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June Strawberry Moon

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One of the aspects of knowing the moon names lets you understand what to expect from the month. Strawberry moon is where you look for ripening berries. (not just strawberries).

Some ideas for June Moon:

Go strawberry picking. You can use a search engine and put in “local strawberry picking’ to find local farms that let you pick your own.

Make something special with strawberry. I like trying new recipes and ideas. One year I tried homemade strawberry ice cream made in a blender. It was delightfully refreshing, no added sugar, and very health.

Soft Strawberry Ice Cream

You will need:

Strawberries

1/2 to 1 cup milk (cow milk, soy or almond milk, or use juice or even water).

Add ins. This can include peanut butter, honey, or anything that sounds good to you. I’ve also added chocolate chips.

Slice strawberries up and freeze until frozen. If you try to put full frozen strawberries in a blender, it can get rather violent. Add the milk/juice/water. I add 1/2 cup and blend until I see the consistency I want. Add more, and you get a smoothie. Add less, and you get ice cream.

Blend and adjust, then spoon into a bowl. This recipe is easy and can use any sliced fruit you have on hand.

 

Strawberries filled with Nutella

I like to call this ‘strawberry covered chocolate and used to make this for my writer’s group. It was very popular.

You will need:

Strawberries (hulled and hollowed out)

Nutella

Fill Nutella into the strawberries and set in the fridge to set a bit. Don’t forget napkins when serving. You can also use melted chocolate chips or chocolate wafers.

DIY Dried Strawberries

Slice or use whole strawberries. Lay out on a cookie sheet with parchment. Set in an oven at 210 F for 3 hours. These taste like strawberry candy but are healthy for you.


June Activities:

DIY Sandals from flip flops. Perfect for the coming summer!

DIY Floral Head wreath. Make these for Midsummer.

Charge your crystals under the moon. Set them on a window sill or outside that you know will see the moon’s light.

Harvest herbs. Some pagans prefer to harvest at Midsummer, but you can also harvest at the full moon.

Make crafts now for Midsummer. By the time Midsummer rolls around on the 21th this year, you can bless your creations in ritual.

Share your own full moon crafts, activities, and recipes in comments below. I’d love to hear from you.

Joining local pagan groups

I wanted to share a few resources that might help you find groups you can join or events you can attend in your local areas:

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Witchvox.com– This site provides groups and individuals a platform to post groups and/or events. You can look up by state to see what is in your area.

To find someplace local, look to the Left Side of the web site Home page and look under ‘YOUR town…” Once you’re on the next page, continue to look a the Left Side of the page to look up group specific to type. You can find teen, adult, college, etc.

CUUPSCUUPS (Covenant Unitarian Universalist Pagans) is affiliated with the UU churches. You can search for groups in your area, or check with your local UU church to see if you can form your own group. You can also look up chapters by the area you live in. Some groups provide ‘open circles’, so you can join a workshop or ritual without being a member.

meetupMeetup.com– This is not specific to pagan, but you can find pagan/wiccan/witch groups. Membership is free, but being an organizer costs $20 per month. Some groups also ask for membership fees, while others are free. You can search your local area for meetup groups specific to your interest such as ghost hunting, pagan, healing, or start your own group.

When I started my own groups, it was because, at the time, there were no local groups established. The Internet certainly helps now. If you can’t find any local groups, start your own, or consider joining groups through Facebook or Twitter.

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Magical gift ideas for pagans

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Here are some gift ideas I wanted to share that are low cost or free;

Food Gifts:

Tea– select flavors that are specific for healing or having magical properties such as cinnamon, chamomile,

Flavored sugar cubesAlwaysfordessert technique

Flavored marshmallowsFoodnetwork DIY recipe

DIY Handmade Gifts:

maxresdefaultA working candle– use sharpie, stamps, or crayon melting to create design. The candle will be intended to be the first candle lit in ritual. Some ideas here. Or try Henna Candle– the styles are lovely but you can personalized with any shape, rune, lettering, symbol, etc.

Altered notebook journals for dreams, or daily journaling, a spell book, or Book of Shadows. I’ve even made my own planners.

DIY Altered Composition Notebook.

Or if you’re talented in art, try a Mixed Media Journal.

Make an personated pen for journaling. This can be matching to an altered journal.

Flower pen You can choose any type of flower or plant for this idea.

Paper Bead Pen

Altered pens– She shows how to alter pens in a variety of ways.

Other Gift ideas:

Sharpie Mug– perfect to go along with a tea or cocoa selection. You could also make plates (offering plate) or bowl (blessing bowl).

Quarter candle holders– add food color to modge podge and paint glass candle holders to the four directions- green, yellow, red, and blue.

Salt dough ornaments– make the dough yourself and create designs for power, protection, or blessings. You could also make alter figurines.

Cornstarch and baking soda dough.

DIY Runes– make from stones, glass beads, seeds

Do you have gifts you make each year? Are there things you hope to receive? Post in comments!

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