Full Moon Ritual for January - Master and Manifest
The first full moon of 2018 falls on the 2nd January at 03.24. This full moon is in Cancer and is known as the Wolf Moon, tradtionally named after the howling wolves of Native America. It is also a Supermoon and so the moon will seem brighter and closer to earth than usual. The full moon in Cancer will directly oppose the Capricorn Sun. Attachments and love are ruled by Cancer whilst the Capricorn energy is all about sobriety, being responsible and accountable.
This full moon in Cancer will set the tone of the coming year. 2018 is a master year, this means that projects, new ways of thinking or anything that you began in 2017 will start to come to fruition. Now is the time to reflect on what you have learnt in 2017 and decide on what are you going to choose to master? Where are you going to direct your energy flow?
Have you written your intentions for 2018? If not now is the time to do so. Focus on the questions posed above and decide on what is it that you are willing to master this year. Here is a short ritual to help you.
It is best to do this during or around the full moon but no more than 72 hours later as the moon energy is at it's most transformative during this period.
You will need a pen and two sheets of paper, a candle, an insence stick or some sage.
Find a comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Sit comfortably.
Take a moment to connect to your breath and the present moment. Breathe in to the count of 4 and out to the count of 6 for a few rounds with your eyes closed.
Take your paper piece and write at the top of the paper "What have I begun in 2017?" Then write 3 columns headed SOUL, CAREER and PERSONAL. Take some time to write down anything that you have begun in each of these areas in 2017 that you wish to continue or expand upon in 2018, write down anything that comes to mind however small or insignificant it might feel. When you feel you have written all you need to put it to one side
Take your next piece of paper. Write "What am I mastering in 2018?" at the top of this page. Again write the 3 columns headed SOUL, CAREER and PERSONAL. Begin to expand on all that you are mastering clearly and concisely setting intentions for everything that you listed in the first exercise. Add in anything else that you wish to master in 2018 that perhaps you haven't begun yet. Be very clear with these intentions.
Once you have finished spend some time reconnecting to your breath. Repeat the breathing exercise.
Take your papers and put them in a sacred space, you can create a small altar with a few things that are precious to you, photos of loved ones, candles, a crystal, some flowers. Come back to your intentions whenever you feel the need to be reminded of your purpose for this year.
Enjoy the Full Moon!