Day 6: Releasing with the Crone
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Tarot Card: Death
Stones: Bloodstone, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Selenite, Labradorite
"I release fears and doubts of my femininity to the wind. I am whole. I am complete.”
Today is the closing/releasing ceremony. Does it seem strange that it is not on the last day? It is today because the last day needs to be a day of rest and reflection so your mind, body, and spirit have a chance to soak it all in. The Moon knows this and understands :)
Be extra gentle with your emotions today, and whatever you are feeling is right. Closing and releasing is a delicate thing. Get in touch with your Crone wisdom today. Love and be grateful.
A closing ritual
honoring your journey and releasing to complete your cycle.
What you will need:
2 candles: One red to represent your Moon-time, and one black for your shadow/Crone aspect
It is best to sit and breathe deeply for 10 breaths to focus your journey thus far. Make sure the mood is right; light candles (not the two for the ritual yet). Play music and light incense if you wish. When you are ready close your eyes and envision a beautiful white, golden light surrounding you and your sacred space, as it makes a beautiful protective circle for your work. Open your eyes and say aloud this beautiful invocation to honor the Elements:
ELEMENT OF INSPIRATION, FRESH BREEZES, AND LAUGHTER, WELCOME. THANK YOU, AIR, FOR YOUR PRESENCE.
ELEMENT OF PASSION, VITALITY, AND THE FLICKER OF WARM CANDLELIGHT, WELCOME. THANK YOU, FIRE, FOR YOUR PRESENCE.
ELEMENT OF EMOTIONS, LOVE, AND THE FLOWING WATERS, WELCOME. THANK YOU, WATER, FOR YOUR PRESENCE.
ELEMENT OF NOURISHMENT, FERTILITY, AND THE STRONG ROOTS, WELCOME. THANK YOU, EARTH, FOR YOUR PRESENCE.
Light the red candle for your Moon-time and say this or something alike:
I am wombyn. I am creation. I am ebb and flow. I am grateful for my Moon-time reconnecting me to my feminine essence and personal rhythm with Nature.
Reflect on your cycle; what did you experience? Did you connect or resonate with your intention? How could you have connected more? Do you feel completion is here or close by?
Now light your black candle, representing your Crone/wise-woman within you, and say this or something alike:
I walk with my Crone now. I invite her on my journey. I accept my shadow with love and respect. I listen to my wisdom within.
Reflect on the lessons you have learned this Moon-time. What are you still holding onto that needs releasing?
Close your eyes and imagine you are sitting by a fire next to your shadow/crone; know they are there to support you. You see you are holding black stones in your hand, one for each thing that must be released. One by one, feel its weight on your skin, let the feelings arise and when you are ready hand it to your Crone or throw it in the flame yourself. Do this however many times you need to. Know and trust this cycle is complete. Stay here as long as you feel called to.
When you are ready, to close the ceremony, say:
My cycle is complete. Thank you elements, spirit guides, and my shadow/Crone for witnessing me on my journey. I now close the ceremony.
Ground your energy by drinking some water, or soothing tea to make you sleepy so you can either nap or go to bed after this ritual. Reflect and write on this experience in your journal, preferably when it is fresh in your mind. Try to pay close attention to your dreams tonight.