Last Friday on June 5th was the last full moon, known as the full strawberry moon. It’s referred to as the strawberry moon because June is the month of the strawberry harvest. The moon cycles are always a good time to take a moment of gratitude and set your intentions for the new lunar cycle. As I’ve stated before, I’m not a fourth generational expert. I listen to my heart and follow my own personal calling. While everything has its own meaning and symbolism, there truly isn’t a witchcraft rule book. There isn’t a right and wrong way to practice and honor yourself, and the moon is no exception.
What the full moon means
This is a time to move forward with your intentions that have already been established. The full moon isn’t a time for a new beginning or to take on new projects, but honor the things you have yet to finish. Take this time to celebrate what you’ve done and honor the progress you’ve made and continue to make. There is a misconception that the full moon makes people act out of character or transform into entirely new beings, but to me the full moon has always been a source of joy and completion.
What I cleanse/charge and why
I cleanse everything. Myself, my deck of tarot cards, my crystal necklace, my little herb garden. I make moon water to use in various places (meditation, ritual, you can even make tea with it).
Making Full Moon Water
Take a clean, clear glass jar with a secure lid. I use leftover jelly cars, personally but you can use literally whatever you have lying around. Fill the jar with filtered water and secure the lid. Sit in the light of the full moon for as long as you can. Remove the jar before you go to bed so that it’s off the window sill or back inside the house before the sun rises, that way the water absorbs the moon only. I store my full moon water in the pantry where it’s dark and use it when I feel the desire.
You can make moon water during literally any moon cycle, as each phase has its own energy and symbolism. I use full moon water the most because I use my moon water to bring power and charge to my rituals and to myself.
The full moon has always tugged at my heart strings. I remember in college when I would work late, I’d call my husband in the break room and ask him to set my old deck of tarot cards on the window sill and I’ll never forget the looks I’d get. Omg, she’s one of THOSE. You’re damn right I am and contrary to belief, there’s a lot of us who hear the moon’s siren call.