This Full Moon in Pisces occurs on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 12:02 AM Pacific Time.
August was a wild month. We had 2 eclipses and Mercury retrograde providing insights and shifts in perspective that were not always welcome or comfortable, but were always in the service of our Highest Good. Now with the Full Moon in dreamy, compassionate Pisces, we get an opportunity to clear the debris kicked up over the past month and tap into our deepest personal truth.
When we talk about truth in a spiritual sense, we talk about the very core of our relationship with the fabric of the Universe, about what we know deep within is eternal and what is worth striving for. Personal truth does not reveal what job we should take or what relationships will make us happy, it reveals what we have to give to the Universe, to our fellow beings on Earth, to those who come after us. It is a truth that transcends the mundane reality of our daily lives and connects us in profound ways to our soul's purpose.
To dive deep into our innermost waters, we turn to The Moon. This card teaches us to step beyond the threshhold of our fears and into the unknown. Like the lobster crawling from the sea floor up onto land in the Smith illustration, we must dare to venture to psychic places we are not even sure we can survive, to explore places we have never - and are not sure we can - even survive. When we do, a Divine path opens up before us in the distance, lit by the light of the Full Moon.
You will need:
· 1 black 7-day ritual candle in glass container
· 1 piece of Chrysocolla
· 1 printed image of the The Moon
· Pen or pencil
· Sugar (optional)
· Clary Sage 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 clary sage oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Clary sage promotes clear vision. We use it here to stay open and alert to the messages revealed in the clearing process.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle a small amount of sugar in the top of the candle simply to add a little sweetness to this operation. Seeing what has been obscured and venturing into uncharted inner territory can be uncomfortable and most of us had our fair share this past month. We want to keep this revelation of truth a gentle experience.
STEP FIVE: Write the following appeal on the back of The Moon card. You may choose to use any or all of the words and phrases separated by forward slashes in accordance with your personal belief system.
I ask you
Divine/Universe/Guides/Ancestors/Forces of Nature
To clear any debris and blockages
I have to receiving the wisdom of my Personal Truth
In accordance with what will best serve
My Highest Good and the good of all
Thank you/So Mote It Be/Aho/Ashé/Amen
STEP SIX: Place the black candle and the Chrysocolla on top of The Moon card (image side up). Chrysocolla is strongly associated with Goddess energy. It helps to eliminate fear and open heart-centered communication.
Black candles are used for clearing. As the candle burns down, it takes with it the energetic sludge and debris obscuring our deepest personal truth.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in meditation feeling the spark of connection deep within your being. Know that the Moon, the Universe, and all your Guides and Angels and Ancestors will be here to assist and support you. Let your candle burn until it goes out on its own in a fire-safe 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. Spend a few minutes with your candle each day, feeling your being grow clearer as your personal truth comes to light.
Happy Full Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH