Champagne Julep for Aquarius Full Moon

Champagne Julep for Aquarius Full Moon

The Aquarius Full Moon

August 3, 2o20

Energetic Themes: Individuality, Freedom, Independence, Creativity, Revolution, Change

Following the Cancer new moon with the Sun-Saturn opposition, emotional care was put to the forefront and a light shone on our own personal needs for emotional self care and balance. The next moon in this energetic series, the Full Moon in Aquarius, is all about individuality and independence and freedom. It is time, now that you’ve seen your own emotional patterns, to identify the areas of your life where you feel limited. Look at what relationships, organizations, and belief systems are no longer serving your highest good. Give yourself room to align to your own truth and liberate yourself from ties that no longer resonate with your soul path. 

 What relationships, groups, and situations are no longer serving you? What ares of your life are you feeling a need for freedom, to recreate and re-define yourself?

The Cocktail

Imbibe the energy and messages of this full moon with a lovely Champagne Julep. Packed with the sage, mint, and rosemary Aquarian Moon herbs, this lite and elevating concoction is inspired to help you attune to your individuality, to help liberate your mind and body from old ties. With bourbon as the base to ground the cocktails energy and help you change repeating patterns, hex-breaking lime to cleanse the old, and bubbly white wine to attune you to your soul luminosity and individuality, this cocktail is a perfect compliment to your Aquarius Full Moon work.

For Simple Sipping:

Cocktail making can be easy! Just swap ingredients or remove as you see fit. Use the material here & the ingredient reference list towards the bottom to help guide you in your own unique concoction, and get creative in swapping ingredients you may not have.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 sage leaves 
  • 7 mint leaves 
  • 1 x 3-4 inch rosemary sprig 
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (1:1 ratio sugar to water. I added in extra rosemary & sage in my syrup)
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 3/4 ounce bourbon
  • (optional) 1/2 ounce iris liqueur
  • 2 ounces champagne

Instructions: In your shaker, add sage, rosemary, mint, and syrup. Muddle these ingredients, thinking of their purifying, protecting, and wisdom/clarity inducing energies that will help you break free from relationships and situations that no longer serve you, under the guidance of the Aquarius Full Moon. In fact, you can imagine the muddler stamping out these old cycles and connections.

Add in the bourbon and reflect on the patterns, systems, or ties you are getting rid of. Then squeeze hex-breaking lime juice into the shaker, visualizing the juice cleansing these old ties away. Add in bitters and then optional iris or anise liqueur for wisdom & purification, and further connection to your path & true self. Add ice and shake!

Double strain over crushed ice – or normal ice cubes if that’s all you have! (excuse my not-so-crushed ice). Pour champagne or sparkling white wine atop the drink, connecting to the fact that this white wine is made with grape skins removed, to get to the spirit inside – similar to the outward bonds you are releasing to connect to your true unique individual path. Stir & add rosemary, sage, and anise star garnish.

Magical Additions

Here are some crystals/stones I recommend for further utilizing the energy of the Aquarius Full Moon. To layer on the energetic & magical frequencies, you can meditate with your given crystal beforehand, keep it on you as make and/or sip the drink, as well as attune the crystal to the drink by visualizing both the drink and crystal resonating together with your intention, as you hold the crystal against the outside of the glass. (Don’t put your crystal in any of the cocktail components unless you know for sure it is not toxic). Here are their energies (as it relates to the full moon).

Amazonite – recognizing & honoring ones personal truth, communicating & creating boundaries, moving beyond fears that hold one back, such as confrontation

Barite – connection to one’s higher self, clear old or genetic patterns, or attachments that no longer serve you, to realign yourself to a new vibration, releasing fear

Chrysoprase – understanding the reasons behind repeating emotional patterns, releasing attachment to fear, belief systems, and outcomes that keep you stuck

Hematite – inspires balance & strength through adversity, manifestation through grounding or centering

Magical Associations Reference List

Anise (Jupiter, Air, Aquarius) – Purification, Protection, Youth, Clarity, Psychic Abilities, Spirit

Bourbon – Grounding/Centering, Karmic Patterns, Ancestry, Harvest, Protection, Abundance, Life/Rebirth Cycles

Champagne – Spirit, Psychic Abilities, Pathworking, Spiritual Elevation

Garden Sage (Jupiter, Air, Aquarius) – Longevity, Wisdom, Protection, Wishes, Focus, Health, Purification, Spirit 

Iris (Venus, Moon, Water, Aquarius) – Purification, Wisdom

Lime (Sun, Fire) – Healing, Love, Protection, Hex-Breaking

Peppermint/Mint – (Air, Mercury, Aquarius) – Mental abilities, Abundance, Divination, Psychic, Love, Protection, Calming

Rosemary –  (Sun, Fire, Mercury, Moon, Aquarius) – Protection, love, lust, mental powers, exorcism, purification, healing, sleep, youth

 

Works Cited

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen. Llewellyn Publications, 1990.

Cunningham, Scott. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Llewellyn Publications, 1985.

Kynes, Sandra. Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Correspondences: A Comprehensive Cross-Referenced Resource for Pagans & Wiccans. Llewellyn, 2013.

Kynes, Sandra. Plant Magic: A Year of Green Wisdom for Pagans & Wiccans. Llewellyn Publications, 2017.

Morrison, Dorothy. Everyday Moon Magic: Spells & Rituals for Abundant Living. Llewellyn Publications, 2009.

Regan, Gary. The Bartender’s Bible: 1001 Mixed Drinks and Everything You Need to Know to Set up Your Bar. HarperCollins, 1991.

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