Strawberry Full Moon Party

Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2016


Today there is a full moon in Aquarius, with this water illumination and a feminine vision what better way to celebrate than to release our styled Strawberry Full Moon photoshoot. The full moon has been celebrated and incorporated in ritual for well... many moons! With it's majestic glow it is a powerful force working with the cosmos. The strawberry full moon occurs in June and is named after the strawberry season by Native American tribes, finding moments to celebrate the bounty of mother earth. It is also referred to as the rose moon because of its pinkish hue, a soft hazy glow perfect for those long summer nights. Each full moon brings about different elements and celebration, calling us all to marvel at the moon's beautiful light and ease into a moment of gratitude for our moon goddess. 

This year the strawberry full moon landed on the summer solstice! A rare occurance and perfect occasion to celebrate the summer, the warm nights, the electric love, the soulful energy. I partnered with Paige of Studio Bicyclette for this soiree as we both have a serious love for fun and whimsical parties with our best girlfriends. We took inspiration from the strawberry full moon and incorporated moon themes and hues of rose and pink mixed with mystical elements of custom designed tarot cards by our dear friend Alex Perlin and shimmery silvers and black party dresses by our loves from Fitzroy Boutique. Fitzroy provided theses dreamy dresses from their amazing rental service, which was paired perfectly with delicate jewels from Anice Jewellery. These looks could not be complete without the help of hair and makeup team extraordinaire from Parlour Boutique, who gave us all boho mystical vibes, so stunning! Our local love Lady Hayes created the most jaw dropping flower crown specific to our theme, worn by the mystical unicorn herself Genevieve Hutchinson. We stepped into a beautiful backyard terrace at Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro, a magical oasis perfect for our moon coven. They also created a delicious strawberry mojito for the event, it was summer perfection in a glass. To capture this special event we partnered with our go-to gal for the dreamiest photos, Scarlet O'Neill. Such a dream team of creatives. For more photos and diy's from the photoshoot head over to the Studio Bicyclette blog.

If you are planning on celebrating the full moon tonight I have a special moon ritual for you! This ritual can be done solo to have a magical night in and some self-care. It can also be done with a group of friends for some good food, wine and magical times. 

What you will need:
- crystals
- flowers
- sage or palo santo
- candles
- paper and pen

Find a crystal that resonates with you. I like to go to my favourite shop in Toronto, Geologic, and just pick out a crystal that calls to me. I have the crystal bible book but you can find most crystal meanings online. Today I am using amethyst, it's gorgeous and calming and is a very protective stone that blocks negative environmental energies. It is great for the mind, calming and stimulating, whichever you need! This full moon helps us to see the big picture and to value freedom of expression and creativity. To break the old habits and start fresh with a new way at looking at the world. You can find out more on the Mystic Mamma blog. 

Create a sacred space by lighting a few candles, clearing the air with sage or palo santo and setting out your crystal of choice. Take your flowers and create a triangle with the stems, if you have extra flowers you can lay them around as well. In the centre of the triangle leave some space, this is where you will be placing your pieces of paper. Play some music if you want as well to set the mood. Read the meaning of the crystal and set it in front of you, have that in your mind. Before starting any ritual it is important to always surround yourself in positive energy so you can close your eyes and visualize yourself surrounded by white light. After you can say a thanking to the moon. I have used the moon prayer in the book Moon Lore:

Greeting to you gem of the night! beauty of the skies, gem of the night!
Mother of the stars, gem of the night! Foster-child of the sun, gem of the night!
Majesty of the stars, gem of the night!

-from Carmina Gadelica, vol. III

After that you write five things you are grateful for and place them in the centre. Then you write five things you want to manifest and place them in the centre. You end with a thanking of the lunar goddess and recite "and so it is"

Enjoy this beautiful full moon with positive light and love!








Creative direction and styling: Studio Bicyclette and Ana Alic
Photographer: Scarlet O'Neill 
Location and strawberry mojitos: Fonda Lola
Makeup: Logan Salter
Dress rentals: Fitzroy Boutique
Jewellery: Anice Jewellery
Flower Crown: Lady Hayes
Tarot cards and invitations: Alex Perlin
Assistant: Abigail Ballanger

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