Step 2 – Full Moon Realizations
Two weeks after the New Moon, we’ve reached the half and the peak of the cycle: the moment when what has been unfolding until now is being fully realized. The bold moonlight brings to surface our progress from the past two weeks and, in a more general sense, from the past 6 months, since the New Moon that took place in this Full Moon’s sign.
The Moon is now opposite the Sun, with the Earth in the middle. The light of spirit fully illuminates our deepest emotions, patterns, and habits: it’s difficult to swipe them under the rug as we usually do. This is what the Full Moon craze is all about- we can’t hide our instinctual side anymore.
The Full Moon sign reveals to us the archetype whose wild side we can embody, from untamed Aries to deeply emotional Pisces. The Sun-Moon opposition can highlight extremes and conflicts in our inner being and in our lives, as Sol’s conscious intent can bump heads with the Moon’s unnamed instincts.
Depending on how things have been working out for us, be it through personal effort, divine inspiration or ideally both, this is either a time of celebration or of reconsideration. Either way, it can get intense. Try not to put yourself down for what has passed- if possible, postpone any self-critique tendencies for when the Full Moon passes, your head clears again and you can look back at the situation with more calm.
What is the Full Moon Optimal For?
Time for a self-care party!! The Full Moon tends to bring closure, culmination, and clarity for us. It is also a time for releasing and cleansing.
Full Moon Activity
During the Full Moon, it’s a great idea to do monthly cleansing of your home. Some do this with a bit of sage, lavender, palo santo, frankincense & myrrh, whatever you got will work. Allow the smoke to go through your place making sure you cover all your doors and windows. Setting an intention for all that does not belong in your home to leave is a good way to go.
It’s so easy to forget to do this consistently and sometimes the lingering energy of others (or even our bad moods) gets trapped in the place we lay our heads each night. By doing this on a Full Moon it will be much easier to remember. If you aren’t for smoke, try a sage spray to cleanse. Plus, while you are cleansing your space, feel free to leave your crystals on the windowsill to let the Full Moon clear them for you. After a few moments of your cleansing ritual, I guarantee that you will feel light as a butterfly.
Lastly, for me, I love to keep a low profile around the Full Moon. Sometimes I feel the energy of the world to be a bit heightened so I want to retreat while I see where all the cards will fall. Don’t be afraid to do this as well. Full Moon’s provide us with information we didn’t have before, and sometimes taking a bit of time to just absorb that information is all we need.
Full Moon Ritual
Black Tourmaline is a game-changer during a Full Moon. This little guy allows you to release and cleanse like no other. Meditate with it or just place it on a chakra that feels a little congested. After a few moments, I guarantee that you will feel light as a butterfly. Lastly, for me, I love to keep a low profile around the Full Moon.
Sometimes I feel the energy of the world to be a bit heightened so I want to retreat while I see where all the cards will fall. Don’t be afraid to do this as well. Full Moon’s provide us with information we didn’t have before, and sometimes taking a bit of time to just absorb that information is all we need. So for the Full Moon, we put together a really powerful relief activity for you. We are calling it, “Get Out”.
We are going to take a little trip down to the worst-case scenario spiral to help you unlock any blocks you might have and then use some black tourmaline to pull them away. I promise it’s not as scary as it seems. Yes, you might get a little misty, but, this is the hard work you need to do, love, to get to your truest and best self. We’re here with you, rooting for you. Let’s get started. You will need your Black Tourmaline, a cup filled with salted water, a pen and a piece of paper.
Sit comfortably, with your legs out in front of you.
Next, hold your Black Tourmaline in your hands. Place your cup of salted water within arm’s reach.
Now, it’s time to ask yourself some questions. Has anything been weighing on you lately? Or has anything been bothering you? Pull that circumstance or issue to the front on your mind.
We are going to now scan your body to see if we can connect this weight you feel with a place in your body. Starting from your feet up, try to locate where you might be holding the stress of this issue. If you can’t locate the first time, just try again to scan up and down your body until you locate where you are carrying this worry.
Once you have found where it is, take a moment to answer the following questions.
What’s the shape of this pressure, stress, weight or feeling?
Does it have a color?
Is it smooth or rough, jagged, sharp or bumpy?
Does it have a smell?
How big or small is it?
Are there any more details you can think of to describe it?
Now, that you have a good idea of where and what shape this worry is taking, we are going to symbolically remove it. Locate the symbolic object you just described and place your piece of Black Tourmaline right over it. Gently ask your crystal to remove it for you. Hold your crystal for as long as want.
Lastly, when you are sure you got all the gunk, drop the Black Tourmaline into your cup of salted water. Let it sit for a moment or two and gently and carefully pour it down the drain. Run some water to rinse it away.
As always, tell your crystal and the universe thanks for its support. Congrats, beautiful. You rock!