If you feel like you lack a clear direction in life, and you’re not sure about what you really want, you can draw on ancient wisdom for answers to modern problems. On Sunday, 8.28.18, the full moon is in the astrological sign of Pisces. This particular full moon is thought to be the perfect night to conjure up a prophetic dream or seek a vision through meditation or prayer.
You will need:
- An intuition-promoting herbal tea, such as Dreaming True or Daily Calm. You can also make a tea using relaxing herbs such as lemon balm, spearmint, or chamomile. Green tea promotes mental clarity. Rosemary and lemongrass are energizing without caffeine. Hawthorn and rose can be brewed together for all matters of the heart.
- A pint glass jar with a lid
- A journal
After the sun goes down and the full moon is on the horizon, place 2 to 3 teaspoons of tea leaves in the pint glass jar. You can also use herbs fresh from your garden; simply gather a few sprigs, rinse them off, then place the fresh herbs in the jar. Fill the jar with cool purified water, and cover with the lid.
Walk outside with your tea jar, and spend a few minutes looking up at the beauty of the moon in the night sky. Make a conscious connection between yourself, the full moon, and the essence of the herbs that you will later drink as a tea. Traditional plant lore says that every herb knows what it was put on earth to do, but it’s up to us to ask. Now is the time to ask the spiritual forces of the world to help you on your life’s journey. You can do this silently or speak out loud. There is no wrong way to do it, just be yourself. When you finish, place the jar with the tea on the earth where it will be undisturbed by passersby or pets. You will leave the tea to brew overnight in the moonlight, where it will absorb the mystery and energy of the night sky.
Before you go to bed, spend some time writing in your journal. Let your thoughts flow. If you have a specific question, write that down. If you’re not sure what to ask, write that you’re seeking guidance.
As you lay down to sleep, know that guidance will come to you in the morning, or very soon.
The next morning, plan to be undisturbed so that you can take some time to drink your tea, review any dreams that happened during the night, and write in your journal.
As soon as you wake in the morning, go outside and get your tea. Strain the tea leaves, and pour the tea into your favorite glass or mug. Grab your journal, and write down your dreams. Even if the dream seems unrelated to your quest, there will be a nugget of insight that will help guide you. If you don’t recall dreaming, just write down your thoughts. Don’t censor what you’re writing, just let it flow.
Sip your tea while you journal. The tea is infused with the magic of the herbs, the moonlight, and the strength of your intention. As you drink the tea, all of this becomes part of you.
Your guidance might come through a series of coincidences or serendipitous events. Pay close attention to spontaneous messages that you receive over the next two weeks. Dreams are one way of receiving guidance, but you might also get messages from a vanity license plate in the car ahead of you, or something you find on the sidewalk or shop window. When you are sincere about listening to and honoring the wishes of your soul, your life will be filled with little miracles, and the world will speak to you. Pay attention.
To close, here is an excerpt from a poem by author and dreamwork pioneer Robert Moss: "Practice real magic: Follow the passions of your soul and bring gifts from the Otherworld into this one. You’ll regret what you left undone..." Click here to read the entire poem.
Make a wish!