In the cycle of the moon, the full moon represents a culmination. It is a point where seeds planted six months earlier — at the new moon in the same sign — are coming to fruition.
If you were climbing a mountain, the full moon represents the peak.
Although it’s not the completion of the journey, the full moon is an important pause point; a moment to step back and reflect on how far we’ve come and to take stock of where we are.
The full moon phase is associated with harvest, celebration and gratitude.
This phase reminds us that there is always something to celebrate and be grateful for, even when the journey remains in progress and there is much work left to do.
If we don’t pause to reap the harvest and express our gratitude, we will eventually feel like we are always working hard without a reward.
The full moon is also a time for releasing. Once the moon has passed it’s point of fullness and begins to wane, it’s important to release what no longer serves us.
This may seem like a contraction, but it’s really two distinct moments within the larger context of the full moon phase. With any harvest, there is a process of selecting out what is useful and what we don’t need.
A Full Moon Ritual
A full moon ritual that can help you embody your progress and let go with greater ease.
A ritual at its most simple level is a practice of embodiment. It takes things from your head and makes them real.
The easiest way to do this is by writing.
On a piece of paper or in a physical or digital journal, make 4 lists:
- what you are reaping with this full moon
- what you are grateful for
- what you are celebrating
- what you are releasing
If you do this with each full moon you will notice how much you are taking into your life and how much you have to celebrate.
the light of full moon
illuminates your harvest
reap with gratitude