How To Create A Monthly Moon Ritual
At the start of the year I wrote a list of 100 things I wanted to do in 2017. One of them was to learn more about the moon and its cycles. I have had a fascination with the moon for many many years, even though I didn’t quite understand why. It was one of those things that I kind of ignored for fear of friends and family thinking I might be a bit weird or ‘woo-woo’ and I simply knew nothing about. Well, I can confidently say that I have immersed myself in the magic of the moon this year and feel even more connected to it than ever. The more I learn, the more I fall in love with the magic it offers.
One of the first actions I took to deepen my ‘connection’ with the moon was to create a basic monthly ritual. Although that has now expanded to include a new moon and full moon ritual most months, this basic ritual can be completed at any time (even though the moons energy will vary throughout its cycle), and is very simple to do using the 6 steps below. If you have never taken part in any type of ritual I urge you to give it a try, with an open mind, and more importantly an open heart. Feel into the moment and enjoy.
1. Give yourself the gift of time.
Make time in your schedule to set aside half an hour with no distractions.
2. Create our very own sacred space.
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This can be as simple or elaborate as you like and can be done indoors or outdoors directly under the moonlight itself. You can set out a nice rug and cushions to sit on. You can burn some sage or palo santo to ‘cleanse’ the space of any existing energy. You can play some beautiful music, set up your favourite crystals and/or light some candles (this can be called an altar). You really can do whatever feels good to you.
3. Connect with the divine.
Get comfy. Slow your breathing down. Take deep mindful breaths while feeling the love in your heart expand. You can visualise sending that love through your root chakra into the earth or maybe you would prefer to visualise your crown chakra opening up and the moon light streaming down into your body – I like to do both!
4. Let your voice be free.
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I love chanting and singing, like seriously LOVE it! There are some absolutely beautiful and powerful chants and songs you can sing, depending on what you like. If you don’t know where to start, search YouTube and listen to a few to see what resonates with you. I personally love mantras that raise my vibration, such as Om Shree Sache, as well as goddess/wiccan chants/songs that really root me to mother earth. I am loving Moonchant (Spring) at the moment.
5. Bring your dreams to life.
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Set your intentions, preferably out loud. What is it that you want in the next 4 weeks? And more importantly, how will you feel once you have it? Visualise what it will look like in great details. Sit with those thoughts and really invest in to how you will feel when they manifest. Open your heart to the universe and ask for her to guide you. If you don’t have any specific intentions, simply surrender to mother nature to bring you what it is you need.
6. Practice gratitude.
I always end my ritual with gratitude by simply placing my hands together and bringing them to my heart. I give thanks to the universe, to my guides and to the many things in my life that I am so very grateful for. I always pay gratitude for my intentions manifesting and remember that by simply being grateful, the universe will deliver on the law of attraction providing an abundance of things to be grateful for.
That is it – simple, really! The joy is that you can completely make it your own. Follow your intuition and do what feels good to you. You can also partake in these rituals on your own or with a friend (or group of friends!). Do you currently engage in moon rituals? We would love to hear about them below!