How to Create a Gathering for July’s Full Moon

You may have noticed that energy is at an all-time high, and we have the cosmos to thank for that. This evening's full moon in the sign of Aquarius is the biggest and most important full moon of 2018. Its costar is a full solar eclipse – the longest eclipse of the 21st century. To add to the lunacy, Mars and Mercury are both in retrograde. Since Mars is the source of anger, our emotions are shifting towards focusing on what is bothering and not working for us. In addition, solar eclipses represent new beginnings. This is made even more powerful by the full moon, since full moons are a time of nourishing and harvesting intentions so they can grow into the garden of your dreams.

As you can see, we are inevitably going to encounter some changes. With awareness, we can have a say in what those changes are and go through them with grace. We are being called to move through a powerful transition and come out ready to live a life of our own authenticity. The best way to grow is to do so together. For this full moon, we suggest that you gather your soul-seeking, self-aware friends and embrace the magic of the full moon together. Here's how to create and host a full moon gathering!

Step 1: Select Your Sanctuary
Allow the energy to guide you to the perfect place for your full moon gathering. Whether you decide to have it outdoors beneath the moonlight or in a cozy room, thoughtfully decorate your space to give it a magical, sacred feel. Lanterns, fairy lights, and starry decorations add moon vibes to your space. Candles add a soft glow while incense and essential oils having a calming, grounding effect.

Step 2: Collect Your Cosmic Crew
Rally together those who motivate you, spark your soul, and help bring you awareness. Invite those who may not be as spiritually advanced, as well. The more, the merrier! You will find that everyone brings a unique energy, which makes full moon manifestations all the more powerful.

Step 3: Gather Energy-Enhancing Supplies
Journals, crystals, smudge sticks, and tarot cards are all wonderful tools that will help you and your guests manifest your intentions and/or release baggage. You can also snack on fresh, detoxifying foods, which will help you release toxins and feel renewed and healthy for your new chapter.

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Step 4: Out with the Old
Write down the things that do not serve you and you want to release. You can share them with your moon tribe or keep them to yourself. Then, burn them. Watching them burn and turn to smoke and ash is a powerful meditative practice that helps you release old, negative energy.

Step 5: Manifest Your Dreams
Write down your intentions and share them with your circle of friends. This helps you clarify exactly what you'd like to invite into your life. Placing your crystals outside in the moonlight will help direct cosmic energy towards a certain goal. Tarot cards are a great way to tap into the power of the universe and allow our intuition and spirit to help clear and guide us down our unique paths. 

Step 6: Closing Ceremony
It's time to celebrate and give thanks to the cosmic energies that guide us, as well as our soulful friends. Take your tribe on a stroll to watch the moon. Have some fun and howl away!

How do you like to celebrate full moons and transformations? Share your tips with us in the comments below!