A New Moon Ritual: New Beginnings

Our ancestors survived by following nature’s cyclic rhythms and seasons. In the modern age, a lot of us have fallen out of sync with nature, often working against its energies rather than flowing with them. By harmonizing our life routines with nature’s cycles means that we can manifest our intentions more quickly and easily. When we’re not striving against nature, we have more energy to focus on accomplishing our goals as co-creators with the universe.

Moon energies not only determine the ocean’s tides, our ancestors knew that the moon affected all of Earth’s energy streams, including the human one. By watching and understanding the moon’s patterns, we can know how the moon is currently affecting our life experiences.

New Moon Rituals

A new moon is a time of the month when the moon aligns with the sun. The moon appears dark from our perspective on Earth because the moon is positioned directly between the sun and the Earth. The darkness and other physical and gravitational forces create a fertile ground for germinating new seeds in the Earth.

This is why new moon energy is strongly associated with fresh starts and new beginnings. This might include planting seeds for a new crop, making plans for a new future, starting a new business venture, a new relationship, a work of art or anything your soul can imagine.

A new moon signifies an opportune time to transform a vague, abstract idea, hope or dream into solid physical form. This is how our physical world works and it’s how human existence works as well. We are each continuously creating new forms of physical reality. Moon rituals can help us create a consciously deliberate life rather than an unintentional or unwanted reality.

How To Create A New Moon Ritual

New Moon Rituals

Step 1: Decide your intention.
There are endless possibilities for using a new moon to begin manifesting a certain intention. The first step is to figure out which desire you’d like to focus on. This desire might be a high priority need in your life, such as finding a place to live or establishing a new career. Or it might be a way to answer a spontaneous and mysterious soul calling within, like deciding to enjoy life and work less. Following your natural instincts can help you make this decision. You can also do a tarot reading for direction.

Step 2: Find symbols to represent your intention.
The universe communicates best with symbols. One way to do this is to imagine a picture symbol in your mind’s eye. For example, if you’d like to earn more money, you can picture a gold coin from your third eye. Then release it to the universe trusting that seed of intention to return to you through some kind of new life circumstance. You can also create an intention altar. Placing a gold coin on your altar can have the same effect as the symbol in your mind’s eye.

Step 3: Nurture your intention.
In order for a seed to grow, it needs care and attention. What does your intention need in order to expand? Think in terms of two weeks to keep this manageable and not feel overwhelmed. If you’d like a new job with a higher income, you can start brain mapping some ideas. Or you can put your job resume out there for new companies to consider. If that feels overwhelming, you can place your ideas or your resume on your moon altar with the intent to move forward on this path toward your symbolic gold coin. Then look for opportunities to take action.

Step 4: Stay open and alert to how your intention might take shape or form.
Our ideas and plans rarely play out exactly the way we might assume in the beginning. This is because all manifestations are entirely original. This new occurrence has never happened before in its unique aspects throughout history and it will never happen again in the same manner. Although we internally sense the general form that will take shape, as co-creators, we want to stay flexible in the way that might occur. Otherwise, we can potentially block it from occurring.

And there you have your new moon ritual. By doing this at the time of a new moon or within a day or two before or after it, natural forces will begin to make your dream a reality. Throughout the coming month, there will be other moon times and energies you can use to nurture this idea or dream concept into full and continuing growth.


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