Have you ever looked up at the moon and thought, “Wow that huge round thing is amazing?” Okay, maybe not, but the moon plays a huge role in how we live. Not only do the ocean’s tides follow the position of the moon, but the moon also controls everything from a woman’s monthly cycle to the ability to manifest exactly what we need. Some ancient religions followed every angle of the moon to help them make decisions. The moon is very powerful, and God created it just for us to use to get what we want. There are all different types of moon rituals, but I live for the Full Moon and New Moon. I purposely take the time to go within and self reflect as the New and Full Moon make their appearance.
The Full Moon is usually a time to let things go. Where the New Moon is all about bringing the things into your life you are craving and wanting. During the Full Moon, I usually write the things down that no longer serve me and burn them while standing under the moonlight. I also conduct a gratitude ceremony giving thanks for all the things that taught me lessons, releasing them and letting go. For the New Moon, I write down the things I want in my life. I use a specific journal for these things. I also give thanks for the things I am bringing into my life as if they are already there.
Another cool Full Moon ritual is charging your crystals. The Full Moon energy is amazing for charging crystals so they are ready to use in the weeks ahead. After charging my crystals under the Full Moon, they feel so light and energized—it is like they are new again! Along with writing out the things that no longer serve you, during the Full Moon try to speak the things that you release. Example: I Release that which is not mine. I Release fears and doubts.
As I mentioned above, the New Moon is all about bringing new things into your life. During the New Moon, I usually smudge myself with my sage stick. I also take a bath and give myself a little self-care. One thing I love to do is set my new intentions and take some time to meditate on them. I like to see what spirit is showing me about the new things that will enter my life.
So the next time you look up in the sky and see the moon, take a moment to give gratitude to this amazing miracle the Universe gave us to use in our favor. Learn how to follow its cycle and create your own rituals around the moon’s energy.
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