DRAWING DOWN THE FULL (STRAWBERRY) MOON RITUAL
Tonight, just past midnight, on Friday the 13th, the moon will be full – known as the Strawberry Moon because this is when strawberries are at their peak for harvest and also known as the Honey Moon because it’s low in the horizon and we see it through a thicker atmosphere so it appears more yellow.
This is a powerful ritual where the practitioner invokes the Goddess directly into herself or himself.
Drawing Down the Moon is best performed on the night of the full moon – best performed outdoors, but if the weather is inclement, you can hold the ritual indoors.
- Stand facing the moon with your arms crossed over your chest, and feet together. Say:Goddess of the Moon, You have been known by many names in many lands in many times. You are universal and constant. In the dark of night, You shine down upon us and bathe us in Your light and love. I ask You, O Divine One, to honor me by joining with me, and allowing me to feel Your presence within my heart.
- Next, take your voodoo doll into your left hand and move your feet shoulder width apart. Raise your arms up and out to welcome the Moon Goddess into you. As you begin to feel a surge of energy, a palpable tingle – don’t worry, that’s the Goddess making Herself known to you. Feel free to change these words as you like. You are speaking for Her, in Her voice, so let Her say what She wishes. Say:I am the Mother of all life, the One who watches over all. I am the wind in the sky, the spark in the fire, the seedling in the earth, the water in the river.
- Next, take any color straight pin and insert it into the heart of the doll and repeat:I am the vessel from which All Things spring forth.
Honor Me from within your heart! Remember that acts of love and pleasure are My rituals, and that there is beauty in all things.
Honor Me on this night of the full moon! I have been with you since the moment you were created, and shall remain with you always.
Let there be beauty and strength, wisdom and honor, humility and courage within you. If you need Me, call upon Me and I shall come to you, for I am everywhere, always.
Honor Me as you seek knowledge! I am the Mother and I live within you.
- Feel the power of the Goddess within you. When you are ready, remove the pin and conclude with:I look down upon the sands of the desert, I crash the tides upon the shore, I shine on the mighty trees of the forests, and watch with joy as Life continues every cycle.
Be true to Me, honoring that which I have created, and I shall be true to you in return.
With harm to none, so it shall be.