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Merry Esbat

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Hope you are all enjoying tonight’s beautiful full moon, as I certainly am.

Tonight’s moon is in Virgo.
This is a good time to cast spells and perform workings in service of others.

To me, February’s moon is the Fruit Moon, which fits well with my local area. 
This is the time when stone fruit is harvested and there is an abundance of delicious fresh fruit available.

The February full moon in the Southern Hemisphere can also be dubbed the following names:

Harvest Moon
Grain Moon
Sturgeon Moon
Red Moon
Wyrt Moon
Corn Moon
Dog Moon
Barley Moon

Merry Esbat!

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Flower Moon

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Such a beautiful full moon tonight!
Tonight’s moon is the Flower Moon, the first full moon occuring after Ostara, the Spring Equinox.
This beautiful moon is also a supermoon, and is the closest the moon will be to the earth this year.

In the Northern Hemisphere, a blood moon will soon occur, but unfortunately, we will not get to see this in Australia, as it begins after dawn for us.
A blood moon is a lunar eclipse, when the earth is positioned directly between the sun and the moon.
This causes the moon to appear red, which is actually the earth’s shadow moving across the lunar face.
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This Flower Moon falls is the sign of Pisces, a sign that is represented by The Moon card in the tarot.
It is a sign in the element of water, and ruled by Neptune.
So the watery connections of this moon are strong.
I chose to harness this energy by taking a purifying bath, washing myself clean of worry and negativity, of which I have had my fair share of these past few months.

With the onset of Spring and the warmer weather, it is now comfortable enough to be outside enjoying the night sky.
There is nothing like performing a full moon ritual outside under the light of the moon.
This is something I really miss during the winter months.

If you are lucky enough to live in a location where you are able to view tonight’s eclipse, set yourself up outside and enjoy the show.
But if you are like me and are going to miss this one, don’t let that stop you.
The energy and light of the supermoon is truly magical, eclipse or not, get out there and soak up some silvery rays.

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People’s Choice – Best Of March 2015

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Since purchasing my new camera one year ago, I have become quite the amateur photographer.
Whether it be the graveyard, my pets, the moon and sky, or just snapshots from my daily life, I am always on the hunt for that perfect shot.

Instagram has helped to fuel my passion for the lens.
Being able to share my photography with an appreciative audience, is something I really enjoy.
Instagram is a good way to put my growing photographic skills out there for others to enjoy, rather than just filing  them away in a folder on my computer.

My ‘People’s Choice’ grid was inspired by a fellow Instagramer.
It is a great idea, as it gives me a chance to see my photography from the perspective of my audience, which subjects and styles appeal to my followers.

So to kick off my new monthly tradition, here are my twelve most liked photos on Instagram for March 2015.

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April Blood Moon

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Just a heads up, that the April Full moon will be a Blood Moon.
Make sure to get out and observe this amazing phenomenon, as it really is spectacular. 

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The Heart Of Witchcraft

What is Witchcraft?

 

Witchcraft is casting circle under the light of a full moon.

Drawing up the energy of the earth, feeling it flow into your body, your soul.

Feeling earth energy merge into your own, your very being.

Feeling that energy pour from your body, to create a sphere of protection, of harmony.

 

Witchcraft is calling upon the elements that sustain life.

Feeling the breeze in your hair, on your face.

Feeling the wind cleanse your soul.

 

Feeling the solid earth beneath your feet.

Becoming still, becoming grounded, becoming as ancient stone.

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Feeling the gentle caress of water, reflecting moonlight in its depths.

The soft, pliant energy of the heart.

Feeling sadness, joy, all emotion together as one.

 

Feeling the heat of the summer sun.

The joy of adventure, the heat of desire.

 

Feeling it all entwine, come together, encircle you, empower you.

Feeling balanced, complete, one with creation.

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Witchcraft is the full moon in a starlit sky, bathing you in its ethereal silver glow.

Witchcraft is the moon reflected on a silver blade.

It is calling down the moon, invoking the lunar Goddess.

Watching her descend, enclosed in her silver light.

Spiralling light, bathing, filling, replenishing.

It is feeling the power of the Goddess around you, within you, becoming one, becoming her.

Witchcraft is completeness, empowerment, joy, love and wild abandon.

 

Witchcraft is the Charge of The Goddess, spoken in a voice that is no longer quite your own.

It is hearing the tones of the moon, the Goddess, flowing from your tongue.

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Witchcraft is the Great Rite.

The flash of blade thrust into chalice.

It is power, energy, magick.

It is partaking of the blessing.

Red wine, filled with power.

 

Witchcraft is moonlight, firelight, candlelight.

It is energy, power, empowerment.

Witchcraft is casting circle under the light of the moon.

Witchcraft is the Goddess, joining, as one.

Witchcraft is becoming one with the universe and knowing your are, at this moment, at the centre of it all.

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Lunar Eclipse In October

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Just a little heads up.
On the night of the October full moon, there will be a full lunar eclipse happening.

The Goddess has really put on a celestial show, these last few months, what with all those beautiful and powerful super moons.

I am especially excited about this eclipse, as with the weather finally warming up, this will be my first esbat circle of the year (Witch’s year) which I can comfortably hold outdoors.
This amazing event feels like a little ‘welcome back’ gift from Selene herself. 

What are your plans for this special Esbat?
Do you work with an eclipsed moon, or just enjoy the show?
I’d be interested in hearing some opinions and ideas on lunar eclipse energy. 

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Aquarian Super Moon

The energy of last nights moon was very strong.

Not surprisingly, as this was the super moon of the year, the closest the moon will be to the earth all year.

In the Southern Hemisphere, this was also an Esbat to celebrate, as it is the last Full Moon of Winter.

Unfortunately, it was much to cold to work outside in the moonlight, but it didn’t much matter, the energy of my indoor circle was crackling with life and joy.

Full Moon Ritual Altar

Full Moon Ritual Altar

I left my stones outside to charge and the strength of the moon has imbued them with a very strong energy.

They even look clearer and are sparkling with life, their colors enhanced by the moon’s rays.

I also charged some moon water, for use as an elixir and in ritual, capturing the power of this amazing moon in a bottle.

Super Full Moon

Super Full Moon at Moonrise

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Moon Rays

Moon Rays

2014-08-10 10.34.48How did you celebrate last night’s super Full Moon?

 

More Moon Photos?

Full Lunar Cycle

More Super Moon

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A Cycle Of The Moon – In Picture

The following photos were taken, each night, throughout an entire cycle of the Moon.

 

First sight of the cycle - Waxing Moon at 6% visible

First sight of the cycle – Waxing Moon at 6% visible. Not the best sot, as I was in a hurry to take the shot before the moon set. This is why it is red, it was right on the western horizon.

Waxing Moon at 9% visibility

Waxing Moon at 9% visibility

Waxing 12%

Waxing 12%

Waxing at 20%

Waxing at 20%

Waxing at 29%

Waxing at 29%

Waxing at 39%

Waxing at 39%

First Quarter Moon at 50%

First Quarter Moon at 50%

First Quarter at 58%

First Quarter at 58%

Waxing at 68%

Waxing at 68%

75% waxing moon

75% waxing moon

Waxing at 84%

Waxing at 84%

90% waxing

90% waxing

Waxing at 95% . Was lucky to get this shot, as it was very cloudy this night

Waxing at 95% . Was lucky to get this shot, as it was very cloudy this night

Full Moon at 98%

Full Moon at 98%

The cycle at it's peak - 100% Full Moon

The cycle at its peak – 100% Full Moon

Full Moon at 99%

Full Moon at 99%

Waning moon at 97%

Waning moon at 97%

Waning moon at 92%

Waning moon at 92%

85% Waning

85% Waning

74% waning

74% waning

Waning at 67%

Waning at 67%

Waning at 42%. Missed the previous night, as it was raining.

Waning at 42%. Missed the previous night, as it was raining.

31% waning moon

31% waning moon

Waning 24%

Waning 24%

Waning at 7% and the last night of visibility before the Dark Moon

Waning at 7% and the last night of visibility before the Dark Moon

 

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The Best Of The Super Moon

This month’s Full Moon is a special one.

As well as being our last Winter moon, it is also a Super Moon.

We have had several Super Moons this year, but this month’s will be the biggest and brightest of them all.

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I am really looking forward to working with the energy of this glorious moon, though I am a bit sad that it will be too cold to hold my rites outdoors, in the moonlight.

Outdoors is preferable, but being miserably cold is not very conducive to good ritual!

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2014-08-09 06.21.44Merry Esbat!

 

 

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Skyward

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Tonight’s beautiful golden moon, just risen. 

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