Full moon magick: Getting rid of what no longer serves you

We recently covered how the power of the new moon can help you to manifest those new things that you want in your life, such as new relationships, new ventures and new goals for a new year. But what about those things that we no longer want? That’s where full moon magick comes in.

The full moon is a sign of completion. While we often dread endings, they are in fact necessary for life, and every ending paves the way for a new beginning. That new relationship that you’ve been dreaming about will be even better because of the lessons that you learned in your previous relationship. Are you mad with yourself because you allowed an ex to mistreat you? Well thanks to that experience, you’re now more protective of your boundaries. That is a cause for celebration.

And that new job that gives you more money and a better title was made possible because of the previous job that you listed on your resume. When you look at endings as powerful launching points to a greater tomorrow, you begin to appreciate them for the blessings that they are.

But endings must come before the new beginnings. You can’t start something new and be successful at it unless you’ve completed the cycle that came before. You won’t attract the ideal relationship as long as you are holding on to the wrong one. You won’t have a successful new job experience if you’re trying to straddle the new job with your old one. Endings are like rainbows. They are a sign that something better is to come.

The full moon gives us an opportunity to celebrate the endings because we know that they are setting us up for something that is great. During full moon periods, that is a time for release — a time for us to celebrate letting go of those things in our life that no longer serve us. That could be a relationship that is no longer fulfilling, or a job that we have, or a friendship that has run its course. It could be old ideas about life that we no longer agree with. It could even be the extra holiday weight you’ve picked up that you want to let go of.

An easy full moon ritual involves writing down whatever it is that you want to release during the full moon period. Wait until it’s dark and you can actually see the moon, as it will help you to visualize the moon’s power. Once you’ve written down the things you intend to release, burn the paper. Then thank  the Universe for bringing about these sacred endings.

Then, trust that there is nothing more to be done.