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Blessings of the Full Scorpio Moon!

Ixchel, Mayan Goddess of the Moon © Sandra Stanton

Moon of power,

Moon so bright,

Shine your beauty,

Upon us tonight!

— Mandrake, Graywitchcraft

The Full Moon is always in the zodiac sign opposite where the Sun is, so with the Sun in Taurus, we get a Scorpio Full Moon. And this year, since the Sun is so early in the sign of Taurus (it just entered it yesterday afternoon) we get, not only one, but two Scorpio Full Moons!! The next one is in mid-May.

As astrologer Lynn Hayes writes, “Scorpio is of course the sign of emotional intensity, where we dive deep into the underworld of our subconscious and discover the nasty bits of greed, envy, jealousy and other dark emotions that lie beneath the surface. By uncovering these emotional treasures we become more authentically who we are, and that is the ultimate goal of the Scorpionic process.”

The Full Moon is a very traditional, powerful time for spellcraft. The watery Scorpio Full Moon is excellent for charging some magical water for later use, or to deeply clear your crystals and weather-proof magical tools, by bathing them in moonlight.

You might also want to make the following magical potpourri. This recipe is a “wet” potpourri, which means that after you assemble it, you should store it in a lidded dish and stir it at least twice a week for about six weeks. This gives it time to cure and for all the ingredients to blend into a heavenly symphony of scent.

Spring Renewal Potpourri

2 oz. dried marigold petals – brings admiration from others, protection from negativity
2 oz. dried lemon verbena leaves – as mentioned yesterday, lemon verbena brings good fortune, health, and happiness of all kinds.
1 oz. dried lemon grassCymbopogon flexuosus, East Indian lemon grass, is most heavily scented, making best for use in potpourri, whereas the West Indian variety, C. citrates, is not as fragrant, but has the magical power of stimulating lust and psychic powers. I use whatever is easiest to find.
1 oz. dried lemon peel – and
1 oz. dried grated lemon rind – As mentioned yesterday, lemon is associated with the God, and especially solar Deities.
1 oz coriander seeds – Coriander is often used for love spells. It is very protective, and is especially good if you want somebody in your life, but aren’t sure who, as it is gentle and works for the slow, steady development of relationships.
1 oz. gum benzoin – a fixative that also mixes with other herbs to focus their energies and power
15 drops lime essential oil – enhances mental clarity 10 drops lemon essential oil – brightens the energy and clears psychic gunk and negativity
5 drops rose geranium essential oil – healing, love, protection
5 drops bergamot essential oil – one of my favorites for protection, enhanced intuition and prosperity
4 or 5 sprigs dried mimosa blossoms (if you have any on hand) – prophetic dreams and love
2 Pieces dried orange peel – an attractant, for bringing your desires into your life
5 to 10 dried daffodil blossoms – countermagick, protection, joyful renewal

NOTE: I have found it is unwise to use plastic or wood when mixing potpourri, as the oils and energy will be absorbed into the dishes and utensils. Also, avoid using metal bowls, as it may distort or dampen the energy, except for brief use during the mixing.

Combine the marigold petals, lemon verbena leaves, lemon peel and lemongrass in a large glass bowl. Then, place the lemon rind, coriander seeds and gum benzoin in a mortar and grind thoroughly. Place into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the oils, mimosa, daffodil blossoms and orange peel, blending thoroughly. Store it all in a lidded glass dish and stir twice a week. Allow six weeks for the mixture to cure. This means it should be ready to sprinkle, display and share in plenty of time for Litha (Summer Solstice).

An’ it harm none, do as ye will.

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  • April 20, 2008, 12:28 pm Grace

    You have such a beautiful blog 🙂

    Thanks for posting this about the Scorpio full moon. I’ve just had the most intensely emotional week that I can remember in some time…I mean, I was all over the map! Which was confusing because – on the surface – everything is going so well. Knowing that what is underneath has been triggered by this full moon is good information..I’ll be taking more time today to really sit with what Ive been feeling, keeping what is “Now”, and releasing what has come up from “Then”.

  • April 22, 2008, 6:15 am Beth Owl's Daughter

    There are some really great astrology sites that I frequent, since what I really know about astrology is just enough to get me in hot water! 🙂

    Check my web links out sometime, Grace! And may this magical lunation from now to mid-May’s second Scorpio Moon bring you deep, juicy wisdom.

    – Beth