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
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.
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
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.