The cool thing about the moon is that it’s always there. For subtle magic, all you have to do is combine a mundane task and the moon phase you’re doing it on. Shaving is perfect for this because it’s already a ritual of its own.
Since the waxing moon precedes the full moon, it’s good for new beginnings and spells to draw something toward you. Shaving during this phase is good for wiping the slate clean to welcome new things into your life. After shaving, follow up with a salt scrub that matches your intent.
Basic Salt Scrub Recipe
1 cup sea or epsom salt
¼ cup olive oil
5-10 drops essential oil (optional)
Combine the salt and oil in a bowl. Olive oil is a good starter oil that many people already have, but coconut or grapeseed also works. More or less oil may be needed depending on the consistency you prefer.
The essential oils you use change depending on what you want to draw. Lavender is anti-anxiety and helps encourage calm. Patchouli is good for prosperity. Spearmint brings clarity and energizes.
Store in a jar or container of your choice. Unless you add a preservative, and leftovers will need to be refrigerated.
Remember!Bacteria can grow in unpreserved scrubs, even if it looks and smells fine. This makes the scrub less effective and can be bad for your health. If you know you can’t preserve it, lessen wasted product by only making as much as you need for a single use.
🌕 Full Moon
The full moon is, of course, the fullest phase of the moon. This phase is good for major charging and energizing. Because I have issues with chronic pain, I shave during the full moon to draw energy and discourage extremely low spoon days. Now is the time to plan and draw all the good things into your life. Shaving during this phase gets rid of old situations and makes room for new growth.
For a Full Moon Scrub, you can take the previous recipe and add a tablespoon of milk (I use powdered because no one in my house drinks milk) for chemical exfoliation and a few heaping spoonfuls of honey to moisturize and soften your skin. Both are also good for promoting bounty in whatever you wish to fill your life with.
The waning moon occurs as the full moon leaves, so it’s good for magic to banish or push things away. Shaving helps cast off whatever is bothering you as you cut through the hair. As you rinse your razor, also rinse away your problems. This is especially good if you haven’t shaved in a while as a result of depression or other issues.
Coffee grounds are a perfect addition to a banishing bath scrub because they banish old situations while also energizing you to move forward. Substitute a portion of the salt in the salt scrub recipe for coffee grounds and add in more salt, coffee, or oil as needed. This is also a good way to recycle grounds from the morning’s coffee.
🌑 New Moon
The new moon is great for when you need a spiritual and emotional deep clean. It’s like shaving during the waning moon, but amplified. You’re not only banishing your problems, but scrubbing the affected area clean of its influence. It’s also good for incurring drastic change in the form of loss. While loss sounds negative, it can include things like getting rid of bad habits or “losing” the funk you’ve been stuck in.
For a Deep Clean scrub, mix a teaspoon of charcoal, a spoonful of lemon juice, and a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger into the salt scrub recipe. Because ginger is warming, you’ll want to add in a small amount at a time and test the mixture on your skin to make sure you don’t go overboard.
IMPORTANT: Some essential oils can interact with medications or physical conditions. Please do you’re own research beforehand to make sure a recipe will give you no reactions. Always do a test patch before applying a new recipe to your body. These recipes are from personal experience, but I’m not a doctor so please don’t assume because it works for me it will be fine for you.
One of the things I love about TV shows, is the ability to re-watch scenes with the click of mouse. Especially after learning something new. I like to re-watch with my new knowledge and see if the story was leading there all along.
This scene from 2x13 of Supergirl gave me that opportunity, but in a new perspective.
With just a few heartwrenching, well-acted lines the writers gave us a look into the Maggie Sawyer backstory we’ve been screaming about. An idea to why she’s so guarded. An explanation for her patience and understanding with Alex’s coming out.
The best part for my giant fangirling emotions? Re-watching the Sanvers’ scenes knowing she’s lying about her parents acceptance and she’s hiding the pain for Alex. Seeing how truly happy she is that Alex told Kara with no negative repercussions and wondering if it stings a little. Understanding these lines better, “I heard everything you said.” “I don’t meet many people that I care about.” And simply understanding Maggie Sawyer a little better. From one scene!
I’ve said it before and will continue reiterating, this is my favorite show since Buffy. It’s not perfect. But it has kickass female characters. Played by fantastic actresses. And a lesbian storyline I’m loving. I’m excited every week for a new episode.
Do I want more Sanvers? Always. Especially if it’s more opportunities to showcase the acting of Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima. Especially especially, if it’s angsty, meaty, heart-felt content. What can I say, I like my drama in fiction not real life.
This season feels a bit all over the place, but I’m still in love. I’m here for the kickass women. The strong acting. And the lesbians help.
Ps, if you think my over indulgence into the significance of one scene for Detective Maggie Sawyer is bad; come talk to me about
Meredith. Fucking. Grey.
i love offending those ethereal nymph pedophilia apologist aesthetic blogs who only post white/white passing/light skinned girls with my trashy hot pink motel glitter on the floor aesthetic lmao leave me alone i’m a broke ass college student who doesn’t come from money. i don’t have the time for laduree and chandeliers. i mean, i wish a mf bitch would tbh.
i think that if i were a civilian in the mcu and, like, one of them thicc heroes rescued me, the adrenaline rush that comes with the near-death experience would make me too bold and too risky. bucky would be like, “you alright, ma’am? are you hurt?” and i’d stare him dead in the eyes and say “i’d feel better with your face between my legs”
“let me be a private servant, for you, a public servant”