Full Frost Moon

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Full Frost Moon, over South-Central Alaska. November 6, 2014

This is a photograph of tonight’s full Frost moon.  I am absolutely AMAZED that I had the energy required to honor the divine in ritual on the actual night of the full moon, that is something that has escaped me the past months.  With the upcoming full moon I felt my nerves becoming frazzled, my body has been fatigued. Despite all that, last night as I looked upon the nearly full moon and, I asked for healing.  While I walked, I stared at the moon and envisioned a spiraling white light shining down directly to me.  I drank in her energy and invited her healing light.  The spiral quickly became a tether and I felt safe.  My emotions are often rocky during the full moon phase, but with the tether I felt I would not get “lost.”

Tonight, I prepared myself for ritual. I cleansed myself with frankincense incense smoke and patchouli oil. My clothes were changed and my robe donned. Quickly, I filled my black mug with water and I thought of the true blessing that clean water is.  I made my way outside and found a spot where the moonlight could reflect in the water of my mug. The dark contents shone like a mirror and I invoked the Goddess of the Moon. Hecate was called upon to join me and I thanked her for her presence. Guidance and wisdom were both asked for, I drank in the blessed water – I drank in the silvery moonlight. Thanks were given and I poured what I did not drink on the ground at my feet on the little grass left in our winter.

Inside, I ate a piece of chocolate and grounded my energy. Then I ventured out to take photographs. The image was taken with our Samsung camera, not my usual cellphone.  I was delighted that the evidence of the double image of the moon came out so clear, it is absolutely enchanting!

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New Moon Banishing Ritual

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September 24, 2014 New Moon Banishing Ritual

On September 24, 2014 we entered a new moon. In the course of my studies I have learned that during a new moon it is a great time for banishing rituals/spells as well as “planting seeds” of positivity and desires/goals we wish to achieve. I recommend studying further into these ideas on your own as I am not especially versed in these areas in order to teach. In the photo pictured above you see three mussel shells. I chose 3, for it’s magickal properties. The shells are actually from a recent dinner, I cleaned and saved them for this purpose. I actually had a total of 9 but used 3 for this ritual.

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My 3 mussel shells on the beach before I let them go in the current.

On the beach, right at the exact spot I chose  there was a Fireweed flower floating in the water. I did not notice the flower or place it there, my best friend and fiance actually pointed it out to me. I take this as a wonderful sign. During the moments before tossing the shells back into the ocean, I reflected on the three things I wrote on the shells. It was actually kind of difficult for me to allow the “overly critical” shell to be shown in the photo. Or, to actually be used in the ritual because I was fairly unhappy with my writing  of the letter “T” in critical.  A great reason to just let it go!

shell in ocean current

That which no longer serves me I RELEASE!

2 of the shells immediately went away very quickly in the tide. One shell floated on the water and close the beach. I ran along beside it, afraid it would actually come to shore. I had planned to throw it back out further if necessary, it was not. I feel like once I was finally ready to let it go, that is the moment when it went under the waves and out with the tide!

Goodbye to what no longer serves me! Goodbye!

(I failed to mention *tsk tsk* where I got the idea, please visit hocuspocus13 the blog is amazing)

 

 

Limpia

I had recently came across a blog post regarding the subject matter of “Limpia.” (source) My feeling is that Limpia is not only a divination tool but also a cleansing ritual. It involves the use of an egg that is rubbed along the entire body, including the bottom of the feet. The egg is then cracked to reveal the troubles/problems/outcome. Tonight, I decided to perform this ritual.

1. I cleansed the area and myself before performing the rite, using smoke from an incense stick relevant to the ritual.
2. I laid a white paper towel on which I placed a small white bowl. Any white plate/bowl etc can be used. I made the personal choice to pour sea salt in the bottom of the bowl and added two bay leaves for purity and protection.
3. I placed a glass inside the bowl on top of the salt. I poured water which I blessed inside the glass. Water is holy and blessed on its own. I gave thanks to my easy access to clean running water and the life it provides. I also took a sip and drank it in, grateful.
4. When I cupped the egg in my hands I awoke it to its duties at hand. I immediately ran the egg all over my body, starting with my third eye. I rubbed the egg along my skin until I felt light and almost tingly. This in itself without the divination had a desirable positive result. I felt lighter.
5. I cracked the egg into the water. I took photos before placing on the floor. It is currently near my feet, when I go to sleep it will be under my bed to finish absorbing any negative energies.

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Getting ready to perform the limpia ritual.

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The top view of the egg after the limpia ritual was performed.

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The side view of the egg after the limpia ritual was performed.

I will update most likely tomorrow with photos of the egg after a night of absorbing any residual negative energies in the area as I sleep. This is my first attempt in a cleansing/divination like this. **Update 8-8-14**

egg divination

egg oracle, see the tear bubble – spirit/entity attached

See the large bubble connected to the yolk area – indicates a spirit or entity attached to the person. It could be either positive or negative.

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top closer view, see black speck/sediment denotes an enemy

I found a large black speck on the left side in this picture very close to the yolk – indicates an enemy.

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many small bubbles indicate multiple physical attacks with milkiness showing use of magick

There were so many small bubbles and a milkiness in the glass this morning. The small bubbles indicate physical attacks, the more bubbles the more attacks. The milkiness indicate that magick was used against the person. It surrounds the yolk. I can’t decide it it’s actually negative. It seems somewhat protective but I could be confused. I also see birds which would show the act of being spied on.

My second thought is if it’s possible for the egg to absorb negativity/energies/forces at work from another person sharing the same bed. I am going to perform this ritual again on myself and my spouse.

New Moon Blessing Manifestation

“New Moon in Cancer gives double, innovative power.Try water magick for protection, family, growth and financial stability. Your Magickal Challenge for today: Write 9 new moon wishes, put them in a glass of water, Sunday, dry out the paper and use the Leo Moon fire to burn your petition.” – Silver RavenWolf Author Page (source) I get notifications on FB from Silver RavenWolf’s page and this spell seemed great to try. The new moon fell on June 27, 2014. I took a blue inked pen and quickly charged it with my good thoughts which transferred to paper, and just like that it was in a glass (re-purposed jar) of water on my small bathroom window sill.

New moon blessing manifestation

New moon blessing manifestation

Just as instructed, I let it sit in the jar and watched it soak in the golden rays of sunset. I took a pretty photo of that too but decided not to overload you on photos in this post. Sunday, I let the petition dry. Once it was dry Sunday evening (didn’t take long) I found a nice clear piece of ground outside where to burn it.

Blessing petition burn

Blessing petition burn

 

The ash of a new moon blessing petition

The ash of a new moon blessing petition

Nothing but ash left, carried away by the evening wind into the great Alaskan sky!

**Update** Right after we burned the petition, me and my guy went for a walk and in the middle of the road he discovered a titanium ring that fit his finger perfectly. He collects this type of jewelry so it was such an awesome find! I believe it to be part of the “fast luck” request in my petition!