Autumn Equinox Spells & Rituals September 22, 2014

The Autumn Equinox, or first day of fall, occurs on September 22, 2014. Also known as Mabon on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, the Autumn Equinox is traditionally a time for spells and rituals pertaining to organization, future plans, self-discipline, balance and rest after labour. The hours of light and darkness are equal, just as they are at the Spring Equinox.

Not so long ago, fall was a period of hard work, harvesting the fields and preparing for the long winter ahead. Today, Wiccans use this festival to examine their year so far, and to adjust their plans for the future.

Autumn Equinox Correspondences

Colours: Orange, Brown, Yellow, Gold

Oil: Bergamot, Storax, Rosemary

Philtre: Motherwort, Blessed Thistle, Benzoin, Rosehips, Sage, Lavender

Candles: Yellow, Orange, Brown

Flowers: Hollyhock, Aster, Milkweed, Marigold, Bittersweet

Incense: Sage

Stones: Peridot, Citrine, Beryl, Chrysolite

A Preview of Your Future

If you need a ritual for Mabon, My Wheel of the Year guide has a meditation that will offer insight into your future. A portion appears below:

As you walk to the edge of the field, you notice one green stalk still unharvested, with a fresh ear of corn still attached.  You snap off the corn and anxiously pull down the husk. Instead of yellow kernels, the cob is studded with jewels and precious metals.

Remember what you see and write it down. You will check below later for the meaning of the jewelled cob! You put the “corn” in your pouch, give thanks and head home for a harvest feast with friends and loved ones.

Meanings for the following stones and metals are provided: Amber, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Diamond, Emerald, Garnet, Gold, Jade, Opal, Lapis lazuli, Pearl, Peridot, Ruby, Silver, Sapphire, Topaz, Turquoise.

Blessed be and Happy Autumn Equinox!

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Wiccan Spells for September 8, 2014 Super Full Moon

On September 8, 2014, at 9:38 EDT, the third of three consecutive super full moons will appear. This full water moon is in the sign of Pisces, opposite to the sun sign Virgo. It’s known as Harvest Moon, Wine Moon or Singing Moon.

Wiccan rituals use this Piscean full moon to tap into clairvoyant powers, tell fortunes and interpret dreams.  Psychic powers are heightened now, as is the ability to communicate with the spirit world.

Supermoon

A supermoon is a full moon that appears within 24 hours of perigee, (when the moon is closest to the earth in its orbit). Since this orbit is elliptical, rather than circular, the moons distance to the earth varies. You might find that the energy is greater than usual, so use it to your advantage.

September Flowers: Aster and morning glory

September Stones: Blue sapphire and citrine

Spell to Increase Your Psychic Powers

A full moon in Pisces is the perfect time to tap into your clairvoyant powers, tell fortunes and interpret dreams.  Psychic powers are heightened now, as is your ability to communicate with the spirit world.  My book Simple Wiccan Magick Spells and Ritual Ceremony has a Samhain ritual for communing with those who have passed to the other side, so my Full Moon Spells & Rituals guide has a spell which uses Runes to help develop your inner sight.

Harvest Full Moon Menu

Mussels with Green Herbs

Oven-baked French Fries

Lemon Wafers

This full moon is also an ideal time to cleanse and charge your Witches’ tools in preparation for the Fall Equinox on September 23, 2014. All of my e-books on witchcraft are also available at Barnes & Noble and iTunes.

Blessed be!

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08 de Septiembre 2014 Luna Llena Hechizos et Rituales

En 2014, la luna llena de Septiembre es el día 8. Esta luna llena es una luna muy completa, ya que está más  cerca de la tierra. La luna llena de Septiembre también se le conoce como Luna de la Cosecha, Luna del Vino o Luna Cantante. Las flores correspondientes son áster y flores de don diego: las piedras son zafiro azul y citrina. Porque el signo solar es Virgo, (24 de Agosto al 23 de Septiembre), la luna llena es en Piscis.

La luna llena en Piscis es el momento perfecto para aprovechar tus poderes de clarividencia, adivinar el futuro e interpretar sueños. Los poderes psíquicos están ahora elevados, así como tu habilidad para comunicar con el mundo espiritual. Durante el ritual, utilizarás las Runas para ayudar a desarrollar tu interior.

Si deseas un hechizo de luna llena para incrementar tus poderes o necesitas más información sobre los rituales y hechizos de luna llena de Septiembre, puedes descargarte mi libro electrónico Magia Wiccana Simple Hechizos de Luna Llena.

¡Bendito seas!

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Spells & Rituals for August 10, 2014 Super Full Moon

Sturgeon Full Moon August 2014On August 10, 2014, the second of three consecutive super full moons will appear. This full air moon is in Aquarius, the opposite of the sun sign Leo. It’s known as Corn Moon, Barley Moon or Sturgeon Moon. Wiccans use this time for spells and rituals around networking, resolving disputes and using personal power for the greater good. A super full moon means the moon is closer to earth and will appear bigger and brighter than usual.  You can expect the extra energy to super-change any spell work.

August Full Moon Correspondences

Corresponding flowers are gladiolas, poppies and sunflowers; stones are sardonyx, peridot and cat’s eye

Menu

Chilled Cucumber & Tomato Soup

Basil, Spinach & Pepper Pita Pizzas

Peach Clafouti

August Full Moon Spell to Share the Wealth

Everyone has a special talent they can use to assist others who are less fortunate. Even if you’re unable to donate money, you can offer your time by writing a newsletter, designing a flyer, setting up a website or making cookies for a bake sale. You could also teach these skills to others. My book Simple Wiccan Magick Full Moon Spells and Rituals has a spell that will help identify your special cause and how to move in that direction. Also available at Barnes & Noble and iTunes.

Blessed be!

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Hechizos y Rituales Luna Llena de Agosto 10, 2014 en Acuario

En 2014, la luna llena de Agosto es el día 10. La luna llena de Agosto se llama Luna de Maíz, Luna de cebada o Luna del Esturión. Las flores correspondientes son gladiolos, amapolas y giras oles: las piedras son ónice, peridoto y ojo de gato. Porque el signo solar es Leo (24 de Julio – 23 de Agosto), la luna llena es en Acuario.

La luna llena de agosto 2014 es una luna muy lleno, así que serán sobrealimentados hechizos y rituales. La luna llena en Acuario es el tiempo ideal para la creación de redes, resolver disputas y utilizar el poder personal para el bien mayor. Todos tienen un talento especial que pueden utilizar para ayudar a los que son menos afortunados. Este hechizo identificará la razón especial de tu afinidad y cómo canalizar tus talentos en esa dirección.

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

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Wicca Spells & Rituals for Lammas August 1, 2014

Lammas is the Wiccan festival of appreciation for prosperity and also a time for spells and rituals to generate more good fortune in our lives. To me, this is one of the less well-known festivals on the Wheel of the Year, yet its theme is so important. In order to receive more of anything in our lives, we must first give thanks for what we already have. Lammas gives us the opportunity to review any unfinished business and to make plans for completion before the Autumn Equinox.

Lammas Correspondences

THEME: riches, prosperity, appreciation, sun going down

COLOURS: gold, yellow

OIL: heliotrope, frankincense

PHILTRE: sunflower, chamomile, lavender, juniper, hyssop, vervain, nasturtium, ivy

INCENSE: frankincense

CANDLES: yellow or gold

FLOWERS: gladiolus, nasturtium, yarrow, sunflower

STONES: aventurine, topaz, amber, cat’s eye

FOOD/DRINK: light red wine/chianti, ratatouille*, cornbread, nasturtium & greens salad, watermelon, zucchini walnut cake*

Lammas Spell for Prosperity and Appreciation

If you need a Lammas spell, you’ll find one in my Wheel of the Year eBook Simple Wiccan Magick Spells & Ritual Ceremony, along with recipes* to celebrate this festival.

You can download it through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Smashwords.

Blessed be and Happy Lammas!

*These recipes are included in my Wheel of the Year Guide as well as in my Simple Wiccan Magick Witches’ Cook Book.

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July 12, 2014 Full Supermoon Wiccan Spells & Rituals

July 12, 2014 Supermoon Spells & Rituals

On July 12, 2014, a full moon known as Thunder Moon, Hay Moon or Shallow Moon, will appear. It will be the first of three “supermoons” this year, which means that the moon is closer to the earth, giving your spells and rituals more power than usual.

This full moon is in the sign of Capricorn, which is opposite the sun sign Cancer.  In Wiccan traditions, spells and rituals for career advancement, improving social skills and planning for the future, are appropriate. You can also use this time to eliminate the deadwood in your life, in order to make room for positive rewards.

July Full Moon Correspondences

Flowers are honeysuckle and jasmine; stones are ruby and moonstone.

Menu Suggestions

Garden Vegetable Couscous

Watermelon Granita

Watermelon Granita

A simple and refreshing seasonal dessert.

Ingredients:

1 lb watermelon, cut into chunks (or 2 cups/500 ml liquid

¼ cup/50 ml liquid honey

Juice of ½ lemon

Directions:

Blend or process enough watermelon to produce 2 cups/500 ml of puree.  Combine with honey and lemon juice and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Freeze in an ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions or place mixture in a shallow metal pan and freeze for 2-3 hours.  Check consistency and whisk till smooth, then freeze again for an hour. Whisk again if needed to create a slushy texture.

Transfer to a serving bowl and let rest in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 2 cups/500 ml of granita.

THUNDER MOON SPELL FOR CAREER CONFIDENCE

This spell helps to remove your doubts and fears so you can attract more success. If you need such a spell or would like more information on this and other full moons, you can download my eBook Simple Wiccan Magick Full Moon Spells and Rituals through Amazon or Apple, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or Smashwords.

Blessed be!

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Luna Llena de Julio 12 en Capricornio

En 2014, la luna llena de Julio es el día 12. La luna llena de Julio es llamada Luna del Trueno, Luna Superficial o Luna del Heno. Las flores correspondientes son madreselva y jazmín: las piedras son rubí y piedra de la luna. Porque el signo solar es Cáncer, (22 de Junio – 23 de Julio), la luna llena es en Capricornio.

La luna llena en Capricornio es apropiada para hechizos de apoyo al avance de la carrera, mejorar el estatus social y planificar para el futuro. También es momento adecuado para eliminar las cosas inútiles, lo viejo y lo extraño para recoger la recompensa positiva de tus labores. Este hechizo sirve para eliminar tus dudas y tus miedos, de manera que puedas atraer más éxito.

Si deseas un hechizo de luna llena para la confianza en el trabajo o necesitas más información sobre los rituales y hechizos de luna llena de Junio, puedes descargarte mi libro electrónico Magia Wiccana Simple Hechizos de Luna Llena.

¡Bendito seas!

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Midsummer Wiccan Rituals & Spells June 21, 2014

 

MidsummerSpells2014The Pagan sabbat of Midsummer or summer solstice takes place on June 21, 2014 and marks the longest day of the year. In Wiccan traditions, the Holly King vanquishes the Oak King and we begin our slow and steady descent toward the darkness of winter.

Midsummer is an ideal time for spells and rituals to help you find direction, solutions to your problems and the determination to revolve them. Now is the opportunity to take control of your willpower before the lazy days of summer slow you down. My Wiccan Wheel of the Year Guide has a simple spell and meditation for direction and resolution. You will need vervain oil, rosemary incense and one gold candle.

You may already have a special Midsummer ceremony, or you may want to create your own. The following information will be helpful.

Midsummer /Summer Solstice Correspondences

Theme: strength, reward, confidence, decision making

Colours: yellow, red, orange, gold

Oil: lavender, vervain, elder

Philtre:  elder blossoms, mugwort, vervain, St. John’s wort, rosemary, rue

Candles: red, yellow, orange

Flowers: honeysuckle, lavender, roses, rue, any red, yellow & orange flowers

Incense: rosemary

Stones: agate, pearl, moonstone

Midsummer/Summer Solstice Menu

Decorate your midsummer table with yellow, gold, orange and red candles and an arrangement of honeysuckle, lavender, roses, vervain and any red, yellow and orange flowers. Tuck a few rue and rosemary sprigs into your arrangement.

Serve with a fresh cucumber salad and glass of elderflower wine or Riesling.

Midsummer Menu

Herbed Tomato Soup

Pesto Rotini Pasta

Herb & Flower Shortbread

You will find recipes for the menu above in my Wheel of the Year guide. My Witches’ Cook Book has recipes for every Sabbat, plus 12 full moons for a total of 56 recipes.

Blessed be and Happy Midsummer!

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Wiccan Spells & Rituals for June 13, 2014 Full Moon

June2014FullMoonSpellPendulumOn June 13, 2014, a full fire moon will appear in the sign of Sagittarius. This June full moon is known as Mead Moon, Strawberry Moon, Honey Moon or Rose Moon. In Wiccan traditions, this is an ideal time for spells to bring about success in learning, education and long-term travel. Healing, forgiveness, independence and intuition are also highlighted.

You can use this full moon to cleanse and charge your Witches’ tools and herbes, to prepare them for your spellwork for Midsummer, or the Summer Solstice, on June 21.

June Full Moon Correspondences

Flowers: roses and lavender

Stones: agate and pearls

Menu: Beer Can Chicken, Oven-baked sweet potato fries, Strawberry Cake

June Full Moon Pendulum Spell for New Beginnings

Are you unsure about starting a project, or which new idea will be the most productive? You might want to use a pendulum, like a small weight on the end of a chain or string, to tease out the answers from your unconscious mind.

My Full Moon Spells and Rituals eBook has a simple spell using a pendulum, or you can follow your own ritual to ask the same question. You should use a purple candle and frankincense oil and incense. Tapping into your subconscious and thus, the power of the universe, will help set your course with confidence. And don’t worry about this full moon falling on Friday 13. Wiccans hold no superstitions about the number 13, so the full moon will still possess all of its magick and power.

Blessed be!

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