Making moon tea is a lot like making sun tea, only it imbues different properties. With the moon being a feminine energy, this is a method to use if you're looking to balance feminine hormones, inspire self-love, or to harness the Goddess's nurturing attributes. Today I decided to focus on emotional well-being, because who couldn't use a boost?
Between everyday stress and random junk life throws at us, it's not uncommon for us to need a little pick-me-up now and then in the emotional realm. And who else better to make us feel safe and loved than the Moon Goddess herself?
Here's what to do:
1. Gather your herbs
2. Place them in a clear glass jar
3. Fill jar with gently warmed (NOT boiling or steaming) water
4. Loosely cover with lid or cheesecloth
5. Leave outside in the moonlight
6. In the morning, strain herbs from tea (perfect for composting!)
7. Enjoy a glass while reflecting on how awesome you are.
Easy peasey, right? Below are the herbs I selected. I like to use what I have on hand and encourage you to do the same. No need to make life more complicated, especially if you're making a tea to help you relax! If you're looking for a great, comprehensive reference for magickal herb properties and meanings, I recommend Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs.
I think I'll try this the next full moon.
Nice. Thank you Sunkat.
Kat, I meant to ask, what herb is 'Self-Heal?'
I got to make this Moon Tea Sunkat for August 27 full moon
I will use it for the Goddesses nurturing attributes.
I grow catnip for my cat but never used it as a tea. Well, I got the catnip for sure.
I have fresh chamomile... but not this 'Self Heal'. I will have to read some on what this Prunella vulgaris L.isI have a lot of spearmint, pepermint, and sweet mint s some will be added to the tea too.
Prunella vulgaris is a natural substance long used in herbal medicine. Sometimes referred to as "self-heal" or "heal-all," this herb is widely available in supplement form. Touted as a natural remedy for a variety of health conditions, prunella vulgaris contains a number of anti-inflammatory compounds and vitamins (including vitamin C).