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.






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