Wasn’t easy to decide on a ritual for the Full Moon in Capricorn on Tuesday, July 16th at 2:31 pm (PDT), as I had a plethora of ideas fluttering around in my Libra mind. I finally settled on one that involves cleansing crystals using rose water and petals. The inspiration for the ritual came from the wild pink roses that are in full bloom here in Western Canada.
Of course, you could haul all your crystals out and put them under the moonlight, but having a ritual focuses your energy and creates real magic, sort of like the Harry Potter type. I prefer to keep my rituals simple without all the hocus pocus. I’ll never share with you anything that I wouldn’t do.
You can do your ritual a day before, on the day, or a day after the Full Moon, as the energy is still potent. You are welcome to use my ritual or adopt parts to help you create your personalized one. Please know that you don’t need to do a ritual for each Full Moon, only connect to the ones that you feel drawn to. Your ritual doesn’t need to be complicated. Can be simple as lighting a candle.
As with any ritual, create sacred space for yourself to connect with your Higher-SELF. Depending on your Full Moon traditions, you may want to light a candle, call in the elements, directions + guides, make a circle, ring a bell, etc. . . I personally don’t adhere to any rules or guidelines of how to create sacred space. I follow what rises up for me in my heart space, as the energy of each Full Moon is unique, and I want my ritual to reflect where I am vibrationally.
The energy of the Full Moon illuminates your current emotional state, so if you are grounded and centered then that will be magnified, but if you are feeling chaotic then that energy becomes exaggerated. Typically, the energy of the Full Moon can be felt 2 to 3 days before and after the Full Moon.
I am not an astrology expert, but I like to dabble here and there, especially regarding the lunar cycle. Have you noticed that the New Moons are in sync with the sun sign, but Full Moons are always in the opposite astrological sign. For example, the sun is currently in Cancer, so the Full Moon tomorrow is in Capricorn.
You might be wondering what medicine the Capricorn Full Moon offers? Capricorn is an earth sign, thus connected to the exterior lush green energy of Mama Earth and all that resides inside of her womb like crystals. Consequently, you might have noticed that the Full Moon in Capricorn is also illuminating what is happening beneath the surface.
Capricorn is traditionally connected to status, structure, and success. You might be asking yourself: Am I secure and safe? Is my foundation strong? Am I giving away my power? What does success mean to me?
To delve deep into the questions that the Full Moon in Capricorn conjures up, you may want to lay Tarot or Oracle cards. You can use the Capricorn Full Moon Spread and explore the themes further. Please tag me in your spread on Instagram, as I’d love to know how you connected.
About 2 weeks ago, I did a ritual that involved dried rose petals and rose essential oil for the New Moon in Cancer and I am continuing with the rose theme for the Capricorn Full Moon. Please note: the New Moon in Cancer won't be until July this year unlike in 2017. I love the plant medicine that is associated with roses, as the energy is compassionate, loving and healing.
For the cleansing ritual, you’ll need rose water, fresh or dried rose petals, two bowls and crystals you'd like to connect with. Please note that not all crystals can be cleansed in water, so research the ones that you are unsure of, as you don’t want them to dissolve. Off the top of my head, don’t add selenite, malachite, desert rose, or halite to water.
You can find rose water at Middle Eastern shops and at most supermarkets for under $2 a bottle. If you don’t have access to rose water, you can use water preferably from a natural source like a stream. Create sacred space before you pour the rose water into one bowl and rose petals into another.
My singing bowls are an intricate part of my moon rituals. I love being able to energize whatever my singing bowl is holding by simply tapping the rim of the bowl. The sacred sounds emanating from the bowl also help to cleanse. You don’t need to use singing bowls for the ritual, but does definitely help with raising your energy.
After the rose water and petals have been energized by the vibrations from the singing bowls, I hold the crystal close to my heart and express gratitude to the Deva (spirit) that resides within the stone before immersing it into the rose water. I leave the crystal in the bowl until I feel in my heart space that the process is complete. For crystals that can’t be immersed in rose water, you can use rose petals as a substitute.
Leave the crystals outdoors overnight in a safe place, so the moonlight can complete the cleanse. For crystals that are sensitive to water, you can place them in your window sill in case it rains overnight. In the morning, collect your crystals and place them around your home where you could use their energy.
Full Moon Blessings to you!