full moon rituals for manifesting

5 Full Moon Rituals for Manifesting Your Dreams

Hey beautiful! Are you ready to harness the lunar power of full moon rituals? If you’re a newbie just dipping your toes into the woo-woo waters, the full moon is the perfect time to set intentions and let go of what’s no longer serving you. 

So, get ready to embrace your inner witch and join me for 5 full moon rituals that will have you feeling like a magic-making queen!

full moon rituals for beginners

Ritual 1: Full Moon Meditation

Ah, the peaceful serenity of a full moon. It’s the perfect time to slow down, tune in, and connect with the energy of the universe. And what better way to do that than through meditation? During a full moon, meditation can help you release any negative energy that’s been weighing you down and tune into the powerful energy of abundance and manifestation.

Plus, let’s be real here, who couldn’t use a little more peace in their life? So, find a cozy spot under the moonlight, grab your crystals, and let’s meditate!

Step-by-step guide for a full moon meditation ritual:

🌕Find a quiet and peaceful place where you won’t be interrupted. This can be inside or outside, but make sure it’s somewhere you feel comfortable and relaxed.

🌕Sit or lay down in a comfortable position. You can use pillows or blankets to support your body if needed.

🌕Close your eyes, take a deep breath in, and exhale slowly.

🌕Begin to focus on your breath, and imagine the moon’s light washing over you, filling you with peace and tranquility.

🌕As you continue to breathe deeply, repeat a mantra or affirmation that resonates with you. This can be something like “I am grateful for all the abundance in my life” or “I release all negative energy and welcome positivity and abundance”.

🌕Stay in this state for as long as you’d like, feeling the peace and love of the full moon energy.

🌕When you’re ready, slowly open your eyes and take a deep breath in, then exhale slowly.

Congratulations! You’ve just completed a powerful full moon meditation. How do you feel? 

full moon ritual meditation

Tips for enhancing the meditation experience:

✨Add essential oils or candles to your meditation space to create a relaxing atmosphere. Lavender, sandalwood, and frankincense are great options for calming the mind and promoting relaxation.

✨Use crystals that align with the energy of the full moon, like moonstone or selenite, to amplify your meditation experience.

✨Try different meditation techniques, like guided meditations or visualization, to keep your practice fresh and engaging.

✨Set your intentions before your meditation, focusing on what you want to manifest in your life.

✨If you’re feeling restless or distracted, try incorporating gentle movements into your meditation practice, such as yoga or stretching.  

Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to meditate during the full moon. It’s all about what works best for you and what feels aligned with your intention.

Ritual 2: Full Moon Bath

A full moon ritual bath is a great time to practice self-care and let go of any negative energy or emotions that may be holding you back. 

The full moon is a time of peak energy, making it the perfect time to cleanse and release anything that is not serving you. Taking a bath during the full moon is a powerful way to connect with the lunar energy and release anything that is blocking you from manifesting your dreams. The water will help to wash away negative energy and leave you feeling renewed and refreshed.

How to perform a full moon bath ritual:

🌕Set the mood: Light some candles and dim the lights to create a relaxing atmosphere. You can also add some essential oils (diluted in a carrier oil first) or Epsom salts to the water for extra relaxation.

🌕Release negative energy: Take a few deep breaths and visualize any negative energy or emotions leaving your body and being absorbed by the water.

🌕Focus on gratitude: As you soak in the bath, focus on all the things you are grateful for in your life. This will help to shift your energy from a negative to a positive state.

🌕Set your intention: Think about what you want to manifest in your life and set your intention for the full moon.

🌕Enjoy the moment: Allow yourself to fully relax and soak in the energy of the full moon. You deserve this time for yourself.

Tips for enhancing your full moon ritual bath:

✨Add some rose petals or other flowers to your bath for an extra luxurious touch.

✨Play some relaxing music or a guided meditation to enhance the relaxation and connection with the lunar energy.

✨Take your bath outside if possible, under the light of the full moon. This will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the energy of the lunar cycle.  If you have access to an outdoor hot tub or if it’s warm outside and you can safely access a pool, you can simply sit in those waters for a while (you don’t have to be naked!).  Of course, don’t put oils and flower petals in a pool or hot tub, especially a public one.

Remember, a full moon bath is about self-care and releasing negative energy. So, take your time and enjoy the moment.

You might also like this post I wrote on adding crystals to your ritual bath.

Ritual 3: Full Moon Journaling

Are you someone who likes to pour your heart out onto paper? Journaling is a powerful tool for manifestation, and when coupled with the full moon’s energy, it can create some serious magic.

During a full moon, our emotions are heightened, making it the perfect time to release what’s not serving us and set new intentions. Journaling allows us to explore these emotions, let go of negative thoughts, and focus on our desires with clarity.

So, grab a pen and paper, and let’s get started on this full moon ritual journaling!

full moon ritual journaling practice

Step-by-step guide for a full moon journaling ritual:

🌕Create a sacred space: Find a quiet and comfortable spot where you won’t be disturbed. Light some candles or incense, and set the mood for your practice.

🌕Reflect on what you want to release: Take a few deep breaths and reflect on what’s been holding you back. What negative thoughts or emotions do you want to let go of? Write them down on your paper.

🌕Include a releasing ceremony as part of your journaling practice if it feels right. This could involve physically releasing what you wrote down by burning the paper, burying it in the ground, or placing it in water. (Use a separate piece of paper if you want to do this, not in your journal).

🌕Set your new intentions: Now that you’ve identified what you want to release, it’s time to set your intentions for what you want to manifest. Write down your desires and dreams in your journal, being as specific as possible.

🌕Visualize: Take a moment to close your eyes and visualize yourself already having what you desire. Feel the emotions and gratitude that come with it.

🌕Gratitude: Take a few moments to express gratitude for what you have and what you hope to manifest.

Afterward, reflect on your journaling experience and any insights or clarity you gained from the practice.

Remember, this is your practice, so feel free to make it your own. You can add affirmations or mantras, use different colored pens, or even draw or paint pictures to help bring your intentions to life.

Have fun with it, and trust that the full moon’s energy will amplify your manifestations.

Ritual 4: Full Moon Candle Magic

Alright, let’s talk about the power of candle magic during a full moon. Candles have been used for centuries as a tool for manifestation and intention setting. When combined with the energy of the full moon, the results can be even more powerful.

During a full moon candle magic ritual, you can use different colors of candles to represent different things. For example, a green candle can represent abundance and prosperity, while a pink candle can represent love and relationships. You can also add herbs or oils to your candles to enhance their magical properties.

The process of candle magic is simple: light your candle and focus your thoughts and intentions on your desired outcome. You can also use affirmations or visualization techniques to enhance your practice.

Remember, the key is to set your intentions clearly and believe in the power of the practice. Trust that the universe is working in your favor and that you will manifest your desires in divine timing.

How to do a full moon candle magic ritual:

🌕Choose a candle: Small tapered candles work best for this.  You can find spell candles from sellers on Etsy.  These candles are meant to burn within a short amount of time (around 30-40 minutes for the mini size) so they can be finished burning by the time your ritual is over. 

full moon candle ritual

If you can’t find a spell candle, a small tealight will be fine, just blow it out when your ritual is over.  You can also relight the candle over the next few days to continue manifesting your intention.

🌕Select a candle in a color that represents your intention or manifestation goal. For example, green for prosperity, red for love, and yellow for confidence.  If you can’t find the color you want, white is a universal color that you can use for any intention, plus it matches the energy of the full moon.

🌕Cleanse and charge the candle: Before using the candle, cleanse it by passing it through the smoke of burning sage, incense, or palo santo. Then, hold the candle in your hands and visualize your intention being infused into it.

🌕Light the candle: Light the candle and focus your attention on its flame. As you do, imagine your intention or manifestation coming to fruition.

🌕Recite affirmations: Recite affirmations that align with your intention or manifestation as the candle burns. For example, “I am worthy of love and receive it abundantly,” or “I effortlessly attract prosperity into my life every day.”

🌕Release what’s not serving: As the candle burns down, take a moment to release what’s no longer serving you. You can do this by writing down anything you want to let go of and (safely!) burning it in the flame of the candle.

🌕Express gratitude: Once the candle has burned down completely, express gratitude for the manifestation or intention you set.

Remember to always practice fire safety when using candles, and never leave a burning candle unattended.

Ritual 5: Charge Your Crystals

Crystals hold energy and can be used as powerful tools for manifestation. During a full moon, the energy is at its peak, making it the perfect time to charge your crystals. Charging your crystals during a full moon will amplify their power, allowing you to harness their energy and use it to manifest your dreams.

To charge your crystals during the full moon, simply place them outside or on a windowsill where they will be exposed to the moonlight. Leave them out overnight, and in the morning, they will be fully charged and ready to use.


Not all crystals are safe to put outside. Certain crystals, such as selenite, can dissolve in water (if it rains overnight), while others can fade or crack in direct sunlight (if you forget about them the next day). Be sure to research your crystals before leaving them outside to charge.

Incorporating the full moon into your crystal charging ritual adds an extra layer of energy and intention to your manifestation practice.

How to incorporate the full moon into your crystal-charging ritual:

🌕Find a clear and open space outside where you can place your crystals for the night. Make sure they are in direct moonlight and won’t be disturbed.

🌕Before placing your crystals outside, cleanse them with sage or palo santo smoke to clear any negative energy.

🌕Take a moment to set your intention for the charging process. Visualize the energy of the full moon flowing into your crystals and charging them with your intention.

🌕Leave your crystals outside for the entire night, collecting them in the morning.

If it’s not possible to leave your crystals outside, you can still charge them by placing them on a windowsill where they can receive moonlight.

Remember to thank the moon and the universe for their energy and help with your manifestation process.

And there it is, 5 full moon rituals for manifesting your dreams!

The full moon is a powerful time for manifesting and expressing gratitude. By setting intentions, releasing what no longer serves you, and infusing your tools with the energy of the full moon, you can harness its power and bring your desires to fruition.

And as always, these rituals are just suggestions. Please feel free to change them up, combine them, and customize them to fit your practice!

Trust in the universe, believe in yourself and always remember that anything is possible under the light of the full moon. 

Happy manifesting!

For more moon magic, check out my moon phases and manifestation guide here!

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