22 Full Moon Ritual Ideas
Thou chosen sister of the Spirit, That gazes on thee till in thee it pities ...
- To the Moon
BY PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
The moon governs the waters and according to many religions, witches and spiritual leaders does more than affect us. The full moon is thought to bring our emotions to the surface, whether those be good or bad, peaceful or violent. In fact as many have mentioned the word "lunatic" comes from the Late Latin "lunaticus" a belief that during the full moon caused temporary insanity (in women).
Contrary to a new moon ritual during which we may set intentions and plan our goals, the full moon encourages us to let go. With the sun and moon as far away from each other as they are ever our ego and emotions take a break from each other and we are temporarily awarded the ability to see and analyze our emotions.
Let's talk moon rituals. As some of you may know a full moon ritual can be a truly wonderful experience of self-aliment and connecting to your inner spirituality. The full moon is a powerful energetic occurrence that signifies the monthly ending of a cycle and in our life, it is our chance to let go of that which we have been looking to release, it is a great time to connect to ourselves and really take inventory of our life.
Building your own full moon ritual is a deeply personal thing that is up to each individual person but below we wrote out some possible ideas of things you can do to build your ceremony.
1. Deep clean your living space
Every ritual starts with having a clean space and this is no exception.
As the living legend, icon, and living meme Marie Kondo said, “The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one's hand and ask: 'Does this spark joy? ' If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it. This is not only the simplest but also the most accurate yardstick by which to judge.”
3. Take a long relaxing bath.
Spice it up with essential oils or epsom salts.
4. Charge your crystals
The best way to charge your crystals is under the light of the full moon just don't forget to wash them under running water first.
Check out online meditations or load up your favorite meditation app, head to our youtube channel for a meditation by Nathalie there or practice any of your regular ones.
6. Brew herbal tea
Remember when we talked about the full moon and the way it is our time to release. Well, this includes your inner energy, don't worry you'll replenish it all with newer healthier energy. So dance your heart out to your favorite tunes, let your body intuitively move through space, and see what happens.
If dance is not your thing, sing! Let your voice out and vibe out to all your favorite songs.
9. Chant Mantras
10. Let go of emotions that don’t serve you
13. Smoke it out
15. Note what you’re grateful for
16. Make moon water
Steps for making moon water:
Get a glass bottle or jar.
Fill it with water.
Set your intentions.
Place the bottle outside during the night of the full moon.
Take the bottle and drink, spritz, or use it in a ritual.
17. Write out your affirmations
18. Reflect on the past month
19. Write a release letter and burn-in
20. Release emotions through yin yoga
21. Pull out your tarot
22. Take it nice and slow for a day
Take care of yourself. Move through the day at a comfortable pace and really enjoy all the little moments. Practice mindfulness. Be well.
Enjoy the full moon my lovelies!