Here are two enchanting practices to add to your next Full Moon ceremony. The first is a cleansing bath ritual designed to relax your body and release energies from the previous lunar cycle courtesy of The Practical Witch’s Spell Book: For Love, Happiness, and Success by Cerridwen Greenleaf. Then, enjoy an inspiring candle spell for the Full Moon from the accompanying Practical Witch’s Spell Deck.
Blessing Bath: A Releasing Ritual
This ritual will bring great comfort and will both relax and purify you. Make sure you don’t have any cuts or abrasions, as the lemon and salt might irritate those areas. To prepare yourself, place 1 quart of rough sea salt or Epsom salt in a large bowl. Add the juice of two freshly squeezed lemons, ½ cup of sesame oil, and 4 drops of lavender and jasmine oils. Stir until the blessing salts are well mixed.
When your tub is one-third full, add one-quarter of the salt mixture under the faucet. Breathe in deeply ten times, inhaling and exhaling fully before you do this recitation. You may start to feel a tingling at the crown of your head. The water should still be running when you proclaim:
Remove from me anything impure,
Of heart, spirit, and mind.
My wish is to once again become whole,
Free of pain and sadness,
And filled with all that is better in me.
When the tub is full, it is time to step inside and breathe deeply ten more times. Repeat the prayer and use the rest of the salt to gently massage your body. Rest and rejuvenate yourself as long as you’d like, allowing yourself to feel refreshed and renewed. Soon inspiration with blessings will flow to you.
Incantation for Insight and Inspiration
Perform this spell on a full moon night for full effect. Place one blue candle and one white candle on your altar. Place one blue light and one white light candle on your altar. Light your favorite incense, one that stimulates your thinking. Scratch your name into the blue candle. For the white candle, scratch the name of someone who inspires you. Light your name candle and the incense and recite:
This candle burns for me.
Light the candle of hope and say:
Here burns my hope for [name].
Sit with your eyes closed for a few minutes and picture yourself enacting your hope and desire. Let the candles burn completely for full charging.
Illustrated by Mara Penny
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