Super Moon in Gemini
December 3rd, 2017
7:46 a.m. PST
8:48 a.m. MST
10:46 a.m. EST
3:48 p.m. UTC
December 4th, 2017
2:46 a.m. AEDT
For this last Full Moon before the official start of winter, let the fairies and their kindred spirits know they are welcome in your home. One of the best ways to do this is to set up a welcoming altar. This is a small space that is decorated with shiny objects and other items that you know to be adored by the spirit you are trying to welcome. You can bring the Gnomes from your garden inside and add them to the altar. You can add objects that you’ve collected from nature to help them feel at home. The Yule tree, wreaths, and fireplace decorations can also double as this fairy altar.
“Fairies, gnomes, elves, and more
I welcome you and open my door
Here you shall find sanctuary
And through this winter be warm and merry!”
You can also use this Full Moon to charge an item that works as a beacon letting the local fairies know they are welcome. These nature spirits love the Yule Tree and an ornament works really well for this. The tree itself works as a place that they can reside through the winter and feel right at home.
Choose an ornament (preferably one that is shiny) and find somewhere to sit quietly under the Full Moon.
Clear your mind and ground in your usual way
An example: Close your eyes and see a winter landscape. The Earth is quiet and there is no movement about. The dark sky is full of stars each ready to accept your thoughts, helping you to clear your mind. Count the stars giving each one the thoughts that pop into your head until there are no more thoughts. Walk out into the snowy landscape finding a tree to rest upon. Lay your head back and relax taking deep breaths. You are at peace and warm under a blanket of snow becoming one with the Earth and her grounding energy.
Cupping the ornament hold it in the light of the Moon. Watch as it absorbs the Moonlight and the energy of the Mother Goddess. Focus your own energy as a white light coming out of your hands and surrounding the ornament. Feel the warmth in your hands as the ornament fills with this welcoming energy. Now State your purpose. This can be as simple as saying, “Allow this ornament to be a beacon welcoming fairies into my home for the winter.” It should be direct, and specifically include who you are welcoming.
Place the ornament back on the tree with intent in a place of honor.
Now a word to the wise when welcoming the fairies into your home. They are mischievous little creatures and they love shiny objects as well as cookies and other sweet treats you may have about. You may find from time to time that jewelry, push pins, and other shiny objects may disappear, but no worries the fairies will return, most of the time. This is one of the mischievous game the fairies play. They can also be helpful when you’re looking for something, and also as protectors of your home. You can leave out offerings to encourage their helpfulness. They like fresh fruit, milk, honey, and shiny items.
At the end of the day make sure to place your fairy offerings outside or somewhere in nature and not leave them on your offering plate to sour or rot. Somewhere where you feed the birds is great for any fruits and houseplants or outdoor plants love a little bit of watered down milk.
Enjoy the company of the fairies and many blessings in this Yuletide season!