April 7th Full Pink Moon (8:35 PM, MST) is a Supermoon and it would be an amazing time to gather a huge bunch of friends together and have a bonfire ritual. Yet, in light of the many state and local quarantines due to Covid-19, I’m diverging from our normal group ritual and instead sharing this solo (or family) ritual. It is our sincerest hope, from all of us at The Gypsy Thread, for everyone to stay safe and help your neighbors through this. In periods of crisis, the best qualities of human beings comes out.
Since this is a solo ritual, you have many options for how and where you perform it. I’ve written this so you can do it indoors or on your front porch.
Items You’ll Need
Quarter Candles (yellow, red, blue, green)
Large White Goddess Candle
Anthame or wand
Small fire-safe cauldron or metal container
Paper and pencil
When you have chosen your space, place your candles in the four directions, your Goddess candle in the center, and your cauldron, paper, and any other magickal items you wish to use, gathered inside the circle.
Hold your Wand or Anthame Above Your Head & Say Aloud: To the sky and to the ground, this circle I do cast!
Calling the Full Pink Moon Quarters
Look to each direction, read aloud or to yourself each directional statement, and then light the appropriate candle.
The East brings the morning light, the new dawn, a cleansing feeling washes over the land and the belief that new beginnings are not only possible, but probable. <light yellow candle>
The South is the source of endless energy, passion, and the spark that we call, life itself, which has a never ending light that will shine even on our darkest of days. <light red candle>
The West is the direction of the ancestors; those whose footsteps and journey’s would ultimately shape our lives. We must never forget where we came from, who our people are, and how they lived. <light blue candle>
The North is the direction of self and self-discovery; where education can be found under every stone and behind each tree. What we do with that knowledge is spiritual and life-changing decision. <light green candle>
Great Goddess, Mother of all Mothers, Queen of the Land, Great Feminine, Spirit or Light, She who gives life to the world…bless this circle and bless those who gather within. <light Goddess candle>
Each ritual has that ‘perfectly chosen’ song for the event (or at least I think so) – As tonight is something out of the ordinary, I’m choosing an out of the ordinary song called Slavic Drums (Wataha) – hope you enjoy it!
Since you are alone of in a small group, take some time to simply bathe in the moonlight; stand and stare, let your thoughts roam across the cosmos; let the energy of the full pink moon recharge your inner self. Be lucid and let your mind roam freely.
It’s a time to really dive into deep thinking and either strengthen or start a relationship with the moon and its energy. You’ll begin to understand how the tides affect your life, and the lives of those around you.
Clearing and Cleansing
Even though we’re not gathered as a group, we can still work together spiritually on this full pink moon. Each full moon offers us the opportunity to reflect on the things happening in our lives, the times we’ve spent with one another, and to decide if we need to make changes. Negativity has a way of hampering our efforts to grow and it’s always important to look at everything to ensure negativity isn’t creeping into your life. Once you’ve identified the problems, then it’s time to shed them from your life.
To achieve success, you need to prepare for a positive change. Once you are prepared to shed the weight of those things that hold you down, you’ll be ready to take a step in the direction of growth. Our ancestors have taught us that all things can be washed away in the cleansing flames. We can witness as the baggage of the past is consumed and the smoke travels far away. By burning the remnants of things useless and without value, we free ourselves to find new and positive things to fill those empty spaces.
Write down the things you need to release on a small piece of paper.
Carefully light the paper from the Goddess Candle and drop it into your fire-safe pot or cauldron. State the following while the paper is burning.
“I give up freely that which is no longer serving me”
As the smoke rises, focus on the intent of permanently ridding yourself of negativity. Now understand that since you’ve chosen to release negativity, you will be lighter and ready to take on something new and positive. Fill those spaces you’ve just cleared with something positive.
Closing the Full Pink Moon Circle
In the North I must never forget that the power of restoration exists and there is never a limit on the number of times I can visit. I thank the Earth for it’s lesson to me. <extinguish green candle>
In the West the waters of life flow endlessly and there is no limit on how many times I may drink from that source of cleansing. I thank the power of water for it’s great gift and pledge to keep it clean.. <extinguish blue candle>
In the South great fires burn demonstrating both destruction and creation. I thank the flames for heat, light, and warmth, but also for clearing away that which no longer serves me. <extinguish red candle>
In the East the first rays of son give hope at the start of each day. Each day is an opportunity to begin life anew and I must never forget that nothing is beyond repair and renewal. <extinguish yellow candle>
Great Goddess, I alone stand here facing my own fears, my own problems, and my own issues. Yet rather than blame, deflect, or ignore them, I have chosen to take control of my own life and clear them from my heart and soul. As I go, all I ask is for comfort, safety, and your divine eyes keeping watch over me. <extinguish Goddess candle>
This circle is now open, but never broken!
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