The new moon is the first phase of the moon, representing the beginning of a new cycle. While the moon is not visible to us on Earth at this time, it exudes a powerful energy that acts as a cosmic doorway to new beginnings - inspiring growth and expansion. This fertile time is perfect for planting the seeds of the desires and visions we hope to bring to life.
Practicing a ritual around the new moon is a potent way to connect with our innermost selves, wishes, and the universe on a regular basis. The simple new moon meditation ritual below will help recalibrate your energy for the upcoming cycle, and bring abut an upgraded level of consciousness for manifesting the dreams you're ready to make a reality.
Step 2: List Your Wishes
Write a list of 10 things you want to manifest. Remember to focus on what you want, not what you don't want. Allow yourself to dream big here!
Step 3: Get Grounded
Once your list is complete, close your eyes and begin to breathe deeply in order to release tension, drop into your body, and ground yourself.
Step 4: Focus
Spend 10-15 minutes meditating on each item from your list of desires. Try to focus on how each one will make you feel once you've manifested it.
Step 5: Let Go
Once you've focused on each item, envision yourself letting each one go. This is how you surrender them to the universe so it can then start to work its magic to help make your dreams come true.
The most important piece of a new moon practice is that you set aside time to connect and engage with it each month. You'll be amazed by the energy and transformation that comes from mindfully hitting the reset button with each new moon! The new moon occurs every 29 1/2 days, making it easy to create a monthly intention-setting ritual. All that's required of you is an open heart, and the willingness to commit.
What other ways do you like to honor new moon cycles? Share your practices with us in the comments below!