The new moon is a magical time to spark new beginnings. It is the start of the new lunar cycle and occurs approximately every 29 days. When there is a new moon, the earth, moon, and the sun are positioned in a line, making it the perfect time for cleansing, manifesting and planting new seeds.
There is power in putting conscious energy to your desires.
During the new moon, it is important to connect with the visions you have for your life, set your intentions and create a ritual that has meaning for you.
New moon rituals can recharge and re-calibrate your energy by “charging” your intentions with moon power.
Below, are some simple but potent rituals for you to recharge your goals, set intention to new ones, and prepare for new beginnings this new moon.
1. CREATE A SACRED SPACE
Everyone should have a sanctuary in their home, and when you are utilizing the potent energy from the new moon, it is crucial that you prepare a sacred space to perform your ritual.
Whether you want to make an altar in a special corner in your home, your kitchen table, your room or even your nightstand; make sure to create a space that looks calming and where you have symbolic talismans and personal or religious artifacts to bless and clear the space of any stagnant negative energy.
Choose a “place” that will remain undisturbed in your home, where you can go to recharge, reflect and manifest. Creating an altar in your home symbolically acts as a portal to another dimension, a place where time and space have no meaning.
Once you set aside time to care for yourself, love yourself and bring consciousness to your desires in a sacred space, the world seems to slow down just a bit, and magic often manifests itself in a variety of subtle and not so subtle ways.
2. CLEAR YOUR SPACE
When you are entering into a new moon phase it is important to cleanse your space, and cleanse the energy, vibrations and frequencies around you.
In most ancient cultures, there is a variety of sages that people have used for thousands of years to “smudge” or clear their space. My favorite sage is white sage. In my opinion it has one of the most powerfully calming aromas of anything on this planet, second only to the most sacred smudging materials, palo santo.
Palo Santo is the most powerful plant that can be used for smudging, and it has the most spectacular smell. Whenever you need to feel grounded and clear, burning palo santo is the first thing you should do as you sit down and meditate in your sacred space. If you don’t have sage handy you can also sprinkle the edge of your room with rock salt.
Be sure to say a small prayer before you clear the space.
3. CLEAR YOUR MIND
During the new moon, it is especially important to clear your space and your mind.
Meditation is an important tool to use throughout the manifesting process. This is an effective way to quiet your mind and your emotions, as well as settle your body into the “silence” within. By doing so you become connected to the source energy and the power and clarity you need from it.
Set your mental intention on what or whom you wish to release and meditate for a minimum of 5 minutes until your mind and soul feels clear from what you are consciously releasing.
Use your breath as a tool to help calm and center you as you do your meditation.
Once you can quiet your mind, you will notice a new world of tranquility and opportunity. During this energetic shift of the new moon, you are able to harness the magic of the feminine star.
4. SET AN INTENTION
During the new moon, magic is in the air. It is palpable. It is a time where things are easily manifested, whether positive or negative.
So why not use this energetic boost from the universe when the magic is measurable to manifest what you want most in life?
Use this time in the lunar cycle to promote your dreams, your desires, and especially your magic to manifest them into creation.
Write down a list of your dreams and your deepest desires and be as specific as possible.
Once you are finished with your list, light a candle and read your wishes aloud as if you are saying a prayer or reading a love letter. Use as much feeling and emotion as if you are wishing each word true.
You could also incorporate a statement like the one below;
“I have cleared space and request and accept ________ into my life now for my highest good and for the highest good of all concerned. I am committed to following this with actions that reflect my wishes. Keep me connected to the frequency of love and light.”
5. Red String Ritual
In this new moon phase, it is important to protect yourself from energies and dark spirits that may try to thwart any progress or success that you may be having.
In many cultures, tying a red string, or thread, around your wrist symbolizes protection from dark spirits, black magic, and negative energy from others.
It may seem silly to some of you, but adhering to some of these ancient wisdoms and mysticisms to protect your energy and your spirit can have some tangible effects.
When you are entering a new moon phase, there are many cosmic energies that can get caught in the crossfires. It is important to protect yourself, in anyway that you can. Whether it is by smudging your space, or by using a red string, all it can do is help.
If you are putting any of these rituals into practice this new moon, comment below and let me know how you’re feeling before and after. I promise it will be one of the most refreshing and cleansing rituals you have practiced.
Always with love and light,