The Cougar Moon 2016

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High Country Cougar by Simply Wild Canada

February’s full moon is known by many different names one of them is the cougar moon. It receives this name due to the fact that at this time in the winter season food is scarce (which is why it is also known as the Hunger Moon) and the predators like the cougar have be out prowling for food for longer periods of time which allows for us to catch a glimpse.  As a big cat they are solitary animals only seeking companionship during their mating season which will soon be arriving.

Cougar-Moon Asante Riverwind Arts

Cougar Moon by Asante Riverwind Arts

During this month as well we celebrated Imbolc which is known as the time of Quickening, when the crone becomes a maiden once again full of new life and potential. We also can start perceiving nature awakening from her slumber. We start to see some snowdrops, crested iris or crocuses peaking through the snow and the trees start developing their buds. This is the time for new beginnings and it is full of magical potential.

With this theme of new beginnings this is a good moon to make plans for the future and for the Spring to come. This is the time we should dream, be filled with hope and aspirations and set wonderful goals. Due to these powerful energies it lends itself for us to do magical workings that involve personal achievements and advancement. The Moon  will enter Virgo at 4:25 am MT (Feb 22nd) and its influence will add even more power as it rules  intellectual matters and matters relating to employment and business. Virgo also lends itself to help in health matters, like making dietary changes and/or working to heal the intestines and nervous system.

ethericsurgeryWith all these energies at play it gives us many opportunities to work with the full moon in many different ways. If you are focusing in physical health maybe this is the time to do an intestinal cleanse and help our body get rid-off the toxins. You can prepare a gem elixir of a Green Moss Agate to assist you during the cleanse. If you are focusing on your nervous system, you can make a gem elixir of Nephrite Jade  and use it in your tea. I know that Live and Feel suggest that Oolong, Green or Black tea are all good for the nervous system. If you would like to learn a little more on others way you can bring healing to your nervous system please visit Herb Hands Healing.

If you decide to focus in career building, seeking employment or bringing success to your business then this is a good time to craft a Business Success Oil to anoint yourself prior to working with anything related to your business (marketing materials, your business cards, CV’s or resumes) so that everything you touch is infused with the energy.

When you craft remember to create a magical atmosphere! Dim the light a little, light an incense in this case I would recommend High John the Conqueror as it increase your power, draws money and remove hexes or curses which can be limiting your prosperity or Pine which draws money and prosperity. Light a green candle and play some inspiring music. Gather all your ingredients and have fun!

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Business Success Oil

  • 5 ml of Sesame Oil  (to open doors) or any other carrier oil you have
  • 5 ml of Almond Oil (to bring money, business success, prosperity and wisdom) or any other carrier oil you have
  • 2 drops of Scotch Pine EO (to bring steady money, banish scarcity)
  • 4 drops of Blood Orange EO (to add luck, attract money and prosperity)
  • 3 drops of Cinnamon EO (to add power, wealth, prosperity, business success)
  • 1 drop of Basil (to bring wealth, prosperity and luck, protect you from the evil eye
  • 1 drop of Patchouli (to bring money)
  • pinch of Allspice (to bring money, luck and business success)
  • pinch of Cinquefoil or Five Finger Grass (to bring luck, money and abundance)
  • pinch of High John the Conqueror (to bring money, success and happiness)
  • one Clove (to bring business success, wealth and prosperity)
  • a chip  or 2 of Green Aventurine (to bring money, luck, career success, prosperity)

Remember these are guidelines only. Use the ingredients that you have at hand. Feel free to tweak the quantities to suit you and your needs. This is done to serve as a starting point. Keep in mind if you are allergic to any of these ingredients. Please research them prior to using.

Here is a simple but effective ritual you can do this evening. First gather a green candle, the newly crafted Business Success Oil, a bay leaf, matches, a fire resistant dish, John the Conqueror Incense or Pine. Then proceed to set the atmosphere and the tone for your work (create scared space, call the quarters do whatever your tradition calls for). Light the incense put some wonderful background music. Grab your bay life write on it your desired out come. Anoint the green candle towards you with the Business Success Oil and keeping in mind what you want to bring to you. Then light the candle and proceed to burn your bay leave. Place the bay leaf on the dish so it can finish burning. While looking at the flame of the candle concentrate on the outcome you want, see it happening in your life, see the outcome of getting this becoming a reality, hold that thought for as long as you can while staring at the flame of the candle. Once you are done envisioning, say a few words from your heart, express gratitude for receiving the outcome you want and say something like So Mote it be or May it be so. Let the candle finish burning in a safe place. Once the ritual is completed, if there are any remnants of the leaf (ashes) or the candle I would bury them in the earth.

Resources:

  • Cosmic Daily Weather by Kaye Berjot
  • Witches’ Datebook 2016 by Llewellyn’s 
  • Book of Shadows by Monica Tyler
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Storm Full Moon 2015

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This full moon goes void of course very quickly, so better keep your ritual short and sweet. The full moon enters Virgo at 12:06 pm CST and goes Void of Course at 12:36 pm CST until Friday at 7:52 pm CST. This will be the last full moon of Winter. The energies of balance, rebirth and renewals are upon us! We will turn the wheel of the year once again during this Spring Equinox. We will say good bye to the Winter and we will welcome with open arms and heart, Spring!

This moon is known by many names, some of the additional ones are the Crow Moon, Sap Moon or the Worm Moon. It is known as the Crow Moon because during this time we start to see the crows being more active thanks to the fact that it is thawing out and there is more food available. Talking about food it is also known as the Worm Moon (named by the Algonquin Tribes) because during this time the worms start making it’s appearances and therefore birds like the crow have food once again and we start seeing the signs of Spring. It is also known as the Sap Moon because during this time maple tree’s are tapped to collect their wonderful sap!

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Virgo is very practical, it is known for facilitating integration, synthesis and digestion of events and emotions.The fact that the moon will be void of course for so long it actually give us ample time to sit down and take a look within to see what are out true motives for doing the things we do. It gives us the time to take inventory and make course correction where is needed. This moon will bring a lot of clarity so that you are now able to see things that you couldn’t see before. During this moon, Venus is in Astrea which also lends its energies to do works that aid emotional healing. This paired up with the clarity can actually be the perfect combinations of energies to be able to get over that person that we have let go. We can see things more clearly and we can actually heal and move on. So for all those transitioning out of a long term relationship this is the perfect time to completely cut ties and heal.

Magically speaking once again with have great energies that allows use to do a lot different kinds of works during. If you are focusing your efforts in doing a healing ceremony (like myself) keep it short and sweet be practical. 🙂 Because of the nature of this moon being void of course for so long and introspection is a great way to utilize this time I think working with gem elixirs is the way to go instead of soaking in a bath. There is something about taking something within while going within. So I will be recommending a few gem elixirs to aid your works!

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If you decide to focus on the healing of emotional wounds or healing from a break up. The best elixir you can take during this time of introspection and the days to follow is a liberation and forgiveness gem elixir.

Gem Elixir for Liberation and Forgiveness

  • 1 Bottle of Voss Water (or distilled/spring very low mineral content water <200 mg/L ideal or 500 mg/L)
  • Mookite – gives you a positive attitude towards life, brings inner peace and help process experiences.
  • Obsidian (Snowflake) – for dissolution of the ties of the old wounds, it relieves anxiety, tension and shock.
  • Rhodonite – allows you to forgive and to let go of emotional burdens and emotional damage.
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Mookite

Snowflake Obsidian

Obsidian

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Rhodonite

This is a strongly effective elixir and it is suitable to be used long term. You can use direct method safely for its creation (placing the stones directly inside the water). The dosage is 4-8 oz at a time. You can drink this in the morning and throughout the day.

If you are focusing this time of introspection to look for a solution to a problem, to evaluate the direction of your life or a relationship and/or reassessing your goals. You might want to use a gem elixir that brings you clarity and truthfulness to you. This way you can fully make use of the clarity that this moon will bring and you can amplify its effect.

Gem Elixir for Clarity and Truthfulness

  • 1 Bottle of Voss Water (or distilled/spring very low mineral content water <200 mg/L ideal or 500 mg/L)
  • Clear Quartz – brings clarity, awareness, understanding and good perception.
  • Sodalite – brings awareness and aids you to find your personal truth and loyalty to oneself.
Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz

Sodalite

Sodalite

This is a strongly effective elixir. You can use direct method safely for its creation (placing the stones directly inside the water). The dosage is 4-8 oz at a time. You can drink this in the morning and throughout the day.

So, whatever works you decide to do during this full moon may it be bring you blessings, healing and happiness for you!

Resources:

  • Various Astrological Forecasts for the day (Anne Ortelee, Kelly Hunter and Astrolore- Laurie)
  • Gem Water by Michael Gienger and Joachim Goebel

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