Write and Release: Full moon ritual for writers June '22

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Teneice Durrant, creator of Tarot with Ten, will mark each full moon with a tarot reading, ritual for releasing creative blocks, and writing exercise. Writers, stop planning and start writing.

Writers, what the '22 June full moon means for you

The full moon of June 14th is called the Strawberry Moon. It is a full moon in Sagittarius, which is the sign of adventure, creativity, and following your passions.

What we need to release this full moon is our plans. The springtime is for planting/planning. This full moon occurs right before the summer solstice, and it indicates a time when berries are ready for gathering. We're at the time of the year when we can't plant anymore. It's time to release planting and planning to make room for acting and growing.

It is not going to be perfect, but you can't plan for everything. At some point you have to do. That time is now!

A writing ritual for the June '22 full moon

The ritual for this full moon—and I encourage you to do this for the entire month—is what we call scripting, and it’s great for writers.

Get a small notebook that you can dedicate to this month (no Word docs! We need the neural connections handwriting makes with our brains!).

Whatever you've been planning, you need to write it down as if it’s happening, in present tense. For example, if you have been researching how to write a novel, or even researching stuff for a novel, such as locations, dates, history, things like that, it is time now to write that novel. Every morning or evening, you are going to script writing that novel as if you are already doing it, and then actually do it.

Get your notebook out each morning and write: I am a writer. I am writing this novel. I embrace writing. Or anything else that feels supportive and empowering for you.

Then fill up the page. With the start of your novel. Because here’s the thing: you're never going to have all the information beforehand. You’re never going to plot a whole novel and then write it exactly as you planned it. You're never going to be prepared enough.

It's time to just do it! Release the planning! Write it already!

Tarot reading for writers

As always, I’ll offer the results of the tarot reading I performed for this month for your character (or maybe this resonates with you personally).

We have nine of swords and the four of cups. The nine of swords is a card of being trapped in one's thoughts. (It never fails to surprise me, no matter how long I've been doing this, when the cards reflect exactly what I'm saying.) The nine of Swords is being trapped in your own thoughts, nightmares, anxiety, or rumination. It's tying yourself up with your own thoughts. Perhaps your own over-planning?

The four of cups is saying that you have three full cups already, and there's a fourth cup coming to you. These cups represent areas in our lives where we want to feel emotionally fulfilled.

It's up to you whether to take this cup; but you're ready. Ready to stop preparing and start embracing this gift, this offer. So as you are doing present tense writing in your ritual, release yourself from the overthinking and the feeling that you aren't worthy or ready to drink from that cup. It is being offered to because you are ready. 

A writing prompt

Try out this prompt: Your character is offered something they want, something that will solve an immediate problem; but a previous promise to a childhood friend keeps them from accepting it. What is the promise your character made? What immediate problem needs to be solved? Do they break the promise for the greater good or honor to their childhood promise no matter what? 

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What did you think of Teneice's offering for this month? Will you try the exercise and see where your writing takes you? Share with us in the comments.

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