Full Moon in Sagittarius: How to Harness the Power of the Flower Moon

The May Full Moon: A Historical Overview

The May Full Moon is traditionally known as the Flower Moon, named by Native American tribes to signify the abundance of flowers blooming during this month. Other names include the Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon, reflecting agricultural practices and natural cycles. These names remind us of the fertility and growth inherent in this time of year. Farmers have traditionally used the full moon’s phases to plan planting and harvesting. 

Performing A Ritual on the Full Moon in Sagittarius

Hi there, fellow witches! Whether you are just starting your journey into the world of witchcraft or have been practicing for years, this blog is your online book of shadows, filled with valuable information and resources to enhance your craft. In this guide, we will explore the astrological significance of the Full Moon in Sagittarius and how it can enhance your moon magic practices and rituals associated with this celestial day. We will also delve briefly in the history of this Flower Moon and provide resources for deepening your Lunastrology studies which incorporates Moon Magic rituals and Astrological energies. Finally, we’ll suggest a basic moon magic ritual you can use as a reference with a 3-card tarot reading spread to enhance & get answers to specific intentions for your Full Moon Ritual.

Find Inspiration in the Full Moon Energies of Sagittarius

When the May full moon falls in Sagittarius, it brings a sense of adventure, exploration, and optimism. It encourages individuals to seek knowledge, truth, and new experiences. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of growth, luck, and wisdom. When the Full Moon shines in this fire sign, it illuminates themes of adventure, higher learning, and spiritual exploration. The energy is ideal for setting intentions related to:

  • Travel
  • Education
  • Philosophical/Spiritual pursuits
  • Adventure & Fun
  • Self-Development
  • Releasing Old Habits
  • Forgiveness & Gratitude

It’s a time to seek truth, trust the process, embrace freedom, and expand your horizons. It’s a time for having fun while thinking of the direction you are moving & the goals you want to achieve.  Take deep breaths and sighs of relief as life will feel less intense, any big life changes that have occurred you are now getting used to this new change and personal life transformation. Now you need to release, forgive and be grateful for what is ahead.

The Full Moon is a time of culmination, reflection, and release. The Sagittarius influence encourages us to let go of limiting beliefs and embrace new perspectives. This lunation emphasizes growth and optimism, making it an excellent time to pursue knowledge and broaden your mind.

In Tarot, Sagittarius is often associated with the Temperance card, symbolizing balance, moderation, and integration. This Full Moon invites you to find harmony within yourself and align with your higher purpose.

 

 Magical Practices for the Full Moon in Sagittarius

To harness the energies of the Full Moon in Sagittarius, consider performing a ritual or spell focused on growth, wisdom, and expansion of the mind. Here’s a simple ritual you can try:

Step 1: Set up your sacred space:
Find a quiet space in your home or sit in front of your altar where & when you won’t be disturbed.
  • Set up your altar with the corresponding candle colors, herbs, and crystals of this Moon.
  • Cleanse the area with sage, palo santo or a corresponding incense. 

Incorporating Correspondences into Your Ritual

  • Herbal Correspondences
    • Sage: For purification and wisdom. Burn sage to cleanse your space and mind before starting your ritual.
    • Dandelion: Linked to divination and wishes, perfect for expanding your horizons. Use dandelion tea or a sachet to enhance divinatory practices.
    • Clove: Known for protection and clarity. Add cloves to a spell jar for protection and clarity.
    • Mugwort: Enhances psychic abilities and intuition. Burn mugwort incense to open your third eye and enhance psychic abilities.  
    • Cinnamon: Attracts success and boosts energy. Sprinkle cinnamon around your altar for added energy and success.
  • Crystal Correspondences
    • Amethyst: Promotes spiritual growth and protection.
    • Lapis Lazuli: Encourages wisdom, truth, and self-awareness.
    • Sodalite: Enhances intuition and rational thought.
    • Turquoise: For communication and travel, aligning with Sagittarius’ adventurous nature.
    • Citrine: Attracts abundance and personal power, reflecting Jupiter’s influence.
  • Color Correspondences
    • Purple: Symbolizes wisdom, spirituality, and intuition.
    • Blue: Represents truth, calmness, and expansive thinking.
    • Yellow: Associated with joy, optimism, and mental clarity.
    • Gold: Signifies success, wealth, and higher knowledge.
    • White: For purity, protection, and lunar energy.

Step 2: Crafting Your Ritual

  • Gather Tools
      • 1 candle of your color choice
      • Incense
      • A piece of your chosen crystal
      • A journal or piece of paper and a pen 
      • Fireproof bowl like a cauldron
      • Tarot Cards (optional)
  • Cast Your Circle: Create a sacred space by casting a circle of protection around you with sage or incense.
  • Meditate: Now sit quietly, holding your chosen crystal, and visualize the energy of the Full Moon filling your surroundings with divine light and gratitude. Spend a few minutes in meditation, focusing on your breath and grounding yourself. 
  • Set Intentions: Write down your intentions for the Full Moon. What do you need to release? Be clear and specific. Place the paper under a crystal on your altar.
  • Write a forgiveness list:
    • Think of a habit, thought patterns or an upset that you want to release and write as much as you need to express your feelings on it. It can be more than one. 
    • Think of a person who has deeply hurt you in your life, even in childhood that did you wrong. List their name on the paper and write out what they did to you.
  • Light the Candle: As you light the candle, visualize your intentions manifesting. Imagine in your mind’s eye what or who you need to forgive in a bubble floating away. You feel at peace. 
  • Now recite: “Under this Full Moon, I forgive everyone, every experience and every memory that has caused me pain. I forgive myself for past mistakes. I am open to love and healing my thoughts, beliefs and relationships to move on. Under this Full Moon, I am now healed. So Mote It Be!”
  • Burn the List: Now using your cauldron, or standing over a sink or somewhere in your house that will not catch fire and burn your forgiveness list to release your resentments to transmute into love. 
  • Write a Gratitude list: Now to replace resentment we must replace it with gratitude. This will increase your vibration towards happier energies and to quickly manifest your intentions for the New Moon that arrives in two weeks. 
    • Write down 3 places, persons and things for which you are very grateful in your life. 
  • Close the Circle: Thank the divine energies and close your circle by visualizing the energy you raised during the ritual being released into the universe or grounding back into the earth, leaving the space calm and neutral.

Step#3-Three-Card Tarot Reading Spread for the Full Moon in Sagittarius

    1. Card 1 – What to Release: This card represents what you need to let go of during this Full Moon.

    1. Card 2 – What to Embrace: This card shows what new energies or opportunities to embrace.

    1. Card 3 – Guidance for the Future: This card offers advice for moving forward.

Record the cards drawn and your interpretations in your tarot journal to track your progress and insights.

By embracing the adventurous spirit of Sagittarius and the illuminating power of the Full Moon, you can unlock new potentials and manifest your deepest desires. Use these energies wisely, and may your path be filled with growth and enlightenment.

 

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