FULL MOON AND WITCHCRAFT
Our Heavenly Father tells us that we perish for LACK OF KNOWLEDGE (Hosea 4:6). Every believe, in my humble opinion, needs to know what we are up against with the cycles of the Full Moon, because all of the occult kingdom (the Enemy’s kingdom) uses these times to COME AGAINST US. So be knowledgeable and do spiritual warfare against them during these times. LEARN. Don’t be complacent or think that it isn’t important, because incantations, spells, and rituals happen whether you know it and whether you fight against it in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!!! READ ON and ALWAYS feel free to SHARE:
Moon Phase Magic
The Moon is the most important heavenly body to witches. They draw on her power for lunar magic and cast their spells in accord with her cycles. There are moon gods, but the Moon has always been perceived as female to them. The Moon is cyclical, like women and they believe it mirrors the stages of life: "Maiden", "Mother" and "Crone".
The Moon is the astronomical body closest to us and, therefore, they believe it has a profound influence upon us. The highest energy occurs at the Full Moon and, therefore, this is the most powerful time for magical workings. The New Moon is the next most powerful time for Magic.
New Moon Magic:
Initiation The New Moon has a more inward feel than the Full Moon. The New Moon has a void or empty quality. Witches and the occult, in general, believe that darkness is the moment when the old passes away and the new is not yet here. That's why they believe it's a powerful time for sending out prayers, wishes, desires to the Universe.
New Moon workings can be done from the day of the New Moon to three-and-a-half days after. The New Moon is great for new beginnings, starting a new venture, initiating a new project or embarking on an adventure. This is the time when new love and romance can flourish. This is the time to hunt for a new job or to start trying to get pregnant. Under the New Moon, work with the new: the beginning of a new life, a new career, a new love, a new you.
Waxing Moon Magic:
Growth The Waxing Moon [when the Moon appears to grow larger in the sky] is a time of growth. From seven to fourteen days after the New Moon, use the Waxing Moon for constructive magic, including love, wealth, courage, success, friendship, luck and health. As the Moon grows larger, the more power is available.
Witches and the occult, in general, believe the Waxing Moon, is the best time to work with building on what you have started under the New Moon: gaining in prosperity, getting money, developing or receiving love, working toward having a pregnancy develop in a healthy way. They believe is the time to bring positive and constructive things into your life, such as performing magic to bring prosperity and health.
Full Moon Magic:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the New Moon comes the Full Moon and its magical potential. Witches and the occult, in general, believe this is the prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection and divination; and to perform any workings that require extra power, such as helping to find a new job or healing for serious conditions. They also believe it is the time for love, knowledge, money, dreams and legal undertakings.
Witches and the occult, in general, believe the Moon's energy is incredibly powerful, and that assistance in spells, etc. can be best ascertained at this time. Full Moon energy is available three days before and after the actual date of the Full Moon, which they believe is the best time for divination, dreams, love and whatever you desire.
Waning Moon Magic: Removing From three-and-a-half days after the Full Moon comes the Waning Moon. The moon is getting smaller, witches and the occult, in general, believe this time is best for banishing magic; for healing illness, addictions or negativity. They also believe the Waning Moon is the time to banish negative, unwanted things.
Dark Moon Magic:
A Break, or Binding Witches and the occult, in general, believe magic should not be worked during the three days each month when the Moon is dark and is not visible in the sky. The Moon Goddess is thought to have descended into the underworld; she is in mourning, and her energy is at its lowest point of the lunar cycle.
Some witches call upon Hecate, the Moon Goddess, during this time to perform negative workings, while others believe it is best to meditate during this time. Witches and the occult, in general, believe it can be a time of ridding oneself of bad habits, binding spells, a time to understand anger, passion, as well as a time for bringing justice to bear.
MOON MAGIC THROUGH THE ZODIAC
Moon in Aries: Spells involving authority, willpower and rebirth. Moon in Taurus: Spells involving love, real estate, and money. Moon in Gemini: Spells involving communication, public relations and travel. Moon in Cancer: Spells involving domestic life and honoring lunar deities. Moon in Leo: Spells involving power over others, courage, child birth. Moon in Virgo: Spells involving employment matters, health and intellectual matters. Moon in Libra: Spells involving court cases, partnerships and artistic matters. Moon in Scorpio: Spells involving secrets, power and psychic growth. Moon in Sagittarius: Spells involving publications, sports and the truth. Moon in Capricorn: Spells involving career, political matters and ambition. Moon in Aquarius: Spells involving science, freedom, personal expression, problem solving, friendship. Moon in Pisces: Spells involving music, telepathy and clairvoyance.
FULL MOON NAMES AND MEANINGS
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans [from this you can see why Indian “trinkets” and art is considered unclean/profane by God], of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.
• Full Wolf Moon – January: Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.
• Full Snow Moon – February: Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.
• Full Worm Moon – March: As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
• Full Pink Moon – April: This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
• Full Flower Moon – May: In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
• Full Strawberry Moon – June: This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
• The Full Buck Moon – July: July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
• Full Sturgeon Moon – August: The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
• Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon – September: This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.
• Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October: This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
• Full Beaver Moon – November: This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
• The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December: During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.
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