Full Moon Rituals are an integral part of manifestation practice, and have ceremonial roots in all human cultures, from the beginning of our time on this planet. The Full Moon is a time when the Moon, which represents our yin (feminine) energy, is full and bright in the night sky. Feminine traits are intensified and highlighted, including our vulnerabilities, sensitivities, and emotions, and how we love, care, and nurture ourselves, others, and the planet.
A Full Moon occurs when the Moon opposites the Sun, on opposite sides of the Earth, so the Moon is fully illuminated.
Often associated with chaos, madness, intensity, and volatility, in both the emotional and physical body, the Full Moon can be an uncomfortable time where that which has been repressed comes to the surface, and that which has been hidden is revealed.
Some claim to feel a strong gravitational pull on their body and soul, or a weight to their physical plane. Scientifically, the gravity of the Sun and the Moon pull on the Earth during a time of the Full Moon, which is the cause of more extreme tides during this lunar phase.
Often believed to be a time of manifestation, the Full Moon is actually a time for release, coinciding with the waning Lunar Phase, to create a clean slate for two weeks until the New Moon, the time when manifestation rituals should take place.
However, it is still important to hold intentions during a Full Moon and keep our most dear manifestation in the back of our mind.
Each month the Full Moon is in a different sign, encouraging us to work with particular elements to know what aspects of self we need to release. Harness the energy of Aquarius on this moon, which goes direct on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:36 am PT.
Follow our monthly Full Moon Ritual Guide below.
Aquarius Aspects: Independent, Idealistic, Witty, Unpredictable, Open-Minded, Tolerant
A FULL MOON RITUAL by SAGE CRYSTALS
Dust the surfaces of the home or space including shelves, tables, counters, floor board edges, windowsills, and floors. Vacuum rugs. Remove all old food from the fridge and pantries. Take out all the trash. This establishes a clean slate to allow the manifestation to come in. Water all house and outdoor plants. This is also an ideal time to clean out organize any closets, drawers, and cabinets.
Cleanse the physical body in a ritualistic bath. Add salts, oils, flower petals, or herbs to a tub of warm water. A nettle or mugwort infusion can be a wonderful addition to a Full Moon bath. We can follow our own intuition to create a perfect bathing cocktail, as our body knows what it needs. A bath also helps calm the nervous system and mind, which is useful for us as we focus, ground, and meditate during the ritual.
Using Sage or our favorite smudge, clear the home, space, and body by lighting the smudge and using the smoke to clear. Clear any area that holds intense and stagnant energy, such as above the bed, under the bed, all corners of the home, and closets.
Take a deep breath and close the eyes. Imagine roots extending through the floor and into the earth below the sit bones and Root Chakra, to ground the body. Allow a golden chord of light to extend from the Crown Chakra to connect with the celestial bodies and with our guides.
Light the candles to begin the ceremony. Breathe out slowly, through pursed lips as the candle ignites.
Begin to journal one to three pages of free flowing thought. Open the heart, mind, and body through free journaling, allowing all anxieties, fear, control, and desire to fall onto the page.
Find the qualities, either from the journal entry, or from the heart and mind, and spirit that have come into focus during this time, which need to be released. These qualities should connect with the shadow of Capricorn. Fold the paper and place it before the candle on the altar.
Dance, chant, sing, scream, anything to get the body moving. Release that which no longer serves to the Universe.
Return to the altar. Bless the paper with a list of that which no long serves and burn it in the candle. Use the shell or dish to catch the burning paper and its ashes.
Allow the candle to burn out completely after the ritual is complete. (Do not leave the candle unattended while it is burning.)
We may choose to place the candle in a large bowl of water to prevent any accidents and if so, we can place the paper beneath the bowl. If we need to extinguish the candle at any time, do not blow it out. Instead, use a smudge or snuffer to put out the flame.
9. GIVE THANKS
Give thanks to the Earth, the Moon, the Sun, the Universe, and any guides, angels, and ancestors that appeared during the ceremony.
Draw the hands overhead and down the body in prayer to the Heart Center for a final moment of focus and thanks. Gently push the energy forward with the palms facing away to humbly allow the Universe to receive this gratitude. Carefully step back from the sacred space to ground back to the earthly realm.
Return on the next Full Moon to track progress of the intention and what has been released during this cycle.