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!
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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