October Full Moon RitualOct 18, 2021
The full moon on October 20th is called a variety of names. It's known as the Hunter's Moon, Ivy Moon, and my personal favorite, the Blood Moon.
I almost titled this blog: October Blood Moon Ritual. Unfortunately, this sounded like something out of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and I could practically hear the anti-witch mob gathering in the woods.
Creepy name aside, this is the last full moon of the year if you go by the pagan calendar. Last week, I discussed how many cultures consider the end of the calendar year as the end of the agricultural season. Following this method, Samhain (AKA Halloween for muggles) is like New Year's Eve because it's the official end of the growing season when the final crops have been harvested.
The full moon is an opportunity for letting go, releasing, and resetting. Plus, this moon is in Aries which is a sign of action, bravery, and change. Since we're also in the final days of Libra season, you get an extra boost to release what's not working for you or what you've outgrown to restore harmony and balance in your life.
Here's a simple ritual to help you release old ways of being while welcoming in a new year and a new you!
What you'll need:
* A heat proof dish or bowl
* Pen and paper
* White or silver candle
* Lighter or matches
* Smoke cleansing herbs to clear your space such as rosemary, sage, or cedar
* Carnelian, Malachite, Rainbow Moonstone, and Zebra Jasper (optional)
* Salt (optional)
Place a thin layer of salt at the bottom of your heat resistant bowl or plate. Salt is both protective and cleansing. Place your candle in the middle of the salt and surround the bowl with your crystals. Carnelian will help stimulate new action, zebra jasper helps bring balance to situations, malachite helps you let go of regret, and rainbow moonstone helps you adjust emotionally to changes. Light your herb bundle and cleanse the area where you'll be working and your tools.
Write down a list of everything you've outgrown, are ready to let go of, and patterns you'd like to break. Once you have your list, light your candle and say the following:
"I am ready to create a new life. To move forward, I am ready to release the old and embrace the new. I am excited to create a new life that suits me. I declare it so, and it is done."
Finally, burn the paper to release your desires to the Universe. I believe in you and I know you're ready to create a fabulous new life.
Happy witching my friends!
April is an Intuitive Mindset Coach who helps you tap into your inner strength, let go of fear, and create a magical life. Through a combination of intuition and self-discovery techniques, you'll get the support you need to find your path, balance your emotions, and feel free to truly express yourself.
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