The Full Moon is the perfect time for reflection. Go in and go in deep...Release.
Please note, while it is great to do this with the Full Moon, you can really start ANYTIME, so don't make excuses why you can't start TODAY!
I am often asked what my rituals are around the Full and New Moons are, and so I thought I would quickly share what I will be doing on this Full Moon.
I'm going to start by creating a sacred space. For me, that is by my Altar, with all my crystals, which many of you might have already seen on this Instagram Post . I will light incense and a candle and play:
Aad Guray Nameh : LISTEN HERE
It is a very powerful mantra used for protection, to gain clarity, and to receive guidance from one’s highest Self. This mantra creates a protective field of energy around the person chanting, attracting abundance to them helping them live out their destiny.
“When you cannot be protected, this mantra shall protect you. When things stop, and won’t move, this makes them move in your direction." Yogi Bhajan
FULL MOON RITUAL
Mercury is going into retrograde at the same time as this full moon. It is a perfect time to slow down, and reflect and see what the past year has been like for you. This is the last full moon of the year, so really reflect on it. Bringing up all the things… Really sit with it. Take time with it. Let the stuff come up. It is ok, play thru the year, get angry, get mad, get sad…whatever you need. Listen to the song above, and almost like a meditation, journal out all of your feelings, … The Full moon is when things are illuminated and you can see the lessons of what you have gone through. If we want to stop repeating our lessons of the past, we have to reflect on them. Look for the lessons that you’ve learned from the things you want to let go of.
Your crystals and a candle should be out while you are doing all of this. Then when you are ready, take each crystal and sage it Let the smoke move all around it. While you are saging, tap into the feeling of how good it will be to let these old stories go. How great would it be to not have to carry that old pain around with you. Feel yourself letting go of the things that are no longer serving you. When you are done, place your crystals outside, if possible under the moonlight. If not, then by a window…
When you are done, start saging yourself. Start at your feet and swirl in the smoke of the sage. Releasing it all. Possibly saying out loud to yourself:
I am releasing the pain of the past, I am releasing the pain of the past, I am releasing the pain of the past. Repeating it slowly and feeling yourself release as you let the smoke cover your energy. End at the crown , above the head.
Now, some people will burn the journal entry, some will rip it up and soak it in water, some people flush it, and some people keep it. Do what feels best for you...I will be burning mine(be very careful if you choose this one)...
I like to let my crystals sit out for a minimum of 24 hours…When you take them back in, they will have the power of you letting go. They will have released what you put into them.
Above, is just what I do, but feel free to tweak it and make it your own. Tap into what feels good for you.
Please note, the energy of the full moon is not just on the actual full moon, so if you can't do it tonight, don't you fret, you have 3 days before and after...
Enjoy...Drop me a line and let me know, how it went. I would love to hear from you!