A Full Moon Esbat Ritual

I am sorry with everything that has happened in my life so far this month that I completely forgot about the full Moon Esbat. We will be having a new Moon Esbat on Saturday, November 23rd with a party hour will start at 6:00 PM CST with the Circle being cast at 7:00 PM CST. If you are not and student and/or member of Coven Life’s Coven please leave a comment if you would like to attend as this is an invitation only Esbat event to imitate our Elders and new coven members.

Now back to our wonderful November full Moon to celebrate we are going to do another drum along with a song. All you need is one white candle any size will do, the larger it is the more times you can use it to honor the Moon Goddess name you chose make sure to inscribe the name into your white candle. Below is a link containing some of the Moon Goddess’ name. Pick the one the “calls” to you”, in other words the one name you think,”That’s it!”

id you know there are also Gods or male names used for the Moon? It has been so long since I used one of them I had forgotten that some Gods are all associated with the Moon. So as many pagan traditions use duality and balance as part of their traditions I thought it would be a good idea to include some of the God names in case anyone wants to use one or more while celebrating tonight’s Full Moon. For this you will need a separate white candle again the size is your choice, the larger it is the more times you can light it to honor the Moon you have chosen, be sure to inscribe his name into the white candle for him. Same as with the Moon Goddess you will find different names for the Moon God. Again pick the one that calls to you.

You should decide for yourself if you are more comfortable working and dancing with a Goddess, God, or both and even if you want 2 or more of each. The most important thing for you to do in any solitary ritual is to do what feels right for you.

You will need something to use as a drum or clapping your hands or however you feel you should keep with the rhythm of the song. The song I picked for this full Moon is The Earth is Our Mother (Ancient Chant)

Play the song from YouTube on whatever you want to. I suggest casting a circle before you begin listening to the music and drumming even possibly singing along with the chat. As the song is about Mother Earth you should consider grounding all the energy raised as you listen, drum, and maybe sing to Mother Earth for her to use however she needs to.

Always remember to thank whatever Goddess or God you call upon to enter your circle. Open/Close your circle. Than write about in your Book of Shadows the ritual what God or Goddess or both that you called upon, then name of the song, what you used to keep rhythm with to the song, whether you dance or sang or both and how you felt during after the ritual, how you cast you circle and open/closed it. This way you can look back at it if you want to do something like this again. I suggest you write in your Book of Shadows about any magikcal workings you do whether it is alone or a lesson for which ever level course you are on or with the coven. If you choose to share how your ritual went please write about in the comment section for the post. Thank you.

 

Full Moon Gathering- Instigating Change

 

WHEN:

17th June 2019

Socialization starts at 6:00 PM CT

Circle cast at 7:00 PM CT

Please DO NOT enter chat room once circle is cast this will break the circle. Please DO NOT leave unless asked to before circle is done. Thank you.

WHERE:

Coven Life’s Chat Room

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Zodiac candle– A candle representing ‘your intent in your astrological house’                            (please refer to the chart below)                                                                                   Note: if you do not have a colour representing your intent in the candle please just inscribe on the candle the symbol of your zodiac

Orange candle– to represent change

Dark or black candle– to protect against and send away ill luck

Essential oil of your choice: such as rosemary, thyme, frankincense.                             Note: if you don’t have any essential oils you can use olive oil.

Incense of your choice- to burn before, during and after the ritual. Please light this while you are preparing your sacred space to neutralize the energy.

Note: Pillar candles or smaller round candles are required in order to allow them to burn within a reasonable time. The candles need to burn all the way. If there is any wax left, please ensure you give this to the Great Mother by placing in the earth. (Natural candle wax is best for this).

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Please refer to the chart that I have compiled indicating the corresponding colours and the intent for your particular Zodiac. Please take the time to go through this useful chart. It will be of great assistance for future reference.

COLOURS AND THE ZODIAC

The theme is- Instigating Change:

 

The Witches’ Alchemy is powerful indeed.

Please use this time to master the frequency of tuning into your spiritual practice to instigate the changes necessary for your development as a magical practitioner.

During the Solstice that is coming up in the next week or so, the veil will be thin, allowing better communication between the worlds. Doing this work during this full moon will allow your frequency to better shift to the energies of the Great Mother and Father.

 

Your Sacred Space:

Take care to prepare your sacred space before the ritual, if you are unable to burn incense, please use the power of intention such as a white light showering you and your surroundings. Ensure that you have all that you need at hand. The more prepared you are, the more effective the spell. Go through the check list of things that you need above, do this just before the ritual begins.

You can look in your astrological house and decorate your space with the colours representing the intent that you would like to illuminate and instigate change.

Decorate your altar with sprigs of Rosemary for extra protection.

 

The Ritual Explained:

Tonight we will be honoring the Great Goddess of the Strawberry (June) full moon. Elementally the strawberry is linked to water and connected with Venus, Freya and Aphrodite making it appropriate for out transformation.

MONDAY is the day of the MOON- this will increase the energy of the spell work for the Full Moon Ritual.

The moon is positioned at 25 Degrees in Sagittarius. This brings a dynamic and expanding approach to our spiritual practice in our lives helping us to propel ourselves forward.

Ruled by Jupiter this energy of change and expansion is magnified, so it’s a wonderful time to make the most of it.

Stationary Neptune will become retrograde after this time magnifying the planets power. This makes it a wonderful time to concentrate on a devotion greater than yourself.

 

NOW LET THE RITUAL BEGIN

Casting the circle:

         To the Guardians of the East:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the South:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the West:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the North:

I call you into our Watchtowers to protect us.

 

I cast this circle three times three with the assistance of the Great Mother Selene the Triple Goddess and The Sun God Apollo.

I call Upon the Guardians of spirit to protect us from above and below. As is above so is below, as is below so is above.

Allow us to see beyond the veil- to the world of effects, of causes and meaning, and of beauty and power.

Protect us Great Mother Selene and Sun God Apollo for all gathered here and those afar who are unable to be with us. Allow no negative energy to touch us, to harm us and that nothing we call upon will harm us and others.

We come together in perfect love and perfect trust.

 

Greeting:

Hypatia – Merry meet brothers and sisters and honored guests.

Everyone – Respond Merry Greet. Please tell us your first name and state or country you are from.

 

CEREMONY

Everyone– Begin to anoint the candles with the chosen essential oil. Use stroking action with both hands.

Zodiac candle– visualize the change that needs to happen. This will be instigated by your thought process. It is your intent.

Orange candle– Visualize the success for this change. Ensure speed and efficacy.

Dark, Black candle– This is to neutralize bad energy, move any obstacles, clear away any bad luck. Visualize being protected and secure at all times, moving any obstacles that will hinder your progress.

Please type done when finished……

 

Put the candles in place to light them

Light your Zodiac Candle- This represents you in your astrological house. It is the power of your intent.

Everyone- “This is me and everything that I am”!

Please type done when finished……

 

Light your Dark, Black candle- This is your protection, the clearing of any bad luck.

Everyone- This is my bad luck, may it now leave me, and may it be transforms now and henceforth. All bad luck neutralized and dissolved in the void to become nothing!

Please type done when finished……

 

Light your Orange Candle- This is the element of success, the process of transformation and transmutation.

Everyone- This represents the changes of good that are coming into my life, I welcome all success with open arms.

This is the energy that will bring all the change that I need at this time!

I welcome change

I welcome the incoming good!

Please meditate creating this powerful intent for 1 minute…..

Please type done when finished……

Allow the candles to burn all the way down.

 

Dismiss the circle:

         To the Guardians of the East:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the South:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the West:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

         To the Guardians of the North:

I dismiss and thank you from our Watchtowers and give Gratitude for protect us.

 

As you leave here tonight may the Lady and Lord bless you with all that you need and want.

I bid you Blessings and great Joy Brothers and sisters of the Craft

Merry part until we merry meet again.

 

 

 

 

Drawing Down the Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual (with Drawing Down into moonstones)

A group of us got together to perform this ritual. It is based on one they did 5 years ago. At that time, they drew the moon down into one of the other participants so it originally had more protective elements built into that ritual. This is a shortened version for drawing down the moon into the Moonstones.

Portions taken from a ritual at
http://blessedbe.sugarbanse.com/fullmoons.htm

Items needed:

Moonstones

Candles: white, red, black

Cakes and ale

Ground & Center
(as usual)
Cast the Circle

(walking around the circle first with the white candle, then with the red candle, and thirdly with the black candle)

(light the white candle)

Maiden, cast your circle white, Weave a web of healing light.

Round and Round the Circle’s Cast, Joining Present, Future and Past

(light the red candle)

Mother, cast your circle red, Weave the strands of family threads.

This Sacred Space shall now be Bound, As I cast this Circle Round.

(light the black candle)

Grandmother Crone, cast your circle black, Weave the wisdom that we lack.

Thrice is the Circle cast this Night and thus begins our Magick Rite.
Call the Elements

Hail Mighty Ones of the Airy Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Air weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till we send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

“Hail Mighty Ones of the Fiery Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Fire weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till we send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

“Hail Mighty Ones of Water’s Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Water weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till we send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

“Hail Mighty Ones of the Earthly Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Earth weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till we send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

Declaration of the Circle

As Above, So Below

As Without, So Within

As the Universe, So the Soul

In this space out side of time, we stand between the worlds

What we do between the worlds, is felt in all the worlds

Call down the moon

“Oh, Triple Goddess of the Moon,

You have been known by many names in many lands in many times.

You shine down upon us and bathe us in Your light and love.

We ask You, O Divine One, to honor us by joining with us tonight,

And allowing us to feel Your presence within our hearts.

Bless these stones, infusing them with Your divine wisdom”
Petition the Goddess

“Goddess of grace, Goddess of power, Goddess of wisdom,

We come here from our separate ways with our separate troubles,

We join together to celebrate and welcome you on this night,

We ask you to show us what we need to be shown,

To give us the things we need to be given,

And ease our hearts’ strife where we require ease,

Goddess we come to ask this and ask your power within us and these stones to guide us”

Chant to Raise Power/Energy

Goddess, Maiden, Mother, Crone

Spirit, Flower, Ivy, Bone

Energy we Raise and Hone

Goddess, Maiden, Mother, Crone

(direct energy into moonstones)

(Each person picks out a stone, and then meditates for a few minutes with it)

Cakes & Ale

Goddess, we thank you for blessings and abundance

Join with us, Feast with us, Enjoy us!

Blessed be

(offering to each member in turn)

 

May you never hunger, may you never thirst-

Release the Goddess

Grandmother Crone, for the wisdom now woven in our hearts

We offer our thanks as you depart.

Mother, we thank you for the bonds of friends and family

Depart in Peace, and Blessed be.

Maiden Fair, Release us now to times natural flow.

And hear our thanks, as in peace you go.

Release the Elements
“Powers of earth, with thanks from my heart
An ye will, ye may depart.

“Powers of water, with thanks from my heart
An ye will, ye may depart.

“Powers of fire with thanks from my heart
An ye will, ye may depart.

“Powers of air with thanks from my heart
An ye will, ye may depart.

Open the Circle

(walk widdershins around the circle once with each candle)

“Black Circle Round, now be Unbound as I make my way around.

I now Dissolve this Sacred Space and send all Powers back to place.

(extinguish the black candle)

Red 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.

(extinguish the red candle)

White 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.”

(extinguish the white candle)

Thrice Cast, and Thrice released

The Circle is open, but unbroken

Blessed Be

Re-Ground (if needed)

Take a deep breath, and release it. Take another breath, following your breath to the swirling energy in your center. Feel the energy in your center. Feel how it fits inside you. Decide if you’ve got too much energy or not enough. On your next breath, let the energy move down to your feet. Now let it flow down into the earth like roots. Past the concrete, past the top soil, past the stones and bones of our ancestors. if you had too much energy, let the extra flow down into the warm center of the earth. If you need a little boost — you’ve got a bit of a cold or just need a little extra, bring some of that warm earth energy back up with your breath. When you feel that your energy balance is just right, pull your roots back in. and when you are ready, return to the group

By Wolf Woman Ways Copyright April 2015