This Full Moon is a time to align with your inner power and feel your courage to overcome any obstacle. Learn about the influence of Aries, discover three crystals for nurturing your personal power, and meditate with Kuan Yin, the Buddha of compassion.
"Other names for this full moon are: The Hunter's Moon, or Drying Rice Moon, Falling Leaves Moon, Freezing Moon, Ice Moon, Migrating Moon."
"In the midst of a peaceful Libra Season, we are met by the Aries Full Moon. Ruled by Fire, Aries brings us the opportunity to burn away anything blocking our path forward. This Full Moon is a time to align with your inner power and feel your courage to overcome any obstacle. It's also a time to align with your passions. Aries guides us on the mission to find our soul's purpose. Finding this path takes commitment, motivation, and fearlessness. Our life path is not always an easy journey. This Full Moon is here to help you walk a little farther on it with more confidence than you've ever felt before.
The first step in understanding this Full Moon is to know that it can bring up feelings of restlessness, impatience, and frustration. Aries quickly points out where you are not aligning with your life's purpose. This energy can feel intense and cause self-doubt in your decisions. It is here to inspire you to break through anything holding you back from the reason you were born in this lifetime. If you are not currently aligned with your soul or on a path to finding its mission, this Full Moon can feel very challenging. It may even cause energetic breakdowns in your system, including internal tantrums, many tears, and even bursts of anger toward those around you. If you find yourself in any of these vibrations, take a moment to settle your energy. Align with your breath and move your body. Exercise is one of the best things you can do for yourself on an Aries Full Moon. Break a sweat, move your energy, and notice where you are attacking yourself or others."
"The astrological tarot correspondent of Aries is the Emperor, who embodies ambition, achievement and power."
Aries brings our awareness to our personal power, and how we direct it. The first stone that comes to mind is Citrine, a golden yellow crystal associated with Manipura, the Solar Plexus Chakra. This is your center of personal power, of confidence and belief in your Self and your abilities. Unravel guilt, release fear, awaken the higher mind and move forward with optimism. This is enlightened power, an easy openness that encourages you to explore every possible avenue until you find the best solution.
Fire Agate is another spirit helper, that brings grounding and stability to allow for clear-headed decision-making unimpeded by fear. This deep security is the birthplace of compassion and proper use of personal power, because being secure in ourselves leads to clear vision and a more complete perspective of any given situation. This allows for complete presence, and a true response from the heart.
Lemurian Healers or Lemurian Quartz facilitates access to inner- and multi-dimensional states, revitalizing consciousness of our spiritual selves. Complement your inner power with harmonious adjustments of inner guidance and clarity. Piercing illusions of separateness, draw on the power of nondual thinking to perceive reality and behave beautifully, according to universal truths beyond the realm of binary, oppositional structures.
Kuan Yin is a buddha famous for rescuing from harm. In this way, she is similar to Green Tara. Her name is associated with the qualities of mercy and compassion. The appearance of beauty, wisdom, tenderness. The activities of kindness, help, protection, nurturing — the mother.
In her hands, Kuan Yin may hold a willow branch, a vase with water or occasionally, a lotus flower. The willow branch is used to heal people's illnesses or bring fulfillment to their requests. The water (the dew of compassion) has the quality of removing suffering, purifying the defilements of our body, speech and mind, and lengthening life.
Kuan Yin helps us extinguish our past impurities and negative karmic acts with meritorious acts. She asks only one thing — that we share her value of compassion and Metta (love) for all sentient beings. (Information about Kuan Yin from the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, Australia).
Good days for this ritual
Before you begin
You may enhance your ritual by listening to this recording of Deva Premal chanting Om Mani Padme Hum, and chanting along if you feel called to do so. Om Mani Padme Hum is a mantra associated with the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and it means means "The Jewel in (the Heart of) the Lotus". Adding in the heart of to the translation adds a depth of understanding. As a meditation to the Bodhisattva of Compassion, this is a prayer to fill our hearts with Love and compassion for the benefit of all beings. Om Mani Padme Hum is a prayer for Peace.
Find a time and a place where nothing and no one will disturb you. Light a candle or/and place flowers next to you.
Get into a comfortable seated position with your back nice and straight. Deep breathe for several minutes.
Visualize the lotus in your heart chakra slowly and gently opening … unfolding. Allow the mantra to sink into your chakra and slowly unfold the petals of your heart lotus.
Visualize how a rainbow bridge appears inside your heart. You step on that bridge and cross the waters below the bridge. As you’re crossing the bridge, you become more and more relaxed. Waters below make you more peaceful and comfort you. As you’re walking over the bridge feel how pleasant and refreshing the air is.
On the other side of the rainbow bridge lies the Paradise island of Quan Yin. You set foot on the island, and the Goddess greets you and hands you a beautiful flower. When you inhale the fragrance of the flower, you feel that your heart is opening. She takes you by the hand and leads you through the rich lush fragrant gardens to Her pavilion.
After she seats you with care and attention, she asks you to talk about your problems. Tell the Goddess about your problems. She listens to you attentively. You feel nourishment and love in the very center of your being. You feel completely heard and understood. Sit with the Goddess until you are ready to return.
Kuan Yin takes you to the rainbow bridge and hugs you. Thank her and go across the bridge feeling full of strength and renewed. Cross the bridge and go back to your heart.
Take a deep breath and exhale back into your body.
Take another deep breath and open your eyes as you exhale.
Tell the words of gratitude to the Goddess. If you lit a candle, leave it to burn down to the end.
May you walk in peace and in love!
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