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Full Honey Moon Beeswax Candle Making Ritual

Happy Full Honey Moon! 

We know this is a bit early for our usual full moon post, but we wanted to be sure you had time to gather any supplies you may need for this Full Moon Ritual.

This Full Honey Moon takes place in the sunny and optimistic sign of Sagittarius. The Archer archetype helps us reach for our goals and lights the way towards expanded awareness.

The Honey Moon is an active, productive cycle and the last Full Moon of Spring here in the Norther Hemisphere. Bees are buzzing and life is churning all around. This is a time for abundance, production, and collaboration.

The Honey Moon asks us to stop and take notice if we are working too hard, or not enough! Do you need to collaborate with others in order to get what you need done? Or perhaps it's time to slow down and enjoy the sweetness life has to offer. Allow the bees to show you the path to fulfillment. Follow that magnetic pull towards your passions the same way the bees feel drawn to the flowers.

Full Honey Moon Bee | Spirit de la Lune

Now is the time to pollinate and plant the seeds and needs of your soul. For tonight's Full Moon Ceremony we are not only doing some candle magic, we are making candles!

We are working with all four of the elements, patience and time, and Honey Bee medicine as we create this sacred tool.

It's a good idea to set an intention as you go about creating this candle! You can revisit your intention from the last New Moon, or create this candle for a specific intention.

Remember to give thanks to the Honey Bee and all of the life giving gifts they offer us. Aside from their sweet, healthy honey and purifying wax, Honey Bees account for 1/3 of the food here on earth! Bees are currently under threat and need us to take precautions in order to save them. For tonight's ceremony, please try to find beeswax from a local or organic source if possible and always try to find local organic sources! Here are more ways we can help.

Full Moon Beeswax Candle Making Ritual

Spirit de la Lune Beeswax Candle Making Honey Moon Ritual

Beeswax candles are a wonderful substitute for the artificially scented candles that are currently on the market.

Their natural aroma is something you just can't beat or fake. The wax's color is naturally light yellow and turns to a deep honey yellow as it melts.

It's more than just the soothing scent and glow of a flickering beeswax candle that comforts us. These candles emit negative ions that  help boost our mood, increase levels of serotonin and gives us relief from stress.

Burning your candle right before bed can help improve your quality of sleep!

Negative ions also purify the air of mold spores, odors, dust and other particles in the air. They combat the Positive Ions that come from electrical appliances that are often trapped in our house. Read more about the benefits of Beeswax candles and Negative Ions.

Before you begin, take some time to quiet your mind and create sacred space. Open a circle if you wish, or prepare with a clean blessed workspace. Remember we are connecting with the 4 elements deeply for this Full Moon. Listen to your intuition and set a strong intention for your magickal candle before you begin.

 

Honey Moon Beeswax Candle Making | Spirit de la Lune

What you will need:

(We found a lot of our supplies at thrift shops, Hobby Lobby and Michaels. These craft stores both have a weekly 40% off coupon that can help make things a lot cheaper!)

  • 12 oz beeswax pellets (Or any wax of your choice, just follow their directions)

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil

  • Thick-medium wick

  • 12-16 oz glass jar or containers *

  • Clothespin to prop up the wick

  • Double-sided tape or hot glue to keep the wick in place

  • Double boiler (I used a thrifted pot & thrifted glass measuring pitcher for my double boiler.)

  • Wooden skewer for stirring

  • Ribbon and other decorations. (charms, crystals

*Because we are adding coconut oil to the beeswax, we will have more wax than can fit in a 12 oz jar. You can choose to use a bigger jar, or make a second smaller candle, or follow the bonus tutorial below where I explain how to turn the left over wax into a Honey Moon Healing Balm! *You will need cocoa butter or shea butter and some small containers to put it in.

Honey Moon Beeswax Candle Making | Spirit de la Lune

Step One

Melt the beeswax. Using a double boiler system melt your wax. A double boiler warms the contents of the glass container slowly. You will want to put enough water in your pot so that it covers most of the area where the wax is, and so when it starts to bubble and boil, it will not get into the wax. You don't want to mix the two.

Turn the burner on low and stir it often. 

Melting the wax can take several minutes and the stages it goes through are reminiscent of some very delicious foods, so you could probably grab a quick snack as things melt.

After you finish watching your wax turn from melting dippin' dots to mashed potatoes and gravy, and then finally gravy with no lumps what so ever the wax is finally ready.

 

Step 1.5

While the wax is melting and in between stirring sessions, secure the wick to the bottom of your jar. 

You can use hot glue, e6000, or double-sided tape. I happened to have some double sided wall mounts that did the trick.

Using a skewer or a wooden tooth pick push down around the edges to make sure it's good and stuck. 

Beeswax is hard to clean up, so it’s a good idea to put some newspaper or paper bags down around your workspace at this time. 

Step Two

Remove your wax from the heat and add in your coconut oil. Stir and mix thoroughly so everything is the same temperature.

Beeswax burns very hot, so adding coconut oil will bring down the melting point of the candle, making for a longer smoother burn. This process will keep your candle from “tunneling” and burning down only around the wick. So be sure to not skip this step! 

(Beeswax candles and essential oils don’t go well because of that heat ratio... so it’s best to not add any scent to the candle. Beeswax already has a wonderful scent, so there is no need to mess around with it. You can save your essential oils for the bonus tutorial!) 

Step Three

Once everything is mixed together, take your inner pitcher out of the water and wipe the bottom with a towel so you don’t splash boiling water on yourself or your work surface.

Pour in about 1 inch of wax into the jar and put the pitcher back into the hot water and keep on a low heat to keep from hardening. 

Using a clothespin, or something else big enough for your jar or container, prop the wick up so it stands straight. Allow the candle and the 1 inch wax to set for about 20 minutes.

I kept turning my burner on and off during this time while stirring the left over wax pretty often to keep the wax from setting.

Step Four

Honey Moon Beeswax Candle Making | Spirit de la Lune

Once the bottom layer is set, slowly pour the remaining wax into your jar until you get to the height you want.

Let it set for a bit and add more wax if a pit begins to form around the wick. 

Using the clothespin, prop or hold the wick in place while you allow the candle to rest and sit somewhere warm.

Beeswax can crack if it cools and hardens too quickly, 

Honey Moon Beeswax Candle Making | Spirit de la Lune

Place the candle someplace warm to let it set. You can place the candle in your oven while it cools after baking something or put it in a sunny place while it sets. My house doesn’t have AC and it was already about 88 degrees inside, so I just sat it on my stove while I made dinner and used the oven. I didn't have any problems with it cracking or curing. 

It’s best to let the candle rest over night before trimming the wick or burning the candle.

*Bonus Tutorial*

If you have extra wax and chose to not make a second smaller candle, you can add a bit more coconut oil and some shea butter or cocoa butter to your wax to create a healing salve!

Just return the beeswax to the double boiler pot and add equal parts shea or cocoa butter and coconut oil to your mixture. The final mixture will be 1/3 beeswax (left over wax), 1/3 Shea or cocoa butter and 1/3 coconut oil.

You may need to "shave" or cut your shea/cocoa butter in order for it to melt properly. Add everything to the wax and stir it all together until everything is the same consistency and temperature again. Remove from heat and add in a few drops of essential oils if you want.

Pour into smaller containers and allow to cool before using as a lip balm, lotion or general healing balm infused with Full Honey Moon energy!

 
 

Step Five

When you candle is finally set and cool, trim the wax to about a half inch above the wax line. It's time to decorate!

Using ribbon, beads, charms or crystals, decorate your new candle!

Pick a charm that matches the intention you’ve chosen on the New Moon, or pick something new just for this candle.

 

Step Six

Spirit de la Lune Beeswax Candle Making Honey Moon Ritual

On the night of the Full Moon, burn the candle on your altar as you charge your cards and crystals. 

Beeswax candles burn for a long time, so you can relight the candle often!

Use this candle to burn intentions, light your sage or incense. Re-light it on the New Moon, or whenever you may need a boost! 

Remember, to never burn your candle unsupervised.

When the candle is done burning, you can either reuse the candle jar to make a new one, or wear the charm as a necklace or keep it on your altar as a reminder! 

We would love to see your candles! If you follow along and make a candle with us, please share your photos with us here or by tagging #Spiritdelalune on instagram!

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Don't forget to charge your crystals and deck under the full moon and light your candle!

Super Blue Moon Eclipse Cord Cutting Ritual

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Happy Full Blue Sage Super Moon Eclipse!

Blue Moon Spirit de la Lune Ritual

Wow. What a BIG night! For many this energy can be felt intensely- making us feel raw, vulnerable and hyperaware, and for others there is almost a calm and peaceful vibe feel here as rough waters from the past are finally beginning to settle. 

Either way, there is change in the air, and we are all feeling it on some level or another.

Tonight is a Blue Moon, meaning the second Full Moon to occur this month. It is also a Super moon- she is looking 12-14% larger in the skies tonight.. and it is also a Lunar Eclipse! 

Be prepared for deep shifts to take place in your life during this time. Eclipses often act as gateways for us to make and integrate deep changes on a soul and physical level.

Full Blue Moon in Leo | Spirit de la Lune

This is also a Full Moon in Leo, a dynamic fire sign. This sign is asking you to find balance between the sacrifices you make for others and the ones you make for yourself.

We are also right upon the pagan sabbat of Imbolc. The Earth is getting ready for Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Change is on the way as she prepares to birth something new. 

We have a unique opportunity to begin anew as well. This could manifest in different ways depending on where this moon lies in your chart, and where you are at on your path. Progress is always inevitable, and this gateway puts a lot of it in our control. 

Sage Moon Cord Cutting Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune

This Moon is also the Sage Moon. A Full Moon that embodies the energy of cleansing and purification.

Before anything new can truly grow and bloom, we must first clear away the blockages that are inhibiting the growth.

Sometimes the cleanse we need could be as simple as smudging our home with sage, or taking a salt bath to clear our energy. Sometimes even that doesn't feel "enough" to help us move forward.

When we feel resistance to change or fearful of the unknown we are many times burdened by our past circumstances. People, places, events and even things can bog us down and make us apprehensive towards our own growth without even consciously realizing it. 

It can almost feel like we are tied down to our circumstances. 

We create connections or "etheric cords" between people, places and things without even realizing we are doing it. These etheric cords can drain us emotionally, mentally and physically, and many of us don't even know it's happening! 

Big or impactful relationships or events can cause long term draining cords, while unhealthy day to day cords can become tiring over time. Empaths especially tend to pick up and hold onto etheric cords.

We not only feel our own pain, but we feel the pain of others! It can be very hard to let some of these cords go so that we can fully step into our own power to move forward.

Bound Feet | Cord Cutting Session | Spirit de la Lune

Energy flows between these cords. Sometimes healthy cords become unhealthy or toxic. Sometimes they become draining or confusing. 

For tonight's Full Moon Ceremony, we are doing a Cord Cutting Ritual to help us break free of the etheric cords that might be tying us down from our own growth.

Rachael is also offering free Reiki Healing tonight for anyone want that is interested. There is a sign up form at the bottom of the instructions, it is not mandatory to participate, but can be helpful in the integration of this process.

Cord Cutting and Renewal Ritual for the New Season

Bound | Cutting Cord Ritual | Spirit de la Lune

A cord cutting ritual will not cut off the cords from those who you are meant to be connected to, but it will help cut off the negative flow and restore the cords to a healthy state.

We will also be removing and revitalizing the old stagnant and useless/needless cords that might be draining your energy without your knowledge, and those that are within your knowledge. 

You don't need to even know what or who it is you are releasing! Trust you higher self and your guides to help you release the cords that are needed. 

Many people call in the energy and entity of Arch Angel Michael (or Metatron) to help support a cord cutting ceremony. He is the wielder of the Sword of Violet Flame, but you don't have to call upon him for this to work. Though, we will be using the Violet Flame of renewal. The Blue Moon Card of the deck even features a Violet Flame to represent the healing and rewal qualities this Moon offers.

This is a very simple but powerful and effective method of cutting the cords that bind.

1. Sit in a quiet comfortable place undisturbed. Dim the lights, turn on some soft music, turn your phone on silent, etc. A salt bath would be perfect for this ritual, but you can do it while in bed or simply sitting and meditating.

2. Relax and take some deep breaths. Center yourself and ground your energy. You can hold a black crystal like jet, tourmaline, or onyx as you do this to help keep your grounded.

3. Call in or evoke your personal guide, or Archangel Michael in whatever way you'd like. Having a guide or an etheric mediator can be helpful for this ritual. This allows you to trust in the process and allow the healing to take place on deeper levels while you focus on your breathing and visualizing. Some choose to say the name out-loud, others visualize their teacher or "feel" their presence. This is up to you,. 

Violet Flame | Spirit de la Lune Blue Moon Ceremony

4. Once you feel the presence of your chosen guide, with your eyes closed, begin to imagine a blue violet flame begin to glow and grow around your physical body. 

5. Shift your awareness to your inner self. Feel the Violet Flame glow and grow inside of you. Growing in accordance to your breathing, getting bigger with each breath.

6. As this flame gets brighter and bigger, it begins at your root chakra and slowly spirals up your body. As the flame "touches" your body, allow your imagination to "feel" what it might feel like. This could be a cold or a warm sensation depending on every individual. Imagine this Violet Flame creep and crawl up your body/aura. As it does this, it is burning away the toxic and stale cords and filling them all with golden light of forgiveness, love and healing.

You don't have to do a thing or think of anyone right now. Your job isn't to feel love, or to focus on forgiveness. Just visualize the Violet Flame engulfing your energetic and physical body.

Violet Flame Cord Cutting | Spirit de la Lune

7. When the Flame finally reaches your Third Eye and Crown Chakra begin to brighten the flame and allow it to fully engulf you from the inside out. You may visualize actual cords, vines, ink, filth, etc being burned away and dissolved completely during this time. Freely give up all debris and as much darkness as possible. Allow it to be transformed and transmuted. All that has served it's purpose is transmuted at this time. 

8. With the Violet Flame all around you and inside of your being, allow this eternal and infinite flame to expand outward to your entire house, your road, town, state/province, country and outward. Allow your focus to expand to all of humanity and the collective conscious and wrap it in the Violet Flame. The flame is burning and transmuting fear, negativity, bigotry, racism, sexism, judgement and all other lower vibrations that are no longer serving humanity as a whole. 

Spirit de la Lune Cord Cutting Session | Blue Moon Cord Cutting Session

9. When you feel complete in this process, slowly bring your focus back to your home and your body. Allow the flame to drop and diminish as slow as needed. Once the flame is down to coals move your fingers, your toes and allow the coals to go out, knowing that you can always stoke the Violet Flame again when needed.

10. Thank your guide/mediator for their assistance and stand up when you are ready. Move your body around. Drink a lot of water and eat light meals after this. Smudge the space you were in with sage, and open some windows for fresh air. 

 

**REIKI SIGNUPS NOW CLOSED** THANK YOU! **

This Ritual may have seemed simple to some, and more powerful to others.. but remember, it broke down many barriers and will continue to ripple through out time for quite a while. This ritual has a healing effect on not only yourself and those you released, but it has an effect on the whole of humanity.

Cord Cutting Spirit de la Lune

If you would like you could repeat a phrase like the one provided to the right (Or anything you'd like) out-loud during your ritual. Or even listen to a guided meditation. 

There is no right or wrong way to evoke the Violet Flame. Once you know how to do it and what it might feel like, you can bring it about whenever you feel you need it. 

Pairing this ritual with the powerful energies of this Full Super Moon Eclipse can make the effects even more powerful. But again, don't be afraid to repeat this ritual whenever you feel the need to release, renew and move forward! 

Speaking of moving forward, we are so excited to announce that our calendars are completed and soon on their way to us! 

So we wanted to host a HUGE giveaway tonight to try and honor such a HUGE lunar event that is this Full Moon!

Tonight we are giving away one deck, one calendar, and a spot in the SiStarhood along with a preprinted planner! 

Blue Moon Giveaway | Spirit de la Lune

 Follow us on instagram and check out our post for the official rules on how to enter to win. 

Lunar Blessings

Don't forget to charge your decks and crystals tonight under the Full Moon!

We would love to know how your cord cutting ritual goes! Did you feel the Violet Flame? What did it feel like to you? Tell us in the comments! 
 

Sage Moon Ceremony | Purifying the Aura with Lunar Infused Sage Spray

Happy Sage Moon!

This Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Leo is packed full of powerful magical potential! 

 Tonight's Full Moon gives you the chance to step fully into your powerful magic.

Six months ago you planted a seed or held a vision of your future. Today is the day to check in and see how far you have come. 

Lunar eclipses occur every six months, giving us all an opportunity to re-evaluate our personal progress with fresh eyes and new clarity.

In order to step into our full power and realize our true potential, we must release old emotional baggage from the past six months.

There is no room for that which doesn't serve you, when entering a new phase in life. 

The Sage Moon reminds us to keep our thoughts and energy clear of negativity. Purify your energy often, cleanse your space and aura in order to make room for new growth!! 

For tonight's Full Moon, we wanted to make an aura and space cleansing spray, infused with the Full Moon Eclipse Energy. 

This powerful little bottle will clear your aura from negativity in only a few sprays. Because it is smokeless, it can be used to cleanse the energy of cars, the work place and offices. 

 
Aura Cleansing Spray | Spirit de la Lune
 

Lunar Eclipse Infused Aura & Space Cleansing Spray

 
Sage Spray For Cleansing Auras | Spirit de la Lune
 

This spray can be used in place of smudging with smoke. This little bottle will be both powerful and easy to make using essential oils, salt, and other ingredients you may already have!

Gather Your Ingredients | Spirit de la Lune

Aura & Space Cleansing Spray:

  • 1 oz Glass spray bottles

  • Warm water (natural, distilled, or moon water works best.)

  • 1 Teaspoon Witch Hazel, (Or unflavored vodka) to preserve

  • 1 pinch of natural pink Hymalain salt or sea salt

  • 8 drops of Sage essential oil

  • 4-6 drops of essential oils of choice

  • Crystals for charging the spray


On the night of the full moon gather your ingredients.. 

Add a pinch of salt to your bottle. Salt is a natural energy purifier and helps ground the energetic body. It brings our energy back to a 0 and creates a fresh clean slate for us. 

Add your drops of oil. For tonight's spray, we used Sage essential Oil for purity, clarity and ease of thought, with Fir needle for . 

You can use this guide here to decide which oils you want to use. We recommend definitely using at least some sage for this spray!, as it's the perfect purifier for this energy.

Add the witch hazel, a natural preservative with soothing calming properties.This will help your spray from going stale. (but it's still recommended to use the bottle within a month or two.)

Add the water. Water is a powerful conductor and transfers and shifts energy quickly. It's best to use warm water to fully dissolve the salt and mix the oil together. 

You can add small crystals to your bottle, or set up a grid around your spray tonight and charge it under the Full Moon Eclipse.

 

 
Sage Aura Spray | Spirit de la Lune
 

Give it a good shake before each use. Spray all around your body to cleanse the aura. 

The healing spray will clear negative energy in the home as well. Be sure to spray into doorways and windows and other high traffic ares, as well as your own aura! 

Create a cute label, or download and print ours    here!

Create a label for your bottle, or download and print off our idea by clicking here!  

You can make several different blends to help shift the energy of your home and space. 

This cleansing spray can act as a natural perfume while keeping your aura and energy field purified and fresh.

 

Sage Spray | Aura Cleansing Spray | Spirit de la Lune

Happy Full Sage Moon!

We are so excited to be getting the deck back in stock this coming March! We appreciate everyone's patience as we all wait with anticipation! 

There won't be any changes to the deck, they will still include the silver on the backs and come in the beautiful keepsake box.

 

We are having a sale on the calendars right now! And will soon be offering the black velvet bags to keep the decks in. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay tuned for our updates!  

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