Aquarius MoonBox Ritual and Meditation


FULL MOON IN AQUARIUS

August 18, 2016

Planet: Uranus // Sign: Aquarius // Element: Air

There's a changing, churning, and electrifying wind bursting through the air with this Full Moon in Aquarius! And it's no surprise, as the water-bearing sign is ruled by the element of air or wind, which pushes the tides of oceans, rivers, lakes, and even ripples a still pond.

Considering our bodies are mostly made up of water, there is no way to escape this energy, just like there is no way to escape the tide of change.

Change is always all around us; dancing, swirling, and begging us to keep up. Sometimes it's welcome, sometimes it's not, but no matter what, change is inevitable. It is the seed of all revolutions and the catalyst of growth. These qualities represented in the symbol of Aquarius are asking us all to embody and encourage a sense of honest humanitarian service. This service also includes service to the Self - to welcome, respond, and heed the tide of change from within, so that it may ripple out into the world with positive vibrations of community, cohesiveness, and all-encompassing love. The Aquarius Moon is sweeping through every emotion we've hidden away or put on a shelf and asking us to confront it.

Anything that has lived out its purpose in your life must go with the wind!

Embody the individualistic, wishful, and visionary quality of the Aquarius to illuminate a new path ahead - a path marked by authenticity, veraciousness, and flexibility. Embrace the strength of Aquarius' ruling planet, Uranus, and allow this strength to blow through you as an instrument of change, singing to harmonize all the water within us and around us so to transform us collectively, from the inside out.

11 SACRED STEPS

a guided meditation

1. Moon bathe.

Gaze out at the horizon of stars, finding a single focal point in the distance.

2. Cleanse the soul.

Let the pacifying energy of the horizon brush over the soul with a sense of renewal.

3. Sit in silence.

Be fully present in the moment, letting all sounds be muffled by the deeply internal sound of your breath.

4. See your Spirit.

When you're ready, close your eyes and continue to envision the horizon ahead of you, as a mirror image of your spirit.

5. Meet your guide.

Look into the eyes of your spirit, becoming one with yourself as your very own guide on this full moon.

6. Follow the shift.

Listen to what your guide has to say and follow the guidance to make a shift in your life.

7. Be open to change.

Change is always little scary, but instead of succumbing to fear, take several cleansing breaths - in through the nose and out through the mouth: welcoming change, and releasing fear.

8. Express unity.

Begin to stretch this out, applying it to all aspects of your life, including your relationship with the world around you. Welcome a change that is rooted in all-encompassing love for all.

9. Harmonize faith.

Let your breath fall in tune with the universe, like another instrument in the song of life.

10. Fade into the outlines.

Imagine the borders of your body fading away, fully biding your soul, your spirit, and your breath to the totality of existence, and every living being.

11. Ripple out intention.

Say a little blessing as an offering for a change you wish to create or a revolution you care to begin, and see it ripple out into the world in you're minds eye.

When you're ready, chant the sacred binding sound of OM and gently blink your eyes open to a brand new world.



Sagittarius Stones


TIGERS EYE

PURE COURAGE AND LOYAL PRIDE EMANATES FROM THIS OPTICAL GEM. LIKE LOOKING INTO THE EYE OF A TIGER, THIS STONE WILL INSPIRE A DEEP BRAVERY TO MOVE WITH GENUINE MOTIVATION.

Source: Brazil
Chakra: Solar Plexus

OPALITE

WITHOUT A DROP OF PIGMENT, THIS STONE TRANSFERS AN AURA OF COLOR THAT CANNOT BE DESCRIBED. IT IS MAGICAL, MYSTICAL, AND MAGNIFICENTLY POTENT AS A SOURCE OF AWAKENING FAITH IN ALL THINGS GOOD.

Source: Brazil
Chakra: Crown

LAGUNA AGATE

THIS CONGLOMERATE CRYSTAL COMPOSED OF CHALCEDONY, QUARTZ, AND CARNELIAN RADIATES ROOTED STRENGTH IN THE NUTRIENTS OF THE EARTH, WITH RIPPLED WAVES OF INTELLIGENCE AND LEADERSHIP. POWERFUL AND GROUNDING, THIS SLICE OF EARTH IS A REMINDER TO LOOK TO YOUR PAST WITH LOVE AND FORGIVENESS, AND KISS YOUR FUTURE WITH BRIGHT EYES AND POSITIVE INTENTION.

Source: Mexico
Chakra: Root

MoonBox Contents


Tigers Eye, Opalite, and Laguna Agate.

Moon River Naturals Coffee & Grapefruit Scrub.

A Watering Can and Wheat Stalk for your Full Moon Ritual.

Aquarius Moon Tea:
Bergamot, Black Tea, Dandelion Root, Lemon Verbena, Lobelia, Mullein, Yerba Santa. Blended by Fruits to the Roots

Uranus inspired Aquarius Moon Oil:
May Chang, Lemon Balm, Neroli + Petitgrain, Pinion Pine, and Coffee Absolute.

Wearable Gem - Feather Junkie - Lapis & Feather Earrings



'TIED TO YOUR HEART'

a Full Moon Ritual

This gloriously cooling Full Moon in Aquarius could not have come at a better time! With the hot, hot summer heat beholding the northern hemisphere of our mother earth, Pitta season is completely upon us. In Ayurvedic wisdom, this season carries a fast-paced, witty, brilliant and sometimes hot-headed energy. To balance this powerful push to do, do, do, we must do the exact opposite, nothing. Just be so we may do genuinely, when the time is right. Set your intention to allow gracefully rather than control forcefully. The mark of a balanced Pitta dosha is one of effective leadership to BE, to lead by example rather than to DO, often ingeniously. We must find silence, peace, tranquility, and stillness amongst the hustle and bustle that surrounds us so that when we do move forward, we do so consciously and meaningfully.

For this month’s MoonBox Experience, we have supplied you with a watering can holding a wheat stalk to ritually represent the water bearing quality of the Aquarius, ruled by the element of wind or air. In your MoonBox you have been given a scrub by Moon River Naturals, which can also be infused into your ritual, along with any crystals that call to you. In addition, we ask that you choose one item of clothing or an accessory to include in the process.

Begin by filling your watering can with water, placing your wheat stalk in your hair or behind your ear, and taking your chosen ritual & meditation supplies outside under the light of the moon. Pick a place where you can see the horizon line clearly. The horizon line is a pacifying focal point or gaze, much needed to calm the fiery Leo energy that fuels the heat of Pitta in August. With the Sun in Leo and and the Moon in Aquarius, during the Age of Aquarius, there is a very special, strong, and significant change begging to take place on a humanitarian level and it starts with independent self-care.

Put on your article of clothing or accessory, find a comfortable place to sit and perform your 11 Sacred Steps of guided meditation. When you’re finished, use the water in your watering can to cleanse your feet. Feel free to incorporate the scrub, or maybe even your Pitta Balancing Massage Oil from last month’s MoonBox! Once you’ve cleansed the feet to your satisfaction, use the wheat stalk to brush your feet, symbolically welcoming the winds of change to revive your roots. Focus all your attention on just doing this personal ritual with complete presence in the here and now. When you’re finished, take off the item from your closet, place it somewhere safe in the moonlight and leave it there for the night. Choose a place where it can absorb the moon-charged winds all night long, without being blown away.

This entire process is a known as a Moonbath, which is a traditional ceremony to heed the tide of growth, revolution, and deep personal change.

While the pull of the Full Moon is bathing the cells of water that comprise you, you have magnified this with a gentle cleansing of the feet to renew and refresh. Take a moment to peacefully be and make a commitment to your intention. Reflect upon the flow of your breath, like the wind that breathes us all, while allowing the Moonbath to harmonize the water that we are all made of.

Tomorrow morning, go outside, put your article of clothing or accessory back on, and welcome the power of deeply personal and humanitarian change. On this day, do some sort of act of service or Seva, for someone or something that is meaningful to you. Seva means selfless service performed without any expectations. Give yourself fully to this and watch the positive ripples that unfold around you! All that fiery push to do, do, do will turn into easeful BEing filled with genuine action, fueled by the changing winds of the Full Moon in Aquarius!

Full Moon Blessings, Dear MoonBox Community!


Thank you, again, for choosing to be a part of our MoonBox Community!


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Last but not least, stay tuned for a link to our MoonBox Podcast. All the information you see here, recorded as a guided meditation and ritual by our co-Founders Missy Shaw & Paula Pavlova.
Love&Light,
GAIA Collective