Blood and Milk: A Full Moon in Cancer Bath Ritual

This week I hope you’re feeling all the feels like I am, because it’s so fabulous, right? Unless you’re an earth sign that doesn’t feel as at home in your feels (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo, I’m lookin’ at you đŸ˜‰ ). Maybe I’m biased because I am a Cancer myself, but I’m personally loving it.

But let’s say that you need to feel things every once in a while, as we really all do. Let this week’s full moon in Cancer be one of those times. The Moon is at home in Cancer, which is ruled by it. This is all about those delicious emotions. And 2020 has been a year of….emotions, if nothing else.

Why not go out with a bang as this year ends, the final Full Moon of the year is in THE sign for feeling things, and we can wipe clean that slate of everything we went through, setting a strong foundation for a more stable 2021?

This bath ritual will help you tap into those emotions and channel them into something you want them to be, or something that can help you get what you want, or simply just offload them and wash them down the drain as this year closes out.

I designed this ritual to be both cleansing and empowering, hence Blood and Milk.

Blood is well known for its power in magick and ritual. It represents life force, power, energy, and the element fire. The ritual calls for dragon’s blood essential oil or fragrance oil, but you can certainly substitute a few drops of your own blood for that. Please do not use anyone else’s blood or blood of other animals for this particular ritual, as this is about you.

Milk is commonly used in ritual or magickal baths as a purifier and I’ve explored that a bit here. Historically, this is only attributed to animal-based milks, but I do know of vegan witches who have used plant-based milks such as coconut or oat milk in place of cow milk/goat milk. I can’t speak to whether it has the same intended effects or outcomes personally, though. So experiment with what works best for you.

What you will need:

  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 5-10 drops of dragon’s blood oil, fragrance oil, or a few chunks of resin
  • optional: a few drops of your own blood (using a diabetic lancet is the most sanitary and easiest way to obtain this, please do not collect your own blood if you are not sure how to do so safely without harm to yourself)
  • 2 Tbsp rue*, fresh or dried
  • Lilac blossoms**, dried or fresh, any color

What you will do:

  1. Run your bath as you normally would. I like to light candles of various symbolic colors around my tub and turn out the lights. I usually ask for any deities I feel are relevant to my working that night to attend and share with me.
  2. Add all the above ingredients to your bath and swirl around to mix well.
  3. Climb in!
  4. As you sink into the water, think of what you want to cut the chords from or let go of from this year. You might even want to make a list beforehand, and read it aloud or silently to yourself. When I do this, I usually light it on fire after reading it and then drop it in the water before I burn myself, but you can decide if that is safe or appropriate for your situation.
  5. Next think about what energy or emotions you want to call to yourself. Calm, peace, happiness, love, compassion, lust, ferocity– whatever you feel you need more of in your life. Feel those emotions as deeply as you can while you’re in the bath.
  6. Play some music you like, sing to yourself, show yourself love, masturbate– whatever you feel is representative of the emotions you’re feeling right then and the ones you want to face head on, or even those you want to tap into or call to yourself in the coming year. Make this about you.
  7. Stay in there as long as you need to feel cleansed of the past and ready for the future.
  8. You got this, witch.

*I add rue here because rue helps us cut ties and undo connections. She is a wise old crone that knows what we need, not necessarily what we want. She can unbind, uncross, and unblock us. If you feel a different herb is more appropriate for your needs here, please substitute as you desire.

**I add lilacs here because lilacs have so many magickal associations, among them abundance, prosperity, but also repelling negative energy, malicious spirits, and breaking through hardships or difficult times. If you feel another flower suits you best here, please substitute as you desire.

a spell for business success

Today is the full moon in Capricorn, and one day of the week ruled by Capricorn is Saturday, which is today! Capricorn energy is practical, focused, hard-working, and dedicated.

And, this double whammy of earthy Capricorn energy (moon in Capricorn + its on a Saturday) is the perfect time to take advantage of synergy for spells in the following areas of life:

  • business
  • prosperity
  • self-esteem
  • fears and self-limiting thoughts
  • anything material-related

What You Will Need:

  • a green or gold candle
  • matches or a lighter
  • a piece of paper
  • a pen
  • a handful of soil
  • a small dish of rainwater (water from a rushing source will work, and bottled spring water can work as well)
  • a flameproof dish or cauldron
  • incense of your choice, but for spells related to prosperity in business, I really like basil, mint, frankincense, cinnamon, or rose; or all of the above, whatever you’re drawn to most

What You Will Do:

  1. Clear your space and clear your mind. Center yourself and ground. Spend 5-10 minutes just breathing deeply, counting your breaths, or letting your mind settle and clear any way you find effective. I like to use my Rich Bwitch spell oil, rubbing a few drops on my temples and wrists, to help me tap into the exact energies I plan to use.
  2. Think through exactly what type of business success you hope to achieve. Is it financial? Making your first sale in a new venture? Making your 10,000th sale in an established business? Hiring more help? Expanding? You need a good, solid, and specific picture of exactly what you want.
  3. Once you have this image and list identified in your head, write down your intended outcome in one sentence, as succinctly as possible. If you are asking for 4 different things, consider choosing 1-2 that are priorities for this particular spell. You can always do another spell tomorrow or next week, or next month. The key is to give the energy you raise a specific and well-defined target. The more information you include and more potential outcomes you seek, you risk muddling the intent and getting none of them.
  4. To clarify, if I was hoping for an increase in revenue by 30% the 2nd half of this year, so that I could then expand to a physical storefront, hire an employee, and grow my product line, I would need to figure out what would yield all of those things collectively or pick one to specifically request. An example would be, “I am able to achieve a level of revenue growth that yields the ability to open a store within the next 12 months.” The assumption here is that, in opening a physical store, I will far exceed the 30% revenue increase and will also net a revenue level that affords the ability to hire at least one person.
  5. In your cauldron, place your herbs/incense of choice.
  6. If you want to carve anything on your candle, now is a good time to do it. It could be a sigil, a word such as “success” or “prosperity” or a symbol that is meaningful to your goal. Light your candle.
  7. Grab some of the soil in one hand, sprinkle it over your paper and recite:

“soil and earth, bestow your worth”

8. Dip your hand into the bowl of water, sprinkle a few drops on your paper and recite:

“rains and seas, feel my plea”

9. Blow your breath onto the paper, visualizing your outcome and recite:

“gusts of air, carry this prayer”

10. Finally, light the herbs/incense in the bowl/cauldron and drop the paper into it, letting it catch fire. You may need to light it if it does not initially catch. Recite:

“Heat, flame, I call thy name”

“My will is known, my business grown. So will it be.”

Because the ashes now contain all 4 elements balanced into your spell, I would personally let it burn down and stir the ashes into what is left of the soil, and stir that into a pot or my garden, using it as a fertile starter for any plants.

If you’re not that much of a green thumb, but don’t want to just throw out the ashes of your spell, consider just sprinkling the ashes or ash/soil mixture outdoors somewhere meaningful if you have a yard, or even a fave spot in a local park, trail, forest, or friend/family’s yard.

You can also just throw them out now that the spell is worked and you’ve sent your will out to manifest. Or you can save them once they’ve completely burned out and use them to make black salt in the future.

5 ways to use full moon power to your advantage

there’s no denying that virtually every ancient (and many current) society used the moon’s cycles for everything from rituals, planting and harvest, marriage, tributes to deities, and, yes, magick.

depending on the point in the moon’s monthly cycle, energy may be better suited for certain types of magick than others. now, this does not mean that you cannot do a type of magick that does not particularly correspond to that point in the moon’s cycle. it just means the energy for that magick may not be as intense or focused at that point.

the full moon is best for the following types of magick or spells:


looking for inspiration, divine or otherwise? the full moon is the perfect time to ask for some assistance with new ideas for your creative passions. regardless of what your art is, use the full moon’s power for inspo! consider a creative-inspired tarot reading, scrying, psychic meditation, or any other way you might receive inspiration.

intuitive or psychic work

whether you’re a seasoned witch with strong psychic powers, or just starting out on your journey to open up your third eye or intuitive senses, the full moon is the best time to work on these, as it’s powerful energy will be strongest and you can take advantage of that to expand your mind, conscious and unconscious.

charging crystals and magickal tools

this one is super easy and you may already be doing it, but if you’re not, just put your magickal stuff outside somewhere safe, or, if you do not have a spot outdoors where you can safely leave your tools or crystals, they can get the same benefit on a windowsill indoors that the full moon light will reach.

sex magick

this can be done anytime, really. i find its particularly powerful during the new moon and full moon, though. and i’ve posted a couple of easy spells you can use if you’re unfamiliar with sex magick or not sure exactly how it works. here’s one for the new moon and here’s one for the full moon.

any kind of constructive magick

this is magick or a spell in which you intend to gain, receive, expand, grow, or otherwise increase/construct relative to what you already have. magick in this category may include (but is not limited to):

  • love spells
  • lust spells
  • money spells
  • career/job-related spells
  • prosperity spells
  • health spells
  • fertility spells
  • planting/gardening/growing spells
  • luck spells

the full moon’s big, beautiful, bright energy is just hanging right over you, waiting to light up your energy and power your intent.

full moon in scorpio: how to make it work for you

this week on thursday, may 7th, 2020 the (super) full moon will arrive in scorpio, but what does that mean for you?

scorpio is one of those signs that just exudes sexy. as a water sign, its pure passion, but heavily emotional, too. its going to affect your need for intimacy, sex, sexual expression, and connection.

it can also impact desires, both good and bad, so watch out for temptations that may cause you to stray from an otherwise good situation.

you’re also going to feel some rebellious tendencies, and not just because quarantine got you desperate. this is also exerted from the scorpio full moon. you might push back against your superiors at work, people crossing your boundaries in relationships or friendships, or randos on the subway who can’t stop staring.

this full moon’s energy will be felt most by scorpios, but also by their opposition sign, taurus.

this is a great time for:

  • passion with a partner
  • figuring out exactly what you want from your next partner(s)
  • speaking your truth
  • establishing your boundaries

if you’re in a relationship, now is a great time to deepen your connection to any partners you are involved with. you’ll come out of this time strengthened and even closer. open up to each other, and use intimacy and passion to your advantage here (hint, i posted a full moon sex magick money spell this week that you might wanna check out).

if you’re single and looking, communication and transparency are key to any dates or connections you are making. being open with any potential partners will really go a long way to improving any foundations you are building right now.

at work, draw your lines and be yourself. this is the perfect energy to take advantage of establishing who you are and what you will tolerate from friends, colleagues, and even superiors. let your inner self shine bright to those around who you may not be aware of just how amazing you are.

above all else, be super passionate about what you love, who you love, and anything else that makes you you. this is a very advantageous time for self-expression and pursuit of passions of all kinds.

how do zodiac signs affect the full moon?

you may be newish to astrology or the impact that the planets, stars, zodiac signs, and other celestial bodies have on each other, and you might have wondered ‘what exactly does full moon in Libra mean?

here’s how to break it down:

throughout the course of the year (in the 12 month calendar), the moon transits each of the zodiac signs and there is usually one full moon in each of those signs each 12 month cycle.

each of the signs influences the moon’s energy, and your spiritual energy, conscious and unconscious needs, and strengths/weaknesses, differently.

this month, the full moon will be in Libra and all zodiac signs will feel its energy, but Libra and Aries will likely feel it more strongly.

the full moon in Libra is all about bringing or finding balance: balance in your relationships, your job, your life, your finances, and so on. but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that balance will happen, its merely a facilitator of that balance, should you choose to be open to it and let it into your life by your actions, thoughts, and words.

you will still need to search for or create that balance, but the Libra moon’s energy is the perfect time to do so.

things that will be great for you to pursue are relationships, fertilization (of anything, not just your own eggs – so if you don’t want kids right now, don’t worry, fertilize some plants or your 401K), and the big one: emotions.

this will be an emotional full moon. let that shit out. have all the emotions and embrace them. this is the perfect time to do so. perform your love spells, abundance spells, money spells, and go forth to sow your seed.

the plans and efforts you set now will germinate for the next 12 months until this time next year – don’t waste this opportunity for laying a really solid foundation.

Full Moon in Libra on April 7, 2020: Chart Wheel
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the image above is a really good visual of what it means for the full moon to be IN Libra. the moon is actually positioned in the ‘sky’ in the position of Libra, and opposite the sun, which is in Aries (hence why Aries will feel this moon’s energy more strongly, similar to Libra).

as the moon transits the sky around the earth, it visits each of those signs, which will change how it influences us, in turn.

a big theme that many sources you may have read are discussing is the need to bring balance and harmony, especially to relationships. we will be pulled to want to spend more time on our own independently, but also feel compelled to find or keep a partner(s) with whom we enjoy time together.

the trick is to decide how to fairly divide those time resources so that everyone wins (ourselves included).

on the subject of balance is also the influence of Jupiter and Pluto on the moon right now. jupiter and pluto are what is called ‘conjuct’ right now. this means that they are in the same sign, and their energies may balance, but also amplify each other, as well as the moon and sun in that sign.

this is an influence of big changes, passionate pursuit of goals or dreams is ideal, and putting effort into work and projects, or new ideas will be fruitful. its also a time to finally bust past barriers and obstacles, using the really intense transformative energy of this alignment.

this alignment is also considered very lucky and most professional endeavors you begin during this transit will turn out successful with your passion and hard work poured into them.

this is a really good time to dream big and think about where you want to head in life and then put that into action.

if you’re interested in where you can best view the full pink supermoon just over the horizon tuesday April 7, check out this link from the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

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