A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Smudge wand

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

Happy Full Blessing Moon & Eclipse!

The Summer months are here and in full force over here in the Northern Hemisphere. This Full Moon in many ways, marks the last big planting time of the season. All that needed to sprout roots for the long months ahead is in the ground growing towards its full potential while we prepare and maintain for the coming harvest.

The Blessing Moon marks a time of both celebration and preparation!

Abundance can be found all around right now, and this Full Moon in Capricorn might have many of us wanting to play in the garden, placing our last minute plants into the Earth.

This current Lunar Eclipse holds potent energy for rebirth and transformation on many levels for us all…

It is very important to remember to cleanse and clear away any old or stagnant energy that might be blocking you from your growth! This might mean reorganizing or physically cleaning.

It’s also important for empaths and highly sensitive people to be clearing their energy and protecting their auras/shields right now!

Not only are we currently in the middle of the Eclipse season…but we are deep in the many big retrogrades of 2019.

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

Many of these planets will be retrograde for several months, so the lessons they offer might be a bit more subtle than Mercury’s and the current Full Moon’s.

A retrograde is when a planet appears to be moving backwards… It really isn’t, but the retrograde does cause US to slow way down ourselves… the energy causes us to reevaluate, rethink, and replan.

Eclipses, like the current Full Moon we are experiencing shake up the current energy so that what isn’t working in our lives can come to the surface to be dealt with and healed.

With all this going on, we are currently welcoming in big changes and deep transformation into our lives that will have lasting impact.

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

This Lunar Eclipse wants us integrating these karmic lessons on a soul level so that we can enter a new chapter in our lives free from the weights and baggage of the past.

In order to truly embrace this change we need to prepare ourselves and our environment for the upcoming transformation. Similar to weeding a garden… smudging or saging your home or space will clear way old energy (and even bacteria) that is stagnant, negative or could be inhibiting your growth.

Blessing your space and calling in the energy of transformation and change after you clear the energy is a great way to help set an intention for the changes ahead. Cleansing and blessing your space and self can make way for new and healthy growth, while also helping your garden flourish!

(This is a guest post by Rachael of Tree Talker Art and a co-creator of Spirit de la Lune!)

The act of burning herbs to clear negative energy, clean the air and offer intention or blessing has been around for many years and is practiced by various cultures.

Smudging is currently very popular in the west, and there are many debates on if white sage is considered endangered or not… While white sage is a sacred herb for many cultures, there are several other different healing herbs out there that can be burned for clearing and cleansing the energy from the air. In fact, you might already have many of these herbs in your garden already! If not, your local grocery store or nursery will have many of the herbs! (Read more about the history of smudging here! Here is a list of possible herbs and their meanings to use.)

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

Herbal Smudge Wand

You will need

Scissors

Garden shears

String

Fresh Herbs

Herbs used for today’s smudge wand: Lavender, russian sage, purple sage, yarrow, rosemary. (scroll to the bottom of this post for the spiritual meanings and uses.)

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand
  1. Gather- Gather your herbs and flowers. Before you pick the flowers and herbs, keep in mind your intention from the last new moon. Or write a new one if you need to. You can even base the color of your string and herb choice off your intention. Using garden shears or sharp scissors, cut and gather your herbs.

    Before cutting, ask the mother plant for permission and let her know what you plan to do with that branch. This will help remove any current living energy from the branch as well as help set and tune the intention of your smudge wand. Be sure to pick and prune at the right joints and nodules of the plant to promote future growth. Here is a good guide.

Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Smudge DIY Spirit de la Lune

2. Arrange - Arrange your flowers into a small bouquet.

Lay the biggest and tallest plant matter down first to frame and add structure to your bouquet. Next add a layer of medium length flowers. Then add the shorter flowers filling in any gaps. Move the faces of the flowers so they face outwards. You can always trim any leaves.

*It is a good idea to let the bouquet wilt in the sun for a few minutes to soften up the stems so they don’t snap when tying the wand.

3. Tie- Tie a knot at the bottom/base and wrap the string tightly around the bundle at a 45° angle until you get to the top, then repeat back down the bundle until you get back to the bottom. Secure with a knot at the bottom. Keep the string tight. Herbs lose a lot of their bulk when they dry out, so you may need to re tie your smudge stick, or go over it again later.

You can leave a little loop so you can hang and dry your smudge stick.

Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Smudge DIY Spirit de la Lune
Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Smudge DIY Spirit de la Lune
Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Smudge DIY Spirit de la Lune

4. Dry- Hang your fresh herb bundle by an open window until it is dry enough to burn. Mine was ready in only a day or so! Until then, enjoy the fragrance of the fresh herbs through your window!

(Your herbs will lose some size/bulk when it’s dry, so you might need to re-tie it.

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

5. Burn- Burn your wand with a container under it to catch any ashes that might fall. Never leave your herbal wand burning unattended! It’s best to stay mindful when working with fire and smoke.

Here is a list of the herbs I used and their properties… You can find more here!

Lavender - Used as an invitation for spirits. Lavender has long been used for cleansing. The Scent of lavender wards off evil spirits and safeguards one against evil.

Sage - Sage is a healing plant who’s smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal. Sage is used to cleanse away the outside world and helps us enter a place of ritual or ceremony. There are many varieties of sage. Sage smoke is also antibacterial. It cleanses the air of negative debri on a physical and spiritual level.

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

Yarrow - Burned to enhance courage and strengthen psychic powers. Aids in divination and connection with spirits. Used to increase and enhance love. Burned for purification, cleansing and blessings. Encourages peace and balance. Yarrow helps eliminate toxins from the body during the Smudging process.

Rosemary- is known to to be soothing and encourages a sense of peace within you and your environment. Rosemary removes negative energy from spaces. Used to restore balance to create a healing environment.

Happy Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse!

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

This was a guest post from Rachael of Tree Talker Art! We are hoping to open up the blog to guest posts next year! Do you have a Full Moon ritual idea you’d like to have featured on our blog? We will soon be opening up a page for submissions!

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

The Decks are now shipping!

The newest edition of the Spirit de la Lune deck is now shipping! If you ordered the deck, you should be receiving your tracking number by the Full Moon!

The Prism Edition of the Spirit de la Lune deck features holographic rainbow foil instead of silver!

The deck, book and box all feature beautiful rainbow holographic foil!

A Full Blessing Moon Eclipse Ritual | Create Your Own Sacred Smudge wand

Don’t forget to cleanse and charge your decks and crystals tonight and set an intention tonight and make room for new growth ahead!

Now is also a great time to color in your Moondala in the planner with your intention in mind!

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Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

Happy New Moon & Solar Eclipse!

Eclipse season is upon us once again!

While this one might feel intense… it has the power & potential to transform us thoroughly.

A Solar Eclipse always happens when the moon is New but this total Solar Eclipse in Cancer holds potential for an emotionally intense yet refreshing rebirth. During a total Solar Eclipse, the Moon has darkened the Sun completely, meaning you will likely feel your emotions stronger than on a typical New Moon.

Your emotional and intuitive energy will be stronger than any physical action you can take right now. This is to allow us to sit back and fully witness and feel the emotions we may have been avoiding so that we can step forward into our rebirth.

A New Moon’s influence typically lasts for four weeks, but the energetic lessons from an Eclipse last for about 6 months, which is why it is called an Eclipse Season. Expect patterns, lessons, and themes from the last 6 months might come up for you this cycle. It’s time to finally feel them in order to heal them.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

This Eclipse holds huge potential for rebirth and transformation on many levels. Mercury goes retrograde this month as well which will help us look at the way we are communicating our needs in a new way so we can be more constructive.

There are endless possibilities and opportunities ahead right now. Now is the time to walk through the threshold of the Eclipse.

All new moons hold potential for a new beginning, but this cycle in particular holds 2 eclipses and 5 planets in retrograde meaning the effects will be lasting and important.

Don’t let this potential go to waste! Each month for the New Moon, using our planners, decks and the stars as our guide, we put together the New Moon Energy Report to help us navigate the cycle ahead…

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

Grab a cup of iced coffee, and scroll down to see what this New Moon cycle and Eclipse Season has in store for you!


New Moon in Cancer

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report
Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

A New Moon in Cancer can cause us to feel extra vulnerable and sensitive. Mood swings or other intense emotional shifts are prone to happen under this New Moon especially with the Solar Eclipse happening.

Try to understand what these shifts are trying to tell you.

A New Moon in Cancer might have you wanting to stay home curled under a blanket. You might find your focus on your family, the household or other domestic activities this week.

It’s important to find a way to distance yourself while still staying involved.

You might feel some of that introverted energy shift away quickly, as this Eclipse does hold some positive and optimistic qualities as well!

After the New Moon you might feel more like connecting with friends or being social. Sextile Uranus this week promises positive interactions, new friends and pleasant encounters.

This week is an excellent time to spend with friends and family and those closest to you, but expect new and exciting connections to follow. You are likely to meet a lot of new interesting people this week if you choose to get out there. Trust your intuition and go with the flow! You might instead feel called towards staying home and focusing on only those closest to you.

This Solar Eclipse might start off intense for many of us, but the potential rebirth that follows can make it all worth it. This Solar Eclipse is like a breeze of fresh air. It’s here to shake things up and make you see what is stagnant and blocked. This Eclipse acts as a doorway to change and transformation.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

The card pulled for this week is Blood Moon: Rebirth. A very fitting message for this week’s Solar Eclipse. Solar Eclipses act as thresholds towards change… They shake us and awaken us so that we can see what changes we need to make. A Solar Eclipse is like a doorway or threshold because we must choose to enter it. We can fully step into the rebirth that is before us, or we can ignore the emotions that keep coming up. Rebirth coming up for this week’s card pull reminds us to step forward and cross the threshold towards our rebirth. Tonight is a powerful night for making intentions. If you are having a hard time knowing where to start, ask yourself “Who do I want to be?” The
how” might not come to you this week, but you can still get the process of transformation started this week by simply stating or making an intention.


First Quarter in Libra

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report
Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

The First Quarter Moon takes place in the sign of Libra on the 9th of July, just days after Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo.

Libra energy has us wanting to remain in that social mood from the week before. We desire mutual understanding and love to share knowledge with like minded friends at this time. The Waxing Moon in Libra can put both our business and romantic relationships and partnerships into focus.

Be sure there is proper energy flow in your partnerships this week. Balance is a major theme of Libra, so maintaining equal and balanced energy flow in your relationships will ensure you don’t get walked on in the future. Balance is key!

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

Mercury goes retrograde on the 7th of July in the sign of Leo.

This retrograde might test us… It’s important to remain mindful and patience with yourself and others during a Mercury retrograde. Impulse control and reckless behavior might come up this month. It’s important to slow yourself down.

We have 5 total planets retrograde right now... this is the Universe’s way of telling us to slow down and try to catch our breath.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

The card pulled for this week is Planting Moon, Preparation. A good reminder to slow down this week. With Mercury retrograde, you might not feel like there is much you can do towards achieving some of your goals. Some plans might be on the back burner right now as your reevaluate your approach. Go with the flow if you find yourself needing to restart a project. A time or preparation and evaluation is needed this week. There may have been something that was missed during the initial planning stages. It might be a blessing to go back to the drawing board! You might feel frustrated this week as action towards goals feels thwarted or slowed down. Slow yourself down as well and spend some more time in the preparation stages this week. You will thank yourself for the reevaluation!



Full Blessing Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn

The Full Moon in Capricorn is another Eclipse! On the 16th of July, the Moon turns full and slightly red in the night sky. This is a partial eclipse, we might not be able to see the full effects, but we will be feeling them!

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

The Blessing Moon is the first Full Moon of the Summer season.

A time of gratitude, contentment and both noticing and enjoying the abundance that is all around.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report
Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

This Lunar Eclipse might not be a total Eclipse, but it is still a powerful one due to the conjunction to Pluto.

Watch out for impulsive behavior and intense emotional reactions. There may be power struggles that rise up within your personal relationships, or even in the world around you. Scandals and secrets might come to the surface right now. Past wounds might come back up in order to be healed.

Allow these wounds to come back up fully. Don’t push them away for the comfort of others or yourself. Heal them by feeling them fully. Understanding and support from others is out there.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

A Lunar Eclipse happens on a Full Moon and amplifies and enhances the lunar energy. The Sun is shining light on the Moon, meaning we are made extra aware of our emotions, relationships, and personal cycles.

This helps us look at things in an objective or impartial way so that we can make changes needed.

With a Lunar Eclipse, the darked moon acts as a reset, while the Solar Eclipse shows us what is still needing to be cleansed or cleared.

This Lunar Eclipse is an emotionally intense one due to the proximity of Pluto, the planet of darkness and death. Secrets may be revealed or bad habits might come to light.

Venus is opposite Saturn, which may bring tension to our romantic relationships, but Saturn sextile Neptune brings us hope. We are able to learn from this if we are willing to communicate and learn from it. With Mercury, it’s important to remember miscommunications might happen. Slow things down and have patience with yourself and others.

Don’t allow yourself to dwell in the chaos without seeing how you could be transformed by it.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

The card pulled for this month is Waxing Gibbous, Courage. It takes so much courage to fully sit with your emotions. This Lunar Eclipse might be pulling some intense emotions from you. Don’t run from them. It takes great amounts of courage to show up and fully feel the emotions you might have been hiding from. This Lunar Eclipse is working to integrate big changes from within. It takes courage to step through that doorway towards a new you. If you feel you are lacking courage for the future, look back over the last 6 months and see just how far you’ve come. This week might feel emotionally intense, courage and bravery will be needed in order to not dwell in the chaos that surrounds you.


Last Quarter in Taurus

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

The Last Quarter Moon takes place in Aries and Taurus on July 24th. This is a great time to finish up any last minute projects you might be working on.

This intense Full Moon may have wiped out some of your emotional energy, but the moon Aries is there to inspire you with some new ideas and fresh energy to get things started, while Taurus helps us see results through diligent daily effort.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

Use this week to catch back up if you need to. Ride the wave of perseverance that comes with Taurus. Take the time you need to finish up any of the details you’ve been meaning to. Your sense of practicality and patience with others and yourself will increase this week.

Taurus energy is a great time to treat house plants and garden. You will also be nurtured while you are out spending time in nature. Spend time outdoors tending to your garden, (or tend to your houseplants) and you will notice how the mind naturally drifts to the “inner garden.” Sit here and see what weeding you may need to do in your own life in order to move forward and bloom the way you want to!

The energy this week feels a bit lighter for us as we are finally able to breath in that fresh air the eclipses brough in.

This week is a great time to finish up any last minute projects, but it’s not a good time to rush anything. Make sure you do things right, even if it takes some extra time.

Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

The card pulled for this week is Waxing Gibbous, Movement. It feels like a lot might be happening this week on many levels. With the Eclipses now behind us we are able to start seeing movement on both an energetic and physical level. Like waking from a nap, stretch and feel into your body. Move your body this week. Allow all of these changes to be fully integrated by keeping your body fluid and moving it often. Break up any energetic blockages with yoga or dance. It’s important to allow these changes to be integrated. Allow the energy to move through your body this week.


Entering the Eclipse Season | New Moon in Cancer Energy Report

This Eclipse Seasons reminds us that we are about half way through the year. This unfolding moon cycle is a powerful reminder for us to get back to our original goals and intentions… while reminding us that it is never too late to begin.

The Eclipses this cycle will offer you fresh energy and a powerful boost towards your intentions.

Set an intention tonight with the next 6 months in mind. The Eclipse Season will last until the Solar Eclipse on December 26th 2019. In 6 months you might notice these things come back up, so keep an open mind, and be mindful as your navigate this Eclipse season!

Overall, this Blessing Moon Cycle is one of new beginnings, fresh opportunities and a brand new start. It might be a little bit intense so many of us, but it’s a month of transformation and rebirth that so many of us are ready for.

Be gentle with yourself and others this month. The changes that are happening are big and important. It’s a good time to practice self-care as well as compassion for the needs of others.

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Don’t forget to cleanse your crystals and decks under the New Moon Eclipse! This is the perfect time to create eclipse moon water too!

Dandelion Divination & Tea Leaf Reading Ritual | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Happy Full Honey Moon!

Tonight’s Full Moon shines bright in the expansive and optimistic sign of Sagittarius. Our days continue to grow longer and warmer here in the Northern Hemisphere as we get closer and closer to the Summer solstice happening later this week.

As the days get brighter and busier, it’s more important than ever to take the time to appreciate the sweeter things in life.

The Honey Moon is known by many names in various cultures… it’s sometimes referred to as the Strawberry Moon, Rose Moon, and the Mead Moon. The one thing that each of these names has in common… sweetness!

Spirit de la Lune Honey Moon in Sagittarius | Dandelion Divination Tea

This happy and bright Full Moon is reminding you to savor the sweetness that surrounds you right now. Look at how far you’ve come so far and celebrate!

This Full Moon in Sagittarius has us looking at the bigger picture with greater ease than ever before. While making detailed future plans might be hard right now, looking at your present situation or even your past under the light of Sagittarius can help you realize just how far you have come in the last year or even 6 months!

This Full Moon is also being influenced by expansive Jupiter and dreamy Neptune which brings us a heightened sense of abundance, brighter optimism and enhanced intuition for the rest of June.

During this Full Moon, our intuition and divination skills will be enhanced. Sagittarius ramps up our curiosity and has us wanting to explore our inner worlds with a fiery enthusiasm. Keep an open mind this week and get to know yourself and others better. There is a combination of wanting new adventures and connections, while also coming to know yourself better.


The Honey Moon is also associated with the Honey Bee! Humans and honey bees have had a long and close relationship where we rely on each other immensely!

Many of our plants and the foods that we eat depend on bees to pollinate them so that they can reproduce and create new life. Our dependence on our honey bee friends goes way back! The honey bee has long been known as messengers between worlds. It even used to be customary to inform household bees of big news or family deaths of the house.

Being messengers between the land of the dead and the land of the living, they are also thought to be great aids for divination and seeing beyond the veil. Using their honey in spell work and magick cooking adds a level of sweetness and grace to your intentions.

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

For this Full Honey Moon we wanted to honor our enhanced intuition whiling working with honey bee magick for a Divination Tea Leaf Reading Ritual.

Tea leaf reading is also known as Tasseomancy. It originated in the middle east during the medieval period, but has spread and branched out quite a bit. There are now many versions of this divination and scrying method.

This is a technique that anyone can learn to do! Tea leaf reading involves seeing patterns and symbols in tea leaves, then interpreting the symbols… very similar to tarot and oracle card reading.

You just need your intuition, imagination & some tea!

You can use any loose leaf tea or herb you want to for this ritual, but we are using dandelion and mint for tonight’s tea leaf reading.

We chose to use dandelion because it’s a very simple and overlooked plant that is likely already in your yard… and it has psychic enhancing abilities!

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Many think this plant to be a weed… and while it CAN be invasive, the benefits of dandelions outweigh any annoyances. You can use every single part of the plant… and as long as no weed killer has been sprayed on it, it won’t do any damage to you or the bees!

Picking the flowers and leaves off dandelions will actually promote new growth for the plant... Taking an entire plant out of the ground (root and all) will leave space for another dandelion plant to grow in it’s place!

Utilizing these plants instead of spraying them with weed-killer or mowing over them is the best thing we can do for our plant and bee friends!

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Dandelion is associated with the element of air and the planet Mercury. It’s a great plant for enhancing intuition, divination and even channeling or communing with spirits. Dandelion can help strengthen your psychic abilities and enhance your intuition.

Not only is Dandelion a great plant for your soul, it’s a great plan for the body too! Dandelion can help boost your immune system, improves liver function and protect the liver. It can help with weight loss and aid in digestion, fights cancer, strengthens the kidney and bladder and the bones! It’s full of Vitamin A and has high amounts of fiber.

Don’t let this precious plant go to waste assuming it’s a just a weed!

(Dandelion tea has very few side effects. Certain individuals might experience an allergic reaction when drinking this tea or using dandelion. If you suffer from allergies to the live dandelion plant or other plants in the Asteraceae family, use caution! Dandelion root tea may also cause contraindications with certain medications—especially diuretics. It might be a good idea to ask your doctor before drinking herbal teas if you take any medications.)

Dandelion Flower Tea Recipe

Dandelion flowers make for a delicious warm or iced tea. Add in a little mint or lime and this sweet tangy tea will strengthen you from the inside out!

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Step 1: Harvest Your Dandelions

Gather about 10-20 dandelions from your garden. Choose dandelions in a place where you know hasn’t had any weed killers or pesticides sprayed on them. Be sure to thank Mother Earth and the Bees for providing us with this plant as you take what you need! Don’t worry about not leaving many flowers behind… picking the heads off will inspire the plants to grow new flowers!

Step 2: Wash and Rinse

Remove all the stems and leaves and place the yellow flowers in a strainer. Rinse well using cool water.

Step 3: Make Your Tea

In order to read tea leaves you will need some finer ground leaves or plant material to work with. Using your fingers, “unwrap” the yellow petals of about 5-6 dandelions and place in your cup. Shred up some mint leaves or any other herbs you feel like drinking and reading with. You can put larger flowers and leaves in your tea up as well.

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Step 4: Steep then Strain

Add 1 cup of hot or boiling water to your tea cup and let steep for 5 to 8 minutes.

This is a great time to come up with an intention or a question to use as your guide for your reading!

Once your tea is a nice yellow, strain away any large flowers and leaves. I chose to keep some petals and leaves in my tea so I could read them later.

You are free to strain your tea to your preference, but big flowers could make it hard to sip!


Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Step 5: Sweeten and Sip

Sweeten your tea using local honey. Local honey from your neighborhood bees contains many enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body needs.. because the honey is made locally, this can even help prevent seasonal allergies from sneaking up on you!

Light a candle and intentionally sip your tea.

This is a great time to slow down and appreciate the sweeter things in life! The Honey Bee reminds us to not get too lost in the productivity of the day to day life.

Mindfully enjoy your tea. Use the candle as an anchor so you don’t mindlessly slip away or start working on something new while you enjoy your tea!

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Step 6 – Swirl and Drain

When the tea is all but gone and there is a small amount of liquid at the bottom of the cup, swirl the liquid around the cup a few times.

Many people prefer to swirl 3 times in a clockwise motion, but there are no true rules. Follow your intuition on what works best for you.

Leave your cup upside down on your saucer for a few moments so the rest of the tea can drain.

Reading The Leaves

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

Pick up the cup and point the cup handle towards your right. This will establish top/bottom and past and future. Symbols which appear to the left of the handle relate to the past, and those on the right relate to the future.

Look carefully at the tea leaves for any shapes or symbols that might pop out at you. You might have to blur your eyes and see what basic shapes come out first.

Common symbols include hearts, birds, animals, cups, boxes, crosses, arrows, suns, moons and trees, but you could see anything! Your intuition and imagination will guide you. The tea leaves are just a tool to enhance your intuition even further.

Here is a list of symbols you might see and what they mean, and below are two reference images you can use… again use your intuition! If you don’t want to use a guide, you don’t have to!

Dandelion Divination and Tea Leaf Reading  | Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius

You don’t have to use a fancy tea reading tea cup either! A plain tea cup and saucer work perfectly for both beginners and professionals alike.

It’s all up to your intuition and imagination, and with this Full Honey Moon in Sagittarius, your intuition will be extra sharp for the next few days. Full Moon energy can be felt days before and after the lunar event, so be sure to take a walk sometimes this week and gather up your dandelions! The bees will thank you and aid you in the process of learning something new about yourself.

Happy Full Moon!

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And happy tea drinking!! We would love to see your tea ritual on instagram! Don’t forget to share with us using #Spiritdelalune… and don’t forget to charge your decks & crystals under this full moon!


Deck update

We are still waiting to hear back for production updates from our printer, but we hope to show you pics of the rainbow foil soon! Currently we cannot give a definite date when we can ship out the decks yet. Thank you for all the pre-orders so far!

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Planners are on sale!

On sale for $20 now!

The Tune to the Moon Planners are still available and shipping! We are SO excited that all of the planners have been shipped and all orders are caught up.

Shipping dates are now 2-5 days for planners too.

These planners are PACKED full of magick & ritual, and because of that, they are pretty heavy. This means they may take a few extra days to get to you! Please be patient!

New Moon in Gemini 2019 Honey Moon Energy report

Happy New Moon in Gemini!

Opportunities and possibilities abound this month beginning with this New Moon in the curious and creative sign of Gemini.

New Moon in Gemini 2019 Honey Moon Energy report

A New Moon is a time of new beginnings and starting a brand new chapter for the month ahead. This is a great time for setting intentions, and the curious and expansive sign of Gemini can help you think of just how to convey your intention and get your message across or fully commit to a new routine.

New Moon energy is also the perfect time for clearing or cleansing your home, crystals, decks and even yourself of any old habits or energy that might be blocking you from reaching your goals! Use this time to call in what you are wanting to create in the future.

This New Moon in Gemini opens the gateway to the Honey Moon cycle; a time of both productivity & sweetness.

New Moon in Gemini 2019 Honey Moon Energy report

Spring is in full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere. Birds are chirping and flowers bloom while the bees are buzzing all around, collecting pollen for their honey. We are beginning to notice the growth blooming around us and how it is all connected.

Connection seems to be an important subject this month. The New Moon wants us to socialize and connect with others like us, and the Honey Moon reminds us of the Hive and to help others and be open to receiving help ourselves.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help this month, and allow others to open the door for you or give you the tools and resources you might need to achieve your goals!

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Each month, with our planners and our decks, we look ahead at the astrology coming up for the New Moon Cycle to create the Moonthly Energy Reading!

Grab a cup of iced coffee or tea & scroll down to see what this New Moon Cycle has in store for you!


New Moon in Gemini

New Moon in Gemini 2019 Honey Moon Energy report

The New Moon in Gemini this week is going to open so many possibilities for us! The sign of Gemini is so versatile and curious… it’s a great time for starting anything new, especially something that that involves studies, research or anything else that gets your mind buzzing. it’s important to not start TOO many things right now!

But, expect communication to freely flow this week.

Mercury enters Cancer on the 4th shortly after the New Moon. This will improve your memory and enhance your craving for intellectual connections… emotions may predominate your choices this week so be sure to check in with your intuition and body before acting.

Avoid taking on too much or over committing yourself to too many projects this week. Gemini/Mercury loves to connect and be of help others so be careful to not self sacrifice and overwhelm yourself with the problems of others. It’s important to find the balance between helping others and being helped this week.

Your connection with others will be very important this week

Be open minded when it comes to setting your intentions for this month… You might not be able to do this alone. It’s perfectly okay to rely on others in order to get the things you need sometimes.

Ask your higher self and your guides to help put you in connection with the right people and places that will help you see the opportunities you need! Connections even from our past can open the right doors to future opportunities.

Venus enters Gemini on June 8th just before the First Quarter Moon which could cause us to face difficult or important decisions. Choice might be a big thing that comes up, so good communication within partnerships or anyone involved will be helpful during this time!

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The card pulled for this week is Waxing Gibbous: Connect. With so much on the blog already about connecting with others, it truly feels like an important topic this week to see it pulled for the weekly card! This New Moon is a great time to set some strong intentions and brainstorm all the different ways you can achieve your goals, but don’t forget how important asking for help can be! Set intentions to be connected to the right people, or share your ideas with others and get input from those you trust. Ask for help if you need it and make sure there is mutual energy exchange. Connect with your friends and family this week… There just might be someone out there who is longing to hear from you!


First Quarter in Virgo

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The First Quarter moon takes place in the sign of Virgo on June 9th. Virgo is the sign of the healer and motivates us towards cleansing and organizing both our mental and physical spaces so we can grow and heal properly.

When the Waxing Moon is in Virgo we feel motivated towards building routine and paying extra attention to the small details. The Waxing Moon energy in of itself motives us to want to plan and look ahead. Use this Virgo energy to make a detailed steps to take later this week.

Feelings of restlessness could be high this when Venus moves into the sign of Gemini. This will have you wanting to infuse intellectual stimulation into your interests, daily pursuits and even love life. The Sun opposes Jupiter this week which can cloud your judgement. The temptation to overindulge is high this week, so be careful with what you are saying “yes” to.

For those that usually restrict themselves from having fun or inviting in pleasure into their lives, this week is a good one to allow yourself to indulge! Stay in and do your favorite activities at home… or go out and enjoy your time with your friends if you feel called to it! Set the intention to invite in more pleasure and abundance and then take a step towards achieving it.

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The card pulled for this phase is Waxing Gibbous: Focus. Where is your focus this week? Where has your mind naturally been drawn to? Remember,”where focus goes, energy flows.” The Waxing Moon motivates us and stokes our inner fire… but that fire needs to be tended and watched or it might smother itself out… or worse run wild and cause destruction! This week, while the moon is waxing towards Full, try to harness your focus! If you are having trouble finding an area of focus, sit back and observe yourself. Watch where you naturally focus your energy is this week and see how this invites in either chaos or growth.


Full Honey Moon in Capricorn

 
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Intuition and inspiration are available to you daily but only if you know how to listen and be open to it.

The Full Moon on the 17th of June in Sagittarius and Capricorn will help you swing that door wide open to help you expand into new territories within yourself.

The Full Moon in Sagittarius has us feeling optimistic and open minded… we love to discuss and explore new ideas with like minded friends at this time. This energy is all about expansion. You might be feeling adventurous and ready to try new things… while planning is fun and essential while in Sagittarius, you might find it hard to get these plans in motion right now!

The Sun is opposing Sagittarius right now which might bring up even more conflict when it comes to getting these plans into action. Instead, enjoy the fun part of the planning process and worry about the details later.

The Moon spends about a day and a half in each sign and lunar energy can be felt for up to 3 days depending on your location, so many of you will feel some of this Full Honey Moon in Capricorn too. Capricorn is all about discipline and getting those plans into action. So be sure to enjoy and relish in that planning stage because the Moon in Capricorn is going to help you find the clarity and discipline you need to get things done.

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The Full Honey Moon reminds us to connect to our tribe/hive. A honey bee is nothing without it’s Hive. This Full Moon with the Summer Solstice so near is the perfect time for gathering with your friends and family. The Full Moon is a time of illumination, but it is also a time of fulfillment and celebration.

Summer Solstice on June 21st!

The Sun enters Cancer on June 21st beginning the Season of Summer here on the Northern Hemisphere and Winter for the Southern Hemisphere.

As the Sun moves into Cancer, we feel a greater need to get in touch with ourselves. A need to focus on the home and feel safe and secure might become dominant for many. This a great time to tend to your garden and water your plants to ensure future growth. You might feel called towards staying home and focusing on yourself. Answer that call!

This week might not feel like the best for physical travel, but opportunity to travel within and expand yourself into new realms of possibility are opening up. On June 21st, Neptune goes retrograde in Pisces which can really cause us to go within to the dream world.

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Allow yourself to get lost in your daydreams! This is important place when it comes to creativity and manifesting your desires.

Tune in to your planner and color in the Full Moon Moondala with intention to help you harness your emotions and subconscious energy this Full Honey Moon!

A month like this has potential to fly by… so be sure to stop and smell the flowers and taste some of the sweet honey life has to offer! Celebrate where you are at and just how far you have come and don’t forget to check back with us during the week of the full moon for our Full Moon Ritual post!

New Moon in Gemini 2019 Honey Moon Energy report

The card pulled for this phase is Waxing Crescent: Expansion. This Full Moon and Neptune retrograde happening this week can help expand us in many ways.The Full Moon illuminates the night sky this week and as she does, she also shines a light into our inner selves. Neptune’s influence on us causes us to feel flighty and somewhat lost in our daydreams. Allow yourself that time to imagine and daydream! Pay attention to your sleeping and waking dreams this week. This week holds many lessons and opportunities towards expansion, but many of these will be found within!


Last Quarter Moon in Aries

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The Last Quarter takes place on the 25th of June in the fiery sign of Aries. Aries will help motivate you towards finishing up any last minute plans you might have this week.

A Waning Moon can often scatter our energy or motivation, but the Last Quarter Moon in Aries can inspire you to find that inner strength and will power to finish that action plan from the First Quarter Moon.

Be sure it’s detailed enough to follow!

It might seem hard to concentrate as the week continues… Neptune went retrograde on the 21st which can make life feel a little off… you might feel a bit out of touch with reality this week.

Those who are extra sensitive might find themselves mentally drifting and empaths will need to reinforce their protection shields or clear their energy often.

On June 27th, Mercury enters Leo which can cause some fiery communication… The need to express oneself and learn how to convey an idea to others will feel important. Leo can help you promote your ideas so you can share with them others around you, you might need to think outside the box but the creative answers will come to you!

This week, as Venus squares Neptune, you might find it difficult to trust the intentions of others. Focus on yourself this week and what you can creatively express. Avoid getting distracted by people who are not on the same wavelength as you.

Your creativity might really be highlighted this week… so don’t be afraid to unleash it and look for the messages that your higher self wants to reveal to you.

New Moon in Gemini 2019 Honey Moon Energy report

The card pulled for this week is Waning Gibbous: Guidance. There are messages from Spirit all around you. Your guides will always communicate and deliver lessons in a way that you are able to understand. As the Moon wanes in the sky this week you will begin to feel drawn inward as your intuition begins to speak to you. Look for the lessons your higher self may have for you. Be open to how you share and receive guidance this week… Remember that it’s okay to ask for help from others. Reach out to those in your circle, you yourself might be an unknowing teacher to others this week.

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Spring is all around for us. This Honey Moon promises to be a productive one where we can expand out connection with ourselves and with others.

Our connection with others is always important, so don’t forget to reach out to your hive. The Earth’s ecosystem relies on each other in order to bloom and grow. We too must rely on others to ensure our healthy growth.

The days are getting longer and warmer as we head towards the Summer Solstice. We have more energy than ever to pursue our dreams and goals this month.

Connecting with others and making a detailed action plan is the way to go as we head into this Honey Moon Cycle!

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Don’t forget to set your intentions tonight and cleanse your decks under this New Moon. Check back on the Full Moon for our Full Honey Moon Ritual!

DIY Moon Board Creation

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Happy Full Moon lovelies!

We want to share a fun project with you that you can begin for the next Moon cycle! It is what we call a “Moon Board” similar to a vision board or mood board, but with a Lunar twist of course!

We will show you how to create it and work with it throughout the Moon phases to really amplify, tune in, and manifest your intentions and goals. Get your scissors and glue ready and let’s begin!

Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board
Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board

What you need:

  • Black poster board or Cork board (you can use chalk paint to paint it black)

  • Washi tape

  • metallic pens/markers (to show up on the black board)

  • Scissors

  • Modpodge, glue, or tacks/pins

  • scissors

  • Magazines

  • glitter/stickers, anything you want to make it pretty and unique!

  • Your Moon Sign Compass or Moon compass from your Tune to the Moon Planner

 
Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board

First divide your board into 4 even sections with the washi tape or metallic pens. The black board is optional, but I highly recommend it because it truly makes everything pop and it looks very Lunar ;)

Each section represents the 4 main turnings of the Moon cycle: the New Moon week, the First Quarter/Waxing Moon week; the Full Moon Week; and the Last Quarter/Waning week. Feel Free to write down each date for the four turnings in each section and what sign they are in. Or you can keep it blank so you can keep reusing this! That is also why I also suggest a cork/bulletin board. Either is great! You can always find the dates for the moon cycle on our New Moon energy reports, or the Tune to the Moon planner! But if you have a moon app that works too!

Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board

Secondly, put your Moon Compass in the center of the board. We always align our New Moon with the east quadrant and our Moon Compass is the same. So the moon phases on the compass should align with your Moon phase sections on the board.

A Moon Compass helps you track your energy or intentions daily with the moon phases. The more you track your energy the more you can see patterns emerge so you can understand your unique flow of energy better. We have a free Moon Compass you can download here or you can use your Tune to the Moon Planner. Marissa also has a Lunar e-book that teaches you all about Moon charting!

Please note: The Moon Compass will be opposite for the Southern Hemisphere, so create your quadrants according to your Moon Compass so they all align.

 

Now that you have your Moon Board prepped and ready for the next Moon cycle, read below how to use The Moon Board during each Moon phase!

When the Moon is New…

Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board

Now that you have placed your Moon Compass… on the actual date of the New Moon for the Moon cycle up ahead you can use this board and write your intentions and begin to track your energy daily by coloring the moon slices!

Before you begin using your Moon board, think about your intentions and goals for this next moon cycle. Grab your journal and answer the following questions:

How do you want to feel?

What do you want to accomplish?

What do you want to set into motion?

What do you want to release?

What lights you up right now?

What is your New Moon intention/goal/desire?

What is your vision for this Moon Cycle?

Begin to scour your magazines and find images and words that align with your vision. Have fun! Put on some music and ignite your creativity!

In the New Moon Quadrant write your intentions and glue your images and words into this section creating your first mini vision board!

Other things you can do too during the New Moon phase/week:

  • Pull a tarot/oracle card for each quadrant… what is the current energy showing you? What does it reveal about your next step?

  • Keep you moon board somewhere you can see everyday and interact with it everyday by coloring in your moon slices and reading your intentions out loud

  • Choose a crystal for this week and program it with your intentions

  • Carry this crystal with you during the day and sleep with it at night

  • Before you go to bed each night this week, smudge your bed/your aura and ask your Higher Self to reveal any messages you need to hear during your dreams

When the Moon is Waxing..

Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board

The First Quarter Moon phase is all about action, momentum, and ignition… but not just any kind of action. Inspired action is key!

Everyday during this week, do this mini inspired activation meditation using your Moon board and a candle. It doesn’t have to be long, just long enough for you to get tuned in and spark your inspiration.

Sit in front of your Moon board, light your candle and have your journal ready. Invite your Higher self, your guides, the Universe to sit with you. When you are ready, ask yourself any of these questions:

 

What is my Soul calling me to do today?

How can I be of service today?

What is the message I need to share today?

What am I inspired to do today?

Notice, the questions are focusing on TODAY. Stay in the present moment during this phase. You have already focused on the bigger picture during the New Moon week, now it is time to trust your intuition and begin where you are at. The time is NOW.

Sit with these questions and gaze into the flame. Write any messages you receive and when you feel ready, read your journal entry and choose something you feel called to do.

Write one inspired action on your Moon board and put your focus and energy into this one next step.

As you keep flowing with this exercise you may want to add more than one step a day, but just start with one inspired action for now, so you don’t get overwhelmed.

If you do this everyday during the First Quarter week, you should have about 6-8 inspired actions steps you actually took this week! That is amazing! You are amazing!

Other things you can do during the First Quarter phase/week:

  • Feel free to draw a card for each day to gain more clarity for each inspired action

  • Is there a crystal that can help you stay motivated and inspired this week?

  • Does each inspired action have a crystal to work with?

  • Feel free to pin/tape you other to-do lists in this section, this is a time to get sh** done!

  • Also feel free to add anymore images and words/affirmation to this section

  • Keep moon charting daily!

When the Moon is Full…

Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board

The Full Moon illuminates everything in your life. She illuminates the good, the bad, and everything in between. Now is the time to cultivate gratitude in your life and focus on the blessings. Open your heart to compassion, forgiveness, grace, and love.

Surrender to the flow.

This week with your Moon board, create a new kind of list. I gratitude and blessings list. Have a glass of water and your journal handy and answer these questions each day:

What am I grateful for today?

What I accomplishing?

What blessings have I received this day?

What is opening my heart?

What is my intuition guiding me to do?

What am I loving about myself right now?

Answer those questions and write a couple of the most meaningful ones in the Full Moon quadrant. When it is the Full Moon, take your glass of water and charge it with all the things you wrote on your Moon Board. Hold your glass heart level and repeat aloud what you wrote. Let the water charge under the Full Moon and drink this beautiful Moon-charged elixir the next morning!

Other things you can do during the Full Moon phase/week:

  • Try one of the Spirit de la Lune spreads created for that exact Full Moon (you can find it in the guidebook)

  • Place a rose quartz of clear quartz in your water to amplify the energy!

  • You can also take you charged moonwater and put it in your bath instead

  • Color in the Full Moon Moondala in the Tune to the Moon planner!

  • Also feel free to add anymore images and words/affirmation to this section

  • Keep moon charting daily!

When the Moon is Waning

Spirit de la Lune DIY Moon board

The Moon cycle is winding down and all the energy you have built up and created during the Moon cycle is now coming back down to earth. This means you could begin seeing your goals and intentions coming to fruition and completion, or it is time to release them and let them go and learn from them.

This week get your journal out again, and choose a dark or black stone to help you release and let go of this Moon Cycle. Answer the questions below:

What did you complete this Moon cycle?

Did you complete your intention?

Did this Moon cycle progressed as you envisioned it would?

Did your intention change or shift?

What did you learn?

What are you letting go of?

What are you looking forward to?

Write at least one thing you are letting go of each day on your Moon board is the Last Quarter quadrant. Take your dark stone and ask it to help you release whatever you wrote down. Lay it out under the moonlight on the earth each night this week. IT is import to place it on the earth because Mother Earth will be absorbing this energy and transmuting it for you. Place the stone on the Moon Board during the day.

Other things you can do during the Waning phase/week:

  • Practice grounding meditations sitting on the earth under the moonlight

  • Make a list of everything you are letting go of and in it to the board, later you can burn it in a fireproof container

  • Get to bed earlier and focus on rest

  • Prep your next Moon Board!

  • Keep moon charting daily! PLEASE NOTE: The Moon compass may miss the last 2-3 days of the Moon cycle… this is the Dark Moon phase and a time to rest and just be.

We hope you enjoyed this DIY and we hope you make your own! Please share pictures with us!

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