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Full Moon Release Ritual

Updated: Feb 6

In this blog post, I'm sharing a ritual using the full moon's energy to release anything that no longer defines us, allowing us to embrace personal growth and transformation.


The Full Moon over a lake at sunset with a flock of birds flying underneath it

The Full Moon's Energy:


The full moon occurs when the moon is in its brightest phase, and it aligns with the opposite side of the Earth from the sun, creating a perfect reflection of sunlight on its surface. For centuries, people have observed changes in the environment, tides, and even their moods during this lunar phase.



The full moon's energy is potent and powerful, acting as a magnifying lens for your intentions and emotions.


Releasing What No Longer Defines You:


As you move along your life's path you accumulate experiences, emotions, and beliefs along the way. Some of these serve as stepping stones to growth and healing, while others can weigh you down and prevent you from reaching your full potential.


Clinging onto what no longer serves or defines you can stifle your progress, leading to stagnation and dissatisfaction in your work, family and social environments. Using the full moon's energy to release is an opportunity to liberate yourself from burdens and emotional attachments that are potentially holding you back.


Preparing for Full Moon Release:


A couple of days before the full moon you can start to prepare. Self-reflection and introspection are essential during this phase. Take time to identify areas in your life that feel stagnant or heavy. These may include emotional patterns, limiting beliefs, negative habits, toxic relationships, or any other aspect that inhibits your personal growth.


Setting Intentions:

A white notebook and pink notebook with 2 pencils

Another essential part of the full moon release process is setting clear intentions.


Think about your dreams and the kind of life you wish to lead. Write down everything that needs releasing in order for you to be living that life now. Be sure to express yourself with clarity and sincerity.


Acknowledge any fears or resistance that arise, for they are part of the process, but try not to attach yourself to them. You may want to make a note of anything that comes up to journal on at a later time.


Intention setting isn't a way to make anything happen overnight; it is a mindful practice that gives you the foundation for gradual change and transformation.


Creating a Ritual:


On the night of the full moon, find a peaceful and comfortable space where you won't be disturbed. Bring a pen, journal and glass of water. Gather symbolic objects that resonate with you, such as candles, crystals, incense, or any other items that hold personal significance.


1. Cleanse and Clear:

Begin by cleansing your space and yourself. This step is crucial as it helps remove negative energies and sets the stage for your releasing ritual. Consider smudging with sage or palo santo, taking a purifying bath, or simply focusing on deep breathing to release tension and negativity.


2. Connect with the moon's energy:

Take a moment to connect with the full moon's energy. You can do this through meditation, gazing at the moon, or simply embracing the feeling of awe that fills your heart. Feel the moon's gentle radiance enveloping you, bringing a sense of calm and inner peace as you bathe in its light.


3. The Release:

With your intentions in hand, recite them aloud or silently. Visualize the full moon's radiant light shining right through you, bringing out of the shadows any aspects of your life that you wish to release.


See these dissolving under the moon's glow, transforming into wisps of energy that disappear into the night sky. Allow yourself to experience a sense of liberation and relief as you let go.


A well manicured hand holding a burning piece of paper

4. Burning Ceremony:

Safely light the piece of paper using a candle or a fireproof container. As it burns, again visualize the release of these things from your life.


Let go of any emotional attachment to them, knowing that they no longer define you.



5. Gratitude and acceptance:

Give thanks for everything you have learned and all the ways you've grown from the experiences you are letting go of. Let them go with love and gratitude. Gratitude reinforces your readiness for growth and transformation, allowing you to move forward with a sense of openness and positivity.


6. Embrace the Present:

As the ritual comes to a close, embrace the present moment with newfound clarity and purpose. You have released what no longer defines you, making space for positive changes and growth. You can now move forward authentically, more self-aware and with space to encourage new opportunities and experiences to come into your life.



A chain turning into birds flying over the ocean

Using the power of the full moon every month to release what no longer defines us can be a deeply transformative and healing experience.


By setting intentions, performing a releasing ritual, and embracing the present, we open ourselves to new opportunities and personal growth.




Regular Tera Mai Healing sessions can help clear out any old, stagnant or negative energy, release negative thought patterns or belief systems that no longer define who you are becoming. Book your FREE 30-min Discovery Call today to find out more!






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