Updated: Aug 11, 2019
From ancient times, peoples all across the world, in every climate, culture, tradition and religion, have observed the phases of the moon and lived accordingly in many aspects of their lives, whether it had to do with the tides in the ocean, agriculture, creation of calendars, love magic or anything in-between or beyond.
I personally love to sit outside at night and watch the moon, especially when it is fairly full. It gives me a sense of peace and serenity that I find deeply spiritual and inspiring, being a night owl by nature, anyway, but the full moon enhances this love for the quiet and peace of the night even more in me.
As I know that I am by far not the only one who feels this way, I thought of a little, simple ritual you can try to celebrate the full moon and use its glowing magical light and energy to enhance your own spiritual practice, or merely to focus on peace and serenity.
Having done some research into various areas of spiritual moon practices and meditations, I have found that the simpler it is and without having to use any tools or having to learn looooong incantations by heart. An effective ritual that you will be most likely to repeat regularly is something you can do on the spur of the moment, anywhere, anytime, whether you come out of a club and wait for your nightbus or whether you have time set aside, light candles, burn incense and prepare yourself in full.
Close your eyes and take a couple of deep, cleansing and calming breaths. When you feel relaxed, open your eyes again and gaze at the moon. If you can’t see it for any reason, you can keep your eyes open or closed and imagine seeing a large full moon up in the sky before your eyes. Breathe in the gentle light of the moon beams and visualize how it fills you, at first your heart, then expanding throughout your entire body.
With each exhale, let go more of stress and worries, relax your body and feel lighter each time as you inhale and exhale, filling yourself with the gentle, yet powerful energy of the moon and letting go of any negative energies you are storing in your body and mind.
It might be fun, if you feel playful, for you to imagine flying up to the moon and sliding down her beams, leaving sparks in your wake as you whoosh down. I’ve had some giggles with this when I felt a little sad or in a bad mood previously. Letting out your inner child this way is great fun to lift your spirits.
If you would like to do some more serious work, think of all the things, circumstances, places or people you have in your life that are a blessing and give thanks. Appreciate yourself for manifesting such beautiful experiences in your life. You created this all by yourself.
As you do this, invite more beauty and wonderful people and opportunities into your life. Feel how easy it flows, just as the moonlight’s reflection ripples like a bridge on the water leading into eternity, thus the free flow of energy brings to you everything that you desire. Make sure you don’t see this as something you lack, but as something that is already there and will manifest in your life easily through your focus and intent.
Visualise how this feels, every aspect of it, as if it were already there. Identify yourself with being in that state of having your desire already manifested in your life. This way, you hold the space for it long and intensely enough to bring the manifestation about.
When you feel ready, breathe deeply and give thanks to your divine inner being, your own innate source of power to serve you so faithfully and provide you with everything you desire. If you have the option, you can also write your gratitude list and desire on a piece of paper and at the end of your ritual burn it in an ashtray, a fire bowl or in another safe way. But please, make sure the paper is the only thing that burns!
When you are done, gently return to a state of mind that takes your environment back into focus and enjoy the rest of the evening in any way that feels good to you.