crone moon ceremony

2018 Crone Moon: Ritual in a Jar And Creating Sacred Space

Happy Full Crone Moon!

This Full Moon takes place in the earthy sign of Taurus, a sign of strength and endurance. In many ways, you may feel your own patience and inner strength being tested. Remember to stay grounded and remain rational during this time.

Venus is still retrograde in Scorpio and is opposite this Full Moon in Taurus. Taurus holds energy of new growth and life- while Scorpio holds energy of darkness and death. Venus, the planet of love, represents our relationships, with others and ourselves. The Moon represents our emotions and intuition.

This means there may be some changes and shifts going on in our relationships, and Scorpio means the transformation may feel chaotic. It’s important to practice patience and forgiveness with others right now. Taurus is also known as the Lover, so remember to not only stay grounded, but in your heart space.

For tonight’s Full Moon we are keeping this blog post pretty simple. We are currently celebrating new life with the arrival of Autumn, Marissa’s new baby, and simultaneously stepping into the season of death as with the arrival of the season Autumn. There is a lot of change happening right now!

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A good way to stay grounded in times of change and chaos is to keep an altar or a dedicated sacred space in your home.

This is a place where you can set your intentions, perform rituals, and charge your decks, crystals, or other sacred items.

You can light candles on your altar each day to remind you of the intentions you set for the new moon.

Putting your altar in a central location in your home will help you notice and remember your intention as you walk past it each day.

Burn Sage for clearing and cleansing. Light candles for dedication and intention setting. Sweetgrass is burned for calling in matriarchy energy and enhancing love, and Palo Santo is burned for healing and purification.

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Cauldron Candle, Lion and Warrior Print, Earth Mother Print

Decorate your altar by placing items or pictures on it that are important or meaningful to you! There is no wrong way to set up your altar.

Change up your altar often to keep the energy and intention is fresh. A seasonal altar is a great way to connect with the current sabbats and seasons.

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Tonight we also have a magickal ritual to share with you from Ritual in a Jar! They sent us their Clairvoyance Ritual in a Jar just in time for the thinning of the veils. The jar has everything you need to perform the ritual... The candles, oils, sage, and herbs... The aroma when you open the jar is divine.

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This is a wonderful ritual to awaken your third-eye, connect to your intuition, and perform before any divination practices you do to really enhance them. I was personally over 40 weeks pregnant and my intention for the ritual in the jar was to find out exactly when my baby girl would be born!

The ritual comes with a beautiful scroll and gives you step by step instructions to perform the ritual to enhance your intuition.

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After I used the Ritual in a Jar, I used our Spirit de la Lune deck and pulled the specific upcoming moon phases and moon signs for the week coming up. I used the third-eye talisman from the jar to choose the cards. The two cards I ended up pulling were the Waxing Gibbous: Courage and the Aquarius card. October 19th...

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The day I was actually scheduled to be induced and the moon sign Aquarius. October 19th did end up being the day we had our little moon child, and the day started off in Aquarius, but she ended up being a Moon in Pisces like her mama! I loved that the Ritual in a Jar gave me space to clear my head and open my mind since I had been constantly worrying and fretting about going into labor!

The ladies of Ritual in a Jar are giving our readers a discount code for any of their jars! Use the code: spiritdelalune for 15% off your order! 

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It may be a little too late to try a ritual jar out for this Full Moon, but it’s still a great time to set up your altar and perform a ritual to connect with Spirit. The veil is thinning as we get closer to Samhain, and it’s a great time for connecting with our ancestors and spirits!

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Don’t forget to charge your decks and crystals under the Full Crone Moon!

2017 Full Crone Moon Cauldron Ceremony

Happy Full Moon!

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Are you ready to connect to the Crone? The Crone's cauldron is her tool for alchemy, activation, clearing, and transformation. We will be exploring cauldron magick this Full Moon weekend! The Full Moon is a Supermoon, so Her energy will feel potent all weekend long. A Full Moon in Taurus ignites all the senses and embraces relaxation, pampering, and pleasure. So we are making some witchy recipes in our cauldrons that do just that!

Below are 3 ways to work with the cauldron's in your life this Full Moon. Try them all together for a full night of celebration, or pick and choose what you need right now. Listen to your intuition!


The Cauldron Bath

Circe Indiviosa. John William Waterhouse. 1892

Circe Indiviosa. John William Waterhouse. 1892

Our bathtubs can become big cauldrons to ignite, relax, and clear our cells and energy fields with a little intention and magick. 

All you will need is:

  • 2-3 cups of salt: epsom, pink salt, or sea salt

  • 2-3 tablespoons of oil - coconut oil is my favorite

  • 10 drops of essential oil - you can make any mixture you prefer, but I love Ylang Ylang, especially for this Venusian Moon (Taurus is ruled by Venus)

  • Any herbs and dried flowers for more prettiness, but completely optional

Combine all your ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon (or your wooden wand!) Draw your bath, set the mood, and light candles, surround your bathtub, or cauldron with crystals and play enchanting music. Make yourself a cup of tea, and make sure you have a soft robe to put on afterward. 

When you bath is ready, take your bowl and pour your special recipe in. Stir the cauldron with your dominant hand, or the sale wooden spoon clockwise. As you stir your cauldron you can say something like this aloud:

"I call upon the elements of alchemy, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth, to be present during this healing ceremony. I ask the Crone (or any specific deity you choose) to be present and nourish these waters, that my body may seek refuge, healing, and transformation in this cauldron. And so it is."

Soak in this cauldron as long as you want. And make sure to hydrate yourself throughout and afterwards. If you do not have a bathtub, you can modify this recips to be a foot soak!


Cauldron Clearing

The Magic Circle. John William Waterhouse. 1886

The Magic Circle. John William Waterhouse. 1886

Our cauldrons can be used to alchemize plant allies, using their smoke and energy to clear our spaces and invoke new energy. Sacred smoke shifts energy and can bring us closer to our intentions.

If you don't have a witchy apothecary set up, do not fear! You can use dried herbs from your pantry! Here is what you need:

  • Your cauldron - fire proof container

  • Charcoal disc, or candle

  • Lighter

  • Your dried herbs - recipes are endless!

Fall Recipe:

  • Dried rosemary - 1 tablespoon

  • Dried ginger - 1/2 teaspoon

  • Pumpkin pie spice - 1/2 teaspoon

  • Star Anise (optional)

You can also add dried sage leaves, palo santo chips, for more smoke and aroma!

Combine all those ingredients into a bowl or mortar and pestle. Now, add 2 - 3 whole bay leaves. Bay leaves are known as Witch's note paper - you can write a word you would like to invoke into your energy field and then crumble it up into the rest of the incense.

Light your charcoal disc, or candle and set it in your cauldron. Now add pinches of the incense into the cauldron setting it on the disc or near the flame to make it smoke. You don't want to use it all up at once! Always be mindful and cautious, the cauldron can get hot! 

Start be clearing your energy and body, and then go around your house and clear each doorway and window- the thresholds of your home, letting energy in and out. You can say:

"Sacred smoke of the cauldron - shift the energy in the space, only (say your keywords or intentions here) can enter this place."

Say this at each threshold. And thank the elements, herbs, and Crone for their support and magick.


Cauldron Cider

Your very own soup pot or crockpot can be used to make healing brews and potions!

The Danaides. John William Waterhouse. 1888

The Danaides. John William Waterhouse. 1888

What you will need:

  • 1 liter of apple cider

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • Apple slices - I used one apple

  • Cinnamon sticks - how ever many you would like!

  • A dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice - use as much as you would like

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cloves

Combine all the ingredients into your crockpot, and using a cinnamon stick, stir the cider clockwise and say:

"I stir this potion and set my intentions into motion. As the the light fades, and the dark sets in.. May this brew warm my heart and stoke my fires within."

Set it on the low setting and let it simmer for 2 hours. Serve then enjoy! Add a cinnamon stick to your mug to stir and for garnish! You can also let this simmer on the stove for about 30 minutes or so.


We hope you have a beautiful Supermoon weekend and let us know if you try any recipse from above! Be sure to charge your crystals and decks and try the Crone moon reading from the Spirit de la Lune guidebook!

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November Crone Ceremony: Cauldron of Wisdom

Blessings to you on this Super Crone Moon!

This has been an intense moon cycle. We are deep in the cauldron bubbling and brewing and stewing. Many are feeling grief, anger, fear, and confusion. Allow yourself to feel this emotions move through you. Be gentle and compassionate with yourself and others. 

This is an amazingly potent Super Moon for healing, intuition, and activation. It is the closest it has been to the Earth and brightest Full Moon since 1948. She will not be this big again until 2034! A Super Moon activates all the elements; Air, Fire, Water, Earth on Gaia and within our bodies. You may feel these primal forces moving through you so let them be expressed in healthy ways: 

Air, sing your heart out, howl at the moon or cry or scream

Fire, build heat and sweat it out though exercise or dancing

Water, use your emotions to fuel your creativity

Earth, dive into the wisdom of your plant allies, crystal companions, and animal guides

The Full Moon in Taurus is a moon of sensuality and presence. Stay present in your body and senses. Tend to the nourishment of your five senses: sight, sound, taste, touch, smell. The more those are balanced, the more you will be able to connect with your 6th sense: intuition.

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This Full Super Moon marks the peak of the Crone Moon cycle of intuition, deep inner knowing, and wisdom. The ceremony below activates your Crone and cauldron within you while honoring the elements. For this ceremony we will be moon scrying, a form of water divination to see what your Crone and the deep layers wisdom within you want to reveal to you at this time. Please feel free to modify the ceremony to fit your needs and the items you have.


Moon Scrying: Your Cauldron of Wisdom 

What you need:

  • A large silver bowl or cauldron

  • A pitcher of spring water

  • Incense or sage

  • Your favorite anointing perfume oil

  • An amethyst stone and salt

  • Your journal and pen

Gather these items and set out sacred space under the moonlight. If you cannot view the moon from where you are you will also need a tall candle (for later).

Do not poor the water into your cauldron yet. 

Open the circle and begin with the Air element: the sage or incense. Smudge the sacred space and yourself and say:

I invoke the element of air with this sacred smudge and welcome in the messages I need to receive right now.

Now take the Fire element, the anointing oil, and anoint the rim of your cauldron with the oil and anoint each of your chakra points saying:

I invoke the element of Fire with this sacred oil as I align my mind body and spirit with this Super Moon above me and Gaia below supporting me.

Take your pitcher of spring water and offer it up to the Moon before taking a sip and pouring it in the cauldron:

I invoke the element of Water beneath the Moon's light, as I pour these sacred waters into the cauldron of the Crone.

Once the water is in the cauldron, position it so you can see the Full Moon's reflection in the water. If you cannot see the moon, now is the time to use the candle and position it so you can see the flame in the water's reflection. Now take the salt and throw a pinch of salt into the water:

I invoke the element of Earth with this sacred mineral, as I activate the vessel of the Crone and the Divine Feminine within me.

Take your amethyst and raise it up to the moon. Feel the energy of the Super Moon pouring into your crystal companion and flowing through your chakras. Allow this energy to clear your aura so you are a vessel for the Crone, the Moon, and the elements to move through. Invoke your guides and your Crone to be with you during this ceremony:

I ask my guides to be present, and call all parts of myself into this sacred space. Sacred Crone, Wise Woman, Grandmother Moon, I ask for your strength, wisdom, and power to move through me. May whatever messages I receive through this cauldron be for the highest good of all. Blessed be.

Now it is time to peer into your cauldron.

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Form any specific questions you may have for your life, for your role to play in the times ahead, any concerns for Gaia, or your tribe.  Allow your eyes to soften and your sight to lose focus as you peer into the cauldron. Stir (clockwise) your crystal into the water and let it settle on the bottom, and ask your first question. Allow the ripples to form images and symbols within the water and your third-eye. What do you see? Take your time and remain receptive.

When you feel the images to subside, let your eyes come back to focus and write any impressions you have in your journal. Listen to the Crone and your intuition to let you know when one question is done and it is time to move on to the next.

Continue this process for all your questions. Soften your eyes so you begin to see with your second sight, ask your question, and blow into the water to create a slight ripple in the water, or you can stir the water clockwise with your finger or a wand or crystal point (keep the amethyst in the water).

When you are completely done with your questions, stir the water counter clockwise to end the session. Thank your Crone, your guides, and the elements for their presence. 

Leave the water out under the Super Moon and bring it back in before the sun rises. You can bottle the water and keep it to activate your third-eye and intuition or future rituals. You can drink the water throughout the day or the rest of the moon cycle to integrate all that you saw. Bathe in it. Or use it as offerings to nature. Listen to your intuition and your Crone will guide you while working with this sacred water.


Remember to charge your new Spirit de la Lune deck and crystals out under this potent Full Moon and try the Crone Moon or Super Moon spreads in the guidebook! We are also now offering 2017 Lunar calendars! We are so excited to expand Spirit de la Lune and we cannot wait to see where 2017 will take us!

Shipping updates: We are update to date with all deck orders! They have all been shipped! We are still waiting for more shipping supplies for the calendars and shipping will resume as soon as we get them!

Happy Full Moon, Moon Tribe!