For centuries people around the world have held the moon's cycles in sacred regard, marking its phases with ceremonies and rituals to honor the connection between mother nature and ourselves.
It plays a powerful part creating energy shifts in all our lives. The Moon radiates frequencies and these energy waves influence Earth’s tides and the water within our bodies, altering our emotions, behaviours and our consciousness.
The MOON represents our ‘inner world’, our hidden emotions, desires, our shadow-self, fears, worries and our dreams. It represents our feelings, our unconscious beliefs, the past and our yin or feminine goddess archetype. The Moon offers us the ability to feel, learn from the past and creatively unlock and express our essence.
The moon ritual is for releasing or purging the things in our lives that no longer serve us such as addictions to food, drugs, or sex, relinquishing suffering involved in hurtful relationships, discharging physical and emotional pains. Let go and embrace your shadow and heal your spirit.
The New Moon is time to set intentions, goals or begin new projects. Around this cycle offer your heartfelt desires on the New Moon, consciously focusing your mind, body and soul on what you truly want.
Some of the items you might gather for this are a notebook, candles, meditation music, essential oils, sage to cleanse negative energy and you may also want to take a detoxifying bath. See my NEW MOON NEW ME KEAYS2WELLNESS COLLECTION
Many people prefer to begin their new moon ritual with a cleansing bath of salts and herbs or flowers. It is during this time that you can mentally prepare yourself for the upcoming ceremony and finalize your list of intentions.
Sage is particularly helpful and it has long been used by Native Americans to clear a space of negative energy while inviting positive feelings. Either loose sage or a sage stick can be used. You simply light it and blow out the flame until it has a wonderful glow, then enjoy the perfumed smoke. Use this in a shell or fire-proof bowl. When you're ready cleanse your ritual area as well as yourself with the smoke.
Raising your bodies energy frequency is also important in order for you to connect to source. Essential oils have a higher frequency than a human and can help you align your chakras, increase psychic ability and well being. You can choose high frequency oils and place them on wrists, neck, heart or third eye.
Create a ceremony in a safe and sacred place where you can meditate. You should always do a protection meditation to connect to higher source, to ground yourself and then surround yourself with a beautiful white lite of protection. Write down your intentions & what you want to manifest. Choose an affirmation which is only of the highest self and right it at the top of the page and list what you dream of. Proclaim your manifestation desires to the Universe by saying or chanting them. Some like to sleep with it under their pillow or put it with their crystals. It's all about the intention!
Every month, as the new moon returns, renew your list at a repeated ritual. This is accomplished by rewriting your list out using a fresh sheet of paper. Disregard any items that no longer feed your soul and add new things which will.
Don't get in the habit of scratching out the items you no longer desire and adding the new stuff to the bottom of your old list. You don't want the energy of clutter and sloppiness messing up the path meant to deliver new stuff into your life.
The moon ritual is something that you can prepare for throughout the month. You might begin by keeping a moon phase calendar on hand to note the upcoming new moon. When the day comes, set aside 20 to 30 minutes or more to do the ritual itself.
NEW MOON AFFIRMATIONS
PROTECTION SMUDGING PRAYER
I call upon my spirit guides, angels and God of my understanding
to banish any negativity invading my sacred place. I banish any
negative energy away to the light, you have no power here for I stand
and face you with no fear. Be gone, for this I will say,
this is my sacred place and you will obey.
Below you can see some affirmations for different moon phases!