The full moon was a week ago and I was ready for it. Sorta…
Keeping track of the moon and having a plan of what I want to manifest outwardly has been something I’ve been working on.
I had my plan: I was going to create a ritual space along with a daily ritual.
I thought of this around the time of the new moon, so I had time to create the space and decide the ritual. The space would be in my bedroom, that is probably the most sacred space for me in the entire house. Other than sleep, storytime with the kids, sex with the hubs, and reading, nothing else super worldly enters that space. No homework, no work of any kind. That’s always been my rule. And it’s worked, it’s a very peaceful place that I enjoy very much.
I began finding a space in our room and clearing out clutter. It was very fun, I enjoyed it a lot.
However, about a week later, something else was beginning to gnaw at my heart. Ritual was great, physical space was great, but something wasn’t right. It was like a rock in my shoe, something small was rubbing just right to make everything feel off.
I made a list of other things that I need help with. Things both personal and that would benefit others. The winner of the list making was that feeding the family was most important.
Okay, it’s not that I don’t feed my family, I just make dinner last minute and sometimes the protein is still frozen when I try to cook it. This leads to spending too long making dinner and eating way too late and finishing dinner right at bedtime. Also, the resources we already had weren’t being used. I’d go out for a last minute trip and end up buying something twice. It was stressing me out and a giant mess.
Then came the doubt.
Isn’t the moon’s blessing supposed to be spiritual in nature? But if the body isn’t happy, the spirit can’t be happy right? And if Momma aint happy, nobody’s happy. But this is just so, so, so boring.
I pulled out my tarot deck and asked my normal “upcoming week” questions for help with picking a direction.
What is the energy of the upcoming week? Nine of Cups, reversed
What can I do to best channel this energy? Eight of Pentacles, Two of Pentacles, and Ace of Swords
Likely outcome of the week if I best use this energy? The Lovers, reversed.
I read reversed cards as pertaining to myself personally. So What I got from this is that my own wish and needs will be met. This allowed me to embrace the mundane goals for this full moon. The lessons in the channeling cards show that a habit should be created, but the 2 of pentacles meant it was still fluctuating, and that if I kept it as simple as possible (the Ace of Swords) it will best serve its purpose. And if I worked at creating a routine that would help with this goal of keeping up with meals, groceries, and inventory, harmony would be reached within myself (The Lovers, reversed).
[Again, I read intuitively based on the story of the Rider-Waite deck cards]
Okay, so with the cards showing me that I should follow my gut and that it was possible to create something that would help with my current dilemma. And that’s what I did.
I made a printable that has space for days of the week (dinner only), a space for noting needed groceries for the planned meals. Along with a note about any prep needed for the next dinner. A small space to note where they can be purchased. On the back is an inventory based on category. This lives in a page protector and can be written on as needed.
It was all finished the day of the full moon. That night I meditated on it and set my intentions for the upcoming moon cycle.
One Week Later:
I really like this planning page. I plan all the meals for the week on Sunday, note anything that needs to be prepped for the next day. The list lives in my keto binder, so I can make a grocery list as I plan the menu for the week. It’s easy to update and manage. I feel much calmer about dinner, even though I’m still working on creating things that the entire family will eat and will be in line with my diet, but that’s just part of this new transition.
While I would rather work on spiritual endeavors in sync with the moon phases, if the physical isn’t happy then the spiritual won’t have a place to reside. So when I get this under control, I will be more likely to turn more spiritual once again.