Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Full Moon - Mourning Moon

November's Full Moon is called the Mourning Moon, Snow Moon, Dark Moon, Fog Moon, Beaver Moon, Blotmonath (Sacrifice Month), Heristmanoth (Harvest Month), Mad Moon, Moon of Storms, or Moon When Deer Shed Antlers.

It is a time of letting go, leaving your baggage behind, focusing on the joys of the future, saying good-bye to bad habits and toxic relationships, and getting a fresh start on the new year.  Word on developing your connection with the deities.


Pagan


Correspondences:
Colors: Gray, blues, sea-green
Gemstones: Lapis lazuli, turquoise, topaz, topaz, hyacinth
Trees: Cypress, alder, hazel, cypress
Goddesses: Bastet, Isis, Kali, Hecate, Astarte, Black Isis, Nicnevin, Bast, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Skadi, Mawu
Gods: Osiris
Herbs: Thistle, betony, verbena, fennel, grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thisle
Element: Water
Flowers: blooming cacti, chrysanthemum
Scents: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, narcissus, peppermint, lemon
Nature Spirits: Subterranean faeries
Animals: unicorn, scorpion, crocodile, jackal
Birds: owl, goose, sparrow
Power Flow: take root, prepare.  Transformation.  Strengthen communication with the god or goddess who seems closest to you


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. 04 Jun. 2012. <http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/holidaysandcelebrations/a/2012Calendar.htm>.

Wigington, Patti. "Mourning Moon." About.com Paganism / Wicca. Web. 04 Jun. 2012. < http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/moonphasemagic/g/Mourning_Moon.htm >.