~July 12th 2014 Full Supermoon in Perigree~

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On July 12th 2014, the full Moon will appear bigger and brighter, because on this day, the Moon becomes full on the same day as perigee.

This Moon in Perigree is called a Supermoon or Perigree Moon and is the point at which the Moon is closest to the earth, it can appear up to 30% brighter too.

In fact, this summer will bring three “Supermoons”—July 12th, August 10th, and Sept 9th.

The effect is greatly enhanced if you are viewing the Moon near a horizon or through trees and other foreground objects, this effect is called the Moon Illusion.

Moon Illusion: Why the Moon Can Look So Big

Who hasn’t turned down a lane to be confronted by a low, horizon-hugging Moon that seems enormous? This is the famous “Moon illusion.”

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Many people assume that this common effect is caused by our atmosphere magnifying the image, but the explanation is far more simple. When the Moon is high overhead, it is dwarfed by the vast hemisphere of the heavens.

By contrast, when the Moon is low, it is viewed in proximity to earthly objects, such as chimneys or trees, whose size and shape provide scale.

Want to make the Moon illusion vanish?

Here’s how to reduce the Moon from enormous to ordinary!

Use a paper tube like the kind that holds paper towels.

Close one eye and look through the tube at the enlarged Moon. It will appear normal.

Now close the eye in the tube and open your other eye. The Moon appears huge again.

Observe the Moon with the tube when it’s high and again when it’s low in the sky. The Moon will appear to be the same size both times.

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~About Full Moon Energy~

Friday the 13th full moon is so rare, it won’t happen again until 2049

~Drawing Down the Moon~

How to Draw down The Moon.

In this beautiful and powerful rite, the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself (or himself, as the case may be). In some variations, a High Priestess (HPs) may go into a trancelike state and speak the words of the Goddess, or it may be a formal monologue calling upon the Goddess in her many forms. Regardless of how you practice it, Drawing Down the Moon is best performed on the night of the full moon, or on one of the nights immediately before. While it’s more suitable to be performed outside, if the weather is inclement or your neighbours are easily startled, you can hold the ritual indoors.

1.Stand at your altar with your arms crossed over your chest, and feet together. Face towards the full moon. Say:

Goddess of the Moon, You have been known by many names in many lands in many times. You are universal and constant. In the dark of night, You shine down upon us and bathe us in Your light and love. I ask You, O Divine One, to honor me by joining with me, and allowing me to feel Your presence within my heart.

2.Move your feet apart to about shoulder width, and raise your arms up and out to welcome the Goddess into you. The next part is one that you can memorize and learn, or you can speak spontaneously from the heart. You will begin to feel a surge of energy, a palpable tingle – don’t worry, that’s the Goddess making Herself known to you. Feel free to change these words as you like. You are speaking for Her, in Her voice, so let Her say what She wishes. Say:

“I am the Mother of all life, the One who watches over all. I am the wind in the sky, the spark in the fire, the seedling in the earth, the water in the river.

3.Continue:

“I am the vessel from which All Things spring forth.

Honour Me from within your heart! Remember that acts of love and pleasure are My rituals, and that there is beauty in all things.

Honour Me on this night of the full moon! I have been with you since the moment you were created, and shall remain with you always.

Let there be beauty and strength, wisdom and honour, humility and courage within you. If you need Me, call upon Me and I shall come to you, for I am everywhere, always.

Honour Me as you seek knowledge! I am the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone, and I live within you.

4.Feel the power of the Goddess within you. When you are ready, conclude with:

I look down upon the sands of the desert, I crash the tides upon the shore, I shine on the mighty trees of the forests, and watch with joy as Life continues every cycle.

Be true to Me, honouring that which I have created, and I shall be true to you in return.

With harm to none, so it shall be.”

5.Take a few moments to stand and bask in Her glow, and to meditate upon that which you have just experienced. Once the energy surge has subsided, lower your arms, and proceed with your ceremony as you normally would at the conclusion of a ritual.

Tips:

Drawing Down the Moon is an altered state of consciousness, a ritual possession by the Divine. It is not uncommon to feel the energy of the Goddess for quite some time following Drawing Down the Moon, so don’t be alarmed if you feel a heightened sense of clarity over the next few days. You may also feel extremely emotional — it’s not uncommon to cry or laugh spontaneously during this rite.

The above ritual it is the one I am most comfortable with, it can be altered to suit individual taste and circumstances and there are also excellent versions in Wicca For One by Raymond Buckland (pp. 87 – 89 and The Grimoire of Lady Sheba (pp. 167- 168).

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*~Full Moon Names~*

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Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures

A List of Full Moon Names that Include:
Native American, Chinese, New Guinean
Colonial American, English Medieval
and Neo-Pagan.


Colonial American
January: Winter Moon July: Summer Moon
February: Trapper’s Moon August: Dog Day’s Moon
March: Fish Moon September: Harvest Moon
April: Planter’s Moon October: Hunter’s Moon
May: Milk Moon November: Beaver Moon
June: Rose Moon December: Christmas Moon
Chinese
January: Holiday Moon July: Hungry Ghost Moon
February: Budding Moon August: Harvest Moon
March: Sleepy Moon September: Chrysanthemum Moon
April: Peony Moon October: Kindly Moon
May: Dragon Moon November: White Moon
June: Lotus Moon December: Bitter Moon
American Indian (Cherokee)
January: Cold Moon July: Ripe Corn Moon
February: Bony Moon August: Fruit Moon
March: Windy Moon September: Nut Moon
April: Flower Moon October: Harvest Moon
May: Planting Moon November: Trading Moon
June: Green Corn Moon December: Snow Moon
American Indian (Choctaw)
January: Cooking Moon July: Crane Moon
February: Little Famine Moon August: Women’s Moon
March: Big Famine Moon September: Mulberry Moon
April: Wildcat Moon October: Blackberry Moon
May: Panther Moon November: Sassafras Moon
June: Windy Moon December: Peach Moon
American Indian (Dakotah Sioux)
January: Moon of the Terrible
February: Moon of the Raccoon, Moon When Trees Pop
March: Moon When Eyes Are Sore from Bright Snow
April: Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation
May: Moon When Leaves Are Green, Moon To Plant
June: Moon When June Berries Are Ripe
July: Moon of the Middle Summer
August: Moon When All Things Ripen
September: Moon When The Calves Grow Hair
October: Moon When Quilling and Beading is Done
November: Moon When Horns Are Broken Off
December: Twelfth Moon
Celtic
January: Quiet Moon July: Moon of Claiming
February: Moon of Ice August: Dispute Moon
March: Moon of Winds September: Singing Moon
April: Growing Moon October: Harvest Moon
May: Bright Moon November: Dark Moon
June: Moon of Horses December: Cold Moon
English Medieval
January: Wolf Moon July: Mead Moon
February: Storm Moon August: Corn Moon
March: Chaste Moon September: Barley Moon
April: Seed Moon October: Blood Moon
May: Hare Moon November: Snow Moon
June: Dyan Moon December: Oak Moon
Neo Pagan
January: Ice Moon July: Rose Moon
February: Snow Moon August: Lightening Moon
March: Death Moon September: Harvest Moon
April: Awakening Moon October: Blood Moon
May: Grass Moon November: Tree Moon
June: Planting Moon December: Long Night Moon
New Guinea
Name: Rainbow Fish Moon Name: Black Trevally Moon
Name: Parriotfish Moon Name: Open Sea Moon
Name: Palolo Worm Moon Name: Tiger Shark Moon
Name: Flying Fish Moon Name: Rain & Wind Moon

*Magickal*Moon*

The Moon is the closest heavenly body to the Earth. It has always been associated with magickk and mysteries, especially the female mysteries. Since the beginning of time the Moon has been worshiped as the Mother-Goddess,

Location: The Secret Moon Garden

Healing Moon Chant

‘Ancient Moons, lend your power.

Bring me peace this very hour.

I call upon your strength and might,

Bless your child this secret night.

Full Moon/New Moon Dates and Times 2009/2013

What happens at the full Moon?

The Full Moon is a culmination, a peak, and many people notice a spike in exuberance and activity at this time. The Sun and Moon are in opposite signs, and the qualities of both signs in which they fall are lit up with a current running between them.

What are some ways to engage with the Full Moon?

If you’ve set intentions on the new Moon, the full Moon is the time for releasing them out to spirit. You might like to meditate on the new Moon intentions as the Moon grows brighter, adding power to them with your focus. The waxing Moon is a building up of energy, and a great time to cultivate something new in your life.

How does this work exactly?

 

The key to working with planetary energies is understanding that you are a part of it all, too. As the Sun and Moon move through the signs, a force field of energy is cast down, engaging with your own unique astrological blueprint. In other words, “May the force be with you,” and may you also be with the force.

 

Staying intimately connected to this cosmic dance allows you to tune into subtle shifts and changes. Our intuitive selves experience these through dream images, spirit guidance, and soul yearnings. You go beyond awareness of your known self, so you can experience your spirit self and its possibilities.

What are intentions?

Intentions are like wishes you send out, but you’ve got to take an active part in making them happen. You can call it a prayer, too. Whether we know it or not, we all have intentions, sometimes unconscious, that shape our experience. When you set intentions consciously, it makes you more present to the moment, able to jump on opportunities, cultivate contacts, and recognize divine serendipity.

Preparing for the full Moon.

Each full Moon has a different intuitive feel, and any ritual you do could draw on the essence of the sign. As it approaches, you might gather photos, found objects, meaningful totems and place them with your intentions in a prominent place.

Time to Celebrate:

The full Moon often casts an exuberant vibe, making it a great time to have a party. This also opens the door for meaningful people to step into your life. But keep in mind that it can be intense, too. There’s a reason why more patrolmen are sent out on full Moons! Take time to honour yourself in some way for any steps you took since the new Moon.

The Climax and the “Reveal”:

Sometimes full Moons feel like the end of an Act in your on-going life story. This is true both on the personal and the global scale. It’s like in a movie where all the plot points are pulled together, and for a brief moment, you can see the interwoven whole. If you set intentions, the full Moon is a time when you begin to make out the path, and can take an exhilarating step forward. It is both a culmination and a time to act on something you’ve imagined. In the act of doing, you have brought an idea into reality, and made magick.

 

~How to Attract Good Things on a Night With a Full Moon~

The full moon presents an auspicious time for performing magickal work or creating charms to help you attract good things. The moon waxes as it transits from new to full, meaning that it grows larger. The effects of the waxing moon are especially potent on the night of the full moon, when magickal energy is at its peak. This is the time to attract good things to you, such as luck, money, a new job or love. Harness the power of the full moon to bring an important goal to fruition or to attain the object of your desire.

Instructions:

1
Charge an object with full moon energy to create a magickal amulet. The ebb and flow of ocean and river tides are directly affected by the moon, so select an object found in a natural body of water such as a seashell or river rock. Bury the object in sea salt while the moon is waning to cleanse it of existing energies. On the night of the full moon, rest the object outdoors and allow it to bask in the moonlight. Visualize your heart’s desire. Bring the stone indoors at dawn and carry it on your person daily to attract your wish. Repeat every full moon.
2
Concoct an herbal tincture. Select one or more herbs that correspond with your intent. For example, lavender is an herb symbolic of romance and should be used to attract love. Crush your herbs lightly with a mortar and pestle and place them in a mason jar when the moon begins waxing. Fill the jar two thirds full of vegetable oil, seal the lid and shake vigorously. Set the jar outdoors so that it intercepts the moon’s rays. Repeat this process every night up to the night of the full moon. Use the tincture for spells or anoint yourself with it daily to attract your desire.
3
Create a full moon drink. Pour distilled water into a clean mason jar and insert a quartz crystal. The quartz crystal is an energy conductor that will amplify the energy of the moon. Seal the jar and place it outdoors under the light of the full moon. As you retire to bed, meditate on the jar. Visualize the moon’s rays soaking into the water and turning it into a magickal good luck potion. Bring the jar indoors at dawn and remove the crystal. Drink a glass of moon water each morning to attract positive things.

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