July 2021 full moon intention and meaning

“The full Moon in July is called the Buck Moon because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time. “Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set as the years go by.”


In Wholly Sober, I wrote about a meme I saw on social media where Jesus held a huge beautiful teddy bear behind his back, and the little girl before him was holding tightly to an old tiny broken bear. The message was not lost on me. We often hold on so tight to what feels comfortable and familiar, keeping us from all that could and is meant to be.

The last few years of my drinking, I drank to not think or feel. My life was so ensnarled with a conman I refer to as Prince Harming in my first book, Wholly Sober. I didn’t think I could ever break away because I had become so dependent on our partnership, my name and credit, and his trade work.

But when I finally let go and was willing to surrender it all, it was as this image is portraying – let go to create space for even greater rewards.

I’m not suggesting you have to make a life-altering decision on such a grand scale, but it is time to reflect and release what no longer serves you and impeding your path to deep self-love and self-mastery.

This full moon is echoing the message to shed, let go, and release.

During this full moon phase, you have a beautiful opportunity to draw a line in the sand and surrender whatever is holding you back. Of course, you can do this anytime. But I have found that we search for meaning in many ways, and often a ritual can give us a spiritual, mental, and even physical boost to stop procrastinating and get on with our dreams.


Are you ready to take advantage of this occasion? If yes, the following is a simple and doable intention-setting exercise just for you, my moon sister friend.

On a piece of paper, write what you are letting go of – think of emotions, beliefs, thoughts, relationships, ideals, obligations, anything that feels like excess baggage that you keep moving around but have no place to store. Write it all out – all of it! Don’t leave anything behind. You’ll thank me.

On the same piece of paper, write all that you are grateful for – think about the ability to source helpful resources (like Pink Cloud Coaching ), a clear mind, the ability to reason, use of your legs, your health, your children, that you are releasing and creating space now and not later, that you can breathe in and out on your own, and on and on. Dig deep. Be thankful. I did this every single night when closing my journal entry for the day for months early in my sober journey.

Read your intention and gratitude several times and feel your words.

In a burn bowl, fire pit, fireplace, or any safe container, I recently used a cast iron pot out of necessity, release the stoppers to the universe by burning the page and open yourself for flow.


Would you like to make the moment more magical?

Soak in a tub before your release, dress in an outfit that feels special, light candles, play music that makes you feel connected to spirit, wear a garland of daisies in your hair, burn incense. The possibilities are endless.

What matters most is that you feel connected to the words and savor the moment you burn and release them.

And so it is.  

Be watching for more moon opportunities coming soon.

Would you like support in exploring your drinking habit or what sober could look like for you? If yes, I’m just a click away. I would be honored to help you find the path that is right for you.

Much love,

Teresa Rodden Author Coach Advocate for sober possibilities









Before you drink, Think P.I.N.K.