Full Moon Ritual with children
Here are some ways to create a simple full moon ritual as a family:
We lay a picnic blanket out with our Ganesh and each chose a crystal to be charged by the moon
"Ganesh is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognized of the Hindu gods outside of India.
Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar) is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked."
We had gold "fairy dust" to place on each other's forehead saying “You are anointed/blessed with….,” and for each person we say something different, such as: joy, love, health, happiness…
We had a jar filled with water. We passed it around shaking it up and down, infusing it with what we want to bring into our lives next. The jar is then placed right in the moonlight and ready the next morning, for drinking our wishes and manifestations, blessed by the moon.
We sang many, many, many OMs and give lots of silly and sincere thanks. We blew out the candle.
Then we called it a night. Eric put the kids to sleep while I took Marli for a skate and swim at the beach.
Next time we will add in:
Some string to wind around our wrists, connecting us together. Then each of us can speak of something we want to let go of or our fears, whatever. As we speak, we cut them free and throw the string in the fire (you can always just throw it in the bin if you don’t have a fire)