March Full Moon Ritual
As the full moon approaches every month, I start to reflect on what I will be letting go.
Like I mentioned briefly in my Instagram Stories earlier this week, I’ve been reading up a lot about Enneagrams, especially my own. (If you’ve never heard of Enneagrams, looks them up!) I’m a 9 and the description of what it means to be a 9 (the good, the bad and the ugly) resonates so deeply to the depths of my soul that I have no doubt that I could be any other number.
Although there are many positive attributes to being a 9, I realize now that many of my struggles correlate directly with those that 9s often face. I wanted to confront these struggles with this full moon and to start shedding some of them, yet many cannot be let go in a simple ritual. They will take some time. But I’ve got to start somewhere, right?
I’ve always been one to avoid. I avoid tasks that I have to accomplish, I avoid conversations that need to be had, I avoid responsibilities. I prefer to ignore certain situations and just wait for them to go away. I know that this isn’t productive, intelligent or healthy, so I am going to start taking measures to change my ways.
I’m also a huge procrastinator which definitely goes hand in hand with the avoidance. I want to let go of procrastination and leaving important things until the very last minute. It causes unnecessary stress and anxiety.
Lastly, as a 9, I’ve never been one to speak out much or express my desires or opinions in most situations unless I’m asked. I’m not a very assertive person. And although I do pride myself on being easy going and someone who can get along with most people, I do want to start speaking up for myself and being a little bit more self-assured.
So those are the main things I shed during the last full moon ceremony and I’ll be focusing on them throughout the next little while. We’ll see how it goes!