New Moons are a time of introspection and fresh starts. When the moon is in its new phase, it doesn’t reflect the sun’s and appears dark in the sky. That darkness signifies a time of self-reflection: analyze your needs, uncover areas for self- improvement, and refocus on achieving what it is you want. Since the moon is empty of light, it is the perfect opportunity to fill it, so to speak, with your intentions, the goals you plan to work toward over the new moon cycle. The moon connects us to our emotional needs and intuition and influences us to nurture the ideas, situations, and people we value (including our self). In the spirit of new beginnings, here are some of the best things to do on the new moon.
Sage Smudging in a Native American purification ritual where white sage is used to cleanse away negative emotions and energy from people, objects, and even places. The moon rules our emotional including our subconscious feeling. Clear away emotional baggage and old ways of thinking so that you truly have a fresh perspective for a new beginning.
The moon puts focus on the things that are truly important to us; family, home, stability, and close relationships. Spend time alone reflecting on how you are connecting with each of these areas. Are your emotional needs being met? What needs to change for a better outcome? New moons make us sensitive and intuitive. Be aware of your emotional state and the things you are spending a lot of time thinking about around the new moon. Analyze what is sparking those feelings on a deep, subconscious level. The energy of the new moon intuitively guides you towards the path to take for the best outcomes.
Commit to Making a Change
The new moon is the best time to start something new. If you commit to achieving your goal, the universe will open doors of opportunity for you. It is said that it takes 28 days to make anything a habit. A moon cycle is also 28 days (not coincidence). What new habits can you commit to starting at the new moon improve your situation?
Strengthen Your Intentions with a Candle
It is a common new moon ritual to burn a candle to strengthen the power of your intentions (the things you want to accomplish). To set your intentions you simply, light a candle and spend time visualizing, praying, or meditating about what it is you want to accomplish. Create in your mind, what success looks, smells, and feels like. This energy is projected onto the candle and while it burns it strengthens your powers of attraction.
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