*NEW MOON* SuperMoon in Gemini May 25th 2017~

*NEW MOON* SuperMOON in GEMINI brings us the lesson of self reflection through the myriad mirrors of external forms. She teaches us to trust our internal channels of communication and guidance more than any external sources of information.
GEMINI says honor your knowing, learn from your mirrored reflections and create new pathways by thinking new thoughts arising from within.
Here are the MYSTIC MAMMA Astral Insights from our beloved featured astrologers. First from the always illuminating SARAH VARCAS from her Astro-Awakenings.co.uk:

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Solitary New Moon Ritual

Special tools:

  • cedar or sage smudging wand
  • white candle

Cast the circle

Use the smudging wand to purify the space as you move around the circle.

Invocation to the Goddess

(ring bell with arms in Goddess position, arms in a V above your head)

Great Hecate
Queen of the Underworld
Protectress of all Wicca
It is my will on this night of the new moon
to overcome my shadows
and bring about change
I invite you to my circle to assist and protect me in my rite.

FOr the rest of this ritual please click on this link: http://www.paganlibrary.com/rituals_spells/solitary_new_moon_ritual.php

Wednesday’s Taurus New Moon Is Also A Supermoon: Here’s How To Channel Its Practical Magic

As the star sign of the sensual Bull, earthy Taurus grounds us in what is ethical and sensible. There’s a reason basic ideals like “do unto others” have stuck around through the centuries. As a powerful supermoon, the Taurus new moon is a lunar lift that brings a much-needed dose of sanity back to the world AND a generous sprinkling of practical magic.

Where has your life become overly complex? Break those unwieldy plans back down to the basics. Pay attention to schedules, timelines, and budgets, making sure you’ve got a solid foundation built. Taurus is the first of the earth signs, so think of this new moon as a prompt to stabilize efforts on the ground floor. Once that’s handled, you can build as high as you want! (Need a little extra help planting your feet back on terra firma? Try our guided meditation for Taurus season.)

Remember, there’s no rush to build or renovate Rome just yet: Slow and steady…

For the rest of this article please click on this link: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-29998/wednesdays-taurus-new-moon-is-also-a-supermoon-heres-how-to-channel-its-practi.html

What is the closest supermoon of 2017?

As we said above, the year 2017 will have four supermoons: the new moons of April, May and June, and the full moon of December.

The new moon on May 25 presents the closest supermoon of the year (357,265 kilometers or 221,994 miles). This is the first time since the year 2009 that the closest supermoon is a new moon (instead of a full moon) and the first time since 2009 that the closest supermoon is more than 357,000 km distant.

Farthest full moon of 2017 on June 9. One fortnight (approximately two weeks) after the year’s nearest new moon on May 25, it’ll be the year’s farthest and smallest full moon on June 9, 2017. People are calling this sort of moon a micro-moon.

Bottom line: The first supermoon of 2017 comes when the moon turns new on April 26, 2017! No, you won’t see this moon, because the new moon hides in the glare of the sun, but you might discern the higher-than-usual tides along the ocean shorelines.

For more information on SSUpermoons from this source please click on this link: http://earthsky.org/tonight/first-supermoon-of-2017-on-april-26#closest

New “Super” Moon in Gemini from Mystic Mamma Newsletter

in GEMINI brings us
the lesson of self-reflection
through the myriad mirrors
of external forms.

She teaches us to trust
our internal channels of
communication and guidance
more than any external
sources of information.

GEMINI says honor your knowing,
learn from your mirrored reflections
and create new pathways
by thinking new thoughts
arising from within.

Blessings and all my love!

For more from Mystic Mamma please click on this link: http://www.mysticmamma.com/

Working With The Moon

The Working MoonEvery magikal practitioner should know which days to work and which to take off. Which moon phases are best for what kind of casting and which are for rest. These guidelines are not cast in stone and certainly if you have a friend in dire need of healing, you don’t need to wait until the next Waxing Moon to cast. But for some of the best results, here are a few guidelines, interesting tid-bits, and helpful information.

For the rest of the article please click on this link: https://www.paganspath.com/magik/moon.htm

It is worth your time to read it especially if you are just learning The Craft.

Full Moon in Scorpio Goddess Divination for May – The Fates and Your Psychic Self

MAY 9, 2017 By

The Moon is Full in Scorpio on Wednesday, May 10 at 5:42 pm eastern. Whenever Scorpio shows up, we can brace for some intense energies and possible hidden agendas coming our way. This Full Moon has been building since the potent Taurus New Moon last month and the culmination can add some profound emotional underpinnings to what is happening on the surface – another trait of watery Scorpio.

This full moon is sitting in a sweet spot among the stars, save for the fact that it’s in Scorpio. Scorpio doesn’t do sweet. It does intense. It does cathartic. It does down and dirty. This full moon, therefore, can be used to tap into the transformative power of the therapeutic process. This full moon can help us to understand, in greater depth, our ability to take what has been painful and pour it into what is productive. This moon can remind us of the powerful fuel that our emotions can be. ~ Chani Nicholas

Scorpio is ruled by Mars (squaring Neptune and trining Jupiter this week) and Pluto (trining the Sun and sextiling the Moon) which is also in retrograde. All of these cosmic maneuverings can bring magnification to truths or heighten anxiety about illusions. Thankfully, these aspects are reported to be brief, so the best option is to hang in there and let things unfold as they will.

This Full Moon in Scorpio is bringing transformation, whether in the depths and to be revealed later, or activating your consciousness right in the moment. As we lead up to this Moon, get clear about the seeds that you have planted, what you would like to see coming into full bloom, and what is no longer necessary. Scorpio is also a favorable sign for magic, ritual work, and Akashic (past life) work. Set the tone for this moon through deep, inner journeywork with the Ancestors, with past lives, and add a ritual boost to your intentions.

To read the rest of this please click on this link: http://themotherhouseofthegoddess.com/2017/05/09/full-moon-in-scorpio-goddess-divination-for-may-the-fates-and-your-psychic-self/



Magickal Color Correspondence

There are many ways to use color in magick. Here are just a few examples:
  • You can choose clothing, altar cloths, and candles in colors associated with the intent of your spell or ritual.
  • You can write spells, incantations, talismans, and sigils using ink or colored pencils in colors corresponding to the magick you are working.
  • When meditating, you can envision yourself surrounded by light in a color associated with your purpose.
The correspondence table below describes the magickal properties associated with a variety of colors.

See more at: http://www.themagickalcat.com/Articles.asp?ID=241#ixzz4dtLzdR9R

Colors of Candles: What Do Different Candle Colors Mean

Colors play an important role in our lives and even when we do creative work or meditate, we can lend distinctive vibrations and focus our intentions better through the burning of different colored candles. Indeed; candle “magick” is an important and much studied science and art (which many feel, wrongly, is associated with black magic or witchcraft).

In this guide, we will only refer to the use of candle colors and their meanings for linking to individual energies as based on different colored Chakras. We hope that the candle colors and their meanings given below will work positively on specific forces of the Universe in order to strengthen your affirmations. This, in turn, can help you direct the Universal energy towards particular (positive) conclusions.

This article on Color_means.com has a lot of information about how colors can work in magic and our daily lives. Please click on the following link to read this rest of this information: http://www.color-meanings.com/colors-of-candles-what-do-different-candle-colors-mean/