may the power of mama new moon,
bring more brightness to the bed of stars
as the stars light up the sky
and light up your shell
radiating their light onto your essence
we are all influenced by mama moon’s powerful energy
as she’s takes over the sky in her
in her many dresses
from crescent to hidden
or basking in her full glory.
standing as the light in the dark
or fading into the darkness
to open opportunity for us to
release the darkness within…
and just like mama moon…
we cycle through new seasons
with a new daily appearance
making our way back
to begin a new…
just as she pulls the ocean’s tides
she pulls in our shells, (made 70% of water)
and in some cosmic way we’re swayed by her moods.
just as she may brighten or dim the sight of the stars
our shells, which are made of stardust,
may brighten (or dim a bit) too.
so, as the world becomes more awake
and people begin to tune in to their own soul
during the peak of the new moon
may we become intentional
with breathing in new beginnings
and breathing out rusty energy
to breathe in what we desire
and release any dark matter.
this is an opportune time to
purge the shit that has been preventing you from welcoming in our inner desires
to purge the shit holding you back
that make you believe in the untruth that you can’t…
when in reality…
if you desire it
if you conceive it
mama new moon reminds you
you deserve to achieve it
this is a time to bring to mind
all the good things you’ve been manifesting
into your life
intentionally or unintentionally
this allows more of the good things to come
while gifting you more
and crystal quartz clear clarity
the is new beginning
an opportune time to allow yourself
to start fresh
new moon ceremonies
whether celebrated alone (as often intended for the new moon, as we go inward)
or in great company (which is possible, too… just give everyone their space simultaneously)
give us permission
to recognize the bs
and wake up the next day
if you’re in a new moon group circle… keep in mind, you’re in a safe, conscious, non-judgemental, high vibe space in which everyone has there own challenges -- as everyone is (most likely) human. if you’re leading it, make sure to make others feel comfortable about opening up and emphasise that this is a safe space
so, here’s how i prefer to dance with the new moon
feel free to tweak the practice a wee bit depending on the type of moon, if you desire
i.e. ‘leo new moon’ ‘taurus new moon’ ‘virgo new moon’…
you will need:
at least two candles to set the vibe
essential oils you feel drawn to on this night
real rock salt (himalayan, celtic, sea or epsom salt)
paper or journal
your cleansing wand (sage, palo santo, mugwort, etc)
flowers, leaves, or plants (optional)
meditation pillow or something for comfort (optional)
begin by placing your candles, flowers, crystals + pillows where ever you feel they should be placed to feel and enhance the energy of the space
light your candles
cleanse your sacred area by lighting your wand and waving it around the room for the smoke to touch almost all of the air space
sit on your pillow or comfortable space. feel free to sit as ‘yogi’ or ‘lax’ as you’d like — i’ve learned the universe cares less than we think, it’s more so humans that care for socially proper seats. but a long spine is always good to protect your back.
begin in silence as you close your eyes and draw your awareness to mama new moon, transitioning this awareness slowly to your surroundings of the room and finally inward. may take 2-6 minutes.
break the silence by opening the ceremony with a prayer… for example:
dear mother moon,
thank you for this phase
and a new start
as i free myself from the past
heal the wounds i’ve battled
and cleanse all energies that no longer serve me
my spirit is renewed
and i celebrate the new beginnings
from this new day
in this new cycle of my life
i call upon you to transform my
negative thoughts + beingness
to something and someone reborn
and reconnect more deeply
with my inner light
if you have a window, look toward her and bask in her glory — even though she’s not in sight
if you’re inside, look up towards the sky feeling her powerful energy.
say something you’re grateful about this moment to mama moon as you rub the essential oil you’re vibing with most on your wrist, collar bones, neck, and dot a bit on your third eye. lavender is my go-to gal for new + full moon. purpose: for the rest of the night (and perhaps the next morning if it lingers) you are reminded of this gratitude, which will keep your vibrations lifted.
when you’re smelling good, time to grab a paper or journal and begin to script your new beginning and what you’re calling in or this next moon phase— along with every energy you intend to release inside of you.
whether your alone or in a group, this new beginning is something to keep sacred to yourself… just between you, your guidance team, and the new moon… as this is the time to turn inward.
after you write everything down, feel free to read it once if you feel called to. now it is time to close the journal or fold the page and put it away… to reflect upon during the another moon ritual where you may welcome it or let it go.
if you have a bath, hope into a bath and allow yourself this time to relax. place epsom salt, flowers, and oils in the bath to soak in as you are cleansing away old energy. after the bath, feel free to watch part (or all) of that energy drain way down the drain…
now it is time to let this go and allow the new beautiful things to manifest in to your life in magical and miraculous ways! just trust the process… it may or may not happen this moon, depending on the ask, but just know… it will! if it doesn’t happen between this new moon + next, feel free to remind mama new moon every phase till it comes into fruition.