Friday, March 16, 2012

Pagan Blog Project - Esbats

Every 28 days (or so) we get to celebrate the moon in all her glory.  It’s a time for working spells for growing, expanding awareness, celebrating.  Thirteen mini feastdays a year – what’s not to love?
Every moon cycle has her own name and intentions.  Here’s a short list, but there are many variations – find one that speaks to you.
Wolf Moon
Ice Moon
Storm Moon
Growing Moon
Hare Moon
Mead Moon
Hay Moon
Corn Moon
Harvest Moon
Blood Moon
Hunter’s Moon
Snow Moon
Cold Moon

A generous friend of mine recently gave me Moon Magick by D.J. Conway.  It has history and myths, correspondences, rituals, crafts and recipes for each moon.  Thanks, Cyndi!
I think what I like best is that every 28 days (or so) we get the chance to rededicate ourselves to this path, to be grateful for the life and love the Goddess bestows on us and to work magic!

For cakes and ale, try this recipe.  It makes little round cookie “moons”. 
Simple Sabbat Cakes:
·        3/4 cup soft butter
·        2 cups brown sugar
·        2 eggs
·        1 Tbsp. lemon juice
·        2 tsp. grated lemon rind
·        2 cups flour
·        1 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)

Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the brown sugar and mix well. Add eggs, lemon juice and rind. Mix until well-blended.
Stir in flour and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. When chilled, shape dough into one-inch balls and place 3" apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.
Serve with beverage of your choice.  Mead, tea or apple cider would all be good!


  1. =) You are welcome! I MISS you - come walk with me! Maybe Wednesday night meditation?