The November Full Moon

The November Full Moon

What is it and what is the spiritual meaning behind it? - By Emma Mills

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As we move through November, Autumn and all the wonderful events at this time of year, there is one event that cannot be missed – On November 27th at 4.16 a.m. EST we will see the arrival of the ‘Beaver Moon’.

As the name of this full moon suggests, the Beaver Moon is associated with preparing for winter, for creating a nest, ensuring sufficient food and bunkering down for the cold spell ahead.

That’s not to say this is what you should do (I don’t think your workplace will thank me for that!)

But it’s a time to hone in on self care, on slowing down, eating well, resting and prioritizing what is important right now and what can wait until spring.

Beavers often become architects and carpenters at this time of the year, creating a home they are proud of, and a lifestyle they are happy to settle down with.

Use this as inspiration, your final motivation before winter becomes all too apparent, transform your life, your routine, into something you are happy with. Figure out where you need to exert more energy, who needs your positivity and kind words and where do you need to mend the gaps in your spiritual foundation to rid yourself of negativity in order to create the contentment you crave.

And even when the big freeze is here, are you happy in the life you created? Are you able to continue through the toughest season of the year? Have you made a comfortable sanctuary away from the elements to find inner peace and stillness?

The Beaver Moon has the unique spiritual meaning of self expression, self worth and authentic inner stability, all of which can be achieved by you.

The November full moon holds a magical element of cleansing, protection and starting anew, which is the perfect time to set up a cleansing ritual to bring in this new beginning, here’s how;

  • Find a quiet space where you can have a moment or two alone, open a window to allow energy to be freely released and choose a candle, this is your personal choice so get creative, you could even make your own, find something that resonates with you and the new intentions you are about to make.

  • Cleanse yourself and the space around you, there are many ways to do this, maybe you’d like to use some white sage or a simple prayer.
  • Take some deep cleansing breaths in through the nose and exhale out through the mouth, continue to do this until you feel calm and centred.

  • Thinking back to the Autumn you have just experienced, take a pen and paper to write down any thoughts, feelings or negative energies you’d like to release and let go of.

  • Now hold your candle in your hands, focusing very specifically on what is it you wish to release and what new intention you want to set for the upcoming Winter.

  • Place the candle on a flat surface in front of you and light it, allowing yourself to feel the mystical and healing energy being released, watch the candle as it dissolves all negativity and cleanses away the emotions that do not serve you.

  • Now begin to tear up the list of feelings and negative thoughts you experienced, focusing solely on letting go and moving on.

  • Let the candle burn beautifully until you are ready to blow it out, and thank the Beaver Moon for its energy and help in healing your negative emotions.

  • When you feel ready to move on with your day, wiggle your fingers and toes and take some cleansing breaths to bring yourself back into the moment once again.

    I hope in reading this you have been inspired to harness the power of the full moon this November and will continue to use the energies of the universe to help you move through life, the good and the not so good.

    The universe is there to support you, you just have to look up and speak your hearts desire.

Love & Light to you all.

Emma Mills

Emma is a 200hr qualified yoga teacher, specialising in Hatha Yoga and breathwork, aside from this she has completed many CPD yoga courses and recently completed a 'flexibility workshop'.

She is currently teaching voluntarily online and being inclusive to every student is always at the forefront of her mind when setting up a class.

Using social media and the discovery of Instagram she has been able to reach out and share the joys of practicing yoga with many other likeminded people.