According to the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft (Amaranth, 2000), the February full moon is known as the Storm, Death or Quickening moon. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Storm moon occurs at a time of long nights and dark days, making it a good time of year to do magick for accepting challenges and perseverance.
Gemstones to Heighten the February Full Moon’s Energy
The gemstones that will help enhance the Storm moon’s energy are ones that have the properties of strength, courage, vitality and physical energy. Some common gemstones that have these characteristics include:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Tiger’s Eye
Essential Oils to Enhance the Energy of February’s Full Moon
Essential oils not only smell nice, but they have healing properties as well. There are some basic safety precautions to be aware of before using them, however. Unless consulting an expert, ingesting essentials oils or using them on skin is not recommended. To use them safely for the February full moon, however, use an oil diffuser or pour drops of the oils into a bowl of water for scrying.
Again, the February full moon brings the energy of perseverance and accepting challenges. Some common oils that have such properties include:
- Black Pepper
This full moon provides a time to focus on strength, fertility and perseverance. Using the above gemstones and essential oils will help increase these energies.