Full Wolf Moon Ritual for Energetic Cleansing

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Full Moons are the point in the lunar cycle when we should release our expectations, release whatever is blocking us, and release what no longer serves us.  Unlike New Moons, when we call in our intentions and purify our energy to attract our desires, Full Moons are a time for letting go.  This is a simple Full Moon ritual I designed specifically for the Full Wolf Moon, the first Full Moon of 2022 that occurs on January 17.  I use it to cleanse myself of any negative energy I might be holding onto or that might linger from the previous year.

The Ritual

I’m a bath person.  I love to take long, candle-lit baths surrounded by crystals and with soft music playing.  This is a bath ritual, though it can easily be adjusted for a shower for those who don’t like baths.

You Will Need

How To Prepare

Fill a bathtub with warm water. I like my baths to be really hot, especially because I like to take my time and I want the water to stay warm. The temperature should be whatever you’re most comfortable with.

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As the tub fills, pour in the Epsom Salt and Baking Soda and swish the water around to be sure everything dissolves.

While the tub fills, set up the candles and place the crystals in whatever arrangement feels most uplifting and safe for you.

Set up your music player somewhere it won’t fall into the tub (it may be waterproof but water and electricity don’t mix) and prep the music.

When the tub is filled, add the essential oils and gently swish the water to mix the oils. 

Turn off the overhead light and turn on the music.

Get into the tub.

The Bath Ritual

As I soak in the bath, I visualize the Epsom Salt and Baking Soda pulling all impurities and negative energy out of my body.  I slowly progress through each of my chakras and visualize negative and static energy clearing and being replaced with vibrant colorful energy.  After I have moved through each chakra, I repeat the following three times:

I then sit quietly and meditate while visualizing the grounding properties of the bergamot, the cleansing and purifying properties of the frankincense, and the loving properties of the rose essential oils nourishing and healing my body and my energy.

The Shower Ritual

The major difference between the bath ritual and the shower ritual is that you’re not filling a tub and soaking in the water.  Instead, create a bath scrub with the Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, and essential oils.  Mix them well.  As you stand in the shower, use the salt scrub and visualize the water washing away the negative energy as it pours over you.  You can also make a little spritz bottle filled with 1/4 cup of distilled or purified water and one drop each of the essential oils to spritz into the steam after you have performed the cleansing part of the ritual.  The oils will mix with the steam and create the most comforting atmosphere.

The Takeaway

Many people perform a similar ritual on New Year’s Eve as a way to release the previous year and call in new energy for the new year.  As a Triple Scorpio, I am very attuned to the lunar cycle and I find it easier to perform this ritual on the first Full Moon.  The holidays are always super emotional and stressful for me, so this gives me time to distance myself from all that and truly prepare for the new year with a clear and calm mind.

Let me know if you do this ritual and how it worked for you.  Sending you all healing, positive, loving energy.

Published by Lisa R. Barry, Ph.D.

Life Story Coach, Shamanic Life Coach, Reiki Master, WomanSpeak Circle Leader, Tarot & Oracle Reader, Wisdom of the Serpent Oracle & Guidebook Creator, Witch, Chakra Healer, Crystal Junkie, Author, Scholar, Former College Professor (25yrs), Speaker, Crazy Cat Lady, Hippie Liberal Feminist

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