I am told that tonight’s full moon in Taurus highlights our need for security and home comforts. Today is therefore a time for stillness, pampering and according to mysticmamma.com – “a time to connect with the nurturing and supportive energy of Mother Earth and remember the peace that comes when we simply take a moment to breathe deeply and enter the stillness.”
I am certainly feeling the need for some quietude, rest and perhaps a walk in nature to relax my soul before tonight’s full moon ceremony.
Last full moon, I sat in the garden under the glow of Grandmother Moon. A candle flickered beside me while I tied together five sticks to craft a pentagram. I imagined streams of moon beams and Goddess love being woven into this little creation as I put it together. The inspiration to make one came about because several months before I had a dream about walking in a forest collecting sticks and fallen twigs to make a pentagram with. So when my husband and I escaped to a wood cabin on the edge of a forest in July, I collected fallen sticks from the forest floor when we went for daily walks. I’d been holding on to them for a while, waiting for the right moment to make it. That moment seemed to arrive last month as the Blood moon rose against the night sky.
It felt good and somehow familiar, as though a piece of my timeless soul was reconnecting with a forgotten place or time. As a result, I’ve decided to find ways to include similar creative activities that allow me to waeve threads of wildness, sacredness and my intuitive feminine essence into my full moon ceremony.
So tonight, in addition to releasing blocks and examining my ideas of what security, feeling safe and being supported means to me, I’ll be tea crafting, making new batches moon energy infused soul soothing blends, mixing together black tea leaves and dried herbs from the garden. Taking inspiration from Lindsay Luna of Danmala Tea, also I’ll be making to make a tea mandala in addition to my usual tea meditation ritual. I loved what she shared in her Tea Mandala ebook and am looking forward to trying my hand at crafting my own. The tea enthusiast in me feels fed when exploring daily tea rituals and meditations in new ways.
How are you observing the full moon?
Wishing you love, light and mystery with whatever you do.
2 thoughts on “Tea Crafting in the Moonlight”
Little Forest Flower
How beautiful, to sit beneath the moon, creating magic, a pentagram. I love that a dream inspired you, showed you the way.
I’m not familiar with tea mandala, but now I want to explore it. I love tea. I love drinking tea slowly and look at the rain.
I also love your picture. How do you take it, and create such soft, muted colors?
Jodi Sky Rogers
Thanks for dropping by Anne! Please do check out the tea mandalas, I’ve enjoyed experimenting with them. I use my phone to take most of my pictures, as well as a tiny 10 megapixel kodak camera that I’ve had for almost 8 years. I was gifted a more advanced nikon camera by a friend, but unfortunately its not working at the moment. The softnesss is a combination of the dim lighting in the room where I lay my cards, as there is no direct sunlight in that room. Also sometimes I use the filters on instagram.