New Moon Rituals have been a sacred part of humanity for thousands of years. It is a time when the masculine (yang) energy of the Sun aligns with the feminine (yin) energy of the Moon for a time of pause, focus, and powerful intention setting for the next 28 days of magical manifestation.
The Moon and Sun are perfectly aligned at this time, making it so that we cannot see the Moon. The night sky is our blank canvass. The opportunity to create is abundant. The gravitational force of Earth's two most sacred celestial bodies work together to pull our desires toward us, as we work with the energy of the Universe.
Each month the New Moon is in a different sign, encouraging us to work with particular elements to bring forth our manifestations. Harness the energy of Libra on this moon, direct on October 6, 2021 at 10:05 am PT.
Follow our monthly New Moon Ritual Guide below.
Libra Zodiac Aspects: Balancing, Charming, Persuasive, Frank, Intelligent.
To honor this New Moon in Libra we recommend working with the following stones during your ritual and in the following days of this lunation cycle:
- Chrysoprase: A stone of grace and compassion, Chrysoprase facilitates deep meditation and relaxation, encourages acceptance of ourselves and of others.
- Citrine: A Solar Plexus stone, a stone of willpower and reminds us of own self-worth and abilities, ideal for artists of all kinds, it strengthens the sparks of creativity and imagination, transforms dreams and wishes into tangible forms.
- Fluorite: A highly protective and stabilizing stone, grouns and harmonizes spiritual energy, increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, develops connection to Spirit.
- Lepidolite: Known for encouraging a sense of calm and tranquility in times of tension and chaos. A natural stone to release stress, soothe the mind, and relieve feelings of depression, as it contains Lithium.
- Rainbow Moonstone: Psychic protection, especially while asleep and most vulnerable, deflects negativity, promotes peaceful sleep. In alignment with Nature and extra-worldly consciousness.
- Rose Quartz: A crystal of unconditional love, carries a soft, gentle energy of compassion and peace, a healing crystal of tenderness, nourishment, and comfort.
A NEW MOON RITUAL by SAGE CRYSTALS
Wash the surfaces of the home or space with water, a few drops of fresh lemon juice, and a few drops of a favorite essential oil. Wash shelves, tables, counters, floor board edges, windowsills, and floors to establish a clean slate to allow the manifestation to come in.
Cleanse the physical body in a ritualistic bath. Add salts, oils, flower petals, or herbs to a tub of warm water. We can follow our own intuition to create a perfect bathing cocktail, as our body knows what it needs. A bath also helps calm the nervous system and mind, which is useful for us as we focus, ground, and meditate during the ritual.
Using Sage or our favorite smudge, clear the home, space, and body by lighting the smudge and using the smoke to clear. Clear all doorways and windows, particularly the door used for entry and exit from the home. This allows for manifestations to easily come through these passageways and into our lives.
Set a sacred space for the ceremony with crystals, a notebook, a pen, a candle, and anything else we feel inclined to include.
Take a deep breath and close the eyes. Choose a mantra for the next 28 days to help facilitate this period of manifestation.
Some suggestions for mantras are:
"I find ease in every situation. When I fall into struggle, I pause, find my breath, and allow ease to enter."
"I am present at every moment. When I fall to the anxiety of the past and the control of the future, I gently return to the present."
"I have faith in this moment. When I fall into distrust, self-deprecation, and doubt, I choose to trust that the abundance of the universe is always providing for me. I gently guide my heart back to faith."
Light the candles to begin the ceremony. State the mantra aloud as the candle is being lit. Repeat the mantra three times in total.
As we focus on the flame of the candle, we bring one bright manifestation to our minds. This will be our focus for the next 28 days.
Begin a gentle meditation. We can choose a guided meditation if wanted, or we can follow a simple Chakra balance by breathing color into each Chakra until it feels open and healed, before moving onto the next. We can practice non-attachment, allowing thoughts come to the mind and gently pass through. Again, we intuitively know what is best for each of us. The point here is to find our center and connection to the divine.
As we come back to the room and out of meditation, we write the single manifestation down on a piece of paper. Fold the paper neatly and intuitively bless it. We might add drops of essential oils, cast a prayer, or offer a kiss.
Hold the paper with both hands to the Heart. Call all the forces of the Universe and the New Moon to pull this manifestation in. Hold the paper to the Third Eye. Call on ancestors, angels, and spirits to carry this manifestation into our lives.
Place the paper underneath the candle and set it in a sacred space. Allow the candle to burn out completely after the ritual is complete. (Do not leave the candle unattended while it is burning.)
We may choose to place the candle in a large bowl of water to prevent any accidents and if so, we can place the paper beneath the bowl. If we need to extinguish the candle at any time, do not blow it out. Instead, use a smudge or snuffer to put out the flame. Restate the mantra and remember the intention for the ritual each time the candle is relit.
9. GIVE THANKS
Give thanks to the Earth, the Moon, the Sun, the Universe, and any guides, angels, and ancestors that appeared during the ceremony.
Draw the hands overhead and down the body in prayer to the Heart Center for a final moment of focus and thanks. Gently push the energy forward with the palms facing away to humbly allow the Universe to receive this gratitude. Carefully step back from the sacred space to ground back to the earthly realm.
Return on the next New Moon to track progress of the intention and the call of the manifestation.
Attend to the Full Moon in two weeks' time with our Full Moon ritual guide.