Baths and showers are my favorite, easy way to release stress and energy that may be stagnant or blocked.
This full moon coincides not only with a Mercury Retrograde, but it is coupled with an epically long lunar eclipse on July 27th. To prepare for these astrologically charged events-- wiping the slate clean is a good energetic hygiene practice that you should be regularly doing anyway. Cleansing helps to open you and prepare the way for the fresh and new to enter your life.
I prefer baths, even in the summer because it's one cleansing ritual that I don't have to go too much out of my way to do. I mean, we've all got to bathe.
And even if you don't have a tub, you can still use this herbal steeping method to energy cleanse in the shower. And this particular one calls for just 3 ingredients, but you can always supplement them based on what you need or have on hand. It's the intention that matters here.
What you'll need:
White candles *optional
What you'll Do:
Step 1: Simmer the sage + rosemary and water for 20 minutes to concentrate the energy of the plants
Step 2: Let cool for an hour or longer
Step 3: Strain into a container you can pour from.
Step 4: Bathe as usual* (This can be skipped if you're already relatively clean)
Step 5: Draw a bath and speak your cleansing/clearing intentions into the salts and add to your bath while running it.
Step 6: Pour your steeped rosemary and sage water into the bath. *If taking a shower, the salt and intentions can be added together in your pouring container before getting in the water.
Step 7: Get in the bath and soak for at least 20-30 minutes. *If in the shower, pour the cooled flower and herb mix on your body from the neck down.
As you soak/pour, ask your intuition to help you recognize and let go of whatever you don't need going forward in this season of your journey, and to help you gently release all that could be holding you back.
Step 8: Visualize the energy of everything you don't need going down the drain.
Emerge refreshed and renewed like the spiritual boss babe that you are. Ready to conquer!
Mercury is one of the most powerful cosmic tools we have to transform the very thoughts, ideas, and perceptions that guide and shape our lives. It’s true. And this checklist outlines some key ways you can actively use the retrograde influence to come out on top, like every time.