Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Black Moon Society, and Black Moon Nocturnal Society's online Zine
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We have  sister communities one on Ning 2.0 and the other our 3.0
Black Moon Society birthed July 28th 2015 on Ning 3.0
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Intuitive Readings and Spiritual Advising: What are you looking for? Major decisions awaitin...



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Friday, January 8, 2016

Daily Magick Tip

 
How to make a Scruing Mirror

 



First, you'll need a round mirror in a frame. You have to be able to remove the mirror, so check before you buy. You will also need a round piece of clear glass in the same size as the mirror, some black paint, black felt, strong glue, and a brush. You might also want some additional paint or supplies to decorate the frame.
1. Remove the original mirror from the frame. Remove any hangers or other parts that would prevent the mirror from sitting flat on a table. Hang on to any screws or backing.
2. Make sure your clear glass fits in the frame.
3. Clean the glass thoroughly and wipe with a lint-free towel.
4. Carefully paint one side of the glass with black paint. Paint designed for glass works best. Use a thin coat and avoid brush strokes.
5. Apply more thin coats of paint until the glass blocks all light.
6. While you are waiting for the paint to dry, you can decorate the frame as desired. I think it's better to be conservative with such decoration, since you don't want to be distracted while scrying. The mirror frame I bought is already black, so I'm not going to alter it.
7. Insert the glass into the frame. The unpainted side needs to face out. You may be able to replace the mirror's backing. If not, you will want to apply a thin bead of glue to the edge of the glass to secure it.
8. Cut a round piece of black felt the same size as your frame and glue it to the back of the mirror. You can also use self-adhesive felt. The felt gives your mirror a more finished look/feel and protects the table surface from scratches



Friday, November 27, 2015

Yule Correspondences



Happy Holidays Black Moon Society Community







Correspondences

Tools, Symbols & Decorations

Bayberry candles, evergreens, holly, mistletoe, poinsettia,mistletoe, lights, gifts, Yule log, Yule tree, spinning wheels, wreaths, bells, mother & child images

Colors

Gold, silver, red, green, white

Customs

Lights, gift-exchanging, singing, feasting, resolutions, new fires kindled, strengthening family & friend bonds, generosity, Yule log, hanging mistletoe, apple wassailing, burning candles, Yule tree decorating; kissing under mistletoe; needfire at dawn vigil; bell ringing/sleigh-bells; father yule

Animals/Mythical beings

Yule goat (nordic), reindeer stag, squirrels, Yule cat, Sacred White Buffalo, Kallikantzaroi-ugly chaos monsters (greek), trolls, phoenix, Yule elf, Jule gnome, squirrels, wren/robin

Gemstones

Cat's eye, ruby, diamond, garnet, bloodstone

Herbs

Blessed thistle, evergreen, moss, oak, sage, bay, bayberry, cedar, pine, frankincense, 
ginger, holly, ivy, juniper, mistletoe, myrrh, pinecones, rosemary, chamomile,
cinnamon, valarion, yarrow

Incense/Oil

Bayberry, cedar, ginger, cinnamon, pine, rosemary, frankincense, myrrh, nutmeg, 
wintergreen, saffron

Rituals/Magicks

Personal renewal, world peace, honoring family & friends, Festival of light, meditation

Foods

Nuts, apple, pear, caraway cakes soaked with cider, pork, orange, hibiscus or ginger tea, 
roasted turkey, nuts, fruitcake, dried fruit, cookies, eggnog, mulled wine




Christmas Trees
 The 12 Days of Christmas

Drawing of a Partridge in a Pear Tree
The 12 Days of Christmas are now most famous as a song about someone receiving lots of presents from their 'true love'. However, to get to the song there had to be the days to start with!

The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January - also known as Twelfth Night. The 12 Days have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration.

The 12 Days each traditionally celebrate a feast day for a saint and/or have different celebrations:

Day 1 (25th December): Christmas Day - celebrating the Birth of Jesus
Day 2 (26th December also known as Boxing Day): St Stephen’s Day. He was the first Christian martyr (someone who dies for their faith). It's also the day when the Christmas Carol 'Good King Wenceslas' takes place.
Day 3 (27th December): St John the Apostle (One of Jesus's Disciples and friends)
Day 4 (28th December): The Feast of the Holy Innocents - when people remember the baby boys which King Herod killed when he was trying to find and kill the Baby Jesus.
Day 5 (29th December): St Thomas Becket. He was Archbishop of Canterbury in the 12th century and was murdered on 29th December 1170 for challenging the King’s authority over Church.
Day 6 (30th December): St Egwin of Worcester.
Day 7 (31st December): New Years Eve (known as Hogmanay in Scotland). Pope Sylvester I is traditionally celebrated on this day. He was one of the earliest popes (in the 4th Century). In many central and eastern European countries (including Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and Slovenia) New Years Eve is still sometimes called 'Silvester'. In the UK, New Years Eve was a traditional day for ‘games’ and sporting competitions. Archery was a very popular sport and during the middle ages it was the law that it had to be practised by all men between ages 17-60 on Sunday after Church! This was so the King had lots of very good archers ready in case he need to go to war!
Day 8 (1st January): 1st January - Mary, the Mother of Jesus
Day 9 (2nd January): St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, two important 4th century Christians.
Day 10 (3rd January): Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus. This remembers when Jesus was officially 'named' in the Jewish Temple. It's celebrated by different churches on a wide number of different dates!
Day 11 (4th January): St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American saint, who lived in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the past it also celebrated the feast of Saint Simon Stylites (who lives on a small platform on the top of a pillar for 37 years!).
Day 12 (5th January also known as Epiphany Eve): St. John Neumann who was the first Bishop in American. He lived in the 19th century.
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night was a big time of celebration with people holding large parties. During these parties, often the roles in society were reversed with the servants being served by the rich people. This dated back to medieval and Tudor times when Twelfth Night marked the end of 'winter' which had started on 31st October with All Hallows Eve (Halloween).

At the start of Twelfth Night the Twelfth Night cake was eaten. This was a rich cake made with eggs and butter, fruit, nuts and spices. The modern Italian Panettone is the cake we currently have that's most like the old Twelfth Night cake.

A dried pea or bean was cooked in the cake. Whoever found it was the Lord (or Lady) of Misrule for night. The Lord of Misrule led the celebrations and was dressed like a King (or Queen). This tradition goes back to the Roman celebrations of Saturnalia. In later times, from about the Georgian period onwards, to make the Twelfth Night 'gentile', two tokens were put in the cake (one for a man and one for a women) and whoever found them became the the 'King' and 'Queen' of the Twelfth Night party.

In English Cathedrals during the middle ages there was the custom of the 'Boy Bishop' where a boy from the Cathedral or monastery school was elected as a Bishop on 6th December (St Nicholas Day) and had the authority of a Bishop (except to perform Mass) until 28th December. King Henry VIII banned the practise in 1542 although it came back briefly under Mary I in 1552 but Elizabeth I finally stopped it during her reign.

Twelfth Night Tradition - geograph.org.uk - 102515
Wassailing apple trees on Twelfth Night in Maplehurst, West Sussex, UK by Glyn Baker [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
During Twelfth Night it was traditional for different types of pipes to be played, especially bagpipes. Lots of games were played including ones with eggs. These included tossing an egg between two people moving further apart during each throw - drop it and you lose and passing an egg around on spoons. Another popular game was 'snapdragon' where you picked raisins or other dried fruit out of a tray of flaming brandy!

The first monday after Christmas feast has finished was known as ‘Plough Monday’ as this was when farming work would all begin again!

In many parts of the UK, people also went Wassailing on Twelfth Night.

Twelfth Night is also known as Epiphany Eve. In many countries it's traditional to put the figures of the Wise Men/Three Kings into the Nativity Scene on Epiphany Eve ready to celebrate Epiphany on the 6th January.

It's also traditional to take your Christmas decorations down following Twelfth Night.

Twelfth Night is also the name of a famous play written by William Shakespeare. It's thought it was written in 1601/1602 and was first performed at Candlemas in 1602, although it wasn't published until 1623.

From St Nicholas to Stana Claus


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In Honor of Paris

  

Please join The Black Moon SOciety and communities in prayers, and thoughts for the people of Paris during this time.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Charge of the Dark Goddess, Hecate

 
Charge of the Dark Goddess


I am the Queen of Magick, hidden in the deepest night.
I am the mystery of the other world and the fear that coils
about your heart in the times of your trial. I am the soul of
nature that gives form to the Universe.

My torches light the way for enlightenment and illumination.
My sickle of death cuts away things that are dead & no longer needed
It is I who awaits you at the end of your spiral dance.
I am She who has no secrets but a thousand secrets.
I am the aged Old Crone of Darkness who face of death
portends life anew and filled with Luna's secrets.
All acts of magick and mysteries are my rituals and
My greatest ritual is love itself.

You who seek to remove My veil and know My true face,
Know that all your questing and efforts are for not,
Until thy own face beholds and knows the mysteries of they own self.
For you to truly know Me, you must look in your own heart
and know and accept thy self.

For those of you who call upon Me
and My powers for magick, beware!
For My magick is swift and without regards to the consequences.
Those that know Me shall glide safely through troubles,
For it is My dark cloak of protection that is wrapped about you.
Close your eyes My child and call to me, for I am there,
within your Darkness.
By Lady Hecate~Copyrighted 2009~All Rights Reserved