August Full Moon Rituals for Witchy Women
Calling all our favorite witchy women…are you set for the August full moon? This monthly astrological event is a time of transformation and manifestation. And we’re not talking about mythological creatures like in the movies, but rather evaluating your life and everything in it. Are you happy with your career, relationships and self-esteem? If not, there are various cleansing rituals to recharge and remove negative energy from your life. Here are a few of our favorites you need to try for the August full moon:
Get your crystals out
If you’re very interested in astrology, we’d be willing to bet that you have a few crystals in your collection. And the August full moon is the perfect time to bring your favorites out to play. This means placing them by the window for a “moon bath” to recharge healing powers, all of which may be transferred back to you in the most beautiful way. Every crystal possesses its own distinct abilities to carry you into the next phase of your life. Our personal favorites for the full moon? Citrine for positivity and manifestation, Onyx for strength and protection and Moonstone for growth and self-healing.
Perform a release ceremony
The August full moon is a time to not only summon exciting new things but also release what’s holding you back. Whether this is feelings of sadness over an ex, your problems at work or something more serious…start by writing these issues down on a sheet of paper. And hold absolutely nothing back. Be honest about how they made you feel and why you’re exiling them from your life, before folding up the note and preparing to give it the proper sendoff.
Once you’ve found a bowl that’s completely fire-safe, light the edge of your list with a gentle flame before watching it turn to ash right before your eyes. This symbolizes the roadblocks quite literally disintegrating to make room for more positive things in your life. And if you’re in the mood to be super poetic, you can even collect the ashes. Spread them in your favorite spot, like a nearby meadow or over the ocean, to bid farewell to your woes for good.
The ancient practice of sacred smudging has been around for thousands of years and helps to amplify any full moon ritual. By burning organic herbs like sage or palo santo, you’ll not only cleanse your home and inner spirit but also invite positive energy. It gives new meaning to the term “out with the old, in with the new.” And from the moment you light your smudging herb and allow the smoke to waft through your surroundings, you’ll feel the powers overcome you.
A tip from the smudging pros? Ensure that every inch of your home is saged; paying special attention to corners, doorways, basements, and other hidden areas. As the smoke envelops you, manifest the art of removing toxic energy from your life and replacing it with harmony, love and balance.
Take a moon bath
It’s not just your crystals that need a moon bath, but also your psyche! Bathing in the moonlight this August is one of the most simple yet superb full rituals around, helping you to align your inner energies with the boundless astrological forces. All you need to do is take a short walk outside under the mesmerizing shine of the moon or create a serene ambiance in your bathroom by lighting your favorite candles. As you immerse yourself in the moon’s energy, manifest it sweeping away any lingering negativity and providing a renewed sense of purpose and clarity.
Looking for more? Check out this article on wellness rituals from the Spafinder archives.