The powerful energy of the Full Moon has been well-known to humans since the earliest of civilizations.
Because the moon is at its closest to Earth, the Earth’s oceans and its tides, the seasons, wildlife, all of nature, feel the strongest pull of the moon’s gravity. Included in nature: you and me.
This heightened gravitational pull bring us to a naturally more present state, where we “feel” ourselves more strongly within our bodies. If we go about our daily lives without being aware of this heightened state, oftentimes it manifests in our lives as accidents, mood swings, arguments, irrational or uncharacteristic behavior, and a general feeling of unease.
Looking at the symbol for Pisces (the sign for this month's full moon), with one fish swimming downstream and another swimming upstream, we can see this as an invitation to enter into a new experience of life, where we no longer feel the need to hide or suppress our negative experiences, but to take both the light and the dark, the highs and the lows, the ups and the downs, and synthesize the polarity, (like 2 magnets coming together in their opposing natures) to create a clearer vision of who we are and where we would like to go.
This is a powerful time to be present with your breath and the rhythm of your sleep patterns. To rest and exercise. Meditate. Take care to be in stillness in the mornings to recall your dreams. Breathe deeply and check in with your inner voice when needing to make major choices. Accept. Surrender. Release. Celebrate. Let us show you how.
Here are our favorite suggestions for a Full Moon Ritual:
Gratitude Harvest & Release : Create a list all the things you are grateful for in your life from this year so far and place this in the moonlight (outside or window), even if the sky is overcast, to attract more experiences to be grateful for.
Then write down all the things you are ready to release, change or shift and either burn them or offer them to a body of water.
Cleanse : When we are moving from Summer to Autumn, the moon cycle of Equinox can be the best time of year for a cleanse. When we cleanse the body, we also cleanse out the mind and release baggage and beliefs that are of dis-ease. Eat unprocessed, wholesome food. Drink lots of water. Get INTO water.
Make Space : Time to go through your cupboards, closet, garage etc... and let go of the excess. Spaciousness feels so good and you open yourself up to more internal power and creative life-force.
Be Still : Simply closing your eyes to pay attention to your breath to pause for 5 minutes will do wonders for your nervous system. Make sure to get a long and full sleep.
Moon Bathe : Get into the magic of the moonlight and absorb her luminous, activating, soul-stirring and healing balm. Look to the moon and envision the dreams that you see for yourself and for the planet.
Remember : We love crystals. If you do too, put out your gem stones and jewels in a window or in water for cleansing, renewal, and activation.
Commune : Gather in an intentional way with loved ones and do any of the above together and create your own. Now can be a powerful time to be with the energy of the collective.
As you play with these, know that you are harnessing the incredible energies and gifts of a time that can otherwise feel overwhelming and out of control.
All cycles in nature bestow us with their own gifts, and learning how to embrace the magical phases of the moon helps elevate our existence. Namaste and full moon blessings!