Full Moon Ritual & Practice: Buck Moon

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Kathryn Budig

Kathryn Budig (she/her) is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, author, and co-host of the Webby Award nominated podcast, Free Cookies. Kathryn is known for her accessibility, humor, creative instruction, ...
July’s full moon is called the Buck Moon because a buck’s antlers are full grown at this time of year. It is also referred to as a Thunder Moon because thunderstorms are so frequent during this month. This moon ritual will call upon these symbols’ severing ability with candle and cord cutting magick. Come prepared to let go. 
 
We open by casting the circle, followed by a meditation on our desired outcome, ritual, and gentle yet expressive movement.
 
Tools needed:
  • 1 white candle
  • 1 black candle
  • 1 piece of twine, ribbon, or cord (roughly 2ft long)
  • 1-2 cups of salt
  • a knife/scissors
  • a lighter
  • optional: sacred smoke, such as sage, incense, or Palo Santo
  • optional: rosemary oil
  • optional: object or statues of importance 
  • optional: symbols of fire (lit candle), water (bowl of water), air (incense, feather, sacred smoke), and earth (salt, rocks, crystals, plants)