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A Ritual + Spell for Your Full Moon Ceremony

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.

Meet The Author: Cerridwen Greenleaf

Cerridwen Greenleaf is the author of the bestselling Witch's Spellbook series. She has worked with many of the leading lights of the spirituality world and relies on her background in medievel studies to inform her work. 

Khoa Le is an illustrator, graphic designer, and author based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is the illustrator of the RP Kids picture book Sugar In Milk. Khoa has also participated in art exhibitions throughout Vietnam and Asia. She currently lives with her four cats. She has a passion for traveling and discovering different cultures and art.

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