3 Easy Full Moon Rituals!

Ritual #1 – Power Words

What you will need:An Affirmation of Your Creation, A Candle, 
A Lighter & Access to Outdoors

Formulate an healing, enriching or empowering affirmation (e.g. “I open my heart a little more each day,” “I am brave, capable, and strong,” “I love my body as it is” etc.). On the night of the full moon, go outside, bring a candle and lighter, and sit down somewhere comfortable and safe. Light the candle to begin the ritual. Then repeat your power words out loud (or in your head) ten times. Ten is the number of completion. As you repeat your power words, look up at the moon and allow its luminescence to amplify your words. When you are done, blow out the candle.


Ritual #2 – Candle Flame Release

What you will need:A Pen, A Piece of Paper, Matches or a Lighter, 
A Fireproof Container, Bowl or Cauldron

On the night of the full moon write down an aspect of yourself or your life that you need to surrender on a piece of paper. For example, you might write “I let go of my shame,” “I let go of my perfectionism,” “I let go of the friends that do not support my highest good,” “I let go of my past,” “I let go of my self-destructive tendencies,” etc.

Prepare a fireproof bowl, container or cauldron and place it in your sacred space. Open your full moon ritual by visualizing the light of the moon encircling you. When you are ready, begin to burn your piece of paper over your fireproof container. Watch as the paper curls up into ash. You may like to say within your mind or out loud “I release this, so may it be,” or simply “goodbye.” When the paper has turned completely to ash, go outside and scatter the ash to the wind. Alternatively, you can bury the ash. When you are finished, say within or out loud “it is done.”

(Note: if you are burning paper indoors, please ensure you practice caution and common-sense.)
 

Ritual #3 – Moon Bath

What you will need:

An Object that Symbolizes You, An Object that Symbolizes Your Intention & A Dish or Plate

This full moon ritual is good if you want to empower yourself in some way. What you will need are two basic objects – one that represents you and one that represents your intention. For example, you might choose a strand of hair from your hairbrush, a photo of yourself, a piece of your jewelry or anything that represents you in some way for your first item.

For your second item, choose an object that symbolizes your goal, desire or intention. For instance, you might choose a certain gemstone (e.g. rose quartz for self-love, hematite for grounding, lapis lazuli for authenticity), a picture you have found in a magazine, even a piece of cutlery (like a knife if you want to have a sharper mind). If you can’t find a symbolic object in your house, write down your intention on a piece of paper.

On the night of the full moon, place both of your objects on a dish. Put the object that represents you on the left and the object that represents your intention on the right. (Left is symbolically a passive position and right is symbolically an active position – so your intention will ideally be placed on the right side of the dish facing you.) Go outside and put your dish in a place where the moon’s light touches the earth. You can skip this part if you like and simply place your dish in a part of your house where the moon’s light spills through the window. As you place the dish in the moonlight say, “may the moon amplify [insert your intention] So may it be.” For example, you may say, “may the moon amplify my ability to love myself – so may it be,” “may the moon amplify my desire to see with clarity” and so forth.

– by ALETHEIA LUNA

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