Monday 1st June, waxing moon (two days to full)
1T poppy seeds
1T dried mint
1T dried marjoram
5 dried rose petals
1 clear quartz crystal (wand shape)
1 green agate (round shape) or white pearl
1 fresh red apple
Patchouli essential oil
Green votive candle
Green cloth bag
Make a herbal mixture of poppy seeds, mint, marjoram and rose petals. Stir them together with a wand in a deosil motion while envisioning love.
Add the green agate & clear quartz crystal to the mix.
Take an apple and cut it in half. Remove the five seeds and add them to the herbal mix.
Place the mix in an offering bowl, draw an invoking earth pentacle above the mix with your athame, and place the bowl on your altar next to a statue of Juno.
Anoint a green votive candle with patchouli oil, drawing towards the middle of the candle while envisioning abundance.
Take an egg, carefully crack it in half and empty out the contents. Carefully rinse the inside of the shells with running water and then pat dry with a paper towel. Add the herbal mix to the centre of the shells.
Light the candle, and cover the shell halves in dripping wax to join them again, sealing the herbs inside.
Using your athame, sketch the Berkana and Inguz runes on the egg while envisioning fertility.
Place the sealed wax egg inside a green bag, and invoke Juno to bless it.
Guardian Goddess of woman-kind,
The blessings of fertility bring you to mind.
Please grant this gift to my sister dear:
A child of her own to bear.
By my brother’s blood and seed,
Goddess bless them as they need.
Juno Sospita, Saviour of us all,
Please, I pray you, heed my call.
Goddess of goat-skin, spear and shield,
Let their bodies a child yield.
Give the closed bag to the mother-to-be to place under her marital bed.