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Gwenyfur is a Celtic Witch living in the USA. She performs all types of services in the community, from readings to healing rituals, rites of passage, marriage, wiccanings, funerals, and counseling. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of magics, the Goddesses and Gods of the Celts, and currently online classes for those who are finding their feet on the path to wisdom. She has been a Celtic Witch for 30+ years and in that time has studied under and then served as High Priestess and Mantle Bearer for the Celtic Tree Tradition and served on the local leadership counsel of pagan affairs. She currently works within her community to bring healing and harmony as well as leading public rituals. She is a public speaker and teacher at many festivals around the country. If you'd like to have her visit and teach on Old World Witchcraft, please email gwenyfur@gmail.com

Tetrad of Blood Moons

April 15th marks the beginning of an alignment tetrad that happened only 3 times in the last 600 years. These 4 “Blood Moons” or lunar eclipses are followed by 6 full moons. The beginning of these is visible in the US during the night of April 15th.

Ironically, each occurrence of this tetrad in the past has heralded another religious revolution. The first tetrad recorded in the 15th century saw the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the 2nd saw the founding of Israel in 1949, and the third oversaw the 6 day war between Israel and Iran in 1969.

While the planets and sun travel in a way that will see nine of the cycles in the 21st century, one does wonder what this cosmic opposition will find coming into play in this century.

Christians and Jewish leaders alike are plotting these blood moons which will occur this year and next during Passover and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), both highly celebrated festivals.

So what does this mean for we the Witches? It means a powerful time of Mars, Earth, the Sun, and our Moon being in alignment. Those warrior passions, the divination of our Goddess, the strength of our life giving Sun, and our own Gaea connections becoming stronger. The alignment is a rare time allowing for deeper wisdom, stronger power, and more potent relationships to build with the Universe.

This is the time to grab your destiny, to focus your will, and to use your Witch’s voice to create what you will of your world, to harness the energy available to deepen  your bonds, and to focus your workings on being a Warrior of Gaea and healing the areas around you.

This Beltane we are travelling to the First Forest, harnessing that energy, combining it with the energy of the alignments, focusing it even more, then pushing it outward from our Circle to the valley that is Reno, Nevada, and healing the areas we live in. We’re charging stones to bring back with us to recharge under each of the moon’s cycles during this alignment in order to continue the healing that we begin on Beltane.

I don’t suggest all Witches should participate where ever they may be, but imagine what a group of Witches of a single intent can accomplish for our planet and the life within if we worked together to focus the energies available to us!

 

The Black Moon

With this Black Moon falling within the sign of Aries this is the time to embark on your goals of leadership, strength, power, and intent. It’s the time to pass away and detach yourself from things that have been holding you back, thoughts and habits that keep you distracted, and cut those bonds that have kept you from stepping forward and meeting your true strength and potential.

This is the last black moon in 2014, so it’s now or never!

Take advantage of this Black Moon for your divination, for your setting your feet on the path you should be, for getting your mind clear of things that clutter and distract from your goal.  Get in touch with the changing aspect of the Goddess, of the strength of will to enable that change, and move ever forward on your path.

The power of this moon is extraordinary for Crone energies and all aspects of change. Take advantage of it.  Delve deeply into it, immerse yourself within and without in the energy of this moon and take it with you into the rest of this Turning of the Wheel.

You won’t have another chance at a Black Moon until October 2016!