With the first full moon of 2018 due to light up our skies on Tuesday 2nd January, it’s a wonderful time to prepare ourselves for the powerful restorative energy the full moon has to offer.
Each full moon is an opportunity to forge new paths of personal growth and positivity. Full moon rituals allow us to harness the powerful energy of the full moon to release what no longer serves us, releasing negative forces and absorbing only healing, positive energy.
Since ancient times, crystals have been used to store energy received from the surrounding environment to enhance emotional and spiritual balance. If you wish to purify the vibration of your crystals so they are most effective, the time of the full moon is most powerful to recharge energies, meditate and clear your chakras. Many cultures around the world perform rituals during the full moon for this very reason.
Follow our step-by-step full moon ritual below to recharge your crystals and make a positive start to the new year!
1. Cleanse your crystals
Gently wash your crystals the day before the full moon. Water from the ocean or natural source is ideal but running them under the tap at home is fine too! Bring intention to this practice by listening to relaxing music or reciting your favourite chant while cleansing.
2. Create a sacred space and set your crystals out
After your crystals are cleansed and dried, set them out on the earth, just after sunset, in preparation for their full moon bath. If you are unable to place them directly on the ground, any natural surface will work. Create a sacred space to set out your crystals with candles, music, smudge sticks or incense - whatever you find helps to best focus your intentions.
As you set each crystal down, name an emotion out loud that you wish to be free from; this will affirm what you are ready to release. Manifest new intentions by meditating on what you can achieve without negative energy blocking your path.
3. Collect your crystals the next morning
Allow your crystals to charge for an hour or two in the morning sunlight before bringing them in.
Do you have any advice on how to perform full moon rituals, or practices that work best for you? Let us know in the comments below 💜