by Crystal Pomeroy
is the last Full Moon of the solar year,
and it is a great one for strategic and brilliant
known as the Snow Moon, it is an apt portal
for intuitive magic, marking the earth’s time of rest.
On the other hand, the astrology for this
lunation points to a time of exciting action,
a chance to consolidate goals established eleven months ago. In her Daily
Success Guide, Nina Bouska makes a
brilliant point: the current Saturn-Uranus
opposition signifies a chance to work out the access of daring vs. caution,
a process that will become increasingly useful in our lives until this
aspect becomes exact within a year.
The following ceremony includes
affirmations, angel invocations and a pendulum
exercise, all designed to best act on our current blessings, and
to meet the approaching year with a vibration of success.
Metaphysical pendulum ceremony for the 2007
Have on hand:
- A pendulum (if you don’t have one, you can
make it by tying a small, perforated object
such as a ring or Oriental coin to a 13-inch
piece of string.)
- A notebook or journal, in which you have prepared three special
On one page of the notebook, draw a cross in the middle,
consisting of two lines intersecting each other at right angles,
on one line write the word, Daring, on the other Caution.
pages of your notebook, make two short lists,
the first of times when your courage and daring have generated many
blessings, and the second of situations in which you were glad to
have applied caution.
- Candles, as well as decorations and/or garments in shades of purple
and dark blue, to accentuate the intuitive potential of the Snow
- Incense—mugwort or patchouli are especially apt
for this portal.
- Light your incense, mentally dedicate it to the Angels of Daring
and Caution, and whatever other angels or guides you would like to
include. Ask them to guide the pendulum and fortify your aptitudes
of daring and judiciousness as needed to consolidate your highest
goals and best interests.
- Light your candle.
- Repeat words like those that follow during several minutes:
This flame represents my awareness of the power of discernment
lying deep within my mind, my higher instinct that knows and shows
when to dare and when to take care.
- In your notebook, name one or more specific situations in which
you would like to confirm the need for daring or caution.
- Hold your pendulum in the left hand, over the paper
with the cross, right at the latter’s center.
- Directing your attention towards the angels, guides
and the Infinite Intelligence within, ask
to know which approach to accentuate in
the first situation you thought of above.
- Wait for the pendulum to begin swinging along the line for Daring
- Repeat these steps to know the answer for any other
- Write down your answer and any related reflection in your notebook
As Nina has pointed out, the cycle of discernment
emphasized by this lunation lasts for over a year. I suggest you
continue to light your candle and repeat the affirmations daily at
least until the next New Moon on December 11.
I leave you with the
blessing of their magic, as well as that of
the pendulum, along with any compatible resources and guidance that
the Universe may send in response to the seed of intent that you
now plant by the brilliant glow of the November Snow Moon.
Bibliography and web reference
Bouska, Nina, Daily
Success Guide, www.daykeeperjournal.com
Moon Magic Llewellyn,
St. Paul, 2003)
Roderick, Timothy, Wicca: A Year & a Day: 366 Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise (Llewellyn,
St. Paul, 2005)
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