The Full Crow Moon in Virgo

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Tonight is the Full Crow Moon also known as the Worm Moon and the Sap Moon. Called the crow moon for the cawing crows signal the end of winter. As the earth thaws, worms start to appear. And it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins.As we move to Ostara, the Spring Equinox on March 20th when both day and night are at equal length, we are reminded to find our own inner balance. Focus inward toward inner wisdom and self analysis.

This Full Moon is about cultivating and growing, just as the Suns energy and nature is doing. Plant the seeds of new ventures now, plan for the future, think about what it is you want and need and set about putting a plan into action. Use this month for magical workings related to rebirth and regrowth. New life is blooming during this phase of the moon, as is prosperity and fertility.

The Full Moon always illuminates our inner feelings and desires, so emotions can be quite raw and enhanced. The Full Moon is in the sign of Virgo. This means we may be overly critical of ourselves and of others. Try not to see the bad in everything, instead look for the good. The Virgo sign is also a very practical sign, so use its energy for getting jobs done that you have been putting off for a while. Tackle any problems and bring them to an end.

The Full Moon phase brings light to whatever was hidden in the darkness or buried within the subconscious such as emotional pain or our deepest desires, but once awareness happens you are able to make realistic changes. Our emotional levels move like strong turbulent waves in the Ocean during high tide For some during this Full Moon in Virgo. Emotional reactions may be strong, energies may feel irritable or uptight, but don’t worry this will pass.

Let the energy of this Full Moon wash over you and cleanse your spirit, use it to heal you, both emotionally and physically. Let the moonlight bathe and soothe you, body and soul. Seek a balance of light and dark and see the truth in your life however much it may hurt, only then can we do something about it.

Colors: Green, Yellow, Light Purple
Gemstones: Bloodstone, Aquamarine
Trees: Dogwood, Honeysuckle
Gods: Isis, Morrighan, Artemis, Cybele, Persephone
Herbs: High John, Pennyroyal, Wood Betony, Apple Blossom
Element: Water

Have a blessed Full Moon, may the Goddess watch over you.

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*Full written credit goes to Wicca Teachings.*

Full Cold Moon

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The full moon on December 17th is called Cold Moon, Open Moon, or Big Winter Moon. As the sun sign is Sagittarius (November 23rd–December 21st), this produces a full air moon in the opposite sign of Gemini. Wiccan spells and rituals for this full moon relate to renewing contacts and communication with others by writing letters, placing phone calls, or face-to-face meetings.

This full moon is an ideal opportunity to cleanse and charge your tools for the Winter Solstice/Yule on December 21st, 2013.

Correspondence

December Flowers: Narcissus, Poinsettia, Holly

December Stones: Blue Zircon and Turquoise.

Credit goes to: Everything Under The Moon

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This is an especially special Full Moon because it is the last one of this year. It is a time to use the Moon’s light to charge our energies, and ready ourselves for Yule and the coming New Year. This particular full moon will not be boring and will have an unpredictable vibe along with it. What was stuck may suddenly begin to move or shift. If emotions are clogged, they may surface and flow. Allow this. Be as loving as possible with yourself, and others. The potential of the Full Moon in Gemini is to become aware of where you are engaging in dualistic thoughts, emotions, and behaviors on auto-pilot. This may be generating a lot of mental stress and tension plus sending out mixed signals to others and the Universe. Some people may be irritable and cranky. Emotions can be raw and urgent. Breathe deeply. Ground yourself. Keep a sense of humor. Be of good cheer. Be the calm in the storm. Get in the driver seat and empower yourself. Be honest with yourself. Stop arguing for your limitations. Take responsibility for your life. In this way, you can change what is not working. You are the master of your destiny. Take your power back from society and/or other people. Learn from your mistakes. Vow to do better next year. Make a commitment to your success. Be adaptable. Make friends with change. It is not the enemy. Change is your friend. Change sheds the old and gives birth to the new. With Yule and New year approaching look deep into yourself and ask what you want to happen in the coming year, ask yourself how you will bring it about. Make this the year that you make all your dreams come true. The energy from this Full Moon wants you to succeed. Tell the Moon your hopes and dreams write them down on paper and burn them by a white candle. As the smoke drifts to the heavens, the universe will receive your message.

Full Credit to the above goes to: Wicca Teachings

 

Happy Full Blood Moon!

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Tonight is the Full Moon, known as the Blood Moon because between now and Samhain/Halloween was the harvest of flesh, it was the time when the farming community would slaughter cattle and preserve the meat to last through the winter months. Poorer families would use the brightness of this full Moon to go hunting for their meat. So it became known as the Blood Moon, it is also called the Hunters Moon, the Shedding Moon, or the Falling Leaf Moon.
This Full Moon there is also a penumbral lunar eclipse when the Moon will appear much dimmer and redder than normal. The lunar eclipse will be visible to people living in Europe, Africa, the Americas, and parts of Asia just before midnight GMT.
The Full Moon is in the sign of Aries, making it all about pent up emotions and balance. The eclipse will also have your emotions reeling and will have you asking yourself are you in the right place you wish to be at this time and questioning your current situation.
The Aries Lunar Eclipse requires us to be balanced in our masculine and feminine energies. Masculinity is not better than Femininity. Femininity is not better than Masculinity. We need a balance of both male and female to be whole. This will bring you towards greater self-expression and freedom. You may feel a strong need to stand up for yourself and speak your truth. Let us remember to give others plenty of room to be who they are and speak their truth too.
You are born again in the Aries cleansing fire. Let go of the false self. Embrace who you really are. Be heart-centered. Liberate your mind. This is real freedom.
Lunar eclipses, which have a 19 year cycle, signal a completion and an awareness that could change the course of our journey if we let it. The heart may skip a beat as raw emotions surface now and energies are charged up. This is par for the course. Allow anger and agitations to rise up and clear out, without jabbing anyone with the energy. You don’t have to allow things to become volatile, instead use these emotions to look inwards rather than outwards by blaming others. Take positive action in advance by being responsible for your own emotions and reactions to things. Direct the pent up or stuck emotional energy into organizing, working out, or anything that burns off the ‘gunk’ and exhausts you in a good way.
This eclipse opens a window until November 3rd of a time that supports deep change. The energy of this Full Moon can be a bit challenging if you are not in alignment with what you need at this time. May you finally get the message and leave the past behind, honoring the experiences by making them conscious and giving them meaning. We are on the threshold of knowing things that will alter the course and direction of our lives, and how our minds are able to recognize signs and signals and bring forth messages from the Spiritual realms. This eclipse comes to remind us that who we are is written nowhere, but in our own hearts, and it is there that we will discover it.
This Full Moon, use the energy to heal, healing energies are very strong now, look inside yourself and ask what it is you need to heal your hurt, pain, emotions. Clear your mind of negativity and try to look to a brighter and more positive future in the year ahead, make the decision to make big changes, this Moons energy will help you achieve them. May you have a blessed Full Moon and may the God and Goddess watch over you.
(Text and the 2nd image are fully credited to Wicca Teachings.)
For the record, the eclipse and color of the moon are not visible on the East Coast (Is someone seeing it somewhere else in the world? If so, please send any photos you may want to share.). The moon is bright and high in the sky and is its usual, normal color. Nothing creepy is going on for those of you wondering why the moon can take on a red tinge. I have seen it in past years, but usually there is no change whatsoever in color. In fact, it’s so high in the sky that it doesn’t look completely full and there’s no cloud cover or anything to take away from it. Weird.  

A Big Part Of M…

A Big Part Of Me Belongs To The Moon…

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”  ―Deng Ming-Dao