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Old 01-30-13   #41
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I've started doing this thing every day where, as soon as I see the moon, I say, "The moon is [phase]." So today it's "The moon is a waning gibbous." Just another moment of connection in the day, and through the lunar cycle, and it's awesome!
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Another New Moon:
What have you set your sights on? What changes do you want to make? What goals do you want to accomplish?

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Beautiful Ritual I really like this one!

SUPPLIES

Altar with Elemental representations of Earth (Salt), Air (Incense), Fire (Red Candle) and Water (Water).
Ritual cakes (any natural bread or cake, no junk food)
Wine or Ale (anything from the fruit of the vine/grain, fermented or not)
Black Crone Goddess Candle
Quarter Candles - Green (North), Yellow (East), Red (South) and Blue (West)
Matches or lighter
Wand or Athamé for casting circle
Broom or Besom for cleansing the circle
Chalice or Cup for Libation for God and Goddess
Separate Wine Glass or Cup for yourself or coveners
Cauldron for burning negativity


PREPARATION

Light the altar candle and the altar incense.
Take up the besom and walk widdershins around the circle sweeping from the center outward to cleanse the circle of negative energy. Recite this chant as you sweep from the center of the circle outwards:

"Sweep out evil, sweep out ill, Where I do the Lady's will. Besom, besom, Lady's Broom, Sweep out darkness, sweep out doom.

Witch's broom swift in flight, Cast out darkness, bring in light. Earth be hallow, air be pure, fire burn bright, as water cures. A sacred bridge this site shall be, As I will, so mote it be."


BLESS THE ALTAR AND TOOLS

Pick up the athame and draw an invoking pentagram in the air above the altar. Replace the athame and say this invocation:

"Blessed Be, Instruments of Light, Tools now of magick with power and might."


BLESS THE ELEMENTS AND SPACE

Hold your hand over each of the four Altar Elements and say for each one:

"Element of (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), I cleanse and consecrate thee in the names of the Lord and Lady. I bring their blessings upon you now. So mote it be."

Pass your hand over the element 3 times to banish, and then hold your hand steady to bless. Visualize a sparkling light surrounding and infusing the element. Take up that element and go once deosil around the circle. While walking, disperse the element while reciting the corresponding blessing below:

"Powers of (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), this circle grace. Purify, cleanse, and bless this space."


CAST THE CIRCLE

Face north. Hold your athamé or wand out at waist level. Walk deosil thrice around the circle perimeter charging it with this chant.

Recite one verse for each of the three circles:

Round and Round the Circle's Cast, Joining Present, Future and Past A Sacred Place, A World Apart, Where Powers Merge and Magick Starts.

Round and Round the Circle's Cast, Joining Present, Future and Past This Sacred Space shall now be Bound, As I cast this Circle Round.

Round and Round the Circle's Cast, Joining Present, Future and Past Thrice is the Circle cast this Night/Day and now begins my Magick Rite/Way."


Once the circle has been cast, salute in the following way:

Take up athame and point it to the sky, while saying, "As above..."
Then lower athame to point it at the ground, while saying, "So below."


CALLING THE QUARTERS:

Starting in the North and moving deosil around to the West, light the corresponding elemental candle, and then invoke the quarter:

[North]
Hoofed One, Spirit of Earth, your child invites you here.
Come from the mountains of midnight, with new strength and vigor appear.
You are the field of my pleasure, you are the source of my might.
Hoofed One, Spirit of Earth, keep me strong through my rite.

[East]
Winged One, Spirit of Air, your child invites you here.
Come on the winds of the sunrise, give me your vision so clear.
You are the gentle spring breezes, you are the glory of flight.
Winged One, Spirit of Air, keep me wise through my rite.

[South]
Fierce One, Spirit of Fire, your child invites you here.
Come with your blazing noon passion, banish all sorrow and fear.
You are the flickering candle, you are the bonfire bright.
Fierce One, Spirit of Fire, keep me brave through my rite.

[West]
Swift One, Spirit of Water, your child invites you here.
Come on the waves of the sunset, bring to me joy and good cheer.
You are the well of deep comfort, you are the crashing waves height.
Swift One, Spirit of Water, keep me sure through my rite.


INVOKING THE CRONE GODDESS

Light the Black Crone candle:

"Oh Dark Mother hear my call. Hecate, Goddess of the Moon, your daughter (son) is in need your wisdom and strength on this night.
Your child walks with shadows when they wish to walk with the light. Fears and negativity haunt me, sapping me of my energy and my strength.
I call upon you this night of the dark moon to aid in the banishment of these shadows."


LIBATION AND OPENING TOAST

Pour some wine into the libation dish and say, "To the Lord and Lady!"

Fill the altar goblet with wine. Hold up the altar goblet and say, "I drink to the God and Goddess."
Take a sip from the goblet, and say, "Blessed Be."


RITUAL OR SPELL WORK

Write down on a piece of paper those negative traits or problems you wish to be rid of. Then as you burn your paper concentrate on the things to be banished from your life. Feel the fear or negativity and then let it go as you cast it into the fire reciting:

"Hecate, Honored Crone of Night, I call upon you to put things right.
Transform these negative thoughts and pain and help my life be whole again."

Since you have created a void by banishing the negativity in your lives, you will need to fill that void.
Close your eyes and visualize a blue light washing over you, filling you.

You will now need to envoke laughter because that is the strongest banishment of all and the best protection. As you circle deosil, visualize the happiest moments in your life. Let the uninhibited child in you come out to play. Laugh. Even if it is forced in the beginning, it will come if you open the door. Let the laughter fill you.


CAKES AND ALE

Take up the plate with the cakes and say "May I never hunger." Take a bite, and then say, "Blessed Be."

Take up the wine and say "May I never thirst." Take a sip of the wine and and then say, "Blessed Be."

Give thanks for one thing that you are thankful for, and request assistance for one thing that you are in need of.


RELEASING THE QUARTERS

Starting in the North, and moving widdershins around the circle to the East, go to each element candle and say the following release:

[North]
Strong One, I bid you now hail and farewell.
Go by the powers that brought you, Go by the unweaving spell. As thy bright pentagrams fade, Depart, 'ere the circle is gone.

( Extinguish the Northern element candle before proceeding to the next quarter)

[West]
Sure One, I bid you now hail and farewell.
Go by the powers that brought you, Go by the unweaving spell. As thy bright pentagrams fade, Depart, 'ere the circle is gone.

( Extinguish the Western element candle before proceeding to the next quarter)

[South]
Brave One, I bid you now hail and farewell.
Go by the powers that brought you, Go by the unweaving spell. As thy bright pentagrams fade, Depart, 'ere the circle is gone.

(Extinguish the Southern element candle before proceeding to the next quarter)

[East]
Wise One, I bid you now hail and farewell.
Go by the powers that brought you, Go by the unweaving spell. As thy bright pentagrams fade, Depart, 'ere the circle is gone.

( Extinguish the Eastern element candle before proceeding to the next quarter)


THANKING THE GODDESS

Say:

"I give thanks to the Goddess for guarding my circle and joining my rite. Hail and farewell."

Extinguish the black candle.


CLOSING THE CIRCLE/SALUTE:

Take the Athamé or Wand and retract the energy of the circle back into yourself moving widdershins beginning in the north around to the east using the following chant:

"Circle Round, now be Unbound as I make my way around.
I now Dissolve this Sacred Space and send all Powers back to place.

Circle Round, now be Unbound as I make my way around.
Stay if you can, Go if you must, with Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.

Circle Round, now be Unbound as I make my way around.
My Work is finished for the Night/Day and now I End my Magick Rite/Way."

Once the circle is closed, say the following salute:

"The circle is open, but unbroken."

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Brightest Blessings ♥
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Old 02-25-13   #44
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I have actually this year made a little promise to myself to be much more aware of the moon phases, and I think I am going to try something similar, thank you for the idea WBG!

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I've started doing this thing every day where, as soon as I see the moon, I say, "The moon is [phase]." So today it's "The moon is a waning gibbous." Just another moment of connection in the day, and through the lunar cycle, and it's awesome!
So tonight, it is Full Moon... and raining, which is lovely, but sadly means I cannot sit out and moonbathe, which I like to do, even if only briefly.
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Again, from "A Book of Pagan Prayer" by Ceisiwr Serith - a book that I have been referring to a lot over the last three months:

****

Queen of Night, your silver wheel rolls silently
through the darkness
from sunset to sunrise on this night when you are full.
I look on you in awe, and praise you.
I look to you in love, and honour you.

****

Lamp of the night,
guide my way.
Shine from above me,
A light in the darkness.

****

As the Sun retreats you enter the sky.
Give birth to the night, Great Mother.
Give birth to your children that fill the dark sky.
Give birth to our dreams that will fill our sleep.

****

Your silver disk will light the entire night;
none of the night will be turned over to the dark.
Even as your soft light guides my path tonight,
may your gentle influence spread softly through my life.

****

Round face of the Mother,
look down on me in blessing;
light my way through darkness.

****

With such brilliant light, to rival the Sun,
Can you be said to move in darkness?
A light for the shadows,
a lantern for those abroad,
a guide for travellers;
throughout the night you continue to bless us,
faithful Moon.

****

I pour milk out to the Queen of Heaven,
the Mother of Wonders, shining tonight.
The pool that forms mirrors you there
as you look down on me.
Accept this milk as a thank you for all that you give so freely.

****

This small bowl of drink is yours, Lady of the Moon,
its round brightness reflecting your shining wheel.
I place it on the grass, and invite you to come with your children to share it.

****

It is time to be full,
just as it was time to be dark.
With the month duly measured,
with respect for the dark,
I turn to you in joy.
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This is the piece I have written tonight, which is a partner to a piece I wrote at the Dark of the Moon, earlier this month:

In Honour of the Full Moon

Mysterious Illumination, I honour you,
You who transform darkness into light.
Even as, in all your glory, the Moon is full
So too, might I be illuminated.
Full Moon, change in me what changes in you,
Guide me through High Tides. Grace me with Light, Guidance and your Blessings.
Full Moon, may I glimpse mystery, may I embrace the strength and wisdom of Illumination and the deep, ancient, transformation of knowledge; like all those who have gone before me, guided by your light, and celebrate your gentle brilliance.
I dare to dwell in beauty, harmony and delight, I dare to see with clear eyes and an open heart. I honour the Mysterious Ones, I honour the Guides and Guardians, I honour myself, the work I have done and will do.
Mysterious Illumination,
Full Moon, enable me to manifest your Beauty and Grace. I honour you.
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Dark Moon yesterday - new moon this morning..

Who else 'does stuff' - and what do you do?

I have taken leave this year around all the 8 festivals and the dark / new / full moons where possible - and I am finding this very grounding and centering. I feel like it is placing me much more firmly in the wheel of the year.

Given that I am a shift worker, and my roster is a four on four off rotational one, as well as being taken off shift at a drop of a hat to do work place training duties, it is very easy for me to get completely out of sync.

Therefore, I am finding this little practice very valuable - even though it does eat up an awful lot of my leave, so I can't do the conventional 4 weeks off this year.

What about the rest of you out there?
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Here is the Dark Moon piece I mentioned at the last Full Moon; I wrote then to work together:


Mysterious Darkness, I honour you,
You who transform want into plenty.
Even as, in your hidden realm, the Moon is reborn,
So too, might I be reborn.
Dark Moon, change in me what changes in you,
Guide me through dark times. Grace me with rebirth.
Dark Moon, may I glimpse mystery, may I embrace the strength and wisdom of the Stars and the deep, ancient, creative Darkness; like that of the womb, and that of the tomb; and the wonder of that which is not obvious.
I dare to dwell in beauty, harmony and delight, I dare to see with clear eyes and an open heart. I honour the Mysterious Ones, I honour the Guides and Guardians, I honour myself, the work I have done and will do.
Mysterious Darkness,
Dark Moon, enable me to manifest your Beauty and Grace. I honour you.

Adapted from and inspired by Ceisiwr Serith
'A Book of Pagan Prayer'
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Dark Moon Blessings, all.
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New Moon love to you all... Abundance in health , love and money.

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