New Moon Phase
The NEW MOON represents the beginning of our 29 day lunar month.
During a New Moon, the moon is roughly sitting between the Earth & the Sun, hence the Sun is shining on the ‘dark side of the moon’, the side of the moon we never see. As a result, we cannot see the moon as the side that faces the Earth is not illuminated.
Both the Moon & Sun are in the same Zodiac sign during a New Moon… giving an exponential boost or concentration of the energy.
The New Moon is a great time to set your intentions, write down goals or begin new projects for the forthcoming cycle. In the darkness, the fertile ground, you plant the seeds of your heartfelt desires on the New Moon, consciously focusing your Mind/Body/Spirit on the ‘feeling’ of your desires.
Consider sitting in ceremony or personal meditation and writing down your intentions & inner-most heartfelt Manifestation Desires for the new lunar cycle. Sign your Manifestation Desires with the affirmation ‘And it is So’. Proclaim your manifestation desires to the Universe by saying or chanting them aloud. After your ceremony, place your handwritten manifestations desires on your personal crystal alter or bedside table or even under your pillow
The new moon is symbolic of the second chance we are given over and over again. If everything went wrong by the time of the full moon and we made every mistake we could have possibly made, the new moon gifts us with a clean slate. This is why the new moon is the perfect time to meditate, journal, organize, and plan our next move. The new moon's purifying energy is there to aid us in our reflection.
On a new moon, it's always a good idea to write down your intentions for the upcoming month and ask the universe for assistance in realizing them.
What you’ll need:
Sage leaves or a sage smudge stick
1 White candle
Pen and paper
Any herbs or essential oils that you love (optional)
Light the sage, allow the smoke to wash over your body. Cleanse your space. Once the smoke has filled every corner of your home or room, open a window to allow the negative energy to escape.
Draw yourself a hot bath and pour the sea salt, herbs, and a few drops of the essential oils into the water. Take time to relax.
Perhap: imagining a white light surrounding you, removing all the toxic thoughts, feelings, and attitudes from your body.
Once you are finished, think that as the water disappears down the drain, your negative energy goes with it.
Sit at your table, light the candle, and write down your intentions in a positive manner, as though they've already been manifested.
For example, you would write, "I am a beautiful, hard working painter" instead of "I won't be impatient while I'm painting." The wording here is very important; any negative words like "can't", "won't", or "not" will obscure your true intentions.
Take time to meditate on your intentions then let the candle burn all the way through or until you think your message have been received. (Do not leave candle unattended).
Tape the paper to your mirror or keep it on your bedside table so you'll always be reminded of them.