The new moon represents the start of the 29-day moon cycle. It is a time when the moon is at its darkest. From here, the moon gradually waxes toward fullness over the following two weeks. The new moon symbolizes new beginnings, rebirth, introspection, and cosmic resets. Each new moon is an invitation to pause, reflect, and refocus your personal frequencies with your goals and desires. It is an excellent time to set clear intentions for the lunar month ahead.
The introspective qualities of the new moon offer us a wonderful opportunity to deeply connect with ourselves and set aligned intentions. To begin your new moon ritual, prepare your space in a way that feels sacred to you. Consider sitting in a meditative and relaxing space with lit candles, healing crystals, fresh flowers and herbs, and burning incense. You may also set up an altar with sacred objects. Attune to the energies of the new moon by allowing yourself to pause and reflect. Take a moment to release all the stagnant energies you may be holding onto from previous cycles. Once you feel cleansed and grounded, set an intention that is deeply rooted within you. When setting this intention, you are connecting to the realm of potential. You are aligning your personal frequencies with the cosmic forces and trusting in the universal energies. You may write down your intention in a journal while consciously focusing on the feelings of your desires. Each positive thought and emotion directed to that intention will guide your actions toward the materialization of that desire. When you are done setting your intentions, honor what you have channeled and give gratitude for the desires that manifest throughout the upcoming moon cycles. During this process, you have become consciously aware of your deepest desires and created the foundation for your soulful expansion.
Expanding the Moon's Energy
Using crystals in your new moon ritual can help magnify your thoughts, amplify your intentions, and manifest your desires. Since each crystal emits different energy, you can choose a crystal that resonates with the new moon frequencies, the current moon sign, or your personal intention. Labradorite and Moonstone are essential stones for new moon rituals. Labradorite is a purifying crystal that is filled with mystical energy. Labradorite represents protection, change, and transition and will amplify the magic of the new moon to help you manifest your desires. Moonstone is a stone for “new beginnings”, a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness.
During your new moon ritual, allow the crystal to absorb your intention by holding it in your dominant hand and thinking or saying your desire out loud. Thoroughly charge the stone with your intention. You can even leave the stone on top of your written intention overnight while the new moon is at its peak in the sky. Your crystal can accompany you throughout the moon cycle to reaffirm your intention back to you. You may also keep the crystal in a sacred space and connect with it again during the next new moon.