It is that time of year when we are preparing for the cooler months. Our mornings are becoming crisp and begin to get all the feels for the upcoming Autumn Equinox. The Harvest Moon is upon us and it comes in with the beautiful and emotionally complex Pisces energy. This is the perfect time to give thanks for all that has been blessed upon you this year. Take inventory of your growth and abundance. And give thanks! Give thanks from the depths of your soul! You are here! You are breathing, your heart is still beating and you are loved! For this moon, we will also purge. We will purge energy, feelings, people, and material things that no longer serve us. Prepare to go into Samhain with a clear mind, heart, spirit, and home.
Below is a spell for you to use and share.
What you will need: Glass Bowl
1 large pot/cauldron for boiling water 5 small tumbled MoonStones
5 small tumbled Rose Quartz
5 small tumbled Tiger's Eye
1 large pillar candle in white ( 7 day candle) 1 bottle of previously collected moon, river, ocean water, or rain water. One or all is fine.
1 piece of parchment paper (big enough to write spell)
1 pen or marker
Peppermint essential oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Trash bags (several may be needed)
Cast your circle as you normally would to begin the ritual.
Always provide offering during or after any ritual.
Take the parchment paper and pen and take a moment to breathe and meditate on all the things you are thankful for, growth, abundance, people, places, experiences. Write them down on one side of the parchment paper. On the other side of the parchment paper write "I give thanks for my life, my abundance, my growth. I give thanks to my spiritual support system, those seen and unseen. I give thanks for what is yet to come." Sign your name.
Place the paper (do not fold) into the bottom of the bowl. Take cleansed candle and dress candle with peppermint and lavender essential oils. Sprinkle rosemary and hyssop onto the candle. Place the candle on top of the paper inside the bowl.
Place stones gently around the candle.
Take water(s) and pour into the bowl, fill the bowl half way.
Place entire bowl and contents on your altar or a safe place where you can view the candle. Sit, light the candle,and meditate on your gratitude. Let that feeling fill your entire body. Breath gratitude in and out. Let that emotion grow. Do this for at least 10-15 minutes.
Once you have done this, bring a large pot of water to boil adding the dried herbs and a few drops of the essential oils. Fill your bathtub with hot water. Once filled, add the content from the pot into the tub. Carefully get into the bathtub and soak for at least 20 minutes breathing deeply and focusing on what you want to release. Relax and visualize the herb mix cleansing your aura and removing stagnant low vibrating energies.
Once you are done return to your spell, give thanks again and close your ritual as you normally would. Leave the candle to burn until complete. Do not blow out candle. If you must, snuff out the candle and relight when ready. Once candle is complete take stones and place them in your mojo bag or on your altar. Poor water in front of your home. Bury the paper in a house plant.
Over the next few days take time to clean out your home. Throw out material items that weigh you down and create clutter. Take your time giving thanks to each item you throw away and placing them in the trash with intention. You will feel lighter and have a peaceful energy that will be visible from the inside out.
Happy Harvest Moon!!