Archive for August, 2010

The Full Moons and their Meanings

January ~ Storm Moon
A storm is said to rage most fiercely just
before it ends, and the year usually follows suit.
February ~ Chaste Moon
The antiquated word for pure reflects the
custom of greeting the new year with a clear soul.
March ~ Seed Moon
Sowing season and symbol of the start of the new year.
April ~ Hare Moon
The sacred animal was associated in Roman legends with springtime and fertility.
May ~ Dyad Moon
The Latin word for a pair refers to the twin
stars of the constellation of Castor and Pollux.
June ~ Mead Moon
During late June and most of July the , or meadows, meads, were mowed for hay.
July ~ Wort Moon
When the sun was in Leo, the worts (from the Anglo-Saxon wyrt plant) were gathered to be dried and stored.
August ~ Barley Moon
Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth,
carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.
September ~ Blood Moon
Libras full moon occasionally became the Wine Moon when a grape  harvest was expected to produce a superior vintage.
October ~ Snow Moon
Scorpio heralds the dark season when
the sun is at it’s lowest and the first snows fly.
November ~ Oak Moon
The sacred tree of the Druids and the Roman
God Jupiter is most noble as it withstands winter storms.
December ~ Wolf Moon
The fearsome nocturnal animal represents the “night” of the year.
The Blue Moon ~ Variable
A Blue Moon occurs when the moon with its 28 day cycle appears twice within the same calendar month, due to that month’s 31 day duration. Many consider the Blue Moon to be a goal moon where you set specific goals for yourself.
The Black Moon ~ Variable
A Black Moon occurs when there are two dark cycles of the moon in any given calendar month. It is believed that the second dark moon of a time of great power within the spiritual world and any magick worked during this time is especially powerful.

Herbs and How They Relate to the Zodiac

Herbs of the Zodiac

Aries -Garlic * Hemp * Marjoram * Mustard seed * Angelica root

Taurus-Colts foot * Dandelion * Sage * Thyme * Patchouli * Cedar

Gemini -Caraway seed * Lavender * Mandrake * Vervain * Hazel * Mugwort * Wormwood * Spearmint

Cancer -Lemon verbena * Marigold * Geranium * Apple * Catnip

Leo -Anise * Bay leaves * Dill * Mint * Oak * Clove

Virgo -Fennel seed * Valerian * Scullcap * Cypress

Libra -Penny royal * Thyme * Lemon Verbena

Sagittarius -Red clover * Berdock * St. Johns wort * Tobacco

Capricorn-Comfrey * Slippery Elm * Thyme * Jasmine

Aquarius -Frankincense * Myrrh * Valerian * Sandlewood * Peppermint

Pisces-Irish moss * Seaspirit * Hyacinth * Lovage* Willow

A Spell to Stop Slander or Anyone Who is Trying To Negatively Influence Others Against You

This is a good spell to use against a slanderer or anyone who is trying to negatively influence others against you. This spell can also be used if you have a day in court and your opponent is dishonestly trying to Influence others.

This is a freezing spell.

If someone is working against you in a personal or legal matter and you know their name, you can try a freezing spell.

Write their name on a piece of parchment paper using a freshly sharpened pencil. Try to make the point of the pencil extremely sharp/pointy.

Fold the paper in half, until it is too small to fold anymore.

While you are folding instill your desires to make them stop lying, mocking or turning others against you. In short you are trying to freeze their actions. (Hence the spell name ).

Then pour vodka or denatured alcohol on the paper. I would advise doing this over the sink. Then put it far back in the corner of your freezer.

Leave it there for 28-30 days. Some believe this should be started during a waning moon.

This should stop the slander. Thus it has frozen them out.

Feel free to add any chants, candle magick etc. to infuse this spell with your intentions. Remember all magickal work HAS to be instilled with your intent. Adjust things as you feel comfortable.