Full Moon Ritual & Practice: Burying the Past

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Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig (she/her) is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, author, ...
Celebrate the Spring Equinox full moon: the Worm Moon. Named for the time of year when the earth begins to thaw and the earthworms surface, this is a time of rebirth and restoration. This ritual is aimed at burying the things we’re ready to release, allowing their ashes to fertilize our hopes and dreams to come.

All Levels
30 minutes

Tools needed:
  • A candle (see below chart to pick an appropriate color)
  • Pen and paper
  • A bowl of water
  • A small knife or scissors
  • A bowl of salt
  • Sacred smoke such as sage, palo santo, or incense 
  • Optional: symbols of fire (lit candle), water (bowl of water), air (incense, feather, sacred smoke), and earth (salt, rocks, crystals, plants)

Pick candle colors to correspond with your intention:
  • Red: Passion, bravery, fertility
  • Orange: success, joy, intellect
  • Yellow: focus, intelligence, clarity
  • Green: good luck, monetary success
  • Blue: healing, tranquility, creativity
  • Purple: psychic power, intuition, guidance
  • Pink: love, romance, friendship
  • Black: protection, banishing negative energy
  • White: truth, peace, purity, all-purpose