Happy Super Moon in Gemini!
The Winter season is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere as our Full Cold Moon transitions into the trickster sign of Gemini. This Full Moon is the harbinger of transformation and change for us as the Winter season creeps it's way into our lands and our lives.
The Winter season can cause us to face our own darkness in a way that is both helpful and transformative to us if we allow it.
This Full Moon is also a Super Moon!
Super Moon's take place when a full moon coincides with the moon's pedigree... this is a rare event that causes the moon to be 14-15% larger during this cycle, which makes this lunar energy even more potent!
The Gemini influence from both the Full moon and Mercury are going to make that trickster energy feel even more prevalent in our lives, so try to practice some patience with others and yourself.
The card that we pulled for this phase last month was even the Super Moon card, and our reminder was to be prepared for anything during this time...
"The emotionally charged Full Moon is in the airy sign of Gemini and goes opposite the Sun in Sagittarius on the 3rd, while on the 1st, Venus entered Sagittarius.. igniting many aspects of communication within our relationships and how we express ourselves to others..."
Mercury is going retrograde today in the sign of Sagittarius; the Explorer, so try to look at things in a new way during this time. Answers can be revealed to you when you look outside the box and realize that anything is possible, and Sagittarius is certainly one of the most creative and open-minded of the zodiac.
There is nothing to be afraid of during a Mercury Retrograde. Keep an open mind. Allow this time to show you what is no longer working in your life, and begin to rebuild in the most innovative way you can find!
The skies are offering us very potent energy.. we are working with the explosive energy of Air and Fire right now.. so it's important to set some solid intentions for the season ahead!
In tonight's Full Moon Ceremony, we are getting in touch with our inner kitchen and creating Witches Baubles for the Yule Season!
But before we get into our Witches Baubles...
We have some very exciting news!
We are SO excited to introduce a new offering that is very near and dear to our hearts! We have created the Tune to the Moon Sistarhood and 2018 Moonthly Planner!
If you join the Sistarhood we will send you the Moonthly Tune to the Moon Printable Planners each monthly cycle! You will also have a spot in our private community of healers, mystics, artists, and dreamers!
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Witches Yule Bauble
Tonight we are honoring both the Full Cold Moon and Mercury Retrograde by capturing and encapsulating our intentions for the season ahead.
These are similar to Witches Bottles, but can be hung on your Yule Tree! Our first idea was to create an herb bundle that could be either buried in a bottle or burned in a fire, but the idea of hanging it on a yule tree seemed extra magickal for the season.
You can choose to do whatever you'd like with your witches bauble/bottle. However you choose to set your intention is up to you. Whatever you choose to do, we would love to see it on instagram! Be sure to tag us so we can see it!
Sometimes putting our goal where we can see it daily can help remind us of our intentions. This Full Moon ceremony is a perfect way to solidify and set your intention while putting it somewhere where you can look at it at each passing.
A Yule tree carries great symbolism and in a way is an altar in of itself, what we hang and put on our tree is very important to our personal beliefs. So amp up your yule time altar by placing a beautiful and herbal-charged ornament onto your yule tree!
We are using herbs that are both in season for the holidays, supportive of the mercury retrograde, can be found at your local grocery store, and have plenty of magical uses!
You may even already have some in your cupboards...
You will need:
Clear plastic or glass ornaments with removable tops. (We found ours at the dollar store!)
Dried herbs of choice
Small crystals of choice
Intention or goal
For this bauble we used Aster, Pine, Lavender, Apple, Gypsum Baby's Breath, Cinnamon, Bay, and Garnet.
Aster- Patience, love, elegance, daintiness,
Pine- Strength, rebirth, purification
Lavender- Peace, relaxation, protection
Apple- Love, romance, luck
Gypsum- Eternal Love, innocence, pureness
Cinnamon- Clairvoyance, communication, passion
Bay- Psychic abilities, wisdom, vision
Garnet- Inspiration, passion, connection
Instructions are rather self explanatory... ;) We are placing the herbs of our choice and our intention into a clear holiday ornament. Remember to do everything with intention to invoke the magick of the season. (The Full Moon energy is best felt three days before and three days after the Full Moon, so no need to rush this Ceremony!)
1. Begin with an intention for the cycle ahead. You can use last year's "Word of the Year Ritual" for inspiration, or come up with your own solid goal. Write this on either a (small) bay leaf, or a small piece of paper.
2, Place some smaller dried herbs and small crystals into the bottom of the ornament.
3. Put the intention into the ornament.
4. Put your dried herbs and flowers into the ornament.
5. Put ornament cap back on.
Charge your Witches Bauble under tonight's Full Moon while hanging on your Yule Tree, or put it outside under the Full Moon with your deck and a crystal grid, then hang on your tree for the Winter Season.
As you pass your ornament each day, remember your goal and intention. Send yourself love and energy as you strive to accomplishment your goals each day. Remember it's the small daily steps that lead to miracles ahead.
Happy Full Cold Moon!
Have a wonderful holiday season! Don't forget to check back in for the New Moon Reading on the 17th, and for the Moon Sistarhood Circle Opening on the 18th!
We are also going to be releasing our 2018 Calendars this month! Be sure to be signed up for our newsletter for the release date. Or sign up for the Sistarhood for exclusive discounts!