A New Moon is a time for release, and with this first New Moon of the Decade, ooooh we could all use some shedding. It's a time of complicated and BIG emotions - this ritual is meant to help guide you to free yourself of the fear, anger and jealousy. Even if we aren't feeling these deep negative emotions, it's still a good way to clear any cobwebs that might be lingering from past issues you've already cleared + resolved.
It's also the perfect time to set an intention and let the Universe know what you want. Plant the seeds, tend to them - and then watch them grow.
The New Moon falls on January 24th, but this ritual can be done a few days before or afterwards and during any time of the day. It's a quickie - take the time and give yourself space with at least 30 minutes uninterrupted to complete, and practice some self-care for the rest of the day.
New Moon in Aquarius Ritual 2020
You will need:
- Cleansing tool of choice (herbs, incense, smudge or my grounding spray)
- Candle (White, Pink or Purple)
- Your favorite crystal
- Bowl of water (preferably filtered)
- Sprinkle of Sea Salt
- 1-2 drops of Lavender essential oil (or whatever you like)
- Moon Series Meditation Oil (Here) (Optional)
- Journal and pen
- A plain piece of paper
- Empty Spray bottle (optional)
Note: For this ritual, your crystal will have to be submerged in water. Certain crystals like ones ending in -ite may be damaged in water. If you prefer, you can place a lid on top of your bowl of water and place the crystal on the top.
I like rose quartz or amethyst for this ritual but feel free to choose whatever you feel drawn to.
1.) To set up this ritual, get your bowl of water and place the crystal inside. Sprinkle in the salt and the lavender essential oil. Swirl the water with your finger and place in front of you. If you want, this is a good time to cleanse + charge jewelry you wear frequently as well. You can place them in the water if you are comfortable or as mentioned above, place it on a plate above the water for cleansing if you do not want them submerged.
2.) Next, cleanse your aura and surroundings using your cleansing tool of choice.
As you cleanse your aura, feel free to recite the following-
“From top to toe I do cleanse; from the inside to the outside I am restored. I feel balanced, I feel aligned. I feel centered in my heart and self. Standing tall under the dark night of the Moon. I treasure myself, my gifts, and my weaknesses. I am whole. I am calm. I am ready for the year to come. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
As you cleanse your surroundings, feel free to recite the following-
“I cleanse my surroundings with the power of light. I cleanse and restore balance on this night. My space is cleansed, my work is safe and protected. May the magic of light be spread around the world tonight. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
2.) Next, light your candle and pick up your bowl of water. Holding it in both hands, recite the following or feel free to say what you feel in the moment.
“I charge this water with love and light. I charge this water on this New Moon night. May my work here be magnified, may my heart center expand. May this water hold whatever healing, opening, or awakening that I need at this time. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
3.) Put a few drops of your meditation oil or essential oil or choice in your palm and rub your hands together. Place your right hand over your heart center and your left hand with fingers or palm on the ground and close your eyes. Breathe deeply here for 30 breaths, imagining that you are breathing in to your heart center, and exhaling out the crown of your head.
4.) Open your eyes and with your hand still on your heart, repeat the following or feel free to say what you feel in the moment-
“Dearest heart, thank you for being my guide. Thank you for showing me the way through my feelings. I want to be more open to you. I want to have a better relationship with you. I want to feel more love, give more love, and receive more love. I ask for guidance to help me achieve this. I ask to be open to see the way with more clarity. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
5.) Now dip your hands into the bowl of water and sprinkle a few drops around your heart center, your forehead, and wherever else you feel drawn.
6.) Now journal for 10 minutes, just allowing yourself to free-flow or to use one of these prompts-
- This year I want to feel…
- My heart is most open when…
- I can pull down the barriers around my heart by…
- My heart wants me to know…
- I feel called to...
- My heart is free of....
7.) When you are done writing, read over what you have written and reflect on any inspiration that has come through. See if there are any patterns and circle what comes up multiple times
8.) It's now time to identify your intentions based on what your heart has released. I like these to be "I am" Statements, like "I am abundant", "I am grateful", "I am successful" - whatever you want the universe to hear. You can also say things like "I love having money in my bank account each month to pay bills" or "I am so grateful for the amazing relationship I have with my partner" - avoid saying "I wish" or "I hope" - you want these intentions to be said as if they are already happening now.
9) Take time and write out your intentions on the plain piece of paper. Write as many as you'd like, around 10 is perfect, again as things that have already happened.
10.) Snuff out the candle and leave your water, crystals and jewelry to charge overnight by a window if possible, with your paper full of intentions next to it. In the morning, remove your crystal and pat dry, and tape your intentions paper up somewhere you will see it often, like beside your bed or on a mirror.
11) For the next month recite your statements at least once a day - I like to do it before I get out of bed in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. I've also got them listed as a note on my phone for easy access if I am out and have a few minutes. Say them out loud when possible or with a loud voice in your head! Your heart and the universe will hear it.
Feel free to store the water in your spray bottle to use as a refreshing spray whenever your heart feels it needs some support. If you don’t have a spray bottle, pour the bowl of water over your heart center while showering, or use it to wash your hands.
I hope you have a Blessed New Moon!
Let me know in the comments what this ritual released or worked through for you. Comments will receive 10% off in the online store and someone will be chosen to win a Moon Series Meditation Oil Trio!