The Cancer Full Moon on December 22nd has many layers to it. It will be helping us to release, helping us to complete, and also helping us to welcome in new beginnings.
The Cancer Full Moon is also extra significant this year, as it is the last Cancer Full Moon we will have before entering into a string of Cancer Eclipses.
This means that this Cancer Full Moon will act like an entrance point to a portal of energy that will unfold over the coming years.
In this cleansing ritual, you are going to use the energies of this potent Cancer Full Moon to release and welcome in new beginnings.
Cancer Full Moon Cleansing Ritual
This ritual is best done from December 20-31st, 2018
You will need:
- Your favorite essential oil (see below)
- Smudging tools of choice
- Two Candles
- A small piece of clear quartz or amethyst
1.) Choosing your essential oil: For this ritual, you need to select an essential oil to help you welcome in new beginnings. Take a moment to still your mind, and then think about all the new beginnings you would like to bring into your life. With this in mind, choose whichever oil you gravitate towards first. Don’t spend too much time on this, just go with your instincts and trust that your intuition will guide you in picking the perfect oil.
2.) Start by smudging your aura, your surroundings, and your ritual ingredients using your tool of choice. For more detailed instructions on how to smudge, please read this.
As you smudge your aura, recite the following mantra-
“I cleanse my energetic body till it’s whole and pure. I release and move any energies that are weighing me down and are no longer mine to carry. I cleanse my emotional body til it’s whole and clear. I release any emotions that are no longer serving me and are no longer in my highest interest. I cleanse my physical body till it’s whole and strong. I release any stiffness, aches or blocks that keep me from experiencing my truest health. I am now cleansed through and through. I am now cleansed through and through. Thank you. Thank you.”
Next, smudge your surroundings and the tools that you are using for this ritual. As you cleanse your space, recite the following mantra-
“I cleanse this space with light and loving energy. Only the highest vibrations are welcome in this space. I cleanse this space with light and loving energy. My home is protected and I feel safe. I cleanse this space with light and loving energy. The air is clear, the energy is clear. I cleanse this space with light and loving energy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
2.) Take your bowl and fill it with water. Put the bowl of water in between your two candles and light the candles.
3.) Hold your crystal and take 10 deep breaths here to still your mind and quiet your heart. Just try to relax and settle into yourself. This is your sacred time. This is time for you to recharge yourself.
4.) Keeping your crystal in your hands, close your eyes and begin visualizing all of the energy you have carried within you this entire year. See all of it, the good, the bad, and everything in between. Visualize this energy coming together into a giant green ball in front of you. Just keep adding energy to this ball so it is as big as it needs to be. Keep adding all of the energy, the stresses, the worries, the laughter, the good times and the bad to this giant green ball.
5.) Once you feel the ball is big enough, take a deep breath and exhale through the mouth loud and strong into the crystal you are holding. Imagine that you are exhaling this green ball of energy into the crystal. Keep exhaling and blowing into the crystal until you feel this big green ball of energy has been cleared.
6.) Now, take the bowl of water and begin swirling it around with your finger in a counter-clockwise motion. Place the crystal into the swirling water and repeat the following affirmation or feel free to write your own-
“I release the energy of the year gone by. The good, the bad, and everything in between. I release all that happened through the months of 2018 to this point in time. I let it go. I thank it for all that it has taught me. I treasure the lessons and the setbacks. I honor the triumphs and the growth. I give love and respect to all the people I met and lives I touched. I celebrate my victories and bless how I opened my heart to all. I thank the Universe for everything.”
7.) Now, reflect on 5 things you feel grateful for this year. Allow yourself to really feel into them, and to celebrate all that you have achieved and all that you have learned for the year gone by.
8.) Take your essential oil and add a few drops to the bowl of water. Swirl it around in a clockwise direction. As you swirl the water recite the following or feel free to write your own-
“I now remain open to welcome in the new. I welcome in the new year, a fresh start, and new beginnings. I know new lessons wait for me. I know new adventures wait for me. I know new blessings wait for me. I am on the right path, I am doing just fine, and 2019 will be mine.”
9.) Now take the water in your fingertips and gently dab it onto your third eye and over your heart center. Feel the energy of the water helping to seal in your intentions.
10.) End the ritual by saying a little prayer or affirmation to yourself, your guides, angels or the Universe. Make your prayer from the heart. Include something that honors your strength and how much you have grown, and something to thank the Universe for the lessons and blessings. You can also include a wish or desire for the new year as well. Make this prayer personal to you.
12.) Snuff out the candles. If you wish, you can place the bowl of water with the crystal in it to charge under the light of the Full Moon. (You can place it outside or by the window). In the morning you can use the water to dab over your third eye and heart center again if you wish. Alternatively, you can discard the water in the garden or in the bath.
*Note: both amethyst and clear quartz are self-cleansing crystals so they are ready to use again in other rituals, just make sure you wipe them to remove any residual oil.