The full Snow Moon was last night, and for this year at least, we had no snow. In fact, it was so warm I had all the windows and the patio door open to let in some fresh air. Ohio is experiencing it’s usual temperamental weather patterns and surprising everyone with an unusually balmy winter. We’ve had more 60* days than we’ve had snowy. Woo! I’m not very much a winter person.
Anywho. I spent my full moon cleaning my home like fury. I’ve been dealing with an incredibly low episode, and Webby has been very busy with an ugly mishap at work, so the cleaning has been left to the wayside for too long. We’ve also been eating out of a lot of paper bags. So, what better to celebrate the full moon than with a little purification! So cleaned as much as I could (laundry, dishes, vacuum, dust, etc). I got worn out before I wanted to be done, but I was still pleased with what did get done. Then went room from room with incense, clearing out the less tangible garbage. Soon I want to do a general protection of the place. We moved back in October, and I haven’t gotten to it yet, which is bad of me. It’s been such a roller coaster since we’ve been here.
So my full moon wasn’t very ritually. Mostly due to a lack of alter/workspace. When we moved, I had to get rid of my old one, and it’s taken longer than I thought it would to replace it. But! With tax returns, and two big Webby-work bonuses on the way, I’m more than able to get it. I’m excited to set it up. I feel kind of naked without a space to work or meditate.
How was your full moon?
I didn’t really plan a whole lot for this full moon. I chose to meditate using the following meditation (not guided, just instrumental):
and then I tried a bit of divination.
The meditation went great. I had no goals. I simply wished to clear my mind and see what popped in. After a moment or two, I felt the need to sway so I did. It helped actually. After a while, I could feel my perception changing. The candle I had lit for Him (yes, I know. Full Moons are generally used to celebrate the feminine energy half, I don’t actually connect with any feminine energy yet. None have come forward and spoken to me in any sense of the word, so I just celebrate the masculine) seemed to get much much closer, and I could feel myself getting smaller, as the flame got bigger. I could feel my body yearning toward the flame. I wanted to touch the flame and become the flame. To feel it, and bathe in it. I couldn’t quite get there. Maybe with time and practice.
I find this experience interesting as the element of Fire has always been the element most outside of my grasp. I am predominantly Earthy in almost laughably stereotypical way. I’ve spoken with Air, and Water is the most relaxing place for me to be, but Fire has always been sort of standoffish from me. I’m wondering if Fire is reaching out.
My quick stab at Divination was unremarkable. My chosen Divination tool is a picture frame with the glass painted thickly with black acrylic paint. I can’t remember where I found this suggestion, but I like this as an easy and markedly cheaper tool than a full crystal ball, and less messy than water. The attempt didn’t produce anything, but I did not put much time into it.