Word Of The Week – Full Moon•
Posted on October 08 2019
Two weeks after the New Moon, we’ve reached the half and the peak of the cycle: the moment when what has been unfolding until now is being fully realized. The bold moonlight brings to surface our progress from the past two weeks and, in a more general sense, from the past 6 months, since the New Moon that took place in this Full Moon’s sign.
The Moon is now opposite the Sun, with the Earth in the middle. The light of spirit fully illuminates our deepest emotions, patterns, and habits: it’s difficult to swipe them under the rug as we usually do. This is what the Full Moon craze is all about- we can’t hide our instinctual side anymore.
The Full Moon sign reveals to us the archetype whose wild side we can embody, from untamed Aries to deeply emotional Pisces. The Sun-Moon opposition can highlight extremes and conflicts in our inner being and our lives, as Sol’s conscious intent can bump heads with the Moon’s unnamed instincts.
Depending on how things have been working out for us, be it through personal effort, divine inspiration or ideally both, this is either a time of celebration or of reconsideration. Either way, it can get intense. Try not to put yourself down for what has passed- if possible, postpone any self-critique tendencies for when the Full Moon passes, your head clears again and you can look back at the situation with more calm.
What kind of rituals should you do during the full moon?
The Full Moon tends to bring closure, culmination, and clarity for us. It is also a time for releasing and cleansing. During the Full Moon, it’s a great idea to do monthly cleansing of your home. Some do this with a bit of sage, lavender, Palo Santo, frankincense & myrrh, whatever you got will work. Allow the smoke to go through your place making sure you cover all your doors and windows. Setting an intention for all that does not belong in your home to leave is a good way to go.