Full Moon Water Ritual ~ Cancer Rising

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Tonight, at 7:39 pm PST (10:39 pm EST), we have a Full Moon in Cancer rising up in her full light to share her last light of 2020. This year has been one we will all remember, in good and sad ways. The challenges have been palpable and the learnings deep and full. No matter if you have been able to identify them, they are there and if need be, this Moon is one that you can use to bring them into the light before leaving this year.

We entered 2020 with a Full Moon in Cancer and we leave 2020 with a Full Moon in Cancer. When the Moon is in her sign, you can be guaranteed that she is emitting the Divine Mother energy. Take this time to nourish yourself and indulge in some self-care. It will be received well and I believe give you 100-fold results under this light. Take this Full Moon light and move into 2021 by being extra kind to yourself and keeping hope in your heart ~ new beginnings start with hope.

I chose the photo above, because I love the symbolism of the Blue Heron standing in the Moonlight. Blue Herons are about self-reflection ~ the power of knowing the self. Blue Heron is urging you to dive into the watery world of feelings to seek your truth. Like the Phoenix, she emerges from the unseen worlds of spirit into a new balanced lens of self in order to embrace its potential again and again. Maybe you could use Heron energy this Full Moon.

Find a ritual, your ritual, as they can be so nourishing and turn you inward to your quieter spaces. Start with your Full Moon Water Ritual and experience the healing benefits till the First Full Moon in 2021, the Full Moon in Gemini. You will find that it will help you to connect with new parts of yourself, bring a smile to your heart, or help quiet you so you can hear the sweet words your soul is sharing. Gathering the light of the Moon into water is a way to connect to your feminine power.

There are many ways to use the Moon Water once it is charged: I love the most ancient and sacred practice of drinking this moon magic. But you can also use it for blessings, for cleansing your chakras, or making tea or soups. You will intuitively know what to do with yours once you hold the power of the charged water in your hands.

Creating your Moon Water Magic:

  1. To begin, you will want to pick a glass container, jar, or bowl - something that will hold the sacred feeling of what you want the water to carry over the next 28 days. The vessel can vary with each full moon - sometimes large, sometimes small, colored or clear. You may feel inspired to decorate the vessel with colors by surrounding it with gemstones, flowers, leaves, candles or even draw or write on it…be creative!
  2. On the eve of the Full Moon fill your container using filtered or distilled water. Bless the water, by holding it and visualizing the water collecting the energy of the moonlight. Share your love and intention with the water by speaking into it - tell it what you want the light to shine on in your life.
  3. Cover the container and place it outside, if possible, where the moon can shine into the water all night. If you cannot place it outside, choose a windowsill where it can gather the greatest number of moonlit hours.
  4. The next morning collect the container with the Moon Water, hold and bless it again thanking Grandmother Moon for her light and energy, then take your first sip!
Every morning until the next full moon, take a sip of your Moon Water on an empty stomach. With each sip you will strengthen yourself with the properties of the full moon. Open yourself to her energy of creativity, wildness, imagination and brightness ~ she is there for you. Remember the blessings and intentions you placed in her and let this be a new way to start your day with gratitude and connection to the light within you.
Moon energy is something we all experience bi-monthly as her ocean tides rise and fall and the Earth tides (body tides) create a displacement of the Earth, which is caused by the gravity of the Moon and the Sun. We may not feel it in a active sense any more than we do the spinning of the earth as it rotates on its axis, but as we tune into it we can feel her pull. We women are in bodily ceremony with her every month as we follow her cycle of 28 days in our menses. We feel her rhythm as she wanes and waxes and she calls to us on a deep emotional and nurturing level. We carry the vibration of her feminine power.

For your alter use milky, creamy colors along with pearl, moonstone or ruby gemstones. Peppermint is a lovely scent to bring in the spirit of the Great Mother. 

As we move into a new decade, there is a freshness in the cool, crisp days that clears mind and heart giving us a new perspective on our lives. Keeping our awareness in the present moment and bringing our inner selves into harmony give us a strong inner core to bring our visions forward.

We place a lot of focus on the Full and New Moons; however, I believe the true work, the hardest work, is done in the space between them. As we step into 2021 with our hopes and dreams, let us find time to nurture ourselves so that we can begin our year with love & hope. 

May you & your loved ones be blessed in this coming year,
xx Debra
Moon Mama

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