Happy Full Moon & Summer Solstice!
The sweetness of Summer is setting in today, and life us buzzing all over. It's a productive and busy time of the year. The Sun is at a standstill and the moon is bright overhead.
Today is the longest day of the year and the shortest night of the year. But that doesn't stop Lady Luna's power from shining brightly. She is a reflection of the sun's light and power, so her own brilliance is extra powerful and potent during this time.
Today is a rare full moon on the Summer Solstice!
This moon is a perfect reminder to slow down and enjoy the sweetness that is around you.
The seeds have been planted, the garden weeded, and new life is sprouting everywhere!
Stop and smell the flowers, it's time to add some sweetness into your life!
We are in the energy of the Honey Moon!
This moon is also known as the Strawberry and Rose moon. The names of the full moon's vary from Native American tribes and cultures, but there is one thing these moon's all have in common, the focus on sweetness.
Take a moment to examine where your life could use some extra sweetness.
Try pulling the Honey Moon Spread from the guidebook to reveal some hidden answers from within.
Our main ingredient for today's ritual is honey. Honey has been a long standing magical ingredient for many years. It was a common offering in the ancient world, used to both sweeten and bind in spell and ritual work.
What areas in your life could use some sweetness? Does your relationship need some extra romance? Are you having a hard time with someone at work? Do you need some extra sweetness and self care?
Inquire within and take note or journal what areas in your life could use some extra sweetener for today's Full Moon Ritual, a Honey Jar.
A Honey Jar is a very gentle way to add a touch of sweetness to your life. The magic infused honey seeps in, adding sweetness where it is needed most.
Honey Jar Spell & Ritual
Honey Jars, also called Sweetening Jars, are a type of Folk Magic that is most often used in Hoodoo and Native American Magick. There are many ways to make and use a Honey Jar, some like to follow specific rules, and others like to use their intuition.
*In traditional Hoodoo Spells do not use scissors when cutting your paper. (Scissors represent cutting something from your life, and today we are adding!)
*It is recommended to only use an odd amount of ingredients in this spell.
You will need:
Small glass jar with metal lid
Sweetener: Honey (preferred) sugar, syrup, karo, etc
Candle (You can use any color, but it's best to use one that matches your intention)
Prayers or intention (Remember to tear your paper instead of cutting it!)
Offerings (herbs, crystals, flowers, charms, pictures,)
You can use any herbs, crystals or charms that are match your personal intention. The offerings will get covered in honey and placed on your altar, so small pieces of crystals or unused charms work very well.
Below are some crystals and herbs that are commonly used in love and sweetening spells. These are just some ideas to get your started!
Herbs & Plants for Sweetness & Love:
Ambergris, Anise, Apple, Basil, Bergamot, Caraway, Cardamom, Carnation, Cherry, Cinnamon, Clove, Clover, Coriander, Crocus, Cypress, Daisy, Dill, Dragon's Blood, Freesia, Gardenia, Ginger, Hibiscus, Iris, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lilac, Lily, Lotus, Mullein, Orange Blossom, Peppermint, Primrose, Raspberry, Rose, Rosemary, Rue,Spearmint, Strawberry, Valerian,Vanilla, Vervain, Violet, Willow, Ylang-ylang, Zinnia
Crystals to enhance sweetness and love:
Agate, Alexandrite, Amber, Amazonite, Beryl, Celestite,Citrine, Emerald, Jade, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Malachite, Moonstone, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Topaz, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Zircon,
Remember to use only an odd amount of ingredients. Honey *does* count as one.
If you are focusing this ritual on self love, then you need only provide a charm in representation of yourself.
If you are trying to sweeten a relationship, or add sweetness to your job or workplace you will need an offering that represents your work, or the other person/party.
You can use pictures, writing, or a simple crystal or symbol that holds representation to you.
Write Your Name and Intention
Write your name on your piece of paper 3 times. If you are using this spell to enhance a relationship write their name on top of your name either in a grid like pattern, or right over the top.
Next write out your intention or prayer so that it surrounds your name(s), binding the name within the intention.
It's important to keep your intention in the present tense. Example: "I love and accept myself exactly how I am. I honor my authentic nature and am a reflection of Divine Love."
Roll your intention up and place it inside your jar.
Add Herbs and Offerings
Sprinkle small crystals, flower petals, herbs and trinkets into your jar. You can repeat your intention out loud to add Spoken Word to this.
This is an offering for yourself and the universe.
If you are doing this Honey Jar to sweeten a relationship, now is the time to add any offerings representing the other person.
Pour On The Honey
Pour your honey or sweetener of choice over your offering. As you pour the sweet liquid into your intentions, allow your heart to be filled with comfort and peace.
The honey is seeping into the corners and crevices of your offering, as well as into the areas it is needed in your life.
You can repeat your intention and prayer again at this time, ending with a "so mote it be, and so it is, etc" or a simple "thank you."
Be sure to not over fill your jar as you don't want any honey seeping out. You can seal your jar for good with wax or glue.
You can also decorate the outside of your jar to represent your intention.
Burn Your Candle
Using hot glue or candle wax, attach your candle to the top of your jar. Place your Honey Jar on your altar, making sure it is in a safe place for burning and wax melt.
Light it tonight under the full moon.
Allow the fire to heat the honey and activate the magic.
Fire is a wonderful way to honor the Summer Solstice as we are now entering into the fire season of summer. This is a very potent full moon as it's not often the full moon is on the same day of the solstice!
Either let the candle burn itself out, or snuff it out when you are finished. (do not blow it out)
Your Honey Jar can be kept and used over and over again and it's magic will last several years. Your honey jar can be kept on your altar as an energy conductor and sacred reminder of your intention.
You can simply replace and light a new candle when your current one goes out.
If there ever is a time when you feel your spell is complete and you are ready to dispose of your Honey Jar, either bury it in your yard facing east or near a river. Be sure to thank the Earth for taking your offering.
& Happy Full Moon!
Don't forget to charge your deck and crystals under tonights Full Honey Moon!
Did you make a Honey Jar tonight? What areas of your life did you find you needed the most sweetness?
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