July esbat: Moon of the herbs
Hi witches. A new esbat is approaching and as always, I would like to share with you some information about it, so you can be prepared to enjoy this new beautiful full moon.
The July full moon is called Moon of the herbs, it is also called with the names of Full Buck Moon, Straw Moon, Asking Moon, Blood Moon, Blessed Moon, Bucket Moon, Thunder Moon.
Since this is the moon associated with the herbs, this is the perfect time to harvest and to dry them for future uses. Remember to leave some kind of offer to Mother Nature once you harvest your herbs, you can prepare some kind of cake with the herbs you have, or some cookie made with lavender, they are very delicious.
This is a moment of great fullness, it corresponds to the pregnancy of the Earth, which ripens the harvest promising us abundance and concreteness. The energy of this moon is perfect for enhancing attraction spells and divination, and it is still a good time to start studying an oracle.
This is also a perfect period to work with gratitude, no more dark thoughts, winter is over and we came out unscathed, now we need to let ourselves go to joy and enthusiasm.
Spirits of nature: goblins, fairies
Herbs: Pennyroyal, Marjoram, anise, lemon balm, savory, lemon grass, thai basil, caraway, achiote or annatto
Colors: silver, blue-gray, green
Flowers: Agapanthus, Lavender, Althea rosea, Indigofera heterantha, Ruellia brittoniana, Yarrow, Lobelia, Geranium
Perfumes: lily, incense, lavender
Crystals: pearl, moonstone, white agate