Wheel of the Year

  • Black – Absorb and dispel negative influences, Mystery, Rememberance, Eternity, Constancy
  • Blue – Healing, Peace, Astral projection, Fidelity, Sleep, Unity
  • Brown – Animals, Helps connect to the rythms and energies of the Earth
  • Gold – Activity, Money, The God, The Sun
  • Green – Abundance, Calm, Fertility, Prosperity, Neutralize difficult situations, Renewal, Freshness, Hope
  • Indigo – Clairvoyance, Healing, Past lives
  • Orange – Attraction, Energy, Friendship, Willpower, Endurance, Strength
  • Pink – Romantic love, Peace
  • Purple – Communication with higher level beings, Connection with the Divine, Ending quarrels, Healing, Tranquility, Patience, Trust, Deep Sleep, Healing serious illnesses
  • Red – Courage, Lust, New life, Desire, Passion, Sexuality, Strength, Enthusiasm
  • Red Violet – Hidden knowledge
  • Silver – Psychic abilities, Spirituality, The Goddess, The Moon
  • Turquoise – Spiritual Knowledge
  • White – Good fortune, Healing, Purification, Virgin Goddess
  • Yellow – Creativity, Communication, Intellect, Knowledge, Youth, Mind Power, Light, Purity, Happiness, Wisdom

See Also: The Magickal Meanings of Colors

  • Nature Spirits: Plant faeries
  • Herbs: Basil, chives, dragons 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
  • Birth stone: Diamond
  • Birth flower: Daisy or sweet pea
  • Zodiac Signs: Aries (until April 19) and Taurus (April 20 onwards).

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.

From: Moon Magic
Art by Jane Haworth

  • Nature Spirits: Mer-people, Air and Water beings who are connected with spring rains and storms.
  • Herbs: High John root, yellow dock, wood betony, Irish moss
  • Colors: Pale green, red-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.

From: Moon Magic
Art by Jane Haworth

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Each month the moon waxes and wanes through its cycle, touching each star sign for a few days. As it changes rapidly, so can the emotional states of those people who have strong lunar alliances in their natal charts, hence the moons name, lunar, came from the word lunatic!

Waning:

When the moon is waning, it’s on the cycle of diminishing; therefore, it’s a good time to end anything that isn’t working, which allows something new to enter your life. It’s also a prime time for clearing and cleaning.

Waxing:

When the moon is waxing, it’s on the cycle of becoming fuller, and thought to be a more prosperous time. This is the time for gathering up, for bringing in, for growing and adding to.

Full moon:

The strongest period for the full moon is the period either side of the full moon, 1-3 days. However, the period just before the full moon, keep in mind that the moon is still in its waxing cycle still becoming fuller, and directly after the full moon it then begins its waning diminishing cycle.

New moon:

The new moon period is known to be a magic wish time, with its strongest time 1 to 3 days after the new moon and also just before the full moon. The time just before the full moon begins to diminish is a very powerful time to cast your dreams, goals and wishes to the universe for creation. This is one of the intense energy times to do spells, rituals, prayers and re-in force your positive thoughts.

Eclipse:

An Eclipse signifies an intense time of energy, which can spark the beginning or end of relationships and situations, and can have an effect before and for months after the eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs on the new moon and a lunar eclipse occurs on the full moon.

Read more: NY Daily News Horoscopes

  • 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; A good time for spell work on purification, growth, healing. Loving the self. Accepting responsibility for past errors, forgiving yourself, and making future plans.

From: Moon Magic
Art by Jane Haworth

  • Nature Spirits: gnomes, brownies
  • Herbs: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts and 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; A good time for spell work having to do with 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.

From: Moon Magic
Art by Jane Haworth

  • 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, Athena, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris, Norns, Fates

Power Flow:

To endure, die and be reborn. Earth tides turning. Darkness. Personal alchemy. Spiritual paths, Reach out to friends and family, the lonely and needy.

From: Moon Magic
Art by Jane Haworth

  • 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.

From: Moon Magic
Art by Jane Haworth

  • Animals: stag, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion
  • Birds: heron, crow, robin
  • Colors: dark blue-green
  • Deities: Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Kore, Lakshmi, Horned God, Belili, Hathor, Hephaestus
  • Flowers: calendula, marigold, cosmos
  • Herbs: pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock
  • Nature Spirits: Frost Faeries, plant faeries.Stones: opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise
  • Trees: yew, cypress, acacia

Power Flow:

To let go; inner cleansing. karma and reincarnation. justice and balance. inner harmony.

From: Moon Magic
Art by Jane Haworth

What it celebrates:

  • Second Harvest, The Mysteries, Equality and Balance
  • Day and night are equal and the God prepares to leave His physical body and begin the great adventure into the unseen.

Symbols of Mabon:

  • Acorns; Apples; Autumn flowers; Corn; Cornucopia; Dried seeds; Gourds; Grains; Harvested crops; Horns of plenty; Leaves; Marigolds; Nuts; Oak sprigs; Pine and cypress cones; Pomegranates; Red poppies; Wine, Wreaths.

Altar Decorations:

Any of the symbols of Mabon, including acorns, autumn leaves, pine cones, pomegranate, statue of the Triple Goddess in her Mother phase.

Activities of Mabon:

Making wine, gathering dried herbs, plants, seeds and seed pods, walking in the woods, scattering offerings in harvested fields, offering libations to trees, adorning burial sites with leaves, acorns, and pine cones to honor those who have passed over.

Spellworkings of Mabon:

  • Protection, prosperity, security, and self-confidence.
  • Also those of harmony and balance.

Foodstuffs:

  • Acorns; Apples; Beans; Berries; Bread; Corn; Cornbread; Dried fruits; Goat; Grains; Grapes; Hops; Horn of plenty; Indian corn; Nuts; Pomegranates; Roast goose or mutton; Root crops (onions, carrots, potatoes, etc); Seeds; Squash; Sunflower seeds; Wheat bread and wheat products.

Drinks:

  • Wine, Ale, and Cider.

Colors :

  • Red, Deep Gold, Orange, Brown, Maroon, Violet, Russet, Yellow, and Indigo.

Animals:

  • Dogs, Wolves, Stag, Birds of Prey (especially the Blackbird, Owl, and Eagle), Salmon, and Goat.
  • Mythical Creatures: Gnomes, Sphinx, Minotaurs, Cyclops, Andamans, and Gulons.

Tarot Cards:

  • Judgment
  • The World

Stones:

  • During Mabon, stones ruled by the Sun will help bring the Sun’s energy to you.
  • Clear quartz, Amber, Peridot, Diamond, Gold, Citrine, Cat’s-eye, Aventurine. Yellow Topaz, Carnelian, Sapphire, Yellow Agate, Lapis Lazuli, and Amethyst.
  • Also, river or stream stones which have been submerged for the Summer may be used.

Plants:

  • Vines, Garlands (made of these various plants), Gourds, Pine Cones, ferns, Acorns, Wheat, grains, Dried Leaves, Corn, Pomegranate, Ivy, Hazel, Hops, Cedar, Marigold, Milkweed, Thistle, and Tobacco, Walnut leaves and husks, Bittersweet, Rose hips, Oak leaves, Dried apple or apple seeds, Sunflowers.

Herbs:

  • Myrrh, Thistles, Tobacco, Oak Leaves, Hazel, Mums, Hops, Acorns, Marigold, Roses, Sage, Milkweed, honeysuckle, Solomon’s Seal, sage, Asters, Ferns, Honeysuckle, Benzoin, Passionflower, Pine, and Cedar, Rue, Yarrow, Rosemary, Saffron, Chamomile, Rose hips, Sunflowers.

Incense:

  • Aloes Wood, Oak moss, Cinnamon, Cloves, Benzoin, Jasmine, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Sage, Black pepper; Patchouly.

Dieties:

  • All wine Deities (especially Dionysus and Bacchus)
  • Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess, Persephone, Demeter, Ceres, Bona Dea,
  • Thor, Modron, Morgan, Snake Woman, Epona, Pamona, Muses, Mabon, Thoth, Thor, Hermes, Thoth, Hotei, Sky Father,
  • John Barleycorn, The Green Man, the Wicker-Man, the Corn Man, Harvest Deities, and Aging Deities.

Other:

  • Burial Cairns, Rattles, and Sun Wheels

Taboos:

It was considered unlucky to cut down the very last of the Harvest, and so was also left to stand in the field by some traditions.

Note:

This post was compiled from various sources by Shirley Twofeathers, you may repost and share it only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

“Magic is only unexplained science. Science is explained magic. When I study science, I study magic. When I study magic, I study science.” ― C. JoyBell C.
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