Ceremony, Tools, and Tips for April’s Full Moon


Happy full moon, my love!  This moon is such a blessing. It is the second full moon in loving Libra, meaning if you skipped the first one, here’s your chance for round two. And if you did harness this energy last month, then good news — you can go even deeper! 

What’s been coming up for you during this moon cycle? How have your relationships been? Love, connection, and relationship, in my humble opinion, are the single most important things to tend to in this lifetime. Libra rules all thing relationships — romantic, friendship, and your relationships to everything. It is also at 29 degrees, meaning it is time to make that change you need to make, reflect and redo, and step into your power in relationship. 

With the sun entering Taurus tomorrow, the Venus vibrations are running high. Tonight, we celebrate the love around us. We honor our precious vessels we call our bodies. Dance in the delights of your doings. We are the love we give, and we are fed by the love we receive. If there is any imbalance in your relationships, tonight is the night to sort that out. But let’s make tonight celebratory. Let’s give thanks for the love and support that surrounds us all. Celebrate a hard laugh or a good cry. Go deep into the Venusian vibrations and get sensual and loving. Do what comes naturally to you, but whatever you choose, go there with your full heart. 

Are you ready for some sensual love?

Here are some tools for tonight.

Tarot Card: The Empress 

The Empress is all about Venus lovin’ vibrations. She is the empress of self-care, indulgence, sensuality, pleasure, and dropping into a truly sexy experience. Sit with her tonight. Embrace her message. She is the perfect symbol to embody when thinking about your relationship to yourself. In order to show up for others in relationship, you need to show up for you. Your cup has to be filled in order to drop in to something as powerful as relationship. Channel her tonight to fill your cup. 

Stone: Garnet

Garnet is a good grounding tool for this airy full moon. It also is all about sexuality, sensuality, and empowerment. It embodies passion and love that can be channeled into the relationship with yourself and others. 

Essential Oil: Rose

Rose is the highest known frequency we know of on this planet. It has been used in almost every religion and faith to connect with the divine, to honor, and as a symbol of love itself. The smell of rose is uplifting and nourishing, magical and honoring. Anoint yourself with some rose oil, just a small amount, and inhale the aroma. Give yourself some love, and invite love in. Raise your vibration. 

As always, check in with your own intuition and a doctor before applying any oil to your skin. 

Herb: Damiana 

Damiana is a great ally for tonight. She can help open your heart, help you find your strength, and embrace love on all levels. She has been used in ceremony for thousands of years as a heart-opening herb. This healing herb can be steeped in tea, held, burned, or whichever way feels good to you. You can harvest her yourself or get her from your local herb shop. Check with your doctor before ingesting any herb. 

Song: Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes

If you just gimme all your love

Gimme all you got, baby”

If you are able to, move your body to this song tonight. Let your body fully take over and express. This is your song to you on the celebration of your vessel. In total devotion, total dedication, total passion, total love. Give yourself all your freakin’ love, baby. 

Color — Green

Heal up and settle in with this magical color. Green is the color of the heart, healing, new life, and earth.  Let your paper, candle, cloth, clothes, or even the food you eat tonight embody this color.

Environment and Pose

Tonight’s pose and environment is completely up to how you are feeling. Check in with yourself — do you want to dance? Do you want to sit? Do you want to lie down and surrender? Do as your body guides you. 

Here’s my ritual for tonight:

Step one:

Make your space beautiful, unplug, and go in for a minute. Come home to you. This Libra full moon is an air moon, and the sun entering Taurus is Earth. Both ruled by Venus, both into sensual beauty and relationship. 

Tonight is a perfect night for the yummiest incense you can find, beautiful smelling candles, or essential oil sprays to cleanse your space. Get as sensual as possible. Steep your tea, put on something that feels really nice on your skin, smell all the aromas, taste all the herbs and flowers, feel the warmth of the flames from the candles. Close your eyes or start a soft gaze on the flame of the candle. 

Clear out any energy that isn’t your own by burning herbs like rosemary or bay leaves, lighting candles with intent, or spraying essential oils like mint or frankincense. You are creating a container for you to experience some magic, tend to it gently and with intent.

Step Two:

Now that you are in a safe, contained space, get out a journal or drop into meditation and begin to reflect.

What relationship patterns are you ready to break? 

Where do you need to transform in relationship, and what do you want to leave behind?

Who do you want to be in relationship?

What do you need to feel in harmony with yourself? 

What do you need to feel in harmony with others?

What do you truly love being in relationship with? 

Who do you truly love being in relationship with? 

What do you want to pour more of your energy into, and what do you want to call some of your energy back from?

Step Three:

Take a minute to digest what you have unearthed. How do you feel? Alive? Depleted? Overwhelmed? Excited? Welcome it all, my love. Full moons are about gratitude and celebration, and tonight, we celebrate every single aspect of relationship. 

When you ask for relationship, you ask for every single part of it. It is literally the strongest, most intense mirror we can call in. And, not just romantic, but all forms. When we are in relationship to anything or anyone, including ourselves, it can bring up so much of our shadow, our inner child woundings, our doubts, fears, insecurities, and even our trauma. Relationships are no joke. They are so sacred and should be honored as such. So, tonight, start with you. It is the foundation to every other relationship that you have. Breathe in, breathe out, and get ready to begin to take your first step into honoring yourself. 

Step Four:

Put on your favorite music, close your eyes, and begin to move your body. I personally really love lighting candles and incense and moving slowly at first, staying in one spot to truly drop in and allowing the build up to happen. It is also really powerful to start with your eyes closed to truly tune in to your body. This isn’t about looking a certain way, it is about dropping in and moving the energy that wants to come in and come out of you. Get sensual and slow, get wild and primal — whatever is authentic to you. 

Let whatever thoughts come, come. Let whatever releases out of you, go. Connect deeply, wholly, holy, and wholesomely with yourself. Feel into what it is like to be with your own delicious energy. Feel what others must feel when they are around you. This is such a powerful exercise, and a potent way to move energy and release. 

Make tonight beautiful, make it yours. This is your night. Rewrite, reclaim, be ready to be reborn. There’s a reason the word lunatic has “luna” in it. The history is tied to the full moon. Legend says that the full moon makes us all “crazy.” I say it sheds light on our fears and desires — which I guess is its own form of craziness. Release, and be ready to step into your power and truth. 

Moon cycles are opportunities. Harness this power to do the work that you’d need to do anyway, but now you are held and supported and turning it into ritual and magic. I love using this energy to gain self-awareness, strength, and sheer determination and clarity. 

Happy full moon my loves — make it magical. If you’d like to go deeper, you can follow me on Instagram for daily astro insights, and spiritual information @kozmicryder.