The “Out of the Funk, Into the Love” Release Ritual

There is a full moon coming up this Friday the 14th, which happens to be Valentine’s Day. The full moon is in the fire sign of Leo. You may be single, feeling slightly blue this Valentine’s Day. You may feel lonely. You may be dealing with a recent break-up. You may be in a state of stagnancy where you can’t seem to meet somebody. Whatever your situation is now is only temporary. I’m going to help you out of the funk and into the love.

This is a simple, lovely full moon ritual that’s going to help you release some shitty emotional baggage, which will free up some emotional space in your heart. You need to let go of the old emotions from the past to welcome in the new emotions. Friday night, you are going to focus on releasing all the emotional residue that’s blocking you from finding love and happiness.

You will need a black or light blue candle, and one pink candle. You will need a sheet of paper, a pen, a bowl of water, and sea salt.

On your piece of paper, you’re going to write down three names of people who have hurt you in your life. Look at the names on the paper and think about what they did to you and how that made you feel. You want to bring this emotion to the surface. Write down the first emotion you feel.

Now you’re going to speak their name out loud and say “I forgive you.” You will do this for all three people on your list. When you are finished, you are going to fill the bowl with water and sprinkle some sea salt in it. You are then going to put the sheet of paper in the water. Place the bowl in front of a window where the moon can shine upon it. Once you do this, light your black or light blue candle. This candle will represent the pain this person has caused you.

You will look at the candle, and once again say each name out loud and “I forgive you.” As the candle burns, the hurt that you once felt dissolves in the flame. Let that candle burn until it goes out on its own. Be safe. You can always snuff it out and re-light it if need be.

In the morning, you are going to take the piece of paper that has been soaking in the bowl of water and throw it away. If you live near a body of water, you can dispose of it there. I once performed a full moon ritual of release and the next day, I went to the ocean and let the paper I had written everything on, drift away by the tide. It was a wonderful way to release my issues to the Universe.

Once the black or blue candle has burnt out, light your pink candle. Think of this candle as new love in your heart. You are ready to love and be loved. But most importantly, you love yourself. The pink candle represents love. That love replaces all the darkness and pain that you had been holding on to. The Universe will give you love, and in turn, you will feel love for yourself. This love will heal you. And once you are healed, you will find loving relationships.