I will be honest, I’m really bad at tracking pretty much anything, much less the cycles of the moon (or the names – what is a full worm moon anyway?). Fortunately, I am usually reminded in time, thanks to social media.
While I don’t really do anything overly special or ritualistic, but I do use the full moon as an opportunity to do a little manifesting, which is the practice of thinking thoughts with the purpose of making them real.
I suppose manifesting has been around for … well for as long as people have had the ability to think. Books like “The Secret” and TikTok influencers have brought this “New Age” concept mainstream, which of course has opened it up to ridicule; however, I am pretty certain that the first step towards achieving anything is to start by thinking about it.
Anyway, I have been manifesting for as long as I can remember.
When I was in 5th grade, I remember that there was a certain boy that I liked, and what I wanted more than anything was for him to kiss me.
I thought about it all the time.
I dreamt about it.
And, I knew in my heart that he would kiss me eventually, even though I don’t think he even really liked me.
Well, guess what? One day, I “happened” to be at a place where I knew he would be … and he kissed me. Just like that.
And, it was just as magickal as I had imagined it would be.
I believe I have manifested each one of my three marriages … and two divorces. I guess that proves the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.”
Luckily for me, I finally found “The One” … my twin flame … and he’s definitely a keeper.
Over the years, I believe that every job, every achievement or award, in fact, pretty much everything was because I believed so strongly that they would happen.
The same can be said for every failure … I believe that I manifested those as well, although not intentionally.
And, that is why it is so important to be intentional with our thoughts. Our thoughts become our realities.
Through all of those years, I did not know I was manifesting. I did not need the moon to do it. I did not need books, crystals, or anything at all.
The magick was already in me … it has always been in me … and it is in you, too.
When I “discovered” witchcraft during the pandemic in 2021, I began manifesting very intentionally. And, although I do not think that you need tools to do it, I feel that they can be a way to stay even more focused on your desired outcome.
In fact, I manifested the purchase of two houses over a nine-month period last year.
The full moon is also a great reminder to “charge” my crystals by putting them on the window sill overnight (and a good excuse to dust and rearrange my altar and shelves).
Although I am not a “crystal witch” by any means and have never gone out of my way to buy them, I do keep them if they find their way to me. The way I incorporate crystals into my practice is more as a visual reminder of my practice … and I love the way they look on my altar.
Anyway, back to the full worm moon.
The Full Worm Moon
Full moons occur when the moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun.
The full Worm Moon is the last full moon of winter and is named after the supposed re-emergence of earthworms. (Yay, Spring!)
It’s a time to let go of the fears that hold us back, and a time of rebirth so we can reach our true potential.
It is also a reminder that things are happening beneath the surface that are not always seen or recognized.
I often think of myself as a Phoenix who has metaphorically experienced many deaths and rebirths during my lifetime (and, probably not so coincidentally, I ended up moving to Phoenixville), and I feel that I am due for a new rebirth as I have been neglecting myself for far too long.
So, I used this full worm moon to focus on a bit of self-care while thinking about the coming Spring and what my next rebirth will look like.
It most certainly will involve shedding some bad habits and forming new ones so I can be healthier, both physically and spiritually, and doing a lot of meditation with a focus on improving my mental health.
It will also involve really immersing myself in learning more about witchcraft and the occult in general.
Maybe now that I am blogging about my practice, I will have better luck keeping track of the moons.
The next full moon is the Pink Moon.
For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Grandma. I was fortunate to have two wonderful grandmothers while I was growing up and I have many happy memories of each of them. Today, I live in a “Grandmother’s House” where my husband and I enjoy lots of time with our family. In addition to my role as Grandma to seven grandchildren, I am a daughter, a wife, a mother of three grown children, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a writer, an artist … and a witch.
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