February 2, 2011

Full Moon of February ~ The Quickening Moon


From Februus, another name for for the God of Purification – Faunus – thus “fertility”. Many call this the month of the Storm Moon, however, it is at this time when the very first seeds begin new life under the remaining snow as is celebrated at Imbolc when the Goddess awakens and the days become warmer and longer.


Ritual Verses for the Full Moon of February:
by Polly Taskey

You may wish to incorporate these verses into the 9 Basic Ritual Steps when conducting Full Moon Rituals. You may also want to include a Charge of the Goddess.

"Goddess of this pre-spring night, I honor You in my Full Moon rite
as I stand between the worlds to share, communion with The Lady Fair.
From around the globe Your children call, miles apart yet One with All.
Hear my words in the echoing sound, as I welcome You in my circle round.


I call to You North with Your grounding ways, lend earthly strength to my pagan ways;
I call to You East with Your airy breath, transform the stale to new and fresh;
I call to You South with Your energy, may your fiery rays burn steadily;
I call to You West with Your fluid motion, guide psychic abilities and emotions.


Just beneath the frost-filled ground, new life is budding all around;
the seeds awaiting under snow, begin to wake and gently grow.
Beloved Goddess of sky and land, guide me as I build and plan
my life to match the goals I hold; strengthen my spirit and my soul.


The long winter days brought introspection, spirit renewal, and reflection.
As seasons unfold I now prepare to further develop the gifts You share
the natural bonds between All and me; the boundless magic of energy;
the psychic abilities you've bestowed, and everything I have yet to know.


(Spells, Requests, Thanks, Cakes and Ale)

I release the quarters one by one, now that my ritual is done;
Farewell to North, East, South, and West; thank You for honoring my request.
Goddess of soothing silvery light, thank You for attending on this night.
My circle is open, never broken; magic wishes fulfilled, the words have been spoken
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Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA.  She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove.

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