This past Sunday my Pagan circle held a full moon ritual. It was amazing.
Here’s the little blurb about the moon on the Meetup page:
The harvest time can be applied to our personal lives, as well. It is time to put everything we have learned to good use. It is time to apply this knowledge to our spiritual lives and magic. Fortunately, the spiritual matters will seem to make more sense at this time. Even divination will become easier. Just let the harvest energy flow through you and enjoy the benefits.
This full moon is all about completion and application. Because of this, many magical efforts will meet with quick success. Because of the emphasis on the spiritual, magical efforts involving personal psychism, prophetic dreamwork, divination, and reincarnative path-work should be your focus starting with the rising of the Wort Moon.
July 20, 1969: “that’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Names: Hay Moon (July) Also known as: Wort Moon, Moon of Claiming, Moon of Blood (because of mosquitoes), Blessing Moon, Maedmonat (Meadow Month), Hewimanoth (Hay Month), Fallow Moon, Buck Moon, Thunder Moon
Nature Spirits: hobgoblins (small, grotesque but friendly brownie-type creatures), faeries of harvested crops
Herbs: honeysuckle, agrimony, lemon balm, hyssop
Colors: silver, blue-gray
Flowers: lotus, water lily, jasmine
Scents: orris, frankincense
Stones: pearl, moonstone, white agate
Trees: oak, acacia, ash
Animals: crab, turtle, dolphin, whale
Birds: starling, ibis, swallow
Deities: Khepera, Athene, Juno, Hel, Holda, Cerridwen, Nephthys, Venus
Power Flow: relaxed energy; preparing; succeeding. Dream-work, divination, and meditation on goals and plans, especially spiritual ones.
We had a lovely meditation and made an herb sachet that involved knot magic. The knot magic was to set in our intention. Everyone picked their own intention.
For this ritual, I was asked to call the quarter, East/Air.
Here’s my invocation:
Hail to thee, Mighty Ones of the East Spirit of Air
Powers of Clarity, Inspiration and Communication
Come join or circle
Guard our rite, We bide thee,
Hail and Welcome.
Hail to thee, Mighty ones of the East
Spirits of Air Powers of clarity, inspiration and intellect
We thank you for joining us in our circle
And guarding our rite.
Return now to your place in the universe, there to
Rest and remain
Let there be peace and me.
Hail and Farewell!
I was pretty nervous because it was only my second time calling a quarter. This crowd was a lot larger though. Below are pictures of the altar, the table with the herbs, and the Quarters. Maybe one day I’ll get a camera that has a better quality camera. For now, enjoy my kind of blurry pictures.