Sunday, November 20, 2016

Esbat Wane Moon

Esbat Wane Moon


Snow Moon of November.  The first of winter's snow has arrived.  Nature now sleeps deep within the Earth.  Remind yourself that although winter is coming, it will not last forever.  Plan for a ritual to work on ridding yourself of negative thoughts and vibrations.  Candle color for this Moon is grey; symbolic of the cloud filled skies of winter storms.

Between the full moon and the dark moon is the period of Waning moon. Used for banishing and rejecting those things that influence us in a negative way. Negative emotions, diseases, ailments, and bad habits can all be let go and special spells for clearing can be performed at this time.


To Rid Negatives:

Set an empty cauldron or goblet on your altar between two lit white candles. Burn a good protection or blessings incense. Robe yourself if you choose, preferably in white, and stand or sit before the altar. Breathe slowly and evenly until you are calm and centered. Take the cauldron or goblet in both hands; hold high over the altar in salute to the Gods. Lower to chest level and slowly breathe into the cauldron, silently naming each habit, person or experience you wish removed from your life.

When finished, turn the cauldron or goblet upside down on the altar, saying:

"The contents of this vessel I give to thee, Great Ones.
Exchange these experiences for better."

Place an offering of herbs and milk outside. Or at least burn the herbs in your censor. This is best done during the Waning Moon. And, of course, take caution with burning.



As with anything Wiccan and Pagan, there isn't really a right or wrong way to do things. It's much more about listening to your body and soul and feel your way through life.  Some people have preferences of which moon cycle they like best so experiment to find out which ones you like best.







  1. I have a niece who considers herself pagan, Being into Norse Mythology she chose a name. During birth she had a seizure which brought on a heart attack. They did an emergency C-section. The baby apparently was unable to survive such a harsh birth and lived only 8 days. My question is, does the color orange have any meaning in this mythology, and also the number 8 ??? I am just trying to understand what may be going through her mind after this trauma. I feel if I can better understand that, I may be able to help her through her pain of losing her newborn.

    1. Hi, Very sorry for your loss. It can be very hard to understand. Hopefully she is back on the road towards health. I always start these with see a physical or mental health qualified medical professional.

      Healers are Odin, Eir, Gullveig. In the Viking Age, people would pray to the Goddesses Frigg and Freya, and sing ritual songs to protect the mother and the child. Fate played a huge role in Norse culture and was determined at the moment of birth by the Norns. The Vikings’ religion never contained any formal doctrines concerning what happens to someone when he or she dies. Although there are several tales.

      Orange is a color located between red and yellow on the spectrum of light. Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors and is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. It is a color associated with Bragi, Odin and Tyr. Orange Calcite will it balance your emotions and heal your wounds.

      The numbers three and nine are significant numbers in Germanic paganism. The number 8 represents Infinity and everything good in the universe which is infinite, such as infinite love, infinite supply, infinite energy or infinite time.

      One connection I could think of in general is Scorpio is the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac. (October 23 – November 22), if it just happened. Scorpios are the most mysterious and also the most misunderstood of all the signs. Events like this can be just as mysterious and hard to understand. Alu. Blessed Be.