Saturday, January 30, 2010
Cold Moon Tonight
Tonight's full moon is known as the Cold Moon or the full nights long moon. Some cultures give this moon name to Decembers moon. The Native Americans referred to January's full moon as Wolf Moon because this was the time of year when the wolves were howling and hungry.
During a full moon , the type of magic that works best relates to healing, finishing projects and protection. Although I personally feel that the full moon is a great time for many different types of magic. The energies surrounding the full moon are so vast and powerful, I usually conduct most of my spells on the full moon. It's really up to the individual to determine which phase of the moon is most powerful for them.
If you are not comfortable doing a spell on the full moon, you can just simply meditate on the healing energies of the full moon.
Full Moon Purification Meditation
If you wish, light a white candle, burn some sandalwood incense (sandalwood is associated with the full moons energies) and meditate on the energies of the moon. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and imagine that the full moon is shining down on you, bright beautiful white light. Now imagine that the healing white light is filling your entire body from your feet to your head. Hold this image for a little while, really try to absorb the white light. Take a few deep breaths, and on your exhaling breath, imagine that you are blowing out black smoke, this is the negative energies you've accumulated over the past month. As you blow out the black smoke, the white light from the moon is purifying your body and ridding you of any negative energies. Breath in and out a few more times, feeling the purifying energy of the full moon throughout your body. Once you feel sufficiently purified, open your eyes and snuff out your candle (you may reuse this candle for your next full moon meditation) or if you prefer, let it burn out completely. Now you are attuned to the energies of the full moon!
Remember at any full moon to put your crystals, wands, cauldrons etc outside under the full moon to recharge their energies or the purify them.
Enjoy your Cold Moon tonight!
Posted by Tara at 6:54 AM