There hasn’t been any other planet (or satellite) that has fascinated human kind more than the Moon. Surrounded by stories, myths, legends, ancient and modern lore the Moon has been the Night Muse that has inspired us all with her mystery.
From Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Druids and modern Witches the Moon, the radiant Goddess in the skies, has been loved and inspired us all with its simple yet extraordinary beauty and radiance.
However, a Full Moon is a particular important time for Witches. This is the time when the Moon shines at all its glory and this is considered a very important Esbat. The ‘Witching Hour’ usually refers to the Midnight hour during a Full Moon which was always regarded as a particular potent time as the Moon is not Waxing nor Waning and midnight is considered the time between the Days- in between time in between worlds. During the Full Moon time all magic work is empowered, all magical work is fertile.
All Goddesses can be invoked during the Full Moon however, the Mother aspect of the Goddess was more associated with the Full Moon. The Sacred Woman who has given birth or is carrying a child, the Woman that holds all potentials, the Mother that has given birth to all things. A few examples of Goddesses associated with the Full Moon in their Mother aspects: Selene (Luna), Demeter, Aphrodite (Venus), Hera (Juno), Isis,Toci, Freya, Pachamama, Mama Killa, Oya, Yemaya. Please note that these Goddesses are some examples and the list is definitely not exhaustive.
Understanding the Moon and its representation can assist us greatly in our spellcasting. Today we are going to see how we can cast a love spell with the power of the Full Moon.
Ingredients: a cup of Milk a spoon of honey a handful of chips of red sandalwood a small amount of Jasmine flowers (dried or fresh) red rose petals a pentagram a cauldron or bowl a white candle
We start by invoking the Goddess and God, or if not pagan the Higher Power that you feel comfortable with. The invocation should end with the following phrase: “This sacred night I summon you to bring unconditional love in my life, and as I light this Flame let love find me shining like a beacon from the skies.” When finished you light the white candle.
Look at the flame and say: “Fire, element of passion and warmth, I call upon you this night. A new partner I invoke, bless him/her with your light, to bring warmth to my days and nights.”
Place the pentagram in front of you and say: “Light of the Stars, bring to me tonight a new lover in my life. Balanced may him/her be, grant me your light to recognise him/her from our first sight. And as I said so be it.”
Place the bowl on the pentagram and say:
“May this love be pure and nutritious as milk is to the children.” Pour the milk in the bowl. And “May this love be as sweet and come quickly to me as the bees are drawn to honey.” Add the honey to the milk. Take the chips of red sandalwood and say: “And may this love be blessed with good luck to overcome all challenges.” Take the red rose petals: “And may this love remain strong and fragrant as the roses bloom.” Add the rose petals. Finally, grab the Jasmine flowers and say : “And may this love be sealed with love and the Blessings of the Moon!.” And as I said so be it.
Take the bowl in your arms and say: “Sweet elixir of love, I summon you in my life. By the Moon and the Stars, I ask for my wish to be granted. New Love will come and New love will be. And as I said so shall it be!”
Leave the remaining of the concoction to stay for the night, under the moonlight if possible. Let the candle burn to the end. When finished, release all remains by other burying them to the ground or in clear running water. Your wish should be granted by the next Full Moon, otherwise the spell should be repeated.