Full Moon Ritual

Needed:

  • Lunar symbols
  • Quartz crystal sphere, cauldron, or white/silver bowl
  • Candle
  • Incense
  • Circle of stones

Perform this at night, in view of the Moon if possible. It is appropriate for crescents, white flowers, silver and other lunar symbols to be present on the altar for this ritual. The quartz crystal sphere can be placed upon the altar as well. Or, if you prefer, use the cauldron (or a small white or silver bowl) filled with water. Place a piece of silver into the water.

Arrange the altar, light the candles and censer, and cast the Circle of Stones.

Stand before the altar and invoke the Goddess and God, with the Blessing chant and/or any other invocations.

Now gaze at the Moon, if possible. Feel its energies sinking into your body. Feel its cool Goddess energy wash you with power and love.

Now say:
“Wondrous Lady of the Moon
You who greets dusk with silvered kisses;
Mistress of the night and of all magicks,
who rides the clouds in the blackened skies
and spills light upon the cold Earth;
O Lunar Goddess,
Crescented-One,
Shadow maker and shadow breaker;
Revealer of mysteries past and present;
Puller of seas and ruler of women;
All-wise Lunar Mother,
I greet Your celestial jewel
at the waxing of its powers
With a rite in Your honor.
I pray by the Moon,
I pray by the Moon,
I pray by the Moon.”

Continue chanting "I pray by the Moon" for as long as you will. Visualize the Goddess if you so desire, perhaps as a tall, healthy woman wearing silver jewelry and a white, rippling, draped clothing. A crescent Moon may rest upon Her brow, or She may toss a glowing silvery white orb in Her hands. She trods the star field of eternal night in an eternal round with Her lover, the Sun God, spreading moon rays wherever She goes. Her eyes laugh, Her skin is white and translucent. She glows.

Now is time for magick of all types, for the full of the Moon marks the height of its powers, and all positive spells cast then are more powerful.

Full moons are also excellent times for meditation, mirror magick and psychic workings, for such are often more successful within the circle. Crystal-scrying is particularly recommended; flood the crystal with moonlight prior to the ritual. If you have no crystal sphere, use the cauldron filled with water and the piece of silver. Gaze at the water (or at the Moon glinting on the silver) to awaken your psychic awareness.

Lunar liquids such as lemonade, milk or white wine can be consumed during the Simple Feast that follows.

Thank the Goddess and God and release the circle.