Given that this moon is going to particularly emphasize the need to release our baggage—and we’re in the midst of Mercury retrograde—Freed recommends writing down old, limiting stories that no longer serve you, and burning them up.
“With each story, bless them for the lessons you’ve learned from them—because every single thing that happens to us, we can turn into a gift of three things: knowledge, power, and inspiration,” she tells mbg. “Write down the painful experiences. Write down the painful memories. And write down the things you’re still holding against yourself. Light them on fire and bless them for how they’ve served you.”
From there, Freed says the most important thing you can do with a full moon eclipse is write a declaration of the present. Ask yourself what it is you’re committed to now—it doesn’t have to be overcomplicated. Just make sure the words are positive and empowering, she says. For example, What I’m committed to now is a life of transformative service, not, I don’t want to be broke anymore.
“So the first part is the cleanse and the second part is the intention. And then because it is in Scorpio, which is a water sign, I really like to end any kind of ritual with a bath or shower, where you allow yourself to cleanse and renew,” Freed suggests.
And last but not least, she also notes that there may be an urge to act impulsively or be reckless around this moon, but this isn’t a good time for that. “Reckless behaviors or extreme behaviors are ill-advised,” she warns.