I think we have established that I love the moon. I feel drawn to it. I take comfort in it. I look to it for guidance. When you are using the moon’s power for magic and/or manifesting (whatever term you’re most comfortable with) it is important to make sure the moon is in the proper phase for what you want to accomplish. Here’s a simple cheat sheet:
As I shared last month, I was in a funk. Depression alert level 10. Bad news. When I realized there would be two full moons in the month of July, I knew the time to heal myself had come. On the first full moon, I set my intention to heal my soul. In a conversation with a friend, the idea came to me to place a jug of water under them moon and set my intent upon it. My thoughts being that between my own personal power and that of the moon I could manifest some real healing power. It turns out, this is not an uncommon practice, but I had not heard or read about it before.
Being the practical Kitchen Witch that I am, I didn’t use a fancy vessel or anything. I just grabbed a large, clear jug and got to work. I set my jug, filled with purified water, in the full moon’s light, surrounded my candles to represent the four directions. Then, I sat myself in a comfortable chair nearby and set my intention with meditation. It was during this time that the chant I used came to me. Feeling the time was right, I placed my hands on the jar and chanted to the moon. The next morning I brought the jug inside and drank my first glass or magic. I drank one glass each day during the moon’s waning phase, finishing unexpectedly on the day before the new moon. I could feel the magic in it, giving strength to my will to heal myself.
The next full moon coming on July 31st is a Blue Moon and I am so excited (the last full moon was in 2012)! So I am researcing and working towards a great post to share.