Manifesting and Cleansing Ritual for the Full Blue Moon – Oct 31
October began and now ends with a full moon.
The Full Blue Moon in Taurus came in at 10:49 am ET, making the lunar energy relaxed and grounded.
The following are words I invite you to use if you feel called to enhance the power of the moon on your behalf:
I invite the energy of the full moon completely into my essence.
And with gratitude and admiration, I inhale her gifts graciously.
Thank you for the love that blesses my body, my mind, my soul.
Thank you for the light that ignites my heart and provides warmth to those who cross my path.
My manifestations are ripe and ready to burst to fruition with your loving energy.
Grant me the strength to stand true to myself and for peace and happiness to dance amongst the world.
I love you.
La Luna, my love.
The stone used tonight was a blue/black moonstone. As part of the ceremony it is tossed in the air 7 times, while chanting, then doused in a silver bowl of water 7 times, while chanting again. It is then placed outside, where you pour the water on it. It will stay there overnight, soaking up the blue moon’s charge.
1 – Temperance (left) – Balance, patience, purpose.
Temperance is the card for bringing moderation into your life. You are being invited to stabilize your energy and allow the life force to flow through you, without force or resistance. It’s time to get back to your true nature, in flow.
This card calls on you to remain calm, even when life feels stressful. Manage your emotions. You have learned to keep composed in stressful situations. Your respect for balance and tranquillity is what will help you achieve and experience fulfilment in your life.
Temperance asks you to take the middle path and accommodate all perspectives. Now is not the time to be highly opinionated or controversial. Be the peacekeeper and take a balanced approach, avoiding any extremes.
There is alchemy within Temperance. This Tarot card is about blending, mixing and combining diverse elements in a way that creates something new and even more valuable than its separate parts. ‘Blending’ can take on many forms. For example, a blended family, an artist who blends different materials or techniques, a coach who blends several modalities in her practice.
The Temperance card shows that you have a clear, long-term vision of what you want to achieve. You are not rushing things along. Instead, you are taking your time to ensure that you do the best job you can. You know you need a moderate, guided approach to reach your goals.
Finally, this card reflects higher learning. You are learning a great deal where you are now and are at peace with what you are doing. It is all coming together well. Your inner voice is guiding you to the right outcome, and you are patiently listening and following.
2 – The Tower, reversed (center) – Personal transformation, fear of change, averting disaster.
The Tower reversed (upside down) suggests you are in the midst of a significant personal transformation and upheaval. This is different from the experience of the Tower card being upright, where the change is because of external circumstances and may even feel forced upon you.
While this can be an unsettling time, trust in the process and know it is for the best. You are creating change and transformation so you can step into a new and evolved version of yourself.
At times, the reversed Tower can be a sign that you are resisting change and delaying the necessary destruction and upheaval. You may be in denial that change is occurring. Or you may be clinging to an old belief system even though you know they are no longer relevant or healthy for you. As much as you don’t want to, you need to go through this difficult time to learn a valuable lesson and make progress in your life. And know that if you continue to resist this change, it will only force its way into your life even more. The growth and transformation that the Tower card brings are inevitable. No amount of hiding or denying will make it go away, and it will only get louder with potentially greater upheaval.
Finally, the reversal of the Tower can reduce the impact of the change about to enter your life, particularly if you are tuned in to your intuition. You may be forewarned or have an intuitive sense that something big is about to happen, and you can plan ahead to avoid (or minimize) the destruction that lies ahead.
3 – The Empress (right) – Beauty, nurturing, abundance, nature.
The Empress calls on you to connect with your feminine energy, creativity, fertility, elegance. Create beauty in your life. Connect with your senses through taste, touch, sound, smell and sight. Draw on these senses to experience pleasure and deep fulfilment. Treat yourself to a day spa, learn massage, enjoy a fine restaurant or spend more time with your partner.
The Empress signifies abundance. You are surrounded by life’s pleasures and luxuries and have everything you need to live a comfortable lifestyle. You are in a period of growth, in which all you have dreamed of is now coming to fruition. When the Empress appears in a reading, take a moment to reflect on the bounty that surrounds you and offer gratitude for all you have created so you can continue to build on this energy and create even more abundance in your life.
As the Mother Earth archetype, the Empress urges you to venture out into nature to ground your energy and be in flow with the earth. Allow yourself the time and the space to enter a different frame of mind and receive the grounding of nature. Get your feet in the dirt, your hands in the water, your body against the trees. When you do this, you can reach higher planes of consciousness.
When you are in tune with the energy of the Empress, you will naturally take on her mothering nature. You feel a strong urge to nurture and care for others, from a place of loving compassion and support. You see it as a gift and an honor to tend to others, and in doing so you too, receive benefit.
The Empress can also suggest pregnancy or birth. This may be an actual pregnancy or childbirth, or a metaphorical ‘birth’ of a new idea or project. Bring your creative ideas into being by nurturing them and supporting their growth. Allow those designs and their manifestation to flow through you, acting with compassion and love.