Full Moon Meaning
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When you look up at a glowing Full Moon in a star-studded night sky, it’s nearly impossible to not be enamored. Mystics have felt the pull of the moon for thousands of years, intuitively sensing the spiritual significance of its energy. Not only is the Full Moon a beautiful sight to behold, but it’s also a beautiful opportunity for spiritual and personal development.
The Full Moon is the part of the moon phases where the moon appears to be shining in the sky. It can appear silver or golden depending on the time of year. During this phase, the Sun’s light is reflecting off the entire lunar surface that is visible from Earth. Therefore, the Moon appears to give off its own light.
Spiritually, a Full Moon is a time of release and completion. It marks the end of the moon cycle, where we enjoy fruits of our labor and reflect on all we’ve accomplished. The energy is perfect for letting go of what no longer serves our greatest good!
A vast amount of modern mystics begin their spiritual journey by following the moon cycle and learning about the spiritual implications of each phase. It comes naturally to us because we can physically see the Moon move through the sky.
Working with the energy of the Moon phases can help us better understand ourselves on an emotional and spiritual level. In this blog pot, we’ll go over easy, and effective ways to work in tune with Full Moon energy.
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Full Moon Significance
The Full Moon has a reputation of making people on Earth act a little more (or a lot more!) erratic than normal. Especially children who are more sensitive to energy.
The idea is that the same lunar gravity that causes the high and low tides also causes mood swings in people because of the water in our bodily cells.
Physically, people are feeling a tug-of-war sensation during the Full Moon. Spiritually, people may feel a natural desire to rest a bit more than normal.
Recent studies show that the Full Moon affects our sleep, with more people sleeping more during this time without even realizing it.*https://scitechdaily.com/new-research-shows-the-moon-influences-our-sleep/
A little R&R during the Full Moon can do most everyone some good. We’ve been working hard and deserve a break, otherwise we’ll burn ourselves out. The monthly glow of the Full Moon can be an excellent reminder to slow down, take a deep breath, and soak in all the good stuff in our lives.
Full Moon Intentions
Taking a few days during the Full Moon to reflect on the past month makes it so much easier to see what’s working and what’s not. In all areas of life, we have to make changes to see changes. And not all those changes are going to work for us.
The best Full Moon intention is letting go of what’s not working. This could be emotional blocks or bad habits of any kind. Getting rid of old, stagnant patterns makes room for us to try something new that ultimately brings us closer to our big goals.
The Full Moon is a time of harvest. Reap what we have sown and recognize what needs to be changed in the future. That way, we’re always working to improve our efficiency while also enjoying our accomplishments.
Full Moon Intention Examples
For example, if you know you have a goal of changing your eating habits, you could work on releasing any negative thought patterns you have towards food at the Full Moon. Over the next month, you actively change your lifestyle choices so you can improve your health.
At the next Full Moon, you look at the progress you’ve made while also coming to terms with what needs improvement. Maybe you’re proud of yourself for learning to cook a dozen new meals. You’ve realized that a lack of planning makes the temptation to eat unhealthy too strong to resist.
Here, you could set a Full Moon intention to let go of whatever nasty habit prevents you from properly planning your meals.
Full Moon intentions can be about releasing anything that no longer serves you. From negative emotional habits to negative physical habits. Whatever doesn’t improve your life, health, and spirituality, use the Full Moon energy to send it back to the Universe and replace it with something more helpful.
To learn more about how to release at the Full Moon, keep on reading!
Full Moon Ritual
Letting go of what no longer serves you may seem ambiguous. But a fun little release ritual can make it easier and more concrete.
Spiritual rituals are very personal and can be as unique as each individual. Some modern mystics love long rituals with lots of steps and fun things, others prefer to keep things simple. Either way, taking a few minutes each month to reflect and release sets the tone for the next cycle.
If you wanted to make your Full Moon intention extra potent, you could align it with the zodiac. There are twelve signs, so each year the Full Moon occurs in each sign at least once. This isn’t necessary, but it adds an extra layer of meaning to your spiritual ritual. A quick internet search will tell you which sign the Full Moon is in this month, then just refer to this astrology blog post to learn more about that sign.
Use the following example release ritual at the Full Moon to help you reflect, let go, and rest. Embellish as much or as little as you’d like. You’ll only need thirty minutes to effectively perform a ritual. The key elements to a successful Full Moon ritual are reflecting on the previous month, letting go of what didn’t work, and replacing those things:
- Gather any supplies you need before starting. Your cleansing tool of choice, crystals that call to you, your divination tool of choice, a journal, a nice pen, and a candle.
- Cleanse your aura and your meditation space. Do this with smoke, sound, or visualization. Learn more here.
- Meditation. Light your candle and get into your preferred meditation position. Set out your crystals near the candle if you have them. Spend at least ten minutes relaxing your mind and body.
- Time to journal. Take a few minutes to think about what you want to release and let go of. Something that you don’t need in your life anymore. Date your journal entry. Be honest and gentle with yourself.
- Divination practice. If you would like guidance from Spirit, now is a great time to pull a tarot card or use a pendulum. Use the guidance you receive to help you decide how you will go about embodying your intention.
- Create a unique affirmation. Based on your intention and the guidance you received, write a special mantra that will serve as your “official” intention. Return to this mantra whenever you need to during this moon cycle.
- Meditate on your intention. Take a few more minutes to let your intention and guidance sink into your soul.
- Close with purpose. Blow out your candle, give thanks to your Spirit Guides and to yourself. Remind yourself daily of what you are letting go of until it’s gone.
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Full Moon Magic
I hope you feel inspired to practice a bit of magic (or magick!) during the next Ful Moon! Don’t let the formality of a “moon ritual” intimidate you or stop you from starting. Also, don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t have a moon ritual every single month. Your spiritual practice is your own. Always follow your intuition and meet yourself where you are. Thank you for reading!