In my reintroduction post, I wrote about rediscovering myself and following a new path. Due to the need to keep myself accountable, I thought I would share a post on setting new moon intentions. This means celebrating tonight’s new moon by setting positive intentions for the moon cycle ahead. Creating a new moon intentions ritual is a powerful way to connect with yourself.
The new moon marks the beginning stage of the moon cycle. A day which farmers would plant their crops due to the soil being the most fertile and moist. Not to mention, the new moon is considered a growth phase and an invitation to start anew. This ritual holds fast to the idea that as the moon grows, so will your intentions.
setting your intentions
+ First create a sacred space. Whether it is a in a corner of your home or a space on your dresser or nightstand, create a space of beauty. Keep symbolic items there that help conjure up inspiration — candles, crystals, herbs, flowers, journals, plants, statues, etc.
+ Then you need to cleanse your body, mind, and surroundings. Meditating for at least five minutes and soaking in a bath are two amazing ways to cleanse. Also, if you prefer, you can drink an herbal detox tea. As for your home and surroundings, burn sage to clear out negativity.
+ Next, begin thinking about the intentions that you would like to set. Really ruminate on these intentions and then write them down on a piece of paper. Recite these intentions throughout the moon cycle. Think of it as continuing to water a seed to grow and thrive.
+ Lastly, send out a simple thank you. While it may sound silly to thank the universe, I firmly believe it is an important step. After all, what you put out is what you will get back.
Have you ever done a new moon intentions ritual? What are your thoughts?