It’s one of my favorite times of the lunar cycle: the New moon. Not merely is it the New Moon today, but it’s the New Moon in Capricorn- my own astrological sign .
This is an exciting time for the Sea Goat: the Universe is shining on us! This spotlight on the hardworking Capricorn is a relief- especially during a winter slump. It seems the year has been running pretty slow, hasn’t it? Many of us started out 2018 with high hopes, merely to find we’re exactly the same as we were in 2017.
Good news! The New Moon represents the start of a new lunar cycle and symbolizes new beginnings. Just think, if the moon is responsible for moving oceans, the ocean tides, and the growth of plants, imagine the effect it can have on us humans! The powerful energy of the moon gives us an opportunity to start new, set intentions, and focus on our hopes and desires.
The New Moon is a time to shed limited faith, past habits, and let-downs to make way for what we’re genuinely set out to do. Observing our purpose is one of life’s greatest challenges, but the New moon assists with defining our purposes, helps us hear what our is heart telling us, and fosters us to tap into the people “weve been” meant to be.
Tapping into the energy of the powerful New Moon can help support your hopes and dreams, speed up the manifestation process, and give you a point of reference to see what you need to work on for the next New Moon! During the working day of the New moon, I like to spend time in nature, meditate, and genuinely tap into what my heart is telling me.
Clearing out any dense, limiting beliefs is a huge topic for this New Moon. As a Capricorn, I would like to step into the structured, stable Sea Goat and less of the go-with-the-flow, dreamer Sagittarius( I’m on the cusp) that I have embodied for so long. Believing that I didn’t “fit” in certain surroundings or with certain people has held me back from possibilities, but as a new person each and every day, I am trying to bash that faith and open up to unlimited possibilities.
A New moon ritual is the perfect style to celebrate this powerful lunar cycle, clear your energy, and set a clear intention for the upcoming month. I believe in the power of writing down thoughts, dreamings, and goals, so I recommend getting a special notebook for spiritual journaling- even if it’s just a few thoughts every day. You’ll be amazed at the progress you’ve attained once you look back at your days, months, and year!
To get started, you’ll require :
First, make sure you’re grounded. I typically clear my “sacred space” prior to any meditation or ritual; I make sure the room is zen and void of any distractions, I am comfortable, and have everything I need in order: sage, crystals, pen and paper.
Next, cleanse your space . Light your white sage wand just enough for the end to burn, and slowly wave the smoking throughout your room, over your body, and around your crystals. This will assist absorb any negativity and old energy clinging to your aura.
I like to light incense or candles during my rituals, too. As you sit and exhales, focus inward; focus on your heart. After 5-10 minutes of meditation, listen to what your subconscious is telling you.
Now, write off three aims for the upcoming month. Think about what you want to let go, what your short term goals are, and what you would like the next month would look like. There’s no wrong answer! Listen to what your heart is telling you, and let it guide your intention.
After writing down your purposes , be sure to keep them in a safe place where you can go back and reflect on them each day. I also like to set out my crystals to assimilate the energy of the moon.
Keep your crystal close with you throughout the month. I recommend utilizing small stones you can keep in your pocket or a bangle to wear as a reminder.
This month, I wrote down my intentions in three places- my wall calendar, my day planner, and in my periodical. There’s no way I can forget if I continually see it! Of course, as a disciple in the benefit of writing things down, I can’t help but be a little superstitious when sharpening in on this power ( when we envision it, we create it !).
Remember, each and every day you are new. This New Moon symbols the hope for tomorrow, the beauty of yesterday, and the composure in the present moment. No matter where in the world you are on this New moon in Capricorn, be sure to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and appreciate the beautiful world around us.
When you view the world as a magical place, magical things will happen. We simply need to open our eyes and believe .