Home » Religion and Spirituality » New Age

How To Do A Full Moon Ritual In Wicca

Sep 17, 2008
In Wicca, the Goddess is considered as the Universal Mother. She is the source of fertility, endless wisdom and loving care. The three aspects of the Goddess, as the Maiden, Mother and Crone are symbolized by the three phases of the Moon.

We celebrate the Full Moon as well as the changing of the seasons. The Wiccan religious calendar contains 13 Full Moon celebrations and eight Sabbats of power. The monthly cycles of the Moon have a great impact on religious ceremonies as they are usually conducted in the light of the Moon.

Many practitioners prepare a ritual bath before the ceremony. Jasmine, mint, chamomile, lily, rose or vanilla oils are used.

The Full Moon Rite is performed at night, with an altar created in full view of the moon. In accordance with the color and shine of the moon, crescents, silver items, white flowers and other symbols of the moon may be added to the altar for this occasion. Sometimes a quartz crystal sphere is also included. This may be replaced by a cauldron full of water with a piece of silver coin dropped into it. Also verify that the reflection of the moon can be seen in the water.

Light the candles and incense. Cast the sacred circle. Invoke the Goddess and
God and gaze at the Moon. Allow your body to absorb the energy from the loving and powerful cosmic entity. Say these words aloud:

Wondrous Lady of the Moon
You who greets the dusk with silvered kisses;
Mistress of the night and of al magics,
Who rides the clouds in blackened skies?
And spills light upon the cold Earth;
O Lunar Goddess,
Crescented-One,
Shadow maker and shadow breaker;
Revealer of mysteries past and present;
Puller of seas and ruler of women;
All-wise Lunar Mother,
I greet Your celestial jewel
At the waxing of its powers
With a rite in Your honor.
I pray by the Moon,
I pray by the Moon,
I pray by the Moon.

Repeat the last line "I pray by the Moon" for as long as you will. Imagine the Moon Goddess in all her splendor, The full Moon is believed to be the time for magick of all types when the energy of the surroundings has the highest potential and all positive spells cast will be realized.

Full Moon days are also believed to enhance meditation, mirror magick and psychic rituals. Gazing at the water in the cauldron or using the quartz crystal for scrying can be very effective under the full Moon ambience. Say:

Tides that sway and tides that flow;
As above, so below
The moon once small, now fully seen
In this bowl, my future bring.
See what movement, shapes, or images appear in the light that dances on the water. Clockwise movement predicts blessings to come in the next month.
Counterclockwise swirling signifies the need for care.

Food that is used in these celebrations includes Lemonade, milk or white wine.
Crescent cakes are also passed among the people gathering to attend this celebration.
About the Author
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about Wiccan rituals here: http://www.askroseariadne.com/editorials/9fullmoon.html
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 312
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources