A new moon ritual is one of my favourite ways to set new intentions for the month and manifest magic with the universe.
Personal Connection With The Moon
The moon has been known to affect not only our planet but also us, especially women. We are made up of predominantly water, so it's no surprise that we are affected by the gravitational pull of the moon. Before technology, the new moon was the time when women have their monthly bleed. They would focus their energy inwards as it was a time of reflection and rest. It was also the time when women were considered most in touch with the spirit realm and their intuition.
Today our fast-paced world caters to the energy of men; women are expected to keep the same tempo all month long. Our bodies simply don't; they follow a cycle just as the moon does.
What Do You Do In A New Moon Ritual?
Under a new moon, it is a natural time to rest, reflect, and plan; it is not a time of action. I love practicing self-care under the new moon. Rest, reflection, planning, following your intuition, inspired action, releasing, and returning to a state of rest once again.
The moon is our constant reminder to stay in touch with ourselves. Remember to step out of this busy world to reflect and listen to your body.
"Constant action is not productive or healthy."
As women, one of our unique powers lies within connecting with our intuition, putting feeling and emotion into our intentions, and then taking inspired action towards it.
In my opinion, women are very powerful, and the moon is your reminder of that. You are connected to the moon, and I invite you to flow with her feminine energy to keep your soul and body balanced.
This is the new moon ritual I continuously do and go back to.
Prepare A Sacred Space
When I begin my new moon ritual, I start by creating a scared space, and this is usually my alter. I ensure it is clean and inviting by dusting it and clearing all the lingering energy with white sage.
I then gather all the things I will be using for the ritual, which is my journal, sage, and crystals.
Take A Ritual Bath
Water symbolically washes away the old. I love to run baths when I can and add Himalayan salt or Epson salt. I put two cups in my bathwater. Epson salt pulls out the impurities from your body and helps clear your energetic field.
If I don't have time or don't have access to a bath, I take a long warm shower and fill up a big bottle with two cups of salt with warm water and slowly pour this on my body throughout the shower.