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Strawberry Moon Ritual: Nature as Altar + Crystal Charge Recommendations
Tonight, the Mead or Strawberry Moon, the Lover’s Moon, will appear across the sky, announcing the departure of spring and the coming of the Summer Solstice. Now we can taste the sweetness of life and celebrate our strength and fruitfulness. It is a time of security and protection, and assess the results of all that you have planned and seeded in the past months.
 
To overcome any blocks of fear obstructing your creative output, you can dispel the negative energy by going for a walk in the nearest park. Find a round, flat rock, six to ten inches wide. This will become an altar supplied directly to you by Mother Nature, and it will have the purest energy. Begin by charging this stone on the full moon at your home altar. Light a white candle for purification, and then place your hand on the stone and chant three times: 
 
Goddess of Night, moon of tonight,
Fill this stone with your light,
Imbue it with all your magic and might,
Surround it with your protective sight.
So mote it be. 
 
Ideally, you’ll want to perform this spell three times on three consecutive full moons before you begin drawing upon its energy. Like your altar, your stone will be a reservoir you can turn to any time you feel stuck or uninspired. Make a pilgrimage to it when you require creative rejuvenation.
 
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Here are some crystals best recommended for channeling this extra special energy for later spellcasting:

  • Second half Gemini birthstones are great conductors for this mid-June event. Grossulars, geodes, cat's eyes, and jade will be attuned the most to tonight's supermoon.
  • Chrysoberyl is often used for emotional release and cleansing emotional blocks in your life.
  • The snow quartz invokes major changes in your life, whether personal or professional. With the Strawberry Moon, great positive change will be on its way to you.
  • Rose quartz under tonight's full moon will strengthen your relationship more than ever.
  • Charging your amber or rhodochrosite under the Strawberry Moon will keep your flourishing energy grounded from departing or being canceled out by negative energy. 
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Sagittarius Full Moon Soul Reading

Dear Moon Muser,

The heat is on and so are the art fairs and connecting more face-to-face with many of you! Last weekend in Irvine, California a lovely family visited my booth and commented about how happy it made them feel and how it was like stepping into a magical fairy tale - that made my heart sing!

I'm also tuning in daily to the old gods and goddesses on my walks through the wilderness of where I live in the desert valley outside Temecula, California wine country. Bobcats, the rare Mountain Lion and plenty of Coyotes accompany me along with hundreds of Quail and their babies, Red Tailed Hawks and as night falls, the Great Horned Owl, the ghostly Barn Owl and occasionally a whole family of tiny Burrowing Owls silhouetted against the desert sunset.

Astrologically we’re in for a very Plutonian (intense) Neptunian (watery) vibe right now as the US undergoes a Pluto Return and a recent Neptune/Jupiter in Pisces conjunction echoes all year long. Staying grounded is more important than ever as we focus on tapping into our intuition to help us stay connected with Spirit and the Divines in a world that does not recognize or honour this power.

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WeMoon Sweet Potato Cakes

Hearty and oh-so-healthy, these pancakes make for a marvelous full moon meal. Sweet potatoes are truly beneficial to women’s health since they contain estrogen; these tubers are good for you inside and out, as they also give your skin a nice boost. But their main magic for everyone is that they are a grounding tonic. Anytime you feel spacey or out-of-sorts or distracted, this food will serve you well, even if you just bake and eat a sweet potato. For this savory sweet, you will need:

  • 2 large semi-baked sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 2 large semi-baked russet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 3eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • Chives, sage, and rosemary

Mix the potatoes and carrot in a large bowl. Beat the eggs, then add to the veggie mixture and mix thoroughly. Grind the rosemary and sage to a very fine powder in your mortar and pestle and add in a tablespoon of the herbs; salt and pepper to taste. Shape into round balls, enough for eight mooncakes. Warm the oil slowly until it is nice and hot. Place the balls in the oil and flatten into rounds with a spatula. Cook through until they are golden and beginning to crisp on both sides. Plate up and top with organic yogurt and chives. If you’re feeling decadent, dollop on sour cream, then enjoy with a circle of friends under the sheen of a bright and holy moon.

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Silver Magic Full Moon Gathering

The full moon is the most powerful time of the month and a critical time to celebrate with friends. This ritual will heighten your spirituality, your friendships, and your connection to the universal powers. As I write this, it is a full moon in Scorpio and I’m looking forward to getting together with my friends for a hullabaloo. We are waiting for the “witching hour,” midnight. There are thirteen of us, a perfect number for a coven, and we will gather in our favorite spot in the woods overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We have thirteen stones that mark each of our spots in our gathering place.

A larger stone sits in the middle, a natural altar upon which we will place a goblet of wine before an image of the goddess. We will all bring candles in sturdy, tempered glass votives to light our way, and we will perform a rite I learned from my elders.

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Shamanic Sisterhood

To inculcate the bond between you and a new acquaintance, grind together one part white sandalwood and one part frankincense; use a mortar and pestle if you have one. Add four generous drops of sandalwood oil and speak the following full moon blessing together:

Daughters under the sun,
sisters under the moon,
tonight, we bind our hearts and minds.
So mote it be.

You can alter this spell to reflect the gender of the people participating.
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Full Moon True Love Spell

To attract new love, two nights before the full moon, take a pink votive candle and place it inside your cauldron or any large metal pot. Lay a rose and a bell beside the cauldron and your altar. Use either rose or apple blossom essential oil to anoint the candle’s wick. For the next two nights, cup the candle in your hands and direct loving thoughts into its flame. On the night of the full moon, take a thorn from the rose and carve the name of your heart’s desire into the candle’s wax, reciting:

I will find true love.

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Indonesian Full Moon Ceremony

Nearly every temple in Bali celebrates this monthly event.

Essential elements for this ritual are incense, offerings of fruit and lots of flowers, rice, and holy or blessed water.

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