*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

*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.

Blessings and all my love!
~MM

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.

What is Full Moon Magic?

Truly understanding the full moon and other moon phases can seem a bit complex, especially if you’re newly seeking to invoke moon magic. It is important to first comprehend the astronomy and movement behind these celestial bodies before you can truly grasp their mystical significance. A base knowledge will make your next full moon ritual feel much more complete and meaningful.

Once you’ve read this article, you can learn how to set up your own full moon ritual.

Interpreting the Moon Phases Diagram

The moon phases involve three astral masses in our solar system: planet Earth, the sun, and the moon.

Let’s begin with us, here on Earth. While we spin on our axis, making a complete 360-degree rotation every 24 hours (thus distinguishing night and day), we also orbit the sun in a yearly transit. Next, there’s the moon. The moon orbits Earth on its own path, making a full cycle every 29.5 days (as seen from Earth). And of course, the sun is the stationary center of our solar system, emitting its golden energy 24/7. The radiant fire of this massive star is what gives us daylight and moonlight.

To read the rest of this educational article please click on this link: https://www.sagegoddess.com/full-moon-magic/

Magic of the Moon

This article was written in 2015 by Unknow on the moonslipper.com.

Since time began, we have been using the Moon to live our lives by

– to tune into the Earth’s natural rhythms

– to use the magic of the moon phases for living, growing crops, magic rituals, health and so much more.

Magic of the Moon Basics

The Moon completes a full orbit around the Earth every 29.5 days.

During the New Moon phase the position of the moon means no light is reflected off the Sun, so it is not visible at all.

The Full Moon appears 14 to 15 days after the New Moon and appears as a glorious glowing white circle in the night sky.

This phase reflects the maximum amount of light from the Sun.

The Phases of the Moon

The phases of the Moon are:

  • New Moon
  • Waxing Moon (when the Moon gets bigger in the sky, a narrow crescent growing from right to left)
  • Waning Moon (when the Full Moon is decreasing in size, moving back towards the New Moon, gradually changing to a decreasing crescent from right to left)
  • Gibbous Moon is the period between the first quarter and Full Moon and between the Full Moon and last quarter.

For the rest of this informative article which includes some spells you can do on a full Moon please click on this link: http://moonslipper.com/magicofthemoon/

Coven Gathering Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM CT

April Coven Life’ Coven Gathering
This month we will be empowering candles for personal use on your altar or when meditating. So if you make your own candles for magical use please have them ready. We also will be initating to new adepts as full members of our coven.

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:00 PM CT
We will have a 15 minute socialize time
Sacred Circle starts PROMPTLY at 7:15 PM CT

WHERE:
Coven Life’s Chatroom
See banner on left-hand side for information on how to get in to the chatroom and for a link to do a time conversions to your local time..

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 EACH – Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, White Candles – any size candle is fine – these will be used to represent the elements including Aether/Spirit
1 – 12 Inch White Candle or color you want to represent yourself
1 Candle Holder for each elemental candle

Candle Holder for Personal Candle – this should be a special one that means something to you – many witches leave their candle in it until it burns completely down, take out the stub and bury it. They also never use this particular candle holder for any candle but their personal one.
Lighter or matches

Atheme or Cleansed/Ceremonial Knife – to inscribe your magical working name (if you have not chosen one inscribe your first name only) into your personal candle. You can use an alphabet you want to be it the regular one, runes of any kind or even a different language such as Greek.

Open table or desktop to set your elemental candles out in the shape of a small Instagram surrounding what will be your personal candle but can still see your computer monitor.

2-minute meditation to start at 7:15 PM CT to center yourself for the ritual.

EVERYONE– Before I open the circle I ask each of you to type in the words “I enter this circle in perfect love and perfect trust in the Universal energies with us tonight.”

LADY BELTANE – I call upon Posiden ruler of the Oceans, I call upon Gaia mother of us all, I call upon Zeus the ruler of the sky, I call upon Ra the ruler of Sun, I call upon Aether, I call upon Arma and Luna God and Goddess of the Moon and  to walk this circle with me three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit to protect all of us inside from any negativity that might try to invade our space. We now step into a place that is all places and into a time that is the past, present, and future. We humbly come before you Pan a God and  Lord of Nature, we invite you into our circle of light and love. We humbly come before you, Hecate Goddess and Guardian of Witches everywhere, we invite you into our circle of light and love.

1-2 minute quite time to wait while the power grows in our circle

(Take your candle into your non-power hand. Hold it tight enough that the Athame or knife will not cause it to turn as you engrave your name into it.)

EVERYONE – (As you engrave your name same the following spell)

Name of your personal patron God and matron Goddess

I bring forth this candle as a representation of myself and my magickal workings.

I ask that you energize it with your energies as I am energizing it with mine.

Know when I light this candle that where ever its light may hit is a sacred space

and as such, I am protected by you.

As I will it. So mote it be.

(Now each time you light your personal candle you will know the energies of the deities you called upon tonight to help energize and empower it will automatically come to you. This will happen even if you call on other Gods and/or Goddesses to assist you with something in a circle or are meditating)

EVERYONE TYPE IN – Blessed be when you are done with your candle.

LADY BELTANE – Please welcome our current and new novices also our current adepts. Please wait to say anything as a welcome until all the novices and current adepts have “spoken.”

Novices and CURRENT Adepts ONLY – Please type in your first name and either the state or country you live in.

EVERYONE – Welcome and blessed be.

LADY BELTANE – Will those who are seeking to be initiated into our coven tonight as full members and to study as an adept please come forward.

NARE and SANDI – Please type in – I now stand before our High Priestess and our Coven.

Nare – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you stand before us of your own free will?

Sandi– Answer.

Nare – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do to you take a vow to keep the identities of all here presence a secret unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – Do you vow to uphold the sanctity of our coven and keep all working within it unto yourself?

Sandi – Answer.

Nare – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Nare – Answer.

Sandi – By what name shall you be called by from this day forth within our coven and the pagan community as a whole?

Sandi – Answer.

Lady Beltane – Please welcome _______ and ______ into our coven and community.

EVERYONE – Please type in your welcome and/or blessing to our new adepts.

Lady Beltane – _______ and ______ please take your place back within our circle. You have received the blessings of the coven now please receive mine as well. May your time among us be filled with positive energy, love, and laughter.

LADY BELTANE – We thank thee Pan Lord and God of Nature for joining us this night. Please leave to return from whence you came with our love and gratitude. We thank thee Hecate Goddess and Guardian of witches everywhere for joining us this night. Please return from whence you can with our love and gratitude.

I now bring us back to the physical plane and to our present time. I close this circle walking three times three with Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Spirit.

The circle is open but not broken. Go in peace and love brothers and sisters. Blessed be until we merry meet again.

Please visit with each other as long as you like.

Copyright 2017 Lady Beltane

FULL MOON FOR FEBRUARY 2017

FEBRUARY FULL MOON NAMES

February’s full Moon is traditionally called the Full Snow Moon because usually the heaviest snows fall in February.

Hunting becomes very difficult, and so some Native American tribes called this the Hunger Moon.

Other Native American tribes called this Moon the “Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon” (Wishram Native Americans), the “No Snow in the Trails Moon” (Zuni Native Americans), and the “Bone Moon” (Cherokee Native Americans). The Bone Moon meant that there was so little food that people gnawed on bones and ate bone marrow soup.

See more about the month’s Full Moon names and their meanings.

FEBRUARY FULL SNOW MOON VIDEO

Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the Full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Snow Moon, “Moon weather,” and the horns of the new crescent Moon. Click below to watch the video

To see video and to read more interesting information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac please copy and paste this link to your browser: http://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-february