New Moon Ritual
New moons represent the beginning of a cycle and the full moon represents a clearing or release. Here is a grounding ritual to set your intentions for the following 29 days.
The moon has eight phases. The most well known is the fifth phase or full moon. The new moon is the first phase of the moon, when it orbits as seen from the earth, the moment when the moon and the sun have the same elliptical longitude. The moon is not visible at this time except when it is seen in silhouette during a solar eclipse when it is illuminated by earthshine.
New moons represent the beginning of a cycle and the full moon represents a clearing or release.
Asking the universe for what you want is a very powerful practice. Combine asking for what you want with the clean slate of the new moon and you have a potent recipe for creating the vision you most desire. The new moon offers an energising and exciting time to recalibrate your energy for the upcoming cycle and bring a upgraded level of consciousness to the dreams you long to make a reality.
The new moon occurs every 29 1/2 days making it is easy to create a monthly intention setting ritual.
New Moon in Gemini:
Moon in Gemini manifests itself by the need for changes and spontaneity. Safety lies in thinking about your feelings and sharing them with others. You can be more talkative and speak with ease these days. You might have a better ability to keep a cool head, but beware, cold heart can discourage others. Harmony of thinking and feeling is important.
Steps for new moon Intention Setting
Manifest for openness
The prayer itself can be an intention to hold space for yourself while you write out your list. Keep it simple. Keep it honest. If you don’t have a prayer practice use this:
I AM now choosing to cleanse myself and release any
and all thought forms, beings, situations, and energies that are
no longer of service to my highest and greatest good…
across all planes of my existence, across all
Universes, and across all lifetimes.
I ask that all energies that are less than love be
transmuted for the highest good of all.
And so it is.
Create a sacred place
This can be an altar, desk, or corner in your home. Create a little area that is beautiful and reserved for your spiritual practices. I have a little table with crystals, essential oils, candles, incense and sage.
Clear the space
Clearing the energy of your sacred space sets the tone for your practice and helps you align with the present moment. I normally burn sage or palo Santo. While you do it set your intention for clearing your space.
Dear Universe, may I have your support to clear this space so that my truest intentions can flow clearly from my heart onto the page.
New Moon breath work
help you release any tension in your body so that you can write down your new moon intentions from a heart centered space.
Begin by taking a long exhale out of your mouth. Place one hand on your belly and one on your heart. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Make your inhales and exhales long and smooth. Breathe in this fashion for several minutes, until you become very clear and grounded. Finish the practice by placing both hands on your heart and sending gratitude to your body.
Write your list
Take out a sheet of paper and write the date and the following: This, or something better, now manifests for the highest good of all concerned.
Next write a list of what you want to manifest. Remember, 10 items tops! Be sure to write your statements in positive and affirming language, “I am” and not “I need” or “I want.” Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. This sounds basic but in the beginning it can be a little challenging, especially if you are accustomed to spending lots of energy thinking about what you don’t want.
Allow yourself to dream really really big here. If that little voice of judgement creeps in, acknowledge it and get back to your list. This can be part of the manifesting process, especially when you’re asking for something huge. Go for it.
New Moon Meditation
When your list is complete spend 10-15 minutes meditating on it. Go through each item one at a time and focus on how it feels in your body and how it will feel once you have manifested it. Once you have gone through your list let your attachment to your intentions go and settle into the curiosity of how the universe is conspiring to make your dreams come true. It’s a wonderful practice at the end of your meditation to say to the universe that you are freeing yourself from clinging to your wishes and that you are grateful and excited for what is to come.
Close the Ritual
Once your meditation is over, say a simple prayer to close the ritual. Put your new moon intention list away until next month where you can go over it to see what has manifested. When an item on your lists becomes real thank the universe. If there are things that are no closer to coming into this dimension, I would consider revising them. Also make note of what intentions you are inching closer towards. During next month’s ritual you can go through this inventory of your previous list so you will have more clarity moving forward.