FIRST FULL MOON OF 2017 (FULL WOLF MOON)
The full moon of January 2017 is blazing brightly in the skies tonight (Jan. 11). The moon technically reaches its full phase tomorrow morning (Jan. 12) , but skywatchers can get an eyeful of an apparently full lunar orb both tonight and tomorrow night. … Thus, the name for January’s full moon.
During the full moon it is a powerful time of letting go and releasing things that no longer serve you, what you no longer need in your life or an opportunity to let go of an aspect of yourself you have outgrown. The full moon energy is powerful and intense ~especially after your New Moon Intentions 2 weeks ago. A perfect time to take action; purge, unburden yourself of any fears of change, a relationship/job/plan and the energy attached to it, the belief you are not good enough, worrying about money or searching for answers externally rather than going within.
Fire and water are great symbolic ways of purifying.
Fire – consumes, burns away the old
Water – cleanses, washes away
A Full Moon Release Ritual
What you need: pen, paper, matches, candle, two small bowls, water
If possible do this outside under the Full Moon, connecting directly with Mother Nature and the Moon’s energies.
If you cannot be outside, find a quiet place indoors.
Clear your energy. Imagine standing under a silver waterfall and allow all negative and non-serving energies to be washed away.
Create a sacred space. Find a quiet place to sit, declutter and clean, place crystals or other special items around you.
Light the candle, fill one small bowl with water – place both in front of you, along with the other empty bowl.
Take a few deep breaths, centre yourself and then begin to write on the piece of paper what you wish to release from your life, what limiting beliefs you want to be free from, what no longer serves you or what you want to let go of.
When you have finished your list, sign and date the page.
Breathe deep into your heart and declare “I now let this go. And it is so.”
Then place one corner of the piece of paper over the candle allowing the flame to light your page (throw the page into the empty bowl as it burns) watching the flames consume what you are releasing, the smoke taking your intention to the Universe.
Please note: if your piece of paper struggles to light or burn, please consider if you are really ready to let this go! Only when you are willing to let go will the page burn – the faster the flames, the more willing you are to let it go.
Then place your hands in the bowl of water. Signifying cleansing of the old and opening to the new.
Remove your hands from the water and take a deep breath. Sit in silence for a moment. You may want to keep your candle burning for a while as you sit, allowing inspiration to spark.
This is only a suggestion of a ritual. Use your intuition to guide you. You may just want to sit with a lit candle and not burn your page. You may want to have a shower or jump into the ocean as part of a cleansing ritual. You may want to meditate on what to let go of rather than write it down.
Go with what works for you and what you feel comfortable with. It all comes down to intention. As long as your stay centered in why you are doing things in a certain way, the results will follow as you intended them to.