Spring Equinox Spells & Rituals March 20, 2017

wicca eggsThe first day of spring is known as Ostara and is one of eight festivals on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year. Also known as the Spring Equinox,  this is the time when the hours of  light and dark are equal.  It occurs on March 20, 2017 in the northern hemisphere.

Ostara was the Goddess of Spring and many of our modern customs, such as spring cleaning and Easter celebrations with eggs, rabbits and hot crossed buns, are founded on ancient Pagan rituals. Spells to promote balance in your life are traditionally performed at Ostara, but you can also use this as an opportunity for cleansing, healing and renewing ceremonies.

Ostara ~ SPRING EQUINOX CORRESPONDENCES

Flowers: daffodil, jonquil, violet, dogwood, spring bulbs

Stones: bloodstone

Ostara Menu:

Rose Wine, Eggs,

Lamb & Barley Stew

Hot Crossed Buns

OSTARA SPRING EQUINOX RITUAL

My Wiccan Wheel of the Year Guide has recipes for your celebration along with a “Ritual of the Balancing Eggs.” This ceremony requires a bit of advance preparation, to prepare the hard boiled eggs. You could also use chocolate Easter eggs, or hollow plastic eggs, as long as the colours correspond to the ones listed. You could even write the meanings of the different colours on paper and place them inside each plastic egg.

Regardless of the eggs you buy, you will use your intuition and the potent colour correspondences of the chakras, either as a solo practitioner or with like-minded people, to understand how to channel your energy for the coming year.

If you need a simple cleansing spell for your home, you will find it in my Simple Wiccan Magick™  Spells for Everyday book.

Blessed be and Happy Ostara!

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Dark Moon Spell to Release Sorrow March 28, 2017

dark-moon-spells-ritualsModern Wiccans and ancient pagans have used the different phases of the moon to create magick. The dark moon, which is the period after the waning moon and before the first crescent of light appears from the new moon, is the perfect time to initiate change and renewal. In March 2017, the dark moon phase is around the 28th, depending on your location. Check a reliable almanac for the exact time to perform your ceremony

March Dark Moon Spell to Release Sorrow

My eBook Dark Moon Spells and Rituals contains 15 simple Wiccan rituals to help you eliminate negative energy in your life. Full moon spells are more powerful when done during the full moon, but dark moon rituals can be performed as you need them.

This month, I’ve chosen to focus on a Dark Moon Spell to Release Sorrow. Sorrow can easily overwhelm us and if we hold sad memories for a lengthy period, they can become a habitual way of thinking. Such feelings can lead to depression and isolation. Joy is our birthright, so be confident that if you ask, you will receive it.

My Simple Wiccan Magick Dark Moon Spells eBook has a ritual to release sorrow. It requires Borage, Coriander and Myrrh.  Your touch stone, which you will use during the spell and as a reminder afterwards, is Lavender Jade. These correspondences, plus a simple affirmation, may help to release any sorrow and negative energy which is holding you back from true happiness.

Blessed be!

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Spells & Rituals Full Storm Moon Virgo March 12, 2017

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The March 12, 2017 full moon is called Storm Moon, Worm Moon or Crow Moon. The ruling sun sign is Pisces, which gives us a full earth moon in Virgo.  Wiccan rituals include spells to purify the mind, body and soul. Nature always fills a void, so any negative energy that you release must be consciously replaced with positive vibrations.

As this full moon occurs during daylight hours (10:53 AM EST) in the western hemisphere, you should place your tools and talismans out for cleansing and charging on the evening of March 11th.  You might want to perform your ritual on that date as well.

March Correspondences

Flowers: daffodils and jonquils

Stones: aquamarine and bloodstone

March Full Earth Moon in Virgo Ritual

We often spend extra time indoors during winter and toxic energy can build up. My book Simple Wiccan Magick Spells for Everyday contains a ritual to cleanse and bless the home, so we will use this full moon to reduce any noxious vibrations within ourselves.

Spring Equinox March 20, 2017 March Equinox in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:29 am EDT

This is the last full moon before the Spring Equinox on March 20 so it is an ideal time to cleanse and charge your Witches’ tools and herbes for Ostara.

Advance Preparation

On the night of the full moon, you will take a bath with a special mix of cleansing herbes and meditate on the theme of spiritual cleansing and purification. Later, during the ritual, you will write down any negative thoughts you’ve been feeling, fold them inside a black or dark blue envelope and safely burn them.

March Full Storm Moon Menu

Baby spinach with pine nuts and balsamic vinaigrette

Asparagus, Mushroom & Garlic Risotto

Cinnamon-Ginger Cupcakes

Simple Wiccan Magick Full Moons Spells RitualsFind more information on the above rituals or recipes in my Full Moon Spells & Rituals eBook.

Blessed be!

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Rituales y Hechizos de Luna Llena Marzo 12, 2017 en Virgo

NewSpanishMoonEn 2017, la luna llena de Marzo es el día 12. La luna llena de Marzo se llama Luna  del Gusano, Luna de la Tormenta o Luna del Cuervo. Las flores correspondientes son narcisos y junquillos; las piedras son aguamarina y sanguinaria. Porque el signo solar es Piscis (20 de Febrero – 20 de Marzo), la luna llena es en Virgo.

La luna llena en Virgo es el momento ideal para llevar a cabo rituales que purifiquen la mente, el cuerpo y el espíritu. Este ritual de luna llena limpiará y rejuvenecerá tu espíritu.

Si deseas un hechizo para la purificación espiritual o necesitas más información sobre los rituales y hechizos de luna llena de marzo, puedes descargarte mi libro electrónico, Magia Wiccana Simple Hechizos de Luna Llena.

¡Bendito seas!

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Dark Moon Spell to Reduce Insecurity, Increase Power Feb. 26, 2017

dark-moon-spells-ritualsEver since ancient pagans discovered the energies that correspond to different moon phases, moon worship has been part of our history. On February 26, 2017 a Dark Moon will appear. The dark moon, which is the period after the waning moon and before the first crescent of light appears from the new moon, is the perfect time to heal, renew and rebuild.

My eBook Dark Moon Spells and Rituals contains 15 simple Wiccan rituals to help you eliminate negative energy in your life. Unlike full moon spells, which are more powerful when done at certain times, these rituals can be performed according to your needs.

This month, I’m focusing on a Dark Moon Spell to Vanquish Lack of Power or Insecurity.

This spell uses Rosemary, Basil, Mint and Thyme, in any form you choose, e.g. Mint incense, Basil and Rosemary oil. Your touch stones, which you will use during the spell and as a reminder afterwards, are Bloodstone and Muscovite. These correspondences, along with a simple affirmation, may help you to remove any feelings of powerlessness or insecurity.

Blessed be!

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Valentine’s Day Love Spell to Rekindle Passion February 14, 2017

LoveSpellsEbookAlthough Wiccans do not celebrate Valentine’s Day, the amount of energy around that date makes love spells especially potent. If you feel your love relationship has a strong emotional connection but you would like to rekindle the initial thrill, this ritual may help.

Magickal Love Talisman to Reignite Passion

My eBook Simple Wiccan Magick Love Spells contains a ritual where you will blend a collection of magick herbes and spices, including southernwood, heather blossoms, lovage and cumin, to create a powerful love amulet or talisman. You can perform a quick spell or the full ritual ceremony; directions for both are in the book, as are many other love spells, suitable for Valentine’s Day or any other day.  They are equally powerful as the most important part is your intent!

Blessed be!

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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Spells February 10, 2017

Full Snow Moon Feb 3 2015The full moon on February 10, 2017 is known as Snow Moon, Ice Moon or Wild Moon. There will also be a penumbral lunar eclipse, which means that the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon will align in an almost straight line. At this time, the Earth will block some of the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon’s surface, and thus cover part of the Moon with the outer part of its shadow, called the penumbra. 

Nonetheless, the energy from this full moon will still be powerful, especially as more people than usual will be watching it! In Wiccan traditions, this full fire moon in Leo, (opposite the sun sign Aquarius), is a perfect time for spells that boost your good fortune by helping to focus your intent on what you really want.

February Full Fire Moon in Leo Spell

We often ignore our biggest hopes and dreams because we lack faith, but nothing happens unless you first believe it will. The simple Spell for Bigger Dreams from my Full Moon Spells & Rituals ebook offers an easy ritual to stay on track for your goals.

Wiccan Correspondences for February

Flowers: violets and primroses

Stones: amethyst and rock crystal.

February Full Snow Moon Menu

Arugula salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Farfalle Pasta & Hot Sausage

Pears in Red Wine

My Witches’ Cook Book has twenty seasonally-inspired menus with 56 simply delicious recipes for celebrating the 12 Full Moons and 8 Sabbats on the Wheel of the Year.

Blessed be!

Begins: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Maximum: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Ends: Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 9:53 pm

 

Duration: 4 hours, 19 minutes

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Hechizos y Rituales Eclipse de Luna Llena de Febrero 10, 2017 en Leo

NewSpanishMoonEn 2017, la luna llena en Febrero es el día 10. La luna llena de Febrero se llama Luna de Nieve, Luna de Hielo o Luna Salvaje. Las flores de Febrero son violetas y prímulas; las piedras son amatista y cristal de roca. Porque el signo solar es Acuario (21 de Enero al 19 de Febrero), la  luna llena es en Leo. También habrá un eclipse penumbral de luna en este momento como el sol, la tierra y la luna se alinean.

La luna llena de Leo es el momento ideal para soñar en grande, apuntar a las estrellas y lanzar tu buena fortuna. Muchas veces rechazamos lo que realmente queremos, simplemente porque no nos lo imaginamos sucediendo, así que este hechizo te ayudará a pensar en grande.

Si deseas un hechizo para crear grandes sueños o necesitas más información sobre los rituales y hechizos de luna llena de Febrero, puedes descargarte mi libro electrónico Magia Wiccana Simple Hechizos de Luna Llena.

¡Bendito seas!

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Imbolc Candlemas February 1, 2017 Wiccan Spells & Rituals

February 1st is the Wiccan festival of Imbolc, or Candlemas.  Even though the days are finally growing longer, we still need courage and inspiration to see us through until spring. Imbolc is traditionally a time for initiation, but it’s also a good opportunity to tap into hidden vibrations and release blocked energy.

Imbolc Candlemas Ritual to Release Blocked Energy

If you need an Imbolc ritual, my Wheel of the Year eBook Simple Wiccan Magick Spells & Ritual Ceremony has a spell to help identify any trapped energy and release it for your benefit. The spell takes one and a half days to complete, as you will freeze a small crystal in moonwater overnight before the ceremony.

Imbolc  Candlemas Correspondences

Colours & Candles: white, silver, aqua

Herbes & Oils: bay, basil, hyssop, myrrh, sandalwood

Stones: crystal, amethyst, rose quartz

Imbolc Menu

Mixed Green salad, savory salmon loaf, bread pudding

The above recipes are in my Wheel of the Year guide or Witches’ Cook Book.

If you live in the southern hemisphere, (Australia, New Zealand, South America, etc.) you should read my posts on Lammas, the Wiccan festival of appreciation for prosperity. There is a wonderful ritual to generate more good fortune in your lives.

Blessed be and Happy Imbolc or Lammas!

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January 28, 2017 Dark Moon Spell Against Loneliness

dark-moon-spells-ritualsAncient pagans and modern Wiccans know that different phases of the moon have magickal properties. The dark moon, which is the period after the waning moon and before the first crescent of light appears from the new moon, is the perfect time to initiate change and renewal.

In January 2017, the dark moon phase is around the 28th, depending on your location. Check a reliable almanac for the exact time to perform your ceremony

January Dark Moon Spell to Alleviate Loneliness

My eBook Dark Moon Spells and Rituals contains 15 simple Wiccan rituals to help you eliminate negative energy in your life. Unlike full moon spells, which are more powerful when done at certain times, these rituals can be performed according to your needs.

This month, I’ve decided to focus on a Dark Moon Spell to Alleviate Loneliness. For many of us, shorter days and bad weather can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. This sensation can also be brought on by the loss of a loved one through death or the end of a relationship, or maybe you’ve moved to a new location and haven’t met new friends yet.

This Dark Moon ritual uses Angelica, Juniper and Cucumber and the touch stone Snowflake Obsidian to place you in a more positive frame of mind. These items, along with a simple affirmation, will help you make you feel comfortable with your self, so you’ll be better able to attract and enjoy the company of others.

Blessed be!

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