Happy Full Moon!
Happy Full Moon in Gemini!
And Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! Tonight is the Full Cold Moon, and those of us in the northern hemisphere are likely going to feel a turn in the weather from here on out as the Full November Moon often marks colder temperatures on the way.
The Full Moon in Gemini is the perfect time for planning ahead and envisioning your future. Typically New Moon’s hold great energy for setting intention, but the Cold Moon represents an ebb in energy, and that couldn’t be more perfect as Mercury is in Retrograde until the 6th of December. Take this time to look at your intentions and goals. Rework what needs to be reworked! Refine your intention.
It might be hard to see what steps to take right now to attain your vision, so take a step back and enjoy the visualization part. Your imagination is a powerful tool!
Mercury Retrograde makes for the perfect time to refine your work, and make plans.
This is the perfect time to shop around and compare rather than make big or spontaneous purchases. Be careful no to sign important contracts, or make life altering decisions right now. You might be prone to changing your mind when Mercury goes direct!
Remember there is no need to hide away during this time. Go with the flow, but expect some delays. Be understanding of yourself and others, and use this time to prepare and plan.
The Moon is in the house of Gemini, an intellectual air sign that loves to ponder and expand ideas. We are using this lunar energy and Mercury Retrograde to create vision boards for our future. A vision board is a tool that helps us clarify and amplify our goals and intentions.
Creating a Full Moon Vision Board
Put simply, a vision board is a place where you put images or words that match your goals and desires so you can see them daily and reaffirm your intention.
There have been numerous studies done on visualization and success rates. Check out this cool study from forbes magazine!
Creating a Vision Board on the night of the Full Moon can be very impactful. Especially if you are combining it with crystals and other elements of magick!
What you will need:
intention or goal
images and words from magazine clippings, or websites
poster board or cardboard, you can do this in your journal, art journal, the back of a notebook etc.
mod-podge, glue, or tape
crystals that match your intention
It’s important to begin this ritual with a clear intention. Vision boards can be focused on long term or short term goals. Go back to your new moon intention if you need to! If you aren’t sure where to start, begin by journaling or meditating. Ask yourself where you would like to be in a year, or 5 years.
Meditate on your intention and visualize what it is you are wanting to create in your life. As you do this, check in with your emotions. What would it feel like to attain this vision? What emotions does this vision evoke?
Once you have your intention, Go through old magazines, websites or books and look for images and words that feel in alignment with your vision and the emotion you evoked during step one. The images you choose don’t have to look e
The images you choose don’t have to look exactly like what you are wanting. You are just wanting a visual that evokes the emotion you felt during the process. You can find great magazine for vision boards at thrift stores or online here. Pick words or short phrases that feel in alignment with your vision as well. A good mixture of both will help both hemispheres of your brain, and your subconscious and conscious get to work!
3. Once you have gathered your words and images, arrange them on your poster board in a way that looks good to you!
Try several arrangements. Take pictures and compare. You will want to like the way it looks!
Glue in layers. Use big pieces for the background.
Put the words and smaller images on last.
Apply the mod-podge directly to the posterboard. Applying it to magazine . paper will make it weak and curl.
Take a picture of your arrangement before you begin gluing. It’s easy to forget how you wanted it once you start gluing!
You don’t need much glue with magazine paper. It tends to bubble up, so use thin layers and gently press the bubbles out with your fingertip.
4. Once the glue is dry, it’s time to charge and dedicate your board!
You can use crystals or other meaningful objects to charge your board.
Pleace your vision board on a flat surface, preferable where the Full Moon can shine onto it, and arrange your crystals around and over your vision board.
You can use any crystals that are in alignment with your vision! I used quartz points and rose quartz for mine because quartz can be programmed with your intention and is a great amplifier.
Keep your board charged under the moonlight for the duration of the Full Moon
5. After the Full Moon, place your board on your altar for the remainder of the lunar cycle or for however long you’d like it to keep it up.
It’s recommended to keep your vision board somewhere where you will see it often.
You can add new things to your vision board as you feel! There are no official rules. Make it your very own!
Full Moon energy can best be felt three days before and three days after the actual Full Moon, so you will have plenty of time to gather your magazines if you don’t have any around your house!
Happy Full Moon!
Don’t forget to charge your decks with your vision boards under the Full Moon!