Yule Winter Solstice December 21st, 2017

Yule or the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs on Dec 21, 2017 at 11:28 AM EST.  It’s officially the first day of winter and at this time, the hours of daylight and darkness are equal.

Even in the midst of darkness, Wiccans begin to celebrate the return of more daylight using ritual themes of the Oak King, symbolic of  daylight hours, vanquishing the Holly King, symbolic of hours of darkness. Ceremonies and spells promoting personal alchemy are also traditional.

Yule ~ Winter Solstice Correspondences

Candles & Colours: red, green, gold and black

Incense & Oil: frankincense, cloves & orange

Stones: Turquoise, Jet

Yule ~ Winter Solstice Menu

Red Wine Punch

Cornish Hens with Port Sauce

Gingerbread Moon Cookies

Yule Mystery Meditation Ceremony

My Wheel of the Year guide contains a Mystery Meditation, where you will have the opportunity to see into your future using the four elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air.  It also has recipes for the above menu. You could also chose a spell or ritual for personal alchemy, such as turning a piece of jewellery into a personal power talisman.

If you are in the southern hemisphere, you should read the entry for Midsummer or Summer Solstice spells and rituals.

Blessed be!

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Micro New Moon Dark Moon December 18, 2017

The Dark Moon in December 2017 will occur on the 18th. It’s considered to be a Micro Dark Moon as the Full Moon on December 3rd was a Super Moon. This doesn’t mean that the energy for spell work will be less powerful. After all, your intent is what matters! To help prepare for Yule on December 21st, I recommend a ritual ceremony to release guilt.

December Dark Moon Spell to Defeat Guilt

If you’re guilty of a wrong-doing, you should rectify the situation as soon as possible. But many times you can’t; for example, someone has passed away, and your sense of guilt continues. This meditation will help you to make amends and feel more positively.

This spell uses Pine and Lavender  and your touch stone, which you will use during the spell and as a reminder afterwards, is Okenite.

My Dark Moon Spells and Rituals eBook 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 dark moon rituals can be performed according to your needs.

You may complete the full ceremony or a quick spell. Performing the entire ritual around an altar may help to focus your energies in a more powerful way, but remember, the most important part of any spell is your intent.

Blessed be!

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Hechizos y Rituales de Súper Luna Llena Diciembre 3, 2017 en Géminis

En 2016, la luna llena de Diciembre es el día 3. La luna llena de Diciembre se llama Luna Fría, Luna Abierta o Luna del Gran Invierno. Las flores correspondientes son narciso, flor de pascua y acebo; las piedras son el zirconio azul y la turquesa. Porque el signo solar es Sagitario, (23 de Noviembre – 21 de Diciembre), la  luna llena es en Géminis.

Es una Super Luna, lo que significa que está más cerca de la Tierra de lo habitual, por lo que puede esperar más energía para sus hechizos y rituales.

La luna llena en Géminis es un momento ideal para renovar contactos y comunicarse con otras personas escribiendo cartas, llamando por teléfono o juntándose con otras personas. Limpiarás y cargarás un lapicero nuevo para usar en tu Libro de las Sombras y en todas las comunicaciones escritas con otras personas.

Esta es una súper luna llena, para que hechizos y rituales se beneficiarán de la energía extra.

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

¡Bendito seas!

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Super Full Moon December 3, 2017 Spells & Rituals

The full moon on December 3, 2017 is known as Cold Moon, Open Moon or Big Winter Moon. It’s a Super Moon, which means it is closer to Earth than usual, so you can expect extra energy for your spells and rituals.

This super full moon falls in the opposite sun sign of Gemini, so in Wiccan traditions, it’s the perfect time for spells and rituals to enhance your communications skills. It’s also ideal for renewing contacts, travel and face-to-face meetings.

It occurs in the morning of December 3 (10:46 AM EST), so you may want to perform your spells and rituals on the evening of December 2nd.

December Correspondences:

Flowers: Narcissus, poinsettia and holly

December Stones: Blue Zircon and Turquoise

December Full Moon Menu

Bacon & Leek Frittata

Chocolate & Coffee Truffles

My Simple Wiccan Magick Full Moon Spells & Rituals eBook contains a spell for better communication. You can perform either a quick spell or full ritual ceremony; both are available in the book. During the spell, you will cleanse and charge a special pen, which you will use in your Book of Shadows and for writing letters.

This is the last full moon before Yule on December 21st, so be sure to cleanse and charge your tools in the light of the full moon.

Full Moon recipes are found in my Full Moon guide and also in my Witches’ Cook Book.

Blessed be!

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Dark Moon Spells & Rituals November 18, 2017

The November 2017 Dark Moon will occur on the 18th. As ancient civilizations used the ever-changing cycles of the moon to plan and chart time, they also discovered that special energies were active during the different phases. Today, these connections are being rediscovered as we seek to fulfil our dreams and align ourselves with the universe. The dark moon is the perfect time to initiate change and renewal.

There is some ambiguity around the terms dark moon and new moon. For our purposes, we will follow the astrological version, which means the period after the waning moon and before the first crescent of light appears from the new moon. In ancient times, the dark moon was called old moon and was represented by the dark goddesses of Kali, Hecate, Metztli and Trivia. Some people refer to it as the new moon.

Dark Moon Spell to Master Stress

This month, we will focus on a dark moon spell to master stress. Some people accept stress as a by-product of modern times, but it can lead to mental and physical breakdown. This ritual will help you to focus on the good things in your life that can be difficult to appreciate when stress clouds your vision.

My Simple Wiccan Magick Dark Moon Spells eBook has a ritual to help transcend this state of mind. It uses Borage to fortify your inner self and Celery Seed to improve your concentration. Your touch stones, which you will use during the spell and as a reminder afterwards, are Smoky Quartz and Moonstone. You will also learn a simple affirmation to help keep you focused.

Blessed be!

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Luna Llena de Noviembre 4, 2017 en Tauro Hechizos y Rituales

En 2017, la luna llena de Noviembre es el día 4. La luna llena de Noviembre es conocida como la Luna del Castor, Luna Oscura o Luna de la Niebla. Las flores asociadas a este mes son los crisantemos; las piedras son topacio amarillo y citrino. Porque el signo solar es Escorpio, (24 de Octubre –  22 de Noviembre), la luna llena es en Tauro.

Esta luna llena ocurre a las 1:22 AM EDT el 4 de Noviembre, por lo que puede que desee realizar sus hechizos y rituales en la tarde del 3 de Noviembre.

La luna llena en Tauro es un momento ideal para hechizos que promuevan la creatividad, prosperidad, mejores relaciones familiares y planificación práctica. En este ritual, crearás y usaras un Amuleto de la Abundancia para centrarte en la felicidad de la familia y en una vida de abundancia.

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

¡Bendito seas!

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November 4, 2017 Full Beaver Moon Spells & Rituals

The full moon on November 4, 2017 is known as Beaver Moon, Dark Moon or Fog Moon. As full moons are always opposite the sun sign, this will be a full earth moon in Taurus. This full moon occurs at 1:22 AM EDT on November 4, so you may want to perform your spells and rituals on the evening of November 3.

Wiccans use this time for magick ceremonies that promotes family happiness and abundance. In my Full Moon Spells and Rituals eBook, I show how you can create an amulet to help attract joy and prosperity all year long.

November Correspondences

Flowers: Chrysanthemums and flowers with fall colours

Stones: Yellow Topaz and Citrine.

November Full Moon Menu

Tomato  & Cucumber salad with yogurt dressing ~

Three-Bean Chili ~

Fig Clafouti~

Recipes for the above are in my Full Moon Spells eBook and Witches’ Cook Book.

Blessed be!

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Dark Moon Spells & Rituals October 19, 2017

In October 2017, the Dark Moon occurs on the 19th. The dark moon is the period after the waning moon and before the first crescent of light appears from the new moon and it’s an ideal time to initiate change and renewal.  Dark moon energy is like all vibration – it causes an effect even though you can’t see it.

As this is the last Dark Moon before Samhain on October 31st, I have chosen a spell to release the emotional pain caused by family loss or death of a loved one.  However, my eBook Dark Moon Spells and Rituals has 15 unique spells suitable for Dark Moon magick and you may choose to perform a different ceremony.

Dark Moon Spell to Surmount Family Loss or Death of a Loved One

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the passing of a loved one, those left behind experience a wide range of emotions from anger and guilt to regret and grief. This Dark Moon is a good time to ask for release from these painful feelings, to prepare you to greet your ancestors on Samhain, October 31st.

This spell uses Chervil, Dittany of Crete, Honeysuckle oil and Marjoram. Your touch stone, which you will use during the spell and as a reminder afterwards, is Kunsite, which heals and clears emotional fallout.

Blessed be!

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October 31st 2017 Samhain Spells & Rituals

On October 31st, Wiccans celebrate their New Year’s Eve during the festival of Samhain. It’s a traditional time for remembrance and release and we plan for a prosperous future by releasing the negative energy of the past.  It’s also the time of year when the veil between the spirit world and ours is thinnest, enabling us to make contact with the departed.

Samhain Correspondences

Colours & Candles: black, orange, copper

Flowers: mums, calendula, cosmos, sage, mugwort

Incense: Cedar

Stones: Smoky quartz, opal, black obsidian

Samhain Menu

Apple & Pecan Salad

Beef & Beer Stew

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Samhain Spell for Remembrance and Release

My Wheel of the Year Guide contains a simple Samhain spell. During the ceremony, you will call up memories of your past and summon long-gone friends and ancestors and ask them what knowledge or wisdom they can offer you for the future.

You will recall the highs and lows of the past year, compliment yourself on your successes and forgive your failures.

Then, you will picture the coming year as you would like it to be – prosperous, filled with health, love, prosperity and satisfaction and you will create a personal talisman to remind you daily of your plans for the future.

Blessed be and Happy Samhain!

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Hechizos y Rituales de Luna Llena Luna de Octubre 5, 2017 en Aries

En 2017, la luna llena de Octubre es el día 5.  La luna llena de Octubre se llama Luna del Cazador, Luna de las Hojas que Caen o Luna de Sangre. Las flores asociadas a Octubre son caléndula y maravilla; las piedras son morganita o esmeralda rosada, ópalos y turmalina. Porque el signo solar es Libra, (24 de Septiembre – 23 de Octubre), la luna llena es en Aries.

La luna llena en Aries destila energía positiva e intensifica tu entusiasmo. Las oportunidades están listas para el atrevimiento, para las hazañas y para la audacia. ¿No sería maravilloso poder anclar esta energía para utilizarla en cualquier momento? Este hechizo te ayudará a conseguirlo.

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

¡Bendito seas!

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