Full Moon Ritual for fortitude and clarity in the pursuit of our Highest Purpose. This full moon is in the sign of Virgo, the virgin. The main quality that made a woman a virgin in ancient times was not chastity, though many were chaste. Virgins were women who devoted their lives to serving as priestesses in temples devoted to Goddesses. At this Full Moon in Virgo, we seek to find the clarity and the strength to devote ourselves completely to our own Highest Purpose, to become the devoted virgins in the temple of our lives and our communities. How can you see clearly what your Highest Purpose is? How can you best embody the role you were put here to play? How can you honor your community by honoring your greatest strengths? And how can you find the fortitude to stay in this for the long haul? We seek the wisdom of the Full Moon in Virgo for guidance.
What you will need:
1 white 7-day ritual candle in glass container
1 piece of Fluorite
1 printed image of the Strength card VIII
Pen or pencil
Bergamot 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 Bergamot oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Bergamot is an energizer. We use it here to keep our intellect and our bodies sharp and awakened.
STEP FOUR: (optional) place a couple leaves of Rosemary in the top of the candle. Rosemary enacts protection that originates in the heart. We use it here to maintain a feeling of loving security within ourselves and for our community.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed Strength card, write an appeal to the Moon for guidance on any and all of the questions above that resonate with you most. To make this ritual activate as strongly as possible, use the present tense. For example, "I receive with awe and gratitude the wisdom and guidance of the Moon as she shows me how I can fulfill my Highest Purpose for the benefit of all". This is a ritual for you. Use language that resonates with you without getting too caught up in whether it is "correct". Use what I have written simply as a guide and a starting point. You know what is best for you.
The Strength card represents the great power in standing in your strength without needing to exert it to prove it exists. It shows us that love, compassion, collaboration, and gentleness can be the highest forms of strength. The lesson we draw on here is that we are already strong and powerful and we show that by living our Highest Purpose.
STEP SIX: Place the candle and the Fluorite on top of the Strength image (image side up). Fluorite gives us clarity and focus of mind, allowing the clutter of daily life to clear and the wisdom of the Universe and the Moon to come in and show us the way forward. We use a white candle here to mirror the bright white light of the Full Moon and to ground our operation in the Divine.
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.
Happy Full Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH