Elements, Lunar Cycles, Rituals and Ceremonies

Harness the Energy of Water on the August Full Moon

Instagram Post-6In the past week – during the waxing gibbous moon – I was able to tackle a few of the decluttering projects I had recommended (kitchen and bathroom) in an earlier post, and I’m glad I did!

Intuition may have been at play: after I made the recommendation, we discovered some issues in our bathroom that will require major – and imminent – repairs. There is now far less to move out in preparation for new fixtures and fittings!

Now I’m ready for the Full Moon (in Pisces) on August 29th (11:35 AM PDT). It is also a Super Moon! If you’re wondering what is “Super” about this Full Moon, it’s quite simple. In astronomical terms, it means the moon is “in perigee” or orbiting closer to the Earth than it normally does.

We have three Super Moons in 2015:

  • Full moon of August 29 at 18:35 UTC
  • Full moon of September 28 at 2:50 UTC
  • Full moon of October 27 at 12:05 UTC

For those who are sensitive to the Moon’s cycles, you may have an even stronger connection at this time, especially with water element correspondences. Your creativity may flourish… your compassion may increase… your intuition may be heightened.

This is a perfect time for spiritual reflection and being open to guidance, healing and transformation.

The symbol of Pisces – two fish swimming in different directions – also reminds us that we may experience emotional upheaval during this time, or may feel as though we are pulled it different directions. So, it is also a reminder that it is important to stay “buoyant”, to “go with the flow” and – like water – follow the path of least effort. Do not make things difficult for your Self!

For your Full Moon ritual this month, consider building your altar using the water element in its different forms and using the colours of the sea (blues, greens, translucent):

  • places – consider holding your ritual near a water element (lake, stream, pond, sea, fountain, spring
  • candles – blue, green, white
  • crystals – amethyst, lapis lazuli, sodalite, turquoise, blue tourmaline, blue lace agate, opal
  • herbs and flowers – irises, rosemary, sage, water lilies, or plants which hold a lot of water (aloe, cactus, lettuce greens), seaweed, kelp
  • a cup, chalice or cauldron filled with distilled or purified water
  • elements representing the sea such as shells, sea grass, beach stones

The Full Moon is also a great time for a purging ritual, clearing out old “stuff” and welcoming in new energies. Click here to read our Full Moon Purging Ritual.


5 thoughts on “Harness the Energy of Water on the August Full Moon”

  1. Thanks for your insight, I’m very new to astrology but holy moly have I experienced an array of strong emotions due to the full moon. I’d love to know your thoughts on my latest blog post, maybe you can help shed some light on my experience x

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    1. And thank you for your comments! I’m definitely not an astrologer, but am drawn to Earth Medicine, and what we can learn from Mother Nature/Gaia and the lunar cycles… I’m also a shamanic practitioner (with a healthy dose of Wicca and Pagan thrown in)! You have a very powerful connection to feminine energies…. and from reading your posts, it feels like you are going through huge transformation (I keep getting an image of a butterfly emerging from a cocoon). The opening up to all this new wisdom can be uncomfortable to some, at first… let it flow and rejoice in your new insights:)

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      1. That’s very interesting to hear Della, I take a strong interest in shamanism and plant medicine. And you’re right! I feel a huge change is occurring, I feel as though I am right in the thick of this metamorphosis…. It’s going to be an exciting end to 2015 without a doubt 🙏🏼

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