Moon Cycles, Rituals + Moon Calendar 2021

Hey Soul Fam!

This last week we did our very first communal Full Moon Ritual. I wanted to take this time out to go over a few things about the moon. So, let’s go over moon cycles and what they can mean when you apply them to energy work or magick! Here’s a few pictures to get you better acquainted with the moon cycles, what they are, what they mean, and what kind of work can be done during these cycles. We just did a Full Moon Ritual right before the new year which focused primarily on releasing. As you can see, full moons are excellent times for releasing everything that does not align with your highest good. The following moon guides can be used as just that, guides. Ultimately you should be doing whatever resonates with you! Personally, I don't do my releasing during the last quarter nor do I do anything during the quarter moon phases. I tend to focus on the new moons and full moon phases instead. Do what works for you, but here's some information concerning full moons and what various people use them for!

I want to add this pro-tip into this section here. Whenever I am doing New Moon work, I tend to be extremely specific with my words and thoughts. Those are the times when I am thinking about what I want, what I am manifesting towards me. During Full Moon work though I like to be very general about what I am releasing. This allows the universe to openly work in my highest favor to remove everything from my life that no longer aligns with my highest good. I highly suggest you be general when you are doing release work, because you never know what or who the universe will get rid of! Some of the people, places, and things holding us back are the same things we never ask to be removed. So, I like to give the universe free reign when it comes to the removal of crap from my life that no longer serves me. I find this to be very efficient.

Full Moon rituals can be anything from choosing to take a cleansing bath, to painting or journaling, to burning petitions. What you choose to do is up to you! I highly suggest it be something that resonates with you on the soul level though. You’ll know what that is, you’ll just FEEL it. I suggest you go with those fucking feelings! This past week we did a burning ritual where we burned all the things that we wanted to release. We also burned our wishes on bay leaves. You can choose to do this during the full moon cycle any month! Keep in mind that moon energy lingers, that being said, we usually have that energy 2 days before and 2 days after the actual lunar event. Also, a black moon is considered the night before the new moon, also known as the darkest day of the month. There are many lunar apps you can download if you want to keep track of the lunar cycles. I HIGHLY suggest you download the SkyView Free app if you like to stargaze or want to know the location of planets and stars above you.

Safety is ALWAYS first when you’re burning something, and I wish I didn’t have to say these things but PLEASE BURN YOUR PETITIONS AND BAY LEAVES IN A FIRE SAFE BOWL OR CONTAINER. Burn them in the sink. Burn them in a fire outside. Whatever you do, burn it in a safe container that won’t fucking melt or burn down your home. Second of all, if you are burning paper, make sure that you burn that shit in a room that does NOT have a smoke detector in it. Burning paper tends to smoke bad in black, and black smoke tends to set off fire alarms. Burn your shit in a room with no smoke detector or take it outside if you can. Once you are done, you are going to take the remains outside and throw them into the winds. If you can’t toss them into the winds, flush them down the toilet.

The Ritual:

  1. Meditate on what you want to release. You should do an actual meditation where you ground and do auric protection. For those of you who are advanced in energy working, you can also cast your protection circle at this time. For those of you who are novices, auric protection, and the prayer of protection to your spirit squad is enough.
  2. After you meditate, write down the things that you want to release. Be as specific or general as possible. Remember with release work, get into the habit of saying “ I release everything that no longer aligns with my highest good”. Leaving this statement general allows the universe to work for you in even greater ways, removing shit that you wouldn’t have thought to ask to be removed otherwise.
  3. If you have wishes that you would like to make, you can write these on bay leaves. Please use a marker when writing on your bay leaves as they are very delicate and pen tends not to write well on them AND tends to break them. Invest in an ultra fine sharpie marker. Write your wishes on your bay leaves!
  4. Take your petition and/or leaves over to where you will be burning them. Holding your petition or leaves in your right hand, I want you to close your eyes before you set them on fire. Think about what you are releasing. Ask your spirit squad to take these things, heal them, transmute them, release them on your behalf.
  5. Very safely, set them on fire. You can use pincers or tweezers to hold it from one end while you burn them. It burns best when you set it on fire from the bottom and work your way towards your other hand. Allow the items to burn completely. Thank the universe.
  6. Get rid of your ashes by either throwing them in the wind or flushing them down the toilet. Again, thank the universe and your spirit squad.
  7. FORGET ABOUT IT. The name of the game with manifestation work is Set it and Forget it! That being said, once you put something out into the universe, trust and believe that the universe will align to bring you that or something better. Do not dwell. Do not think about it. Do not doubt. SET IT AND FORGET IT.

If you get stuck on what you'd like to release, here's a list of awesome shit that you can ask to be released during the full moon!

Now, those of you getting serious as fuck about moon cycles and everything, this next section is for you. Copy this into your calendar for 2021 so that you know when the new moons and full moons fall and in what degrees of what sign. Also check out your natal charts on all you need to know is your place of birth and time of birth to get your accurate natal chart which tells you all your placements. Whenever you are looking at your natal chart in correlation to the moon cycles, understand that the planets and signs affect us most when we are within 3° in either direction. So, if the moon was 1° in Aries, it would affect those with Aries in 1-4°, but also those with Pisces in 27-29°, as it wraps around to the other end of the next sign. Whenever you are looking at the moon phases and where it is in comparison to the planets in your chart, keep this in mind. There are MANY resources, but for beginners cafeastrology is probably one of the best and user friendly. They also put out yearly horoscopes that go by a persons decan, which you will learn in astrology is very important as decans are far more accurate. You will also learn here that astrological signs are broken into 3 decans per sign, with some decans embodying traits of both its sign and the next. Those of you interested in exploring these things should start at cafeastrology and then pick up some books. I’ll be speaking more about that this upcoming year.

Moon Phases of 2021

Jan 13, 2021 12:00 AM: New Moon 23° Capricorn 13

Jan 28, 2021 2:16 PM: Full Moon 9° Leo 06

Feb 11, 2021 2:06 PM: New Moon 23° Aquarius 17

Feb 27, 2021 3:17 AM: Full Moon 8° Virgo 57

Mar 13, 2021 5:21 AM: New Moon 23° Pisces 04

Mar 28, 2021 2:48 PM: Full Moon 8° Libra 18

Apr 11, 2021 10:31 PM: New Moon 22° Aries 25

Apr 26, 2021 11:31 PM: Full Moon 7° Scorpio 06 (Super Full Moon)

May 11, 2021 3:00 PM: New Moon 21° Taurus 18 (Micro New Moon)

May 26, 2021 7:14 AM: Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse 5° Sagittarius 26 (Super Full Moon)

Jun 10, 2021 6:52 AM: New Moon Annual Solar Eclipse 19° Gemini 47

Jun 24, 2021 2:40 PM: Full Moon 3° Capricorn 28

Jul 9, 2021 9:16 PM: New Moon 18° Cancer 02

Jul 23, 2021 10:37 PM: Full Moon 1° Aquarius 26

Aug 8, 2021 9:50 AM: New Moon 16° Leo 14

Aug 22, 2021 8:02 AM: Full Moon 29° Aquarius 37

Sep 6, 2021 8:52 PM: New Moon 14° Virgo 38

Sep 20, 2021 7:55 PM: Full Moon 28° Pisces 14

Oct 6, 2021 7:05 AM: New Moon 13° Libra 25

Oct 20, 2021 10:57 AM: Full Moon 27° Aries 26

Nov 4, 2021 5:14 PM: New Moon 12° Scorpio 40 (Super New Moon)

Nov 19, 2021 3:57 AM: Full Moon Partial LUNAR Eclipse 27° Taurus 14 (Micro Full Moon)

Dec 4, 2021 2:43 AM: New Moon Total SOLAR Eclipse 12° Sagittarius 22 (Super New Moon)

Dec 18, 2021 11:35 PM: Full Moon 27° Gemini 29 (Micro Full Moon)

(All Times are Eastern)

I hope these tips help you out Soul Fam, until next week! Sending mucho luz + amor always.


Luna Estrellas

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