In Pagan and Wiccan tradition, names are given to each full moon, similarly to the naming of the full moons in Native American traditions. In both Wiccan and Paganism the customary name for November’s full moon is the Mourning moon. It is also known in Native American tradition as The Moon When Deer Shed Antlers, because it signifies the time when we shed. We release the past and let go of the baggage weighing us down.
I created this Mourning Moon candle to aid in this time of shedding. It is a sacred and spiritual transition, navigating the winter months – a dark season that eventually gives way to bright new life come springtime. In old Celtic custom, November was the start of the New Year, and as such, this time was all about letting go. It was the month to bid farewell to toxic relationships, attitudes, behaviors, and habits in order to make space for new beginnings to come.
How to use this Mourning Moon candle
Use this candle in your magical work to acknowledge the toxins in your life, and then let them go. It is okay to mourn. In fact, it is encouraged. Because as you release these, you release a part of yourself that will soon be made better and stronger for it. Working with this candle as you practice moon magic will empower you to let those shadows go, let grief flow, and purify the aura to make room for what’s coming. Feel yourself grounded more deeply in the Earth, while also more profoundly connected to Source.
This candle is made with rolled sheets of dark blue and black beeswax, anointed with my Full Moon perfume blend, and pieces of moonstone scattered throughout the wax.
Light this candle during your November moon rituals to let the mourning transpire.
Blessings of silver moon magic,
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