26. Jan, 2017

Sabbats

 

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Sabbats

Following the Sabbats and Esbats are a very important part of a witches life. According to Raven Grimassis book The Wiccan Mysteries and Wiccan Magic following both is key to learning how to hear the voice of the wind. Where Sabbats are to honor the turning of the seasons and the Gods where no magic is normally worked, Esbats are the celebrations of the Lady and giving her honor and also when magic is worked by the coven. There are many books on Esbats and Moon Magic that you can check out, but the following is the basics that most witches use.

Wolf Moon - January 
Storm Moon - February 
Chaste Moon - March 
Seed Moon - April 
Hare Moon - May 
Dyad (pair) Moon - June 
Mead Moon - July 
Wyrt (green plant) Moon - August 
Barley Moon - September 
Blood Moon - October 
Snow Moon - November 
Oak Moon - December 
Blue Moon - variable

Wolf Moon (January) 
Also known as: Quiet Moon, Snow Moon, Cold Moon, Chaste Moon, Disting Moon, Moon of Little Winter 
Nature Spirits: gnomes, brownies 
Herbs: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts, cones 
Colors: brilliant white, blue-violet, black 
Flowers: snowdrop, crocus 
Scents: musk, mimosa 
Stones: garnet, onyx, jet, chrysoprase 
Trees: birch 
Animals: fox, coyote 
Birds: pheasant, blue jay 
Deities: Freyja, Inanna, Sarasvati, Hera, Ch'ang-O, Sinn 
Power Flow: sluggish, below the surface; beginning and conceiving. Protection, reversing spells. Conserving energy by working on personal problems that involve no one else. Getting your various bodies to work smoothly together for the same goals.

Ice Moon (February) 
Also known as: Storm Moon, Horning Moon, Hunger Moon, Wild Moon, Red & Cleansing Moon, Quickening Moon, Solmonath (Sun Month), Big Winter Moon 
Nature Spirits: house faeries, both of the home itself and of house plants 
Herbs: balm of Gilead, hyssop, myrrh, sage, spikenard 
Colors: light blue, violet 
Flowers: primrose 
Scents: wisteria, heliotrope 
Stones: amethyst, jasper, rock crystal 
Trees: rowan, laurel, cedar 
Animals: otter, unicorn 
Birds: eagle, chickadee 
Deities: Brigit, Juno, Kuan Yin, Diana, Demeter, Persephone, Aphrodite 
Power Flow: energy working toward the surface; purification, growth, healing. Loving the self. Accepting responsibility for past errors, forgiving yourself, and making future plans.

Storm Moon (March) 
Also known as: Seed Moon, Moon of Winds, Plow Moon, Worm Moon, Hrethmonath (Hertha’s Month), Lentzinmanoth (Renewal Month), Lenting Moon, Sap Moon, Crow Moon, Moon of the Snowblind 
Nature Spirits: Mer-people, Air and Water beings who are connected with spring rains and storms 
Herbs: broom, High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss 
Colors: pale green, red-violet 
Flowers: jonquil, daffodil, violet 
Scents: honeysuckle, apple blossom 
Stones: aquamarine, bloodstone 
Trees: alder, dogwood 
Animals: cougar, hedgehog, boar 
Birds: sea crow, sea eagle 
Deities: Black Isis, the Morrigan, Hecate, Cybele, Astarte, Athene, Minerva, Artemis, Luna 
Power Flow: energy breaks into the open; growing, prospering, exploring. New beginnings; balance of Light and Dark. Breaking illusions. Seeing the truth in your life however much it may hurt.

Growing Moon (April) 
Also known as: Hare Moon, Seed or Planting Moon, Planter’s Moon, Budding Trees Moon, Eastermonath (Eostre Month), Ostarmanoth, Pink Moon, Green Grass Moon 
Nature Spirits: plant faeries 
Herbs: basil, chives, dragon’s blood, geranium, thistle 
Colors: crimson red, gold 
Flowers: daisy, sweetpea 
Scents: pine, bay, bergamot, patchouli 
Stones: ruby, garnet, sard 
Trees: pine, bay, hazel 
Animals: bear, wolf 
Birds: hawk, magpie 
Deities: Kali, Hathor, Anahita, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast 
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.

Hare Moon (May) 
Also known as: Merry or Dyad Moon, Bright Moon, Flower Moon, Frogs Return Moon, Thrimilcmonath (Thrice-Milk Month), Sproutkale, Winnemanoth (Joy Month), Planting Moon, Moon When the Ponies Shed
Nature Spirits: faeries, elves 
Herbs: dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow 
Colors: green, brown, pink 
Flowers: lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom 
Scents: rose, sandalwood 
Stones: emerald, malachite, amber, carnelian 
Trees: hawthorn 
Animals: cats, lynx, leopard 
Birds: swallow, dove, swan 
Deities: Bast, Venus, Aphrodite, Maia, Diana, Artemis, Pan, Horned God 
Power Flow: full creating energy; propagation. Intuition, contact with faeries and other supernatural beings. Strengthen connection with supernatural protectors and beings around you. Power flowing from the Greenwood Gods and trees.

Mead Moon (June) 
Also known as: Moon of Horses, Lovers’ Moon, Strong Sun Moon, Honey Moon, Aerra Litha (Before Lithia), Brachmanoth (Break Month), Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, Moon of Making Fat 
Nature Spirits: sylphs, zephyrs 
Herbs: skullcap, meadowsweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley, mosses 
Colors: orange, golden-green 
Flowers: lavender, orchid, yarrow 
Scents: lily of the valley, lavender 
Stones: topaz, agate, alexandrite, fluorite 
Trees: oak 
Animals: monkey, butterfly, frog, toad 
Birds: wren, peacock 
Deities: Aine of Knockaine, Isis, Neith, Green Man, Cerridwen, Bendis, Ishtar 
Power Flow: full but restful energy; protect, strengthen, and prevent. A time of Light; Earth tides are turning. Decision-making, taking responsibility for present happenings. Work on personal inconsistencies. Strengthen and reward yourself for your positive traits.

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.

Corn Moon (August) 
Also known as: Barley Moon, Dispute Moon, Weodmonath (Vegetation Month), Harvest Moon, Moon When Cherries Turn Black 
Nature Spirits: dryads 
Herbs: chamomile, St. John’s wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange 
Colors: yellow, gold 
Flowers: sunflower, marigold 
Scents: frankincense, heliotrope 
Stones: cat’s eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate
Trees: hazel, alder, cedar 
Animals: lion, phoenix, sphinx, dragon 
Birds: crane, falcon, eagle 
Deities: Ganesha, Thoth, Hathor, Diana, Hecate, Nemesis 
Power Flow: energy into harvesting; gathering, appreciating. Vitality, health. Friendships.

Harvest Moon (September) 
Also known as: Wine Moon, Singing Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Haligmonath (Holy Month), Witumanoth (Wood Month), Moon When Deer Paw the Earth 
Nature Spirits: trooping faeries 
Herbs: copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap 
Colors: brown, yellow-green, yellow 
Flowers: narcissus, lily 
Scents: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamont 
Stones: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine 
Trees: hazel, larch, bay 
Animals: snake, jackal 
Birds: ibis, sparrow 
Deities: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freyja, Ch'ang-O, Thoth 
Power Flow: rest after labor; balance of Light and Dark. Organize. Clean and straighten up physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter.

Blood Moon (October) 
Also known as: Harvest Moon, Shedding Moon, Winterfelleth (Winter Coming), Windermanoth (Vintage Month), Falling Leaf Moon, Ten Colds Moon, Moon of the Changing Season 
Nature Spirits: frost faeries, plant faeries 
Herbs: pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock 
Colors: dark blue-green 
Flowers: calendula, marigold, cosmos 
Scents: strawberry, apple blossom, cherry 
Stones: opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise 
Trees: yew, cypress, acacia 
Animals: stag, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion 
Birds: heron, crow, robin 
Deities: Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Kore, Lakshmi, Horned God, Belili, Hathor 
Power Flow: to let go; inner cleansing. Karma and reincarnation. Justice and balance. Inner harmony.

Blue Moon (October 27-November 1) 
Also known as: Moon of the Dead, Hunting Moon, Ancestor Moon, Hunter’s Moon 
Nature Spirits: banshees and other beings who carry messages between worlds 
Herbs: ginger, hops, wormwood, hyssop, patchouli, mugwort, nutmeg, star anise 
Colors: black, white, purple 
Flowers: white lily, dahlia, chrysanthemum 
Scents: rosemary, dragon’s blood, lilac, pine, wisteria 
Stones: obsidian, onyx, Apache tear 
Trees: pine, cypress, yew, elder 
Animals: bat, wolf, sow, dog, snake 
Birds: owls, raven, falcon 
Deities: Cybele, Circe, Hel, Nephthys, Cerridwen, Horned God, Caillech, Freyja, Holda 
Power Flow: release, remember; communion with the dead. Prophecy. Releasing old negative memories and emotions.

Snow Moon (November) 
Also known as: Dark Moon, Fog Moon, Beaver Moon, Mourning Moon, Blotmonath (Sacrifice Month), Herbistmanoth (Harvest Month), Mad Moon, Moon of Storms, Moon When Deer Shed Antlers 
Nature Spirits: subterranean faeries 
Herbs: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, cinquefoil, blessed thistle 
Colors: gray, sea-green 
Flowers: blooming cacti, chrysanthemum 
Scents: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, narcissus, peppermint, lemon 
Stones: topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli 
Trees: alder, cypress 
Animals: unicorn, scorpion, crocodile, jackal
Birds: owl, goose, sparrow 
Deities: Kali, Black Isis, Nicnevin, Hecate, Bast, Osiris, Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Skadi, Mawu 
Power Flow: take root, prepare. Transformation. Strengthen communication with the god or goddess who seems closest to you.

Cold Moon (December) 
Also known as: Oak Moon, Wolf Moon, Moon of Long Nights, Long Night’s Moon, Aerra Geola (Month Before Yule), Wintermonat (Winter Month), Heilagmanoth (Holy Month), Big Winter Moon, Moon of Popping Trees 
Nature Spirits: snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries 
Herbs: holly, English ivy, fir, mistletoe 
Colors: blood red, white and black 
Flowers: holly, poinsettia, Christmas cactus 
Scents: violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac 
Stones: serpentine, jacinth, peridot 
Trees: pine, fir, holly 
Animals: mouse, deer, horse, bear 
Birds: rook, robin, snowy owl 
Deities: Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris, Norns, Fates 
Power Flow: to endure, die, be reborn; Earth tides turning. Darkness. Personal alchemy. Spiritual paths. Reach out to friends and family, the lonely and needy.