Full Moon Ritual


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Even as a little girl, full moons always felt magical to me, long before I truly understood the power of our moon cycles (not that my brain can fully grasp the depth of it now either).

My favorite thing about working with the full moon is that it’s the “end” of the cycle and is all about letting go (forgiveness and gratitude).

Although it’s nice to plan and wish with the new moon—our entire society is geared toward being productive and it’s almost as if we have no worth if we aren’t constantly producing SOMETHING.

So, by the time the full moon rolls around—I’m all about releasing and letting go.

If you’ve read my “New Moon Manifesting” post, you have hopefully already downloaded the Co-star app, checked out your natal chart and are starting to get familiar with your different signs and energies.

If not—I strongly suggest you go read that post either before or after you read this one, for some added context (and because working with the new moon is just as easy, important and fun as working with the full moon).

Here’s how my family and I celebrate each full moon and fully enjoy the much-needed release it brings.

My “Pisces in Full Moon” Tarot spread .  This looks SO much more organized and clean than any set-up I usually have. Work with what you have - it’s not about material things and resources can often be found for free at your local library, on Pinterest, etc. — BE RESOURCEFUL. (A post about this amazing tarot deck…coming soon.)

My “Pisces in Full Moon” Tarot spread.

This looks SO much more organized and clean than any set-up I usually have. Work with what you have - it’s not about material things and resources can often be found for free at your local library, on Pinterest, etc. — BE RESOURCEFUL. (A post about this amazing tarot deck…coming soon.)

  1. Download the Co-star app. It’s free and will give you some insight into your natal chart. (You can add each child for $3, TOTALLY worth it to get that insight into their world).

  2. Get the “Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles” book (or check it out from your local library to see if it’s something that proves helpful to you before spending any money).

  3. Figure out what sign the full moon falls under (a quick Google search should get ya there).

  4. Reference back to the “Moonology…” book for the themes and details relating to the full moon when it falls under that particular sign.

  5. Check to see if that sign falls into any of yours, your partner’s or your kiddo’s “houses” and get further details about that in the “Moonology…” book as that means this full moon will have more impact on that person. (You can really only do this part with the book or another resource that guides you through what that sign means when it’s in any 1 of the 12 houses).

  6. Make your “Forgiveness List”. Review the themes for this full moon. Take a moment to consider who you are really struggling to co-exist with lately in these areas. Have you had a fight with your partner? Is your boss at work really pissing you off? Are your kids pushing every god damn button? Or are you super annoyed with yourself lately? Whoever and whatever it is-write as much down as you need for it to feel cathartic. Make this list as big or small as your heart desires, but make sure you take the time to fully work through the emotions it takes to truly forgive someone and then- LET. THAT. SHIT. GO.

  7. Make your “Gratitude List”. Again, review the themes for this full moon. What is really working in your life right now? What makes you jump out of bed in the morning? Who is helping you end your days with a smile? If you’ve had an exceptionally rough month—sometimes all you can be thankful for is that you’re still breathing…that’s ok, write it down. Again-make sure you take some time to visualize these things that are making your life incredible right now and enjoy all the warm fuzzies that brings.

  8. Burn your lists! Gather your family and your lists and head outside under the full moon. Bonus points for discussing what you’ve written (or drawn) with your family. We find it helpful to hear each other’s lists, as we are often involved in what the others are thankful for or are the ones being forgiven. Once everyone has shared what’s on their lists, we burn them one-by-one and watch the smoke rise (visualizing it reaching the moon) and then head inside for our favorite part of every full moon…

  9. Make full moon cupcakes! We try to eat healthy and don’t often have too many treats, but this is one we all look forward to without too much guilt. Simple Mills makes delicious and healthy-ish cupcakes and icing (and Miss Jones makes an even better vanilla frosting, in my opinion). You can find them on Amazon in the links provided, or most Targets carry them now—and everyone likes to go on a Target run-right?!

That’s it—You did it!

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If any of this seems overwhelming or confusing—get the book.

I promise it will make more sense once you get your hands on it. And in the meantime, you can just make gratitude and forgiveness lists that align with whatever you’re currently dealing with or going through.

Also—you can’t really mess this up—just go for it and tweak this into something that feels right and works well for you and your family.

As always—I would LOVE to hear what you and yours do for the full moon or if you tried any of the suggestions above and how it went!

Tell me everything! 🌕

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