Establish your goal. Replace the old with the new.
Dark Moon (Last 2-3 Days)
Relax, clear mind, wait for clear inspiration.
(Also apply to Void-Of-Course Moon and Lunar Eclipse.)
Ritual for a New Moon
When you take time to let everything go, deeply relax, and clear your mind during the Dark Moon, you make space for new inspiration to arise within you at the New Moon.
Taking time to rest or meditate before starting a new endeavor allows you to get clear about your goal, so you don’t waste energy on disappointments or regrets.
You know it’s the right goal if it makes you feel CONFIDENT, AUTHENTIC, and INSPIRED.
With clear inspiration, now it’s time to start your New Moon goal or objective.
Here are some ideas:
You can do anything you want for your moon ritual. Just make it conscious and authentic.
To start your moon ritual, you might have a simple plan or write down the order of events. This allows you to be in the present moment which is necessary to align with your goal in present reality. THIS IS HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS! Otherwise, your goal remains just a fantasy.
To remove all distractions and come into the present moment, you might take time to clean your sacred space, close your eyes, and patiently allow thoughts to pass and fade out.
Or, you might set firm boundaries and take charge of your energy. Everything is alive, even synthetic objects because everything is energy. Connect with the living essence of the universe within you and see your goal or project from a state of EMPOWERMENT.
When you’re ready, you can indicate the start of your ritual by ringing a bell, chanting a mantra, drawing a tarot card, or simply saying, “So we begin.”
MOON AND ASTROLOGY
You can celebrate your moon ritual according to the moon’s current placement in the sky. Constellation energy can be especially helpful if emotions or intuition are blocked and you aren’t sure what to do.
Moon in Aries: It’s time to celebrate YOU and your true life passion.
Moon in Taurus: Focus on true beauty. Radiate from within. Make something look nice. This is an auspicious Moon!
Moon in Gemini: Learn what you’re honestly interested in or join a fan club.
Moon in Cancer: Who is your real family and where is your real home? Who or what makes you feel emotionally secure? This is another auspicious Moon.
Moon in Leo: You finally have the courage to put yourself out there. Go for it!
Moon in Virgo: Zero in on cleaning up your work life, daily routine, or food intake.
Moon in Libra: Commit to real love or genuine connections without over-sacrificing.
Moon in Scorpio: Integrate your fears, especially fears of intimacy.
Moon in Sagittarius: It’s an excellent time for an adventure – with caution.
Moon in Capricorn: Loosen up before taking on a professional commitment. Or just loosen up.
Moon in Aquarius: Think outside the box, especially with friends and technology.
Moon in Pisces: Solitude and art projects. But don’t forget those you love.
A Symbolic Object
Look for a symbolic object to represent your New Moon goal such as a media image, song, video, book, special candle, incense, gemstone, or any object at all. A symbolic object is a tangible start to make your goal a material reality.
Best Gemstones for Moon Rituals: Citrine, Malachite, Larimar, Black Obsidian or Black Onyx, Moonstone, Amethyst
TAROT FOR MOON RITUALS
New Moon: The Fool, The Magician, Ace of Wands, Tarot Suit of Wands
Waxing Moon: The Chariot, Ace of Swords, Tarot Suit of Swords
Full Moon: The Tower, The Star, 9 of Cups, 10 of Cups, Tarot Suit of Cups
Waning Moon: The World, Queen of Pentacles, King of Pentacles, Tarot Suit of Pentacles
Dark Moon, VOC Moon, Lunar Eclipse: The High Priestess, The Hermit, The Moon
New Moon: Air Element (Intellect, Strategizing)
Waxing Moon: Fire Element (Inspired Action)
Full Moon: Water Element (Emotions and Intuition)
Waning Moon: Earth Element (Grounding and Establishing)
A New Moon is connected with the Air Element or the intellect and logical intelligence. The Air Element is also associated with zodiac signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius as well as the Tarot Suit of Wands.
Objects that symbolize the Air Element and Knowledge:
Essential Oil Diffuser
The Air Element is conducive for planning and strategizing. You might take time this week to get clear on a plan to bring your goal to fruition at the Full Moon before jumping in.
A strategic plan which covers all the angles ensures the greatest probability for success.
Write It Down
Write down or design a note with your New Moon goal or objective and place it where you can see it every day, such as your computer desktop, refrigerator door, or bathroom mirror. Writing it down sets your goal in motion.
Brainstorm ideas related to your new goal or project. Write down anything that comes to mind, no matter how wild! Then, notice which ideas excite you the most and cross off the rest.
Take your favorite ideas and organize them into common groups, then place groups in order. For example:
Ideas Group 1: Research and Learn
Ideas Group 2: Gather Supplies
Ideas Group 3: Build Project
Fill in any missing elements to form a complete action plan. Make sure each step of your action plan EXCITES you!
Look for a mentor who has achieved your intended goal in some way and utilize their shared expertise to keep you motivated and keep your fire burning.
Every morning, light your candle, listen to the song, learn from your mentor, or hold your special gemstone in your left palm… as you take time to visualize your new product or experience. Commit to this ritual every day until the Full Moon.
Closing your ritual finalizes your energy work for a specific objective so you can move on to something else without crossing your wires. Closing your ritual is like hitting the “Publish” button after writing a blog post. You might tap a special singing bowl, make a complete circle with a crystal wand, namaste bow to the universe, or simply say, “So mote it be.” Or, “Inshallah.”
After you get inspired for action and have an action plan, now you’re ready for next week’s First Quarter Waxing Moon: Take Action!