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Full Moon, Strawberry Moon

 Today is the June Full Moon, known as Strawberry or Mead Moon. This is the month to harvest strawberries but also the month traditionally people get married, to celebrate with the drinking of mead. We’ll see the Summer Solstice on the 21st, on Father’s Day, this year, and the season changes into the hot days of summer.

I love strawberries. I often slice up strawberries, freeze them, then add to smoothies for a cool, refreshing drink. Once I didn’t add enough Almond milk (you can add milk or juice), and I found the result was something similar to soft ice cream. Even better. I found a similar recipe that includes bananas, but remember to SLICE the fruit and freeze first. Trying to blend a whole banana or even whole strawberries offers some scary noise from the food processor. Strawberry/banana ice cream.

Strawberry Mead Recipe (1 gallon) – Mead is a very light alcoholic drink, like wine in a way. You can mix all types of flavor with it, so its versatile as well. I tried once a mead with orange blossom and roses. Odd taste but also very good.

Strawberry Syrup– homemade strawberry syrup is good for many things such as pancakes/crepes, but also scones, and the next recipe- soda.

Homemade Strawberry Soda (healthier than regular soda)

Some fun summer crafts:

Make your own bubble wands- This is a fun tip to work with kids, or for playful magick. Once created, use to make bubble, while blowing,  visualize your ‘wish’ when you blow, and send out into the world.

Create Ribbon Spells- easy to do by writing down your wish and tying to a tree or bush so the wind can blow on it. This makes for a festive look as well.

With Summer and the hot weather soon approaching, consider a Henna tattoo. I’ve tried henna tattoos a few times. The Henna smells wonderful, and although the paste itself goes on black, and it takes time to dye the skin, the result looks so pretty. You could design symbols and use as a spell. Wear until worn off, and enjoy the loveliness of the design as well.

Want to share your own ideas for summer? Post in comments.

Spellbeggers

wiccan01Over the years, I encounter newbies in groups who come into Wicca, witchcraft, or paganism, with the idea they will master magick, grow skillful in their powers, and embrace all that is ‘witchy’. Some like to ‘spellbeg’, which means they ask for others to give them spells they can work magick for their own ends.

This is like asking for a recipe without knowing how to cook.  It’s likely to not work for them, not being there is something wrong with the spell but because the spellbegger has no idea what they need to do to make it work.

Spells require a certain level of concentration, focus of will and energy, and a general understanding on magickal principles. Namely, that any spell starts with the Self. You need to know why you’re doing it in the first place, what motivates you, what lessons could be learned, and is it something that works with the Universe instead of against it.

I like to think that magick is like a river with its own ebb and flow. It has currents, obstacles, can flow fast and hard or slow and easy.  You are a boat. You can work with the current or go against it. Spells are the rudder, sails, and paddles to help us along the way. Spellbeggers tend to flounder around in the water without direction or even understanding they are in the river. How can they expect anything to work, to give them a direction, if they don’t learn about navigation in the first place?

I, personally, am not of the school of thought where there’s dire warnings of magick not done right. It is rare to see backlash. Generally, nothing happens at all. There’s no directed will or focus, so the spell likely just fizzles out.

They are learning experiences. And who knows, maybe a newbie could work a spell just fine. If not, they learn through trial and error.

For myself, I’m not big on handing out spells, however. What are your thoughts? Do you have experiences in this subject? Please comment. I’d love to know your thoughts.

Wednesday Witch: Cara Yowell- An Abundance Check Spell

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Cara Yowell is more of a metaphysics follower than pagan/witch, but the abundance spell is worth sharing.  She also has a youtube channel.

Some posts I liked:

Are you frustrated with meditation?

Funks of self-doubt, fear, and defeatism

New Moon Intention Setting