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The 13 Full Moons in 2020

The Full Moon

That Means A Blue Moon 

Every month of the year will see a Full Moon. But Blue Moons, when there’s a 2nd full moon in the same month, do not happen all that often. Maybe once a year, or if you’re lucky twice a year. Our last Blue Moon was on Friday December 13th, 2019. Another auspicious event.

For 2020, we’ll only see one Blue Moon on the calendar. But what a night for it to show up! According to the Farmer’s Almanac Moon Calendar,  October will see it’s first full moon on October 1st. And another on Saturday, October 31st, at 10:49am eastern U.S. time.

In the world of Pagan Metaphysics, we call the observance of the Moon, Esbat days, or Ritual days. These phases are where we combine the energy of the Divine Goddess, in this case in the form of Grandmother Moon, with your own energy, for magikal working. Continue reading

Happy Full Moon Friday the 13th, 2019!

The Full MoonMay The Day Bring You Blessings

It is said that wishing on a Full Moon is very magikal. Like any grand parent, Grandmother Moon wants to spoil her daughter’s children.  While Mother Earth is asleep, Grand Mother Moon listens to our prayers and wishes to make our dreams come true.

And it is said that Friday the 13th is a day that brings good luck for transition and change. Breaking down barriers and overcoming struggle, it’s a day to let your magik shine.

When Pagans observe the magik of the moon, the period of each phase usually lasts for 3 days. That’s especially true for a Full Moon. Remember the ancients didn’t have Naval Observatory to pinpoint the exact time of illumination of a full moon. So while we know the full moon for December 2019 occurred Thursday the 12th just after 12am, we can still share her energy today on Friday the 13th.  Tonight the Moon will rise at 6:44pm eastern time.

Use the evening, after moon rise, to bring about Good Luck and positive energy that promotes the success for the change and transition you want most in your life.

Everyone here at Springwolf Reflections wishes you and yours many blessings on this special day that only comes around once in a very rare occasion. Enjoy the day and night with this full moon blessing: Continue reading

Numerology: November 11th, 2019

The Shamanistic Numerology of 11/11/2019

Mathematics is the only language shared by all humans regardless of culture, religion, or gender. Numerology is the study of the divine or mystical relationship between a count or measurement in Math and life itself. And it’s a practice that has existed around the world and throughout time.

Numerology has many systems, traditions and beliefs. My practice of numerology is Shamanistic Numerology that’s based on Celtic and North American Shamanistic teachings. It’s not the only method, the best method or the only true method. It’s simply one of many methods and one that resonates most with me and my personal perspectives of the Divine and the world we live in.

From a Shamanistic Numerology standpoint, numbers are divided into Prime and a Sub-Prime categories. Continue reading

Updates This Week – 11/03/2019

Eyes of the Hunter

Eyes of the Hunter by Charles Alexander

Here On Springwolf Reflections

As we mentioned last week, we’re making a lot of updates to Springwolf Reflections, now that Spring has retired. We’re in the process of moving articles from the Spring’s Haven Spiritual Center, here to the blog.

This week we’ve added the following to the Blog.

During this process, you may find some links on our posts that no longer work, because they’re still pointing to Spring’s Haven. It’s going to take a while to resolve all those broken links. But we are working on it.

In the meantime, if you find a broken link, try visiting our Reflections A-Z content listing. If we’ve moved the article, you’ll find it there. And you can check out Spring’s many other articles of insight, reflection and inspiration here on Reflections too!

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2012-2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Updates To Reflections

Undergoing Some Renovations

We’re Making Updates To Springwolf’s Reflections

It’s been a long time since we’ve updated our articles here on Reflections. Primarily because of the health issues Spring went through in 2016 and early 2017. During that time, Spring and her family moved from Virginia to the Foothills of North Carolina. She officially retired. And has spent the past two-three years recovering from those crisis events.

One of the things that happened during that time, was closing the spiritual center Spring’s Haven. Which also meant shutting down the center’s website. We’re in the process of moving most of the articles from the Center’s website to the Reflections blog here. That means updating articles, our contents list and more. We hope to have the full transition completed by the end of this year. But it’s a work in process.

We’ve also decided to publish these articles with somewhat random dates spread out over the last two years. Primarily because we’ve lost the original publication dates from the Haven website. And we also thought spreading the articles out might make it easier for those new to Reflections to scan through the blog’s past articles as they scroll down and down. Ok, we don’t have a good reason, we just think it’s a good idea, so we’re going with it. 😉

Oh and we’ve upgraded our WordPress plan to remove some of the annoying ads on our site. What’s left are the ones we get money for displaying, ie: the WordAds. The money they generate help us cover the costs of our blog, so we hope you can over look those as your travel through Reflections.

If you are following our blog and have requested email updates about our new articles, you’ll probably feel over run with notifications. We apologize to anyone who feels overwhelmed by that. There’s not much we can do to temporarily suspend notifications.

We’ll be posting a weekly status of the updates we’re making. So if you’re not receiving notifications, you’ll know what we’ve been doing. This week, we’re starting with the Meditation guides from the Haven. Stay tuned.

© Springwolfs Hanko


© 2012-2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Sunset Rituals

Why Pagan Rituals Begin at Sunset

Why are Pagan holidays observed at Sunset on the night before the dates listed in most Pagan calendars? The early calendars used by ancient Pagans were based on lunar cycles, not solar cycles. A day did not begin at midnight or with the sunrise, but rather with the night and moon rise.

To the ancient pagans, night fall was the beginning of the new day and rituals would be celebrated as the Goddess Grand Mother Moon rose in the sky to greet her children.

In ancient times, calendars served as a link between the Divine universe and humankind. Thus calendars were often held as sacred tools or sources of information. These early calendars provided instructions for when to plant, hunt or migrate between cold and warm climates. They were used for divination and prognostication, as well as, for tracking religious cycles to honor the Gods or worship the Divine universe. Continue reading

Merry Solstice – 2019 Spring Equinox

Mystic Moon by WPNature

Spring Equinox 2019 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 5:58 PM on Wednesday, March 20. Eastern Time.

This year, the first equinox coincides with a full moon. For Pagans this heightens the energy for both the Equinox holiday and the observance of the full moon.

The same conjunction happened just a short three years ago in 2016. Find out more about how you can incorporate the special occurrence in your own ritual observance, Spring Equinox and the Full Moon.

Merry Solstice,
Spring
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© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Population of Witches In U.S. Increases Dramatically

#PagansUnite Against Discrimination

The Triquetra Pentagram

New Studies Find An Increase In Paganism

Data collected by the Pew Research Center and Trinity College in Connecticut show witchcraft and pre-Christian traditions have been revitalized and increased over the past few decades. The reports were shared in several articles between October and November 2018. Once such article appeared in Newsweek Magazine this past November.

That article notes the increase comes from Millennials leaving organized Abrahamic religions in favor of Pagan belief systems, notably Wicca.

Ok, I’m not going to mince words with the author. Those of us who are Pagan and have been Pagan know that Wicca is only one of a larger category of Pagan Traditions. But let’s give the guy a break, he appears to be new at this topic. Continue reading

Merry Imbolg & Lammas for 2019

Celebration of the return Sun

Celebration of the Sun

The Festival of Lights and Fire

The time of Spring is upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere as the Sun begins his return to warm our hearts and extend his light in our day. His return rings in the first of the Spring Holidays known as Imbolc, Imbolg, Brigid’s Day or the Festival of Lights.

In the Southern Hemisphere the summer is marked by its peak of the Sun during the Fire Festival. It is the time of Lughnasadh, also known as Lammas or the Fire Festival which honors the Celtic hero Lugh. It is the first of the Pagan Harvest Festivals and the time of year to thank the Tuatha Dé Danann (the Faeries) for their help in our gardens.

These Sabbats (Pagan Holidays) are observed on February 1st or 2nd, depending on one’s personal Tradition (spiritual denomination). Because Pagans celebrate on a Lunar Calendar schedule, our holiday observances actually begin  at sunset on the evening before the scheduled day.

Those who recognize February 1st as the observed holiday, will begin their rituals on January 31st. And for some places in the world, that’s already tonight.

Everyone here at Springwolf Reflections and Spring’s Haven extend our wishes to you and yours for a wonderful and joyous celebration of the warmth. Where ever you are in the world,

May Your Season Be Blessed with Abundance and Happiness

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2019 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Defining What You Believe

What Do I Believe?
A Student’s 1st Assignment

Before you can begin your spiritual journey; what ever that journey is, you have to know where you’re starting from. What do you believe and how does it relate to your spiritual path? Are you looking for a spiritual path, but don’t know which one fits your current beliefs? How are you going to assess where you are today with where you want to be, or where you’ve come from, if you don’t know what you believe today.

It’s easy to sit down and answer questions off the top of your head when talking with someone about what you believe. You jump from topic to topic and you may not even realize how the subjects are interconnected. You can give one description today and two weeks from now, you’ll have a slightly different description. And you won’t even realize you’ve altered your view or perception.

If you take on this assignment, you’ll see how much that ‘easy to answer’ scenario changes. When you’re writing those answers down, putting thought to paper you are forcing yourself to really think about what you believe. You’ll begin writing an answer to a question you were sure you knew, only to discover that you may not be so sure about it after all. It also forces you to connect the dots. You’ll find that as you’re writing an answer to one question, that might contradict your response to another previous question. And suddenly you have to re-think an entire subject. Continue reading