Full Moon Self Care Ritual for November 2017
The full moon in November falls on the 4th of this month at 06.23, GMT+1. This full moon is in Taurus, the first earth sign which is ruled by Venus. The energy will be abundant and beautiful leading to harmonious relationships. The main theme for this full moon is safety and security. It's a very powerful time to let go of things that aren't serving you anymore and to harness the vitality and potent powerful energy of the moon to focus on looking towards your future, creating a stable vision for your environment, your home, your family.
Take a moment to complete this short ritual which will help you to seek out what you need to release and where you need to focus your abundant energy for the future.
It is best to do this between November 2nd and November 7th when the moon energy is at it's most transformative.
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.
When you are ready open your eyes. Light your candle and insence stick or sage and use it to cleanse your energy field or aura by waving it around your body for a few moments.
Take your pen and first sheet of paper and write "What am I releasing?" at the top of the page. Now take some time to think about what is holding you back. Pay attention to where you feel a lack of safety, security or stability in your life, look at your relationships, your home life, your surroundings. Let your thoughts flow naturally and just write without really paying too much attention to what is flowing. Let your heart speak.
When you feel you have written all you need to take your second piece of paper. Write "What am I making space for?" at the top of this page. And then repeat the exercise, allowing your heart to speak freely. Be very clear as to what you are making space for, the Universe loves clarity. Allow yourself to look into the future, to imagine what it is that would make you feel safe, secure and stable, again focus on relationships, your home life, your surroundings, what do you need to do for yourself to feel security.
Once you have finished spend some time reconnecting to your breath and repeat the breathing exercise.
You can end the ritual by burning the "What am I releasing" paper with your candle, be safe and make sure you have something to catch the paper if you are doing this, such as a clay plantpot.
Take your "What am I making space for" paper and put it 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 the paper throughout the coming weeks to reaffirm what you are creating space for.
Happy Full Moon yogis!