The Moon, in planetary terms, rules the emotions, the feminine and healing energy. Throughout her 28 day cycle she pushes and pulls the tides of the earth, ebbing and flowing our waters as well as our own emotional landscape. At the height of her expression- the full moon- there is great potential for us to connect deeply to our inner life.
What Full Moons Reveal
As the full moon shines high in the sky, she is illuminating the earth below her, revealing what the night normally shrouds. And so, as this celestial body has that effect on our planet, we are also illuminated in a similar way; our shadows are revealed, and our subconscious comes to the forefront. It can be a tumultuous time as we wrestle to understand our darkness and our unconscious emotions brimming forward.
Full Moons and Our Spiritual Potential
Full moons can also reveal our own inner potential. It’s like the light is shining onto a part of ourselves that we keep hidden; a part of ourselves we know is powerful and deeply connected to something greater, but we keep that part enveloped within ourselves our of fear. A fear that if we connect to it we will discover our own potential and greatness. (And sometimes that fear is that in connecting, we will find nothing.)
Being intuitive is not a gift that only some are born with. We all possess the power to access our intuition. Anytime you have a gut feeling about something, that is your tapping into your intuition. If you find that sometimes you feel connected and other times you don’t, it’s just a matter of tuning inward and quieting the mind. Taking time to slow down, connecting inward and meditating is the key to deepening our intuition.
Full moons offer a portal of time where we can deepen our relationship to our subconscious as well as open up our inner sight and intuition. During the full moon is a wonderful time to set intentions around healing, opening and deepening your intuition. So combine the Moon’s energy with a meditation ritual, and you’ve got a recipe to open up your intuition and go deep.
Full Moon Intuition Ritual
What You Will Need:
crystals to open up the Third Eye and Crown Chakra such as Amethyst, Selenite, Apophyllite, Clear Calcite, Danburite, Lapis Lazuli or Clear Quartz
journal and pen (optional)
SET YOUR SACRED SPACE
Set up your sacred space by placing anything around you (or on your altar) that helps make your space feel sacred and magical. Bring in anything that represents the full moon such as water, seashells, crystal spheres, Selenite, Moonstone etc.
LIGHT THE MUGWORT + SET YOUR INTENTION
Mugwort is used to deepen your intuition as well as open up the mind for prophetic dreams. Light your mugwort and use it to smudge the space, as well as yourself. As you burn this herb, ask that your mind be open to receive messages from your Higher Self and Spirit as you deepen your intuition. Ask that you may be open to hear your inner voice, and trust that your instincts are guiding you perfectly.
GROUND YOURSELF + CONNECT TO THE MOON
If you’re working with crystals, hold them in your hand. Take a seat in your sacred space and begin to settle your energy. Take some deep, slow breaths, and feel your energy descend into the Earth. Feel your crown begin to open and imagine the energy from your crown ascending up and connecting to the moon. Here you are rooted into the Earth as well as connected to the sky at the same time.
Continue to sit and breathe quietly as you drop a little deeper into meditation. Imagine the moonlight shining all around you and within you. Be open to receive any messages that begin to come to you. Try not to control, just surrender and allow. Stay here as long as it feels right.
JOURNAL + CLOSE
Once you bring yourself out of meditation, feel free to jot down any thoughts, feeling or insights you may have discovered. Light some more mugwort before closing your ritual, and give thanks and gratitude.
Get out in her glorious light! Even if the moon is buried behind clouds, go for a walk to connect with her energy, ground yourself and feel the breath of Nature on your skin. Leave your crystals out in the moonlight overnight to charge them with the full moon energy. Carry them with you all the next day to connect with her magic, and keep tapping into your own intuition’s potential.
You can do this ritual anytime you want to reset and connect inward. The full moon is an added bonus, but not necessary to find that inner guidance.