A time of fullness and abundance
Of wonder and gratitude
This will be a longer blog post today as before I delve into my topic today, I wanted to share with you something wonderful I experienced yesterday that has meant so much to me.
I was sitting outside in my little reading nook amongst my jasmine, and I see something move to my left.
As I look, I see something emerging from a cocoon.
Something curiously strange.
I had no idea what it was emerging but I was so close to it to be able to see every little detail. I immediately grabbed my phone and started recording some of the experience.
Click here to be directed to the Instagram reel I shared of it.
The creature eventually went back inside of its cocoon, and I was concerned for its safety (we’ve a lot of myna birds that hang around the front of my home that yell at my cats) so I moved it further into the jasmine bush to provide some safety.
I came inside and sat within my library space and began to reflect on what I’ve witnessed.
Watching a creature emerge from its cocoon, so close to Lughnasadh and also leading up to the full moon, I felt it held great symbology for me at this time and I decided to delve a little deeper into this, which may be guidance from my ancestors, as I’ve seen those types of cocoons before but never known what it was brewing inside.
It turns out it’s the Saunders case moth. Their larvae stage can last up to 2 years emerging as a magnificent moth. Also, while in this stage within their cocoon they move about, poking their head out to find food, to move about etc so that’s what the little guy was doing.
I had a bit of a laugh to myself as I feel I am reflected within that story and I am sure it was a message from the ancestors.
I have been in a similar transition stage for couple of years now. I have been studying to enhance my skills for the business I dream of creating, to assist people to deepen their understand of self, to help create a deeper connection with the earth and its cycles. My studies have been to strengthen my ability to counsel clients through any grief or trauma that may emerge within their work.
I have been in a cocoon for years, still moving about the do what I need to do, continue my studies, working full time, adulting, all things like that but I am transforming at the same time.
I am soon to emerge from my cocoon, still a little more cooking to do but I am not far off and I am grateful for the process.
Let me circle back to what I originally wanted to talk about in this blog post, the Full Moon.
On the Full Moon I believe that this is a wonderful time for gratitude, reflection and of course power.
I will reflect on what my transformation has taught me to date and what I am yet to achieve making powerful adjustments to move forward.
So what will you do this Full Moon?
I do have worksheets that are available to help you through working your magick (click here) however, lets go over something simple but powerful you can work on your magick on.
Now let’s set the atmosphere. This is no way something you have to do, but to build ambience try sit on the night of the full moon near a window by candlelight letting the soft energy help shift you into altered states to tap into your magick.
Reflection, a powerful tool in your magickal tool kit.
Reflect on what has happen since the last Full Moon. What are some things that stand out that had happened and reflect on what played has out.
How does it affect what you are working on?
Did it play out as expected?
Would you change anything about the situation (that was in your control)?
Would you change your behaviour or reactions?
By doing an honest reflection on your magick, achievements, failures and any thing that happen day to day can help to bring light to situations so you may learn from these experiences therefore making changes within your life to help you move forward and align with your purpose or goals.
The next thing I will suggest is gratitude. Now this is something that would benefit us to do often however, if you make it a part of your Full Moon magick combing it with the powerful energy within this moons phase, you are communicating to the ancestors your deeply felt gratitude, sending that energy out to align with more and, at the very least, you will begin to recognise more and more things within your life that you can be grateful for filling you will an abundant mindset rather than that of lack.
I hope these simple, yet powerful suggestions will help you this Full Moon to connect to its powerful energy and the gentle flow of the phases of the moon.