PSA: This materia is very potent, even in light of everything else Sphere + Sundry offers. Its writeup is — as they all seem to be becoming — quite involved and technical, but gets less so in the last half. A manifestation of the primary aim being less to sell, than to provide free education that benefits users and creators, improving the State of the Talismanic Arts, and supporting our Community with as many resources as possible along the way.
If you are mentally or emotionally unwell in any significant sense [prone to breaks in consensus reality; severe personality disorders; suicidal or homicidal ideation; &c.] the recommendations about safety and pairing suggestions below become 10 TIMES more important, and those still exist for everyone, even the “sound” and the “stable”.
There are likely many people this series is not a good fit for…
**Do not get any Luna in Cancer materia if have well-founded concerns about the safety and sanity of yourself (or those around you). If you do choose to partake, do not apply it directly to the body. Use it magically only.** Sphere + Sundry and our affiliates ultimately have little to no control over who uses our offerings how, and all liability and risk are assumed solely by the user. We do, however, want the best for all involved. Please be honest — primarily with yourself! — play it safe, and start slow.
As night fell on the evening of April 7th, 2022 [9-hours following Sphere + Sundry’s second Exalted Venus election, yet to be released], Luna took Her rightful place on the Midheaven’s throne in Her own rulership of Tropical Cancer, in Her night and hour. It was there offerings of myrrh, Shasta water, and cool wine were made, prayers whispered to the heavens, and 9 candles burned. A mirror reflected Her own Light back to Her from the Altar’s face, visible through the canopy of overarching branches. The Mage veiled by an antique Victorian dressing gown, ghostly and pale, as though a memory. Familiar creatures, incarnate and dis, gathered about. Dogs howled. Owls began to hoot, and the energies poured forth.
Following fumigations… the consecration of sacred waters, hot wax into glass vessels, the co-mingling of herb and oil, a *text message* broke the 4th wall.
Had the Mage not put her phone on airplane mode?
No matter, she thought.
But it was TOO PERFECT! Too part and parcel of This Very Working to ignore. The camera app was quickly closed and Messages opened to document a screenshot, except…
the phone WAS in airplane mode…
and no such text seemed to exist…
It had been a complete hallucination.
An absolute waking fantasy (— or preview of something yet to pass…?)
The first and only I’ve experienced in ritual, or in life, even — in all these years!
I was immediately reminded of how the Moon’s silvery light blurs the line between reality and illusion. How ERs and psychiatric wards brace when She’s full.
We began shrouding the Altar in heavy quilts to shield Luna’s newborn materia from Sol’s morning rays, to clean up the next day.
“This is what I thought witchcraft would feel like…”
One of the Helpers mentioned, or something to that effect. And it’s true. Not all magic feels like witchcraft or is witchcraft; even if a “witch” happens to be doing it. A lot of astrological magic lacks the characteristically intense, semi-spooky, adjacent place-and-time vibe that witchcraft does, but MOON WORKINGS are almost always an exception, because the Moon governs that type of path + practice. And it resonates with many witches religiously working Lunar cycles, often to the exclusion of other transiting factors.
In the full and complete practice of talismanic astro magic + electional work, the Moon is *always* one of the utmost considerations, even as the focus is typically a 3rd party Power, e.g. Planets, Stars, or Her Luminary Other. From a metaphysical point of view, it’s because Luna carries the light from exterior our Sphere in to it — the sublunary realm. From an astrologer’s interpretive angle, the Moon is not only the fastest moving planet, but the most personal and manifest. Her last aspect indicates the place she’s coming from: technically literally; Mind and Body metaphorically.
Exact aspects represent the absolute culmination of singular experiences, but they hardly ever end there, and the apex of an event is a relatively brief period in contrast to much longer cycles of anticipation and recovery. A 1-hour presentation might take 10 to prepare, or, as an example, going on a date with the goal of sexual union [especially apt since Luna’s most recent aspect is Venus in Pisces, co-present with Jupiter], typically involves the getting ready, the going to dinner, the drinking of drinks, the disrobing, the foreplay, and THEN thee orgasm. We did all that to get here, for about one minute each (Venus willing!). Then there’s the pillow talk and the afterglow, the delicious, relaxed sleep.
If it was good enough —or bad enough! —, all we’re left with is the memory, for as long as that memory happens to last.
Memory being the closest thing we have to a repository of lived experience, co-mingled with things that didn’t actually happen to form what ends up being more of an amalgam of facts and narrative fancy than any objective, literal account a present 3rd party could corroborate every detail of (keeping in mind that some people have objectively better and worse memories than others).
More than anything, we re-member how notable experiences made us feel… what grandma’s house smelled like… whether her food was good or bad, but not what the taste was per se… until we taste it again and get transported right back to that kitchen table. No matter where we are in the world, or how much time has passed.
Note how it’s the sensory inputs, the thoughts, the feelings, and the surroundings we recall — all Lunary in nature, and though Western astrologers don’t seem to emphasize it often, memory and the mind are themselves (and therefore…), Moon ruled.
Coming off an experience creates State. Mindset. Mood. But so does coming into one, especially as we get closer to the next thing and farther removed from the last, i.e. yesterday’s orgasm.
The chart for Luna in Cancer features a vigorous waxing half Moon coming off an afterglow-y 3° trine to Exalted Venus, whose position in the 6th is strongly mitigated by the Fairer Benefic‘s aspect to the 10th AND being perfectly antiscia the Rising — not only by sign, but by degree within the election window. Jupiter flawlessly aspects the MC (also by degree), and offers His own support to the 10th, as Luna holds court.
The Nacht-Queen’s incoming aspect is to an Exalted Sun, Her perennial dance partner, whose light she carries to cyclical term. But that won’t happen until the next day, more than 10 degrees off. She’s not rushing out the door, consumed by the act of meeting Him. She basks in Her own fecundity, available — at least temporarily, to other callers.
In most (non-explicitly Lunar) elections, the Moon’s applying or current aspect should be as tight to the Power we’re striving to capture as possible, all other constraints considered. She is to be in attendance, Her copious resources channeled into manifesting *its* goals and objectives.
This election was chosen for lots of reasons, but one of the things I’ve come to appreciate about it — and feel may be helpful for creating as “neutral” a Moon materia as possible — is the space between Luna’s actual placement and Her next incoming aspect. She is not at all Void, but She’s not preoccupied… tied up in bringing the goals of another particular Power into being. Her next encounter is bound to enrich and to fortify, but as naturally and again, neutrally, as possible, given the core tenants of the Sun-Moon relationship. I also like that Sol brings coherence, and the two together form the cornerstones of astrological reality. And in some sense, magical and material efficacy. The melding of Body and Spirit.
So the question becomes:
Given the Moon’s unique and omnipresent supporting role in the talismanic arts, left broadly to Her own devices, what does pure, unmitigated Luna materia do?
[It’s been (8)4-years since our official inception and not one excellent/ unafflicted MOON MOON election has been available to deliver until now…]
The first thing myself and initial beta testers have noticed is an activation of the material vessel and surrounding energy body. To say “grounded” wouldn’t be quite right. Lunar materia promotes embodiment — the indwelling of consciousness and experience from and on the material level, but what’s different about it from all the other series that do the same is that it also sensitizes, rather than buffers. The Moon is more receptive to pleasure and to pain than any other astrological body, and the lived experience follows (meat) suit.
You may notice being more sensitive to violence (even on-screen), wincing as the psyche internalizes the experience of harmful blows; the primal within knowing full well the pain that entails.
Likewise, the experience of emotional and physical intimacy, comfort, and security “hit” different under Luna’s influence, satisfying our deepest animal needs, activating our basest, simplest desires. Connection with those we love, safety, and the resources the physical body needs to live, breathe, and (perchance…) fuck, another day.
While a lot of series start from the tippy top of Maslow’s Hierarchy — addressing issues of success, self-actualization and esteem, Luna addresses issues of foundation.
Most of us spend a great portion of our lives building atop fault lines in our core self and life-structure that destabilize and work against all our best efforts.
Moon in Cancer materia invites us to revisit and to repair them. To *BE* with who, what, and where we truly are, stripped of excess and artifice.
The issue is that, most of us aren’t going to be all too comfortable with what we’re bound to find.
Going back into our childhood homes, peeling back juice-stained carpets and exploring the mold, rot, and desiccated rat carcasses in the basement aren’t altogether pleasant experiences for most hairless apes, even metaphorically.
It’s why we spend our lives running away from the root problems.
Digging them up is painful.
and what if we don’t have the tools to fix what we find, anyway?
The wonderful thing about talismanic materia though, is that we *do* have tools.
[To say nothing of every other tool on the planet!]
Other series can be paired with Luna materia to get the medicine deep into those foundational cracks, where it can last forever. Where it can become as reinforcing concrete for the sake of structural integrity.
Deep, core-level Healing has really interesting effects on our past, as it does the future. Like using a time machine to keep initial harm from occurring in the first place. Except wisdom, perspective, and life-experience remain to fill those would-be pot holes, since an alternate version of our same soul has walked that road, in those same outgrown shoes. Like a movie character who goes through Some Shit™, only to wake up in the end… better off in some ways, but forever altered… by the hallucination.
We need not — as adults — haunt the ruins of our childhood, or have them haunt us.
The traumatized person is an echo of the tears, screams, and unmet needs of the defenseless, innocent children we each used to be;
but not any longer.
Lunar materia uses those echoes to locate where it is needed most — to provide resources outside the limits of space and time. But it doesn’t need to do it consciously, via talk therapy (though it’d be great for that!). It sorts things energetically, with minimal need for conscious exploration beyond what presents itself, or one decides is necessary.
Thus, on a purely practical level — direct application often activates natal Lunar deficits (extensions of whatever in the past made us who we are and feel how we do — or do not! — feel).
If you’ve got an afflicted, troubled, or “cursed” Moon, that process is going to be harder than if the Moon is content and well provided for. Likewise, if you have an Exalted and well supported Moon, you have way less to worry about.
BUT WAIT! Before you decide this might not be for you, there’s more!
The spoon full of sugar that helps Lunar medicine go down is the simple act of pairing it with other materia that *serves your needs* well. Perhaps ideally some series you already have good rapport with.
Using *in collaboration* with other productive Powers gives Luna in Cancer materia rails or at least bumpers (in the bowling sense) to guide and buoy our lived experience, while simultaneously SUPER CHARGING whatever else we’re using.
We get Lunar benefits, especially over the course of routine use — increased stability, contentment, intimacy, and real resources — but without the raw experience of volatility, pain, confusion, crazy, and upset that can otherwise occur in isolation.
Because the Moon is *NOT supposed* to be isolated.
And in Cancer especially, the sign of Her RULERSHIP rather than EXALTATION, She benefits tremendously from the stability, companionship, protection, and reassurance other Powers provide.
The other advantage this offers — the pairing of Luna in Cancer with whatever other materia you feel best serves you — is that it POTENTIATES the living hell out of it, 10x-ing its ability to permeate and to manifest.
Even outside of facilitating foundational repair, reparenting, healing attachment disorders, and “soul retrieval”, this materia can be used to empower the impacts of anything else you use it with, because the Moon makes things REAL.
Just as Saturn in Capricorn explained that its materia does not negate or automatically solve Saturn problems, neither will the Moon as it pertains to Her own Sphere.
What She can do is guide us and the energies we employ to the deepest, most meaningful place they can possibly go. Deeper than they could ever get on their own.
And makes them PART of us, on a core level, leading to maximum internalization and metabolic synthesis. As the stomach — one of the Moon ruled organs, does with the food we eat.
Magically, Luna materia is the Manifestiest.
Even if you choose not to apply it to the body (valid!), it can be tremendously useful as an add-on, base, or womb to supercharge any other magical work you do.
[Always remember that if you don’t want to be like, feel like, or experience a series somatically/ personally… are allergic to something, don’t love the smell, &c…, it can always be employed in 3rd party magic for exteriorized effects, even on your own behalf!]
Activate sigil shoals; add a sprinkle to candle dressings, spell bottles, and mojos; make offerings and employ in ritual, as well as during compatible mantra practices (esp. for Lunar remediation); don Lunar materia to prime the vessel for maximum talisman + amulet penetration into the personal and worldly domain.
And as previously mentioned, layer with other series for whatever other impacts you’re looking to boost/ facilitate/ deepen…
The impacts of direct personal application, especially in isolation, can feel very intense. Especially at first.
I did report slipping into a whole hallucination/ pocket timeline in working from the jump. And the first night I beta tested Luna in Cancer, I confessed to Austin “feeling insane” and requested careful observation during the launch cycle so I didn’t lose grip. And I do not have a history of clinical insanity.
The words “we can’t release this…” may have even been uttered.
The night after that, The Cloud King’s Salve, and was immediately awash in pure, tingly waves of bliss!
In the 2-3 weeks since, using the materia every day in order to write about it… I’ve come to a place where it can be worn standalone. After a bit, it can begin feeling like “that’s enough” and something else can be added to take the edge off. It can be used regularly, if responsibly, but likely not every day forever. You’ll want to take breaks for organic integration. Constant growth is tiring.
And this IS growth energy — very much waxing. Hyper fertile.
Magical Miracle Grow.
In fact, be careful if you *DO NOT* want to get pregnant but otherwise — circumstantially, biologically — could.
Channel the energy intentionally into the creative and personal projects you’d like to nurture, using as a guide what you pair it with and supportive magical + mundane activities on behalf of those ends.
Luna in Cancer materia also helps with recovery from burnout, because while She makes progress, the Moon also appreciates rest and sleep and food and care, and if you’re running a deficit of those, She’ll stoke your hunger to partake of them.
Which, in the long run, only makes us better able to fulfill worldly demands and personal goals. Signed, part-time Type-A personality.
She can also be very goofy, high energy, and fun! Sweet and caring and wholesome (first decan of Cancer, after all!). Animals and children love Her. Many a cuddle puddle will result.
So it’s a process and an exploration, for better following any potential worse. But the results are well worth it!
As patient zero, I am SO happy to report that while this has all been a lot to bring into being:
• Emotional/ home life is better than ever
• I am very in touch with my own deep and basic needs (+ better able to tend to those around me)
• More present, and feel substantially less “crazy” than the previous baseline (Moon-Rahu, womp womp)
It’s been a bit of a Lunar exorcism, to be honest.
Gentler than psychedelic drugs, but one of the key reasons people are drawn to experience them in the first place…
and I DO recommend it, so long as you’re making a plan and prepared for the process!
You don’t just bring a baby home without preparing the nursery…
Some helpful questions to ask may be:
↦ Where do I need more support in my life/ self?
↦ Am I ready to manage rapid growth in that sector?
↦ What can I do to begin preparing for it?
↦ What support infrastructure need be on hand?
[Likewise, look to Cancer in your own chart, and know that there’s going to be a tendency for manifestations to happen in that house, automatically and irrespective of personally determined goals…]
Know which doula(s), night nurse(s), and chaperone(s) [other talismans + materia] you’d like to employ, which fit those aims. Have them on hand or order WITH Luna in Cancer. Her energies will get *much* easier to manage after taking root, after growing up and in to your personal Sphere.
and it doesn’t need to be the same blend all the time!
As far as pairings go — to *wear/ internally experience* — I haven’t tried them all so some of this is conjecture — no doubt Clients will start reporting more detail on blending experiments soon:
• Cloud Kingdom (+ Salve); Fomalhaut; and/or Jupiter’s Bounty = AMAZING
• Any Asclepius is A+, as is Deneb Algedi, and Jupiter’s Empyreal Vantage generally
• Sol (Golden first, Exalted second) *should* be good (theoretically!) but it can totally depend on the person
• Any Regulus tends to hit similar notes but result in less (metaphorical!) allergic reactions
• Quicksilver Tongue absolutely works
• Venus’ Aerial Delight can be a bit subtle in the face of the Moon in Cancer’s heavier, water-logged nature, but it doesn’t hurt! I anticipate the best results will stem from application of Eirene…
• Venus in Taurus, Empress, and Exalted varieties will likely result in more resonant symbiosis. The new, hyper-compatible (same election day!) Venus in Pisces will debut sometime this year…
• Moon-Neptune, Hermanubis, and The Ancestral Series, it’s just going to hyper potentiate their intended effects. More on that below…
• Jupiter’s Lighting Rod, St. Expedite, and Jupiter in Sagittarius, probably just not all that compatible, but likely no harm done
• If you’re bold enough to try for Mars (Mars and the Moon have a tenuous relationship at best), I’d recommend Mars in Scorpio. Both being water/ sharing trines should help. Aries (incoming…) I wouldn’t personally advocate. Capricorn/ degree of Exaltation falls somewhere in the middle. It might be better to go for Exalted Sol, Antares (also incoming…), or even Aldebaran.
Do keep in mind that Luna’s influence will potentiate physical side effects, so hot things will feel very HOT, and cold things COLDER.
*Magically*, Luna can be paired with literally anything to supercharge it.
Moon materia itself primes us for mediumship, channeling, and opens the psychic-front of the sensorium. It’s great to apply before sleep for lucid dreaming, or ritual work of a compatible nature.
It works TOO well with The Ancestral Series and Hermanubis, so I highly recommend the standard priming and aftercare protocols — cleansing, warding, grounding, and re-conditioning the self + space with more uplifting, life-giving energies, etc.
I also very much recommend performing the full Ritual Bathing + Energetic Cleansing protocol at least a week or few days before newfound engagement with Luna in Cancer material, so you’re not stuck processing and fretting over things that could have simply been washed off to begin with.
Coming in as a clean slate *always* helps *all* the magic you use work better…
[There are no doubt other astrologers who’d be good; those mentioned are simply the people I know with /formal/ remedial training and trust!]
I have my own Durga prescription for an afflicted Moon, and burning Luna in Cancer incense as an aura primer + offering has led to *profound* results…
Setting up donations to clear pollution from the Ocean, support women’s mental health, or the feeding and housing of mothers and children, are *very safe* routes to Lunar remediation via planetary charity. And they make the world a better place.
You can also make these offerings to Luna in Her day and hour (or to the Ruler of your natal Moon) with appropriate prayers/ intent, and pair with materia from the Ruler on your person (esp. if they are compatible combinations).
Please note that in these write-ups I have to 1. address super nuanced, complicated topics to a population that runs the gamut from *absolute beginners + non-practitioners* to literal *world-class astrologers + magicians*, and 2. prime for the *lowest common denominator* of potential reactions.
If you have a lot of occult experience and are well-adjusted to both magic AND reality (a lot to ask!), this materia might honestly be a cake walk for you (and I hope it is!).
Cancer is cardinal and the Moon is nothing if not changeable. The conditions under which you use it are going to drastically alter your experience, and the START of engagement will be the hardest to adjust to. Once you learn how to work with it, my guess is you’ll never want to be without it.
Wearing Luna in Cancer is also likely to sensitize you to current transits, and make you a vector for the same in the lives of those around you.
Experiment of course, but don’t be surprised if days where the Moon is in poor condition, you have less great experiences with it (another reason to buffer/ insulate against transiting factors with the simulated addition of handpicked influences!).
Likewise, go out of your way to apply it/ wear a Luna in Cancer Talisman on days when the Moon’s transits are desirable — in general or as applied to your Natal — and pair with materia that replicates those to activate/ juice them. Wearing Luna w/ Venus as the Moon is applying to Venus or conjoining yours, &c.
As She reminds us from on high night after night, the sky is the limit…
Luna in Cancer is a magical and astrological *GAME CHANGER* re: potentiation, integration, augmentation, and manifestation, and well worth exploring for good candidates.
Every magician should have some in their toolkit, whether for themselves or simply their own Clients.
Reliably 10x-ing magical work is no small feat!
Until now ; )
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Luna in Cancer, Series, Anointing Oils100% organic, rancidity-resistant jojoba and fractionated coconut oils, poured over watercress, chamomile, milky oat, orris root, ashwagandha, poppy seed, heal all, calamus, mugwort, angelica, and sundry herbs of Lunar provenance following fumigation at the height of the election window. Silver leaf, white gold, pearl powder, white lotus, and dried moonflower. Likely thee *single most powerful offering* from Luna in Cancer's entire series, for its profound ability to alter state, promote receptivity, sensitivity, and key to the Moon's vast gnosis, deepest mysteries, and changeable arcana. It also increases the energetic gravitational pull of yourself and whatever you anoint it with. As the write-up states over and over again, it is highly recommended to pair this with other materia + talismans to help direct its influence, especially when worn upon on the body. [if you are a good candidate, primarily meaning not prone to psychotic breaks or episodes; breaks in consensus reality; &c.] Sphere + Sundry's Oils can be used to anoint any appropriate place upon the vessel per your intent, or those befitting the Power's associations: energy centers, meridians, or organs (in this case the stomach and breasts/ chest); or — for more intense altered states, "starfish" style: the 3rd eye/ crown of the head, both wrists/ palms, and the bottoms of both feet. Additional places include the heart center, lower back, and/ or base of the skull. Works as an excellent primer for Salves and Body Butters from other series, to promote their bodily influence and calming capacity (personal favorites being The Cloud King's and Fomalhaut — or Deneb Algedi for maximum warding against undesirable Lunar manifestations; for boundaries and to provide protection). Before ritual work — to better commune with spirits, boost extrasensory perception and psychic sensitivity, seership, aid scrying, divining, channeling, and mediumship — and before sleeping or journeying to invite adventures upon the dreamscape and astral, apply Luna in Cancer by itself or combined with something along the lines of Fomalhaut, Moon-Neptune, Hermanubis, or The Ancestral Series. [Be sure to practice good preparation and aftercare following such activities: cleansing, warding, grounding, and re-conditioning the self + space with homeostasis promoting, potentially banishing energies, especially of a Solar or Regulean nature] This will shock you, but wearing Luna's Oil *will* boost sensitivity to Lunar transits — globally and to the nativity — as well as whatever other materia and magical implements you handpick. It serves as an epic potentiator, helping the body, mind, and spirit to metabolize combined influences, aiding in their penetration and manifestation. The Oil and other offerings from this series can be applied before donning talismans and amulets, to empower the physical and auric bodies to carry their light/ influence. Over time, the Moon can heal foundational issues, rectifying attachment disorders and giving insight into abandonment issues, making us more "emotionally available" and in tune with our deepest, most basic animal needs: nourishment, sleep, security, safety; connection to those we love, to ourselves, and to the world around us — the spirit world included. It also attunes us to the needs of those around us — to those in our care, and can promote "hermit-ing" and comfort seeking, stoking carnal and emotional hungers. It is also very likely to improve memory. This Oil can be used magically rather than personally, to prepare candles before dressing them with powders that best fit your intended aims, to increase potency and expedite spell manifestation. Anoint petition papers, and use in any way magical oils possibly can be. Start slow... Offered in a 1/2 oz glass vial for $66 or 10 ml "flawless glide" steel roller for $57, each with a keepsake pearl$57.00 – $66.00$57.00 – $66.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Talismans + ReliquariesPLEASE NOTE: The Plus Member program allows lottery winners to reserve Talismans + Altar Box Sets for a 30-day grace period. If funds are not sent in that time, rare items are restocked to the website and released to the public. If you would like to be notified if/ when any become available, please join the Waitlist for your preferred selection!$633.00 – $1,900.00
Cast during the equivalent Luna election (per his location) by the talismanic goldsmith we've worked with the last 13-years, the iconic Mr. Tony Mack...
Luna in Cancer Pendant — $633
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and cast in silver with calcined salts of pearl, myrrh, and iris.
Engraved around the outer edge are the characters of the moon from book I, chapter 33 of H. Cornelius Agrippa's 'Three Books of Occult Philosophy'. Center is a moon-like mother of pearl (nacre) cabochon. On the reverse is an image of the bow of Diana/Artemis, knocked with an arrow with a crescent moon tip.
Luna in Cancer Ornate Pendant — $1,900
Modeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in a 10/90 alloy of silver and green gold [gold + palladium] with calcined salts of pearl, myrrh, and iris. An image of Diana/Artemis, the face of the goddess carved in high relief; her hair pulled back and crowned with a crescent moon diadem. Below the face hangs a prong-set moonstone cabochon.
Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal depicting a crescent moon. Pendants and include a 20" silver chain.Includes a vial of Sphere + Sundry's Luna in Cancer Powder as a gift (these babies love resting in beds of their own consecrated matter...)$633.00 – $1,900.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Talismanic PerfumesIndie perfume QUEEN, long-time collaborator, and most excellent magical practitioner Elizabeth Barrial rides again! Note for anyone nerve wracked regarding emotional or mental instability re: Luna in Cancer, Beth's contributions are always more mediated, pre-filtered versions of the energy than the raw materia Sphere + Sundry creates. If a perfume description fits your own intent, they are always one of the "safest" items from any series, but still very potent! When in doubt, divine...$45.00 – $135.00
MANTLE OF CONCEALING NIGHT Thou silver Deity of secret Night, Direct my footsteps through the Woodland Shade, Thou conscious Witness of unknown delight, The Lover's Guardian, and the Muse's Aid. By thy pale beams I solitary rove, To thee my tender Grief confide, Serenely sweet you gild the silent Grove, My Friend, my Goddess and my Guide. E'en thee, fair Queen, from thy amazing height The Charms of young Endymion drew, Veil'd with the Mantle of concealing Night, With all thy Greatness, and thy Coldness too. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu This oil was crafted to augment the appreciation of transient pleasures and rekindle the ability to experience pleasure. It is oil that can be used both to explore mysteries and to craft them, to enhance divination and to assist in the understanding of oracles, especially when utilizing methods that involve water or the night sky. Sandalwood essential oil and chips (Santalum spicatum), pink lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn), violet leaf absolute (Viola odorata), Kashmir lavender essential oil (Lavandula augustifolia) and lavender bud (Lavandula officinalis), myrrh essential oil (Commiphora myrrha) and tears (Commiphora kua), lemon balm, coconut oil and meat (Cocos nucifera), orris butter (Iris pallida Lam), pineapple leaf and fruit compound (Ananas comosus), tea leaf (Camellia sinensis), and silver.
MUSE'S AID ...and nine Mousai sang your dirge with sweet responsive voices. Not one Argive you have seen there who was not weeping, the clear notes went to their hearts. Channel your dreams and nightmares into art. Jasmine absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum) and star jasmine petals from the TAL garden (Trachelospermum jasminoides), mugwort herb (Artemisia vulgaris) and essential oil (Artemesia herba alba), labdanum absolute (Cistus ladaniferus), lavender maillette (Lavandula angustifolia Mill), blue lotus petals (Nymphaea caerulea), orris butter (Iris pallida Lam), ylang ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata var. genuina), ruby red grapefruit essential oil (Citrus paradisi Macfad), opoponax resin (Commiphora opoponax), Oman frankincense essential oil and tears (Boswellia sacra), blue gum eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), and silver.
LOVER'S GUARDIAN An oil of gentle reconciliation, of balance and finding common cause. It is an oil of forgiveness and healing, mutual understanding, peace and accord, and an oil of defense against those who would tear a relationship apart. Lover's Guardian takes the edge off of raw emotions and can be used to help you process explosive and uncontrolled emotions by cooling your mind so that you can think more clearly, process the pain, work towards healing, and embrace joy. Bitter almond essential oil (Prunus armeniaca L), star anise essential oil and herb (Illicium verum), lavender absolute and flowers from the TAL garden (Lavandula angustifolia), violet leaf absolute (Viola odorata), mugwort herb (Artemisia vulgaris) and essential oil (Artemesia herba alba), sandalwood nut CO2 (Santalum spicatum), orris butter (Iris pallida Lam), jasmine sambac absolute (Jasminum sambac), rose otto essential oil (Rosa x damascena), silver, carnation petals from the TAL garden, and sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum).
TO THEE MY TENDER GRIEF CONFIDE By thy pale beams I solitary rove, To thee my tender Grief confide, Serenely sweet you gild the silent Grove, My Friend, my Goddess and my Guide. This is an oil of comfort that assists you in shouldering the burden of the sorrows of the world. It helps ease grief and despair, fortifies you when you are experiencing compassion fatigue, and assists you in finding solace within your faith and within your community. Cucumber seed essential oil (Cucumis sativus), mugwort herb (Artemisia vulgaris) and essential oil (Artemesia herba alba), sweet fennel essential oil (Foeniculum vulgare ssp. capillaceum var. dulce) and bronze fennel from the TAL garden (Foeniculum vulgare), white lotus absolute (Nelumbo nucifera), lavender absolute and flowers from the TAL garden (Lavandula angustifolia), wild-harvested prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola), camphor, violet leaf absolute and petals from the TAL garden (Viola odorata), silver, butter CO2, and crushed pearl.
Offered in a 5 ml amber apothecary bottle for $45 each, or $135 for the full set of 4.$45.00 – $135.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Waters, KoloníasGrain alcohol and Shasta water, combined with colloidal silver and consecrated during Luna in Cancer's election. Organic essential oils responsible for its naturally derived botanical blue, and a keepsake pearl. Over time, this Kolonía helps purify the emotional sphere, leading to healthier, better adjusted, "true(r) to form" attachment styles, putting us in touch with our most basic needs, and facilitating core intimacy. It dissolves casual energetic detritus, while simultaneously revealing hard to reach foundational issues that can impact us long into adulthood, for treatment and repair. Working with this (and other Luna in Cancer materia) can help us become "emotionally available" again, over time, should we participate in the process and "do the work" it brings up. It also has the capacity to clarify thinking and facilitate memory. Best practice with any Kolonía is to seal the auric body after use, since otherwise metaphorical and metaphysical raw nerves may be left exposed. This is easily achieved by using the Anointing Oil or Salve that supports your chosen aims, to address your state in the moment, or for supporting longer-term goals. Perform the cleansing protocol as-needed, keyed to Luna's days/ nights and hours, or those of Her ruler in your own nativity. This can also be used as a purifying and priming wash for tools, talismans, and raw materials, to potentiate their ability to "take in" whatever else it is you'd like to add afterward. Likewise, it prepares the vessel for mediumship, ritual work, and psychic engagement.$33.00 – $99.00
Turkish colognes are often sprinkled upon the hands before entering households and business establishments, providing natural sanitation and also a delightful scent. ⠀ ⠀ Sphere + Sundry's talismanic Kolonías can be used in such a way, or as Celestial Florida Waters for energetic cleansing — promoting clarity and way-opening, as life demands or before ritual. ⠀ ⠀ Doing the following makes it difficult for nasties to glom on or penetrate the auric body, and establishes a clean slate which potentiates the efficacy of other materia…⠀ ⠀ Shake well to integrate and disburse organic essential oils, colloidal metals, and botanically derived colors.⠀
⠀Quick Kolonía Clearing Protocol 💦⠀ ⠀ Sprinkle about a half teaspoon onto the palm of the hand and gently rub both together for 5-10 seconds, coating tops and bottoms. The hands can float 2 inches from the body or lightly skim it.⠀ ⠀ Stand and run your palms from the crown of your head down the back of it, then start from the top again, going down the sides, the front of the face and down body, all the way to the tops of your feet. Sweep multiple times. ⠀ ⠀ If you feel any areas “sticking”, continue stroking until energies disperse, and then proceed with additional downward sweeping.⠀ ⠀ Continue skimming downward, running your cologned hands across every surface area, including under the arms, groin, between the legs, and rear, concluding with the bottoms of the feet by lifting them. You can “flick” the energy off if it feels right, or it will dissipate naturally, however you prefer.⠀ ⠀ Take 10-30 seconds to close your eyes and integrate the cleansing, feeling the shift, and thank your chosen Power for the cleansing and protection it provided, sealing the auric body from negativity.⠀ ⠀ Kolonías also serve to anoint and sanctify the hands, and can be used before performing energy work, ritual work, or any activity related to each series' arcana - on oneself, one's clients, or loved ones. They can be used to cleanse objects, spaces, and add oomph to spiritual baths, as well as added to floor washes, essential oil diffusers, or dishes of water kept at the bedside and entries. ⠀ ⠀ Extraordinarily simple, versatile, effective, and p o t e n t . Arrives in your choice of 1.7 oz woozy bottle with keepsake blue chalcedony and orifice reducer for $33, or 5 oz bulk for $99$33.00 – $99.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Waters, Hydrosol SpraysChamomile, Lunar herbs, and 9 pearls each, distilled in copper alembics with freshly harvested Mt. Shasta water from the Moon's hour on the Moon's day earlier in the working week. Consecrated with colloidal silver upon Luna in Cancer's altar and left to incubate, tucked into a bed of Her consecrated herbs, for many moons since. Mist the body for Lunar attunements; to activate extra-sensory perreception before scrying, channeling, mediumship, spirit communication, and lucid dreaming; before engagement with therapeutic processes and/ or quality time and snuggle sessions with pets, kids, and loved ones. A wonderful addition to "comfort" activities, such as watching your favorite movies or the Great British Baking Show, playing Stardew Valley or board games with fambly — whatever your personal wholesome equivalents may be! Eating the best nostalgia foods, and maximizing down time. Creates an area of influence which invites personal (but not explicitly sexual..) intimacy, stoking the instinct to seek creature comforts and meet the simplest, most basic of needs. Adds auric gravitas. This spray (and all other items from this series) can be used to prime the vessel before layering with other materia magica, or wearing talismans and amulets, to maximize and potentiate their influence. The energies serve as a foundation which aid whatever else you apply it with to penetrate the lived experience and more quickly manifest. The same is true of ritual space, altars, and bed linens, which can be sprayed for like-purpose. Over time, the Moon's Holy Water helps create healthier, more purified attachments, balanced energy levels, and clarifies the emotional sphere, but it can activate pre-existing issues surrounding these and other Lunar topics before getting there. If application of Luna in Cancer results in too much sensitivity, mental unrest, or emotional upset, please combine it with materia or talismans that best suit your needs — to address symptoms, provide protection, and help guide the process. Read the series write-up to ensure you're well equipped to handle the unique power + potency Moon Moon provides... Comes in a glass spray bottle with keepsake pearl, offered in your choice of 1/2 oz travel/ sample size for $27, or full 2 oz for $53.$27.00 – $53.00$27.00 – $53.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, IncenseWatercress, chamomile, milky oat, orris root, ashwagandha, poppy seed, heal all, calamus, mugwort, angelica, and sundry herbs of Lunar provenance following prayers and fumigation throughout the election window. Later ground in the Moon's day and hour along with myrrh, silver leaf, white gold, pearl, moonstone, white lotus, and dried moonflower. Fumigate items or the vessel for Lunar attunements, or to prime before other influences. Offer to the Moon, to Lunar deities, and Ancestral Matriarchs. After a quick smoke bath, burn during appropriate mantra practices for prescribed forms of Lunar remediation. Burn during scrying sessions, before journeying and dream work. Clears emotional baggage, the mind, and memory, but can activate issues as they rise to the surface before release. The series description for Luna in Cancer is probably way too long + so are most of the other offering descriptions, so we'll assume you did the reading homework rather than going into ~all and sundry~ re: applications again 😉 Offered in a 1/2 oz glass vial with cork top for $27, or 2 oz bulk pot for $81$27.00 – $81.00$27.00 – $81.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, PowdersWatercress, chamomile, milky oat, orris root, ashwagandha, poppy seed, heal all, calamus, mugwort, angelica, and sundry herbs of Lunar provenance following prayers and fumigation throughout the election window. Later ground in the Moon's day and hour along with silver leaf, white gold, pearl, moonstone, white lotus, and dried moonflower. Use to dress candles, add to mojos and spell jars, sprinkle in shoes, drawers, hair care products, or wherever it would be of magical service. Can be combined with other Powders to potentiate their influence. The series description for Luna in Cancer is probably way too long + so are most of the other offering descriptions, so we'll assume you did the reading homework rather than going into ~all and sundry~ re: applications again 😉 Add cornstarch if you wish, to create your own nearly infinite supply of sachet powder. Organic, wildcrafted, and uncut herbs, resins, and essential oils. Genuine metal leaf. Nothing artificial, and no fillers. The Sphere + Sundry way... Offered in a 1/2 oz glass vial with cork top for $27, or 2 oz bulk pot for $81$27.00 – $81.00$27.00 – $81.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Tinctures100% organic herbs: mugwort, watercress, milky oat, chamomile, california poppy, white willow bark, heal all, white lotus, and a sprinkling of edible high-grade myrrh. Fumigated and immersed in top shelf brandy during Sphere + Sundry's Luna in Cancer election, alongside pearl, moonstone, and white gold. Anoint that which you do not want getting oily. Add to floor washes. Potentiates. Magnetizes. Manifests. Read the series write-up to ensure you’re well equipped to handle the unique power + potency Moon Moon provides… If use of Luna in Cancer results in too much sensitivity, mental unrest, or emotional upset, please combine it with materia or talismans that best suit your needs — to address symptoms, provide protection, and help guide the experience. Offered in a 1/2 oz glass jar with dropper cap for $27, or 1 oz for $54 Please Note: This was not created in a commercial kitchen to GMP standards, so it is not suitable or intended for consumption. Use externally to anoint yourself or objects. Keep this (and all our wares) out of reach of children. Any internal consumption undertaken at the user’s sole risk and liability.$27.00 – $54.00$27.00 – $54.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, CandlesPalm wax poured over consecrated Luna in Cancer herbal mix throughout the election. As talismanic candles are iconicly wont to do, many of these developed Moon-like craters and facial expressions throughout the course of their solidification, reminiscent of "the man in the moon" or maniacal, lunatic Jack-o'-lanterns 🎃 The tops were melted and each slim vigil crowned with genuine silver leaf and saltwater pearl. Burn during Lunar rites, or as an ambient influence to boost emotional and extrasensory sensitivity, facilitate emotional presence and illumination, and do repair work on the inner foundation. Write on or etch the glass to key them to works of candle magic (with or without the addition of Oil or Powder from other series befitting your aims!) Offered in the form of 8 oz slim vigils for $133$133.00$133.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Steep + Smokes100% organic herbs: mugwort, watercress, milky oat, chamomile, california poppy, white willow bark, heal all, white lotus, and a sprinkling of edible high-grade myrrh. Fumigated during Sphere + Sundry’s Luna in Cancer election. Add to floor washes or spiritual baths. Smoke alone, or alongside Mother Mary Jane, especially before ritual, trance, and dream. Sensitizes. Soothes. Magnetizes. Manifests. Read the series write-up to ensure you’re well equipped to handle the unique power + potency Moon Moon provides… If use of Luna in Cancer results in too much sensitivity, mental unrest, or emotional upset, please combine it with materia or talismans that best suit your needs — to address symptoms, provide protection, and help guide the experience. Offered in your selection of 2.5 oz clear top tin for $30, or 4 oz for $53. Note: While this contains nothing inedible or poisonous, it was not created in a commercial kitchen to GMP standards, so it is not suitable or intended for consumption. Keep this (and all our wares) out of reach of children. Do not use while pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Any internal consumption undertaken at the user’s sole risk and liability.$30.00 – $53.00$30.00 – $53.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Salts, Bath SaltsDead Sea salt, mixed with consecrated Luna in Cancer herbal mix alongside essential oils of myrrh, frankincense, and 3 chamomiles. Bathe to cleanse the emotional sphere and auric body, to prime for ritual activities, trance states, spell work, and the like. Attunes to Luna's realm. Increases one's ability to magnetize and to manifest. Soothing but also strange, in the very proprietary way Luna Magic can be... Offered in an airtight 8 oz bale top glass jar for $33, 16 oz bulk pot for $66, or unbreakable 18 oz (by weight) bath bundle for $60 (enough to refill the bulk pot).$33.00 – $66.00$33.00 – $66.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Salves100% organic: calamus root, mugwort, watercress, chamomile, ashwagandha, calendula, california poppy, all heal, white lotus, milky oat tops, orris root, blue poppy seeds, flax seed, and white willow bark. Ritually immersed in organic jojoba and coconut oils post-fumigation during Luna in Cancer's election, and left to slumber for many moons. Strained and combined with organic beeswax on Luna's day and hour, alongside essential oils of chamomile and myrrh, crowned with white gold. Soothing and sensitizing. Apply to the feet and anywhere else you'd like before sleep or ritual, to relax, to prime, and to potentiate the influence of Anointing Oils, Holy Waters, and Talismans from other series. A less volatile/ "safer" offering than the Moon's Anointing Oil... Offered in a 2.5 oz tin for $66, or 4 oz bulk pot for $99$66.00 – $99.00$66.00 – $99.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Face + Body, Body Butters100% organic: calamus root, mugwort, watercress, chamomile, ashwagandha, calendula, california poppy, all heal, white lotus, milky oat tops, orris root, blue poppy seeds, flax seed, and white willow bark. Ritually immersed in a proprietary blend of skin soothing oils post-fumigation during Luna in Cancer’s election, and left to slumber for many moons. Strained and combined with organic shea butter and coconut oil on Luna’s day and hour, chilled, and whipped. Smells like... the ghost of chamomile. Body Butters are less physically altering, explicitly "medicinal" forms compared to Salves, but with the same herbs in lighter concentrations, leading many to apply BBs by day and Salves by night. Use to attune to the Lunar sphere and to potentiate other materia and talismans. + all the other stuff that's been covered to death elsewhere 🤪 This batch of Luna in Cancer Body Butters was stiffened using more shea butter than usual, to help offset the Summer heat in our residing hemisphere. Looking forward to reports in the Client Community about if this formula is preferred + how well it holds up! If yours does happen to melt in transit, it can be put in the refrigerator and then re-whipped, or used as-is left to its own devices. It doesn't impact its magical efficacy or nourishing properties in any way. It can also be melted on purpose and used as a warm massage oil. Offered in a 2 oz glass jar for $30, or 6 oz bulk pot for $73 Note: These Body Butters will go out of stock and be resurrected as additional batches get (quite literally) whipped up.$30.00 – $73.00$30.00 – $73.00
Luna in Cancer, Series, Altar Boxes + Ritual SetsPLEASE NOTE: The Plus Member program allows lottery winners to reserve Talismans + Altar Box Sets for a 30-day grace period. If funds are not sent in that time, rare items are restocked to the website and released to the public. If you would like to be notified if/ when any become available, please join the Waitlist for your preferred selection!$1,299.00 – $2,930.00
One of *each and every item* in the Luna in Cancer series, in small, large, or standard form, including: All 4 BPALs + Talisman (Ornate or Standard) depending on selection. Note that Sphere + Sundry's Anointing Oils are added individually, so Clients can choose their preference of roller or standard vial. Sometimes there is confusion about this, so to be completely clear, they have not already been included in the base price 😊$1,299.00 – $2,930.00