New moon ritual
Thursday April 7 is a super new moon in the sign of Aries. The Aries influence challenges us to act upon the choices that we have been afraid to make for far too long. New moon magic offers an opportunity to start anew and refresh your dreams and/or set new intentions. You can add to the by creating a simple ritual to charge your intentions with power. Here's a simplistic way of creating a New Moon ritual for yourself. I encourage you to gather friends and family for a group ceremony.
COLLECT - items to represent the intention you are empowering. I will write down that which I am longing to experience and birth into form by the next full moon on April 22.
CLEAR - your energy to get centered. You could take a salt bath and/or smudge yourself.
GROUND - connect with the directions south, west, north, east and place within/center and their corresponding elements of earth, water, air, fire and ether.
CALL IN HELPING SPIRITS/OPEN SACRED SPACE - I open my altar with song, rattle and bells and I say some prayers. This step can be a s simple as lighting a candle.
SET YOUR INTENTION - share your vision with the new moon in your heart or audibly. I leave my written story at the center of my altar and let it sit there until the cycle is complete with the full moon.
DO ONE SYMBOLIC ACT - light some incense and let the smoke carry your prayers to Source. Sing, dance, drum or rattle. Be creative with this step. Remember to celebrate as if you are already experiencing the manifestation of your intentions.
What one thing can you do on the new moon to refresh your dreams and/or set new intentions?