Ritual for the Mercury retrograde/ Full Moon in Gemini

The Full Moon in Gemini (on Dec 3rd) characteristically carries an open mind, and a curious soul, but can at times be at odds with their wants/needs, and desires/dreams. This potent energy of the Moon allows us to “open to receive”, we must remember to protect and shield our openness, because December 3rd also is the beginning of the Mercury Retrograde.

Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini, so it being in close aspect with the Gemini Full Moon, may bring about some interesting shifts in consciousness. The result of these two energies may be a push/pull of the need to communicate and express your desires, but a hesitation towards action and movement towards your goals – and on the opposite side of the coin you may also feel a pull to be spontaneous and to make moves, but you have to have a plan of action before you act.

The key during this period is to allow the energy to work for you, not against you, and an important reminder to harness the positive aspects of the Full Moon/Retrograde period is to reflect, but also protect, to examine before acting, and to listen as well as hear.

The Ritual –

What you will need –

Blue Candle
Frankincense incense or oil
Blank Paper
Ball point pen with blue ink

How to do it –

Mercury governs the throat chakra, which corresponds to the color blue, and Frankincense incense. It is recommended to get a blue candle, and Frankincense incense (or oil) to honor Mercury, and to call forth clear communication.

Light the blue candle, and incense, and open sacred space with a prayer of gratitude for the time, energy, and intention of the ritual. Honor creativity and creation from a place of gratitude, and call in energies that support your highest good, “for the benefit of all beings.”

Take about 10 minutes to meditate while softly gazing at the flame of the candle, and with each inhale visualize the light of the universe expanding within you, with each exhale allow all that does not serve you to dissolve.

After the 10 minute meditation, say the following affirmation out loud –

I am open, clear, and honest in my communication.
I have a right to speak my truth.
I communicate my feelings with ease.
I express myself creatively through speech, writing, or art.
I have a strong will that lets me resolve my challenges.
I nourish my spirit through creativity.
I live an authentic life. I have integrity.
I love to share my experiences and wisdom. I know when it is time to listen.
I express my gratitude towards life.
I listen to my body and my feelings to know what my truth is.
I take good care of my physical body.
I am at peace.

Now, take a piece of blank paper, and write the following intentions in BLUE ink. Fill the gap in the following sentences on a sheet of paper with your name, and intention.

I _______ am so grateful for ____________.
I _______ have blissful relationships with ___________.
I _______ have increased my health, and well being by ________________.
I _______ am abundant with _____________.

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