Lydia is a solitary witch who has been active in the occult community for 15 years. She is a published writer and visual artist.
Communing With Luna
Luna connects us with divine feminine energy. Her beauty pulsates with ancient mystery. Looking down upon our ancestors century after century, she has seen the tides of change. One might say she has seen it all!
Many earth-based religions honor the Moon and its phases. Luna is there to guide us through the darkness. Her wisdom lies in intuitive senses which illuminate the mystery in our lives. This illumination gives us deeper insight into that which at first seems formless. New realities surface from the darkness through her potent power of observation.
The Full Moon reflects a culmination of energies. It is the completion of a cycle. This is a time to celebrate the revelations of the mysterious. From that wisdom you can release things that no longer serve you.
Conducting a transformative Full Moon ritual can be fun. It can assist you in coming to terms with life's disappointments by providing closure. You could use this time to engage in devotional practices. Spend this time praying to any deities about what you wish to heal. Even better if it a lunar goddess like Diane or Juno.
What we choose to commit to in our Full Moon ritual should be something personal. Something that assists us in living a happier and more fulfilling life.
What I like about engaging in a monthly Full Moon ritual is having a memorable way to mark the passage of time. We can look back to the previous Full Moon in order to see how far we have come. It gives us a way of taking notice. Sit back, take a breather, reflect and gain insight. Sometimes our month-to-month changes will be minor. Other times we will find that life has dramatically changed over the course of one lunar cycle.
What Kinds of Rituals Are Good on a Full Moon?
- Smudge your home.
- Take a cleansing ritual bath.
- Cleanse and charge your crystals.
- Conduct a reflective meditation.
- Release energy through dancing or drumming.
- Clear clutter.
Things to Avoid Doing on a Full Moon
- Don't start new projects.
- Resist the urge to emotionally erupt about grievances.
- Don't make any impulsive decisions.
A Time to Shed Our Old Skin
We as people have many layers. The Full Moon is time to get beyond the surface. Head towards the core of who you really are! Spend some quiet time tuning in through stream-of-conscious writing. Make a commitment to explore difficult feelings. These explorations can help you overcome emotional obstacles.
Buy a lunar journal to use each month and fill it with observations. Take stock of your feelings while listening to relaxing music and burning a cleansing incense. Make sure to turn your phone off so you won't be disturbed.
Once you are done you can read what you wrote in order to figure out which elements of your life you are ready to shed. We may find that our views have widened over the course of a month. As we progress into the waning days there will be a period of allowing our energies and resources to dwindle. The Full Moon is a time for finding closure on the things which must end.
What do we wish to release? What do we wish to let go of?
The Full Moon Increases Psychic Awareness
The Full Moon increases our psychic sensitivity. This can impact us on an emotional level as we come to grips with the truth. Many claim to feel the impact of the Full Moon on an energetic level. Utilize these sensitivities in a powerful way. Attune yourself to your instinctual feelings and intuitions.
We tend to hide things we are self-conscious about in the dark. We may have things we feel guilty about. Our intuition can help us open a door to decide what we wish to address. What does our intuitive wisdom tell us can be understood at this juncture in our life?
You could use this time to do a tarot card reading. You could do other forms of divination like Runes or look at the current astrological transits. You could also tap into increased psychic awareness by doing a guided meditation or visualization session.
The Moon can take us on beautiful flights of fancy. It lives in the realm of the night where our dreams are stored. Tap into the potency of sleep's revelations.
Bringing Hidden Things to Light
The Full Moon is a revealing phase. It is a great time to confront things. What do we need to release from our lives? It can take much introspection to understand the negative consequences of some of our habits. There are frequently destructive things going on secretly behind our backs. We have all experienced gossip going around about us which we were not conscious of. If we were aware of things beneath the surface they would influence us in a more conscious way.
The Sun pours its light onto the Moon. This confrontation between Earth's 2 luminaries brings truth which can create conflicts. The union of our instincts with the factual proof we need to make decisions. Once we reveal what we instinctively understand from the glaring light of truth we know what needs to be released from our lives.
Relish the Experience!
More than anything you should delight in the experience! The Full Moon is an orb of great beauty suspended in the velvety sky. Connecting with the Moon keeps us in awe at the power of our respective deities. Our lived experience is connected to our more primitive ancestral path through this celestial luminary. We gaze up at the same ball of light that generation after generation gazed upon.
Getting out and making the night magical isn't that hard Just take the time to acknowledge this monthly celestial event. It can keep us in wonder and appreciative of life!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.