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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:15 PM

Tonight is the eve of the full moon and the night before Samhain

It will be at peak fullness at 10:49 a.m. on Saturday, Eastern Daylight Time. As the second full moon of October, it is called a blue moon.

Rituals for positive energy are best done before the peak of fullness.

Tonight my family will light a white candle, cast a circle, do some group breathing, perhaps with a bit of drumming.
Then we will work on raising energy for compassion, healing and protection for our troubled nation in the coming days.

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Tomorrow is Samhain, when the gates between the worlds open and allow us to sense the spirits of ancestors and departed loved ones.

One wiccan tradition is the setting of the dumb (meaning silent) supper at the table and inviting the departed loved ones to partake of the feast. A place is set for the spirits, with a portion of the dinner. After welcoming the departed ones, the living eat silently, listening for any messages that might come.

I leave the food out all night along with a lit tealight candle. When day returns, I put the food out for the wild ones to enjoy.

Have a lovely full blue moon!

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Reply Tonight is the eve of the full moon and the night before Samhain (Original post)
Wicked Blue Oct 2020 OP
irisblue Oct 2020 #1
Wicked Blue Oct 2020 #4
irisblue Oct 2020 #5
Wicked Blue Oct 2020 #8
lunasun Oct 2020 #11
Wicked Blue Oct 2020 #10
MontanaMama Oct 2020 #6
elleng Oct 2020 #2
Docreed2003 Oct 2020 #3
lunasun Oct 2020 #7
Wicked Blue Oct 2020 #9
SheltieLover Oct 2020 #12

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:17 PM

1. Is there a binding spell for tonight? That dude gotta go

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:24 PM

4. Bindings are not effectve when the moon is waxing and/or full

They are best done under a waning moon, preferably at the dark of the moon.

Sunday night and the nights following would be better times for bindings, since the moon will be waning.

I think I posted a bit of info about binding spells here a few weeks ago.



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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:26 PM

5. Thx I'll look

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:43 PM

8. This site has some good info on the Dumb Supper

https://sacredwicca.com/samhain



Sorry, I meant to post this as a reply to another post

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Response to Wicked Blue (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:46 PM

11. Thank you !

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Response to irisblue (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:29 PM

6. Binding spells would be most effective

under a waning crescent moon. I havenít looked at November but probably around the 11th or 12th.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:18 PM

2. Thanks! Looking forward to seeing it!

(Been cloudy and rainy here recently, so haven't caught pics of the last stages; maybe tonight.)

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:21 PM

3. Beautiful! Thank you!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:35 PM

7. I never heard of that dinner tradition . Since I will be the only one home tomorrow I will

be silent and set an extra place @ the table and listen
It should be clear here for the moon

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Response to lunasun (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 04:45 PM

9. I accidentally posted my reply to you as a reply to irisblue

info on Dumb Supper

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Sat Oct 31, 2020, 01:43 AM

12. What a lovely tradition!

I've never heard of the silent supper, but I do know many indigenous traditions are focused upon ancestral reverence, including a shrine of ancestors' favorite things and placing tood on the shrine throught the day as meals are prepared.

I'm sonewhat of a (largely self-taught) cultural anthropologist.

Ty for sharing!

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