Lunar Abundance by Ezzie Spencer

Letting Go :: Three Simple Ways to Release at the Full Moon

Dr Ezzie Spencer Lunar Abundance Releasing Full Moon

We make space for the new by letting go of the old.

In the Lunar Abundance practice, we set our intentions at the New Moon, and amongst other things, release at the Full Moon.

As it reflects the light of the Sun, the Full Moon illuminates our inner worlds, and reveals to us what we’re hanging onto.

This is the perfect time to pay attention to what we’re holding onto, and to let it go.

(when’s the next Full Moon? Download your free lunar planner here).

There’s also a Full Moon meditation for you to download at the end of this post.

Why release?

Terrible things do happen, of course. These experiences can be the fuel to create lasting change, for ourselves and for others.

In the Lunar Abundance system, the Full Moon is a time of “action”. So, take purposeful action at this moon phase.

On the personal development level, as you focus on what you want to cultivate in your life, you may benefit from letting go of that which is operating at the subconscious level — once you have fully felt and processed your emotions, and taken any appropriate action.

We can hoard all kinds of things, from emotion to physical possessions, from the old clothes (and goodness knows what else) in the closet, to the files clogging up our computer hard drive, outmoded ways of operating in the workplace, old money stories, and what happened to us in childhood.

And how to release? Here are three easy Full Moon release ceremonies.

I’m a lover of simplicity, so you will find that these cut right to the chase:

Wash it away

Allow yourself to fully feel what is coming up for you at this time.

Write it down, talk it out, allow your body to fully immerse in the emotion, then… Wash it off.

Take a shower, frolic in the ocean, luxuriate in the bath, dance outside in the rain.

And of course, the oldie and goodie: Cry it out.

Crying can be incredibly cathartic, transmuting grief and pain as you literally let it go.

How does it feel to have that weight lifted from your chest?

Burn baby burn

Write down on a piece of paper what is no longer serving you:

  • What are you afraid of?
  • What are you really afraid of?
  • Who are you angry at?
  • Who has slighted you?
  • What frustrates you?
  • What is holding you back from your New Moon intention?
  • Who do you need to forgive? (don’t leave yourself off the list)

// Get your pen and purge onto the page.

// Then grab your matches, your candle, and burn that list.

// Even better :: gather a group of your sisters and gather around a fireplace, campfire- or candlelight will do.

Thrust your lists into the flame and let ’em BURN.

Check in : how does that feel? Lighter?

Shake your booty

This one you can do at home with music cranked in your lounge-room, or get outside into nature – your backyard, the beach, or even the park.

Even better- get together with a group and have a good laugh while you’re doing it- the best medicine!

Go for it! Shake your booty, shake your whole body, get your whirl on.


Return to your New Moon intention: what did you invite into your life in this lunar cycle?

Do you feel like you have now created more space to welcome this in?



What comes into your life as a result? I’m a big believer in paying attention to results to determine effectiveness, so pay attention to whether things start to shift and change in your external world as a result of you letting go through these simple release practices.

Go deeper

Want me on audio guiding you through the process?

Download your free Full Moon abundance meditation here:Dr Ezzie Spencer An Abundant Life Podcast Free Full Moon Abundance Meditation

For more on practical strategies on how to let go at the Full Moon phase check out my podcast episode on this topic here.



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  • Hi Ezzie, I recently found your blog and love it! Its just what I’ve been looking for! I’m new to lunar life cycles and have a question for you: when a moon cycle starts, so say a full moon begins tonight, do we do the letting go/releasing activities that day, or do them the next day, as the full moon technically hasn’t really happened yet. I’m just not totally sure how to read your free lunar planner. Do we do the activities that day the next cycle starts at night, or wait for the moon cycle to being first? So then we would actually be working a day behind the calendar? Sorry if this is an obvious or silly question! Can you tell Im a Virgo? Haha! I want to understand everything before I begin something 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful knowledge! I listened to your interview on The Brave Exchange and was hooked!

    • Dear Ashley,

      Yay, glad you are here!

      The moon cycle starts at the New Moon, so two weeks ago. The Full Moon is the peak of the cycle.

      Here is a post that I wrote about when to set your intention – it covers some of the philosophy of Lunar Abundance, that is, not to be *too* rigid and perfectionist about it (my sweet Virgo!) but to work with the moon as a rule of thumb, or guide, for effective living and intention-setting:

      As for the exact timings of the New and Full Moon, please do come onto my e-letter list here as I email with exact times for major timezones ahead of each New and Full Moon.

      And of course, please consider joining the Lunar Abundance Salon (reopening soon) as this is where we go in-depth into all these concepts and apply them to create a better life.

      Much love

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