Set Your Intentions
Each month, the moon beams us full of an extra boost of intention-setting energy. Harness that energy by focusing on one or two intentions you’re particularly passionate about! Make sure to take some time to craft intentions that are clear, concise and as specific as possible. Intentions like – “Lead me to a new position that challenges me and pays me more than I currently make” or “Pass my license exam on my next try.” This will loop in the universe to your aspirations and keep you focused on what it is you’re really after.
Begin Something New
If there was a perfect time for initiating anything new, it would certainly be the new moon! Start a new project. Ask someone out on a date. Start a new class. Apply for that job. Start anything and everything you feel passionate about. Now is the perfect moment to begin fresh.
Spend Time with Someone New
A first date is a wonderful activity for a new moon. The universe is brimming with energy and possibility during this time so it is the perfect time to plant the seeds for a new relationship. Open your heart to new possibilities for love and adventure.
Light a Candle
Lighting a candle on the darkest night of the month shows our desire to bring just a little more light into our lives. Ask the universe to shine light on you during this new moon and all the ones that follow it. You can also take this ritual a step further by charging your candle with an intention you wish to manifest during this moon cycle. Simply hold the candle, summon feelings of gratitude and love, and ask the universe for what it is you want. Light the candle, and allow it to burn out on its own.
Let Get Visual
Close your eyes and visualize a whole list of all the details you’d like the universe to consider when bringing you your heart’s desire. If your desire is to start a new relationship, visualize what you want in as much detail as possible. Where is your first date going to be? What type of relationship do you want? What do you do with your partner for fun? Make it as detailed as you can. The idea is to create an image in your mind of what this new situation will look like when you get there, so you can stay focused on what’s truly meaningful to you.
Make Your Own Ritual
Making your own ritual is much easier than many of us realize. You are creating a set of practices you commit to doing during every new moon. Keep is simple and doable to start – meditating, taking a yoga class, or writing a list. As your practice grows, expand into creating a space, making a crystal grid, taking a cleanse bath or smudging your entire apartment. Whatever it is, make sure it incorporates taking a moment to reflect and plant a few seeds of intention.