Full Moon Fire Ritual
I had the most wonderful fire ritual at my place in the woods last
night! Incredible energies were raised and I wondered if any one
else had a similar experience last night.
I perform rituals at my fire pit all the time, but this particular
one seemed especially powerful. We had just had rain, it was blowing
in cold(er) and there were still remnants of lightening flashing
through the clouds. Awesome!
I feel something big coming, but not sure what it is yet........
The full moon ritual is an important one for me as I use it as
a tool to diminish any negative energy that has built up for me
during the month. I do it every full moon. The fact that I have
a fire ring in my yard and I am also a fire sign contribute to the
use of fire in this ritual.
I usually lay the fire before the initial meditation. Then I can
just go out and stick a match to it to get it started. Since I live
in the forest, I've got lots of wood available. I like oak best,
but pine is easy to light and makes a cheerful fire
To prepare I try to spend at least 30 minutes meditating on the
issues that have affected me over the past month. I try to isolate
those that are causing me problems in my daily life, then mentally
let them go. If the month has been especially stressful, I will
burn a white candle to purify and sometimes a blue one to calm(other
colours as applicable). I buy the ritual candles (coloured candles
in a tall glass cylinder, sometimes these have Catholic verbage
on them which I remove) and make sure they are placed in a secure
area for burning and then let to burn all the way down. This process
can take up to a week, so must be started before the full moon actually
arrives. Ideally, these would be finished burning by the time the
night of the full moon is over, so there's some planning involved.
On the night of, after the meditation, a cast a circle around my
firepit and call the spirits. I ask for energy from each quadrant,
and balance from all.
The words aren't really all that important. I don't really hold
much stock in "canned ritual" Just use words that work
for you and ask for guidance where you need it most. I sometimes
will burn items on my firepit that have come to the end of their
cycle with me. I don't really know how to tell someone else how
to recognize what those are, I just know what they are for me. When
it's time for something to be gone from me, I usually know it, whether
it's a photo of an old lover, or whatever. What I do know is that
it's something that has taken on a negative meaning for me and must
be released to be moved past.
I then have place incense in my pit. My favourites are patchouli,
sandalwood and amber. The one I use just depends on my mood. I use
patchouli to energize, sandal wood to calm and amber to increase
psychic ability. A few more minutes of meditation, close the circle
and you're done. On special occasions, my friends come with drums
and we combine the fire ritual with the drumming energy. This is
especially powerful and can start some amazing thing moving in the
direction you wish them to go. We sometimes do this for women about
to give birth, someone who has lost a loved one, things like that.
After the ritual is complete, I like to follow it with some very
nice hot tea. Green tea is my staple, but I also like jasmine and
I hope this has been helpful. This ritual has sustained me for
many years and always helps me get in sync with the new moon coming.
The Way of the Witch ~ Full
Moon Fire Ritual