Everybody's talking about the moon.
New moons are for setting intentions. You've written your list; bring it on Universe!
Full moons are for abundance, gratitude and you've remembered to put your crystals on the windowsill to charge under the moonlight.
But, hold up. There's so much more in between.
If your moon rituals are missing some juice.
And you're still waiting for the results.
Let me introduce the Waning Moon.
Because it's all about letting go of whatever's blocking you from slaying.
Say goodbye to the skeletons in your closet that have been cranking up the procrastination, self-sabotage and feelings of ‘not good enough'.
The ex that calls you when you're trying to move on.
The last job that ripped your confidence to shreds and left you burnt out.
The overdraft you haven't been able to escape.
The fear of failure.
The ghosts that haunt you when the good sh*t starts to happen.
It's time to loosen your grip on the past so that you've got your hands free to catch the opportunities that you've been asking for.
Want to change the record?
You need to cut some cords so that you can fully align with the moon and your intentions.
Let it him/her/them/it go to make it happen.
It doesn't matter if you've never done a moon ritual before; it's never too late to start making some magic.
You arrive at She's Lost Control; you almost walked past it because it's tucked away from the hustle of Hackney. As soon as you walk through the door; the heady smell of incense alerts your senses that you're in the right place. You take a deep breath and feel your shoulders begin to release the tension that you've been carrying all day.
Wolf Sister welcomes you and you're shown where to put your belongings. Without hesitation your phone's set to flight-mode and it's buried in your bag. This is your time; you do not want to be disturbed. The room is set in a circle with comfy cushions and blankets; you're already thinking of how you can bring some of these mystical vibes into your home. Once you're seated and the rest of the group has arrived Wolf Sister introduces herself and explains how we can work with the cycles of the moon. She invites the rest of the group to introduce themselves; it's totally informal and relaxed. There's zero pressure to share too much and you feel a sense of relief once you've had your turn. It actually felt good to speak; nothing like the cringey introductions when you've had to do in team trainings at work. Maybe you've found your tribe?
Over the course of the evening there are three sections: a simple meditation where you clear your energy and start to feel more grounded. There's a practice where you reflect on what hasn't been working for you and ways to move forward. You're surprised at the clarity of what's coming through for you. The pieces of the puzzle are coming together. After that, Wolf Sister introduces you to Smokey Quartz and explains that it's a crystal for transformation. She guides you through a crystal healing journey where you can cut ties with the past; you're already feeling excited about the things that you're opening up to. It's as if you and your piece of smokey quartz have become best friends, you don't want to put it down.
Before the ceremony closes, you're invited to pull an oracle card; you smile to yourself because it's as if the card has just read your mind.
There's magic in the air. You can feel it.
By 9pm you can't believe that the night's gone so quickly. You'd forgotten that it was possible to feel this calm and clear. You float home and fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. It's been a waning moon to remember.
Are you in?