The Cougar Moon 2016


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!


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.


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

February 2016 New Moon


This new moon on Monday February 8th is going void of course at 9:39 am MT and it will remain there until 1:32 pm MT on Tuesday. With this happening I wouldn’t recommend using the evening of Monday to set intentions but maybe take the time to meditate and go within to really figure out what your intentions are for the lunar cycle and see what things may be keeping you from being able to achieve them. Then with a clear mind and a clear path you are ready to set your intentions on Tuesday evening. Another thing to keep in mind is that the new moon will enter Pisces at 2:31 am MT on Tuesday which lends itself to do works that are related to dream-work, clairvoyance, telepathy, music and the creative arts. If you are looking to do some healing work this time is great to work on feet and the lymph glands.

On Monday night I would do a sacred bath ritual for clarity so that while I am soaking I can see very clearly my intentions for the upcoming lunar cycle. First, I would smudge the bathroom with some sage or my favorite, Palo Santo. Then I would burn a citrus smelling candle or just a white candle anointed towards me to bring me clarity and truth. I will draw my water, give it a blessing, then add the bath salts that I have created.


Clarity Bath Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Epsom Salt – it helps to clear and ground you.
  • 1/2 cup Sea Salt – it helps to purify and cleanse your aura.
  • 1/4 cup of baking soda – helps disperse the essential oils and it is good for the skin.
  • 1/4 cup of Coconut Milk (added directly to the bath) or use Coconut Milk powder and add it to the mix. It is associated with the feminine, the moon and water it brings purification, and protection. Coconut Milk powder is very fragrant and it is great for the skin.
  • 20 drops of Lemon Sweet EO – it brings clarity, cleansing and uplifting.
  • 1 tsp of Solomon’s Seal herbs – helps you with decision making.

After the bath I am in a good energetic and spiritual position to do a shamanic journey to visit with one of my spiritual allies. I can discuss with him/her my intentions and together we can discovering if there are any hidden energies that may work against me in bringing my intentions into manifestation.

On Tuesday the energy is favorable for setting those intentions. Since the energies of the evening are conducive for creative work I will probably create a sigil for said intentions and place it somewhere in my healing room or office. This evening also provide energies that will support dream-work so this is a good time to do so. This is the perfect time to do some crafting, like making a Dream-Work Oil and/or a Dream-Work medicine bag. If you like working with crystals this is a great opportunity to create a crystal grid to support you this evening in your dream-work.

Before going to bed this evening you can drink some Brigid Divination Tea and set your intention to do dream-work. Place your dream-work medicine bag under your pillow , mattress or on your night table and anoint yourself with some of the Dream-work Oil and go off to an adventure in dreamland. Don’t forget to write down all of your dreams and information you get the next morning. I hope you enjoy some of the ideas provided. If you do craft any of the suggested items feel free to comment on how it worked for you.


Dream-Work Oil

  • 5 ml of Grapeseed carrier oil  – it is known to have moon energies and increase mental power.
  • 2 drops Cassia Bark – it helps to support astral projection
  • 2 drops of Jasmine – it helps to induce prophetic dreams
  • 4 drops of Lavender – it helps to induce prophetic dreams and
  • 1 drop of Rosemary – to drive away nightmares and protection
  • 1 drop of Wormwood – for protection, to increase psychic powers and to call forth spirits.
  • pinch of Angelica (herb) – for protection and to support dream prophecy
  • pinch of Mugwort (herb) – for protection, to increase psychic powers, support astral projection and induce prophetic dream


Dream-Work Medicine Bag

  • Purple cloth – or one that you feel that goes with the theme of dream work (stars, moons, clouds)
  • Blue Lace Agate – for protection and support of good dreams
  • Amethyst – for protection, supports Dream- work, it dispels nightmares
  • Blue Obsidian – for protection, increases psychic abilities, supports astral travel, promotes having good dreams and supports shamanic journeys
  • A star of Anise – for protection from evil spirits, supports meditation and calls forth spirits
  • Angelica (herb) – for protection and to support dream prophecy
  • Mugwort (herb) – for protection, to increase psychic powers, support astral
  • Vervain (herb) – for protection, peace and support sleep
  • Anoint the bag with some Dream-Work Oil

Like always use the ingredients that you have at home and do your own personal research to ensure you do not have any adverse reaction when working with any of the ingredients listed in the recipes. The recipes are of my creation and are suggestions, feel free to personalize them to best suit your needs. There are many different crystals, oils, herbs that have similar attributes and energies feel free to exchange them. Many blessings to you and enjoy your New Moon!


Cosmic Daily Weather by Kaye Berjot

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