For the last few days I have observed an intensity within me. Old feelings stirring and I’ve been feeling a little out of sorts. And then I remembered….the moon!! I have always felt the moons dance, full moons bring a stronger outward energy to me and a new moon brings a more internal dynamic.
Tonight we will experience a black moon. A black moon only comes about every 32 months or so which makes it quite rare and definitely something to tap into. I don’t know much about astrology but I do know that new moons signify new beginnings, intuition, creativity…As with new beginnings, for the new shoots of what we wish to feel and experience in life to manifest, we must clear away the old and prepare the soil.
I have been reflecting on a ritual I could engage with to connect and focus this powerful moon energy. A ritual to let go and plant seeds of beauty for my future. If you would like to join me in this ritual please read on! Of course this ritual feels good for me but please do what feels good for you. if you are not into ritual I would suggest doing something conscious and positive no matter what that is to utilise this powerful energy.
Things to gather for your ritual
- A nice piece of clean cloth
- A candle
- A piece of paper big enough to draw on
- Colouring pencil or pens
- A food/drink offering
- PREPARE THE SPACE
Sit on the floor in a quiet space (or outdoors). Arrange the items on the cloth in front of you. Make it nice! In every different tradition I have experienced there is always an offering of light and food. I love this, as I call to life to support me I offer to life too. You can offer anything you like but do so with a mind of generosity, if you are offering a small plate of your dinner please lift this first before you plate up your own. You can offer water, juice, tea, coffee, whatever pleases you is good.
If you have sage you can sage the space around you and I like to sage myself too before ritual. If you work with guides, teachers, call them in to hold you during your ritual. Call to the moon that her energy may support you as you heal and transform! I also set an intention that this ritual will benefit all beings, as I heal all being heal, as I create love and beauty so do all beings.
- AAAHH, LETTING GO!!
Take a few moments to feel what you want to let go of. Allow yourself to feel these emotions, experiences, people. Allow tears to come if they arise. Take the bubbles and as you breathe out fill the the bubbles with all you wish to let go of. As they gently burst see all of what you are letting go of dissolve. I think bubbles (although perhaps not traditionally ceremonial!) as a really sweet metaphor for letting go. They are beautiful, light and burst with grace and gentleness. Continue to gather within you what you wish to part with and keep blowing them into the bubbles until you feel a shift. If you don’t have bubbles just place the candle far enough from you that you don’t blow it out, and breathe out towards the candle seeing the flame burn up all you want to leave behind.
- MANIFESTING THE NEW
- Take the paper and pencils and draw a plant pot, on the plant pot write the words and experiences you wish to experience. Use positive words e.g. ‘joyous abundance’ ‘a blessed loving relationship’ ‘great health and well-being’, ‘meaningful friendships’. You can be specific of course but I would suggest keeping the scope wide so as not to limit yourself. Go for this with your whole heart, don’t hold back on what you want to feel and experience! After you have written on the plant pot draw a wee shoot coming out of the soil, this represents the beginning of your wonderful new experiences and feelings. And as the days, weeks, months pass and you actively participate in the creation of your hopes and dreams, add to the shoot, making it bigger, taller, adding leaves and flowers. Bring it to bloom. Put this picture somewhere you can see it everyday, look at it and engage with it. If you are in an environment that isn’t particularly supportive and you don’t want others to see it , keep it somewhere but please take it out every day, look at it and engage with it.
Wishing you all a blessed black moon and every happiness in your new-ness !! xx