Wasn’t easy to decide on a ritual for the Full Moon in Capricorn on Saturday, July 9th at 9:07 pm (PST), as I had a plethora of ideas fluttering around in my Libra mind. I finally settled on one that involves cleansing crystals using rose water and petals. The inspiration for the ritual came from all wild pink roses that are in full bloom here on the west coast of Canada.
Of course, you could haul all your crystals out and put them under the moonlight, but having a ritual focuses your energy and creates real magic, not the Harry Potter type. I prefer to keep my rituals simple without all the hocus pocus. I’ll never share with you anything that I wouldn’t do. You are welcome to use my ritual as is or adapt to your preferences.
Please know that you don’t need to do a ritual for each Full Moon or New Moon, only connect to the ones you feel drawn to. Your ritual doesn’t need to be complicated. At times, I’ve lit a candle & said a prayer and that was enough. Also, you can do your ritual a day before, on the day or a day after the Full Moon, as the energy is still potent.
The energy of the Full Moon illuminates your current emotional state, so if you are grounded and centered then that will be magnified, but if you feeling chaotic then that energy becomes exaggerated. Typically, the energy of the Full Moon can be felt 2 or 3 days before and after the Full Moon.
I am not an astrology expert, but I like to dabble here and there, especially in regards to the lunar cycle. Have you noticed that the New Moons are in sync with the sun sign, but Full Moons are always in the opposite astrological sign. For example, the sun is currently in Cancer, so the Full Moon tomorrow is in Capricorn.
You might be wondering what medicine the Capricorn Full Moon offers? Capricorn is an earth sign, thus connected to all the exterior lush green energy of Mama Earth and all that resides inside of her interior like crystals. You might have noticed that the Full Moon in Capricorn is illuminating what is happening beneath the surface, not only on the exterior.
Capricorn is traditionally connected to status, structure, and success. You might be asking yourself: Am I secure and safe? Is my foundation strong? Am I giving away my power? What does success mean to me?
To delve deep into the questions that the Full Moon in Capricorn conjures up, you may want to lay Tarot or Oracle cards. You can use the Capricorn Full Moon Tarot Spread to unravel and explore the themes further. Please tag me in your spread on Instagram, as I’d love to know how you connected to the spread!
In India, the upcoming Full Moon is known as Guru Purnima and honours teachers, especially lightworkers who support others on their spiritual journey. Celebrate your teachers, but also your inner guru, as you hold a vast amount of wisdom and are connected to the Divine Mind.
In my eyes, crystals are teachers too, as each stone is connected to a Deva, a being of light that resides within the crystal and is a keeper of sacred knowledge & medicine. Thus, cleansing your stones under the moonlight of Guru Purnima is potent.
About 2 weeks ago, I did a ritual that involved dried rose petals and rose essential oil for the New Moon in Cancer and I am continuing with the rose theme for the Capricorn Full Moon. I love the plant medicine that is associated with roses, as the energy is compassionate, loving and healing.
For the cleansing ritual, you’ll need rose water, fresh or dried rose petals, two bowls and your crystals. Please note that not all crystals can be cleansed in water, so research the ones that you are unsure of, as you don’t want them to dissolve. Off the top of my head, don’t add selenite, Himalayan salt, malachite, desert rose, or halite to water.
You can find rose water at Middle Eastern shops and also at most supermarkets for under $2 a bottle. If you don’t have access to rose water, you can use water preferably from a natural source like a stream. Before you pour the rose water into one bowl and rose petals into another, create sacred space by lighting a candle and taking a few deep breaths to clear your mind & centre your heart.
I love using my singing bowls in my moon rituals. I can energize whatever the singing bowl is holding with sacred sound by simply tapping the rim of the bowl. You don’t need to use singing bowls for the ritual, but does definitely help with raising the energy of the ritual.
After the rose water and petals have been energized by the vibrations emanating from the singing bowls, I hold the crystal close to my heart and express gratitude to the Deva before immersing the stone into the rose water. I leave the crystal in the bowl until I feel in my heart space that the process is complete. For crystals that can’t be immersed in rose water, you can use rose petals as a substitute.
Leave the crystals outdoors overnight in a safe place, so the moonlight can complete the cleanse. For crystals that are sensitive to water, you can place them in your window sill in case it rains overnight. In the morning, collect your crystals and place them around your home where you could use their energy.
Full Moon Blessings to you!