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FULL MOON ZOOM EVENTS 2021

April’s Planter’s Full Moon we will invoke Bastet, Egyptian Cat Goddess

La Bona Dea is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: April Full Planter’s Moon

Time: Apr 25, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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April is often called the Pink moon for the zillions of tiny pink phlox which make a perfect gown for Mother Earth as we honor her awakening. To celebrate we may find ourselves outside planting seeds and seedlings, conjuring her fertility to birth flowers and fruits to sustain us for the remaining season of the year.

Another special date in April is the 15th, no, not only tax day,(boo) but Bast’s Feast day. Our ritual will include delving delve into our inner cat-goddess, the divine feline, the mystic feminine of the independent soul within ourselves—these are a few reasons cats are sacred to several goddesses, witches, and of course, well protected by the supreme cat goddess, Bast. 

For the ritual, you will need to collect a few items ahead of time and have them ready at your altar.

  • A green or white candle, (If not, be sure to hold any color candle and imbue it with healing energy and think “green,”) in a holder
  • A Sistrum, bell, or rattle
  • A photo of your family and/or other loved ones
  • And a photo, picture, or statue of a cat as well as other beloved pets
  • A lighter

Calling upon Bast we will invoke her protective cat-mamma energy and share it with Mother Earth, our loved ones, and ourselves. The time of “birth” (renewal, springtime) is always critical, and by supporting our planet we may ensure that life will continue to grow.

Contact mammadeason@gmail.com for further information or to hold a circle at your location.

UPCOMING 2021 FULL MOON ZOOM

PST Daylight Savings time April-October 6:30pm, October-April 5:30pm

Full Moon          Native American Name
April 26th           Pink (Planters) Moon
May 26th            Flower Moon
June 24th           Strawberry Moon
July 23rd            Buck Moon
August 22nd      Sturgeon Moon
Sept 20th            Harvest Moon
October 20th     Hunter’s Moon
Nov 19th            Beaver Moon
Dec18th             Cold Moon

Please note the 2021 Full Moon Dates. Zoom Moon dates are yet to be determined for each circle. Participation information and the following Zoom link are available near the New Moon to participate in the next Full Moon gathering.
Blessings Great and Small to you and yours!

Welcome Spring, Welcome Ostara!
Our Full Storm Moon Zoom is Saturday, March 27th!

Photo by Natalie Elbaroda, March 2021

Photo by Natalie Elbaroda, March 2021

La Bona Dea is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Storm Moon Time: Mar 27, 2021, 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Passcode: STORMMOON

Weather the Storm Moon, enjoy baking Elbaroda’s Ostara Magical Mug Cake, celebrate Artemis’s birthday, learn about the pagan origin of the birthday cake, and cast a divination spell!

What you need for your Spell: A special piece of silver or a silver coin, a bowl of water

Elbaroda’s Ostara Honey Mug Cake

We are in a time of rebirth and what better time to honor ourselves than with a little birthday treat. The following instructions are for a magical birthday cake which we will partake as a communion during our zoom.

Treat each ingredient as a sacred element to your witch’s brew.To accompany this recipe I found this sweet excerpt from an article I’d like to share with you all. I thought we could hum this to ourselves to honor the ones who have come before us while preparing our potions.

Clay tablets dating from 2500 BCE Sumeria depict a faction, whose devotee would bring offerings of butter to their temple of the goddess Inanna. Ancient Sumerian texts show a reverence for the act of butter-making, in passages like, “The rocking of the churn will sing for you, Inanna . . . thus making you joyous.”

I had lots of fun making this recipe and I hope you find much joy in preparing yours too. This recipe is not gluten-free or allergy-free, please take care to alter ingredients to suit your needs.

Honey Mug Cake Recipe
2 T butter – an ancient token of magical transformation
1 T runny honey – a symbol of immortality and rebirth
1 med egg – a symbol for fertility, creation, prosperity
1/2 t vanilla extract – the only edible orchid fruit- aids in cultivating inner peace
3 T light brown sugar- sensuous sexuality, for the ladies!
4 T self-rising flour * recipe follows – a source of strength and a supplier of energy to get this MOJO flowing!
1 C all-purpose flour
1 ½ t baking powder¼ t salt pinch of salt to tether us to the ground while we imbue ourselves with our intentions.

Speaking of intention, choose a couple of fragrant ingredients to customize our honey cake to our exact specifications. I chose to use orange extract and ground sage (I can always use a little extra wisdom) and it turned out divine. There are so many wonderful and magical combinations, and if you have an ingredient in your cupboard that you are just aching to use, go for it, let your intuition and creativity fly!

Basil – for Astral travel, protection Cardamom – an aphrodisiac, feminine in nature and useful when calling upon eloquence Cinnamon – used in consecration, or to tap into the divine connection Ginger – courage, confidence. Lavender – Healing, invoking relaxation Lemon zest – cleansing, banish negativity, draw in happiness and joy Mint – protection, virtue Orange zest – prosperity, abundance Rosemary – love, remembrance Rosewater- opening the heart Chakra to receive love! Sage – wisdom Thyme – courage, sacrifice

Frosting Recipe
2 T butter, softened4
T confectioners sugar
runny honey (optional)

Start with a mug and add butter, melt butter in the microwave, yes we are modern *itches! Stir in honey, sugar, egg, and vanilla, mix well.Add flour, salt, and your chosen herbs or spices and mix to a smooth consistency.Once blended, pop that sucker in the microwave for 1 min and 30 seconds or 1 min and 15, if your microwave is on high. Drizzle with honey or prepared frosting. Save to enjoy at our zoom!

Join us for the next Full Moon Zoom
February Ice Moon, Saturday, February 27th at 6 pm
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Photo by @shawnHolloway   on Unsplashed

Photo by @shawnHolloway
on Unsplashed

February’s Full Moon is commonly known as the Snow Moon. However, in Northern California, especially in Sonoma County, we may not always count on snow. . . but we do know about ice. Freezing temperatures and frigid mornings are not uncommon during the month of February.

This month, we thought it would be interesting to explore this month’s Full Moon under its lesser-known name: the Full Ice Moon.

Ice invites us to wonder at stillness, moments frozen in time, bitter cold which may immobilize us, and the sometimes-forgotten option to “stand still.

JANUARY WOLF FULL MOON
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:30 PM PST

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January’s Full Moon is known as the Wolf Moon because wolves are often heard howling during the long cold nights. People believed the wolves howled because of winter’s cold and hunger but after studying wolves, experts say that they howl to vocalize and identify other wolves or packs and to identify their territory or maintain their social bond–perhaps even coordinate hunts.

Gather with Women and Howl at the Moon this month. . . ask yourself. . .
What do I need to howl about?
Do I hunger for something?
Do I want to examine my boundaries or reach out to others to share ideas or focus? Who is my community?

Have a pen and 2 pieces of paper ready to complete the meditation.
For the craft you will need a small jar filled with delights. . . collect buttons, beads, feathers, glitter, shells, pieces of jewelry, coins–you get the idea–put the items in the jar at this WAXING Moon. Keep the jar handy to place near you during the Wolf Moon Zoom!

Zoom into our Full Wolf Moon by clicking the link below:
Topic: January Wolf Moon
Time: Jan 29, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 891 4237 3141
Passcode: WolfMoon

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