The Goddess within

pagan/wiccan and spiritual forum
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  
autumn pentagram divider, autumn pentagram divider
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Keywords
Latest topics
» Hi everyone
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:22 pm by morningstar

» Greetings Everyone
Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:26 pm by spiritualbeginnings

» Full moon ritual
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:59 am by morningstar

» initiation.....
Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:47 am by morningstar

» deja vue/ jamais vu deja vue/ jamais vu
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:55 am by morningstar

» Summerlands/pagan. ..wiccan beliefs
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:44 am by morningstar

» Boji stones
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:42 am by morningstar

» What is the Emerald Tablet?
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:37 am by morningstar

» akashic records
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:35 am by morningstar

December 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
CalendarCalendar
Candles
Wiccan rede
witches
cauldron
Witches Cauldron
Maiden mother crone
Pagan news
Spellworks

Share | 
 

 Full moon ritual

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
morningstar
Site Owner
Site Owner
avatar

Posts : 97
Join date : 2012-02-25
Age : 50
Location : london england

PostSubject: Full moon ritual   Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:59 am

Moon phases are important to Wiccans. Traditionally, goddesses such as Artemis (new moon/maiden), Hera (full moon/mother) and Hecate (waning moon/crone) have represented the moon's changing faces. Spells that are governed particularly by one of the aspects are often called during the corresponding moon phase.

The Maiden governs the aspect of childhood, new beginnings, spring, new starts and the first menstruation of a girl. The Mother represents maturity and motherhood, the harvest, summer, bounty and strength. The crone governs endings, old age, wisdom, justice and retribution and Magickal mysteries.

Rituals on the full moon are very powerful. Many Wiccans believe that the time of the full moon holds the great bounty of Magickal energy, given to Witches by the Mother. This means all the spells you want to do will be stronger. It is also more likely that the results will happen faster. Personally, I believe that each cycle of the moon holds the same amount of energy but just attuned to different types of Magick. As the Mother strides the wall between youth and old age, the full moon is the best time for general Magick.

A full moon ritual can be very complex. It can have many elements or can just be a loosely tied together group of spells that a Witch wishes to cast. A Witch can also call down the moon. Calling down the moon, means that a Witch calls down the power of the moon and the presence of the Goddess. This can be a very intense experience and I've found it works best with several Witches.

A very basic ritual honors the moon, draws power from it and then uses a spell to focus the granted power. A request of the Goddess instead of a spell can also be done. In this kind of ritual, the Goddess is more present than during some of the others. Due to this, a Witch should take care to be respectful and precise.

Recently, I did a combined Shamanic and Wiccan full moon ritual. It was a very powerful experience and the blending seemed to work really well. I suggest caution though, as sometimes if you don't know the other people well, the ritual can create a discord. Also, make sure the other pagan practitioner is willing to be flexible. The God and Goddess are happy for Witches to practice with and learn from other religions. Just be respectful of both traditions.







Basic Full Moon Ritual



First cast a Circle. The Circle should be fully cast, as major acts of Magick that are required by a full moon ritual, need a Witch's total concentration. It is very difficult to maintain a lesser Circle during major Magicks and could be dangerous to the Witch. Once the Circle is cast, kneel before your alter looking up at the moon and say;



"Lady Moon bright and serene,

Shining with the bounty of the Mother,

Look down on us your Children of the Earth.

Come, light of the Goddess,

Fill us with your power.

Lend us your blessings,

Let your light surround us.

Impart to us your light and blessing.

Your love and grace, surround us.

Surround us Goddess,

Surround us with your love."



Once the moon's energy has been called down, a Witch must direct the granted energy. Sometimes, there will be no direction but only meditation. The energy is then released with the undoing of the Circle into the environment. A spell or series of spells can also direct or use up the granted energy. A request can also be made of the Goddess. She may then choose to use the energy you have been granted, for the stated purpose.





"Power blessed to me by the Goddess,

rise in me for healing,

to replenish and renew my being.

Power blessed to me by the Goddess,

Surround me with strength.

By the power of the Goddess,

So mote it be."





Keep the request formal if you want. A more personal prayer will also be heard if you choose not to set your request into words. If there are others within the Circle who have taken part in the ritual, have them also make their own request. I have also heard of group requests that work just as well. As with many other strong Magicks or major rituals, the rite must be closed.





"Goddess and Spirits,

You have heard our voices,

and our Craft has been completed.

Depart with our thanks and our love,

as we eat these cakes to replenish our bodies,

and this water which shall cleans our souls.

By the power of the Goddess and Spirits,

This Circle is undone but not broken,

So mote it be."


http://hearthwitch.tripod.com/full.htm


Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thegoddesswithin.forumotion.co.uk
 
Full moon ritual
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Soaring Birds Full Moon Ritual Guide
» Full moon infusion
» Full Moon Tonight
» Full Moon Ritual ~ Wednesday 6th September (2 times)
» Samhain online ritual

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Goddess within :: Spells :: Rituals-
Jump to: