Sunday night’s Super-Moon Eclipse was not only awesome to watch, but I use the time to draw on the moon’s energy, to let its creative forces guide me in my challenge to photograph this beautiful phenomenon. I also could feel its healing energy.
This powerful lunar event shined a brilliant beam of visionary light into my heart, allowing me to open to extraordinary new understanding of my needs. To fully harness the healing potential of this full moon, I considered how I might take greater responsibility for my health and wellbeing.
The moon has always played an important part in ancient spiritual practices. Since the beginning of time, people have recognized lunar power, which is where the term, "lunacy" comes from. Even today there is much speculation as to the affects of the moon's phases, particularly the full moon, on our moods and behavior. The belief behind full moon rituals is to harness lunar power to the benefit of oneself and others.
Ceremonies performed at this phase of the moon are meant for empowerment, as well to manifest positive changes. The full moon appears once every 29.53 days, therefore rituals can be performed almost every month, sometimes even twice a month. And, you need not be outside or even see the full moon to reap its powerful benefits.
There are many full moon rituals, some more complex than others, involving magical tools and enhancements. Yet, many are quite simple, including a moon bask which is just that, basking in the full moonlight and meditating. You can do the ritual standing, sitting, or laying on the ground, or even indoors if it's more practical. Just stand by a large window, open if possible, and meditate on that which would enhance your life.
One well-known ceremony is "Drawing Down the Moon," to connect with the power and wisdom of the full moon..
all photographs were taken by me- please only use with permission, thank you.