As the night sky graces us with its celestial beauty, the moon, our radiant neighbour in the cosmos, takes centre stage. The moon has captivated humanity for centuries, inspiring myths, art, and rituals across cultures.
At Breeze House, our vision is to entice more people to luxuriate in the beauty and wonder of nature. So, in our guide to crystal charging and moon salutations we encourage you to explore the enchanting power of the moon and explore its influence on your life.
Moonrise and Moonset Views
Depending on the orientation of your garden, you may be fortunate enough to witness both moonrise and moonset. These moments are particularly enchanting as they frame the moon against the horizon, creating a captivating visual spectacle. Imagine sipping on a warm cup of tea or cocoa in a luxury outdoor gazebo as you watch the moon’s gentle ascent or descent, all from the comfort of your cosy retreat.
Crystal Charging Under the Moonlight
One of the most beautiful ways to harness the moon’s energy is through crystal charging. Crystals are known for their ability to absorb, store, and amplify energy, making them the perfect companions for lunar rituals.
To charge your crystals under the moonlight, simply place them in a bowl or on a soft cloth outside in a location where they can bask in the moon’s glow. Different phases of the moon offer varying energies, with the full moon being a peak moment for charging crystals with its powerful illumination. Allow your crystals to rest under the moonlight overnight, and in the morning, you’ll have energised, radiant gems ready to enhance your life with their positive vibrations.
The Power of Moon Salutations
Incorporating the moon’s energy into your yoga practice is another way to connect with its mystical power. Moon salutations, also known as ‘Chandra Namaskar,’ are a series of yoga poses and flows designed to honour and harness the calming and introspective energy of the moon. These sequences are often practiced in the evening or during the lunar phases to promote relaxation, balance, and inner peace.
Moon salutations typically involve gentle, fluid movements that encourage deep stretching and mindful breathing. Practicing them in a serene and tranquil outdoor setting can enhance the experience, allowing you to harmonise with the moon’s soothing energy.
Meditation beneath the moonlight can be a transformative experience. Find a quiet spot outdoors, preferably where you can see the moon, and settle into a comfortable position. Close your eyes and focus on your breath, allowing your mind to quiet as you connect with the lunar energy. Visualisation exercises, like picturing yourself bathing in the moon’s silver light, can deepen your connection to this celestial force. Or why not try a guided meditation.
Other Lunar Practices
- Moon Water: Collect water in a clean container and place it under the moonlight overnight. Moon water is believed to hold the moon’s energy and can be used for cleansing rituals, blessings, and spiritual baths.
- Lunar Gardening: Align your gardening activities with the moon’s phases. Planting during the waxing moon (from new to full) is said to promote growth, while pruning during the waning moon (from full to new) encourages healthy root development.
- Moon Rituals: Create personal moon rituals to set intentions, release negative energy, or celebrate milestones in sync with the moon’s cycles.
Lunar events for your calendar
Beyond crystal charging, moon salutations, and moonlit meditation, there are various other ways to engage with the moon’s energy:
- October 28, 2023: Partial Lunar Eclipse.
- January 25, 2024: Full Wolf Moon.
- February 24, 2024: Full Snow Moon.
- March 25, 2024: Full Worm Moon.
- April 23, 2024: Full Pink Moon.