Pretty in Pink: Full Supermoon
A few nights ago on April 7-8th was the Pink Full Supermoon. What a confusing name, right? When I first heard about this, I naively didn't even know there was such a thing. The moon becomes full when it is centered between the Earth and the Sun typically 15-18.5 days after the New Moon. The Moon is coined 'Supermoon' when it's orbit is as closest as it can be to the Earth, making it 14% larger and 30% brighter. It's a majestic sight, really. My jaw drops every time I see one. Although the moon isn't necessarily pink, the color comes from Native American tribes giving moons specific names depending on which season and time of the year they appear.
The pretty in pink full supermoon has a lot of underlying spiritual meaning. A full moon usually symbolizes completion. However you want to interpret 'completion' it could mean a variety of things: ending a cycle, cutting off a relationship, finishing a task, achieving a goal, whatever it is, you're done and you should be satisfied and happy. This is also a time of purging and truths being revealed. I know it sounds a bit scary but what it means is letting go of what no longer serves a purpose and finding your truth. The truth is scary but what's worse are lies. Lying to yourself and not being true to who you are and your identity is the worst thing you can do to yourself. You have to be able to find your strength and Libra will help you with that. Luckily, this year, the pink full supermoon is in Libra, the charming, irresistible and charismatic of the zodiacs. Libra balances the scales, fights any injustices and seeks for equal opportunity. Libra also represents the divine feminine which longs for peace and love.
During the time of the pink moon, a friend of mine from back home reached out to me and asked if I could resend her the spell from a magic kit I had made during the yuletide season last year. The rose quartz stone was required and used in the magic kit and the spell. Rose quartz is associated with Libra and the ultimate representation of all things of love. What perfect timing to resurrect the spell for future pink full moon rituals (this year was the only year coincidentally the pink moon was super) since I'm writing this post a few days late. Below is the spell she specifically asked for and a few others you're rose quartz will come in handy!
Honey Jar Spell for Deep Reflection
What you need:
- Dragon's blood incense
- Brown parcel paper and pen
- A full jar of honey and a teaspoon
- A pinch of lovage root, dried basil and dried rose petals
- A strand of your hair
- Salt to sprinkle around the jar (preferably Himalayan pink salt to give the full 'pink' effect but regular salt is fine)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 2-3 cloves
- 1 small rose quartz
- Cinnamon essential oil
- Red or white taper candle
What to do:
- Cleanse your space with Dragon's blood incense, lay everything out that you will need.
- On the brown parcel paper, write a personal love letter or affirmation, e.g. "I am worthy of unconditional love."
- Open the jar of honey and eat a teaspoon, slowly and passionately recite your affirmation out loud or in your head. Repeat it twice and each time, eat another teaspoon of honey.
- Place the brown paper in front of you and in the center put a pinch of lovage root, dried basil, and rose petals. Add your strand of hair last. Fold the paper in half and continue folding until it is small enough to stuff in the jar.
- Sprinkle the salt counterclockwise around the jar.
- Put the cinnamon stick, rosemary, cloves and rose quartz in the jar as well. Tightly screw the lid on the jar when you are finished.
- Anoint your candle with the cinnamon oil. Light the candle and drip a bit of wax onto the lid of the jar. Place the candle on top of the jar and watch the candle melt completely until the jar is sealed with the melted wax.
- Allow the jar to cool before setting it under your bed, by your bedside or placing it on an altar. Another option would be to bury the jar and planting a seed on top. Water the seed daily and ask Mother Earth to help you grow your seed. This symbolizes your growth for self-love.
Bed of Roses
Personally, this is one of my favorites. It doesn't require a lot of things. It's simple, it's easy and effective. Each time I do it, I end up crying a waterfall but feel really good outpouring all my emotions. This is a spell to mend a broken heart, release trauma, and recharge energy to the heart chakra.
When to do it:
One a Monday evening during the Waning Moon (April 9-12th; peak will be on April 10th, 2020).
What you need:
- Yoga Mat, blanket or your bed
- Rose Petals
- Rose Quartz
What to do:
Lay on your bed, yoga mat or blanket and cover yourself with rose petals. Place the rose crystal quartz over your heart, amethyst over your third eye (in between the eyebrows) and carnelian over your solar plexus (below the belly button). As you inhale, visualize the rose petals healing every part of your body. As you exhale, visualize all the trauma and tears being absorbed by the crystals. Lay in bed or your mat for as long as you need, until all the emotions pass.
Whether you're healing, finding your strength to build confidence, improving self-love, purging and letting go of what no longer serves a purpose, Mother Moon can help you with that. We have to remember, that with each cycle, we have an opportunity for growth, ending cycles and creating new beginnings. Let's always look forward to re-creating ourselves each time we enter a moon phase because growth is essential to our life cycle here on Earth.
Forever Namaste, L+M+A
Witchery by Juliet Diaz
The Spells Deck by Cat Cabral
Please practice safely + responsibly. Be mindful of your surroundings. Do not harm yourself + other living + non-living beings. Be kind to Mother Earth as she safeguards our items after use. Most of all, believe in yourself + have faith that your energy will manifest what you truly desire.