Full Moon Ritual | Honoring the Moon and Her Energy at Every Moon Phase

Full Moon Ritual | Honoring the Moon and Her Energy at Every Moon Phase

The Full Moon is probably the most followed Moon Phase. It is a time of celebration, reaping of benefits, and soaking in the accomplishments that we have made throughout the Moon Cycle. The Full Moon in the Tarot, to me, would be The World. The Full Moon seems to bring the energy that the World is at your feet. 

Of course, basking your crystals in the light of the Full Moon is a great idea. This charges them and reconnects them to the Earth. You can read about how to do that here.

But, the Full Moon is a great way to look back on the past cycles of the Moon and see how your intentions and goals came to fruition. Now, this can be intentions from previous cycles or within the current cycle. Of course, not all goals and intentions will be accomplished within the short time between the New Moon and the Full Moon. So patience is key when setting these intentions and understanding that it can take many Moon Cycles for Moon Magic to work.

A great Full Moon ritual is to create a Full Moon altar to celebrate and honor accomplishments. It is best to make this altar and take it down towards the 3rd Quarter Moon. 

Making an altar can look different for many people and cultures. I am Italian and Hispanic - so my altars tend to be in the heart of my home or on my kitchen table. I fill them with candles, ancestral offerings, food (expression of love and for remedies), crystals, and energy jars. I would urge you to look into your heritage and see what kind of altars and offerings are in line with your own culture. 

Aside from that, here is a basic guide on how to make a Full Moon Altar:

Begin by designating the space for your altar. Since this is an altar of celebration, it would be a great idea to set up your altar in a space of joy and love. Consider your living room, dining room where everyone gathers for a meal, or even in your kitchen. 

Once you have the space for your altar designated, now it is time to gather your materials. This will greatly depend on what you are celebrating, but here is a general list:

Career Accomplishments: money jar or dish (discover how to make on here), your paycheck stub or letter of promotion, bowl containing Rose of Jericho, green candle

Celebration of Love: Rose Quartz, a bouquet of fresh roses, cinnamon sticks, photos of your beloved (or of loved ones if celebrating family), pink candle

Celebration of Spiritual Growth: Amethyst, a tarot card or spiritual book of significance, divination tools, purple candle

Celebration of Peace: Fluorite or Aquamarine, fresh bouquet of Eucalyptus, bowl of Rose Water, white candle

Once you have gathered all of your items and have designated what you are celebrating and giving gratitude for, place your items on your altar. An altar cloth underneath your items may resonate with you but is not necessary. Once your items are placed, light your candle and let it burn. Stare into the flame, reflecting on how far you have come, and send gratitude to Source, your ancestors, or the Moon herself for your accomplishments and the opportunities that have been given. Continue to let the candle burn as long as you feel comfortable. You can snuff your candle and re-light as you'd like as part of a daily ritual or you may let it burn continually.