Fury Moon

This month, CAYA celebrates our Fury Moon. Anger is a powerful force.

Some Questions

What is making you angry right now and what are you doing about it? What are good ways for you to express your anger? What changes, both positive and negative, has anger brought to your life? What messages about anger do you struggle with?

Reflection

You are boiling. Anger has ratcheted up past rage and into fury, that white-hot place where everything seems sharp and clear. Your body is flooded with adrenaline, your muscles are tensed with the urge to lash out. Your breath is panting. Your heart pounds with purpose. Your will is a blade, ready to strike.

Someone has hurt you. Or maybe someone has hurt someone you love or someone under your protection. That pain must be repaid. The scaled must be balanced. You are ready to be the tool of that justice. Your righteousness fills you to the brim.

Now what?

Spell to Cool Anger

First of all, you can’t think very well when furious. Acting without thought it rarely a good idea, whether with fists, words, or magic. If what has happened is as serious as your fury makes it seem, you’ll be able to call it back up. But before you decide on a course of action, you need to cool it long enough to think.

For this spell, you’ll need a red candle, a fireproof bowl, a knife, cold water, and ice cubes.

Carve the cause of your fury into the candle with the knife. Light the candle. Drip some wax into the bowl and firmly press the candle into it, sticking the candle to the bowl. Pour the cold water into the bowl around the candle. Add a few ice cubes. As the candle burns, say the following:

“Anger melt in ice and wax

So I may look at the facts.”

Feel your anger diminishing until it extinguishes itself on the ice water. Now examine what has happened and determine a course of action.

Spell for Catalyzing Change

You will need a red candle, a candle holder, and a knife.

On one side of the candle, carve what made you angry. See your anger as a hot, red light pouring out of you and into the candle. On the other side, carve the desired change. Burn the candle. As it burns, see the changed situation in your mind’s eye. Include as much detail as you can. Now say:

“I burn, I burn, with the fire

Raging hot with desire

Anger changes what I see

As I do will, so mote it be.”

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About Melissa ra Karit

I'm a queer, poly, genderqueer Witch. I'm a sex-positive feminist, an activist, and a writer. I believe that when we attend to our individual good, we approach the world with good in our hearts and change the world for the better. Opinions expressed here are solely my personal opinions, and do not represent the views of any organization with which I am affiliated.
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2 Responses to Fury Moon

  1. Solsmiður says:

    Good ideas, good spells; very sound reasoning. Well done.

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