Happy Full Moon in Aquarius Monday! Not only is it a full moon but it’s a lunar eclipse! Normally I put a lot of focus on full moon rituals and setting my intention for the upcoming weeks but I have read and its been advised to not do too much spell work during a lunar eclipse. Usually I would feel fine ignoring this rule…it’s whatever you feel comfortable with and I feel quite comfortable and sane doing rituals during any moon phase but I am at a colossal turning point and am going to take this time to relax.
Saturday, August 5th I re-took the real estate broker’s exam for a Washington State License to sell real estate. The first time my heart, soul, and mind were not in the right place. This resulted in me failing by 5 points. I was so upset with myself. I began studying harder than ever before while simultaneously working on my spirituality and sobriety. I began praying harder, working on my 12 steps, working with my sponsor, attending more meetings, meditating, manifesting, and had overall pretty good balance in terms of how I was dealing with work and personal life. The Thursday before I took the exam I met with the designated broker of Berkshire Hathaway and fell in love with the office. She is a big believer in manifestation and the law of attraction. My heart and soul felt like it was home there. I could feel the energies swirling around me and just knew I could do great things with that office…so I have officially decided to sign on with BHHS this week!
Fast forward to Saturday. I was feeling confident, well rested, alert, and ready. I realized this time how detrimental it had been going in with so much weight on my shoulders the first time. I had an almost identical exam but I was not reading the questions correctly at all when I originally took it. They throw in a lot of trick questions and if you aren’t completely focused you are likely to choose the wrong answer. I passed this time with flying colors!
Since celebrating by societal norms with booze was out, my boyfriend and I decided to go to the casino with my dad, step mom, one of my brothers and his girlfriend. We like the buffet because hello….food and family time! Josh and I also did a little gambling at the slots and came up on some money! Overall it was a very pleasant evening and great way to unwind and celebrate the end of the grueling studying and all my hard work.
Yesterday was the first Sunday in months that I haven’t had to study, do some big project around the house, or meet people. My boyfriend worked so I enjoyed the day at home doing absolutely nothing but watching chick flicks and reading. It was so out of character for me to be able to relax and take a breath but I knew it was needed. I am prone to going, going, going and this leads to burn outs. I can’t believe I haven’t burnt out between immediately signing up for real estate school after graduation and so many other things going on in my life.
There is still a busy sort of chaos buzzing around in my life especially with the anticipation of getting signed on at BHHS. I want to hit the ground running and hit my financial goals for the summer. This is why I am taking this lunar eclipse to simply be. Not be busy, not be stressed, not be all over the place…just BE. Be still, be calm, be relaxed.
AA, social life, family life, and boyfriend time keeps me plenty busy (and crazy at times). Not only that, but Mercury is going into retrograde on August 12th and will be lingering well into September. We are travelling during retrograde which is always a nightmare but I think I have enough tools in my tool belt to keep me sane. Therefore, there is no better time than to use this full moon to soak up the warmth of accomplishment, love and blessings!
If you find yourself in a similar position and need some ideas for a relaxing moon ritual here are some things you can do (or I plan to do) pick and choose as you see fit, but whatever you do, make sure you are 100% relaxed and open:
♥ Relaxing Bubble Bath– Use sea salt, essential oils, herbs, and incense to make it even more special. I like to line the tub with my favorite crystals and candles as well. The oils I prefer for relaxation or Lavender and peppermint (mixed). The lavender relaxes and the peppermint uplifts. My favorite incense to use to relax is bamboo or lilac (but I also have an Isis moon incense I love!).
♥ Meditation– I know meditating is hard to do when there is a lot of energy going on but it is a perfect way to really relax and absorb what is going on around you. Even if it is just for a few moments, take those moments to thank yourself and the universe for always being there for you. Take slow deep breaths and inhale all the love that is surrounding you that you may take for granted on a daily basis. Exhale whatever is no longer serving you. I personally am a fan of lighting a shit ton of candles when I meditate and rubbing special blends of essential oils on my pulse points and breathing in deeply.
♥ Creative Projects– I don’t mean getting out the hammer and tackling a Pinterest project like making a headboard out of pallets or anything. If that happens to relax you then do you…but those types of projects often result in tears of frustration and injury on my part. Recently I have started doodling and coloring. It has a similar effect as writing does for me, except it requires a lot less thought. It’s just getting feelings down on paper in a pretty way. It doesn’t have to have order, be perfect or make sense, so long as it comes from the heart and has a calming effect on you.
♥ Bask in the Moonlight– I ALWAYS try to get outside to look at the full moon. I put my crystals out and my pickle jar full of water (to create new moon or full moon water that I use to bless my altar and my house). Sitting out there and soaking up the energy always helps revitalize me. Truth be told I do not do this every full moon, especially in the summer because I am old and go to bed early. But this is a lunar eclipse! Tonight there will be special arrangements made.
If you find yourself very busy like I find myself tonight, do not feel bad if you need to do this tomorrow. The full moon energy lingers for a few days. Tonight it just so happens to be the strongest. I am doing one on one work with my sponsor and then going to a meeting, so I cannot fully dedicate my night to moon work and THAT IS OK!
I hope this moon finds you in a place of contentment. If not, manifest it and relax tonight. You deserve a little moon glow evening of relaxation.