Love letter to the Moon - Full Moon Ritual

Dear Moon,

How I long to feel you pulling.

Like the great tide, I'm hypnotized,

And lost to your constant lulling.


Sweet Moon,

Grant me power over free will.

Like the great tide, I've agonized,

And am weak to your hidden skill.


Unrelenting Moon,

Why give my night to dying stars.

Like the great tide, I've harmonized,

And let you gaze in all my scars.


Fearsome Moon,

If I could fly, I'd fall for you.

Like the great tide, I'm mesmerized,

And find your white light with gratitude.


Goddess Moon,

This day I swear to pulling weeds.

Like the great tide, I'm stabilized,

And clearing space for sewing seeds.


Dear Moon,

Hear me; I let go and release.

Like the great tide, I'm magnetized,

And find what doesn't stick, at peace.

Spells and poetry belong together - because poetry is art, and art is creation, and creation is magick.



What you need

  • Alter cloth that speaks to you in the season or mood you are in, or plain white cloth.

  • Salt.

  • Fireproof bowl.

  • A collection of leaves, twigs, stones or anything else you may find helps you feel connected to Earth.

  • Incense - any type or scent of your choosing.

  • White candle.

  • Jar of water.

  • Paper and pen.

Setup

  • Take a walk in the morning before the full moon and gather anything you find that calls to you and helps you feel a connection to Earth. These can be things like leaves, twigs, and stones.

  • Place your altar cloth somewhere peaceful, where you won't be interrupted, and you will be comfortable. Preferably outside, where you will be able to see the moon, but inside is also fine. Comfort is the most important factor in choosing your space.

  • Place your fireproof bowl directly in the middle of your altar cloth.

  • Find North (there is a compass on your phone if you need it).

  • Setup the earthly items you gathered on the North edge of your altar cloth.

  • Place your incense on the East edge, ensuring you have a safe burner, so nothing catches fire.

  • Place your white candle to the South. Again, ensuring it can be lit safely.

  • Finally, add a jar of water to the West edge of your altar cloth.

  • Once all is in place, create a circle of salt around the completed alter.

  • Now that your altar is complete, take a quiet moment to write down your intentions for manifestations, and anything you feel needs to be released. Try to write everything that comes to mind, then combine and narrow everything down to one thing you wish to release and one you wish to attract. Write these separately, each on its own sheet of paper.

The Ritual

  • Once the sky is dark and the moon is visible, light the incense, sit in front of your altar and get comfortable.

  • Light your candle and say, "I light this candle and ignite my power."

  • Start by meditating and calling to the moon. I do this by reciting my poetry out loud, but any style of meditation is fine here as long as you are focused on gathering energy from the moon.

  • Call to the corners, beginning in the North. Speak, "spirit of the North and element of Earth, ground me now in my power."

  • Next, go to the East. Take your two pieces of paper with your release and attract intentions on them and hold them over the incense smoke. Say, "spirit of the East and element of air, blow away all that stands between me and my power."

  • Move to the South and towards your candle. Take the paper with what you wish to release and hold it in the candle flame until it's on fire. Place the burning paper in the fireproof bowl in the altar's center, and as it burns, say, "spirit of the South and element of fire, may you burn away all that no longer serves my power."

  • Last, move to face the West and your jar of water. Take the paper that contains what you want to attract and add it to the water. Say, "spirit of the West and element of water, clear the way for my deepest power."

  • Once the ritual is over, gather your paper and incense ashes, the water and soaked paper, and your gathered earthly items. Bury them all together beneath the dirt. Before cleaning up your altar cloth and salt circle, do the closing ritual below.

Closing the Circle

  • Face West and say, "hail to the guardians of the West, thank you for attending this circle. Go in peace and know you are always welcome here."

  • Face South and say, "hail to the guardians of the South, thank you for attending this circle. Go in peace and know you are always welcome here."

  • Face East and say, "hail to the guardians of the East, thank you for attending this circle. Go in peace and know you are always welcome here."

  • Face North and say, "hail to the guardians of the North, thank you for attending this circle. Go in peace and know you are always welcome here."

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