Seven Spiritual Supermoon Rituals
The widely-used term supermoon came from astrologist, Richard Noelle, over 30 years ago. In the scientific community, it’s also called a perigee moon. What this means is that the distance in the moon’s orbit when it passes to Earth is at its closest point, bringing the moon about 50,000 km closer than at apogee, when the moon passes furthest from Earth. Visually, the moon looks approximately 20 percent larger and will have a strong effect on tides.
On the spiritual side, a full moon is held to be a powerful time for meditation, energy healing and recharging human energy field and chakras. Rituals and ceremonies taking place during full moons are a time-honored tradition, tracing back to many ancient cultures. It’s thought that the full moon shines down so much pure energy, anything it touches is imbued with incredible radiance and love. Thereby, it stands to reason that the supermoon effect amplifies that power and makes it even stronger.
Energy healing during this potent time can bring about mind-blowing results. The unbeatable illumination the supermoon provides is not only physical, but on the soul level as well. Lighting up corners of the subconscious and giving those who access it insights into their emotions, their souls and their paths, insures you’ll
definitely want to take advantage of the last supermoon of the year by trying these seven rituals:
1. Write Down Your Dreams
According to astrology, this full moon is highly associated with Pisces, a very dreamy sign. Therefore, you might have an increased amount or more vivid dreams than usual, and they might be important visions, prophecies or revelations of goals to chase. Jot them down as soon as you wake up in order to preserve them, as they will be significant to you later even if they aren’t now.
You don’t even have to be asleep for them to be significant. Also write your daydreams down and notice how they make you feel. You may discover a newly-inspired desire, or you may finally discover your soul’s mission.
2. Try a Manifesting Ritual
According to many spiritual leaders, this is the greatest use of the supermoon because of the great abundance it signifies, whether it’s love, wisdom, luck, happiness, or whatever else you’re seeking. To access the abundance, you’ll need to clear out what isn’t serving you right now, which is where this small ritual comes in handy.
Try doing this tonight: write down everything that you are ready to release. Hold the paper up in the air and say a little prayer to whomever it is that you speak to—the Divine, the Universe, a spirit guide: whatever higher powers you decide to address. Ask for assistance in releasing these things that no longer serve you. Be thankful for the lessons and gifts that these experiences brought about, then release and burn the paper.
Next, write down everything it is that you want to call info your life. Hold it close to your heart and envision this as if it has already happened. Again, say a little prayer to whichever higher power you choose, asking them to assist you. Store the paper in a safe, sacred place, and revisit it every couple of weeks to be amazed by the things that come in.
3. Charging Your Crystals
Charging crystals is easy. Simply, gather up your crystals and gemstones; the power of the supermoon light is something you don’t want them to miss! All you need to do is place your stone collection outside or in the moonlight inside overnight after telling them that they will absorb the energy of the supermoon. Bring them back inside or out of the lighted area just before dawn.
The supermoon light is cleansing to your mind, body, and spirit so spending time under its vibrant white glow is like a soothing bath sans water.
All you need to do is take a walk under the moon (though yes, preferably with some of your skin bared to the light). It is also suggested to gaze up at the brilliance of the moon for as long as you can, basking in its energy and love. Consider what you feel in your body and in your chakras and what messages the moon might be lighting up inside of you. This moon bath, steeping your body and spirit in purifying light, should wash away the negativity and leaving you fresh and renewed.
You can also take your moon bathing to the next level by making it an all-night event. If it’s warm enough, take a sleeping bag or blanket and set it up under the canopy of sparkling stars and the glowing full moon. Take time to just bask in the light; you can meditate or pray, but just be sure to let the peace and beauty of the moon soak into your body and soul while you sleep. You’ll wake up refreshed and rejuvenated.
5. Bless Others with Healing White Light
What color is the moonlight? White, of course, and without cover it will be bathing everything tonight!
White light is spiritual energy that’s usable by anyone, not just psychics, mediums, and so on. It’s yours, just for asking, and you can use it in your loved ones’ lives in powerful ways. If you have friends or family members that are hurting, ask for them to be surrounded them in white light that brings healing energy. You can also ask for white light to surround those who we may not obviously know are struggling, carrying secret and quiet pain.
6. Connect with Your Spirit Guides
You can commune with your guides whenever you want, of course, but there’s something extra special about the supermoon that seems to open our hearts and minds up a little bit more. Maybe it’s just the general aura of awe and wonder at the beauty of the moon! It’s the spiritual process that counts, so why not use this time to ask for help and guidance along the way?
7. Heal Your Emotions
In this time of the lunar transit moving through Pisces, emotions are a big deal, as astrology tells us the sign of the fish is known for its sensitivity, compassion and fluid emotions. Just like the ebb and flow of the tides that are so closely associated with the moon (and even more strongly, the supermoon), this water sign experiences a wide range of feelings—both in depth and frequency.
Since emotions are so easily accessible during this time, it’s a perfect opportunity to acknowledge and release them. This will help clear your chakras and allow for the healing energy of the full moon to work its magic. You can do this by journaling, which is powerful in being able to express your inner truths and feelings.
This is also a good time to sweep out negative emotions. The supermoon light can be so strong, it is hard for darkness to stand up in the face of its glory. The moon illuminates any negative emotions stored in your chakras or your body and reflects that knowledge back to you, so that you can begin the process of clearing those blockages through meditation, healing courses, or other means. Write all of these things down, and hold them for future practice.
The Norse Gods: Behold the Light
From the time I was young, I was fascinated with mythology. Any and all cultures caught my attention, but especially Norse mythology. The more I studied Norse mythology, the more amazed I was at its depth and profound philosophies. They had a rich and dynamic pantheon, one featuring gods and goddesses powerful and eager to live their lives to the fullest. Stories of the Aesir, the race of gods and the Jotun, or Frost Giants, filled my imagination. There’s a sense of reality to these tales, a cold wind that reflects the truth of the human condition.
What follows is by no means a complete list of the Norse gods, but these are some of the most fascinating to me.
Odin: The Wise
The ruler of the Aesir was Odin. Odin was unlike most kings of other pantheons. His thirst for knowledge and his willingness to sacrifice anything for that goal made him unique. He gave one of his eyes in return for wisdom. A one-eyed god is an interesting theme and is also used in the story of Thoth. Thoth sacrificed his eye for Horus and was rewarded with great gifts of knowledge and invented writing. Such was the case with Odin, and his search for the truth never ended.
My take on Odin is that his unquenchable thirst for knowledge was a symbol of the fact that at one time, oral tradition was the only way of passing along information from one generation to another.
Odin became despondent with the fact that there was no way to pass along history in a reliable manner. Mankind had to start over with every generation, keeping humans from moving forward, losing what generations before had accomplished. We are nothing more than an accumulation of our knowledge and everything that evolves in the present is dependent upon the lessons of the past, but to what avail if the past is lost.
His depression became anguish and Odin decided to sacrifice himself upon Yggdrasil, the tree of the cosmos. This remarkable myth culminates with Odin hanging himself upside down over the well of Urd, one of the Norns, they being knowers of the past, present, and future. He then caused himself to be pierced with a spear, and for nine days and nights, he hung in agony. By his order, no water was to be given and no food offered.
At the end of his long ordeal and with death approaching, he saw a gleaming within the water below him. He reached down, grasped the shining objects, and pulled them out with a mighty roar. These were the runes, the alphabet that would allow the sharing of history, thoughts, laws, and more importantly, the tales that made the Norsewhat they were. Being a god, he recovered, but his sacrifice is a model for mortals to never stop learning, or seeking the truth.
Odin rode an 8-legged horse named Sleipnir, an animal mount typical for a shaman, due to its having 8 legs. He wielded his famous spear, Gungnir, that never missed its mark. He was accompanied by two wolves, but also Hugin and Munin, ravens who were able to bring him any knowledge he needed from anyplace in the cosmos. The raven’s names mean thought and memory. Within these names resides one of the great truths of understanding metaphysics, a hint for all those with an unquenchable need to learn.
Odin often wandered amongst mortals to learn of their lot in life, bearded, wearing a broad brimmed hat pulled low over his eyes, and a wearing a cloak.
As any traveler could be a god in disguise, it was considered a good idea to treat everyone hospitably and to open one’s home to strangers. How interesting that the idea of kindness to strangers would be so ingrained in such a fiercely martial culture.