Omg! Have you seen the glorious, radiant full moon light? Wowzers! Beauty She is. This is a full moon and lunar eclipse in Pisces so were are in for a surge of emotions here, intense stuff for many. Those pestering, lingering, unresolved emotions of ahhh…life – are here at the surface so let’s honor those teachers…yes?!
This full moon is also known as the Harvest Moon when crops are harvested and all the seeds we planted have come into fruition. So this moon ritual will be two fold.
To start, I must say on this full moon day, I feel a bit pent-up, restless, anxious, like things are brewing on the inside. I feel like the cork just may pop off and yet I’m not quite sure what feelings are there trying for my attention, I simply know that the restless, anxious energy is a call inward to what lies under the leaves of anxiety.
This full moon in watery, emotional Pisces invites us to swim into our emotions, to greet them so we may learn and heal from these sacred messengers. We need to get them out of our bodies, our bones, our ligaments and organs and we do so by expressing them in some manner so their energies don’t restrict and tighten up in our bodies and lead to illness (we are approaching cold season). They call for fluidity and release. Surrender to them rather than fight against them, they are here to guide you, to teach you, to show you the way.
Here are 3 Ways to Express Your Emotions – Part 1 of the Ritual.
- Write a letter to someone who you have been struggling with. What’s there. Release it all, say what you need to say and put pen to paper. You will not mail or send this, this is for you to release and acknowledge true feelings that are lurking around so you can get some clarity and freedom from the emotional baggage.
- Grab some crayons and just start spewing words on a sheet of paper that come to mind. Annoyed, frustrated, hurt, disgusted, finished, done, complete….you get the picture. Spew out those feeling like an emotional purge and just see them there on the paper outside of you. Include thoughts or images that come to mind, even scribbles or doodles, just get it out!!
- Dance it out! Put on a faster pace tempo song and Taylor Swift it by “Shaking it Off”. Literally imagine shaking out your feelings through your hands, by swaying your body, by kicking and stomping your feet. Dance your anger, dance your sorrow, dance your hurt or frustration. This is so amazing when you dance with that intention, let it be a movement meditation or better yet, a raw full blown release of what is there in whatever form your body naturally and spontaneously moves.
Part 2 Ritual – Gratitude & Awareness
And lastly, it is that special time of Harvest, the time when we are hopefully most bountiful. The thoughts of gratitude come to mind and also an awareness of which “crops” did not grow. First take some moments to list at least 5 wonderful things in your life right now and why they are wonderful.
I’m grateful for………..because…….
List all the magic that you seen and feel in your life... (the changing colors of leaves, the cold and warm air, the smell of pumpkin spice, candles, my son’s smile, the humour my oldest son carries,etc).
I invite you to do a collage of all the wonderful things you’ve harvested this year on one sheet and on anothe to collage crops would you like to keep growing, or grow next year? What “crops” didn’t grow that you’d like in your life and really explore how to better grow them this coming year or season. What can you do differently in your harvesting process?
Enjoy this magical Harvest Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse. Emotionally release then gather up all that gratitude for the wonder alongside the dark stuff. That is life, ain’t it 😉
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