Full moon rituals: how to harness lunar energy to manifest bliss

Full moon rituals are the best way to access lunar energy and help close chapters and open others

Full Moon Rituals
Full moon in aquarius
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Full moon rituals have been a sacred part of humanity since the beginning of time. Looking to the sun, moon, planets and stars for guidance is by no means a new fandangle concept. So here's how to make the most of your full moon ritual each lunar cycle.

As this full moon is a Blue Moon in Aquarius, there are certain extra particular things to consider. In light of this, we reached out to an expert astrologer.

 Stephanie Powell, curator of Leona Moon Astrology, is a San Francisco-based astrologer, memelord, editor, writer, and cat lover. She kindly spoke to woman&home about full moon rituals and how to supercharge your life with these fun and interesting rituals.

Discussing her method, Stephanie says, "I usually like to incorporate the element of the lunation into my full moon rituals."

"Since this full moon is taking place in an air sign, I'd recommend starting with breathwork and meditation and then creating a sigil. Air signs are known for their intellect, communication, and writing, so creating a magical sigil is right up Aquarius' alley." 

begin with breathwork

Stephanie says, "Start by doing a breathwork exercise, you can find endless examples on YouTube, or pick some calming music and inhale for three seconds and exhale for five seconds."

"Do this until you feel incredibly calm. Whether you're eager to release a pattern or behavior this full moon or call in something new, visualize how you feel once the pattern is gone or imagine what your life is like with that new element in the fold."

She asks, "How do you feel? What's different? How do you feel in the morning when you wake up? Imagine it's already happened."

Set your intentions

So now it's time to put out to the universe what you truly desire.

Stephanie says, "Make a paper sigil! Write out an affirmation: For example, 'I am abundant' and remove all repeating letters and vowels. Create a symbol with the letters you are left with--there is no right or wrong way to design a sigil," she explains. "Here, you are the magic."

"Charge your sigil with your intention: Light a candle and focus on your desires or move your body with exercise, dance, or singing and activate your energetic core to raise your vibration. Look at your sigil and imagine directing that energy into it. Visualize what your life is like with this change as if it's already occurred. Get specific!"

Once you've created your intention and your sigil, it's time to let go. "Now it's time to release!," Stephanie tells us. "Grab a bowl of water (for safety) and burn the sigil. Take any remains and throw them away in the garbage (preferably a garbage outside of your home)."

So now all there is left to do is take in all of the abundance and enjoy the fruit of your manifestations. Happy full moon to you all.

Aoife Hanna

Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with over 1500 bylines and a background in creative writing, comedy and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the soon-to-be-published Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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