Flower Full Moon Spring Cleaning Ritual

Flower Full Moon Spring Cleaning Ritual

Apr 20, 2023

The Flower Full Moon in May, also known as the Full Flower Moon, is a full moon that occurs in the month of May. It is called the Flower Full Moon because it traditionally marks the time when flowers start to bloom in abundance, and it signifies the peak of the spring season.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Flower Full Moon usually falls between late April and early June, and it is a time when nature is bursting with new life and energy. In some traditions, this full moon is associated with fertility, growth, and creativity, making it a powerful time for manifestation and intention setting.

Spring Cleaning Release with the Flower Full Moon

The May Flower Full Moon is a wonderful time for a green witch to perform a full moon ritual for spring cleaning and releasing what no longer serves them. This powerful full moon represents new beginnings, growth, and renewal, making it an ideal time to let go of the old and welcome in the new.

To time their full moon ritual and meditation with this lunar phase, the green witch can mark the date of the full moon in their calendar and plan spring cleaning and decluttering activities leading up to it.

During the full moon, they can light candles, burn herbs, and focus their intention on releasing any physical or emotional clutter, negative thoughts, or limiting beliefs that are holding her back. By letting go of the old, the green witch can make room for new opportunities, experiences, and relationships that will blossom and flourish like the flowers of spring.

Ways to Cleanse Your Home and Your Self

A green witch can celebrate a full moon ritual of release for spring cleaning in several ways. Here are some ideas:

Set your intentions: Begin your ritual by setting your intentions for what you want to release during the spring cleaning season. This could be physical clutter in your home, negative energy or emotions, or anything else that no longer serves you.

Create sacred space: Prepare your sacred space by smudging with sage or palo santo to clear the energy, and set up any altar items that are important to you, such as crystals, candles, or plants.

Ground and center: Take a few moments to ground and center yourself before beginning the ritual. You can do this by focusing on your breath, visualizing roots growing from your feet into the earth, or any other grounding technique that resonates with you.

Release: Write down your intentions for release on a piece of paper, and then burn it in a fire-safe container. As you watch the paper burn, visualize yourself releasing what no longer serves you, and feel a sense of lightness and freedom.

Meditate: After the release, take some time to meditate and connect with your inner self. This is a good opportunity to ask for guidance and clarity, and to connect with any spirit guides or deities that you work with.

Give thanks: End the ritual by expressing gratitude for the opportunity to release and cleanse and for the support and guidance of the earth, the moon, and any other spiritual forces that you work with.

Remember, the most important thing is to create a ritual that resonates with you and your own personal beliefs and practices. Use these suggestions as a starting point, and feel free to modify them in any way that feels right for you.

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Simple Flower Full Moon Release Ritual

Here’s a Full Moon ritual for spring cleaning that you can perform during the Flower Full Moon in May.

Gather natural materials:

A besom
A white candle (etch or carve the triple moon symbol for Hecate)
Rosemary, lavender, or frankincense essential oil
A small bowl of water
A small bowl of salt
A handful of dried flowers, such as lavender or rose petals
A piece of paper and a pen

Begin by preparing your space in the waxing moon leading up to the full moon. Clean your home thoroughly, and open all of the windows to allow fresh air and light in.

On the day of the full moon, when the moon rises, carve or etch the symbol of the triple Goddess Hecate. Light your white candle and place it on a flat, protected surface.

Take the bowl of water and dip your fingers in it. Use your wet fingers to sprinkle water around the candle as a symbol of purification. Next, sprinkle the bowl of salt around your candle to represent cleansing.

Take the dried flowers and place them around the candle. You can also sprinkle them around the room to infuse the space with their energy.

Sit quietly in front of the candle and focus your intention on the flame, meditating on releasing anything that no longer serves you. This could be physical clutter, negative emotions, limiting beliefs, or toxic people in your life.

Take a piece of paper and write down anything you wish to release. Be honest with yourself and allow your emotions to flow onto the paper. Take the time to write it out and connect with the emotions fully.

Once you’ve written down your thoughts and feelings, take the paper and burn it in the candle flame. As you do so, visualize the energy of the Full Moon helping you to release these things and see them disappearing into the flame.

Chant the following:
I release what no longer serves me,

I make room for growth and harmony.

May the light of the moon cleanse and renew,

As I welcome in blessings, pure and true. So mote it be!

Take the broom and sweep the area around the candle. As you do so, visualize yourself sweeping away any negative energy and allowing positive energy to flow in.

When you feel ready, thank the Full Flower Moon and the elements for supporting your spring cleaning ritual.

Close your circle by snuffing out the candle and collecting the dried flowers. You can dispose of the burned paper safely and respectfully, such as by burying it in the earth with the salt and flowers.

Remember to take care of yourself during this time of release and renewal. Treat yourself to a luxurious bubble bath, drink plenty of water, rest when you need to, and be gentle with yourself as you let go of what no longer serves you. Happy Flower Full Moon! ~Sophia