Use the power of Scorpio Full Moon to set you free of negativity. Officially full Saturday May 9th at 12:01am, it’s energy will be felt for the next 2 weeks.
This ritual is most effective when begun on the night of the full moon or in the next few days following but can be performed anytime during the moon’s waning phase which lasts until the new moon, May 24th.
Life and Death, two halves of a whole. One cannot happen without the other. Yin and Yang must revolve for us to evolve. Initiate the process of elimination in your own life to make space for new creations to grow, flourish and become firmly established.
To identify, understand, and release the sources of energy depletion in your life. Take the garbage out to make room for the new.
[Note: This ritual doesn't get rid of the person or thing you associate with energy depletion — unless you want it to. It just helps you to stop feeding the situation with your precious life-force.]
determine your focus
Identify the main source of energy depletion in your life. When do you most feel dis-empowered, upset, exhausted, frustrated, tired? Take notice of physical addictions, habitual emotional reactions, difficulties with a particular person, unresolved family issues, and self-defeating thought forms.
It will be obvious — you know what bugs you! Pick the most persistent, burning issue you have going on right now as your focus.
what you will need
- A long (6-8 ft.) continuous piece of twine or ribbon (preferably black)
- 2 candles (preferably one black, the other white)
- An object representing your issue/focus (that you don’t mind throwing away) — for example, a picture of a person, image from a magazine, your written words on paper, a stone
- a disposable piece of cloth or small garbage bag to wrap the above items in (preferably black)
optional tools for enhancement
- a pillow to sit upon
- hypnotic music to get you in the mood (recommended: DroneZone via somafm.com)
- headphones to block out distractions
- Incense – Sage Smudge Stick or a Frankincense/Myrrh/Sandalwood blend or Copal
- Drink Peppermint Tea
- Dress in ritual clothing (again, preferably black)
Reserve 5 minutes or more each day for 3 consecutive days (preferably in the same place at the same time each day).
Establish a quiet time and place to perform this ritual. Make your peppermint tea. Set the tone by dimming the lights, lighting incense or turning on music.
Clear some space on the floor and layout your twine or ribbon in the shape of the infinity symbol (see left diagram). Place the candles on either side of the infinity symbol’s point of intersection (black on left, white on right).
Place the object you have chosen to represent your issue in the upper circle. Seat yourself in the lower circle (using a pillow if you have one). Have the garbage bag or black cloth behind you within your reach.
meditation [days 1 and 2 - understanding]
Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and relax. When ready, open your eyes slowly and gaze softly upon the object of your focus. Imagine a stream of light following the shape of the infinity symbol, continuously circling around your object of focus, then you.
Allow any thoughts and feelings associated with your focus to arise without obsessing on them. Just notice and let them go.
Close your eyes while continuing to visualize the stream of light continuously swirling around the shape of the infinity symbol. Notice how your body feels and feel where you may be holding any tension. Breathe naturally.
When you are ready to come out of the meditation, bow slightly while sitting and thank yourself and the universe.
meditation [day 3 - cut it out!]
Meditate exactly as before, except now, each time you visualize the stream of light flowing over the intersection point of the infinity symbol, imagine it severing the connection between the two circles.
As before, let your thoughts and feelings arise, notice how your body feels, breathe. Begin to repeat the words “Sweet Release, Unhappiness Cease” either out-loud or in your mind.
When you feel the energy has reached a crescendo, take a hold of the scissors in one hand. Grasp the ribbon/twine at the intersection point and lift it to reach the area of your body where you feel the most tension. Cut the ribbon/twine at the intersection point while saying out loud “Sweet Release, Unhappiness Cease.”
Gather all of the ribbon/twine + the object of your focus and place in the black cloth/garbage bag. Blow out the candles. Bow, thank yourself and the universe.
the finale [take out the garbage]
As soon as possible, take the black cloth or garbage bag far away from your usual route to a dumpster. As you toss it into the dumpster, say “Sweet Release, Unhappiness Cease.” Stomp your feet on the ground three times. Say “It is Done.” Walk away and don’t look back.
[inspired by/adapted from a spell created by Silver Ravenwolf — author of "Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation"]