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15 Ways to Honor the Full Moon

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When the moon is full, we can feel all of its energies flowing down onto us, thus making it one of the most powerful times for witches. During the full moon, many witches, Wiccans, and Pagans perform esbat rituals, while others do simpler things, like drawing down the moon. Whether you’d like to do something simple or complex, magickal or mundane, there are multitudes of different ways to honor the moon.

1. Watch the flames of your choice, candle or bonfire, and feel the divine spark within you.
2. Leave milk, bread, and honey for the fae folk.
3. Take a rosewater bath.
4. Moonbathing.
5. Renew your altar.
6. Mark accomplishments and make new goals.
7. Meditate.
8. Eat dark chocolate.
9. Give offerings and to the moon.
10. Do gentle and easy yoga and stretches.
11. Performing divination to help seek the hidden wisdom from within yourself.
12. Get an oil massage.
13. Pamper your familiar.
14. Consecrate and charge all tools.
15. Make one of these full moon recipes:

Full Moon Herbal Tea
2 parts Holy Basil Krishna (tulsi)
1 part Yerba Mate
1 part Nettle leaf
1 part Eleuthero root
1 part true Cinnamon chips
1 part Hibiscus flower
½ part Ginger root
¼ part Cardamom pods

Moon Cookies
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 sticks (~1 cup) of butter (softened)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Blend flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg to the butter and sugar and mix well. Add vanilla extract. One cup at a time, add the flour mix into the wet ingredients. Mix until it’s nice and doughy.

Flour your hands, and roll dough into pieces about the size of a golf ball. Squash it down and shape it into a crescent, and then flatten it down.

Another option is to roll the dough out and cut it with crescent cookie cutters — be sure to flour your cookie cutters before you use them, or the dough won’t come out as well.

Bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 350 for about ten minutes, until the sides begin to brown.

Make icing with the following ingredients:
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 stick butter (softened)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp milk

Blend the cream cheese and butter together, and then gradually add in the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla and mix well. Blend in the milk (add a little more if your icing doesn’t seem creamy enough). After your moon cookies have cooled, use this to frost them.

Optional: add silver sprinkles to your cookies while the frosting is still wet, or dip half the cookie in chocolate and frost the other half in white.

Full Moon Oil
13 drops of Sandalwood essential oil
9 drops of Vanilla essential oil or extract
3 drops of jasmine essential oil
1 drop of Rose essential oil

Mix prior to a full moon. Charge in a clear container or vial in the light of the full moon. Use to anoint candles or yourself for full moon rituals or just when you feel like you need the moon’s energies.

Full Moon Incense
2 parts orris root powder
2 parts lavender buds
2 parts myrrh powder
2 parts calamus
3 drops jasmine oil
3 drops rose oil
3 drops gardenia oil

Full Moon Water
Fill a clear container (glass is best) with distilled or purified water. Set out from sunset to sunrise during the night of the full moon. Another option would be to collect water from a natural source the morning after (snow and icicles work too).

Keep in mind, all of my posts are based on my opinions that I have gathered from my research. You may disagree or have something to add. Please do so kindly in the comments.

Blessed be, brothers and sisters.

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