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Lunar Eclipse Ritual

Lunar Eclipse Ritual

Capricorn Lunar Eclipse Ritual July 2019

This ritual can be done anytime, but it is best done between the dates of July 11-29, 2019. You only have to do the ritual once.

You will need:

  • Cleansing tool of choice (eg. incense, smudge sticks, etc.)

  • 3 candle (white )

  • 3-4 big handfuls of uncooked rice (substitute with any other uncooked grain, bean or dried herb)

  • Pen and paper

  • Bowl of water

  • Glass of drinking water


1.) Start by stretching your body for about 5-10 minutes. Just loosen out any knots, perhaps do some light jumping, yoga poses, or dance around the room for a moment. Just listen to your body and do what you feel to begin stretching and waking up your muscles.

2.) Once you feel like your muscles are nice and relaxed, gather all your ritual ingredients. Place your candles in a triangle configuration with the bowl of water in the middle. All your other ingredients can be off to the side. Light your candles.

3.) Take your cleansing tool of choice and begin cleansing your aura. Be sure to stand as you do this, you can also recite the following:

“I cleanse my energy with light and love. I release all that o longer serves me .I let go of any fears that are surrounding me and blocking me from moving forward. I release and let go of any pains or alignments that surround me now.I am free , I am cleansed. I am light. I am love. I am cleansed.”

After you have cleansed your own energy field, cleanse the space around you and your ritual ingredients. As you do, you can recite the following-

“I cleanse this space with light and love. I invite only love, My space is cleansed. My space is pure. My space is protected. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

4.) Sit in front of your candle configuration, and focus on your breath for the next couple of minutes until you feel relaxed and centered.

5.) Once done, open your eyes and take your bowl of rice or grain or herb. Pick up some of the rice or grain you are using, and think about something you would like to release. Say out loud whatever you would like to release as you hold the rice and then drop or throw it into the bowl of water that is in the middle of the candles.

The idea is that the rice or grain acts as a conduit for whatever you are releasing. Do this 5-10 times or until all the rice is gone from the bowl.

Here is an example to guide you-

*holding a pinch of rice in your hands/fingers*

“I release and let go of my fear around not being good enough or worthy enough to go after the job that I really want.”

*throw/sprinkle rice into bowl of water*

6.) Now, take your piece of paper and cut or rip it into three pieces. On each piece of paper, write down something you want to be resolved or completed in your life. You can also write down something you wish to bring closure to. It is ok if you repeat some of the things that already came up from the rice exercise earlier.

7.) Once you are done writing it all down, fold up your three strips of paper. Take one of the strips of paper and hold it into the flame of the first candle. As you do this, recite the following-

“I release and let go. Thank you.”

Then drop the burning paper into the bowl of water.

Take your next piece and hold it into the second candle flame. As you do, recite the following-

“I am ready for closure. I am ready to move on. Thank you.”

Drop the second burning paper into the bowl of water.

Finally, take your last piece of paper and holding it into the last candle flame, recite the following-

“This cycle has ended. A new one can now begin. It is brighter. I am lighter. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Drop the final burning paper into the bowl of water.

8.) Once the paper stops burning, take your finger and begin swirling the water around in an anti-clockwise motion. As you do, say the following or feel free to say whatever you feel in the moment- and thank your guides for clearing your energies. This is letting go of your current energy.

9.) Now, take a drop of the essential oil you are using and place it into the bowl. The essential oil will lift the vibration of what is inside the bowl. Now take your finger and stir the water in a clockwise direction. As you do this, just take 10 deep long breaths in and out. Try to clear your mind as you do this.

10.) Once you are done with your breaths, stop stirring the water. Sit for a moment in silence reflecting on any emotions or feelings that have been stirred. If you like, you can can simply journal or meditate on your own.

11.) Once ready to close the ritual, snuff out your candles and then take your bowl of water with the papers and the grain and discard it outside in the garden or bury it in the earth.

If you don’t have access to a garden, it is fine to drain the water down the sink and discard the paper Just try to return the ingredients to earth as much as possible. PLEASE DO NOT KEEP THEM IN THE HOUSE.

12.) Once you have done this, take your glass of drinking water. Holding it in both hands, recite the following affirmation to charge up the water and then drink it-

“This water cleanses my spirit, it nourishes my soul. As I drink I am restored, healed, and awakened. As I drink this, my body, mind, and soul are one. I am blessed. So it is. So it is , So it is.


Happy Lunar Eclipse!

source - this ritual has been modified by me from :

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