Each of the eight moon phases is important for new moon rituals.
The new moon has unique importance because it encourages new beginnings, abundance, initiation, and changes for the better.
Once the new moon makes its appearance, it is the time to really think about what you want to have happened in your life.
Start the changes that will push your life along a better path.
As the new moon makes its appearance, the goals and desired changes will grow along with the moon as it completes its own cycle and becomes new once more.
Allowing your true self to surface, forging new boundaries, and claiming the freedom you deserve is what the new moon demands when it arrives.
A New Moon Every Twenty-Nine Days
The new moon comes about every twenty-nine days when the moon is between the earth and the sun.
The sun lights up the dark side of the moon.
This means that it is time to call our darker selves forward and shine the light on the parts we usually keep hidden.
Then, as the new moon continues, it becomes invisible.
Shed the dark side completely and let it fall away permanently.
A new moon occurs when both the sun and the moon are part of the same zodiac sign.
This increases the energy output and allows it to become concentrated and much more powerful.
This shouldn't be passed up for the new moon rituals opportunities that it provides.
The new moon provides the best chance out of all the phases to leave behind negative feelings, actions, and habits throughout life.
Along with shedding poor thought patterns, the energy of the new moon helps to rid
ourselves of things that are bad for our bodies.
Excessive alcohol consumption, too many sugary or processed foods, and tobacco.
New projects that you have wanted to start for some time will be easier to begin during the new moon.
Whether that is something small, like a jigsaw puzzle, or something larger, like building a piece of furniture, it will all come easier.
While worshiping the new moon, it is important to make a ritual that speaks to you personally, instead of trying to follow rigid guidelines.
History of New Moon Rituals
New moon rituals stretch back through history.
They are a sacred practice in many countries, like India, China, Egypt, and Babylonia.
Throughout history, worshiping the moon was a major part of their culture.
Each phase of the moon brought changes to the growth and death of humans, animals, and plants.
Laying in the moon throughout the cycle was seen as important and could not be missed for success in certain rituals and practices.
The new moon rituals carry just as much importance today and have spread around the world.
Celebrating the new moon is a practice that brings a primal feeling into the modern, settled world.
In the current culture, staring at a screen or constantly going from place to place has become typical.
Even throughout grief and other negative emotions, people keep rushing about.
The rituals encourage just the opposite.
That is why they have stuck around throughout history.
They encourage you to be at peace, to be quiet and reflect.
They allow you to concentrate on what you want in the future and help you to bring that to reality, offering time in-between the craziness of life.
The most powerful phases of the moon out of the eight, are the full moon and the new moon.
When Are the 2020 & 2021 New Moons?
In 2020 and 2021, there are no months with two new moons, so be sure to plan the rituals you want carefully.
Each month is important to improve your life.
Depending on the season and month in question, certain new moons could be much more important to you than others.
If one new moon doesn't appear important, let it go past and embrace the next one.
The remaining new moons in 2020 are listed below:
- July 20th
- August 18th
- September 17th
- October 16th
- November 15th
- December 14th
2021 New Moons:
- January 13th
- February 11th
- March 13th
- April 12th
- May 11th
- June 10th
- July 10th
- August 8th
- September 7th
- October 6th
- November 4th
- December 4th
Things To Do Before A New Moon Ritual
Preparing for the new moon ritual beforehand can greatly increase the chances of success.
Listen to your body and how it speaks to you.
Don't push down any anxiety or other negative thoughts.
Allow them to surface, acknowledge them, and figure out how to leave them behind.
There should not be any fear to partaking in any new moon rituals.
They are a pleasant and freeing experience.
The suggestions below don't all have to be followed; everyone will find their own routine and what works best for them.
Take on the ones that speak to you the most and adjust the routine to help you succeed the most.
Create an altar that becomes your own sacred space.
Gather up sacred objects that are important to you.
These objects can be items such as pictures, objects you found accidentally, and other similar things.
Crystals and stones are valuable to an altar as well.
Certain stones and crystals can hold power and have an important meaning.
Choose the ones that resonate the most with you.
It could be one, or many different kinds.
To connect with the energy from the new moon and use it to its utmost potential, remaining connected with the energy that the earth provides is highly important.
People tend to rush about, running from place to place and staying concentrated on what lays ahead.
They forget to pause, take a breath, and take the time to feel the earth beneath their feet and connect with the energies.
It is important for you to do that.
Every day for at least a week leading to the new moon, connect with the earth energies.
It will allow you to feel the new moon with ease.
The signs that you aren't allowing yourself to connect with the new moon include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Excessive stress
- Racing thoughts
To connect with the earth, stand barefoot on the ground.
Choose a comfortable spot like a grassy spot.
Don't pick a concrete path or other man-made material.
That can block the connection, or make it much harder.
Close your eyes and imagine roots growing out from your feet and sinking into the ground, through the many layers.
You are rooted to the earth and a part of it.
Sink your energy into the dirt and then draw it back out, along with the energy from the earth. (This is way more powerful than it might sound).
Create New Moon Wishes
When your sacred space and altar are complete and you are satisfied with it, declare your intentions.
To do this, it is helpful to write down a list of everything you want to bring into your life.
Don't settle for the small things either.
Write down everything, no matter how out of reach it may feel.
Understand and bond with your wishes and want in life.
While you write them down, be aware that these words aren't just words.
As you write them, commit that you will do your utmost to bring them into reality.
The energy of the new moon will help you to bring your dreams into real life, but they cannot do it all for you.
It will take some work on your part to make them come true.
By writing down your wishes, you allow the universal energies to set your dreams into motion.
Do your own work to help the universe help you.
Let Your Soul Dream
Along the lines of writing down your dreams and wishes for life, let your soul speak out as well, not just the logical part of your mind.
A week to two weeks beforehand, give thought to dreams.
Allow them to surface and see what thoughts, images, and dreams come to you at all parts of the day.
Think about the new moon and how you will be changed by it.
Dreams you may never have known you wanted could surface by allowing your soul to have a voice.
It is also a good idea to use symbols to represent your dreams.
Plant seeds of plants that represent – to you – the goals of the new moon and what you want to gain from the ritual.
As the plants grow, your soul and body grow, along with your dreams.
Preparing a ritual bath with sea salt is an important step to prepare for a new moon ritual.
Relax in a warm bath with the salts and scatter sage.
The bath allows any negative energies in your mind and body to be washed away with the bathwater flowing down the drain.
You can do only one bath right before the ritual, or a series of them leading up to the ritual for a couple of weeks beforehand.
Whichever method works best should be observed.
Carry Out Symbolic Acts
Allowing your dreams to go out into the world can be freeing and helpful.
To let your dreams out into the universe, put your message into a bottle, and toss it into the water.
That could be a river, ocean, lake, or anything else that will let them float away.
Tie the paper to a stick and toss it into an open flame, whether that be in a fireplace, or over a campfire.
There are many ways to let dreams go out into the world.
Figure out which way works the best for you and don't hesitate to change them from month to month.
You will grow and change, so don't be afraid.
The Day of a New Moon Ritual
There are a number of things to do to prepare for a new moon ritual.
Read them below and use the steps to prepare.
Some of the steps may not make sense or work for you.
If that is the case, disregard them entirely, or substitute something else instead.
Set Up The Environment
Make sure that your altar space is clean.
Get rid of any clutter or unnecessary objects that could become a distraction during the ceremony.
Light a candle that smells soothing and peaceful.
This sets the tone and energies of the entire ritual.
Also, be sure to have a few pieces of paper and a writing instrument on hand.
Connect With the Divine
Connecting with the divine beings that resonate with you is the most important thing.
Those beings could be spirit guides, angels, elementals, or god.
If you want to find your spirit guide, be sure to read our guide on it here
Honor them and connect with the being of your choosing.
Acknowledge their influence throughout the proceedings and they will appreciate it and offer their own assistance.
Settle Comfortably And Write
Pick up the pieces of paper and writing utensils you chose beforehand.
Like you did to prepare for the new moon, write down everything you want to bring into your life, and are ready to release.
Feelings, fears, blockages, dreams.
Write it all down once more.
More tangible things could be a new relationship.
An increase in financial stability, a vacation.
Anything is possible.
Doing this again before the ritual will only help.
Speak Your Desires
Now that everything has been written down, declare your desires confidently.
By speaking each wish out loud it makes them more permanent.
They have been let go into the air and that helps to bring them to life.
Also, speaking them out loud adds more emotion to the wishes.
That makes them feel more real, more important.
That makes it all the more likely that the wishes will become a reality.
Meditate And Relax
Meditate before the new moon ritual.
Sit quietly in a comfortable position and close your eyes.
It could be cross-legged, laying down, or any other position.
It does not matter as long as you are comfortable and relaxed.
Follow your deep and even breathing and think about all you want coming to life.
Let yourself become open to the energies flowing all around you.
Connect with the divine beings that you have opened yourself up to.
New Moon Rituals For Abundance
Once you have conducted the setup and preparation, it is time to conduct the ritual itself.
The ritual of abundance is a popular one and for good reason.
It is a great choice for both beginners and experienced followers of the moon.
The ritual of abundance brings in more of what you both need and want in life.
Begin by lighting some sage and waving it around the area in a clockwise motion.
Make sure to be safe while dealing with the fire and smoke.
Use a dish that won't melt or catch on fire while cleansing the room or outdoor space.
Double-check that it is all clean and that your mind and body are clear of negative energy.
After that, you are ready for the next step to begin.
The Abundance Ritual Begins Here
Sit down in a comfortable place and breathe.
Conduct a few minutes of meditation and ground yourself as explained above.
Once you feel grounded and relaxed, start writing down your desires once more.
This is the last time that the wishes will be written down during the ritual, so make every one count.
For the ritual to work, always write in the present tense.
“Thank you for my well-being”
“I am happy about my new job”
“Love comes to me easily and happily.”
“I am acquiring financial stability.”
“My fears are melting away.”
Be as specific as possible.
For the universe to hear you clearly and loudly, don't be vague.
A good number of desires is between one and eight.
Get specific and always write in the present tense.
Believe in yourself and the universe will as well.
The new moon is the time to bring in all of the good things.
However, it is of the utmost importance to not manipulate others and change their free will.
Repeat the words out loud once they have been written, in the present tense.
Once you feel you have embraced them completely, it is time for the most important step of the ritual: letting them go.
Most Important Step of the Ritual
The hardest step is letting go, but it is of utmost importance for the ritual to work.
When you want something, it is tempting to keep pestering and be repetitive in our wants.
The universe will act how you in turn act.
If you keep holding onto that feeling of wanting and pestering, that is all that will be given to you.
Let go of the wants and the lack of having a desire.
Trust the universe to assist you and let go.
Once everything has been let go of, meditate once more and thank the universe.
Allow your surrender and accept that it will take time for them to arrive and may not be exactly what you expected.
Pick up the paper you wrote on for the ritual and keep it safe.
Tuck it in a drawer, or wallet.
In a month or two revisit the notes.
Time to Relax and Do Whatever You Want
Now, have a meal and relax.
You have completed the ritual.
Visit friends, read a book, or continue meditating.
Revel in the good energies you have allowed into yourself and out into the world.
Even after the new moon, there is a chance that the dreams you have spent time working towards and thinking about can go lost.
Don't let them fade away.
Feed and nurture them so they can continue to grow and bear fruit.
If you have a chalkboard, or somewhere else you can write, put encouraging messages up each day.
Copy the notes and stick them around the house, like in a bedroom drawer, and your purse or wallet.
Start a journal and take notes to see how the dreams have moved forward.
Celebrate each small step, no matter how tiny they are.
New Moon Manifestation Rituals
Throughout the coming months, whenever a desire comes to you, it is important to not just cross it off the list.
Rewrite the list completely and keep on everything else that has yet to arrive.
Revising the list will let you focus further on the items that have not come to fruition.
Start a second notebook to be used as a manifestation diary.
This is a ritual within itself.
By drawing, adding pictures, or writing about what you want to manifest, it strengthens the wish.
Even if it isn't conducted under the new moon, the ritual of adding these things to a scrapbook helps.
It is a private ritual, so don't hesitate to add personal things to the journal.
As the new moon returns each new month, renew the manifestation journal.
Rewrite out the list once more in the journal and let go of anything that doesn't feel needed or wanted anymore.
Don't rip out the pages however, let them be a reminder of what you were able to move on from and understand.
Add new items and build a path that you can see ahead.
Some Last Important Things
Observing the new moon and the other phases can be conducted alone or in a group.
Whatever your preferred method of worship is, don't doubt yourself.
Understand your relationship with the divine beings throughout the universe and embrace them.
Create the best routine that works for you.
Even if you have a method that is different from your entire group, that should not matter.
The moon is sacred to each person and no method of worship should be looked down upon.
You don't have to perform a ritual every month either.
Don't feel bad for missing multiple months in a row.
Maybe you don't need to call upon the moon during that time.
That doesn't mean you don't have respect for the moon.
Conduct the rituals, worship, and embrace the universe in your own way.
It is even possible to develop your own, unique rituals that have special meaning only to you.
Don't hesitate to do what makes you happy!
Bring abundance and happiness into your life!
I Love You!
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