Honoring the Full Moon – A Series of Ceremonies and Alignment Guides from UMA GAIA

I really believe that if the political leaders of the world could see their planet from a distance of 100,000 miles, their outlook could be fundamentally changed. That all-important border would be invisible, that noisy argument silenced. The tiny globe would continue to turn, serenely ignoring subdivisions, presenting a unified façade that would cry out for unified understanding, for homogenous treatment. The Earth must become as it appears: blue and white, not capitalist or communist; blue and white, not rich or poor; blue and white, not envious or envied. Small, shiny, serene, blue and white, fragile.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

The Full Moon is magnificent and always wonderous. It cannot be denied, its beauty is all foreseeing and all powerful. The Full Moon is one of the most spectacular sky shows and it happens once a month! The Full Moon represents completion, it is the ending of the 27-30 day cycle, it is the closure of every month, it is the gift that comes after the New Moon (which represents the start to the monthly lunar cycle. The Full Moon is all about reflecting on all that you have achieved in the last month, it is about basqueing in your accomplishments and all that you have created. It is a time for reaping what you have sewn, and taking a finer look at what you may want to let go of before the new lunar cycle begins again. When connecting with the bounty of the Full Moon it is important for you to have a clear mind, an open heart, release all self judgements and just simply let yourself be free. In a nutshell; the Full Moon is about; assessing what you have built in the last month, cleansing what you have carried the last month, and recharging for the upcoming month.

Call in the Four Directions

Take a moment to get grounded and connect to all four directions of our Universe and World. North, South, East and West. It could be simply stating out loud: “I honor and am supported by all four directions; North South East West.” Then let this energy resonate through your entire being. If you want, you can even draw a compass on a piece of paper and hang it above your bed for the night of the Full Moon.

Call in the Four Main Elements

Embodying the four main elements is easy and at the same time extremely powerful. You will be calling in; Fire, Earth, Water and Air. For each element, allow yourself a few moments to observe and connect to each one.

  • For fire: light a candle and watch the flame dance.
  • For water: slowly pour water into a small bowl (one that you love) and see how it flows from one container to the next.
  • For earth: go into nature a gather one object that is on the Earths floor; this could be a leaf, a flower, a piece of bark or a stone.
  • For air: take a feather that you have found or purchased and feel the feather and then drop it and see how it gently falls.

After you have gathered these elemental items, observed and connected to each one, make a small circle out of them and let it basque in the moonlight. You may even want to journal after you align with each object and allow your emotions and creative self be seen and heard. A prompt could be: “What came-up for you and what emotion did you feel when you related to Fire, Earth, Water and Air?

Thou silver deity of secret night,

Direct my footsteps through the woodland shade;

Thou conscious witness of unknown delight,

The Lover’s guardian, and the Muse’s aid!

By thy pale beams I solitary rove,

To thee my tender grief confide;

Serenly sweet you gild the silent grove,

My friend, my goddess, and my guide.

E’en thee, fair queen, from thy amazing height,

The charms of young Endymion drew;

Veil’d with the mantle of concealing night;

With all thy greatness and thy coldness too.

A Hymn to the Moon” by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)

Open-Up and Sing

We have all heard of wolves howling at the Moon, and this exactly what you can do. It is fun and light-hearted and brings out the inner animal and inner-child in us all. Whether you choose to howl at the moon, roar at the moon like a lion, sing your favorite song, mantra or hum your beloved tune; just free your voice and make noise! Let your voice echo off the bright Full Moon in the sky and show the Universe you are not afraid to express yourself.

Champion Yourself

Take time to write down all the things you have completed in the last lunar cycle (month). Write everything down, from small to big. Let yourself reap in the rewards of accomplishment and completion. Champion yourself, feel proud of that you have created, this boost of self-support will guide you into the new cycle that is coming and be your fuel for what is to come next and of course that never-ending to-do list.

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Emotional Release & Reset

The Full Moon can bring up a lot of emotions and sometimes our shadow selves; this is safe and a beautiful time to explore these sides of ourselves. Allow the Full Moon to take away any sadness, worry, doubt, pain and fear that you may have been storing the last month. Release it by journaling it all out of your system, and then tear those pages up and give it to the Moon to reset and wash away. Literally, write down all the lower frequencies you are feeling and then rip those pages up and toss them in the trash or maybe even burn them (safely of course).

Cleanse and Clarify

Since the Full Moon represents completion it is important for you to cleanse and make space for the new cycle. You can do this by smudging your home with different herbs and “smoking it out”. You can use any kind of Sage, Palo Santo or Smudge Sticks (which is typically a combination of herbs/plants). You will want to go into every room in your house, and start low to the floor, then middle ground and then high up to the ceilings. Also, spend extra time in the corners of your home, around windows and doors. While you are cleansing and clarifying your space you want to have loving intentions flowing through you. (Reference any of my past guides for Intentions that align with what you need in the present moment).

Dance in the Moonlight

Celebrate yourself, your creations, your seeds that have come to completion, or on the otherhand; dance out any low frequencies that you may be carrying and holding onto. Put on your favorite tunes loud and just dance dance dance. Dance as if no-one is watching. Shake all parts of your body and get the blood flowing. Feel the moonlight shining on your perfect, divine human form and honor it in totality.

Charge Your Crystals

The Full Moon is about recharging and preparing for the new month ahead. And this applies to not only you but your crystals as well. With intention take all your crystals to a windowsill, balcony or terrace and let the Full Moon’s energy recharge them. Leave them overnight in the moonlight and let them charge-up. The following day take the time to sit with each crystal and give it a new or old intention, so it knows what it is supposed to do and work with you on.

Make Moon Water

Get yourself a mason jar that has a lid and fill it with water (fresh rain water if you have access to it). Then set the water with an intention, and/or manifestation. Then let that water sit in the Full Moon and then poof you have Moon Water. This is great to drink, or place in a spray bottle for cleansing your home, your body or your plants. Remember the moon water will be resonating on whatever intention you chose!

Two Simple Moon Facts

Average distance to Earth: 239,000 miles

Rotational period Earth Days: 27.32