Super Full Moon Gemini 12/3/2017: Full Moon Bath Ritual

The effect of the lively Gemini Super Full Moon are already tip toeing across my essence. I feel my vitality in my sexual essence and my physical energy is ready to take flight. Since the Scorpio New Moon we have all had our head down the last two weeks doing what we need to do in order to prepare to receive some the benefits of setting new intentions and working hard on the foundation. Although the work has just beginning it is time for some much needed pampering and self-appreciation, Goddess gratitude and me-time. There are many planetary transits happening that will not only effect us on a personal level but may effect us globally. It is important to have a fortitude of the strength that permeates past this physical realm. Keep surrendering to your True Self even in the hardest of times. We are making our courageous trek to the Golden Age, because we will have been tested and come out pure, tried, and true. In our lifetime we may not see the fruits of our labor but we will have passed down the genes to our offspring and things will continue to get better and better for us, for them, and beyond.

Water is an important element not to just quench our thirst but it stands for stability, fluidity, solidity, firmness, flexibility, and adaptability. Water like the moon is a conduit of awareness and every day life force on the earth. It takes many forms to help us heal. It is a mirror of our intentions and it is important to see the sacristy of water because we are looking into the mirror of our Soul.  This Ritual is from the book Women’s Power to Heal. Celebrate the Full Moon with a Goddess Bath.

The Practice: Full Moon Bath

Timing: On the full moon and for three days thereafter

Do Not Fulfill: Moon Cycle; bleeding; or during mourning

Ideal Time: Early Morning; early evening

Full Moon Herbs & Essential Oils:

Rose Petals, elderflowers, hops, lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, raspberry leaves, violet flowers, and passion flower. You can also substitute with season herbs such as thyme, parsley, sage, and mint. In the book she recommends to use only organic herbs and essential oils, do the best you can, its all about intention. If you don’t have a tea bolus to put your loose herbs in, don’t through away the roughage after your bath. Place them back into the earth or in your compost.

Sample Recipe

You could use a cotton handkerchief to place your herbs into.

1/2 palmful of rose petals

1/2 palmful of raspberry leaves

12 drops of lavender essential oil

Bath Instructions

Fill your bath with warm water. Drop your bolus and your essential oils into your bath. Allow it so sit for 5 minutes before offering up your prayers. While facing east or north scoop a palmful of water with your right hand and ritually wash both your hands with water, allowing some of the water to fall off your hands into the water. Take another palm full in your right hand and this time offer is to the Goddess and allow the water to drip from your finger tips into the water. Recite this mantra three times as you pour the water from your hand.

Om apah upa sprishya

Unto You, I sprinkle water

Do not perform this sankalpa, sacred intention, if you know you’ll be interrupted by your phone or your children. Once this offering has been completed, take your bath. It is important that you complete the bath without interruption once you have offered the water sacrament to the Goddess. The act of preparing your tub, ritual washing of the hands, offering of water tot he goddess, and finishing your bath must be done in one fluid and complete act for your offering to be received by the goddess and for her water blessings to be returned to you.

In recognizing the sanctity of water, you’ve bathing not only the physical body, but the mind, spirit, and ancestors as well. Strengthening your biological water element helps you to build stability and vitality of the body, mind and spirit.

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