FULL MOON RITUAL
The Full Moon is a powerful time for doing any kind of ritual or magic. After the Full Moon, it wanes and this is symbolic of the closing of a chapter or reaching a goal. This is why a Full Moon is the perfect time for releasing things that no longer serve you. This ritual will assist you in doing this.
First, it's important to cleanse your space, yourself and your crystals. You could use Sage, a singing bowl, incense or even just a burn eucalyptus leaf. There are many ways to space clear, so pick one that works best for you. Personally, I prefer to use Sage ( we have an incredible range which you can find here) - as it is a safe and therapeutic way of cleansing your home, office or person. To do this, you will need a smudge stick and a fireproof bowl or abalone shell. Clear your mind. Light the smudge stick ( This can be easier with a candle rather than a lighter,) You don't have to light it alot, just enough to create a little smoke. Remember to hold the stick over the bowl at all times so loose herbs don’t escape. Moving clockwise from the front door, gently wave the stick to release the smoke into every room. Make sure to spend more time in rooms that easily accumulate stagnant energy, and while you do this keep in mind your intention to clear away any negative energy. Make sure to smudge every living space, including wardrobes and cupboards, for best results. Always make sure you concentrate on your breathing and clear your mind. Remember to cleanse your crystals regularly too. You might even like to cleanse & charge them under the Full Moon one night and then perform your ritual with them the next. This ritual or cleansing your crystals can be done the night of the Full Moon, or the night before or night after. There is a three day window that the moon is considering to be Full.
Be sure to smudge yourself with sage and jump in the bath or shower and give yourself a gentle scrub with the soap included. Show yourself love and gentle care as you cleanse your body with the soap. While you're in the water visualize the water washing away any negative energy or fears that you may be holding onto.
After your cleanse, get some paper and pen and find a quiet place. Light a candle and place any crystals you may want to work with next to the paper. You may like to cast a magic circle for protection if you wish.
Now it's time to set your intentions. Do this by writing anything you would like to release or any wishes on a piece of paper. You may even like to play some relaxing music while you do this. I like to diffuse my favourite essential oils. Or burn some incense It's important to really take some time out to connect with your own spirit and what you feel would be for your highest good in the near future, in your life. Take your time and focus on what it is that you really need in yourself or your life right now. Pick up each of your crystals, connect with them and think about your intentions as you pick them up. There are no rules, just focus on what it is you might like to let go of for your highest good. Leave the crystals on top of the paper for a time, how long is up to you. I like to leave them overnight.
All crystals can be set with any intention you like. You don't necessarily have to do this ritual, even if you only have one crystal in your collection or a piece of crystal jewellery, you can set intentions with it. In fact, it's very important to regularly cleanse and set intentions with your crystals. Your intentions don't have to match the properties of the crystals, but it can be more powerful to work that way if you are able to.
Here are some great crystals to work with for this ritual;
Clear Quartz – I love to use Clear Quartz in all my grids because it's the Master Healer. It has the power to amplify energy and thought, as well as enhancing the properties of the other crystals I am using. It's a must-have for any collection because it balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.
Amethyst - Amethyst is a powerful stone and has strong healing and purification powers. It relieves stress, soothes irritability, balances moods and dispels anger, fear and anxiety. This beautiful crystal can also help to sooth anyone who is grieving or experiencing sadness. Amethyst is wonderful for meditation, as it assists in entering a meditative state. It's also wonderful for intuitive work, as it stimulates the Third Eye and offers spiritual protection. This purple stone enables us to surrender to the Divine and enhances psychic abilities.
Moonstone - A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
Labradorite - A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition - promoting psychic abilities. Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
Selenite - Selenite provides for clarity of the mind, expanding one's awareness of the self and of one's surroundings. It opens the crown and higher crown chakras and accesses angelic consciousness and higher guidance. It can be used to access past lives as well as future lives.
You may choose to go that extra mile and do this ritual out under the Full Moon. Whatever works for you is perfectly fine. It's the ritual of it all that is important and trusting in your own intuition and what feels right to you. You can add your own personal touches to the ritual and, in fact, doing so will only make it even more powerful. You may like to sing, dance, journal, make a flower mandala or crystals grid - trust in the process and what you feel you need at the time.
To end the ritual, you may like to use this chant,
"This Full Moon, I release that which no longer serves me.
I release all pain, fear & blocks that hold me back from my connection to the Divine.
I cut all cords connecting me to trauma & fear from past lives.
I start anew today, free of guilt, shame & release anything that keeps me from manifesting the life I desire.
And so it is!"
If you lit a candle when you wrote down your intentions, you may like to blow it out now and give thanks to the Universe, God, Mother Earth, the Moon, your crystals or whatever feels right for your personal beliefs. Just expressing that gratitude is really important, no matter where you chose to direct it. It is up to you what you would like to do with the paper you write your intentions on. You may like to keep it until the next Full Moon, or you may like to burn it and return it to the earth by burying it or scattering it in your garden. Try to keep your crystals close to you until the next Full Moon.
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