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New Moon Wishing Spell

     The New Moon reveals Herself still shrouded in mystery. A bit of glimmer, a thread of light, so much hidden, secretive, full of potential. A time for dreams and diaphanous wishes. I find that at the time of the New Moon, I have a sense of the wish, the dream, but not the true essence of it. My New Moon dreams and wishes emerge more clearly in the time of the Crescent or even First Quarter Moon. Still there is nothing more magickal to me than that first glimpse of the new cycle. In her book, Everyday Moon Magic, Dorothy Morrison has created a spell that illuminates the mystical energy of the New Moon.  Her spell, the Magical Wishing Bowl, provides the essential ingredients of this New Moon Wishing spell. I have adapted it a wee bit and you should do the same, the words are essentially Dorothy’s with a flourish or two of my own.

A word about the materials for this spell. For my candle I use Beginnings, a candle hand poured by Bennington Candle and for sale in my store on this site. This candle releases the fragrances of bergamot, lemon and lavender. I prefer to use a pillar and use this same candle at each New Moon phase of my personal cycle. A white candle could be used as well as any candle that calls to you in the New Moon light. The size of your candle will determine the size of your wishing bowl. I also sprinkle a bit of magick dust in my bowl. My shop sells Magic Dust from Faerie Elaine Silver, but all faerie and magic dust is optional. Dorothy does not use water in her Wishing Bowl, I choose to use water to engage the receptive and manifesting energies of all the elements in my spell.   

So dance your New Moon dance as you gather your candle, wishing bowl. some coins, water and a sprinkle or two of magick dust. Take a deep breath, light a candle, honor the Goddess and begin….

Place your candle in the center of your Wishing Bowl and add water….however little or much you choose.

Light your candle and say:

My wishing bowl you have become, By light of Moon, By light of Sun,

With curving shape and light of fire, to manifest that which I desire.

Place a coin into your wishing bowl:

By coin of one, the spell’s begun

Place a second coin into the bowl:

By coin of two, the magick brews.

And then a third coin:

By coin of three, pay heed to me.

Now is the time to sprinkle a bit of Magick dust into your bowl. I like to breathe my intentions into it as well. then place your hands over your bowl cupping the light of your candle.

Coins be seeds to feed the power, so wishes dreamed do bud and flower.

By Earth, Air, Fire,Water be blessed, my desires to manifest.

These wishes, dreams Moonlight to see, as I will, so mote it be.

Let the candle burn a bit and visualize your wishes taking form and substance. Watch to see if they emerge from the shadows of the candlelight.

Once your wishes take from be sure to write them down and place them on your altar, or journal about them. In the time of the Crescent Moon, remove the coins from your bowl, return the water to the Mother and the coins as well saying:

     To the Earth you now must go, to germinate and sprout and grow.

     Sealed by magick, the spell is spun, to manifest by Moon and Sun.

     Blessed be.   

Morrison, Dorothy, Everyday Moon Magic, Llewellyn. 2015 

 

 

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To Know

     I am witch. Because I am of the Earth and not Christian, Muslim or Jew, some might call me pagan. You may call me pagan, but I am witch. I derive my power from the cycles of the Moon and the Sun, the swirling energies of all Spirits and the essence of all living things. I inhabit the Wheel of the Year, honoring the Goddess and Her consort, the God.

     I am witch. I believe that we were born to tread lightly on the Earth, to live with intent and to embrace all of life…its pleasures, its sadness, its pain, all of its challenges, living our Rede and harming none. Harming none is not unlike other paths that teach “do unto others”, but our Rede intensifies that message with the Law of Threefold Return: whatever I do unto others will return to me in this life or the next. No judgement, no conditions, no delineation of good/bad, you simply get what you give….and then some.

     I am witch and I use the tools of a witch: athame, wand, cauldron, besom, pentacle. I use these tools in ritual and magick to weave my spiritual path with the Goddess. I see Her and honor Her in all Her aspects and see Her face in all the creatures of the realms.

     Some would call me Wiccan. Wicca is used in many contexts. It is an organization of beliefs and practices held by many witches, I am a Third Degree Priestess of Wicca,  called to serve those who would honor the Goddess. As priestess, I am mentor, teacher, healer ,and spiritual guide. I teach the ways of Wicca and I am witch.

     I am Witch, Priestess and I am Crone….Keeper of Ancient Wisdom, Teacher of Ancient Ways..I bear witness to the journey of the soul and the mysteries of life, death and rebirth. I am Lady Caillean, Priestess of Brigid, dedicated to the Cailleach and this is my journey.

 

 

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Witch Whispers and the Crone

      There is something so delicious about New Moon energy. Subtle, diffusive, elusive. It is that magickal essence of dreams…there is a thought, a breath, but it has not quite yet taken shape. The New Moon is of wishes….Time to ponder possibilities. The New Moon promises new beginnings and eases past disappointments. we can refresh or simply re do. After the meditative and physical releases of the Dark Moon, the Spirits seem once again enticing us  forward into the mist.

        For me, this is the beginning of an adventure. Many months ago I shared a Dark Moon ritual with three  of my dearest friends….powerful witches, remarkable women, talented priestesses. What was hidden in our inner depths? What shadows lingered? What dreams were cast aside because we feared the light of the next step? For me, that next step was to write, to create, to use my words and my wisdom, to dare to reveal myself. I was not sure how or why or when, but on that night the message of the Dark Goddess was clear…BEGIN,  

      I was born under the sign of Gemini in the time of the New Moon, so this adventure has many possibilities indeed, tiny wisps and fibers swirling off in many wanderings..  I will weave the threads of my journey thus far and the paths of the present, there will be a bit of magick in the Cauldron, the essence of the Wynde and the promises of the store. There will be experiencing the power of the Dark Goddess, gazing upon the face of the Cailleach…travels, mystery, whimsy…  But it is still the time of the New Moon, and other winds whisper of what may be yet to come… who knows what  more will  emerge….Welcome and  Blessed be.