Author: Sarah Gottesdiener

Moon Maven | Embodying Intensity and the Herbal Allies for the Scorpio Full Moon

Magic + Makers This month’s Moon Medicine, brought to us by Liz Migliorelli of Sister Spinster Suggested Affirmation: “I trust my body to guide me through mystery.” Let us ground into the story of this moon-time, breathing into it. Let’s call in the players of this earth-sky story and everything they have brought to the table at this moment. We call in the notorious full moon in Scorpio, with its fierce intuition, its deep commitment to being engaged in mystery (spirit, subconscious, dreams), and its continuously transformative path. We call in water, Scorpio’s element, the emotional realm, the possibility...

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Moon Maven | April Full Moon Ritual

Magic + Makers Full Moon Libra Monday, April 10th 11:08 pm Happy full moon! This one falls on a Monday, the day that according to ancient Greek and Roman culture and current Pagan traditions is ruled by the moon. Themes that are highlighted on Mondays are the subconscious, emotions, the home, protection, relationship to the divine feminine or femme and psychic activities, among others. This April full moon is also known as the “pink moon” (referring to all the various flowers in bloom), the “fish moon,” and the “egg moon” (Source: Farmer’s Almanac). In China, this April Full Moon...

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Moon Maven | March Full Moon Ritual

Happy March full moon! Our only full moon of the month is this Sunday, March 12th. It’s in the sign of Virgo. The Sun is in the sign of Pisces. It happens to correspond with Daylight Savings Time and comes about one week before the Spring Equinox (for us Northern hemisphere dwellers). The Equinox is observed by Wiccans, Neopagans, and some Witches as Ostara, a fertility festival that celebrates the season’s change from dark winter to brightening spring. On the same day is the Persian New Year as well as Holi, a major Hindu holiday that celebrates the triumph over good and evil....

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Moon Maven | February Full Moon Ritual

Lunar Eclipse Leo Friday, February 10th 4:44 am Welcome to the the second Full Moon of this still fresh year. It takes place on a Friday, ruled by Venus.This February Full Moon is also known as the Full Snow Moon, the Cold Moon, or the Hunger Moon. Astrologically, this Full Moon is in Leo, and the Sun is in Aquarius. It is a lunar eclipse, kicking off the Leo/Aquarius eclipse two-year cycle. The solar eclipse, later this month in Pisces, is the last of the two-year Virgo/Pisces eclipse cycle. If you are interested in knowing more about this eclipse...

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Moon Maven | January Full Moon Ritual

Full Moon Ritual adapted from Sarah’s Many Moons Workbook.   Full Moon in Cancer     |     Thursday, January 12th, 3:34 am “Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons” ― Kahlil Gibran In the early hours of Thursday, January 12th, the Moon is Full in Cancer. Astrologically, our Sun is in Capricorn, which correlates to the Devil card in the Major Arcana. Sometimes Capricorn—correlating with status, ambition, and the world of structure—can also stand for the Father archetype. Ruled by Saturn, this influence can feel serious—like there’s no escape until issues...

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