MOON Scorpio SUN Taurus

On the night of the Scorpio Full Moon prepare yourself for this ceremony by clearing & quietening your self & your surrounds. When you are as close to stillness as you can be without being asleep, you are ready.

Create a sacred space & settle within it. Grind together herbs for an incense mix. Michelle Duke developed a blend especially for this Moon…

Wormwood

Nettle

Patchouli

Sage

Catnip

Lavender

Grind your mix widdershins (unwinding the Sun) & chant the following as you do-

Open All & push me through

I grind & hold to Spirit true

Send me deep to wounds unhealed

A balm this journey shall reveal

Repeat this chant 3 or 9 times, light your charcoal & add your mix.

Lay flat on the ground, close your eyes & breath in the smoke. Let your journey begin at the mouth of a cave with a small stream of water flowing into it. Light a torch from the bright, big Moon & walk into the cave. Explore as long & as deep as you can, keeping your attention attuned to your senses & honouring them in your explorations. When you are ready, return by way of giving thanks to the cave & Grandmother Moon.

Surface & add more of your mix to the charcoal. Write down your experience & how you wish to bring your findings out into the mundane world, with the intent of healing to your deepest self.

When the charcoal has gone out, bury it along with the ashes in the earth under the light of the Moon.

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Samhain Incense blend

Aurora & I came up with this blend for our gathering this Samhain…

Sage

Wormwood

Rose

Rosemary

Nutmeg

Cinnamon

Mugwort

Bay

Myrrh

Patchouli

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MOON Pisces SUN Scorpio

Tomorrow Father Sun begins travelling with Sagittarius, an exhilarating time in my family due to families coming together & children finishing school for the year & the warm weather encouraging much outdoor activity.

I went for a┬áMountain drive with a dear friend yesterday & was reminded of the potency of Universal language flowing through ALL of Creation. My messengers in the Eastern Mountains were Raven, Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo, Kookaburra, White-tailed Black Cockatoo, Rosella & Willy Wagtail as well as Mint, Oak, Patchouli & Fern Tree. Much to ponder today…

In preparing for the Litha Picnic on the evening of the 21st I will be drawing on these allies for guidance & support. This festival always holds me to the story of the Fae king & queen coming together. Solstice is a wonderful time to take a good look at both horizons without one dominating the other. It is within this balance that clarity & purpose can be harnessed & set into action for the next cycle.

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