Ritual tools have made my moon self-care rituals so much more meaningful. Moon rituals are some of the most sacred, Divinely connected experiences I've ever had. They are nights reserved just for me and the Universe.
During a moon ritual I energetically clear myself, release what's on my mind, and receive guidance from my spirit guides/higher self/the Universe. I see them all the same.
In this blog post, I'm going to share my favorite moon ritual tools that help make the ritual transforming and even healing.
Moon Ritual Tools
Every person who does moon rituals will use different ritual tools than the next person. It's truly about the spiritual connection and unplugging from the world and into the spiritual realm. There's no right or wrong way; no right or wrong tools. Your spirituality is yours.
That being said, others sharing their spirituality is what opened me up to another world that I didn't know existed. So I love sharing mine as well here on my blog. Every time I share parts of my moon rituals on my Insta stories, I usually always get lots of messages in my inbox regarding certain items they me using, so this post will answer all of that.
You can find most of the tools below by clicking here where I've compiled a list of everything I've purchased, and I also receive a lot of my tools through spiritual/witchy boxes, which I've also compiled a list here of the best boxes out there in my personal opinion.
I usually start most of my moon rituals with a bath, especially during the New and Full Moons. I use these simple tea lights around my tub.
For the candles that are on my spiritual altar, my most favorite kind of candles to use are from this Etsy shop. They're BEAUTIFUL, high quality, and created with such intention. I've already told the owner to please never stop creating what she creates!
For the medium sized tin candles, I've collected those through the Goddess Provisions subscription box. They send a candle every few months.
I always use epsom salt to detox and energetically clear my body's energy field, and then I will usually add in some sort of special salt that has flowers and essential oils in it. I usually get these special salts at Home Goods (so random but I love their bath section!) or I use salts that I've collected from the Goddess Provisions boxes.
This is my favorite mystical, witchy music by Peter Gundry. It always relaxes me and makes everything feel more sacred. If you have Amazon Prime, you can likely just add it for free onto your Amazon Music playlist, which is what I did. If you don't have Amazon, you can also find his music on Youtube.
I have these string lights placed behind my spiritual altar–I have them wrapped up around the lamp and they go behind my bed as well. I use these small hooks that just stick to the wall to hold them in place.
I'm obsessed with these lights because of the beautiful ambiance they provide. They come with a remote that you can use to dim them to your preference. I have these lights above my kitchen cabinets and in our living room as well. They make every room much more relaxing than using bright, harsh lighting.
I've had these lights for about two years now and haven't had to replace them yet, and I use them nightly.
Palo santo is my favorite tool to use for smoke cleansing. I find the smell very stress relieving and it actually helps reduce allergies and asthma, which I like since I burn in our bedroom.
It's been used since ancient times for it's spiritual properties by the Incas. It's been proven that Palo Santo literally changes the air by releasing negative ions.
When I start my rituals, I light my palo santo stick in one of my candles (you have to hold the stick there for around 30 seconds because it doesn't light quickly) then blow it out and swirl the stick around myself and over my space. I also light it again when I'm going to get my card decks out so that I can let the smoke cleanse them as well.
I absolutely love and always use an anointing oil when I do my rituals. Not only do these types of oils have essential oils in them that carry certain energy and healing properties, but they also create a "mood" for your ritual.
So much about a ritual is the mood setting. It's what transports you out of this world and into the spiritual. It's about creating a special and sacred feel.
This is my favorite anointing oil that I use for every ritual. Jasmine is regarded as the most mystical flower and blooms in the evening, so it's frequently used for lunar magick and divination.
I start by dabbing some onto my neck, wrists, and over my heart–sometimes my third eye as well. I also put a touch of it on the top of my main selenite crystal and on my card deck before I begin shuffling.
I am personally drawn to selenite to use during my rituals. It brings mental clarity, absorbs negative energy and transmutes it into positive energy, and is used frequently to commune with your Higher Self and spirit guides.
I like to hold it over my heart and on my third eye. I always experience a deep sensation of relief and love.
This is my equivalent to a grimoire or book of shadows. In my moon binder I keep my lunar calendar and all of my ritual worksheets for each moon phase as well as all of my past card readings. It's my little binder of magic and recordings of Divine guidance.
My favorite part of any ritual is connecting with the Divine. This can be done in many ways, but my current favorite is by using oracle decks. My two favorites to use during rituals are this one and this one.
I have an oracle spread for each moon phase in my ritual worksheets that I usually follow and record what I receive.
My amethyst pendulum is also one of my favorites to use for divination. I sometimes use it to ask which deck I should use and for any other yes or no answers I'm looking for.
One of the most interesting books I've ever read was The Emotion Code; it truly altered my spiritual journey and brought so much healing. I mention it here because this book does an excellent job at explaining how things like pendulums and muscle testing work.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I'd love to know what your favorite moon ritual tools are–please leave me a comment below!
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Lots of love,
Jessica Dimas is the creator of Manifesting Magic with the Moon.
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Thank you for this! When using palo santo, how long does yours keep burning? Seems that no matter how long I keep it to the flame that it only burns for 3-5 seconds. Do you have any suggestions on making it burn a bit longer?
I will light my palo santo and not blow it out for like 30-45 seconds, log enough to get the stick really hot. Then I slowly blow it out and it will smoke for a few minutes. They really don't burn for long but I do think getting the stick really good and hot helps.
You have helped me regain my center! After being wife, mommy and business owner, I would forget about me. Not anymore. You have really helped me. Thank you so much.
So happy to hear that Empress, thank you for your comment <3
Thank you for sharing your rituals with us. I am inspired to start my own moon self-care journey. I am doing my first full moon ritual tonight and I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks again for lighting my path to connection with the universe.
Excited for you, Debby! It's a magical and healing experience, in my experience.