I return to the exciting theme of the Moon in this new post.
An entire article was previously devoted to the practice of yoga based on lunar energy .
But today, it is rituals around the Moon that I want to talk about.
The Moon can serve as our spiritual guide and its energy can help us with our personal development.
Creating your own Moon rituals means taking time for yourself and taking stock, relaxing and freeing yourself from your emotions.
An invitation to ritualize the cycle of the Moon to benefit from its energy and follow the path of personal development.
Who am I ? What are my desires? What are my goals?
To be carried out at each New or Full Moon but also at each equinox and solstice.
The revolution of the Moon around the Earth roughly corresponds to the feminine cycle, I find it interesting to look into the subject to honor its sacred feminine.
At the new Moon, energies are at their lowest, a good time for introspection and choosing new intentions.
At the waxing Moon, energy and light intensify. This is the phase of concretizing intentions.
At the full Moon, the brightness is at its peak. We are reaping the fruits of our efforts.
At the waning Moon, energy and light decrease. It's time to take stock and sort, in order to decide what we are going to keep or what we are going to get rid of.
Before beginning your moon ritual, determine a sacred space in your home where no one will disturb you.
Ensure that calm and privacy are respected.
Take a shower, light a candle or make yourself some tea before you get started!
For each phase of the Moon, let's discover rituals adapted to the energies of the moment to live in harmony with the cycles of nature.
New Moon Rituals
In this first phase of the lunar cycle, a phase of growth and renewal, make a fresh start and define your goals.
What are your intentions right now?
Ritual: wait for a moment conducive to introspection, such as after a meditation or a yoga session, to begin your new Moon ritual.
You will intuitively know that the time is right when you sincerely want to start this exercise, when your mind is clear and peaceful.
In a small notebook or on a loose sheet of paper, write down 1 to 3 of your intentions.
It doesn't have to be complicated and should come quickly and naturally.
- go to bed every night at 10 p.m.
- start each day with a moment of gratitude / meditation / yoga
- say no to outings that don’t appeal to me
- ask my family members for more help
- simplify meals
- no longer look at my phone after 8 p.m.
- be more conscious of my purchases
Very important: formulate your intentions in the present and affirmative.
For example “I go to bed every night at 10:00 p.m. for a good night's sleep. »
Every day, take the time to reread your intentions or to consciously remember them.
This way, they will have a better chance of coming to fruition.
Full Moon Rituals
In this phase of the lunar cycle, energy is at its peak.
It's time to take stock of the intentions set at the start of the cycle.
The Full Moon is a moment of transition that invites us to let go.
What has happened since the last New Moon?
What do I still want?
What will I leave out?
Ritual: To mark this highlight of the lunar cycle, several possibilities are available to you.
You can include a Moon salutation in your yoga session.
A sequence of postures that are gentler than the Sun salutation, the Moon salutation makes us work on flexibility and balance, while calming the mind.
You can also write down in your journal the things you are grateful for.
Or list the things you want to get rid of.
Take advantage of this pivotal time to do a sophrology exercise, a hypnosis session ( here is my favorite ) or cardiac coherence.
If the weather is nice, take advantage of the light of the Moon to take a little meditative night walk and literally “bathe” in its light.
Walking in peace is very calming and allows you to reconnect with nature.
On this occasion, fill a gourd with water and expose it to the rays of the Moon for a few hours to make your “lunar water”. When preparing it, don't forget to state your intentions.
You can drink or water your plants with this lunar water.
If you have semi-precious stones, now is the perfect time to cleanse and purify them with palo santo or sage.
Other ritual ideas for lunar cycle changes
There are endless ways to celebrate the high points of the lunar cycle.
Only your imagination is the limit.
Here are some additional ideas to enrich your New Moon, Full Moon or change of season rituals.
- Intuitive writing also called “journaling”: in a notebook reserved for this exercise, write what comes to mind, without censoring yourself. A memory, a dream, an emotion, a thought? Let them come to life on paper
- Intuitive drawing: take your pencils or pencils and let your hand transcribe your feelings of the moment on the white sheet. A deeply relaxing and somewhat exotic exercise because these days, who takes the time to draw and reconnect with their creativity?
- Intuitive dance: another intuitive exercise where only you are the master. Choose music that moves you in the most literal sense and let the melody guide your body, without expectations or goals.
- A yoga session: this is the opportunity to roll out your mat for a restorative yoga session. To reconnect with yourself and make peace in your mind.
- Breathing and meditations: sometimes difficult to implement on a daily basis, take advantage of the pivotal moments of the lunar cycle to do breathing exercises and meditations.
- Draw an oracle: If you have a deck of oracle cards, now is the time to take it out of its drawer. Spread the cards in front of you and draw one. Let yourself be guided by his message.
- Purification with sage or palo santo: each time the lunar cycle changes, you can purify your interior by burning a stick of sage or palo santo. Let the smoke fill the entire space and walk wherever the energy is being cleared.
- Olfactory meditation: if you have an essential oil diffuser, you can use it during the New and Full Moon by placing a few drops of your favorite essential oil in your diffuser. Essential oils have relaxing and purifying properties, like lavender or ravintsara for example.
Were you already practicing Moon rituals before reading this post?
If so, what rituals do you prefer?
And if not, has this post made you want to get started?
Share your experiences with the community in the comments!
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