The full moon holds an important place for magick and ritual for many witches. Known as an esbat, the night of a full moon is filled with lunar energy and is a powerful time to commune with the Goddess. This October has given us two full moons – Halloween Night is going to be the night of the second full moon, which is known as a blue moon!\nThis exciting event offers an opportunity for powerful magick of all kinds. There are many different types of spells and rituals that will be stronger during this time. Below is a list of full moon correspondences to help you perform your best magick during full moons, as well as this rare blue moon.\n \nTypes of Magick\nA good rule of thumb is that full moons are for calling or summoning, while new moons are for banishing. It is a good time to ask for blessings of all kinds, as well as draw positive things into your life. For example, I’m going to use this blue moon to summon courage and confidence for myself, as well as call for good fortune for those I care about.\nIf you pay homage to a certain goddess, performing magick within her domain, such as calling for creativity when you worship Brigid, will have an extra dose of power! This could also be a good time to connect with a goddess you have been feeling drawn to in order to see if there is a true connection.\n \nColors\nSilver – Silver is the color of the goddess and the celestial and while this color works well for most types of goddess magick, it is particularly strong during a full moon. Burning silver candles during a ritual or wearing silver throughout the day can aid in your magickal goals, as well as make you feel powerful!\nWhite– Overall, white is a good substitute for any color. If I can’t find a colored candle that I need in time, I tend to use one of the many white tealight candles scattered around my house instead. It is the color of purity, blessings, and healing. White reflects all other colors, which can protect you from negative energy in your full moon ritual or in your day-to-day life. There is also an emphasis on “light” magick during the full moon, and the color white is well suited to these types of workings, especially if you are a lightworker.\nBlue – Water is the element most closely aligned with the moon, and as a result, using blue in your full moon ritual will invite water energy into a magickal space. This will aid in magick that involves emotions, as well as those that have to do with mystery and the inner self.\n \nSpell Components\nWhen considering the types of “ingredients” you want to add to your full moon ritual, it’s often helpful to consider the type of spell you’ll be performing. If you’re working toward love, then herbs and gemstones already associated with these types of spells will still be useful. However, adding full moon correspondences in the form of herbs, gemstones, scents, and more to your magickal workings has the added benefit of utilizing the powerful lunar energy around us. You may also wish to use these components to make an offering.\nBelow are some of the spell components associated with the full moon and the energy it brings.\n \nHerbs\nJasmine – Jasmine has many different purposes – love, blessings, peace, sleep, and divination. The full moon can be a chaotic time, and the calming effects of jasmine in tea or candles could prove useful. Interestingly, jasmine flowers only bloom at night, establishing a powerful connection between the herb and the full moon.\nFrankincense – Burning frankincense as an incense, resin, or within a candle can purify a magickal space and create a protective barrier for a witch to work in. Frankincense has a long history in magick and has been used by many different cultures for blessing rituals.\nCalendula – Calendula offers protection, healing, and a boost to psychic abilities and is especially useful in kitchen witchery. It also attracts fairies and otherworldly beings, who are often more visible during a full moon.\nHerbs can be burned as a resin or sprinkled on your altar as an offering, placed within a mojo bag or witch bottle, or placed around the house to bring your full moon blessings to your household!\n \nGemstones\nSelenite – Named after Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon, selenite is one of the most useful gemstones associated with the full moon! It is also associated with the divine feminine, peace, and meditation. It has a strong cleansing energy. Selenite can be found in all shapes and sizes, making it easy to find and use. A selenite wand is an affordable and accessible tool to direct energy, and a selenite tower on an altar invites lunar energy into your ritual space. It is a delicate gemstone, so be cautious when working with your selenite tools!\nMoonstone – This may come as no surprise (it’s sort of in the name), but moonstone is a highly valuable stone in connecting to full moon energy. Moonstone represents love, intuition, and emotion. Wearing a piece of moonstone jewelry or adding tumbled moonstone to a mojo bag can provide a helpful push to your full moon magick. It is also the stone of Diana, the Roman goddess of the moon and women, as well as the Egyptian goddess, Isis.\nClear Quartz – While it may seem basic to include clear quartz on a list like this, the gemstone performs a vital function for almost every practicing witch. It can be charged with a witch’s intentions to heal, attract, or predict. It is usable as a substitute for many other types of gemstones in a pinch. Most importantly, clear quartz absorbs and deflects energy, and because the full moon often invites more powerful, possibly unwieldy energy, it may be wise to keep a few pieces of clear quartz on your desk or altar when the full moon approaches.\n \nDespite the tips and tricks above, the blue moon shouldn’t make you feel as if you need to perform intricate magick to be your best witchy self! The blue moon could also be a great night for some witchy self-care, such as meditation, a long bath, or some amazing kitchen witch cooking.\nThe blue moon is an exciting, powerful moment in the astrological calendar. Whether the night is spent weaving a magickal spell or engaging in some much-needed self-care, I wish all witches a happy and successful blue moon night!\n \n~Nicole\nAuthor Bio: Nicole is an eclectic witch with interests in the Tarot, Celtic mythology, gemstones, and folk magic. She has recently graduated college from the University of Arizona and is looking forward to expanding her magical knowledge with Inked Goddess Creations.