It takes exactly 28 days to complete a full moon cycle; New Moon to Full Moon. The New Moon is a time to set intentions while the Full Moon is a time to release all that no longer serves in your best interest. The moon is responsible for the change in tides. Being that our bodies are made up of approximately 70% water, it makes sense that we can physically be affected by the cycles of the moon. Living your life by the moon cycles is extremely beneficial as it allows you time to reflect on what it is you desire to bring into your life as well as reflect on releasing all the no longer benefits you. Moon rituals are non-denominational and can be used by anyone, anywhere on this Earth for healing.
Creating moon rituals has expanded my consciousness tenfold. It gives me time twice a month to reflect on all I wish to bring into my life as well as all that I wish to release from my life. It helps me be mindful of my goals and the direction I want my life to take.
A moon ritual can be as short, long, creative, silly, serious, personal, or vague as you’d like it to be. This is a time to tap into your own personal power in whatever way feels natural to you. You can choose as many ideas as you would like or simply create your own.
Personally, my Full Moon ritual goes a little something like this…
- Ritual cleansing bath with essential oils and/or healing crystals
- Energy clearing of my Sacred Space (altar); saging
- Oracle card pull or full spread layout
- Closing prayer of Gratitude
Here are some pictures from a past ritual for visualization:
There really is no wrong way to do this. Do whatever you feel drawn to do and know that it is the right way. Trust your intuition. To help you get started, here are some ideas you can incorporate into your own Full Moon ritual. You can use as many or as little as you’d like!
Preparing Your Space
It is best to prepare the space you wish to do your Full Moon ritual in by cleansing it of any stagnant energy. You can easily do this by smudging your space. Smudging is the technique of burning sage while you state your intention of clearing any negative energy from your space. You may also choose to light candles as well as diffuse some essential oils. Some of my favorite essential oils to use during the Full Moon are bergamot, orange, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tea tree, and tangerine. However, any oils you choose will work just fine. You may also wish to work with the energy of healing crystals. Usually the crystals I like to work with are ones that aid in spiritual/psychic connection and healing past emotions such as rhodonite, quartz crystal, and amethyst. You may use any of your choice.
Chanting can draw in some serious energy! You can chant ancient sounds or the names of the elements-Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Space(spirit). Chanting also helps to ground you which can be helpful when working with energy.
Meditation helps quiet the chatter in your head and also helps you focus and connect on a deeper level. It can be as simple or in-depth that you need it to be. A simple way to meditate is to sit or lay in a comfortable position. Close your eyes. Take a slow, deep breath to the count of 4. Hold that breath to the count of 4. Then, slowly exhale to the count of 4. Do this as many times as you need until you feel calm and relaxed.
This is a good time to reflect on all that has happened the last two weeks while the moon has been waning. Write down all that you wish to release. This can include behaviors, emotions, addictions, past hurt, etc. Simply write down all that you wish to release because it no longer serves you. It is good to get into the habit of journaling because it allows you to document changes in your life. When you do this it is easier to see how things can be interconnected.
Tarot/Oracle Card Pull
Doing a card pull can help bring into awareness what you need to release at this given time in your journey. It helps bring insight into whatever topic you are inquiring about. Trust your intuition with these messages and know that they have come to you in your best interest. There are many different decks to choose from online. There are also a lot of different card layouts online if you need.
Crystal Cleansing and Charging
The Full Moon is a wonderful time for cleansing and charging your crystals! You can do this simultaneously by setting them out overnight so that they absorb the intense energy from the moon. Simply set them outside overnight and then bring them inside in the morning. They will be cleansed of all negative energy and charged to aid you in healing and other energy work; such as manifestations. Now that’s a convenient duo!
Moon Charged Water
You can harness the powerful energy of the Full Moon by making Moon Water. This is extremely easy to do and has many uses. Place a glass container filled with purified water, preferably with a lid like a mason jar, outside under the Full Moon overnight. From this batch of Moon Water you can take a dropper full every day for energy support or add it to countless items and practices. You may use it wherever you feel guided to.
Closing Prayer/Give Thanks
It is important to give thanks to God/Spirit/Source/Universe. Showing gratitude raises your vibrational frequency and helps attract more goodness into your life. Here is a sample prayer, but you can make it your own. Do and/or say what you feel guided to do.
There is no wrong way to hold your own Full Moon ritual. Do what you feel drawn to do. If you’re anything like me each one will vary and you will keep adjusting it based on your individual needs at the time. Trust your instinct and have faith in the Universe. All is well in your world. Here are some other Full Moon rituals you may find helpful.
Stay tuned for the New Moon Intentions Ritual blog coming up in time for April’s New Moon! Many moon blessings to all. Namaste ❤