Have you ever taken a moon bath? What about making your morning cuppa with some moon water? No, but sounds good, right? Do you even know what your moon sign is? Well, you’re in luck because the next full moon is coming this week (18 March – yay!), and our guest this week is here to tell you all about how to make the most of it in your life.
Dee is a proud Palestinian, an empath and a spiritual wellness guide. She is co-founder of the Goddess Temple Twickenham, a spiritual wellness centre dedicated to celebrating the Divine Feminine. The Goddess Temple offers the opportunity to celebrate the seasons, hold spiritual events and workshops (We will attend a smudge stick workshop, stat!) and is a sacred space for quiet contemplation. Dee also runs a podcast, We Knew The Moon, in which she shares loads of interesting information about the moon, crystals, guided meditations, and everything witchy woo-woo.
Oh – and Dee is a fundraising consultant for empathic entrepreneurs and not-for-profit charities.
During episode 14, Dee listed a special blend of herbs to create the perfect Smudge Stick, for, you guessed it, rebranding! Welcome new beginnings, transformation and growth with these key ingredients:
Dried Rosemary – Great for promoting mental acuity and purification.
Dried Thyme – Fantastic herb for transitions, starting a new phase of life, leaving the past behind.
Dried Rose Petals – Usually burned in love, luck, grief, and healing rituals.
The best time to smudge your home is after organisation and a clean. There’s no point in welcoming a fresh start if your home is cluttered! Walk through each room, paying attention to corners, with your smudge stick to cleanse the energies and leave your home feeling fresh both physically and spiritually.
DIY Smudge Sticks
4 – 5 Rose Petals
Dried Rosemary Sprig
Twine (or oil burner wick)
- Start by trimming your herbs to size. Secure a long piece of twine around the base of your herb bundle and continue wrapping it until you reach the top. Make sure you wrap as tightly as possible to stay bound and burn evenly.
- Tie your twine securely and trim the excess. Trimming off any herbs that may be sticking out of your bundle.
- To use, light your dried smudging stick, holding a non-flammable container to catch any ash. You may have to relight as the herbs may not stay alight for a lengthy period.
- Starting at the Eastern point room of your home, circle the room clockwise, wafting the smoke as you go.
Continue moving in a clockwise direction through the rest of your home. Feel free to state your intention while wafting the smoke. For example, “I welcome a fresh start and new beginnings. I am grateful for this transitional phase and rebrand!“
- Finally, extinguish the smoke under either running water and set it aside to dry. You can reuse the same smudge stick until nothing is left to burn.
Want to know the best time according to the moon to do this? Dee’s website is an incredible resource for all things lunar. You can access the podcast, book yourself into the Goddess Temple Twickenham and find out about the current and future phases of the moon here: weknewthemoon.co.uk
You can also find Dee on Instagram:
Goddess Temple Twickenham @goddesstempletwickenham
We Knew the Moon Podcast @we.knew.the.moon.podcast
“Women Who Rebrand” is a podcast with honest and humorous conversations about the natural and individual transitional phases people experience to grow, start over or ‘rebrand’ to become their most authentic selves. Hosted by former ‘Mummy Bloggers’ Sareta Fontaine and Chioma Olaleye and guest featuring professional ‘rebranders’.
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