La Lune, Grandmother Moon or simply, The Moon. It has fascinated people for thousands of years, It controls the ocean’s tide, has the ability to affect our emotions & women’s bodies sync with the lunar calendar each month, which is known as our Moon Cycle.
This month is a particularly special Moon. It is a Full, Blue, Blood, Supermoon with a total lunar eclipse. It sounds like a lot, so what does it mean exactly? Well, a blue moon occurs roughly every 2.7 years, a supermoon is when lunar it is closer to the Earth and can appear up to 30 percent brighter than a regular moon & a lunar eclipse is when the Sun, Earth & Moon are in perfect alignment, as this happens, the Moon tends to turn red hue & you have a Blood Moon.
So, all in all, it’s a pretty magical Full Moon this month, a perfect time for some powerful cleansing & manifestation work. When I’m doing moon work, I like to sip on a warm botanical tea, so below is a simple recipe made with herbs & flowers that are associated with the Moon, drinking this whilst doing your magical work will guide you & help harness the moons energy.
You will need:
- Organic Blue Cornflowers
- Organic Jasmine
- Organic Rose
- Organic Ginger
- Glass Measuring Jug
- Your favorite mug
- Crystals (optional)
This sweet yet slightly spicy blend is good for helping digestion, relieving anxiety/stress & is filled with Vitamin C, plus it’s so simple to make. Slice the ginger, (I like to use about a tablespoon) add equal parts of the jasmine, cornflower & rose, then place them in the measuring jug. Cover with around 2-3 cups of hot water, cover and let the blend infuse for 15-20 minutes. Take a moment to breathe, close your eyes and be grateful, you can also say a small blessing to the plant spirits to show your thanks, just go with how you feel and what feels good for you. Once infused, strain & pour into your mug. (You can let the remaining tea sit and then just top up your mug as wanted.)
While your blend is infusing, pick a space where you want to do your ritual, preferably somewhere you can see the Moon. Light some candles, burn some cleansing sage or palo santo, place any crystals you feel drawn to around the area ( I love black moonstone and clear quartz for Moon work ) & feel free to play some soothing music. Now your space is cleansed & ready for you to begin. You will also need a pen, paper & bowl of cold water in a clear bowl.
Once you have your tea, get comfortable in your chosen space, and breathe. Take some slow deep breaths, center yourself & draw in the Moons energy. Let any stress you have in your body to flow out and away from you, send it out into the universe. Begin to think about your life.What are you grateful for? what else would you like to achieve? what would you like to let go of?
Think about all these things for a few moments, be true to yourself. Only you know how you feel and what you want to manifest. Whatever it is, nothing is too out of reach, no dream is too big. If your needing to release emotions, it may be hard. You may cry, you may laugh, you may howl or you may scream at the top of your lungs. Feel your soul and let it guide you.
Write everything down, your feelings & emotions, what you want to release and what you want to let go of. Fold it up three times, and place it to the side. Now you want to write down your positive manifestations. I always like to begin with, I am grateful for……. Then list everything you would like to manifest into your life. Fold up the paper three times and visualize as your doing so, see everything in your mind’s eye, feel it, hear it, smell it, touch it – as if you’re already living it. Sit quietly & Thank Grandmother moon for her powerful, magical energy and for helping you to release & manifest. You will want to keep this list somewhere safe that’s sacred to you, as you may want to reflect on your manifestations at a later date.
Next, take your bowl of cold water outside directly under the Moon, hold the first piece of paper you wrote on & think of everything you want to release as you completely submerge it in underwater. Water is linked to the Moons energy, so this is a wonderful way to close your ritual. Thank the Moon once again with a blessing, empty the water and bury the paper in the Earth. If you don’t have access to a garden, don’t worry, close the ritual in view of the Moon and dispose of the paper as you would normally.
After performing a ritual like this, its normal to feel a little drained, so I like to take a long hot bath or shower afterward to cleanse. If you decide to take a bath, you could always try out my Magickal Mustard Bath Soak which is wonderful for aches, pains or tension in the body.
I hope you enjoyed this ritual and recipe. I always love to hear how it went, so feel free to leave a note in the comments. Enjoy the Full Moon magick & have a beautiful botanical day.
Love & Blessings, Alice
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