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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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Invoking the Supermoon - Creating Lunar Eclipse Intention Incense

Spirit de la Lune Full Moon Eclipse

Happy Full Supermoon & Lunar Eclipse!

What a beautiful & powerful way to kick off the New Year!

A Super Moon is what happens when the moon is closer to the earth than normal making her appear larger in the sky. This event can intensify our emotions, enhance our intuition, and can even bring about unexpected news or events.

This Supermoon is also a Lunar Eclipse! This will intensify our emotions even more while bringing us new revelations and insight. Lunar Eclipses also have the ability to bring us life altering news, so expect the unexpected with this one!

A Lunar Eclipse is when the Sun is opposite the Moon, this lets us take a look into our emotions and close relationships in a different way, with fresh eyes and new perspective. You might feel overly aware of the imbalances in your life on top of your enhanced sensitivity.The Moon is also square Uranus, which can cause moodiness, impatience and impulsive reactions.

Allow the Lunar Eclipse to help you stay objective so you can keep your mind set towards growth and progress.

This is also the Sage Moon according to the Spirit de la Lune Deck and Planner. Each Full Moons has varying names according to different cultures throughout history. This month, according to our system marks this as the Sage Moon. A time of cleansing and making way for the potential growth that lies ahead.

Remember that major shifts are taking place... this can open you up for so much growth ahead. Trust this Divine Cosmic Energy and allow it to transform you. Get proper rest and don’t forget to stay hydrated!

You might be feeling extra sensitive during this time. Check in with yourself often. Be sure you aren’t picking up the emotions of others! Burning incense or sage can be a great way of cleansing yourself. (Even science says it has benefits of killing bacteria in your home!)

For tonight’s ritual, we are creating intention incense! Because this Full Moon takes place in both Leo and Cancer depending on locations and time zones, we are also including a meditation for both!

Lunar Eclipse Intention Incense

Honor the Sage Moon Lunar Eclipse by creating your own intention incense to invoke the energies you want in your life.

Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

You will need:

  • Whole bay leaves… as many as you need

  • Herbs associated with the current sign or whatever aligns with your intentions

  • Mortar & Pestle (If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, you can use the bottom of a coffee mug over a wooden cutting board, or use ziplock back and a rolling pin!)

  • Cauldron or a fireproof container for burning.

Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

Herbs for Cancer:

  • Jasmine

  • Mugwort

  • Rose

  • Lemon balm



Herbs for Leo:

  • Sage

  • Cinnamon

  • Sunflower petals

  • Dandelion

Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

Bay leaves are known as ‘Witch’s Note Paper’ and have long been used in spell work!

In ancient times, bay leaves were even eaten by the Oracles of Delphi before giving divination.

Bay leaves are used to enhance psychic powers strengthen intentions and give protection to the user.

You can use almost any type of pen to write your intentions on the leaves too. (Add extra power to your intentions by using a blessed or moon-lit charged pen!)



Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

Using your mortar & pestle, grind up your bay leaves. Keep your intentions and goals in mind as you grind your herbs and create your incense.

If you need to grind your other herbs, empty the bay leaves out first. Yes you’ll be mixing the herbs together, but it will grind easier with less in the bowl.

Mix the bay leaves with the other herbs of your choice and store in an airtight jar.

(Remember you can use a zip-lock bag and rolling pin for this if you don’t have a mortar & pestle)



Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

During the Eclipse, burn them on your altar in a cauldron or other fire-safe container.

You can use a charcoal tablet to help it burn longer. (Here’s a great guide!)

Watch the smoke to drift towards the heavens carrying your intentions and wishes.

Cleanse your energy in the smoke. Clear and purify your decks and crystals with it. Allow it to burn on your altar to charge your intention and focus the energies you are wanting to bring into your life.

While the incense burns and does it’s work, try one of these visualizations under the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!


Cancer Energy- The Three Cauldrons

Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

In the Celtic tradition, the Three Cauldrons are sacred containers within your body that hold the energies of magick, spiritual wisdom and creation. The Three Cauldrons can be loosely related to the Third-Eye, Heart, and Sacral Chakras, but they are not the exact same energies. They are also linked with the Earth, Sea, and Sky.

Close your eyes and visualize a beautiful cauldron within your Third-eye. What does this cauldron look like? Imagine the Lunar Eclipse energy pouring into this cauldron... What kind of magick begins to brew? Let this cauldron bubble over and flow into the next cauldron within your heart space. What does this cauldron look like? What emotions surface for you? Let the energy keep brewing and flowing through you. When your cauldron begins to bubble over again, let the energy pour into the third cauldron within your pelvic bowl. What does this cauldron look like? And what does your magickal brew look like now? Connect and feel all three cauldrons working together. They are alchemizing your intentions and holding space for your magick to flow. Stay in this space for as long as you like!

Leo Energy - Crown Visualization

Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

Invoke the energy of the Empress (2019 is the year of the Empress according to Tarot), and the noble, royal energy of the Leo by closing your eyes and focusing on your Crown Chakra.

Imagine the the beautiful Full Moon shining above you and pouring her Moonlight into your Crown. As your Crown Chakra fills with Moonlight, you begin to feel the weight of a crown on your head and a beautiful crown forms across your brow.

What does your Crown look like? This Crown connects you to the Divine, your guides, and helps you act from your Higher Self. How does it feel to wear this crown? What messages do you receive from the Divine? 



Spirit de la Lune Full Super Moon Eclipse Intention Incense Ritual

After you are done with your visualizations and ceremony, you can bury the ashes of the incense or put them in a flowing stream of water. If you’d like to save them, you can use the ash for black salt.

Happy Super Full Moon and Eclipse!

Don’t forget to charge your decks and crystals under this powerful moon!

..before we go… we have exciting news!!

The planners are now shipping!

We are so excited to announce that the planners are now in our hands and are no longer in ‘preorders’!

This planner has been a culmination of hard work, a lot of love, obstacles, and frustration... The whole spectrum of emotions have been felt!

Thank you all so much for your love, support, and patience, as we learn to navigate new-to-us production, shipping and manufacturing. It is not easy being a two-woman show across multiple states, but somehow Rachael and I make it work! If anything, we have learned so much from this creation.

To be completely honest, we are still a little hesitant to make the 2020 planner, there were so many delays we could not have foreseen, but moving forward we will definitely do everything we can to ensure everything goes smoothly and timely.
If we make the 2020 planner, we will start creating it way sooner!
Marissa will not be pregnant the majority of the year so that will help.
We will not rely on others to make deadlines they cannot keep.

And finding a local printer is priority... Shipping is cray!

All that being said, it is amazing to see your own creations come to life and manifest physically! You can create anything you put your mind to! Dedication, focus, support, and passion build the foundation for manifesting.

We are so excited to see these go out into the world finally and we hope you love them as much as we do! 💖

Spirit de la Lune Marissa and Rachael

Happy Full Moon!

Creating A Corn Dolly for Lammas Under This Powerful Eclipse!

Happy Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse! 

Lunar Eclipse | Spirit de la Lune Full Moon Ritual

This Full Moon has had a lot of buzz around it for a while now... And we can all certainly feel why. Things have been emotional and intense for a lot of us! There is a major rebirth under way on many levels.

While New Moons are usually all about new beginnings and fresh starts, Full Moons tend to illuminate what was once hidden from us in order to show us the way to our dreams. This ebb and flow helps us achieve the intentions and goals we set when we use it to our advantage...

Full Moon Eclipses, also known as Lunar Eclipses, usually mean that a BIG revelation is on it's way. Eclipses mean shock, big news, and secrets coming to light. Expect the dissolving of any illusions and a new chapter to begin. 

This particular eclipse may be even more tumultuous than we are preparing for...

Expect the unexpected!

Lunar Eclipse By Rachael Caringella | Tree Talker Art

Lunar Eclipse By Rachael Caringella | Tree Talker Art

This lunar eclipse is the longest eclipse of the 21st century. The eclipse is expected to last almost 4 hours- 2-3 hours longer than a typical eclipse!

A total lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes between the Moon and the Sun, blocking the Sun's light from the Moon's surface causing it to turn a deep blood red.

The sun represents our ego and all we can see easily about ourselves... while the Moon represents our hidden subconscious, or our "shadow" selves. An eclipse causes us to shed our egos. We are vulnerable, as our true nature can no longer be hidden. Our masks must come down, and we are forced to face our deepest selves. 

Look for the lessons that are meant to be learned at this time. Be aware of your reactions and reflect instead! Don't forget to back up your computers and hard-drives, because Mercury is going retrograde today!

In our New Moon Energy Report we had mentioned these intense waters and how to best handle them.

For the Full Moon cycle, we pulled the Envision card. "With so many planets retrograde right now, surrender and allow yourself to slow down and reflect. There may not be much that you can physically do at this time, but you can spend a lot of time visualizing how you want the outcome to be. Focus your emotions and visualize the end results if you begin to feel frustrated or doubtful at your progress."

Tonight we are tapping into that visualization energy for tonight's Full Moon Ritual.

This Full Moon is also the Corn Moon

Corn Moon | Spirit de la Lune Full Corn Moon Ritual

The Corn Moon is the first Full Moon of the harvest season.

We have had a few people ask why we are celebrating the Corn Moon in July this year... so before we begin our ritual, we wanted to explain what's up!

Some of the Full Moon's seem a little "early" because Spirit de la Lune follows the traditional Lunar calendar, instead of the Gregorian calendar.

Remember when we had  2 Full moon's in January, and 2 Full Moon's in March? That meant there was no Full Moon for February. This makes the names of the Full Moon's feel early to those who follow only the Gregorian12 month calendar. Spirit de la Lune honors the 13 Full Moons of the year.

Using this intense Lunar Eclipse, and the energy from the Envision card from our New Moon Reading, we thought a Corn Dolly would make the perfect ritual for the Corn Moon!

Corn Moon Spirit de la lune | Full Moon Corn Husk Ritual

Lammas, or Lughnasadh is the Pagan sabbat that marks the beginning of the harvest festival on August 1st.

Corn Dolls have long been used as altar pieces for Lammas since ancient times. They are a recognized figure from many cultures!

In ancient times, the word "corn" stood for the English equivalent of "grain," while the word "doll or dolly" is attributed to the word "idol" stemming from the Greek word eidolon, which means "apparition" or "spirit." This means that Corn Doll translates to "Spirit of the Grain." (Read more history here!)

Our Corn Doll Tutorial have a special extra step that we added in just for this ritual!

Corn Moon Spirit de la lune | Full Moon Corn Husk Ritual

Corn Moon Eclipse Corn Husk Dolly

Corn Doll are traditional pagan magickal charms/figures thought to protect the home or personal wellness of the maker and their household. We are putting a special twist in our dolls by adding some herbs, intentions and crystals into the heart of the doll. 

Corn Moon Spirit de la lune | Full Moon Corn Husk Doll Ritual

You will need: 

 

I found my corn husks at the grocery store. They are typically used to make tamales, so you'll have extra husks to try out a new recipe. Or you can get some corn on the cob for your Lammas dinner and use the left over husks from that! 

Spirit de la Lune Full Corn Moon Eclipse | Corn Husk Doll Ritual

1. Soak your corn husks in water for about 30-40 minutes until they are malleable.

Strain and allow the husks to dry out just a bit. You'll want to work with the husks while they are still pretty wet or they will begin to crack.

2.Take one husk and cut it so that you have a rectangle/square of about 5-6 inches. 

 

 

3. Add your herbs, crystals and intentions to the middle of this square. You can use two husks here for extra support if you need to. 

4. Roll up the husk tightly.

5. Secure the ends with a string on each end. This is the "heart" and arms of our dolly!

6. For the head and body, tie two larger husks together. (Shown above.)

Spirit de la Lune Full Corn Moon Eclipse Corn Husk Doll Ritual

7. Separate those two husks and then pull them over your first knot and tie another knot. This creates the head of your doll. (You can put some paper or spare corn husk parts in there before you tie it off to make the head of your doll more round and full.)

8. Part the husks again, and slide the arms up between them, as close to the head as possible. Tie off again with a strong knot, creating the waist. Your herb and crystal bundle should be right in the heart of your doll.

9. Trim the arms to the length you want them and cut any loose ties.

You could be done with your Corn Dolly at this point, but there should be sone left over husks for additional decoration if you want.

Spirit de la Lune Full Corn Moon Eclipse Corn Husk Doll Ritual

10. Cut and fold the last corn husk over the dolls shoulders  and an additional layer of skirting and secure the waist with a knot creating a shawl and a fuller skirt.

Trim the skirt in the way you want it and you are done! 

You now have a traditional pagan Corn Dolly in time for your Lammas altar that was created under a very powerful Eclipse and infused with your intention.

Leave your doll out under the Full Moon and let it charge with the Lunar Eclipse and Corn Moon energy. Don't forget to thank your doll each time you see it!

Spirit de la Lune Full Corn Moon Eclipse Corn Husk Doll Ritual

Happy Full Moon!

We would love to see any pictures of your corn dolls if you choose to make one! 

Please tag us on instagram #spiritdelalune so we can see your doll and feature it on our feed!

 

We are also hosting a giveaway this month! 

We are currently in the process of planning and designing our 2019 planner... and we need your help! 

We would love your input for the new planners and have created an easy way for you to help us out AND enter to win our giveaway! 

You will be entered to win the 2019 Tune to the Moon Planner, Spirit de la Lune oracle deck, and 2019 Wall calendar! As well as the Eclipse Print featured on this blog by Rachael, The Lunar Flow Ebook by Marissa, and Lunar Goddess Bath Soak and Lunar Goddess Oil by Jessica 

 
Spirit de la Lune Marissa and Rachael

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! 
 

Eclipse Sigil-Making Magick Corn Moon: Abundance

Happy Full Corn Moon & Lunar Eclipse! 

This month we are tapping into this powerful lunar event and creating sigils for abundance! Keep on reading to learn how to utilize this energy for your prosperity!

Lunar Eclipse
Corn Moon | Abundance Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune

This is a very powerful Lunar Eclipse with many astrological aspects influencing the energy around us. This Lunar Eclipse takes place in the sign of Aquarius and is paired with Jupiter Square Pluto, which are connected very closely to the sun and the moon.

A Lunar Eclipse happens when the Earth is between the Sun and the Full Moon. The Sun which represents our ego, logic and action, will challenge our emotions, intuition and insight which are ruled by the Moon. 

These aspects will be influencing and impacting relationships on many levels. Be prepared for some heightened energy and emotions during this time! Big changes can happen during this time! So be careful what you do and say during these days, as actions have lasting results this week.

Not all of this energy has to be heavy or dark, so don't be afraid of this transit! This time is important for clearing away old residual emotions. The Eclipse can offer us a bit of a rebirth, allowing us to release some of the heavier emotions we have been holding onto since the last Lunar Eclipse 6 months ago.

Corn Moon Ritual | Spirit de la Lune

This Full Moon is also the Corn Moon! A time of abundance, fulfillment and the first harvest. 

This is the time to step into your abundance. Many of the goals and intentions you've set forth are beginning to come to fruition. 

Take notice of the growth around you, especially during this Eclipse Season! 

Practice gratitude and appreciation in order to step into your full stream of abundance. 

 

Last month, we set up an Abundance Grid and this month we are ramping up that magick and pairing it with the powerful Eclipse energy by working with Sigils.

A Sigil is a symbol infused with great intention.

A Sigil is a symbol created to represent a specific goal, intention, or desire, and to aid in it's manifestations.

They are very powerful tools of magick, and are perfect to work with on such a big Lunar Event. 

Sigils speak to our subconscious, and help break down barriers towards what we desire.

The process of creating a sigil is very fun, creative and quite simple! 

 

Making a Sigil

You will need:

Paper

Pen

Candle

 

Create a quiet sacred space to do your magick. Lower the lights, remove distractions, or light some candles to help prepare the mood.

First define your desire. It is important to know clearly what it is you want. The universe can not help you, until you make a decision. This Full Moon is focused on abundance and prosperity, so now is a good time to open yourself up the surrounding energy.

You can either write our an entire sentence, or just use one word. I chose just one word for my sigil, but you can choose several. We will be removing some of the letters and changing it up soon. Choose a word of phrase that feels comfortable and suited to your desire. 

If you choose to work with an entire sentence, remember to keep it in the present tense. ( "I am prosperous, I have great abundance. etc.. not "I will have great abundance.)

Next, remove any repeated letters you have keeping only one of each.

(Optional) Remove the vowels. Vowels are what helps us recognize that something is a word and we are trying to take that aspect out! But, if your sigil looks better with the vowels, keep them in!

Arrange your remaining letters into a symbol or a shape.

Or, you can simplify the letters to marks or basic shapes and use those to create your symbol. Remember to make it yours by adding any embellishments you'd like!

Play around with the remaining letters to create a sigil. The can be upside down, backwards, small, big.. whatever you feel called to!

Combine lines of one letter into another. Try to think abstract. Take time to doodle and arrange the letters into a symbol you like! It took me several tries to find out that resonated with me.

I used the C and part of the D to create a moon like symbol in the Abundance one. And combined the S, R, T, P into one flowy symbol for the Prosperity one. (And you can see a few of my other ideas and doodles on the other pages! Have fun creating your sigil, and don't think too much on it. 

It is a good thing that your symbol no longer looks like your word or sentence. In fact, it is meant to be forgotten! 

Activating Your Sigil

The Activation of your sigil is just as important as the creation part. You have just built up a lot of creative and emotional energy making this sigil. In order for it to work, you must do something to release it and send it into the universe.

There are many methods to activating a sigil. Many practitioners recommend meditation/staring at the sigil, orgasm, or pain, all paired with visualization.. with the point of a build and release process.

There isn't a right or wrong way, so choose whatever feels right to you. Here are three ideas for activating your sigil:

You can stare at your sigil intently for several minutes, allowing your mind and subconscious to absorb it. In a quiet place, where you are undisturbed, meditate on your Sigil. Stare at it with wide eyes, fixate on your symbol. After several minutes, you may see colors or lines around your sigil. Almost like lightning flashes. This will let your know that your sigil has been activated and sent out. Then destroy your sigil.

Another simple method is burning your sigil and allowing the flame to get very close to your fingers. Take caution if you decide to do this one! Allow the flames to get a little too close to your fingers, and at the moment of heat, picture your sigil intensely in your mind's eye and then move your hand away. Do not think of the word, or the sentence, instead just focus on the sigil and let your subconscious absorb it to do the rest of the work. 

If you do not want to use pain or flame, you do not have to! There are more enjoyable ways of activating your sigil. 

Another method is to use your sexual energy to activate it. 

You can tape it to your wall or ceiling on the night of the Eclipse. Pleasure yourself  or engage in sex with your partner. At the moment of sexual climax look at and stare at your sigil. Do not think of the word, or the sentence or even the outcome, instead  focus on the sigil and let your subconscious absorb it and send it out.

When you are finished, destroy the sigil in some way that feels right to you. Some practitioners reuse and reactivate their sigils, while others burn it quickly after activation.

The point is to build up your desire, then release it and let it go, so when you are done with this ceremony. go do something to take your mind off of it. Return back to the real world, knowing that the magic is on it's way. 

We would love to see pictures of your sigil or your ceremony tonight on instagram! Be sure to tag us! Don't forget to charge your deck and crystals under the full moon eclipse tonight. 

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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Our calendars are currently on sale! We are offering the Zodiac Calendar for only $15!

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Harvest Moon Ceremony : Gathering Gratitude

Happy Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!

It is time to gather your harvest & cultivate gratitude 

The Harvest Moon appears in the night sky closest to the Autumn Equinox and Mabon. With an equal amount of day and night, the Equinox acts as a turning point; from here on out, we will experience longer nights than day. 

Tonight's Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse. Eclipses act as gateways to change. Deep transition is occurring on many levels and there is a new You on the other end. 

Subconscious emotions, wounds and habits may be coming to the surface right now. With the Full Moon taking place in the watery sign of Pisces, we are sure to experience some heightened emotions as well as deeper intuition.

This Full Moon is known as The Harvest Moon. A time of harvest, cultivating abundance and expressing gratitude. The perfect mindset to set the tone as we enter the colder months ahead. 

Fall and Winter are the seasons of death before rebirth. As with any transformation, it's important to set some intentions.  What do you want this rebirth to look like for you? What new chapter are you stepping into?

As fall's chill creeps in, we turn to the comfort and warmth of the indoors and prepare the harvest for the coming Winter. We will be doing some Kitchen Witchery today using the element of Fire.

This Ritual can be done outdoors, or indoors in the kitchen. Just be sure you have a fire safe container or a fire pit.

Harvest Moon Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune

 Full Harvest Moon Ceremony

What did your harvest look like this season?

You may not be a literal gardener, but you are still a creator. What did you cultivate this season?  What growth did you notice. Take time to reflect on the growth that occurred for you. What are you wanting to plant for the following spring?

Try pulling the Harvest Moon spread from the guidebook to help aid with this Full Harvest Moon Ceremony.

This Full Moon ceremony is focused both on gratitude and setting solid intentions for the months ahead;  while enjoying a delicious and magical treat in honor of Mother Earth's Blessings.

Full Harvest Moon Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune

Apples are a common symbol of the fall harvest, but they also have many magickal properties.

When cut horizontally, a pentagram can be seen in the center. Apples are a symbol of the goddess, and gateways to hidden knowledge. 

They have long been used in love spells, protection rituals, and are used for medicinal and many other magical purposes.

We are also using some other simple spices you may already have in your cupboards that also hold magickal properties.

Cinnamon is commonly used for purification, prosperity, good luck, love, and wisdom.

Nutmeg is used for good health, protection, divination, love and luck. 

We will also use dash of honey or other sweeteners to add sweetness and love to your intent.

Spirit de la Lune Harvest Ritual
Protection and Intention Full Moon Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune

You will need: 

Apples

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

Sugar or honey to taste

1 tbs coconut oil (or other oil)

almond meal (optional) 

Tinfoil (If cooking outdoors.) 

The measurements here are just estimates, you can add as much or as little of the spices and sweetener as your taste prefers. Some apples may call for more honey.

Slice or cut your apples any way you'd like. For this ritual we sliced ours horizontally down the center to show the pentagram. After seeded and cooked, the core of the apple is tender enough to eat!

Place your apples in the tin foil. (Or oven safe container if cooking indoors) 

Chop up or pour some coconut oil in with your apples. 

Add cinnamon and nutmeg, and sweeten to your liking. 

You can add some almond meal to help give the roasted apples a crunchy feel to them. 

Be mindful as you add  youringredients.  Kitchen magick evokes ritual in the every day act of cooking. Remember the meanings and intentions of the ingredients you use. You can chant the inaction below as add your ingredients.

"As summer fades to rays of red,

We ready the harvest for the months ahead."

 

We give our thanks to Mother Earth,

And prepare for Winter Soul's Rebirth."

 

 

Fold your apples into the tinfoil leaving some air and tucking and folding the corners to make sure the juices won't leak. You can even wrap it in another sheet of tinfoil.

Shake your apples to coat them with all the spices and sweeteners. You could also stir it all up before hand if you'd prefer. 

Folded Tin Foil
Bonfire Spirit de la Lune

You can place your apples in a Full Moon bonfire's hot coals for 20 minutes, or simply place the tinfoil in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes until the apples are soft and golden brown.

If you are cooking indoors, you can just place your ingredients on a baking sheet and roast them that way to not waste aluminum foil.

If you are cooking in a fire, be sure to rotate the apples with some long tongs every few minutes so they don't burn!

While your apples are cooking and sweetening in the fire, it is a good time for gratitude and intention setting.

Writing your intention

Take a few moments to reflect on the summer months. What have you learned? How have you progressed? What kind of blessings and gifts came into your life that you can be thankful for? Journaling on a full moon eclipse can help you really dig deep into your subconscious.

Because we are focused around gratitude, be sure to start your intention with "I am so thankful I..." instead of anything focused around "I want" or "I need."

The universe loves action and writing is a very powerful tool when it comes to manifesting your desires and achieving your goals. Be sure to state your intentions clearly and from a space of gratitude.

Because the season is turning into the colder months, we are going to activate our intentions with the transformational power of fire. 

Burning the intention
Burning the intention

In a safe fire-proof container, or your bonfire safely set your intention on fire. 

Watch the flame engulf your words, and allow your intention to burn up and drift away into the cosmos. 

Action has been taken, have faith that the next steps will be revealed to you. Trust in the unfolding.

After about 20 minutes, your apples should be nice and golden and ready to be enjoyed under the Full Moon. 

Roasted Apple Ceremony | Spirit de la Lune
Full Harvest Moon

Don't forget to charge your deck and your crystals tonight under the powerful Full Moon Eclipse! 

We are particularly excited about this Full Harvest Moon! We have submitted all of our final design work to our printers and are very excited that the deck is in production! 

 

 

We are hoping to have the Spirit de la Lune deck for sale again by this next New Moon! (Sep 30th)

The deck's main design has stayed the same, though we made a few minor adjustments to the font size so the cards are easier to read. We also tweaked the backs of the cards a bit since we found a printer who could help us follow our initial idea of the deck. 

We also added a bit to the guidebook. There is a further explanation of the Zodiac cards, and a new and improved glossary. The guidebook is also square and will fit into the new packaging. 

We decided to design an entirely new box for Spirit de la Lune. Something that can fit both the deck and the box. We are sad to see the tins and bags go, (and may offer them as an add on later.) but we are in love with the new box design! We can't wait to show you what everything looks like!

 

Spirit de la lune

Thank you again for your patience and support, &  have a Happy Full Moon! 

Seed Moon: Dream Seed Ceremony

Spring beckons forth with new life!

We welcome in the Lunar Eclipse in Libra, a new season, a new chapter. The Seed Moon has reached her peak in the sky. It is time to set free your Dream seeds - any desires that have been brewing in your heart since Autumn  and Winter.

Lunar Eclipse Dream Seed Ceremony

This ceremony will help you set your dreams and intentions free for the coming season and next chapter of your life. It invokes gratitude and love and spreads joy! 

Seeds are the container for new life, new growth, and the spark of vitality. In order for seeds to grow, they need be in an environment that nourishes their flowering and bloom. Before you begin this ceremony, meditate and journal about your personal environments: the physical environment where you live; your emotional container; the realm of your thoughts and dreams.

Do they all support your soul for growth and thriving?

What do you need to weed out in order to create the environment that supports your bloom?

Become clear in this. Take responsibility for the environment that surrounds you and energy will begin to shift in the direction you want it to go.

For this ritual you will need: 

Flowers petals and/or herbs (dried of fresh)

Seeds local to your land

Little crystals or other little offerings (these are the dream seeds)

Clear intentions for your season ahead

 

 

With your intentions are clear, gather your herbs and flowers and your dream seeds. You dream seeds are little offerings you will be sending out into the world infused with your intentions. They can be seeds of wildflowers local to your area, crystals you want to offer to nature, little bundles you create... whatever your dream seeds are, let them be safe for the environment, and let them be the container for your intentions.

Infuse your items by holding your offerings close to your heart and imagine pouring your intention, love, and joy into the dream seeds... what color do you see? What kind of light is it? Once you have all your gear go out into nature, a park, ocean, a trail... and take your time to offer the herbs and flowers and seeds to the land.

Sprinkle them here and there, bury some dream seeds, make a mandala, or even leave them out in the open so some other person may happen across them and make their day! When you spread out your offerings bless them, the land, and your intentions.

You are offering your heart when you sprinkle each dream seed! You are keeping the flow of love, joy, and abundance moving!

New growth! Thrive where you are rooted!

New growth! Thrive where you are rooted!

If you have the Spirit de La Lune deck, do not for get to do the Seed Moon spread or the Lunar Eclipse spread in the guidebook! I literally drew the cards Lunar Eclipse and Seed Moon not intentionally! These cards are so intuned! Be sure to use the hashtag #spiritdelalune so we can see your readings!

Leave out you deck to charge under the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse... this is a potent portal flowing through so infusing your deck, gems, and other sacred items would be wonderful!