How have you been preparing for the upcoming Full Corn Moon?
Not by feasting on corn. I hope. Haha.
I will be sharing with you more about a full moon ritual.
You can practice this at home during the full moon with your crystals.
But first, let me share with you an interesting myth about the full moon.
Do you know that in the past, people thought-full moons make people crazy?
See what I did there?
Since ancient times, people have associated full moons with odd or insane behavior.
Including sleepwalking, suicide, illegal activity, fits of violence.
And even transforming into werewolves.
Indeed, the words “lunacy” and “lunatic” come from the Roman goddess of the moon, Luna, who was said to ride her silver chariot across the dark sky each night.
Now you know why people call crazy people lunatics.
But when it comes to spirituality, the full moon has an intense amount of energy.
And it's important we harness it in some way.
After the full moon, it wanes; it is symbolic of the closing of a chapter or reaching a goal.
That is why a full moon ritual includes a releasing exercise.
You may find a full moon ritual to be emotional or personal.
But you may prefer to do this with a close friend or two.
Here is the 7 step ritual.
1) Clear your energy
Burning sage or Palo Santo incense cleanses your body and your space.
Using an abalone shell to catch the ashes, begin your sage cleansing ritual by smudging your body and crystals with sage smoke.
As you perform this energy cleansing ritual, be mindful of your intention of transformation and renewal.
Feel your mind-body-spirit releasing negativity.
2) Form a sacred space
Gather a few items, like healing crystals, candles, and any other sacred items that speak to you.
For this ceremony, you want to have a candle, a loose piece of paper, a pen, and some form of water.
The water can be in a small bowl, your bathtub, or the ocean, but have something in mind.
3) Create Magical Healing Elixirs
Harness the transformative energy of the moon with crystals like moonstone, selenite, and amethyst.
They amplify your energy field with the healing vibrations of the earth and its constant cycle of rebirth and renewal.
To make a gem essence, place your favorite combination of cleansed moonstones in a bowl of purified water.
Allow the moonlight to penetrate the water and infiltrate it with its healing vibrations, a process that takes several hours.
In the meantime, continue burning sage, Palo Santo, and other cleansing tools to enhance the energetic fields.
Make your gem essence even more powerful when you chant a healing prayer.
It reinforces your intention for cleansing and purification.
After several hours, remove the stones and pour the water into a spray bottle.
The gem essence helps to clear and activate the crown chakra, the energy center associated with wisdom and insight.
Whenever you feel stuck, spray your face and neck with a moonstone gem essence.
This energizes the senses and renews your sense of wonder and creativity.
At this point, I know the entire process sounds complicated.
But do not worry.
The most important thing is you do it at your own pace.
And you feel as relaxed as possible. So that you can harness the full energy of the full moon.
In my next post, I will be continuing the full moon ritual.
And will be explaining the last four steps ( organize a drum circle, reflection, release, and cleansing).
So do keep an eye out for it.
I am so excited to go through this full moon ritual with you.
Time to gather my moonstone crystals.