3 Ways to Celebrate the Harvest Full Moon

The Harvest Full Moon is one of my favorite Full Moons of the year!

It reminds us to take notice of what we have harvested through our thoughts, words and actions.

It reminds us to rejoice where we are happy and make changes where we are lacking.

Here are some ways to celebrate the Harvest Full Moon:

1. Shift Your Altar To Autumn:

Gather some autumn related supplies to place on your altar. If you like, you can clear off your whole altar and start fresh. Otherwise, move your altar items around to accomodate your autumn-themed peices.

Some examples would be:

  • Changing the candles to orange, black, or brown
  • Adding small pumpkins and gourds
  • Placing crystals that are red, orange, yellow, and brown.
  • Adding scented candles or grounding essential oils to your diffuser like Cedarwood or Pumpkin Spice.
  • Burning incense like Sandalwood or one with an autumn scent.
  • You might also like to add fallen leaves,
  • Images of fall leaves or pumpkins and possibly ceramic or stuffed squirrels or foxes.

Have fun with this!

You want this to be a place you will sit in front of and feel connected to the season. A place where you feel you can plant seeds and harvest a life you love!

2. Watch The Moon Rise

Every year when this moon rises it is always so huge and orange. I remember when I was in high school watching it rise in a cemetery and just being blown away.

Go to https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/ and plug in your location to discover the moonrise time.

Then find a place where you can see it come over the horizon. Here is Arizona it is always wonderful to watch it rise over the mountains.

When it is first rising is when it is at it’s biggest and brightest.

3. Harvest Full Moon Ritual

Find a cozy spot with some spiced apple cider or pumpkin beer to do this Harvest Full Moon Ritual.

You will need:

Supplies:

  • Journal and pen

Optional:

  • Stones – pyrite, carnelian, or citrine
  • Incense – Sandalwood or a fall-scented variety
  • Candle – white, orange, yellow, or gold

***If you don’t have any of the above, improvise and gather supplies that make you think of fall.

These can all be done on the day of the Harvest Full Moon or during the 2 or 3 before and after.

Pick Your Autumn Animal Guide!

Happy Autumn Equinox! Pick Your Autumn Animal Guide!

Let’s pick an animal from my Free Spirit Guidebook to be your guide for the rest of the season:

  • Look at the image below. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.
  • Open your eyes. Choose the card you feel drawn to the most.
  • Scroll down for the cards and messages.
  • OR you can read the messages below and pick an animal that you think will be the best fit for your fall season.

Have fun with this! Notice when you see your animal represented during this season. You might see it on pillows, in commercials, or even live!

Use the hashtag #autumnanimalguide to join in the fun!

Each morning, ask your animal to guide you through your day and to help you tap into the qualities associated with this animal that will best serve you.

Messages revealed – clockwise from top!
Owl – This fall season you are being asked to navigate in the dark. Remember this is a metaphor but one that you might be feeling deeply right now. Take time to strengthen your intuition by focusing on your third eye during meditation and pulling tarot or oracle cards, Call on Owl for wisdom and guidance to help you see what is hidden to most others.

Buffalo – The Buffalo is here to tell you that you everything you need already. During this season take stock of the abundance that already exists in your life. Including all of your positive attributes and strengths. This will create a vibrational energy to carry to you to the next level that you have your eye. When you find yourself complaining, ask Buffalo to guide you back to gratitude and prayer.

Cat – You are being invited to cultivate a deep sense of self this season. Take time for lots of self-care and things that increase your self-confidence. When you do this, you will emerge from this season with mix of affection and independence in your relationships.

Wolf – Your fierceness is being called upon. Listen to your intstincts and step into your role of protector and guardian. When you feel vulnerable. call on Wolf to be by your side. Definitely howl at the moon a few times this season.

Squirrel – If you have fallen behind on taking care of yourself and your goals during this pandemic, Squirrel is here to give you a boost of energy. Create a list of the things you want to catch up on. Persevere and work hard on checking things off your list this autumn. Call on Squirrel to remind yourself to resourceful when you are feeling stuck.

Fox – There is a lot of trickster energy around this year and even more so in this upcoming fall season. In order to not get overwhelmed or bamboozled, be prepared to use quick thinking. Any time you need to see through the cultural illusion, ask the Fox for guidance and then see what clues show up to guide you in the right direction.

Crow – Change is the only constant in life. Take time this season to learn how to emerge from change true to yourself. Crow might lead you to some magical practices that will help you feel more confident and also guide you through the trickster energy that is around this fall season. Imagine the Crow on your shoulder or nearby as your companion on your journey.

Spider – The spider always asks, “Are you caught in a web or weaving your own destiny?” You might like to start this season by journaling your answer to that question. If you are already weaving, then envision how your destiny looks and keep creating your web. If not, what is going on? How can you untangle yourself and emerge from this crazy year feeling good? Either way, call on Spider for patience as you work on yourself this season.

Feel free to share your Autumn Animal Guide in the comments!

Workshop: How To Create Your Own Rituals

It is ritual season! Well, it always is but we have so much coming up in the next month and a half.

In September, we have a New Moon in Virgo on the 17th and Fall Equinox on the 22nd. Then in October, we have 2 full moons! 2! One on October 1st and one on the 31st. A full moon on Halloween! I love it! There is also a New Moon in Libra on October 16th.

So many opportunities to gather your supplies and shift your energy! To help you make the most of this season, I am hosting an online workshop called:

How To Create Your Own Rituals

Learn all about the supplies, timing, place, deep work, and intentions that go into creating personalized rituals. I’ll also show you how to use my Free Spirit Guidebook to create rituals (This will be a bonus so no need to have the book for the workshop).

We will talk about crystals, lunar phases, essential oils, breathing techniques, meditations, seasons, elements, and more so you can create your own rituals throughout the year to help you live in your most harmonious life flow.

  • When: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
  • Where: Zoom – Link will be sent out after you register.
  • Time: 5:30pm (PST- Arizona) – 6:30pm (MST) – 7:30pm (Central) – 8:30pm (EST) 
  • Length: The workshop will be about an hour with half an hour after for questions.
  • Supplies: Bring what you have when it comes to crystals, essential oils, incense, herbal bundles, candles, chimes, oracle and tarot cards. Plus, a journal to take notes. Plus, your copy of my Free Spirit Guidebook (optional)!
  • Cost: $20 suggested (Pay what you can, no judgment!)
  • Payment: Venmo: KerryBurki – https://venmo.com/KerryBurki (put email in comments) – Paypal: https://paypal.me/kerryburki

Once you have signed up, I will send out a confirmation message. Then you will receive the Zoom link and a worksheet the day before the workshop.

*If you prefer a different time or would like this to be a workshop you can take online at any time, please hit reply to let me know.

**If you want to come with a friend or two, feel free to forward this along.

Let me know if you have any questions! Looking forward to this so much!

Pisces Full Moon Ritual

Next Tuesday, September 1st is a Full Moon in Pisces.

This is a time for celebration and gratitude.

Below is a ritual from my Free Spirit Guidebook.

Full Moon Ritual:

  • Find time on the night of the full moon or the 3 days before or after to do yoga poses, breathing exercises, say affirmations, or light candles.
  • Express gratitude for your life and your intention or project at this time.
  • Take note of any manifestations or guidance that have shown up so far and celebrate.
  • Possibly journal about thoughts, emotions, or ideas to help you get even more guidance.

This is powerful!

How to add some Pisces flair:

Pisces is a water sign and is associated with fish. The energies associated with Pisces are idealistic, artistic, dreamer, imaginative, self-delusion, compassion, healer, and family.

Which one do you need to tap into during your ritual?

  • You can do fish pose or moon salutations.
  • Go sit by or on a body of water.
  • Practice Lunar Breath (left nostril breathing).
  • Leave drinking water out in a jar to be filled with lunar energy to drink during the rest of the moon cycle.
  • Surround yourself with crystals associated with Pisces like green aventurine, sodalite, and aquamarine.
  • Fill a bowl with water and gaze at the reflection of the full moon in the water as a meditation. Notice what thoughts and intuitive hints pop up.

Play around with it and make it your own. You can use all of the lessons in my Free Spirit Guidebook to create your own rituals.

I’ll add this to my blog and social media in case you lose this email.

Enjoy taking this time for yourself on the full moon!

Resources:

Technique For Radiance

This is a Kundalini Yoga exercise called Technique for Radiance.

It is also sometimes called a Meditation to Regain Youthfulness.

Benefits:

  • More radiant skin
  • Rejuvenates muscles
  • Reduces grey hairs

Those things help make us feel more confident and the big benefit is learning how to use your body to learn how to feel radiant.

Yogi Bhajan talks about how our saliva is connected to our endocrine system and that is why doing that breath will increase your vitality.

You can do this in the morning, before bed, or has a mid-day meditation.

You might like to repeat an affirmation like “I am a beautiful and radiant being.”

Do this a few times a week or challenge yourself to do it for a certain amount of days in a row. It would be perfect to do after this mini-yoga sequence called How To Clear Your Aura.

True beauty comes from the inside out and this is another way for you to feel confident and radiant as yourself.

xo, Kerry

p.s. For more fun techniques like this one, pick up a copy of my Free Spirit Guidebook!

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