Ceremonia De La Luna Llena
𝑻𝒆𝒂 𝑪𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑺𝒂𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝑾𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝑪𝒊𝒓𝒄𝒍𝒆
This is an event that takes place on or around Full Moon and New Moon
I call upon every Woman!
Open your window tonight and take a good look at the Moon and stars. They’re whispering to you something. Listen…
Come and join…
Bask in the nurturing bosom of the divine feminine collective in lunar alignment.
Place where we hold loving space for each other – no advice is given, no fixing is done.
Revel in the silent language of nature spoken through ancient tea trees.
People have been using tea medicinally for millennia, perhaps as many as 15,000 years. And for very good reason: tea combines the basic elements of life – heat, water, and leaves – in the way that stills our hearts, circulates our energy, and harmonizes us with our Source. Enough of that and we begin to leave in harmony with our true nature.
There’s now an ever-increasing number of people who are connecting with the moon as part of their spiritual practice. Working with the phases of the moon and moon rituals is a great way to delve deeper into astrology, emotions, and intuition. For some people, it’s even a useful tool for syncing and better understanding their menstrual cycle.
What Are Moon Rituals?
Moon rituals are an ancient practice that is still done today. They originated in places like Egypt and Babylonia in cultures that worshipped the moon. Today, moon rituals create a sacred space for you to focus inward, set intentions, spread love, and feel empowered. They are a rich source of self-care because you take the time to ask yourself what your needs are, your goals, and how you want to spend your time on earth.
There are eight phases of the moon, but the ones commonly used for moon rituals revolve around the full moon and the new moon. The sun and moon come into alignment during the new moon, joining the sun and moon’s masculine and feminine energy. This time is associated with positive change.
During the full moon, the mood is fully feminine and is associated with nourishment and intuition. It is also a magical time for creativity and personal insight.
Benteau practices moon rituals from her home in Newfoundland. “For me, my moon rituals are all about giving attention to the subtle voices in my head that need an extra little ‘atta girl’ boost,” she says. For this, Benteau uses empowerment spells on the full moon or banishing spells on the new moon.
However, there’s no “bad time” to do a moon ritual, according to Benteau: “All aspects of the moon have their magical meanings and intention. We are made mostly of water, and we understand that the tides are affected by moon cycles, so using a little science can also play a role in your budding spiritual growth,” she says.
In the end, moon rituals are what you need at the time and should be performed based on your situation. “Sometimes you need some extra reinforcement that the negative feelings or people around you are not as powerful in your life as you’re allowing them to be. It’s all about what you as a person need at that time,” she explains.
How to Manifest With the Moon?
Manifesting with the moon is gaining steam as people yearn for ways to connect with themselves on a deeper level. “There seems to be a new wave of moon babies. People who understand that being mindful of moon cycles is helping them to manage the stress of day-to-day life better,” Benteau explains. The routine of moon cycles and moon rituals helps deal with life when life feels out of control, she tells me.
Setting intentions or manifesting helps to call in different situations, circumstances, or goals into your life. They can be used to find personal empowerment or finding time to commit to a meditation or journaling practice. When I started tuning in to the moon’s cycles, I was able to gain clarity on what I wanted and chart the progress over the 29.5 days of the cycle. The new moon is associated with beginnings, starting projects, and defining what you want to attract, so this is a good day to set intentions. The full moon, on the other hand, celebrates what you’ve manifested and completed—a time for reflection.
A good way to start is to dust off your journal and write a list of what you want to bring into your life. In the beginning, I found it easier to focus on one intention at a time. I then turned it into a ceremony of sorts by lighting a candle, having a corresponding crystal or herbs on hand, and just taking the time to think about what I wanted. Every modern mystic/witch/spiritual gangster/astrology buff has a moon app on their phone, which lets you know what stage of the cycle the moon is in. I use one aptly called The Moon. That way, you can schedule your moon manifestation in advance if you find it hard to take time out.
Meditation Moon Ritual
We’re all guilty of constantly replaying the everyday stresses we face. I found it surprisingly reassuring when I wanted to take some time away from my busy mind to just be able to look up at the moon and realize that those small thoughts suddenly don’t feel so big in comparison to what’s out there in the universe.
Warrington echoes this. “In astrology, the moon represents our emotional body and inner world, and being aware of where I’m at in the cycle helps create a framework and a language for how I may be feeling at any given time,” she explains. “The tools we talk about in Moon Club [help you feel] more connected to your true/whole self. This often means getting comfortable and confident about owning and honoring your different emotional states, as represented by the [phases of the] moon.”
I usually honor these emotions by doing a mini-meditation just before bed during the waning phase, as the moon transitions from full to new. Find a quiet space where you can sit or lie down and start focusing on your breath, and pay attention to the rising and falling of your abdomen as you inhale and exhale. Visualize all the finer details of the moon—how bright it is, the craters, its position in the sky—and feel its calming energy wash over your body and release any tension.