The February Full Moon falls on the 8-9th in the fire sign of Leo. Its energy is going to awaken the flame within us. It is going to guide us to make bold choices, to strengthen our self-belief, and to find our motivation to move forward.
Full Moons are always portals of release and with Mars, the planet of action and energy highly active at this time, we may feel fired up to let things go, clear the dead weight, and bring a new sense of awakened hope into our hearts.
This ritual is designed to work in harmony with the energies of the February Leo Full Moon but can also be adapted to suit your own needs.
Leo Full Moon Ritual 2020
This ritual is best done from February 7th-20th, 2020
You will need:
- Cleansing tool of choice (eg. dried herbs, sprays, bells, wand, etc.)
- 4 candles
- Small box (like a shoebox or amazon box)
- Paper and pen
- February Cosmic Meditation
- Leo Full Moon Reading (optional)
1.) Place the candles in a square configuration with one in each corner. Place the box in the middle and have your pen and paper to the side. Light your candles. Each candle represents Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.
2.) Begin by cleansing your aura and then your surroundings using your tool of choice. As you cleanse, feel free to recite the following-
For aura cleansing (recite 3 times):
“Under the power of Mother Moon, I cleanse and release all that weighs heavy on my heart. I release my pains of the past. I let go of all that troubles me, crushes me, and keeps me playing small. I let it all go so I may rise tall. I feel lighter now, my heart is free. I am cleansed, I am free to be me.”
For cleansing your surroundings:
“My space is cleansed with a loving light, my space is cleansed on this Full Moon night. May the light of the Moon and the light of the stars, cleanse my space from all that is dark. My space is light, my space is love, my space is safe and protected. Vibrations of peace, love, and joy surround me and my space. Only love dwells here. I am safe, loved, and protected in this space. Thank you.”
2.) Sit in front of your candles and box and begin the guided meditation for February. If you are using this meditation you will also need a small crystal that will fit in your hand or you can substitute with another sacred object.
You are more than welcome to meditate on your own too if you wish, I recommend about 10-15 minutes.
3.) Take your pieces of paper and write down 10 things to release inspired by the elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water (see below).
I know 10 may seem like a lot, but really challenge and push yourself to dig deep! You can be as detailed as you like. To guide you I will give one example for each element.
Here is your guide:
Earth: release 10 things that weigh you down, keep you stuck or unable to make a decision to move forward. You can also include things about your roots, background, home, and family.
Example: I release what other people think of me…etc.
Air: release 10 things that make you feel anxious or flighty and stops you from being able to commit to projects or relationships long term. You can also include worrisome thoughts and self-limiting beliefs.
Example: I release my anxious thoughts around the health and wellbeing of my family members…etc.
Fire: release 10 things that makes you feel angry, frustrated or fired up, also things that drain your energy and make you feel burnt out. You can also include things that make you feel jealous or any insecurities.
Example: I release my fear around setting boundaries with others….etc.
Water: release 10 things that make you feel sad, overly emotional or closed off. If there is something that you feel is blocking your heart get it out onto paper too. You can also include things around your feelings of comfort, health, nurturing, and self-love.
Example: I release the fear I have around losing someone else I love…etc.
4.) Once you have it all written down take your pieces of paper and begin ripping them into strips. As you rip, recite the following-
“With each tear of paper, I feel myself letting go. I feel myself letting go of all the past pains, all the past hurts, and all the things that keep me playing small. I am a magnificent, attractive, powerful being and I deserve to stand tall and proud in who I am today. I love myself too much to hold onto things that dim my light. So as I rip, I release, and as I release, my light grows stronger. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
5.) Now take your strips of paper and place them into the box. Close the lid either with tape or just secure it with your hands and then stand up in front of your candles and just shake it!!! Get your whole body into it, feel yourself releasing old stagnant energy as you shake the box and shake your body. You can put on some music, dance around, just give it a vigorous shake! Get out all your emotions as you do.
6.) Once you feel you have shaken enough, take all the papers out of your box and see if you can mold them into a ball. It doesn’t matter if it’s not perfect. Just try and scrunch it into a ball or two if you need.
7.) Then open your recycle bin, stand a good distance away, say- “I release” firmly and confidently and then aim! Don’t worry if you don’t get it in! The work is still done 🙂
8.) If using, now do your February Leo Full Moon Reading. Then, snuff out your candles and you are done!
Happy Full Moon!