Full Moon Journaling
The moon has been always been a powerful force and fascination for human beings. The sacredness of the moon and its journey across our sky has long been seen as representative of the rhythm of life and the Universe, and has inspired rich symbolism and mythology across civilisations, eras and cultures.
The Full Moon is a particularly powerful time as it represents illumination
Since ancient times this moon has been sacred for divination, dream work and spiritual journeys as it reveals to us our innermost thoughts and feelings; encouraging us to reveal and clear the old and unnecessary, and intuitively hear the potency of dreams and intentions.
Because of the energy swelling and being projected at this time, many of us can feel life intensely and with increased sensitivity, so it is important to recognise that whatever is going within us (in our body, mind and spirit) can be crazily amplified at this time. Positive feelings can rapidly expand – as can negative.
The energy of the Full Moon actually embraces the day before, the day of, and the day after its arrival.
Full Moon Practice
Since I was a teenager I have indulged in a special Full Moon practice that I would like to share with you. Please take what ‘speaks to you’ and be playful with the practice .. bring light and joy to however you choose to embrace this Full Moon ritual, in alignment with the powerful positive energy shining down on you!
1. Find a quiet place where you can see the moon; this might be near a window or outside under the moon. If the moon is obscured by cloud or your environment .. just know that it is there regardless
2. Bring a candle, some beautiful paper and ink pen or coloured pencils .. items that are lovely to hold and work with
3. Dress warmly and comfortably, with a few suitable props to make the space sacred .. you may set up a special altar, bring an object or picture that represent dreams or wishes that you hold in your heart, a blanket for warmth, a glass of beautiful wine or favourite beverage, some special mood music
4. Take some time to meditate (whatever is your practice). Find a place of stillness .. getting comfortable in your posture, closing your eyes and taking whatever time you need to still your mind and body. Feel yourself connected to the earth, part of the Universal life force
5. Sense the moon above or around you; bathe in the light and the powerful moon energy
6. When ready, ask yourself, with an open and gentle heart ..
“what do I seek in life .. and .. what is seeking me?”
7. Pose the question, but do not search or push for an answer. Simply ask the question a couple of times and then sit with whatever arises .. without judgment or question. Open to any images, words or intentions that might bubble up from deep within
8. Listen with stillness; trust that an answer will come to you when the time is right
9. When you feel your time has come to finish, open your eyes and gather your paper and pen .. and then allow the words or images to flow out onto the paper. Write as much or as little as you feel called to. Decorate the page with drawings or symbols, highlight words, make lists, or just write until there is nothing left to write
10. When finished, put your paper aside and take some time to acknowledge the power of your vision. Give thanks to yourself and to the moon for providing the space for this ritual
11. I place my writings under my pillow and literally sleep on them for the next two or three nights, Then I usually put my moon journal away, into a special box that I use to holds memories and significant items
Over the years that I have written out many dreams under the Full Moon (and other sacred times as well), slept on them and then secreted them away. Mostly I then forget about them.
And sometimes I am called to find them .. and funny thing .. most of my Full Moon dreams have come to light and manifested
In the Northern Hemisphere, the Native Americans call this the Full Worm Moon a time when the ground softens enough for earthworms to reappear, roots start to push up through the soil and the Earth experiences a re-birth awakening from its winter slumber.
MysticMamma tells us that this full moon is in the sign of Virgo, the archetype of the virgin whose original meaning was a free woman or a woman onto herself. Holy and whole onto herself, she is the medicine woman within each of us who knows that by healing herself she heals the world .. She is .. able to separate the wheat from the chaff and helps us focus on what truly matters. She brings offerings of remembrance of our indelible connection to Mother Earth as our Source. She calls to us to recalibrate and restore as we rise into our real work.
I have created a little one-page PDF for your Full Moon Journaling tonight .. freely available to download just click on the link below. Namaste.