A Moon Priestess honors her body and listens closely to what she needs. She listens to her intuition – it is her compass and voice of her Higher Self. She seeks to connect with the Divine in her own way. She feels a magnetic pull to Lady Moon and the nature all around her – she deeply wishes to connect and stay in-tuned with Mother Earth and her seasons, dancing around the wheel of life, despite living in an urban setting. She yearns for deep soul-sister connection. No comparing, just loving and celebrating together in sisterhood. She actively seeks this in the modern day world through online communities and close to her location.
By working with crystals, we can bring down the Feminine Divinity and celestial energy of the Moon into our earthly plane. It becomes tangible – something we can see and feel.
And what Moon Priestess doesn’t love pretty crystals?
How Moonstone works with us
Moonstone embodies the Divine Feminine and is related to the Sacral, Heart, Third-eye, and Crown chakras.
The Waxing and Full moon phases are her realm.
She helps to open ourselves to our own wisdom and intuition.
She also encourages us to delve deep with ourselves as we search for our truth, helping us to connect to our Goddess-within. She helps men to connect more with their feminine side for balance and wholeness. She brings calmness, openness, patience, and love to the wearer.
Physically, she helps to regulate our moon-time- lessening cramps, PMS, balancing the flow. Carry her in your pocket during your cycle and see how she eases discomfort.
Try this when you need to ease cramps or open up your sacral chakra:
Anoint 1 or 2 moonstones with Clary Sage essential oil (for cramp pain), and then with your moonstone, massage your ovaries/ or sacral region in a spiral motion.
The spiral represents creation and the birthing cycle of life.
This can also stimulate your creativity and intuition.
Questions to think about:
Do you honour your Goddess Within?
How do you wish to honor the Moon and your Priestess?
Ocean Jasper is one of my favorite jaspers. She is unique and beautiful and reminds us we are all unique and beautiful as well. Just holding this stone can bring more joy and positivity.
Like all Jaspers, she is very grounding and nurturing, but she is also connected to the Sea which is connected to the Moon. She connects us to our own tides and water energy within us.
She gently nurtures our womb, heart, and throat chakras, allowing us to experience joy and happiness through each one. She soothes tensions and she as known as a deep healer, healing on the cellular level. She helps with PMS, digestive issues, and skin aliments.
Try this: “Ocean Breath” or Ujjayi Pranayama while holding your Ocean Jasper to connect you to your tidal breath… your ebb and flow. Breathe deeply in and out. And while you are exhaling, from the back of your throat, slightly constrict the air passage as if you are fogging a mirror. Breathe deeply again, from the nose, but close your mouth while making the fogging breath. Focus on this breathe as a meditation. You can even sway with this tidal rhythm while connecting with your stone.
In this book, we will look at the purpose and function of divination, examine some different methods of approach and look at some of the better known divinatory practices. Divination is a necessary component of witchcraft, and each person should learn at least two divination methods. More
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Selenite is a great stone for the Moon. The glow of Selenite reflects light like the Moon reflects the light of the Sun. This stone reflects the light within us all. She is the yin energy and connects us to our feminine essence. She connects us to the Divine within us and opens us to spiritual enlightenment.
Selenite gives us mental clarity and can be a good study aid. This stone also attunes and aligns all the chakras. If you have a Selenite wand, wave the wand over your chakras in a sweeping motion for a good auric cleanse. I especially like to do this on my moon-time or around the New and Full Moon phases.
Moon Lore: Selenite is named after the Greek Full Moon Goddess Selene. Selene would rise every evening as the Moon to look down upon her lover, Endymion. He was a prince who was granted eternal youth and immortality by Zeus on the condition he would remain in eternal slumber. It is also said Selene requested this so no one could ever have him but her.
Place this white selenite oval on your altar or use it within your ritual magic to help direct, contain, or cleanse energy.
As a witch or warlock, you will need to know about the times and seasons of the witches’ year. These are the correct times when you will be able to recharge your magical batteries and draw down to yourself the new currents of elemental power to work your spells.
The elemental power tides of the universe are marked by the movements of the stars, the sun, and the moon. Though these heavenly bodies are not the actual sources of the power, they are the main indicators of its ebb and flow in our universe.
Whenever you wish to perform a magical act, you must work taking these power tides into consideration, in the same way a navigator of a boat times his movements to utilize the sea tides to his best advantage. Of course, you can work against the tide, but it is self-defeating for the beginner, and is best left for times of emergency or until such a time as you have reached a degree of sureness in your practice.
The sun and the moon are the two great hands of our cosmic clock. Whereas the hour hand or sun governs the seasons of the year, the moon or minute hand governs the sea tides and the hidden workings of the deep mind. As such, this heavenly body rather than the sun is the main concern of witches.
In European mythology the sun has always been seen as a symbol of a male divinity, the moon a female one. However, worship of the moon as a supreme deity evolved much earlier than that of the sun. It is said among witches that in England at least the cult of the moon goddess predated the Druidic, solar religion, and that it is from this early Prytanic religion that four of the great annual witch festivals are derived.
Basically, there are two sides to the moon’s character; when she is waxing, the bright moon; and when she is waning, dark of the moon.
All spells of a constructive nature should be performed when the moon is bright, that is, waxing to full. These would include love magic of any sort, sorcery designed to bring luck or success, fertility charms, protection, countermagic, and of course divination.
An old witch verse goes thus:
Pray to the Moon when she is round
Luck with you shall then abound
What you seek for shall be found
In sea or sky or solid ground …
As soon as the full moon is passed, we embark upon the dark of the moon, as the light wanes and nights get blacker. During this period you will perform all operations of a destructive or “black” nature, such as spells of attack and vengeance, binding operations (ligature) to prevent people from doing certain things, agricultural magic designed to eliminate pests or weeds, charms to cool off passions in another, and certain works of necromancy, that is, summoning ghosts of the dead.
The Moon Phases
The moon waxes and wanes each month, rising an hour or so later during each twenty-four hour period. When it is full, it rises as the sun sets.
There are different types of spells traditionally performed at the phases of the moon. More complicated patterns exist, relating to the specific day of each lunar month, but these methods are rarely followed today.
The moon’s phases and the types of magic appropriate to them are:
Waxing Moon (from new to full)
When the moon is waxing, it is time for beginnings, health and healing, psychic awareness, beauty, fertility, and all positive magical workings.
All positive magical spells are performed beneath the potent glow of the full moon, including protection, love, healing, purification, psychic awareness, money and travel.
Waning Moon (from full to new)
This is the time for banishment of habits, addictions, disease and negative thoughts. Jealousy, guilt, and hurts are released under the waning moon. The old is swept away to make room for the new.
So these then are the red-letter days on your witches’ calendar. There are quite a lot of them. Thirteen full moons and thirteen new moons……
This spell must be performed when the moon is full. Go outdoors and light one black candle. Take a chalice of water to which you add salt and two tablespoons of Vervain. Mix thoroughly and dip into this water a piece of petrified wood. Pass the rock through the flame of the candle and chant:
“Candle, herb, rock, water, salt,
Hear me as my song is sung,
Age is not my heart’s desire,
It is youth to which I aspire,
Candle, herb, rock, water, salt.”
Repeat the ritual and chant seven times. As each chant is said, touch the rock in turn to first one foot, one hand, one shoulder, crown of the head and then down the other side of the body to shoulder, hand and foot.
When the spell is finished, take the rock immediately to the nearest river, beach or stream and throw it in.