2016 Full Moon Dates

January 23, 8:46pm Eastern – Wolf Moon
February 22, 1:20pm Eastern – Snow Moon
March 23, 8:01am Eastern – Worm Moon
April 22, 1:24am Eastern – Pink Moon
May 21, 5:15pm Eastern – Flower Moon
June 20, 7:02am Eastern – Strawberry Moon
July 19, 6:57pm Eastern – Buck Moon
August 18, 5:27am Eastern – Sturgeon Moon
September 16, 3:05pm Eastern – Harvest Moon
October 16, 12:23am Eastern – Hunters Moon
November 14, 8:52am Eastern – Beavers Moon
December 13, 7:05pm Eastern – Cold Moon

2016 New Moon Dates

January 9, 8:30pm Eastern
February 8, 9:39am Eastern
March 8, 8:54pm Eastern
April 7, 7:24am Eastern
May 6, 3:30pm Eastern
June 4, 11:00pm Eastern
July 4, 7:01am Eastern
August 2, 4:45pm Eastern
September 1, 5:03am Eastern
October 1, 12:12am Eastern
October 30, 12:38pm Eastern
November 29, 7:18am Eastern
December 29, 1:53am Eastern

2016 Total Lunar Eclipse

March 8, 8:58pm Eastern

2016 Equinoxes & Solstices

Spring Equinox
March 20, 12:31am Eastern

Summer Solstice
June 20, 6:35pm Eastern

Autumn Equinox
September 22, 10:21am Eastern

Winter Solstice
December 21, 5:45pm Eastern

Check out all of my 2016 calendars here!

Here’s to the witches...

The Satanist Witches.  Who are constantly thrown under the bus by witches who don’t want to associate with you because they want people to know they’re not “evil”.

The Atheist/Secular Witches.  Who have trouble finding spells suited to their beliefs because most other witches insist on calling on gods or goddesses. 

The Abrahamic Witches.  Who are constantly told their paths aren’t valid by people of their religion and witches alike.

The Trans/non-binary Witches.  Who have a hard time finding representation in religion and the craft.  Who are excluded from covens solely due to how they were born

To Non-Wiccan Witches.  Who constantly need to remind people that witch is not synonymous with Wicca.  

Y’all are wonderful.  Keep being awesome witches!


RikkaLorelei’s 2015 Spring Giveaway

So I’ve been wanting to share some things with my followers that need good homes. 

Up For Grabs:

  1. Ceramic Stars & Moons wax warmer 
  2. Lead Crystal, Lotus taper candle holder
  3. Pair of Green Crystal earrings (never worn)
  4. Silver Pentacle necklace with Red Crystal (and chain)
  5. Sheet of Clear, Pink, & Red Rhinestones for your crafting
  6. 1 Amethyst Chunk
  7. 2 Heat Treated Amethysts (Some say are the same as Citrine)
  8. 1 Rose Quartz Chunk
  9. 1 Pyrite
  10. Red, Shimmery Candle in Snowflake Jar
  11. 6 tea light candles
  12. 3 taper candles
  13. A $5 off coupon to my etsy store


  1. You must be following RikkaLorelei (me!!), so you can get updates if anything about the giveaway changes.
  2. DO NOT tag this post as giveaway. If you do so, the notes may be deleted and the whole thing ruined (including your chances to win!)
  3. Reblog this post to enter. Giveaway blogs are not eligible to win.
  4. Each reblog will be assigned a number and the winner will be chosen by a random number generator.
  5. The giveaway ends March 25th, 2015 at Midnight, Eastern. 
  6. The winner will be messaged and must respond with their full name and address within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen.
  7. I hope everyone follows the rules and that the winner is surprised! 

I truly believe that if Jesus came back today he would surround himself with

  • people of color
  • women
  • anyone who falls under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella
  • people with mental illnesses
  • people with physical disabilities
  • the homeless
  • the poor
  • the lower classes

I get the feeling he wouldn’t be hanging out with your typical upper class, rich, white, evangelical protestant Christians.  But that’s just a hunch

The Sabbats and Esbats

The Eight Sabbats

The Sabbats divide into two catagories: Greater/Lesser, and Fertility/Harvest Sabbats.

  1.  Samhain: October 31st
  2.  Yule: Circa December 22nd (Winter Solstice)
  3.  Imbolc: February 2nd
  4.  Ostara: Circa March 21st (Spring Equinox)
  5.  Beltane: May 1st
  6.  Litha: Circa June 21st (Summer Solstice)
  7. Lughnasadh: August 1st, or 2nd
  8. Mabon: September 22 (Autumn Equinox)

The dates vary because traditions vary.  Also, some practitioners will have their celebrations on the weekends before or after the Sabbat.  Whether you want to hold a proper ritual, solitary or with friends, or whether you want to carry out a simple acknowledgement through prayer or a quiet activity in your home, is up to you – so as long as you honour the Sabbat in some way; this helps us follow the flow of life and the change of seasons.


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Samhain Night by Le Regard des Elfes

Samhain, on of the four Greater Sabbats,  is the Witches’ New Year – the Last Harvest. This holiday is known by many names. In the Western World it is commonly known as Hallowe’en. It is also known as The Feast of All Saints Day, All Hallows, Day of the Dead, Third Harvest, Harvest Home and many more.

On this day we honour those who are no longer with us, those who have passed over to the other side. On this night, the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. It is a good time to contemplate death as part of life, and many people (Wiccans and otherwise) take to the cemeteries to visit their passed loved ones, or to perform a cemetery ritual. (Note – if you are to perform a cemetery ritual, it is important that you ask the dead for permission first, and follow what guidance you receive.)

Samhain marks the end of summer. Our God has once again “died” – to be reborn at Yule – while the Goddess carries his fire from the sun within her womb. We celebrate the last harvest before winter comes to clean the slate once more. Some like to work with divination, reading tarot cards for the coming year. Watch out for the fairies, who are said to be out causing mischief on this night.


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Winter Magic by Julia Jeffrey

Yule, one of the Lesser Sabbats, marks the Winter Solstice and the return of light and life. This is a joyous holiday indeed, where the Goddess once again gives birth to the God. Many divine babies were born on this day – famously baby Jesus, but also Mithra, Oedipus, Hercules, Dionysus and many other holy beings. It is a day to contemplate reincarnation, fertility and the cycle of life.

Many things that Christians use to celebrate Christmas have Pagan origins – for example, the Yule tree, decorated with all sorts of decorations. Pagans of the ancient times probably decorated with candles and food, instead of lights and coloured balls.
Also the wreath, the mistletoe, the Yule-log (with a sun etched onto it symbolizing the Baby Sun God’s return) burning in the fire-place, and they say that Santa was once a Shaman…

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After breathing new life into the God and the world, the Goddess now sleeps until Imbolc, when she will awaken again as a young maiden.


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Brigid at Imbolc – by Papermuse

Imbolc, a Greater Sabbat, is the holiday where we are reminded that Spring will be here soon. The Earth still sleeps under her blanket of snow, and the Young Maiden Goddess is beginning to awaken from her long winter’s nap. It is the Celtic Goddess Brigid’s day – the Goddess of smithcraft, arts and crafts, poetry and medicine. She is the Triple Goddess – the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone – and we celebrate her in all her aspects.

This is a time for initiations, and plotting and planning for the year ahead now that spring is finally awakening and warmth and light returning. Light candles to celebrate the coming of light.


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Ostara – from Painting Dreams

A Lesser Sabbat, Ostara marks the Spring Equinox. Fertility is now beginning to rise up slowly from the earth. Two symbols of this holiday, and of fertility, originate in this holiday – the bunny and the egg. We celebrate fertility by decorating eggs; the basket full of eggs symbolises the womb bursting with fertility.

This is the time of the Wheel of the Year which we celebrate the courtship of the Goddess and God. You can acknowledge and celebrate this Sabbat by going into nature, taking a walk or spending time in your garden, and recognise the changes in the Earth as she awakens further each day.


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Beltane, a Greater Sabbat – May Day. Beltane is a fertility holiday – dancing around the phallic may-pole is a tradition still carried on today. This Sabbat represents the sacred union of the Goddess and God. Fertility bursts forth from the shell that once contained it and the greenery of the Earth is fast returning.

It is a fire festival, and during celebrations people often jump over fires to represent contact with the sun. Rituals are carried out to promote fertility and to bless the crops for the coming summer. This is a time for lovers to celebrate their union, and many mark this sacred day by making love.


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Fairies dancing at Midsummer’s Eve

Litha is one of the Lesser Sabbats – the Summer Solstice; Midsummer. This is a time of high magick, faery magick, balefires (bonfires), promises of a bountiful harvest, and visions of pregnant Goddesses. This is the time when the power and energies of magick are at their highest. Draw down the sun as you would draw down the moon, but use a wand or athame instead of a chalice, and feel the power of manhood at its peak.

Go into nature and immerse yourself in the fruits of the God and the Goddess.  Fairies and other mystical creatures are out in the woods and dancing in the fields – go out and see if you can see, feel or hear them. Sit in peace with Mother Earth and bathe in gratitude for her abundance.

There are plenty of traditions and games to be played on this day – for example, they say if you collect seven bluebells and put them under your pillow, then walk seven times backwards around a well, then you will dream of your next lover that night.


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The God and Goddess with the first harvest

Lughnasadh is a Greater Sabbat and the first of the three harvest holidays. The work of the summer and spring is finally paying off in the first harvest.

Offerings of bread can be offered to faery folk, and left for wild animals. During this time you may wish to honour the pregnant Goddess, and the waning energy of the Sun God, as the sun begins to fade. You can honour them by leaving libations (offerings) of bread and cider.


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Mabon, also known as the Autumn Equinox or Fall Equinox, marks the middle of the harvest. We celebrate the harmony of nature, and the balance of the God and Goddess and day and night. It is a time to reap what we have sown, and we give thanks to the harvest and the fruits of our labour.

This is the second of the three Harvest Sabbats. The Goddess is now heavily pregnant with the God, and the God’s warmth is still slowly fading away. As his power fades, the Goddess begins to mourn his warmth, but she knows his power will return at Yule.

We honour the Goddess and God by leaving another offering of the second harvest – you may leave an offering of wine (if you are of age). Thank the Goddess and God for the bountiful harvests, and wonderful year of teaching and lesson-giving.


Esbats are traditionally held on Full or New Moons, but can actually be held any time you wish when you want to honour the Deities. When held on a Full Moon you may use milk as the drink, and crescent-shaped cookies, or cakes for the simple feast. It is just another holiday to say “thank you” to Them, and time to honour them; especially if something in particular has occurred recently where you felt they had some positive influence. They appreciate the gratitude!

Note - I have credited the artists of the artwork used in this article where I could, but if you know the origin of any of the other images, please do let me know.

Doesn't the bible forbid witchcraft and magic?

Hello everyone!

In this post I’m going to address the bible and what it says about magic and witchcraft, what is allowed and what isn’t.

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Christian/Catholic Witch Spell for Breaking Bad Habits

Commissioned Spell


  • Mother Mary Candle
  • Black Candle
  • Myrrh incense
  • Frankincense oil


Anoint yourself with the Frankincense oil and anoint the black candle as well.

Light the Mother Mary candle and say:

Mother Mary, aid me and pray for me as I complete this ritual

Pray the Hail Mary 3 times.

Light the incense and say:

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: bless this incense with the power to overcome my habits

Pray the Glory Be 3 times

Light the anointed black candle and say:

In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: bless this candle with the power to overcome my habits

Pray the Our Father 3 times

Meditate on the flame of the black candle and visualize what habits you wish to banish.

Banish them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Recite the following verse from the bible:

Ephesians 4:22-24

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Let the black candle and incense burn down.  Continue to meditate on what you wish to banish.  When the candle and incense are done burning, say the following bible verse out loud:

Psalm 101: 1-3

I will sing of mercy and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, will I sing. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

End with a prayer or pray the rosary if you wish.  Thank God and Mother Mary for aiding you in your ritual.

Prayer to Saint Michael, the archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
by the Divine Power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.