Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WiseCraft Wicca 101 Class Now Forming

Classes Now Forming

Event Details: Our next hands-on/in-person WiseCraft Wicca 101 class will begin on Feb. 27, 2013 in Muskogee. This WiseCraft Wicca 101 class is a comprehensive year-and-a-day study program combining academic materials with Wiccan activities designed to help the Seeker/Dedicant student candidate become a fully functioning practitioner of WiseCraft, our version of eclectic Wicca. Classes will meet approximately every two weeks with a final class in approximately March of 2014. Students who complete this course will have the option to undergo an Initiation Ritual as a Solitary Priest/Priestess 

Fees associated with this class are "love donations" which helps with costs and expenses associated with materials, time and rent/utilities of the Yesterways covenstead. However, students will not be turned away based on inability to pay. Yesterways is a teaching organization and strives to work with seekers of all economic levels.

Our informational meeting will be held in late January or early February. Watch for details on time and location. At this meeting students and teacher can interact and ask questions. Students accepted into the class will be contacted with time and location of class meetings.

NOTE: If you can't attend in person classes, contact us regarding mentored online classes.

Monday, February 25, 2013

February Full Moon Correspondences

The February Moon derives its name from the Roman Goddess Februa, who was also known as Juno Februa.  Februa was also the name of a Roman purification festival held on the fifteenth day of February in ancient times.  Others say that the name came from the god Februus, who was later identified with the Roman Pluto or Dis.

During the month of February, the Great Solar Wheel of the year is turned to Candlemas, one of the four Great Sabbats celebrated each year by Wiccans and modern Witches throughout the world.

Other names for the February Moon include:
  • Chaste Moon
  • Storm Moon
  • Snow Moon
  • Quickening Moon
  • Moon of the Seer
  • Full Hunger Moon
  • Ice Moon
  • Horning Moon
  • Wild Moon
  • Red & Cleansing Moon
  • Solmonath (Sun Moon)
  • Big Winter Moon

  • Element: Fire
  • Astrological signs: Aquarius the Water-Bearer and Pisces the Two Fishes
  • Colors: light blue, violet, purple
  • Stones: amethyst, jasper, rock crystal, rose quartz
  • Nature Spirits: house faeries, both of the home itself and of the   house plants 
  • Trees: rowan, laurel, cedar, myrtle 
  • Herbs: balm of Gilead, hyssop, myrrh, sage, spikenard
  • Flowers: primrose,  
  • Scents: wisteria, heliotrope 
  • Animals: otter, unicorn 
  • Birds: eagle, chickadee 
  • Deities: Brigit, Brighid, Juno, Kuan Yin, Diana, Demeter, Persephone, Aphrodite, Mars

In the Celtic Tree Calendar:

February 1 – 17: Rowan
Associated with the coming of new life born from the dark of winter, protection, and strength; the goddess Brigid.

February 28 & 29: Ash
Associated with the sea (myths tell of it having come from the undersea realm of Tethys), protection; the god Manannan.

Power Flow: energy working toward the surface: purification, growth, forgiving yourself, and making future plans. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

New Moon Energies in Aquarius

When the Sun and the Moon line up, there is no illumination on the moon, thus creating a dark or new moon.  I think this quote sums up the New Moon energies very well: "The New Moon is a time to plant seeds for the future, an energetic doorway to pull in what you'd like to make real in your life.

In general, you want to start things during the New Moon that you want to manifest between now and the Full Moon.  The New Moon is a time of new beginnings and planting new (magickal) seeds.  It is a good time to set goals, revisit existing ones, and begin new projects.  Each lunar cycle is influenced by a particular astrological sign.  Working with the influences of each astrological sign can enhance your abilitiy to manifest what you want.

The sign for this New Moon is Aquarius which is ruled by the element Air.  So, this New Moon is a good time to work with things in the mental realm such as ideas and intentions.

New Moon Blessings!

additional reading:

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