Summertime is here! And my best nightly rituals are in the Summer months. The first Full Moon is coming up this month on the 28th! If you’ve started growing your sage in your witch’s garden this Spring (like me), it’s definitely not ready to use. What you’ll need are the basics, and some new Summer elements to add to your altar and ritual! Here’s a little guide of the Summer Moons, Ritual ideas, and Summer elements to add to your magic during the Summer Solstice! Don’t forget to watch out for your Moon as well as your anti-sign’s Moon (your opposite sign’s moon). So Winter babies… this is your chance to create some mid-year magic! Exciting right? Let’s get started!
The Summer Solstice calls for: roses (romance) and pyrite (energy). Outdoor rituals are a must for this night of June 21st (and throughout Summer). Tonight is the perfect night for a love spell. Create your own mantra and use red roses and red/pink candles for this. Other Summer flowers to add to your altar are: wallflowers, lavender, honeysuckle, and jasmine.
June 27th/28th: The Strawberry Moon
Peak: 9:52 PM PST; 12:52 AM EST
Sun Sign: Cancer
Crystal/Stone: Rose Quartz
Oil: Rosemary, Chamomile, Lavender
Moon Sign: Capricorn
Crystal/Stone: Cat’s Eye, Obsidian, Garnet, Smoky Quartz
For this Moon the Sun sign Cancer is calling for your love and compassion while the Moon sign Capricorn is all business. Classic case of “head versus heart” (or right brain; left brain). Use this special night to strengthen BOTH your home and your career! Who says you can’t have it all? However, everything comes with a price, so don’t over-do it. Ground yourself with your career goals and set realistic expectations. Don’t let the dreamy Cancer side of the Moon sway you into taking on more than you can handle. Instead, let the Cancer Moon dig into your imagination for ideas concerning your home and business life. Bless your home and your family (blood-related or not), and wish them well on their future endeavours!
July 27th: The Buck Moon
Peak: 1:20 PM PST; 4:20 PM EST
Added Bonus: Blood Moon + Lunar Eclipse (NOT in North America)
Sun Sign: Leo
Candle: Yellow, Gold, Orange
Crystal/Stone: Citrine, Carnelian, Kunzite
Oil: Frankincense, Cinnamon, Orange
Moon Sign: Aquarius
Crystal: Garnet, Black tourmaline, Smokey quartz
Oil: Pine, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Frankincense
This Moon is gonna be fun! Since you’ve kept yourself grounded, and had your head in the game it’s time for the old “work hard; play hard” motto. So you’ve been a hermit… big deal. Dust of your sage and start with the magic of the Aquarian Moon. Clear out any unwanted or unneeded things, people, situations… everything. Gutted. You need a fresh atmosphere for everything that’s in store for you all of August. Use the Aquarian powers to inspire yourself to do/try new things. Tap into the Leo side for some confidence and inner-strength and the Aquarius side for some extrovertial energy. The two energies can be most powerful when combined. Don’t forget to channel the Leo Moon’s vibes of success so you won’t lose everything you’ve worked for. Remember to have fun, but don’t burn yourself out. Know when to slow down, and know when to stop. This is definitely a party Moon, but don’t party too hard. If you’re a hardcore party-goer, do some Moon rituals for clarity and success in between this Moon and the next.
August 26th: The Sturgeon Moon
Peak: 4:58 AM PST; 7:58 AM EST
Sun Sign: Virgo
Candle: Blue, White
Crystal: Lapis Lazuli, Clear Quartz Crystal, Selenite
Oil: Lavender, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Moon Sign: Pisces
Expansion Of One’s Consciousness
Crystal: Amethyst, Black tourmaline, Labradorite, Hematite, Obsidian, Selenite
Oil: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Vetiver, Clary sage
The Virgo Moon is all about getting your shit together. You’ve been raging your face off (among other things) for a month and now it’s time to straighten out. However, the Pisces Moon is calling your name in whispers from outside your window and in your dreams. It wants you to lose track and get lost in a dream world. Use this particular Moon to split the difference between being super-organized with all aspects in your life, and becoming one with yourself and your divine surroundings. If you haven’t started tarot reading, but wish to, this is the perfect time to begin. Channel that super sonic version of yourself by organizing the physical and becoming one with the mystical.