Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Full Moon - Wind Moon

April's Full Moon is called the Wind Moon, Hare Moon, Seed or Planting Moon, Planter's Moon,   Budding Trees Moon, Eastermonath (Eostre Month), Ostarmanoth, Pink Moon, or Green Grass Moon.  It is also the Dragon Boat Festival in China.

It is a time of conception, fertility, regeneration, discovery, and new growth.

Pagan


Correspondences:
Colors: Bright primary colors -- red, yellow, blue -- and their combinations, gold
Gemstones: Quartz, selenite, angelite, ruby, garnet, sard
Trees: Hazel, forsythia, lilac, willow, pine, bay
Goddesses: Columbina, Venus,  Ishtar, Tawaret, Eostre, Aphrodite, Tellus Mater,  Persephone, Ceres, Bast, Kali, Hathor, Anahita
Gods: Herne, Cernunnos
Herbs: Dandelion, milkweed, dogwood, fennel, dill, basil, chives, dragons blood, geranium, thistle
Element: Air
Flowers: daisy, sweetpea, 
Scents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouli
Nature Spirits: plant faeries
Animals: bear, wolf
Birds: hawk, magpie
Power Flow: energy into creating and producing; return balance to the nerves.  Change, self-confidence, self-reliance, take advantage of opportunities.  Work on temper and emotional flare-ups and selfishness.



Sources:

Conway, D. J. Moon Magick: Myth & Magick, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995. Print.

Wigington, Patti. "2012 Pagan/Wiccan Calendar." About.com Paganism / Wicca. Web. 14 Apr. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/holidaysandcelebrations/a/2012Calendar.htm>.

Wigington, Patti. "Wind Moon." About.com Paganism / Wicca. Web. 14 Apr. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/moonphasemagic/g/Wind_Moon.htm>.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New necklace

I got my new necklace in the mail today!  I'm so excited, because I think it is really pretty.  It came with a little black pouch.  It's a pewter pentacle with an ivy circle and a wooden star.  I also ordered small pentacle earrings, but haven't received them in the mail yet.  I don't think I'd wear both at the same time, because that might be a little overkill.


Pagan Headcovering?

As of late I've become very interested in the concept, of Pagan head coverings.  I'm going to be doing a five part blog series on head coverings, covering the history of it, Christian head covering, Muslim head covering, Jewish head covering, and end with Pagan head covering.  I found a group on Facebook called Covered in Light that is about Pagan head covering.

While I know you can't wait to hear more about this very interested topic, and I'm very excited to continue my research and write the blogs, I thought I'd leave some links for you to visit to learn more about Pagan head coverings.

Modest Pagans: Head Covering

Adventures in Head Covering

Veiled Pagans

Head Covering and Modesty

Veiling: A Different Take on Pagan Womanhood

Pagan Veiling

Tichel, Tichel, Tichel*

Circle of the Divine: Pagan Veiling

Myself, Modesty and the Veil

The Goddess is calling...

pagan veiling

concerning the veil

silly girl, pagans don't have to cover their head

For Men:

pagan head covering