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  • Writer's pictureEva Goulette

Celebrating the Full Moon as a Family

As the full moon lights up the night sky, families everywhere have a chance to gather and take part in the ancient tradition of full moon ceremonies. These ceremonies hold deep cultural and spiritual meaning, giving families an opportunity to connect with each other and with nature in a special way. Here's how your family can make lasting memories and grow closer by joining in a full moon ceremony:

  1. Setting the Scene: If possible, choose an outdoor location for your ceremony, preferably under the open sky where the moon can be fully appreciated. Whether it's your backyard, a nearby park, or a secluded spot in nature, make sure it's a place where your family feels comfortable and at peace. If an outdoor location is not possible where you live, create a space in your home that will serve as your ceremony location.

  2. Gathering Supplies: Encourage each family member to contribute to the ceremony by bringing items such as blankets, cushions, candles, and perhaps even musical instruments such as drums or rattles. These simple props will add to the overall experience.

  3. Reflecting and Sharing: Invite each family member to share their thoughts and feelings about the significance of the full moon. Encourage reflection on the cycle of life, the passage of time, and the interconnectedness of all living beings. This sharing of ideas and emotions can lead to meaningful conversations and a deeper understanding of one another.

  4. Honoring Traditions: Incorporate rituals or customs from your family's cultural background or spiritual beliefs into the ceremony. Whether it's lighting candles, reciting prayers, or performing a dance, these traditions can add depth and meaning to the experience.

  5. Expressing Gratitude: Take a moment to express gratitude for the blessings in your lives. Encourage each family member to share something they are thankful for, whether it's the love of family, the beauty of nature, or the opportunity to experience this special moment together.

  6. Celebrating Together: Finally, take time to simply enjoy each other's company. Whether you're stargazing, singing songs, or sharing stories, cherish this time spent together as a family.

In conclusion, full moon ceremonies offer families a beautiful opportunity to connect with each other and with the natural world. By embracing tradition, fostering reflection, and expressing gratitude, families can create lasting memories and strengthen their bonds in a full moon ceremony. So why not gather your loved ones and embark on this magical journey together?

Dancing Jaguar hosts Full Moon Ceremonies for children of all ages each month at 7 pm ET on Zoom. Please use this link to be notified of the next Full Moon Ceremony.

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