The lunar cycles are central to our Wiccan faith and our ability to enhance our spells. Look here for rituals, spells, and lore concerning the moon.
Cycles of the Moon
Each phase of the moon offers powerful energy for use in ritual work and witchcraft. This article will acquaint you with what the moon cycles look like, when they occur, and what types of witchcraft (summoning or banishing) they support.
Full Blood Moon of October
The October full moon is the Blood Moon or Hunter’s Moon. This month the harvesting turns to hunting to lay away enough food for winter. We celebrate the bond between humans and animals. Work magic for the well-being of pets and livestock. Identify what animal energies you need in your life.
Full Corn Moon of July
In Britain, "corn" is a term for all cereal crops such as wheat and barley, but in the United States, corn means maize. Celebrate both meanings with the July full Corn Moon, which marks the first shift into the harvest season as you pick ripe maize.
Full Flower Moon of May
As in gardening, when you bring forth the first green shoots of your spiritual and worldly projects, you must thin out the scrawnier seedlings to make room for the plants with the most potential.
Full Harvest Moon of September
The September full moon is the Harvest Moon. This is also the month of the second harvest (root crops) and Mabon sabbat / autumn equinox. This is an extremely busy month for spellwork.
Full Herb Moon of August
Now is the time to harvest your herbs for magical, cooking, and medicinal use all through the next twelve months. Herbs reaped during both the waxing and waning phases of this month are the most potent than at any other time of the year.
Full Honey Moon of June
The June full moon is the Honey Moon. Now is the time to feel most alive and to give in to the gods-blessed urge to play and enjoy ourselves. We should turn our attention to romance, love, sex, and worldly pleasures.
Full Sap Moon of March
The March full moon is the Sap Moon. March is a time of unpredictability, shifting of the seasons, and surging energy. Now the sap is rising in the trees and the spring equinox is at hand. You must choose, organize, and bless your upcoming projects.
Full Seed Moon of April
The magic you work during the month of the Seed Moon is very physically and emotionally intense. This month involves a huge revving up of energy as compared to the slower months that preceded it.
Full Storm Moon of February
The February full moon is the Storm Moon. This is a raw, blustery time of year in which the snow can return with a vengeance. February is a month of beginnings and renewal as celebrated with the Imbolc sabbat.
Full Wolf Moon of January
The January full moon is the Wolf Moon. This is a point of great stillness when the cold has frozen the ground and the water as hard as stone. This is a time of waiting, endurance, and survival – but great potential is building.
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As the New Year begins, look ahead to the full moon cycle for guidance on how to plan your rituals. Each full moon has its own significance within the great Wheel of the Year. Each has something to teach you about the cycles of sowing, growing, reaping, and lying fallow.
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