"as long as there are stars in the sky, you'll never be alone" - Olivia Wheldon, founder
M O O N:
EVENING SUN ~ RESTING PLACE OF THE GODS ~ LEFT EYE OF HORUS ~ PLANET ~ CALENDAR ~ TIME-KEEPER ~ DEITY
Lesser admired and eclipsed by its fuller face (pun intended), new moons hold depths of promise and potential and are often overlooked. Perhaps it’s due to the shark-eye blackness of the sky at this time that people have turned away from new moons, believing that dark equals bad, whereas, in reality, darkness is all part of the merry dance with light. Day and night. Light and shade. Yin and yang. Black and and white. Temperance. Balance. We do not get one without the other and both are needed.
It's time we reconnect with the moon when she disappears and drapes herself in her cloak of darkness; when she is brooding, musing, retreating, only to grow bright and powerful once again. Ancient Egyptians believed that, like the moon, the body could regenerate, entering the next phase, reborn. “Young as the moon,” as the old saying goes.
~ new moons are the secret doorway to the infinite garden of dreams, transcendence and transformation ~
NEW MOON RITUALS
New beginnings. Next chapter. Blank canvas. Clean slate.
When the night falls heavy and the stars wonder where the moon has gone, a portal opens. Listen for the creak of ancient wood as the door to the universe swings wide. Feel the weight of watchful eyes upon you; the eyes of infinity. Vanishing from the sky once a month, mother moon slips over this threshold and into the velvet darkness to be united with her lover, the Sun, in distant lands on the other side.
In her clandestine absence, with the door to infinity left ajar, we are left with a sacred space. A space in which to set our intentions and make our wishes for the phase ahead so that, when she returns, she may bring forth our incubating dreams into reality, illuminating our hearts’ desires.
During a new moon, she turns her shiny face to present the blackness of her inner ear. I’m listening, she whispers through the shadows. So be careful what you wish for at this potent time...
~ the optimal moment to plant your seeds of intention, deep in the dark soil of the moonless night ~
Then, with the growing light, as she spins out of hiding, your fruitful plans and dreams begin to grow too, ready for harvesting in the light of the full moon.
~ this time is for manifestation, making plans + calling in all that you desire ~
~ prepare ~
Take a bath; soak in warm water; draw toxins from your system. Alternatively, have a shower, go for a swim, wash your face with tap or rainwater. Cleanse. You want to rinse all of the energetic grit and grime of the last moon cycle away. I personally adore the Loulabel Floral Design ‘bath bouquets’.
Cleansing in this way can also be done with sacred smoke – burn wood, candles, incense or garden herbs like lavender, rosemary, English sage. Check out our video on smudging and burning sacred herbs here. You could even light a fire. Cleanse from the inside-out with a herbal tea. Sage tea is great for settling tummies, lavender for inducing sleep and calming the nervous system and rose for opening the heart chakra.
~ create your sacred space ~
A sacred space can be anywhere you feel comfortable enough to fully relax, tune in and open up without judgement, distraction or disturbance. This could be a secret spot in a park or woodland, or in your bedroom. Envisage pure white light filling and cleansing the space around you. Once you feel this is complete, light some candles and set the mood. Romance yourself and romance the moon. Feel it. Whisper some words of protection or recite a mantra to invite good things. Ours is:
only energies vibrating with love, light and positivity are welcome here.
~ ground yourself ~
Be seated. Close eyes. Imagine a warm red root sprouting from the base of your spine and reaching deep through the Earth, to its molten core, anchoring you, stabilising and securing you in this present moment. Fully connected to the mothership, you draw in Earth’s power and healing energy, grounding as you go.
~ set your intentions ~
Once you feel calm, grounded and part of the world, watch your thoughts unfurl like smoke clouds, billowing up into the air until they’re gone. Allow whatever comes up to surface without judgement or emotional response. You are simply a witness to your own thoughts now. Be the eyes of the universe; aware and impartial.
Appreciate what you achieved last month. Feel gratitude and pride. Gratitude is a powerful frequency at which to operate for it makes the mind content, attracting more of the same. If you desire a dream partner, go through life as though you have already found them and, sure enough, you will attract them into your life. The universe responds to our signals. Eventually, if we are consistent in thinking positively about them, these dreams and desires materialise.
Set your intentions for the coming cycle. What do you want? Speak it. Write it. Let it be known. Here are some ideas:
“Tonight, I welcome abundance into my life!”
“Tonight, I open my heart to true love!”
“Tonight, I accept all things and all change in favour of my highest good!”
“Tonight, and onwards, I ask for confidence!”
“Tonight, and on all nights, I ask to always have enough: a roof over my head, food on my plate and love in my heart.”
“Guides and Mother Moon, please guide me in stepping into my power and reclaiming my sacred, intrinsic birthright in doing so. Help me to achieve____ and _____ .”
~ crystal grids ~
For centuries, crystal grids and sacred geometry have been used in manifestation work. Check out our crystal grid kits here and learn all about how you can use them to call in your desires.
~ crystals ~
The perfect crystal companions for new moon rituals are as follows:
citrine, for abundance
lodolite or rutile quartz for manifestation
smoky quartz // black tourmaline // bloodstone // hematite // agate // other grey or brown stone for grounding and protection
rose quartz for love + stability
clear quartz for clarity + seeing things clearly
fluorite for focus, concentration and getting in the right headspace
anything that calls you! It’s so easy to overthink here, but just keep things simple and work with whichever crystal calls to you. Your intuition knows what energies you need to be working with.
This moon is for manifesting. Be clear and specific in your requests. Enjoy your time talking with the moon and tag us @whitewitchco_ on Instagram in your #newmoonritual posts!