that the Moon should have to travel so far by night alone, blew his strong breezes so that the moon might glide effortlessly across the darkened heavens. However, the moon’s eagle feathers blew across his face, temporarily blinding him and so to this day the moon follows an irregular passage across the night sky.

Moon Spell

Moon Spell

 

Materials:

  • A small globe of crystal or clear glass.

 

Initial Preparation:

The first time you starts this spell and every time you wish to use it for a new special purpose, you have to clear and consecrate the globe of crystal/glass by holding it up to the light of the Full Moon, so that the lunar image is caught therein.

Monthly:

After this has been performed, the globe may be used as a charm to procure the secret wish of the owner.  On the night of each New Moon, hold the sphere in the left palm, by candlelight, gaze upon it, and chant:

Crescent be full and crystal fill: Thus my eye and thus my will: Fiat Voluntus Abdita! Fiat Voluntus Abdita!! Fiat Voluntus Abdita!!!

The globe should then be kept in a small bag of leather incribed with figures of the Moon’s phases, and worn about the neck during those days and nights between the crescent and the full.  While it is not being worn, the globe should be wrapped in a black cloth and hidden away.

Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual

 

The full and new moon rites are a celebration of the moon and Her cycles, as well as a celebration of us.

What you will need:

Your tools

Silver or white candle

White altar candle

A view or picture of the moon

 

Setup:

Place the silver or white candle next to your altar candle.

Position your altar so that you can see the moon.

Perform a meditation.

Cast your circle.

Raise your arms over your head, palms up, while saying:

“OH GREAT MOON,I AM HERE BEFORE YOU,IN YOUR LOVING GRACE.”

Take the cauldron of earth hold it toward the moon and say:

“OH GREAT MOON,BLESS THIS EARTH.”

Take the silver or white candle and place it in the cauldron. Light it and say:

“OH GREAT MOON,HEAR ME.””OH GREAT MOON,THEE I ADORE,I HONOR,I RESPECT.”

Kneel and say:

“I HONOR YOU ON THIS SPEACIAL NIGHT.””HEAR ME. BLESSED BE.”

Now close your circle. Point your athame down and release while saying:

“MAY THIS ENERGY BE USED BY OTHER ON THEIR PATH.” “SO MOTE IT BE.”

Let the silver or white candle burn itself out.If you decide to do a spell, perform it before closing the circle and point your athame up instead of down. Then close your circle.

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.

Revive Your Magickal Powers

Revive Your Magickal Powers

 

On the night of the Full Moon, anoint a purple candle with vanilla oil. While anointing, raise energy and focus it into the candle. See it glow with magick. Light the candle and go outside or near a window where you can see the moon. Place the candle on the ground or windowsill. Reach your arms out to the moon and say:

“I ask for Your Power on this night,
By the Powers of the Stars above me,
So Mote It Be.”

Visualize your arms and hands soaking up the Powers of the Moon and into your body. Put out the candle and leave it on your altar overnight. The next morning, repeat the spell with this chant:

“Oh, dear Lord of Sky and Sea,
Lead Your Magick unto me,
By soil, wind, flame, and sea,
This is my will,
So Mote It Be.”

Soak up the Powers of the Sun. Go to your altar and light the purple candle from the night before and meditate on it until it burns out.

The Witches Almanac for *Sunday, November 18th

The Witches Almanac for *Sunday, November 18th

Sunday (Sun): Healing, spirituality, success, strength and protection.

St. Plato’s Day

Moon Sign: *Capricorn

*Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

*Waxing Moon

*Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full): is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Moon Enters *Aquarius 7:10 am

*Aquarius: Rebellious energy. Time to break habits and make abrupt changes. Personal freedom and individuality is the focus.

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Incense: Frankincense

Color: Orange

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The Witches Almanac for *Saturday, November 17th

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The Witches Almanac for *Saturday, November 17th

*Saturday (Saturn): Longevity, exorcism, endings, homes and houses.

Queen Elizabeth’s Day

Moon Sign: *Capricorn

*Capricorn: Develops strong structure. Focus on traditions, responsibilities, and obligations. A good time to set boundaries and rules.

*Waxing Moon

*Waxing Moon (from the New Moon to the Full): is the ideal time for magick to draw things toward you.

Incense: Ivy

Moon Phase: First Quarter

Color: Black

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Calendar of the Moon for November 16th

Calendar of the Moon

Crescent Moon Night

Color: White
Element: Water
Altar: Upon a white cloth set a plate of round white cakes, a single thick white candle, a white bowl of water, and a pitcher of fresh milk from a local animal.
Offerings: Milk. Sugar. Nurturing another.
Daily Meal: White foods, such as rice, coconut, almonds. All dairy products.

Crescent Moon Night Invocation

In the dark of night
You are the source of light.
Our ancestors gathered at this time,
Protected by the silvery glow
That drove the demons from the dark fields.
Selene, Moon Mother of the white breast,
Milk-giver, fountain of life,
You speak to us of sustenance,
Of bringing to fruition, to climax.
Yemaya, reflection of the full moon
On the surface of the ocean,
You speak to us of inner tides,
Of feelings swelling like waves.
Thoth, writer and calculator
Who took pity on a mother’s plight,
You count the days, the moments,
You speak of trust in the universe
Proven by the lunar cycle,
Something we can always count on,
Something we will always see.
What is done under Crescent Moon Night
Is seen by the gods both of Darkness and Light.

(Let each come forward and be given milk to drink, and a moon-cake to eat. Then let all process in a slow spiral dance, chanting.)

Chant:
What is done under Crescent Moon Night
Is seen by the gods of both Darkness and Light.

 

[Pagan Book of Hours]