Release the Old and Invite the New During the Full Moon

The Full Moon is a perfect time to get let go of all things and events in your life that aren’t working for you and let in only what you want in your life. The energies of the Full and New Moon are powerful. I will show you one way to get rid of the old and that is to make a special event during the Full Moon. You can do this alone or invite a group of people, having everyone sit in a circle. Both ways are highly effective and very powerful.

First, create a relaxing atmosphere by lighting candles and incense if you have any. If you have sage, light some in a container, blow it out and smudge yourself with the smoke.

If you are not familiar with smudging and have some loose, dried sage or a smudge stick made out of sage, light it, then immediately blow it out to put out the fire. Fan the smoke around your body, with your hand or a feather fan starting at the top of your head down to your feet. Make sure you get the bottoms of your feet. We pick up negativity through the soles of our feet as we go about our day. Along with the candles and/or incense, sage powerfully clears the room and your aura energetically.

Get a metal container (like a metal bowl or a pot) and matches or a lighter.

Sit in a comfortable position and relax by focus quietly on your breath. Close your eyes and follow your breath as it moves in and out of your body. When thoughts pop up (as they will), acknowledge it and go back to focusing on your breath. Do this for five minutes or so before starting.

On a sheet of paper, write a list of things or situations in your life you would like to be rid of. Write down everything you no longer want in your life.

When you feel satisfied you have written everything you do not want, tear up this list and place the pieces in your metal container.

Go outside (or use your fireplace) under the Full Moon, light the paper in the container and let it burn. As the paper burns, say to yourself or out loud:

“I release and let go of all of these things that do not serve me. I release all worries. I release all pain. I release all fear. I release all sadness. I release all guilt, I release all resentments. I am free.”

While the paper burns, feel yourself getting lighter as the burdens lift off your shoulders. Notice yourself feeling a little more joyful.

After it has burned, return inside to your comfortable position, focus quietly again on your breath as you did before, and write on a fresh piece of paper a list of everything you do want in your life, whether short term or long term.

Write down all of your intentions. and desires. Make sure you date the paper at the top.

When you have completed your list, at the top or bottom of the paper, add the words:

“May these intentions and desires manifest for the Highest good of all”. If you desire, you can add one or more spiritual names you are personally drawn to at the top or bottom of your list. For example, you can write the name “Jesus”, “God”, “Mother Mary”, “Buddha”, or names of your favorite angels or guides, for added power. Add only the name (or names) that fit with your spiritual beliefs.

This exercise can be done on the two days following the Full Moon, if you happen to miss the exact Full Moon day, since the energies will still be strong. Keep this list private and review it before going to sleep and upon awakening. As your intentions and desires manifest, and they will, cross them off of your list. This exercise uses the Law of Attraction, which simply means you attract into your life what you focus or place your attention on.

On the New Moon, you can create a new list (throw this one away) of your intentions and desires or you can wait until the next Full Moon and do the entire ritual of writing down what you do not want, burning it, then writing only what you want to appear in your life, as described above. Anything that has not yet appeared or manifested in your life can be rewritten on your new list, if you desire. I want to emphasize that this is a powerful process and it really does work for everyone.

Where To Find Dates of Moon Phases

There are many sources of moon phases on the Internet as well as the Farmers’ Almanac. Information can be found at:

Another good source is the U.S. Naval Observatory at:

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