January 31, 2018
Modern Blue Moon
5:26 AM PST
6:26 AM MST
8:26 AM EST
1:26 PM UTC
9:26 PM AWST
February 1, 2018
12:26 AM AEDT
The Full Moon in Leo brings with it an energy that is expressive, inspiring, creative, and often considered childlike. It is also a proud energy bringing the attributes of the Lion. This Super Moon in Leo, and for some of Modern Blue Moon, is a great time to tap into this creative energy and make something magickal.
With Imbolc right around the corner this is a great time to make candles for your holiday celebration. You can also make a Brigid’s cross to be blessed by Brigid’s visit on Imbolc– Or any other magical crafting project you would like to start. Imbolc is a great time for new beginnings and if you’re looking to try something new and get crafty this is a great Moon to do it under.
To make candles
All you need is some wax, wick, a double boiler, tape, some popsicle sticks, and paper cups. Putting the wax in the top of the double boiler melt it over boiling water. If you would like you can add some herbs to your melted wax or essential oils. Make sure your carrier oil has a high flash point so that it does not cause a fire hazard. While your wax is melting get your cups ready by poking a hole on the bottom and threading the wick through taping it to seal the hole and secure the wick. Attach the other end of the wick to the popsicle stick so that the popsicle stick rests on the top of the cup. Carefully pour the melted wax into the cup making sure the popsicle stick stays centered so that your wick will be in the middle of the candle. Allow the wax to cool completely so that it is hard and then remove the cup and cut off the excess wick from the popsicle stick side. Your candles are ready to be used. To add extra magical intent, while you were making the candles make sure you focus your energy on the purpose in which you are creating the candles for.
A Brigid’s cross
Traditionally Brigid crosses were made out of grass or hay but they can also be made of pipe cleaners or ribbon with wire in it. You will need at least 13 pieces of whichever item you choose to make your cross. To begin fold the first piece of grass in half and hook it over one piece creating a 90 degree angle. You will continue your cross by adding new pieces each folded in half working in a clockwise circle adding each new piece at 90° to the last.
Place your Brigid’s cross on your altar to be blessed by Brigid on her visit and afterwards it can be placed above your bed, door, or any other place in your house where you may want a little extra blessings.
Enjoy getting crafty under this Full Super Moon