Hi peeps! If you didn’t look out your window last night or early this morning, it is this month’s full moon – the Sturgeon Moon. During the full moon, I like to partake in a couple of rituals. I like to cleanse my crystals and set them out on my windowsill to recharge with the moon’s energy all night. This is a ritual that I know most crystal and full moon lovers tend to maintain and enjoy. This is also my personal and spiritual practice. If you’re curious, I simply cleanse my crystals by placing them in clean water and laying them out to dry. But only those crystals that are okay to come into contact with water. Before sunset, I light Palo Santo, set my intentions and lay them out in the moonlight.
I have several crystals that I consider to have personal healing properties and ones I keep close by. For example, clear quartz assists with healing the mind and enhancing other crystals. It’s great to have quartz in your home to remove negative energy. Amethyst is used to relieve stress, sadness and anxiety. Selenite heals and opens blocked chakras. It is another wonderful crystal to release negativity. Rose quartz soothes anger and resentment in the heart and fosters empathy and forgiveness of others. Citrine opens intuition and attracts success and prosperity. There are many crystals out there and some that are incredibly rare. I invite you to take a tour among the crystals and see which ones call out to you.
Palo Santo is also known to be a powerful form of cleansing. It grows in South America and is also known as “holy wood.” It is used for smudging and is believed to have medicinal and therapeutic properties. It is part of my daily ritual. I ignite the stick and waft the smoke around the space I am in and often times, around myself. Its aroma is amazingly intoxicating.
Another aspect in my daily ritual is setting an intention. What defines an intention? An intention can be a goal, a positive phrase or word that you wish to guide you, or simply a dream. When I set an intention, it is typically the same each day if I am focusing on a particular goal. The objective is manifesting this particular intention and making it reality. I am a huge believer in manifesting dreams! Think about what Maya Angelou once said, “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” We are capable of our own happiness.
I am sure a lot of you have heard that the full moon brings along waves of energy. We have the ability to harness this energy and use it to our advantage. It is important to remain calm and positive during this time. The full moon isn’t the only time to harness your dreams, but it certainly is a powerful time. Have a wonderful weekend!