The July full moon is soon approaching, rising on the 3rd. Its brilliant light will not provide the best firework viewing, but I have discovered some ways to add to the celebration using metaphysical crystals. Fantasy writing research turns up some very interesting finds!
Begin the full moon ritual by cleansing your crystals. Pass them through incense, running water, or in flower petals. Be sure to know what types of cleaning agents your specific crystals can withstand. (see reference link below) Be sure to cleanse your space, a location inside or out under the full moon’s light. Use sage, cedar, incense, floral water or whatever allows you to sense a space clear of negative energies. You may choose to anoint yourself and/or your crystals with certain essential oils. Be sure to use pure essential oils. A little research will help you decide which oils are most appropriate for your intention and your crystal.
Manifest your intention by holding your crystals at heart level. Mentally send them love and honor. Decide what purpose you will you use them for and state your intention aloud. When you feel your message is programmed into your crystals, lower them from the level of your heart.
Under the light of the full moon, lay your stones on the floor in a pattern. You can choose any geometric pattern that inspires you. It is common practice to lay them around you in a circle and then perform a full moon meditation from that position.
To do the meditation, close your eyes and center your focus within yourself, perhaps placing your attention at the inside of your closed eyelids. Then slowly move your focus slightly up to the Third eye. Once you visualize that spot, focus only on your breathing. Your intention is in your mind’s eye and programmed into your crystals. Slowly bring yourself back. Stand and gather your stones. They should be placed either outside or in a window sill for the moon to embrace them.
One practice I’m not brave enough to try involves making and consuming a moon tonic. A moon tonic can be made by placing your favorite stone in a glass of water. State your intention. Place clean stones in a glass and fill it with pure, clean water. Place this glass with the stones and water in the light of the full moon. After the second day, pour your tonic into a (dropper) bottle. Take one or two doses of this intention daily for the full moon cycle, from full moon to the next full moon.
You may choose to expand your crystal moon celebration more safely by creating a moon journal. Record your intention and your process. Over the next 28 days, add entries about how you are feeling, if you sense anything changing, and any words of empowerment or positive thoughts. Even if your intentions are not met by the next full moon, this only means that the Universe is working on HER time, not yours. This is not a sign of failure…. it is a sign of faith.
Reference for additional information about cleaning and charging crystals, website of Andrew Pacholyk MS,L.Ac.