CRAFT YOUR OWN FULL MOON RITUAL
Hey Goddess, Tori here from Liberato. I’m a designer of sacred moments and I have a full-fledged love affair with the moon. I’ve created so many morning routines and self-care regimens that ultimately fall to the wayside and get forgotten. But I’ve found by aligning my self-care with the cycles of the moon, there will always be a reminder, there will always be a second chance to recommit to taking care of myself and connecting to my spirit.
When you go to create a ritual, remember that there is no right or wrong way to do it and if there’s a ritual element other people seem to really enjoy but you just can’t seem to get into it, let it go. The easiest, most supportive routine to follow is the one that’s full of activities and objects that inspire you- that’s going to be different for everyone!
Intentionally choose a space where you feel comfortable and at peace. Let your partner, roommates, or family know you need a few moments on your own. Here are some ideas of where you can do a full moon ritual:
- In your bath
- In your bedroom
- A special spiritual corner of your home
- Your car (for real, it’s peaceful there)
- Out in nature on a hiking trail
- Or your backyard
Choose what works best for you and your lifestyle. Tidy up the area, decorate it, or simply set the intention to make it a sacred space.
For the beginning of your ritual, choose an action that will help set this time apart from the rest of your day. Here are some of my favorite ways to open a ritual:
- Stretch it out on the yoga mat
- Say a prayer
- Turn on some music and take some deep breaths
- Perform a smoke cleanse with sage or incense
My moon clock is a constant reminder of life’s phases. I usually take this time to dust it off and make sure it’s aligned with the current position of the moon.
The purpose of a moon ritual is to connect with the deeper, quieter parts of your psyche and make sure you are on the best path for yourself, living your life with intention. How do you best connect to your intuition? For me, it’s journaling. It could also be meditation, tarot cards, or talking aloud. Here are some check-in prompts to consider in whatever form you choose:
- Where in my life am I making myself small?
- Where am I settling?
- What am I feeling called to create?
- What do I wish I could say?
- What am I most grateful for?
- When do I feel most like myself, alive, and awake to life?
I want to invite you to stay a while in the bubble of good energy you’ve created for yourself. There’s no reason to rush in and out of your moon ritual. Do whatever sounds most natural and fun, here are some of my favorite things to celebrate the full moon:
- Take a ritual bath with a special bath bomb
- Dance in the mirror
- Practice breath work
- Turn on a sound bath
- Go through a yoga flow
- Make some art
- Write a gratitude list
CLOSE IT OUT
I hope the moon ritual you built for yourself was refreshing and deeply relaxing. Before you go, thank yourself for the time you carved out and the peace you offered yourself. Leave with intention in one of the following ways
- Meditate on what you’ve experienced
- Blow out your candle ceremoniously
- Leave with a prayer
- Burn a list of things you are letting go of
- Lovingly put away your ritual objects
Your ritual can be different every time, because, like the moon, you are constantly changing. Every time a new or full moon is coming up, you are tenderly invited to return to a practice that lights you up and gives you what you need to keep going. May this full moon shine light on your self-care practice and help you embrace the very best parts of yourself.
– Tori Strode, Founder of Liberato
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