Hello, wonderful witches!
I had hoped to have a full issue for paid subscribers celebrating today’s full moon in Capricorn. But as “luck” would have it, I have Covid right now and can’t handle writing more than just a bit before needing to rest. (Don’t worry, though, there’s a quick ritual at the bottom of today’s newsletter.) So instead, I’m going to link you all to a great interview by Kitchen Witch friend Dr. Julia Skinner in her newsletter, Root. It’s part of her Unplated series, which is “a collection of interviews with folks whose work intersects with food, but who work outside culinary spheres.” In this one, she chats with Amy Torok and Risa Dickens of the Missing Witches project. Check it out:
And now for a fun life update. I’M ENGAGED! If you follow me on my personal social (@jenniferjoanbillock on Insta and @jenniferbillock on Twitter), you’ll know the whole story. My fiancé proposed to me on the big screen at a White Sox game, after a full-day scavenger hunt full of things I love, cleverly disguised as an anniversary gift. Just look at this beautiful ring.
I love it so much.
To close out today’s newsletter, below is a quick water ritual for the full moon when you go out to bask in its glow tonight.
Fill a bowl or container with water. (You’ll be pouring it into a jar, so something with a spout might be useful for you.)
Sit outside under the full moon with your bowl. Meditate in silence over the water for a few minutes, thinking about what you wish to accomplish between now and the next full moon.
Chant softly over the bowl, saying “By the full moon’s light, hear my dreams this night,” until you feel the energy of the phrase vibrating in your body.
When you feel you’ve chanted enough, take a sip of the water, then pour it into a jar. Cover it and let it sit out in direct view of the moon overnight. Use your moon water in workings and recipes until the next full moon.
If you’re making any special treats to celebrate the full moon, please share what they are in the comments or by replying to this email! Send a pic and I’ll share it on Kitchen Witch’s social. I’m hoping to make something this evening, but I’m at the mercy of this nasty virus. Stay safe and healthy, everyone, and enjoy the moonlight.
Thank you thank you! I'm so glad you loved the interview. And CONGRATS again! So happy for you two: You're both amazing!
OMG, Jen, congratulations! I literally gasped out loud when I saw the ring; it’s beautiful!!! 🤩