Spinning Your Gold Blog: Words to Open Hearts to Inspire Actions
"Let everything that wants to go, go.
Let everything that wants to come, come." ~Tosha Silver
The Full Thunder Moon on July 27-28 celebrates the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century for nearly four hours! Other names include full buck moon as it's the time when male deer start regrowing antlers shed in the winter and hay moon, after the July hay harvest.
And if that wasn't enough, Moon, Sun, and Earth are hangin' out in special ways:
"Mars is very bright and red throughout July and August 2018. But eclipse night will be a very special night. On July 27, the sun, Earth, and moon are aligned – placing the moon opposite the sun in our sky – producing an eclipse as Earth’s shadow falls on the moon’s face. On the same night, the sun, Earth, and Mars are also aligned, bringing Mars also opposite the sun in our sky, just like the full moon. That’s fun to think about, but there’s more for those who plan to observe the eclipse." -EarthSky.org
Here are six ways to celebrate these unique celestial energies:
* Prepping for the releasing ceremony
Consider making this Full Moon oil. If you don't have time to make it, there are sources where you can purchase oils for all moon phases!
* Releasing ceremony
Find a quiet time and place preferably outside free of distractions. Dab some of your Full Moon oil on your forehead, temples, and wrists. Fire is an essential part of this ceremony. Gather a candle or head to a fire pit or fireplace. Breathe, taking time in the silence asking these three questions:
What do I need to release for my best and Highest good?
Who and what no longer serves me?
Who and what seeks to go that I'm holding onto from the past?"
Listen to Inner Whisper. Write down what you hear.
When complete, burn the list. Watch the smoke rise and everything you've been holding within rising with the smoke.
* Cleansing prayer.
After you say this out loud, be sure to add the all-powerful AMEN which means "It is so."
* Full Thunder Moon bath
Don't have time for a ceremony? No worries. Just luxuriate in moon bath...or add this experience to your ceremony.
* Re-Charging of crystals and stones
If you have special crystals or stones, consider "recharging" them by placing them outside on a tabletop or towel in the moonlight for a couple of hours. The full moon's energy is felt for three to four days, so if you miss the actual day of the full moon, no worries. You can also wash them in salt or purified water as dust can collect on them.
Why do this?
It's believed that crystals hold energy like a battery and can become depleted after time. It's important to reconnect them with Mother Nature's powerful charges like those that emanate from a full moon--especially this one!
* Closing meditation and sound bath.
Much has been written about the scientific proof of the beneficial healing properties of meditation along with sound healing. It makes senses to add both practices to wrap up your Full Thunder Moon celebration. You can enjoy them alone or in a community of Moon Sistahs.
* Resouces for full moon gatherings.
Meet my Moon Sistah, Karen Lee Moon, on Facebook who passionately and consistently shares events like this one throughout the United States; also check out her visionary Find a Women's Circle: the divine feminine app.
If you're in Los Angeles, you can attend the Full Moon Meditation and Sound Bath with Crystals.
Consider prepping for and then enjoying a releasing ceremony. Speak a cleansing prayer and give thanks that everything that wants to go, will go. And everything that wants to come, comes.
Celebrate with a Full Thunder Moon bath. Cleanse and recharge crystals and stones.
Finally, close with a meditation or sound healing session alone or with Moon Sistahs in a community.
Happy Full Thunder Moon & Solar Eclipse!
P.S. Your special invitation awaits you to my free, private Facebook group for women, the Writer's VisionQuest, where I share moon information and inspiration. Our purpose is to "transform your words somewhere brilliant" by sharing and receiving writing and creativity resources.