The new moon is a powerful time to reflect on what you desire and it is the most optimal time to set new intentions/plant new seeds in your life. It marks the start of a new cycle and new beginnings. At this time the moon is receptive as it is completely empty ready to start new again, which (if utilized) is a reflection of our own life. As the moon grows, your intentions and set goals do as well.
I know full moon ceremonies get a lot of attention, but the new moon is just as important of a time to preform rituals as well. It connects that perfect balance in your life. With the help of the new moon energy, the intentions we set will be significantly more powerful at this time.
Tapping into the influence of the moon during this period is a great time for renewal, re-birthing, cleansing and starting new beginnings. Utilize this special time and let your manifestations grow with the moon.
Cleanse Your Space
Firstly, you should cleanse your sacred space in which you are going to set your intentions. This can be done by smudging the area with sage, and/or by burning incense. Burning both of these help clear out any negative energy that may be lingering in your space. (the best smelling incense!)
Cleanse Your Body
It is important to cleanse your body at the time of the new moon (both inside and out). The goal is to rid of anything negative at this time so we can start fresh.
- Take some deep, cleansing and mindful breaths to rid of any stale air left at the bottom of your lungs.
- Drink detoxing teas at this time in preparation for new opportunities.
- Take a detoxing bath with Epsom salts and/or Himalayan salts to detox your body. Add the appropriate essential oils as necessary (more on this below).
- Doing a light detoxing diet on the day of the new moon is the most optimal time to rid of any toxins that may be holding you back in any way. Try eating wholesome unprocessed plant based foods, fully raw plant based foods, or even try doing a juice cleanse.
- Listen to your body, and the healing that it needs.
Cleanse Your Mind
Clear your mind and soul through meditation. A short meditation at the time of the new moon will get the new cycle started on a clear powerful note. If you feel comfortable, say aloud 3 ohm’s to really center your space.
Set Your Intentions
After your space, body and mind are cleansed, it’s time to set your new intentions.
- Write down new goals, objectives or purposes. What do you want to draw into your life?
- Make a gratitude list. Write a simple list of things you are grateful for.
This will awaken the appreciation you already have for your life, so you can apply them into your new beginnings. I believe it’s important to balance what you want (your new intentions) with what you already have (your gratitude list).
Say Your Intentions Out Loud
Reciting your intentions out loud will make these words even more powerful. Keep a list of your new intentions and say them aloud, or read over them a few times a day during the new moon. Just like watering a newly planted seed to help it grow, your intentions also need love and attention to grow.
Crystals For The New Moon
These crystals are so powerful to utilize and enhance the benefits you can receive during the new moon.
Moonstone: This is a beautiful crystal that can help you further to tap into the energy of the moon. Because of its connection to the moon, it can be healing when utilized during the new moon.
Clear Quartz: Useful for overall energy cleansing especially during the time of the new moon.
Aquamarine: Helps balance emotions, which may help prepare you for whatever new intentions or new beginnings you set.
Choose the crystals that are right for you- If you want to manifest love in your life, choose rose quartz. If you wish to enhance intuition, choose amethyst. If you want to cultivate confidence or success, choose citrine. And so on… Before using these crystals to help manifest your intentions, I recommend you cleanse them from any stagnant or past energy so they can really work their healing powers.
Aromatherapy And The New Moon
Essential oils are great for releasing any old +negative energy, and can help with the transition into your fresh start.
Cypress: This oil is cleansing, transitioning and grounding which is perfect for the new moon.
Ginger: Great for centering, grounding and optimism.
Cardamom: Encourages creativity and openness.
Citrus: Oils such as orange, tangerine or lemon are uplifting and help clear out negative emotions and energy whilst also uplifting your senses and promoting confidence + happiness.
Again, just like with the crystals you choose, choose the essential oils that are right for you. Utilize the oils that you manifest with most at this time. Add these oils to your diffuser, rub some on your temples, or add it to your detoxing bath (my favorite way to use them).