Happy Full Moon in Aries! Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, it is forceful, direct, focused, yet fiery. It is the sign of independence and the youthful part of us that sets out on a quest or an adventure in order to expand beyond our known world.
Full Moon in Aries is usually one of the more intense full moons of the year and as it is in September, it is also a Harvest moon. Amplified by the recent Equinox, this Harvest Full Moon asks us to release the cycles and patterns of old, and using the fire of Aries, burn away the wounds, traumas, and pain we still carry, and transmute them into fuel for our evolution. We can use the challenges in our life as a force for healing rather than emotional upheaval.
In this ceremony, you’ll be honouring and using the experience of the past to encourage the birth of new narratives and possibilities.
FULL MOON IN ARIES CEREMONY
On a piece of paper, complete the following sentences:
I honour the pain of (old outdated beliefs, i.e., not feeling worthy to receive love, etc) _____________ and use it to fuel my new belief that I AM _____________.
I honour the feelings of anger about (i.e., my parents for not supporting me, etc) _____________ and use it to fuel my new belief that I FORGIVE MYSELF to _____________.
I sacrifice my old beliefs of (i.e., feeling small, insignificant, etc) _____________ and use this to fuel my new desires for (i.e., a new fulfilling job, etc) _____________.
I release the feelings of (i.e., unworthiness, scarcity, judgment, etc) and I now believe that I (i.e., am worthy of my desires) _____________.
Add any additional sentiments about what you are ready to sacrifice for your healing.
Read your statements aloud, and burn this piece of paper. Bury the ashes outside under the light of this full moon
love & pranams,
PS. Interested in some other attributes of this Harvest Moon? I love this list from http://www.goddessrising.org/moon-blog/. You may even want to integrate some of these attributes in your ceremony.
Harvest Moon Attributes
- Astrology: Artist’s Moon / Harvest Moon, closest full moon to autumnal equinox (northern hemisphere)
- Tarot: Strength
- Herbs: Copal, Fennel, Wheat, Valerian
- Colors: Brown, Yellow-Green, Yellow
- Stones: Citrine, Peridot, Tiger’s Eye, Olivine, Amethyst
- Animals: Snake, Jackal, Sparrow
- Goddesses: Ceres, Isis, Freya
- Medicine: Rest after labour, Mabon, Autumn Equinox, Balance of light & dark, Organize, Clean out Mental/Physical/Emotional/Spiritual Clutter