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  1. Super Blood Wolf Moon

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    This weekend has been spent with a flurry of activity, I have reorganised my files, cleared out cupboards and found a stash of empty notebooks I must have collected during last year (I will take it as a sign to write in them lol) I have been super pro-active and I am going to blame it on the upcoming Moon!

    The first full moon of the year, Monday 21st January 2019, and it’s going to be a beautiful one. The Super Blood Wolf Moon. 

    Bit of a mouthful! 

    So, what is it?

    A Super Moon is a full moon that appears bigger than normal because it is at its closest point to Earth during its orbit. When the Moon orbits around Earth, it does not do so in a perfect circle; rather it moves in a wobbly elongated circle shape called an elliptical orbit. When the Moon is closer to Earth, it will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than when the Moon is at its furthest distance from Earth.

    A Blood Moon is the red tint the moon takes on during a lunar eclipse. During the eclipse, the Earth will come between the Sun and the Moon, so the shadow of our planet is cast entirely across the Moon.  The red comes from the way light from the Sun travels through Earth’s atmosphere, causing it to refract. So, when the light from the Sun hits the Earth, the light splits into a rainbow, very much like how light comes through a prism. Only the red part of the refracted sunlight hits the moon, casting the beautiful yet eerie reddish hue.

    A wolf moon is the traditional name for the full moon during January in Native American folklore, and so this moon is being referred to as the super wolf blood moon. However, it can also be called Cold moon, Quiet Moon, Ice Moon, Frost Moon or The Moon after Yule. Or my personal favourite, The Old Moon.

    This full moon is all about change and mystery. A perfect time to revaluate your life; what is holding you back? What no longer serves you? And get rid of them. Make change for the better and leave behind what we have outgrown or no longer holds its purpose. The energy of this moon is going to be intense, and if put it to good use, we can harness this energy to set us on the right footing for the year ahead.

    Because I live in England and there is an astronomical event happening, obviously there is going to be cloud cover lol, we will be outside down by the river with our intentions doing a spot of Moon basking and releasing with Luna who will be having an early dawn walk.  Whatever your intentions maybe for the coming year, I wish you all well and blessings from my hearth to yours.

    Timings for you!! 04.41am GMT is the start with the peak at 05.15am ending at 5.45am.blood moon

  2. Advice for Witchlings

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    I had left education when folk started to get computers with the internet in their homes. I had spent my youth with my face in a book and generally causing mischief in a world without social media to remind me of my mishaps and bad decisions the next day!  I miss those days, for some of my time is now spent wrestling with a technology i fear im not designed for.

    Today everything is so much easier,  Want to know the answer to any question? Today, we can roll over in bed grab our phone and the answer is there at the end of our fingertips. back in the day, we had to walk into town to spend the afternoon in the library and come away with a book on demonology because that was all that was left in the section i wanted that looked remotely interesting (p.s i still have that book lol sorry )  

    The downside to having everything you want to know at the tip of your fingers? Everybody has a voice, an opinion, 50,000 different viewpoints. not all of them are correct however, this is where i lose my shit somewhat. whilst it is true that everyone's journey in the craft is their own, there are some basic facts i have seen twisted and i will say pre-june 1997, no-one had even heard of Hogwarts.

    So, here is some basic advice, some i wish i knew twenty something years ago.

    1) Do not believe everything you read on the internet. 

    2) Don't take what you read in books as gospel either.

    3) You do not have to be Wiccan

    4) You do not have to be a Pagan or Worship any Deities.

    5) Witchcraft is not a religion, Wicca is. 

    6) Witchcraft does not do all the work for you. If you cast a spell to pass a test, you best do some studying for the exam!

    7) Don't let others shame you from doing what works for you. If others do things you may disagree with, let them get on with it, without judgement. Including cursing. 

    8) Not everybody believes in the Three fold return, Karma or the Wiccan Rede. 

    9) Salt is Salt. 0.29p from Tesco - £4.99 Sourced direct from the Himalayas. Both does the same job

    10) You do not need every herb known to mankind, Tool, Crystal, oil or an Altar, work with what you have. Your power is not limited to the stuff you own.

    11) Do your own research.  Don't rely on someone else's list of correspondences.

    12) Write in journals, books and Grimoires. Handwriting, spelling & mistakes are unimportant.

    13) DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHER WITCHES!!!!

    14) Use common sense. eg: Never leave candles unattended, Don't ingest what you don't know. im going to slip this in, just incase!

    15) We are all still learning, old or new. don't be in a rush to learn everything all at once.

    16) You do not need permission to call yourself a witch. There is no dogmatic enforcement of the path to being a witch. No Witch Pope lol

    17) Don't rush into trying to give yourself a label and don't be afraid to change your mind.