Moon Lore

Moon Lore

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

So what happens we we miss full moon ritual? January has been busy for me in my life and work, so I have recently been thinking about the idea of “missed” ritual or events. Such as missing a full moon ritual, as many witches and pagans honor and celebrate. So what does happen when we

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Astrology

Dec 7th, 2013 | By

Most Pagans and Witches are familiar with divination associations of the moon, and feel it as a time powerful for oracle type of work of many types. But if you ignore the moon in astrology, you are missing at least half the story. When most people refer to “their sign”, they refer to their rising

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Halloween and the Full Moon

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

Everyone loves a halloween story, movie, or television program portraying a full moon at Halloween. Perhaps because they both have associations with the mysterious, the magical, and witchcraft. It also has a nice lighting effect on camera. We will not be having a full moon on Halloween. The next time we will be having a

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Of Almanacks

Oct 2nd, 2013 | By

There are several almanacs put forth with magical practitioners as their target customer, but there are several others with similar information, for a much lower price. The Old Farmer’s Almanac has weather, gardening, moon and astronomy. It has in detail sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, solstices, equinoxes, and eclipses.  It also has moon articles. It also

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Pre-Wicca Pulling or Drawing down the Moon

Sep 5th, 2013 | By

The term drawing down the moon might be heard, used or referenced as the name of part of a Wiccan ritual, but thousands of years prior, Pulling down the Moon was something different. Witches had claimed to know how to draw or pull down the moon, both in the form of an eclipse, and to

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Sin

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

When I was in Iraq, I had the rare opportunity to visit this ziggurat of Ur, and led by a local guide. It is one of the best preserved, and dedicated in honor of the moon god Nanna also known as Sin. Also nearby happens to be the early home of Abraham, patriarch of Israel.

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The energy of moon beams and rays

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

The full moon light can provide not only a mystical mood and atmosphere, but the light itself can provide a different type, and levels of energy. Recently, in my new home, during the most recent full moon which also was especially bright, and appeared visually larger, I had difficulty sleeping.  Many of the magical workers

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On Outdoor Ritual

Jun 1st, 2013 | By

I am of the personal conviction that while not all rituals must be outdoors, as a Pagan, some of them must be. I am not saying that there aren’t other rituals that cannot be indoors, and indeed some of them can be, and some of them perhaps should be.  In particular, rituals specific to nature

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Introduction

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

At a recent full moon celebration I was a part of, which was open to children with parental consent, one of the participant’s daughters apparently had the epiphany. “Mom, hey, I just noticed we always do ritual on the night of the full moon. Why is that?” It was good she asked the question; as

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