These four crystals, plus a potent ritual, can help you tap into the powerful energy of the full moon.
The Full Moon
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This is the peak time to engage your intuition and use your psychic gifts, such as clairvoyance or clairaudience, so be on the lookout for any signs or symbols that present themselves in your life. For example, do you keep seeing a specific number? Have you come across an animal messenger? These may be signs from the universe. The energy of the full moon is incredibly powerful, so be gentle with yourself and allow yourself to be fully immersed in this energy. Go with the flow rather than fighting what is being revealed. Allow sensations of wholeness and completion to wash over you as your dreams are manifested into being.
Although manifesting usually takes center stage during the time of the full moon, there’s another important aspect to its energy that shouldn’t be overlooked. The bright light of the full moon illuminates things that may otherwise be hidden to you and calls your attention to potential roadblocks or challenges that, if left unchecked, can slow down your progress. This isn’t to say these things must come to pass, only that if you remain on the present path, they could be issues. Luckily, the full moon is also known for its protective qualities, so a little ritual and some course corrections can head off your potential troubles.
Finally, the full moon is a powerful time for divination work. Because your intuition is heightened during this period, you’ll feel more connected to your divination practice and the results will show it.
People have been using Amethyst to connect with intuition and psychic skills since the time of the ancient Romans. Incorporate Amethyst into your Full Moon divination practice for ease in deciphering the messages and information you receive. Alternatively, call upon Amethyst’s protective abilities and charge your crystal with Full Moon energy to create a powerful protection talisman.
Labradorite is a mystical stone that gets its brilliant flash from reflected light, similarly to how the full moon is illuminated by reflected light from the sun. The energy of Labradorite and the energy of the Full Moon are like kindred spirits. Work with them together to enhance any Full Moon rituals or activities. You can also use Labradorite during this moon phase to facilitate lucid dreaming and to promote insightful, intuitive dreams. Tuck a piece of Labradorite into your pillowcase or create a simple rectangular grid using four pieces around your bed to have an out-of-this-world dream experience.
Believe it or not, Rainbow Moonstone is a white variety of Labradorite. They’re the same stone, but where Labradorite has flashes of color on a dark, gray-colored crystal, Rainbow Moonstone has flashed of color on a light, white-colored stone. Rainbow Moonstone works similarly to Labradorite for dreamwork, but it also encourages you to stay in flow with the lunar cycle all year long. Some people tend to notice the moon only when it’s full, but they miss out on the true benefits of living in tune with the moon. Work with Rainbow Moonstone to cultivate a lasting lunar practice that will serve you all cycle long.
White Moonstone is a member of the Orthoclase Feldspar group of minerals, different than Rainbow Moonstone (which is actually a member of the Labradorite Feldspar group). With its soft, white shimmer, it’s no wonder it was named for its resemblance to the moon. This crystal mimics the energy of wholeness and completion embodied by the full moon. If you feel like something has been missing from your life, wear or carry White Moonstone to draw it to you. This crystal has a dynamic, feminine, receptive energy that makes it great for manifesting what you desire.
Wondering how to keep the energy of your crystals clear? Read “Caring for Crystals.”
Because the full moon is a time of heightened intuition and enhanced psychic skills, one of the best ways to connect with its energy through ritual is by using cartomancy. Cartomancy is the ancient art of card reading divination. Tarot and Lenormand are some of the most popular historical systems of card reading, but many modern mystics and intuitives use oracle cards as well.
Try this eight-card spread on the evening of the full moon to provide insight into the time between this full moon and the next. You can repeat this reading each full moon for a look at the month ahead.
Start by shuffling a deck of your favorite oracle cards. Place eight cards in a circle, starting at the twelve o’clock position and moving clockwise until you have pulled eight cards. Use the meaning of the card positions below to put the symbols, words, and imagery from each card into context.
Card 1—New Moon This card represents new beginnings and new opportunities that are on the horizon.
Card 2—Waxing Crescent Moon This card represents things that you’re actively manifesting into your life right now.
Card 3—First Quarter Moon This card represents things that need to be communicated, especially things related to your relationships.
Card 4—Waxing Gibbous Moon This card gives advice about things to consider when making an important upcoming decision.
Card 5—Full Moon This card reveals things you know to be true intuitively, but that you may be ignoring or reluctant to admit.
Card 6—Waning Gibbous Moon This card is a reminder of things you may need to reflect on at this time.
Card 7—Last Quarter Moon This card shows you areas in your life where you would benefit from more independence.
Card 8—Waning Crescent Moon This card represents things that need to be released from your life before you can move forward.