Here we have put together some of the most common questions we get from our fellow sisters. Those who are looking to open their world up but are not too sure where to start. If we haven’t managed to answer a question you have here within our FAQs, please do feel free to get in touch.
Who is Wild as the Moon?
Hi, we are Gina & Lea and we are two sisters of woo who have come together to bring you Wild as the Moon. Our mission is to create a digital sanctuary for kindred spirits to share their methods of flourishing within this weird old world we live in. Cacao, crystals, tarot, astrology, oracle cards, herbalism, folklore, women’s circles and conscious living – DRINK THIS SHIT IN.
This is the space for beautiful experiences with like minded souls, learning to live in tune with your own nature. Surfing the waves of life that might have engulfed you prior. To find out about what lights our soul on fire you can read more about us here.
Where are you based?
Both Gina & Lea live in Kent, UK. Though we both have dreams to be able to travel as often as possible and are both working towards owning our own campervans/Tiny Homes to live in full time. So watch this space! We share a lot of our day to day adventures on our Instagram too, so you can see what we get up to.
Where do you ship to?
We currently ship to anywhere in the UK for free! Check out the shop to rummage through the services and tools we have on offer in our online box of magic.
Outside of the UK? Just email us to let us know what you’d like and we can sort the rest out for you. We do ask for shipping to be covered for any international orders.
What are your shipping fees?
For all UK orders shipping is completely free!
For international orders we will get a courier quote and let you know the total. Simply email us to let us know what you want and where to send it and we’ll organise your international dose of Wild as the Moon..
Are you sustainable/eco friendly?
Both creators of Wild as the Moon are vegan and pro treading lightly on the earth; so we do the best we can to make sure we are as sustainable as possible. The majority of the materials we use to create our products are locally sourced, intentionally foraged by hand or are in fact waste material that we have shown some love to and given a whole new life to. Both of our “workshops” for making are powered by green electricity.
When we ship your products to you we do our best to source second hand boxes; which may not look as pretty on the outside but obviously have a lower environmental impact. We do ask that you reuse or recycle our packaging where you can. We use eco tissue paper and paper tape to package up your parcels. Where we can’t use these, we strive to use biodegradable material or recycle void filler that we have received from our own orders.
By the way, a vegan lifestyle is proven to be the most earth friendly way of living.
What social media do you have?
Instagram – catch up on all of our day to day adventures, plus loads of helpful guidance for starting your path to healing.
Pinterest – check out our boards and follow us on Pinterest for all the inspiration you could need on your healing journey and the latest from us.
YouTube ( coming soon ) – We have a brand new monthly segment brewing where we’ll talk all things woman. It’s our Female Empowerment hour where we dig deep into the topics we feel passionate about.
Do you earn anything off of products/services you recommend from other providers?
Only products or services that we have been using for a substantial period of time and truly love ourselves, that aligns with our ethics would ever be recommended by us. There may, from time to time, by goodies we feel so passionately about sharing that we gain a small commission for our recommendation via affiliate schemes.
Lea is an affiliate for Forever Cacao and recommends this as part of the Alchemical Chocolate Sessions as well as for those looking to work with delicious and lovingly sourced cacao. Lea herself has been working with this product for a number of years and has always had a wonderful experience with the brand. She earns a small commission on every order placed via her personal affiliate link.
What is a spiritual practice?
We all have a slightly different take on what the word ‘spiritual’ means and there are a number of interchangeable words we might use to illustrate that meaning. A spiritual practice is your personal, individual practice to cope with this weird old earthly existence. For us, if we refer to “a spiritual practice”, we mean a healing journey which brings you closer to planet earth, the universe and your fellow humans.
Is spiritual the same as religious?
We’re both Atheists and have no great love for organised religion. You do you; you don’t need any doctrine prescribed to live your fullest and most authentic life. So, no, spiritual is not the same as religious.
What is a Sisterhood / Women’s circle?
A women’s circle or sisterhood is a space where women come together to nurture and lift each other, help each other to grow and guide each other. Circles can be held in person or online to surround yourself with a likeminded tribe of powerful as fuck women, who have all chosen to step up, follow their own path and reclaim their power.
Why are women’s circles important?
Women’s Circles are bloody powerful and so needed in our turbulent times; so, consider this your invitation to answer the call of the collective wild woman. We have come across so many women who are lonely or feel there is something missing from their life. That’s why there is something incredibly powerful about a group of women coming together; we know the Sisterhood is going to be truly magical. Because women together are an unstoppable force.
How can I be part of your Sisterhood?
Before clicking through, remember to do what feels right for YOU. If you are wondering “is it ok to join the Sisterhood?” please know we do not need to give you permission, dear one. You do not need permission to take up space: you can sit with us, you are allowed, it is ok.
What is a crystal grid?
Crystal grids are the perfect way to harness the full energy of your crystal babies. Arranging your crystals in specific geometric shapes, focuses and enhances their energy in a particular way, for a particular purpose. To read more in depth about the different benefits and ways of using crystal grids, we have written this for you.
How do I use a crystal grid?
When using a grid you want to have a specific intention in mind. Use this intention to decide which crystals to work with.
The main focus crystal goes at the centre. For example, for a new moon intention setting practice you could place clear quartz at the centre. Clear quartz holds onto energy and therefore intensifies the energy of your intention. The other crystals you would pick based on whatever your intention is and they would go around the edge of the grid. Possibly citrine for abundance or rose quartz for love etc. You can use as many or as few as you want for whatever intention you want to set.
You can use them to set your intention before a meditation, as a sleep aid to place in your bedroom, for moon ceremonies or any other purpose where you want to intensify the energy of crystals.
How do I know what crystals I need?
When starting out on your journey with crystals it takes a while to learn all the different healing properties and how to look after them, so to make it easier, here are a couple of ways to decide which crystals to get started with; either with intuition, or with colour.
Colour – If you already know what kind of healing or energy work you’d like to do, it can be helpful to focus on the associated colour. We all have seven energy centres in our bodies called Chakras. Your Chakras impact everything within your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. So, finding the corresponding Chakra to the work you want to do will tell you what colour crystal can help you. For example, for grounding work you want your root Chakra, which is red. To help you with your communication skills you want your throat Chakra, which is blue. For self love and abundance you want the heart Chakra, which is Pink or Green.
Intuition – If you are not yet sure which healing properties you want or need from your crystals, following your intuition is a wonderful idea. When you visit a crystal shop, take a walk around with a completely open mind and see which crystals you are drawn to most strongly. It might be a certain colour, a certain piece or certain shape. Just let your intuition guide you and pick the ones which ‘feel’ right. You can then look into their properties afterwards to see what your body/spirit needs the most.
How do I book an Alchemical Chocolate Session?
Lea has made it really easy for you to book your one to one Alchemical Chocolate Sessions by taking the whole process online here. Once you have done this you will receive a confirmation email with a few questions to answer, plus a link to book a time and date with her.
What is ceremonial grade Cacao?
You might not know this, but chocolate actually comes from the Cacao tree and grows only in a small belt around the equator. The fruits or pods of the cacao tree are minimally processed to produce cacao paste; which forms the basis of pure Cacao. Ceremonial grade Cacao is sourced, harvested and prepared specifically with ceremony and ritual in mind. Whilst many people will refer to the use of Cacao in ceremony by ancient civilisations as indisputable fact, it actually seems from deeper research that the Cacao ceremony as it has been adopted here in the West is a modern creation – though we do know that it is likely that Cacao was both prized and revered by these civilisations. Nonetheless, the power of sourcing and using this elixir in an intentional way absolutely taps into an ancient wisdom and leads us through a transformative portal to handle modern times.
What does Alchemical Chocolate mean?
Alchemy is defined as the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained. You are extraordinary. So you need the right tools to expand into your full power. Connect with your potential through chocolate’s many consciousness altering molecules including; endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, anandamide (think Sanskrit “bliss”), phenylethylamine (the love chemical). Gently opening ourselves up to an altered state of consciousness in a safe space, is an important part of transforming ourselves. And with the safe container of these sessions you can get crystal clear on the next steps for you to take.
Where can I get my own Cacao?
My favourite intentionally sourced (with the planet and its inhabitants front of mind) Ceremonial Cacao supplier is the truly lovely Pablo at Forever Cacao. I’ve been working with – and sharing – this cacao for a number of years now and always come back to its magic. I would recommend Forever Cacao either way but you should also be aware that I gain a small commission from every order they receive via this link.
Is Cacao safe?
Cacao is a wonderful and safe way to explore plant medicine but there are some circumstances in which it is not advisable for you.
> Cacao does not mix with some MAOs; there are certain types of antidepressants that should not be used with cacao.
> It is not advisable to work with ceremonial cacao if you suffer from serious heart conditions. This is also the case if you have very low blood pressure as cacao is a vasodilator.
> If you are undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from a severe illness.
If you have any questions or concerns about whether an Alchemical Cacao session is right for you, right now, please email us at email@example.com
How do I book a Tarot reading?
It’s really easy to book a Tarot reading with Gina online here. There are a few different readings to choose from and she will email your reading over to you once finished, in a beautiful pdf. document to keep referring back to as often as you’d like.
How do online Tarot readings work?
All reading themes are open to whatever feels right for you. You are welcome to let me know if you want your reading to be based on career, family, romance, health or any other specific subject. Likewise, you are more than welcome to simply allow the messages that you need to hear the most to come through.
When it’s ready, your reading will be sent to you as a beautiful downloadable pdf.
All Tarot readers practice in different ways. But, personally, I don’t believe in predicting the future. Because, the future is always open to change. You choose your own destiny by saying yes or no to the opportunities presented to you. What I offer is guidance and insight to empower you to take control of your own destiny. To help guide you to the tools you need to walk the path you truly desire to walk.
How long does it take to get my reading after booking?
I aim to have all readings completed within 5 days of booking. If for any reason I can’t, I will let you know.
How often can I have a Tarot reading?
As often as you like! I talk to my cards most days for guidance, as do most readers. Just listen to your instincts, you will know how often is right for you.
Are Tarot readings safe?
Yes! All I offer is guidance, support and insight. It is entirely up to you, what you choose to do with it. I am fiercely passionate about supporting women to step up, into their own personal power and take charge of their own journey. I simply offer tools to help you do this. If you have any concerns about Tarot, hopefully I have answered your questions here, but please do feel free to get in touch with anything else.
Herbal Wands FAQs
What is a herbal wand?
Wild as the Moon herbal wands are made with locally and intentionally sourced herbs, tied with natural twine, to form an aromatic “wand” to burn, to refresh the energy of yourself and your space. A wonderful tool to add to your sanctuary space and create accessible daily rituals.
There’s evidence to suggest that our ancestors have been using medicinal plants at least as far back as 60,000 years ago. Herbal wands are an ancient tradition of transforming these medicinal plants into aromatic smoke and it is intensely powerful – shifting your own and your space’s energy.
When to use a herbal wand?
In short, the best time to smoke cleanse your space or your aura is wherever you want!
You can make smoke cleansing a part of your morning routine, part of your meditation practice, whenever you feel anxious or negative etc. It can also be a great way to energetically cleanse your home after you have been entertaining guests. But, do make sure to always keep a window open for the negative energy to flow out.
How do I use a herbal wand?
Light the end, blow out the flame (if it doesn’t go out after a few seconds by itself), and let the end continue to smoulder. Fan the smoke around yourself and your space.
During your session, open windows and visualise the smoke carrying away any lingering negative energy.
How long do the herbal wands last?
It depends on how often you use your herbal wand…
How does a herbal wand differ from a smudge stick?
Smudge stick is a term bandied about a fair amount on social media etc. It’s important to be intentional and dig deeper into any intentional tool being widely promoted. So, from my own research I have made the decision to call these wands instead of smudge sticks as it seems the term smudge stick or smudging, refers to a specific Indigenous American sacred smoke ceremony. I am not initiated into smudging nor is it a practice that feels right for me to speak on. However, burning herbs to create scented smoke is a practice that seems to be indigenous globally.
We hope we have managed to answer all of your questions here on our FAQs page. However, if we have missed anything, we always love to hear from our fellow wild women.
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