Updated: Apr 27, 2021
The New Moon is this Wednesday the 22nd. The power of the new moon can be harnessed three days prior and up to three days after the new moon occurs. This one is in the sign of Taurus, an earth sign; it is a great time to ground yourself. I am going to share with you a New Moon ritual, one for release and manifestation. This is a time for deep self reflection. This ritual asks you to meditate on where your blockages are, and asks you what you need to release to the Universe. For example, limiting beliefs when it comes to abundance and money, fear, self-doubt etc. Now, let’s get into the ritual!
What you need:
2 White Jar Candles 4 Black Taper Candles Sage/Palo Santo or Smudge Spray Ritual oil Divination Tool Of Your Choice Notebook and Pen Matches or Lighter
#1) Create a new/dark moon ritual. It is best to do at least 3 days prior but, can be done the day of if needed. If you have created the oil, be sure to charge it in the moonlight the days prior to using it. I have a previous blog post about how to do make this oil as well as a YouTube video that I will share here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AogmzyMfXkg&t=29s
#2) Begin the ritual with a Spiritual Bath. Make sure you won’t be disturbed during this ritual. Use this time to meditate and focus o your intentions of what you need to release and also what you would like to bring in with the new moon. I have a previous blog post outlining how to do a spiritual bath- be sure to check it out to get in-depth instructions on this portion.
#3) Once you are out of the bath, go to your private, sacred space. Now it is time to prepare your candles. Carve into your black candles a trait that you need to release. Now anoint them with the ritual oil that you made, focusing on the intention of releasing whatever you had carved on the candle. If you do not have the ritual oil, you can use an oil that you have on hand, or you can leave the oil out completely.
Next, poke 4 or 5 holes in the top of the white 7 day jar candle. Focus on what you would like to manifest with this new moon as you do so. Drop a couple of drops of the ritual oil on the top of the candle. You only need a couple drops! Be careful with this step!
Place the candles in two triangle formations. Two black tapers at the back and the white candle in front.
Now light all the candles, focusing on your intent for each candle.
#4) Now it is time for divination work. This step is optional. You can use any form of divination tool that calls to you. You can use tarot, a pendulum, scrying mirror, crystal ball etc. The idea here is to get into an open and relaxed mindset where you can open communication with spirit and your higher self. If divination work is not your thing, feel free to meditate or deep breathe for a couple of minutes here.
#5) One you have reached that mindset and received the messages that the universe or your higher self has for you, it is time to grab your notebook. Now you are going to script. Scripting is where you write down what you wish to manifest in the present tense as if it has already happened. The trick is (of course) to include emotion in your writing. Express gratitude for what you have and feel how you will feel once it is in your life. Once you have finished writing, put your notebook aside and just breathe for a few minutes.
#6) To finish off the ritual, sit in that feeling of awe, joy and gratitude while you stare into the candle flames for a few minutes. Continue to breathe and when you are ready and feel satisfied and confident in your intent, the ritual is over.
If you would like to check out a visual step by step for this ritual, by all means check out the YouTube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Y0S4otUUE
I hope you enjoyed this little ritual I have shared with you here. Let me know in the comments if you are going to par take in this ritual. Or if you do, let me know how it goes!!
Until next time…