According to folklore, the full moon awakens all of our emotions, both good and negative. The term “lunatic” is derived from the concept that lunar phases caused temporary insanity. To this day, superstitions linger, such as the belief that full moons generate aggressiveness and an increase in emergency room visits.
The full moon, according to astrologers, may be a time of increased emotion. The full moon occurs every 28 days or so when the sun (which in astrology represents the ego) and moon (which represents the inner self) align on opposing sides of the earth.
Because the sun and moon are as far away as they can be during a full moon, it’s as if your ego and feelings are separated. You can deal with your emotions without allowing your ego to get in the way.
The new moon stimulates us to set intentions for the coming cycle, whereas the full moon pushes us to let go. It’s all about making amends and forgiveness.
We can use full moon rituals to release burdens by harnessing the energy of the moment.
A full moon ritual invites you to enter a liminal or supernatural realm. It gives our intention a container. There’s an opportunity to reconnect with something heavenly.
If you’re feeling inclined, try some astrologer-approved rituals like salt baths and forgiveness lists during the full moon. The ceremony can be performed anywhere between a day and a half before and after the full moon.
Relax into a contemplative state before beginning your full moon ritual. Take few deep breaths. Play some soothing music. Above all, focus on what the full moon has to give. Allow yourself to let go during the full moon. Accept what is and what isn’t, and let go of any dramas.
Forgive everything, everyone, every experience, every memory of the past or present that needs forgiveness under the magnificent Full Moon. Everyone should be forgiven. Forgive yourself for past mistakes as well.
MAKE A LIST OF PEOPLE YOU WANT TO FORGIVE
Any full moon ritual must include forgiveness work. Begin your full moon ritual by making a list of grudges, grievances, and hurtful situations that came to mind while you were meditating. Then imagine forgiving each deserving individual.
It is in your best interests to engage in forgiveness work. Just because you’ve forgiven someone doesn’t mean everything was fine. It simply means you’ve made the decision to let go of your emotional baggage and move on. You’re lugging it around if you don’t.
THEN GET A FIRE GOING, LITERALLY
The forgiveness list should be destroyed—ideally, by burning it—as the next step in a full moon ritual. Although it may appear dramatic, fire is an important part of the ceremony. It’s crucial to burn the list because you’re transferring your negative emotions from your body to the list. You have no idea how strong it is.
Your forgiveness list should be destroyed. Burning the piece of paper in the sink or very carefully in the backyard is a safe alternative.
MAKE A LIST OF THINGS FOR WHICH YOU ARE GRATEFUL
You’ve (temporarily) emptied yourself of resentments by this time in the full moon ceremony. The next stage is to express thanks to fill the emptiness. Consider someone or something for whom you are grateful for a moment. Then, in your journal, make a gratitude list.
FORM A FULL MOON CIRCLE
Completing your moon rituals with others in a gathering known as a moon circle will give you a more collective experience. It takes courage to declare out loud what you want to relinquish. It’s already in action once you say it out loud. You now have a group of individuals that are working on it with you.
The full moon is only visible for three days. However, astrologers claim that preparing “moon water” infused with the full moon’s light will allow you to take some of its purifying energy with you.
Fill a cup or bowl halfway with water and let it out overnight under the moonlight. Add herbs, flower petals, or healing crystals to the water if desired. The water will be imbued with full moon energy in the morning. Moon water has a wide range of applications: you can use it to wash your face, clean your plants, add it to your bath, and so on.
SOAK IN THE TUB
The full moon, according to astrologers, is the best time to take a relaxing bath. Fill the tub with high-quality Epsom salt. All of your hatred, bitterness, and jealousy are being drawn out by the salt. Even if it isn’t precisely technically sound, a salt soak does provide certain skincare benefits.
GET AN ORACLE CARD
Without an oracle deck, no full moon ceremony is complete. Pull one oracle card after the healing and releasing work to discover how it will guide you in the days ahead. Oracle cards, unlike tarot cards, do not require any prior knowledge to use. A clear message is included with each card. There is an oracle deck for everyone who is interested, with themes ranging from animals to angels.
The full moon’s energy is like an overflowing cupboard. It’s time to let go of something in order to make place for what’s about to grow. The full moon is an excellent time to clean our home.
IT’S A GREAT TIME TO CHARGE YOUR CRYSTALS
Place your crystals, tarot decks, and oracle decks on the window sill before going to bed. Allow them to sit in the full moonlight overnight. The energy of the full moon is ideal for recharging and purifying your crystals.
STUDY THE FULL MOON’S ASTROLOGY
The full moon is in a different astrological sign each month, which changes the effect significantly. The full moon brings out the challenges and issues that each sign is known for. You can think about how you’ve demonstrated those characteristics this month. ” ‘Have I been insecure lately?’ you might wonder if it’s a full moon in the sign of Cancer. If it’s in Virgo, you could wonder if you’ve been too harsh on yourself.
LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST, BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF
.Finally, astrologers advise against starting new ventures during the full moon. Instead, if you have the opportunity, take a moment to sit back and relax. Do not feel compelled to begin something new. The energy of the full moon is all about completeness.