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☾ The Pink Moon

Hello & Welcome back! We have been discussing at Spiritual Mama HQ what content we should bring you and one of the things that is close to our hearts and part of our lives as Spiritual people but also as Women is The Moon and Lunar Cycles! So each month now we will be bringing you a post covering the Full Moon/New Moons, what area of the zodiac it is in, what that means for you and what you can do to channel the best energy out of the Moon and also release what is no longer serving you! We’re so excited to bring you the first of this series and the up and coming Pink Moon on 16th April 2022!

Pink Moon – sadly isn’t linked to the colour in any way. April’s full Moon often corresponded with the early springtime blooms of a certain wildflower native to eastern North America: Phlox subulata—commonly called creeping phlox or moss phlox—which also went by the name “moss pink.”

Thanks to this seasonal association, this full Moon came to be called the “Pink” Moon!

Full Moon – The Facts!

A full Moon occurs when the Moon appears as a complete circle in the sky. We see it as a full orb because the whole of the side of the Moon facing the Earth is lit up by the Sun’s rays. The Moon produces no visible light of its own, so we can only see the parts of the Moon that are lit up by other objects. A small amount of light comes from distant stars and the reflection of light from the Earth (known as ‘Earthshine’). However the main source of light for the Moon is the Sun.

The Moon appears as different shapes in the sky depending on its ‘phase’, from new Moon to full Moon via ‘waxing’ (growing) and ‘waning’ (shrinking) moons. These phases are determined by the relative positions of the Sun, Earth and Moon.

If the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun in its orbit, then the back side of the Moon is lit up and the side facing the Earth is in darkness. This is called a New Moon.

If the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Sun, then the near side of the Moon will be fully lit up: a Full Moon.

A full Moon happens roughly every 29.5 days. This is the length of time it takes for the Moon to go through one whole lunar phase cycle.

Is there a full Moon every month?

The Moon’s phases and the months of the year are unbelievably interlinked – the word ‘month’ even takes its root from the word ‘moon’.

Why do we follow Full Moon Rituals?

So, we know how connecting the Moon is to everything, nature, earth, energy and even the Lunar Cycles are connected to women’s menstrual cycles, as many years ago it was referred to as “Lunatic Cycle” because of the affects women’s menstruation had on their moods. (Although, not sure about you but I don’t need my period to be a lunatic lol).

In more ways than I can count, we are so connected to the moon and its energy. Many people find when they align and are in tune with the Moons phases, they too are more aligned, energetic, productive and connected. Just as we connect with nature, we get to know ourselves on a deeper, more spiritual level and connect with our inner energy, emotions and intuition. Plus rituals aren’t something new, harnessing the Moon’s power has been an ancient tradition across cultures for millennia, originating in places like Egypt and Babylonia.

Waxing Moon Energy—When the Moon is waxing (growing), it is said to be an ideal time to manifest what you want.

Waning Moon Energy—When it is waning (shrinking), it is the ideal time of the month for letting go and cleansing.

Full Moon Energy—Cosmically speaking, the full Moon is the time of the month where energy peaks and then releases, like a “cosmic sigh.” Full Moons are the best time for self care.

What do Full Moon Rituals look like?

As we’ve said engaging in Full Moon rituals is a great way to connect with yourself, recharge, relax and is the perfect time to manifest, setting new intentions and also to let go of any negativity.

So, I’ll share what I do on a Full Moon Ritual

  1. Turn off your phone and find a quiet space – this is your time to be with yourself, your thoughts and emotions. So give yourself a space of no distractions whether you’re inside or outside.

  2. Cleanse your space – If I stay inside, I will tidy the room I am in and make sure it is a clean, minimal space. I will then light some incense or sage and cleanse my space around me.

  3. Meditate/Deep Breathing – Whether its guided or silent, meditation allows you time to sit in quiet and reflect on your thoughts. Meditation and reflection can also bring up emotions and help you heal wounds or trauma and so deep breathing will support you in working through those feelings.

  4. Gratitude – Give thanks and feel gratitude for what you have in your life, from the little things, the air you breath, to people in your life or milestones you have experienced.

  5. Journal – Journaling is so key for me in a full moon ritual. I use this time an opportunity to start again, just as the moon does. I will set intentions for the month and then also on a separate list, write down what I want to let go of, energy, relationships, thoughts etc. (make sure you dispose of the negative list afterwards, whether you burn it or flush it down the loo, get it out of your life!)

  6. Lift your vibrations – These rituals are to let go of all that does not serve you and bring in the positive intentions, manifestations and vibrations – so do something that really lifts your mood afterwards – DANCE! Play some great music and move your body post meditation to get those good vibrations going!

  7. Take a bath – Baths are so cleansing and it is not uncommon to infuse your bath with everything from flowers, to essential oils and salts. Even crystals. @girlandthemoon – is my go to for any full moon ritual baths! But use this time to feel as though you are washing away all that isn’t mean for you anymore and put it down the plug.

  8. Lastly, Relax – After you’ve cleansed, meditated, breathed, journaled, manifested and let go of all of the negative. A ritual can take its toll as you work through all of that emotional energy. So give yourself time to relax, rituals look different for everyone depending on the time of your life, what you want to gain from them etc. so for me my rituals are always around 8pm once my son is in bed and so, I tend to want to go straight to sleep after all of the emotional output. Feeling grateful and looking forward to this new cycle, I will sleep. But relaxing looks different for everyone, I may do a ritual on a weekend and afterwards, jump in the bath. Ultimately do what works for you.

So in summary, as humans we are connected to the moon just as we are connected to nature and a great way to feel connected to yourself, is to align with the lunar cycles and use it as an opportunity to release what is no longer serving you. But also to reflect no what you are grateful for and manifest what you want to bring into your life.

Each month we will bring you new information on the Moon for that month, new ideas and suggestions for your rituals including adding in crystals, charging them and how-to’s for Moon Water, smudging sticks etc.

Follow us on Instagram and we would love you to share your rituals with us!

☾ The Spiritual Mamas x

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