The full moon is a powerful time to connect with yourself, raise your vibration and turbo charge all of your desires with love and appreciation.
In this article I’m sharing my full moon ritual for releasing, celebrating and simply connecting with yourself through holistic self-care.
What is a full moon ritual?
A full moon ritual is simply connecting with yourself, your guides, inner being, nature, or whatever it is that lights you up. It’s a night of celebration, gratitude and releasing.
The full moon is the most powerful energetic phase of the moon. I don’t know which I love more between the new and full moons, but both are a perfect time for a sacred self-care ritual.
As a result, anything you are feeling or doing will be amplified by the energy of the full moon, so be intentional about what you want to bring into your life!
How to do a full moon ritual
Let go, connect with your higher self and enjoy the night.
Take inspiration from other’s rituals, but make it your own and tailor it specifically to what you are needing. It will make it all the more sacred and transformational for you.
Here is my simple yet powerful full moon ritual for releasing and simply celebrating.
1. Clear space + ground
As with any ritual you do, begin in a quiet or sacred space .
My space is my nightstand that is home to all of my sacred items and tools, but all you need a special, quiet spot.
The way I like to ground myself is to first become still, taking a few deep breaths all the way down to my lower stomach/womb.
I then light incense and a palo santo stick to energetically clear myself and my area, and I also love lighting a candle and placing any crystals I’m called to closer to me.
2. Release + forgive
Since setting your intentions during the new moon, you’ve likely encountered blocks that came up for you and emotions around all of it. This is good because in order for an intention to manifest, the resistance around it needs to soften.
However, if you haven’t done a new moon intention setting, don’t sweat it. Just address any blocks you’re currently feeling.
Think about what you’ve experienced in the last two weeks, and even better, write it down. Use a journal sheet to write freely and allow yourself the space to just release what’s on your heart and mind.
Allow yourself to feel how you truly feel. Write down any fears or negative feelings you have around your intentions; don’t be afraid to acknowledge these.
They came up for this very reason, so you can acknowledge them in the light and let them go. Fears that are kept in the dark feel bigger and more real than they actually are, so let it OUT.
Once you’ve done your ugly-cry writing, write down specifically what you are ready to release and let go of, and then write down who or what you are ready to forgive.
For instance, this could be another person, a situation, or yourself. Send love to them or yourself and feel gratitude for the clarity the experience brought you.
After that, you could fold this paper up and burn it, either over your kitchen sink or outside under the moon. Visualize the smoke going up to the moon, taking this burden off of your shoulders. Feel the lightness of having it gone.
3. Amplify gratitude
Since the full moon will amplify whatever energy you put out, this is a powerful time to express appreciation for all that is going well in your life.
I especially like to write appreciation lists during both the waxing and full moon phases because this is the time for growth and manifestation, and nothing speeds up that process faster than acknowledging what is going well.
Write down as many things you can think of that you’re grateful for. If it’s hard to think of something, just start small. When I was in the hardest financial time of my life a few years ago, I expressed gratitude and appreciation for the smallest things in my life, like my bed and fridge.
The amazing thing about appreciation is that it will instantly begin to raise your vibration and attract abundance towards you. The key is to actually feel gratitude for what you have.
As you keep adding to your list and truly reflect on how each thing majorly impacts and improves your life, you will begin to feel yourself bursting with complete gratitude and love.
THIS is the magic that will shift your life dramatically and quickly.
While doing this, know that the intense energy of the full moon is amplifying these feelings which increases the rate of manifestation of everything you consider to be good.
4. Charge your tools
Spiritual tools that carry their own energetic frequency and vibration absorb your energy and the energy around them throughout the month. There are many ways to clear and charge these tools, but one powerful way is to set these items out under the energy of the full moon.
Gather all your crystals, divination tools, favorite jewelry and any other sacred items and take them outside for a moon bath. Depending on where you live and the current weather conditions, place them where they will not be damaged.
A windowsill that gets direct moon light is perfectly fine if you can’t get your items out under the moon.
5. Energetically renew + release
What ritual wouldn’t be complete without a bath? Water is symbolic of cleansing and recharging. Draw a hot bath and place any salts or oils you feel called to put in.
Epsom salt is always a go-to of mine because it physically and energetically cleanses you. Light candles around your bath and turn out overhead lighting.
Allow yourself to submerge into the dark and stillness, connecting back to the spiritual realm and yourself. Visualize this water recharging you after everything you’ve released tonight. Know that your doorway is cleared and open, and you’re ready to receive everything you’ve intended to receive.
Last but not least, celebrate, in whatever fashion you would like to do that.
For some, it would mean going out with friends, for others it would mean making your favorite food, getting a glass of wine and watching your favorite shows–the important thing is that you’re letting go for the night.
Celebrate your growth and experiences over the last two weeks, as well as any manifestations that are occurring for you.
I hope sharing my full moon ritual gave you some ideas to incorporate into your own ritual. As I always say, tailor it to fit YOU. There is no right way to do a moon ritual.
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For more moon ritual inspiration, connect with me on Instagram where I share snippets of my moon and self-care rituals in my Insta stories.
Lots of love,
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