Collaborative and Community Created Rituals without Set Scripts

The Druid's Garden

One of the questions that many druids face, particularly if they are working in a group of any size, is how to plan a good ritual.  A ritual that is meaningful, powerful, moving, and engaging to all participants.  I’m sure anyone who has attended a druid (or most other forms of pagan gathering) remembers standing around in a giant circle watching people read from scripts. Sometimes, a scripted ritual can be a moving and meaningful experience, particularly with competent ritualists.  Sometimes, however, they are not as moving or enjoyable.

The traditional scripted ritual goes something like this: a small group of ritualists design and plan a Samhain ritual. They put countless hours into the planning, and then bring in others to assign roles, practice the ritual, set the stage, and so on. A larger group of participants then come to attend the ritual. They may be able to participate at…

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Astrorisa Moon Mini Forecast ~Leo Full Moon ~1/21/2019

WOLF MOON – SUPERMOON – BLOOD MOON-TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE
 
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE 
BLOOD MOON
January 20, 2019 
Start time: 9:36 PM ET
Maximum date : January 21, 2019
Maximum time: 12:12 AM
LEO FULL MOON
WOLF MOON
Monday, January 21 2019
Time: 12:16 AM EST
Moon 0°Leo, in House 9
Sun 0°Aquarius, in House 3
Ascendant 27° Libra
Full moon themes: Fiscal concerns. Fiscal improvements. New opportunities. Helpers and laborers. Patience. Seeking guidance. Considering life’s lessons and mysteries. Finding answers. Resistance.
Self protection. Taking a stand. Revolution.
Welcome to the 1st full moon of 2019. It is a Wolf Moon, a Super Moon, a Blood Moon and a total lunar eclipse. That means a lot is going on, under the glow of this moon. To get an idea of the identifiable energies of this
particular moon, let’s look at it’s various names. The Wolf Moon, gives honor to the wolf pack howling into the night, roaming, and looking for food. Wolf medicine speaks of a pathfinder, and a tracker. There’s a correlation between the Spirit of Leo (Lion) and the Spirit of the Wolf. They both are very attentive and loving towards their families.  The Wolf Moon is that moon that one can work with to gain deep insight, to heighten one’s instincts, and to seek or become The Sage. In Orisa, the Wolf Moon would be associated with Ososi the tracker, and Ogun the loyal hunter.
Wolf medicine teaches one to be both their unique individual self and an important member of the pack, family, or community.
This is also a Super Moon, which happens 3-5 times a year and is nearest to the earth. Super moons are known to mark earth upheavals and natural disasters as well as strongly pulling on our ocean’s tides. One way we can work with Super moon energy is by noting when they are scheduled to happen, and prepare for the unexpected, by storing food, clothing, money, documents etc. in a ready to grab bag. Another way we can work with Super Moon energy, is to perform prayers, meditations, or lunar ceremonies that drawn in the Universal ase that is available for us to ignite our personal dimming star. So when situations aren’t moving in our favor, Super moon energy gives our ceremony a burst of energy for forward expansive movement.
This January 2019 Blood Moon, or red colored moon which is also a total lunar eclipse will occur again on 2021.Is not a moon everyone likes to conduct ceremonies with. However, this is a good moon time to seek answers to ongoing questions. Moon in Leo 0° in House 9, marks a moment of  freshness, and new developments brewing within our collective consciousness. This is a curious position that wants to understand and experience as much as it can. It can focus on family members, family units, creative problem solving, and the arts. If only choosing to fast, or meditate during the blood moon time, especially while the moon is at 0° one can gain great insight and heighten their intuition.
Important Lunar Dates and Planetary Aspects
 
During this moon time the moon’s aspects are in opposition to Sun, Uranus, Mercury , and Pluto.
 
Important Dates January 30th – February 1st : Be mindful of the unexpected happening during these dates. This warning can be on a global level referring to natural disasters, violent group outbursts, or local events such as house fires and accidents. This is a volatile aspect that signals rage,fury, military action, the instability of institutions which will need the assistance from the police or militia. It can also signal wild group behavior that also requires managing by some sort of authority.

Planetary Aspects: Mars Square Saturn

 (January 21, 2019 – February 4, 2019)
Projects started are difficult to complete under this aspect without strong dedication. Under this transit or aspect one easily gives into their weaknesses. Rejection or strong criticism can be experienced which can also affect one’s self awareness and creativity.
MOON CEREMONY WORKERS BE MINDFUL OF WHAT YOU PRAY FOR. MAKE SURE IT IS VERY POSITIVE, AND HEALING.
Have a creative, lucrative, stable, and safe moon time.

 

Invoking the Supermoon ~ Creating Lunar Eclipse Intention Incense

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A Super Moon is what happens when the moon is closer to the earth than normal making her appear larger in the sky. This event can intensify our emotions, enhance our intuition, and can even bring about unexpected news or events.

This Supermoon is also a Lunar Eclipse! This will intensify our emotions even more while bringing us new revelations and insight. Lunar Eclipses also have the ability to bring us life altering news, so expect the unexpected with this one!

A Lunar Eclipse is when the Sun is opposite the Moon, this lets us take a look into our emotions and close relationships in a different way, with fresh eyes and new perspective. You might feel overly aware of the imbalances in your life on top of your enhanced sensitivity.The Moon is also square Uranus, which can cause moodiness, impatience and impulsive reactions.

Allow the Lunar Eclipse to help you stay objective so you can keep your mind set towards growth and progress.

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Elements: Earth, Air, Water, Fire.

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Earth:

Elementals: Gnomes

King: Ghob

Rulers: Kerub

God Name: Adonai ha-Aretz

Quadrical: North

Archangel: Uriel

Angel: Phorlakh

Angelic Order: Cherubim

Quality: Stability

Color: Yellow, brown, black, and rustic

Complementary Color: Blue

Form: Square, cross

Sense: Touch

Sign: Taurus

Tattwas: Prithvi

Magical tool: Pentagram

Focus: Senses

Created: Stones

Stones: Dark stones, and stones that help with grounding oneself

Metal: Lead, silver

Plants Anatomy: Roots

Animals: Burring animals

River of Hell: Acheron

River of Eden: Euphrates

Musical Instrument: Drums

Musical Note: “f”

Archdaemon: Mahazael/Mehazaer

Planets: Moon, Saturn, and Earth

Signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn’s

Body: Feet to the knees, the body itself, bones

Chakra: Muladhara

Finger: Ring finger

Elemental creatures: Gnomes, brownies, elves, sylvetres, satyrs, pans, dryads, hamadryads, durdalis, goblins, dwarfs, leprechauns, giants.

Herbs: Patchouli, mugwort, horehound, sagebrush, sorrel, vervain, magnolia, horsetail, salt, roots

Some Virtues: Patience, builder, strength, thrift, acquisition, conserved, practical, dependable, stable, endurance, protective

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EASY MORNING CRYSTAL RITUAL

By Krista Mitchell

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I start every day with my spiritual practice. My students will tell you that I’m big on maintaining a consistent daily energy + spiritual routine, and of course crystals are always a big part of that for me.

Even if it’s just taking five minutes to tune in to myself, center, and connect with my soul or the Universe, those five minutes can initiate a palpable energy shift that can help set up my whole day for the better.

If you’ve been considering ways to integrate crystal energy into your daily life, or for ways to add an energy healing component to your daily spiritual practice, the following morning crystal ritual is easy, quick, and effective.

I do this every morning, and by evening when I reflect back I can see how much it affected how productive, less stressful, creative, and happy my day went in general.

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Foundation Stone Spell

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This is a spell designed to help protect them home in an active manner. When done, this spell will automatically absorb negative energy without you having to touch a thing. There is some spell maintenance, but otherwise, this spell will work on its own.

The idea behind this spell is the concept of cornerstones within the foundation of a house. Historically, these stones were carefully chosen and often had folkloric or even magical implications. You’ll probably need to dive a bit into gem and crystal lore to find the right stone or stones for you.

There’s two ways to do this spell and both are outlined below. The spell works the nearly the same for both, so pick whichever fits your style best.

Method One – One Stone

Ingredients

  • A stone selected from your property
  • A quiet yet obvious place to put it
  • Purified or blessed water (see notes)

First…

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HOW TO MAKE GEM ELIXIRS OR CRYSTAL ESSENCES

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Gem elixirs also called crystal essences or crystal waters, have been used by many throughout the ages. They are a convenient way to use the vibrational energies of the crystals for crystal healing, magick, and more. They are easy to make and can be stored for later use.

You can use one crystal, several, or even several different types to make a gem elixir. Using multiple types creates a synergy blend, which is useful for bringing together the vibrations of several stones as more than the sum of the parts, so to speak.

I recommend creating gem elixirs using what is called the indirect method, and I outline it below. This method is the safest for all crystal types because the elixir waters do not come in direct contact with the stones used. The direct method — where the stones are placed directly in the water — can be potentially…

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Grid for New Beginnings

by Jenn Amptman from Feather Spirit Healing

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The New Year is a season for transformation and new beginnings. This is the time that we set goals and intentions for the upcoming year.  Whether it be health, business, relationships or personal growth, the changes we wish to manifest will enable us to be the best version of ourselves.

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Solar Eclipse & New moon in Capricorn Energy Report

This is the first official complete moon cycle of 2019 and all the cards we pulled for this cycle are the Full Moondala cards carrying really big energy! This just affirms that THIS IS THE CYCLE to help us set the whole foundation of 2019 and by doing so we will create ripples through the months to come!

Partial Solar Eclipse in Capricorn 1.5.2019

The the Solar Eclipse is a highly-charged New Moon when the Moon is in exact alignment with the Sun, the Sun is illuminating and supporting the New Moon… So whatever intentions you set tonight be very clear and focused with them (think capturing the light of the sun in a magnifying glass) and the Capricorn energy will definitely help with this. This New Moon is great for setting intentions for career, money, security, and building a foundation you can live and thrive on so keep this in mind when you set your intentions.

2019 New Moon in Capricorn energy report

We pulled the moondala: Flower Moon, which means whatever your goals are, you have all the resources you need to fully bloom and embody this dream. So don’t be afraid to be very specific! Capricorn is very strategizing and and really wants to set you up for success.

Uranus goes direct on January 6th, so expect the unexpected. This means be bold and take action this moon cycle… whatever ideas that have been brewing and swirling around in your head since August 2018, as crazy as they may seem, now is the time to act upon them. Also don’t be surprised if any weird, unexpected events or circumstances present themselves to you… it’s all a part of the bigger picture.

NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN ~ CIRCLING INTO THE WILD UNKNOWN

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Today, January 5th, we are bringing in 2019 with a New Moon in Capricorn at 5:38 pm PST (8:38 pm EST). With the partial solar eclipse riding on the back of this New Moon along with Saturn (Capricorns ruling planet) in close proximity, you may find yourself in a place of reflection.

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Capricorn Moon energy is feminine and earthy. She connects us to our ambitions, encourages us to dream, and brings in the energy of productivity, stability, and opportunity. She brings you energy to look at what you want to achieve. Under a Dark Moon in Capricorn, we can find it easier to direct our thoughts to see beyond what is possible ~ to find our confidence and pay attention to our relationships.

These Dark Moon hours offer us the time for circling…

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