Updated: Apr 19, 2020
We are all looking forward to the full moon drumming this month when we will be treated to a total lunar eclipse overnight. Earth's shadow will sweep over the lunar surface to give it a reddish tinge and turn it into what some call a "blood moon."
This will be the first lunar eclipse of 2019 and the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. It coincides with the year's first full moon - a "wolf moon" in the folklore tradition because it occurs at a time of year when wolves howl outside villages. The moon will be slightly bigger and brighter because it's at the closest point to Earth in its elliptical orbit - a "super moon".
Since it's a super moon that's being shadowed, some media outlets have dubbed this eclipse a "super blood wolf moon." I like it! This definitely calls for a protection spell.
My husband and I make color bombs to throw in the fire at circles. They are easy to make. You just have to purchase a few packages of the color powders that are meant to throw into fires. (My husband buys them by the case) You can also use common household chemicals to obtain the desired colors. (Responsible adults only please)
Campfire color-change cheat sheet:
Green: Copper sulfate
Blue: Copper chloride
Red: Strontium chloride
Orange: Calcium chloride
Purple: Potassium chloride
My husband opens a few ready-made packs and pours the powder into coffee filters and ties them with a cotton string. It makes for a very colorful fire. It also gives you the opportunity to add herbs for intention.
To coincide with this Super Blood Wolf Moon I plan to add rose petals for Love, Luck and Protection, basil leaves for Love, Wealth, and Protection, the colors blue for Healing and Truth, and green for Wealth and Growth. This is the first full moon of the year and needs to be marked with determination and grounding. We will imagine our "roots" digging down into the Mother and chant the Affirmation..."I am a child of the Earth. I am accepted. I am supported. I am able to succeed."
If you are in the vicinity of the UUCFL please join us.
UUCFL Full Moon Drumming for 2019
All circles start at 7:30 but you are welcome to come at 7 and help set up.
We do a prosperity spell and pass the cauldron
to collect your love
donations in appreciation for this space.