Sedona Full & New Moon, Sunset & Stars Inspiration and Ceremony Circle

A joyful Sedona sunset, moon and stars spiritual circle

Sunset from a Sedona trailhead location shows the setting at the beginning of the full moon spiritual circle in nature.

Sedona sunset by Monica Parsley

Circles of Connection–heart to heart with celestial and earth energies. A spiritual inspiration, nature awareness and ceremony program available at sunset year round. Uniquely created in synergy with the season, moon cycle and participants.

Full moon rising over red cliffs inspires connection with the moon and joyful circle of celestial connection

Full Moon Rising is always an event in Sedona. Photo by Rusty Albertson


Circles can occur any evening you prefer to schedule one.

  • 2 hour full or new moon program, or as sunset-star rise program any evening as we tune into signs, energies of the season.
  • 3 hour option with more shamanic insight journey experiences & feedback on an evening you choose.

Full Moon and New Moon dates and timing are given below–but we can do these programs any evening.


Some of the experiences:

Milky Way galaxy is a special part of Sedona night sky viewing.

Milky Way Galaxy over Sedona cliffs by Monica Parsley

This is personalized spiritual program in nature at a Sedona trailhead location:

  • Gain a feeling of the Spirit of Sedona: special qualities of the land, ancestral Native American perspectives, and some of today’s new Sedona stories.  
  • Guided spiritual insight journeys to the drum to connect with spirit helpers and your personal inspiration. 
  • We can honor your personal theme/timing/life event.
  • Guided experiences to connect with the energies of  earth, sunset, moon, and stars.
  • Closing ceremony co-created under the full moon accompanied by rattles and drums.  We give voice, sound and movement to activate your full  or new moon intentions.

Cost for 2 hour program:

  • $ 84 pp with 3 or more total guests
  • $125 pp with 2
  • $180 with 1 person and program is 1.5 hours

Moon circles are are paid in advance.

These are personalized programs.  Limited to 10 guests.

Held outdoors at a red rock vista site in Sedona.  We meet at the site, transportation not provided. Folding chairs provided. (Can adapt to use a covered picnic shelter if need be).


Option to Create a personalized extended 3 hour sunset-stars/moon Spirit Circle at a date that works for you.

Deepens and extends the above program with more experiential shamanic journeys and feedback to address your interests/goals.

Cost for 3 hour program:
$125 pp with 3 or more total guests
$185 pp with 2 total guests;
$290 for 1 person, 2.5 hours

We meet at the site, transportation not provided.


People watching moon coming up behind red cliff at a full moon mystic vision and ceremony circle

Watching full moonrise by Sandra Cosentino

2024 Full Moon dates, program times:

What is coming to light in your life? What is your heart longing to express?

I prefer doing these circles the night before the full moon when the moon is also full and rises about an hour earlier than on the calendar full moon.  That way you can enjoy it just after sunset.

Full moon night is shown below in bold–the night before, however, is also full and moon rises earlier.

2024

  • Jan. 24: 5 – 7 pm; moon rises 4:37 pm
  • Jan. 25: 5:30 – 7:30 pm; rises 5:33 pm
  • Feb. 23: 5:30 – 7:30 pm; rises 5:23 pm
  • Feb. 24: 5:30 – 7:30 pm; rises 6:24 pm
  • Spring Equinox special programs
  • March 24: 6:30 – 8:30 pm; rises 6:26 pm

  • Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Mar 24, 2022: begins 9:53 pm; max at 12:12 am March 25; ends 2:32 am

  • March 25: 7 – 9 pm; rises 7:22 pm

  • April 22: 6 – 8 pm; rises 6:11 pm
  • April 23 rises 7:02 pm
  • May 22: 6:30 – 8:30 – 8 pm; moon rises 7 pm
  • May 23: 7 – 9 pm; rises 8:06 pm

  • June 20: 8 – 10 pm; rises 7:36 pm
  • June 21: 6 – 8 pm; rises 8:22 pm – Solstice Doorway Energies special program: Peak of Light Drum Activation Ceremony & Mystic Nature Shamanic Insight Experiences

  • July 20: moonrise 7:36 pm, 7 – 9 pm
  • July 21: moonrise 8:22 pm, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

  • Aug. 18: 7 – 9 pm; rises 6:54 pm
  • Aug. 19: 7:00 – 9:00 pm; rises 7:31 pm: Supermoon and a Blue Moon (When a season has four full moons, the third full moon is also called a blue moon or a seasonal blue moon)

  • Sept. 16: 6:30 – 8:30  pm; rises 5:58 pm
  • Sept. 17: Special Partial Lunar Eclipse Circle, Supermoon, 6:30 – 8:30 pm; sunset 6:15 pm; moon rises 6:30 pm. Partial Lunar Eclipse: begins 7:12 pm; max at 7:44 pm; ends 8:15 pm
  • Fall Equinox special programs

  • Oct. 16: 5:30 – 7:30 pm; rises 5:27 pm
  • Oct. 17: 5:30 – 7:30 pm; biggest 2024 Supermoon, rises 6:13 pm

  • Nov. 14: 5 – 7 pm, rises 4:30 pm
  • Nov. 15 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Supermoon, rises 5:11 pm

  • Dec. 14: 4 – 6 pm, rises 4:38 pm
  • Dec. 15: 5 – 7 pm; rises 5:38 pm
  • Winter Solstice special programs

Dec. – Feb. held outdoors if weather permits


New moon crescent shaped slilver illuminated against a dark sky. This signifies the new moon as a time of new beginnings.2024 New Moon Dates:

New Moons are a great time of the month for new beginnings, seeding your next becoming….

More stars are visible on these moonless nights. Program time of day for new moon circles is flexible. New moon energy connection is also good 3 days before or after new moon date. 2024

  • Jan. 11
  • Feb. 9–Super New Moon
  • Mar. 8–Spring Equinox, Super New Moon
  • April 8–Super New Moon
  • May 7
  • June 6
  • July 5
  • Aug. 4
  • Sept. 2
  • Oct. 2
  •  Nov. 1
  • Nov. 30
  • Dec. 30

Sandra Cosentino at a ceremony. She is the program leader.

Led by Sandra Cosentino, who is from an Arizona pioneer family.  She draws on decades of experience being inspired by Nature and the mystic path of direct knowing, and sharing in friendship and respect with indigenous Peoples.  Since 1991, she has led mystic vision retreats, ceremonies, insight circles, and Hopi and Navajo cultural experiences.  

She is founder/director (1999) of Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects non-profit.


The Milky Way galaxy is visible here from February – November. In our dark skies, you will notice the “haze” of this vast band of light that will stretch from the northeast sky to the south. The core of our Galaxy is visible from March to October here. –June – August are generally the best viewing time because it will be up most of the night. –September – November the milky way will be best seen in the evening, before it sets. –February –  May, it will first become visible a few hours before sunrise.  Circles can be arranged for lunar eclipses or meteor showers. Celestial events are included in my Calendar. We can do this new or full moon and stars 2-hour inspirational program on dark sky nights when the moon is not out.  This, too, is an awesome time to stargaze and view the arch of the Milky Way overhead.


Related Programs:

Sunset Spirit Circle Earth Spirit understandings of sunset energies and human connection. Includes divining walk, insight journey to the drum and ceremony. 1.5 hours.  Includes full or new moon energies when they coincide with our sunset circle.

Sunset, Starlight Nature and Solo Vision Circle

Sunset circle in nature, watch stars come out, sky stories, nature awareness at night,  insight journeys and ancestor connection, introduction to vision quest and mini-solo circle experience under the stars experience.  3.5 hours with 3 or more. Most Sedona Retreats include a sunset, moon and stars program.


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Spirit Helper Connections, & Signs in Nature Mystic Insight Circle, morning , 3 hours +
Sunset Activation Ceremony, 1.5 hours (or option to do closing ceremony the next morning following your own dawn and/or evening vision circle time in nature)