Blood Moon aka Solar Lunar Eclipse

 

What is a Blood moon?

A blood moon is a Full moon which is a solar lunar eclipse.

The earth is between the sun and the moon which causes the moon to have a reddish tinge due to the red light which skims over the earth.

 

What can you do on a Blood moon?

  1. Cast spells for cleansing, banishing or releasing.
  2. Hold a ritual for transformation.
  3. Work with your shadow self.
  4. Veneration work with blood bound ancestors.

 

When is the next Blood moon?

Saturday 28th – eclipse commences at 4.24am, moon is full at 6.20am (EST Melbourne, Australia) and it will be a micro full moon.

(C) Image and Text T. Georgitsis 2018

 

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Full Blue Moon Eclipse

On the 31st of January 2018, it was not only a Blue Moon but also a Super Moon which happened to eclipse.

Here is are a few images which were taken by my partner

 

 

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

 

 

 

Anthesteria Festival

dionysus

This months Full Moon coincides with the Hellenic Anthesteria festival (8th-10th February 2017).

The Anthesteria was an Athenian festival dedicated to wine, the ancestors and the coming of spring which was celebrated for three days:

Pithoigia (Opening of the Jars) – First Day
New jars of wine were opened and dedicated to Dionysus.
Small children were crowned with garlands of the first spring flowers of the year.

Khoes (Day of Cups) – Second Day
Sacred marriage of Dionysus ritual with the Queen.
Athenians celebrate with contests containing drinking games.

Khytrai (Day of Pots) – Third Day
Offerings for the ancestors were placed in pots and held traditional foodstuffs such as cooked wheat kernels (aka Kollyva or Funeral Cake).*

This is an auspicious time to spring clean your home, shrines/altars and offer new vintage wine to Dionysus and cooked grains to your ancestors.

*This practice continues this day with modern Greeks offering kollyva at funerals or memorials.

(C) T. Georgitsis 2017

Covenant of Hekate: Devotee Shrines

A few of my devotional shrines are shared here on the COH website with some other members:

http://hekatecovenant.com/about-hekate/devoted/shrines-and-altars/

 

 

 

 

Sanctuary of Hekate’s Crossroads: Samhain 2014

This year for Samhain  I focused on honouring my Akhu.  I also retook some of my spiritual vows to enable me to re-focus my energy  with respects to my relationship with Deity and various magickal traditions I am part of.  I did this for various personal reasons and it was incredibly freeing whilst releasing the stagnant clutter and opening up doors to new possibilities…

10313437_10152885960359762_8788092274958997015_n(c) T. Georgitsis 2014