The Moon is ruled by Cancer, making its influence quite powerful in the cardinal water sign. Cancer Full Moons are very emotional times and can be experiened as quite turbulent. Our goal in this energy is to lean WAY in to our emotions and to let them tell us secrets about oursleves, secrets about who we hope to be and who we hope not to be. All of these secrets will be revered as sacred - no matter what they are or how uncomfortable they make us - and we will accept and love them without judgment. Radical self-acceptance is our greatest tool in dismantling the structures that would keep us small and meek. To celebrate this Full Moon in Cancer on 1/12/17, we celebrate oursleves.
What you will need:
1 pink 7-day ritual candle in glass container
1 piece of Rhodochrosite
1 printed image of the Star card XVII
Pen or pencil
palo santo oil (optional)
STEP ONE: Cleanse your space, holding the intention that you are preparing it for a sacred operation and that only those beings working for the highest good of all are invited
STEP TWO: Gather your supplies and settle in to your cleansed space
STEP THREE: (optional) Put one drop of Palo Santo oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Palo Santo is a spiritual and energetic purifier. We use it here to remind ourselves that we are as we are for a purpose greater than ourselves.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle a small amount of dried mugwort in the top of the candle. Mugwort opens a gateway to the dream realm, to journeying. We use it here to honor and access our highest spiritual selves.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed Star card, write either:
A) a secret admirer letter to yourself. Consider what you most aspire to be admired for, what you have to offer in service to your community, write the letter as if you have already accomplished the deeds you are admired for. Again, step outside of yourself for this exercise.
B) a list of eight things about yourself you resist accepting. These can be a mix of attributes, actions, beliefs, narratives, anything. These can be dark. If we ever want to move forward as humans, we must first accept ourselves fully and then make changes from there.
The Star card represents ancient feminine energy of hope and regeneration. She grounds herself in the Earth and feeds her surroundings with healing waters to ensure all that is hoped for for the highest good of all comes to pass.
STEP SIX: Place the candle and the Rhodocrosite on top of the Star image (image side up). Rhodocrosite opens the heart and chanels love energy inward, filling us with love so we can show that love freely to others and radically accept oursleves for the glorious, sacred, flawed beings we are.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in quiet meditation reflecting on your process, your goals, and your connection to the Moon, the Universe, and all your fellow beings here on this planet.
Let your candle burn until it goes out on its own in a firesafe place. While it is burning, be sure to stay aware of any signs, symbols, or messages that come through. These can be from loved ones, strangers, dreams, signs on the street - anywhere. If you chose to write option A, spend a few minutes each day visualizing yourself as the fully realized person receiving the secret admirer letter. If you chose to write option B, spend a few minutes each day actively loving one or two items on your list.
Happy Full Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH