The Spring Equinox is around the corner (March 20th). I am feeling the spring cleaning vibe, so I’ve been slowly de-cluttering and donating what doesn’t spark joy & has the MEH vibe. Perhaps the upcoming Full Moon in Virgo on March 7th, 2023 at 4:40 am (PST) is another influence, as the astrological sign has the characteristics of a master organizer and is known to be a lover of structure. The Virgo Full Moon makes you aware of the state of your mental, emotional and physical health, thus may lead to changes in your lifestyle and getting the support you need to release old hurts. The Hermit card from the Tarot is associated with Virgo!
If you are creating space in your home like I am, cleansing yourself of stagnant and low vibrating energy is crucial. Or maybe you want to do release work as the upcoming Full Moon on March 7th will be the last one before the Spring Equinox. Virgo is influenced by the Element of Earth, so the release ritual for the Full Moon involves plant medicine. The Full Moon has the ability to magnify your emotions and feelings by illuminating what is bubbling underneath the surface, and is also ideal for cleansing crystals and other sacred tools in the moonlight.
You are welcome to use my ritual or adopt parts of it to help you create a personalized one. Please remember that there is no wrong or right way, only do what FEELS right in your heart. I don’t recommend doing this release ritual before the Full Moon, as the moon is in the waxing phase, which is traditionally associated with growth, action, positive transformations, personal development, and honing your energy. I suggest waiting until after the Full Moon because the moon starts to wane in strength.
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, make a circle, ring a bell; call in the elements, directions + guides, 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 ritual for the Virgo Full Moon is simplistic, but potent and requires a permanent marker, black candle, and bay leaves. You can find bay leaves at your local grocers. Bay leaves have been used for eons, both medicinally and ritually due to their versatile magical properties, which include attracting abundance, enhancing confidence, assisting with dream work, purifying + consecrating sacred tools & spaces, protection, and spell breaking.
Create sacred space and when you feel stillness in your heart then light your candle. I prefer to use a black candle, as the colour is associated with protection, which also helps hold space for the release work. Reflect on what and/or who you want to cut the chords with and more importantly WHY! Journaling may help you with the reflection process. When you feel centered, on the back of a bay leaf write down feelings associated with the situation that you want to release or the name of the person that you want to sever ties with. I recommend using a new bay leaf for each person and situation, as you don’t want to mix energies.
Focus on connecting with the Full Moon. With gratitude in your heart, thank the Full Moon for its assistance with the ritual, and then burn your bay leaves one by one. As each bay leaf burns, visualize yourself breathing in rainbow coloured light through your nose and releasing smokey coloured energy out through your mouth. You can place the burning bay leaf in your cauldron or another fire safe dish. I recommend doing the ritual outside as you don’t want the energy released to stay in your home. If you need to do the ritual indoors then open a nearby window or door to allow the energy to escape.
You may feel the release immediately or you may need a few weeks to feel lighter, especially if you are letting go of a difficult situation or a person that you have a long history with. If you don’t feel a shift in your energy, please have faith in the release work and yourself.
To delve deep into the questions that the Full Moon in Virgo conjures up, you may want to lay Tarot or Oracle cards. You can use the Virgo Full Moon Spread to unravel and explore the themes further. Please tag me in your spread on Instagram, as I’d love to know how you connected!