Celebrating the full moon used to be associated with the world of psychics, witches and other branded “woo woo” communities. But, interest in full moons continues to grow in popularity. So, what do people actually do when they undertake a full moon ritual?

I decided to try one myself, for the first time. I found it very satisfying; it seemed to give me a sense of calm and relaxation, so I wanted to share my step-by-step full moon ritual with you.

  1. Start by doing at least 10 minutes of exercise –  this could be dancing frantically around your room or a particularly intensive yoga flow,  it’s completely up to you!
  2. Then go to a space that you feel is cosy and comfortable. Try turning on some fairy lights, lighting candles or burning incense.
  3. Now sit and meditate, again try this for at least 10 minutes. Meditation is hard but try and still your mind!
  4. If you have, burn some sage or other types of cleansing smoke. Don’t worry if you want to miss this step. Try doing this with the intention that you are clearing the air of any negative energy.
  5. Next, write a list of what you want to let go of going into the next month. Try focusing on one, for example, recurring jealousy or anger towards someone or something.
  6. Write the one you’ve focused on a piece of paper and, here’s the fun part, destroy it! Burn it, (safely) or flush it down the loo. 
  7. Next, write down everything you are grateful for the last four weeks.
  8. Then write down a list of what you want to happen for the next month. These are your intentions. Try to really envision yourself doing each one.
  9. Now sit and enjoy your space, excited for what’s to come on this new moon!
  10. So, as you can see, a full moon ritual is a great excuse to tidy up your space and prepare yourself for the coming “moon” or the next four weeks. I also think it’s great for your mental health to really think about what you are grateful for and what you want to try and move on from. There is also great power in envisioning what you want to achieve. So give it a go, it’s a great way to spend a night in!

Meet the award winning hypnotist Sophie West in this episode of The Rob Harkavy Interviews.

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