This Friday’s upcoming full moon in fun-loving Sagittarius should be called the party moon, and not the strawberry moon as it’s known in the U.S. In contrast to New Moons which represent rebirth and new beginnings, Full Moons embody clarity and obtainment of desire.
Basically, every month we get a chance to hone in on our desires, figure out what we really want, and then plant them like seeds into the universe on the eve of New Moon. Then we wait patiently for our intentions to blossom, and on Full Moon simultaneously release what no longer serves us.
Aren’t we lucky folk?
The moon & me
The moon cycles have always been a part of our lives and we can see her effects throughout nature and within ourselves. As Selacia describes on her blog, “The moon governs the natural world as well as our emotions, instincts, intuition, and unconscious. It is related to water, the element often described as being furthest from the rational realm.” We are of course made of 70% water, how can we not feel the effects of her waxing and waning?
The full moon period can be an intense time – emotionally, mentally and physically. “Statistics show that during full moons, intense events like emotional meltdowns, family quarrels, and emergency room visits rise dramatically!” (Read more: Selacia’s blog)
I can always feel emotionally when the full moon is near, and those with health issues may feel them more intensely during this period too. There is some powerful energy flying around, usually for a few days before and after full moon, but luckily this is a friendly one with an upbeat energy asking us to celebrate! (See Kelley Rosano’s blog)
So, it’s full moon, what should I do?
The best way to consciously harness this powerful energy is to meditate.
1. On the eve of full moon (June 12th), find a quiet spot, seat yourself in a comfortable cross-legged position and light a candle. If you can be out in nature, even better!
2. Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself. Allowing your mind to quieten, focus on your natural breath for a few minutes.
3. Then bring to mind things that you’d like to release from your life (any issues, people, negative emotions that are no longer serving you). Offer them up into the universe, surrendering them all to your higher power.
4. Give thanks, knowing that your requests have been heard and answered.
For a more detailed ritual, useful if you’re trying to let go of some deep issues or a specific person (I’ve found this very helpful when releasing past lovers), take a look HERE.
Happy full moon, and remember to keep it light and have some fun :-)
“Be easy about this. Be playful about it. Don’t work so hard at it. Let your dominant intent to be to feel good.” -Abraham