While the Sun governs our Soul, the Moon rules our feelings. The Moon deeply affects our emotions and heart.
During the New Moon phase, the moon is fully dark, with no illumination from the sun. It symbolizes a quiet time -- a time before anything begins. The New moon, since it is the start of a new lunar cycle, represents a new beginning.
A perfect time to set new goals and intentions for the cycle to come. Prepare for the first phase of the moon cycle by focusing more on your wishes. That could just mean sitting down in a quiet space writing out or verbalizing your goals during the night of the new moon. This moon phase is good for planning, dreaming and scheming, basically, less action more intention setting. It paves the way for us to listen to our intuition, connect with our hearts and align with our spirits.
New moon rituals have the power to recharge and calibrate your energy. Begin by keeping a track on the moon cycle and note the upcoming new moon.
(you can install an app, get a lunar calendar or check online) When the day comes, schedule a 20 to 30 minute (or more this is totally up to you) ritual. It is important to tailor your ritual according to your intentions. Gather the items you will need for the actual ritual like notebooks/paper, pen, candles, crystals, sage, incense, and music.
New Moon bath salts
Flowers (Jasmine or Rose)
Remember that before any ritual it is important to get rid of any unwanted energy. Cleanse with the intention to create room for new love. Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. You can use herbs in smudging, burn and sage. Or you can your sage spray or clearing mists.
3. The Ritual
For an intimate vibe, performing a bath ritual is great. Run a warm bath with the New Moon bath crystals, with rose petals, and surround it with 4 candles that will represent the 4 compass points -- North, East, West, and South. On 4 pieces of paper, write down the qualities that your heart desires in a partner (be elaborate
and focus on what you really want). Immerse yourself in the tub, relax and soak up the energy for 10 minutes. Close your eyes and visualize all the qualities you desire in a partner that you wrote down. Do this bath for 7 consecutive nights.
Adorn your altar with love attracting pieces -- rose quartz rose and jasmine flowers, etc. The Universe loves specificity and hand-written requests. On your journal or a piece of paper, write down a list of things you want in your new romantic partner. Be specific about the way you want them to make you feel, attributes they should have, even their name (you can also draw or visualize a desired partner). Light a red candle, place rose quartz crystals, and your journal or the piece of paper on the altar and verbalize what you have written. Make sure to say it with confidence and it should come from the heart.
A green candle
A labradorite crystal
A clear quartz point
Cleanse yourself, your tools, and your sacred space before you start the ritual like how you regularly would; use sage herbs, sage mist, or incense. While you do this, condition your thoughts on your desires and clear the energy around you that would stop those desires from being becoming a reality.
3. The Ritual
Begin by lighting the green candle, then place your crystal point the quartz crystal towards you so that the energy you will harness will flow directly to you. Time to set your intentions, on a piece of paper and write down a list of things you want for your job, business, academics, and life. Remember to always be specific. Burn the candles at least once a day moving forward until the new moon to complete the cycle.
A white candle for newness and purity
Amethyst to connect with your intuition
A piece of paper
With smudging and cleansing, you already started the ritual to have a healthy lifestyle. Get your smudge kit out and start clearing bad energy on you. Start from your toe up to your head and then include your aura space. Proceed to smudge your sacred space, your room, the equipment and tools you will use for your exercise and the ritual.
Charge your candle with your energy with an oil of your choice. Concentrate and start writing the healthy habits you want to improve and maintain. Always be specific when it comes to this. After writing, place the journal or piece of paper under the candle and state your intentions out loud. When you feel like your ready, burn the piece of paper on the candle. Sweep the ashes of the paper and bury it outdoors under the new moon.
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