What are your thoughts?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-24-2005
What are your thoughts?
Thu, 10-13-2011 - 9:02pm

As my health is improving I'm working to get back to following my Path but it's taking some time to get myself active again. I'm wanting to hold my own Full Moon ritual but have a question that I could your thoughts on.

Since the moon raises in the east and I live in an apartment building I can't see it. My personal balcony faces due west and south and I have a nice banister that I could put candles or other things on but the full moon doesn't come into view way into the night usually later than I'm up. What are your suggestions as to where I could hold my Full Moon ritual? Should I still hold my ritual on my back balcony even though I can't see the moon, or how would you do it?

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-19-2003
Sun, 10-16-2011 - 8:43pm

Hi Tommy;

One of the hallmarks of witchcraft is being able to visualize.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 5:04pm

I think as long as you are outside, even if you cant see it, you know its there. Also depending on what time it rises, it is sometimes still quite visible in the early morning and you could do it then.

Just enjoy communing with Nature in whatever way feels right to you.

so Glad you are feeling better.



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-09-2001
Sun, 10-23-2011 - 2:29pm
I am glad your health is improving. I hope that continues! :)

As for the moon, there are times when because of fog or clouds or what have you, the moon is not visible for me, as well. It doesn't matter, you know? Why? Because you can do your ritual or address the power of the Goddess in any way you wish, at the time of the Full Moon. Visualization is one of the tools most crucial for Magick and rituals, IMO, as another wrote. I would choose the location for your ritual where you can set up an altar the way you want it, and go from there. There are many times I don't even do anything altar-wise, but stand and look at Mama Moon, and the right words come, and I speak them. ;) Your Intent and Focus will be there. Blessings to you! :)