Today is the first new moon of the year and I thought we’d explore that the heck that even means and I’ll share some of my favorite resources for new moon rituals.
What is the new moon?
During the new moon the moon is aligned with the sun caused the moon to be invisible in the sky. [New Moon is also my least favorite of the Twilight movies – although I liked the book – because I know you were wondering!] The new moon represents a beginning and is all setting your intentions.
Rituals and meanings
I think the most powerful ritual is the one that makes you feel good. I practice different rituals for different moons but I consistently write out my new moon intentions. I write them out like they have already happened:
Thank you for abundance in my business.
Thank you for deep and restorative sleep.
Here are a few of the [many] resources that I love for other moon rituals and explanations:
The Numinous is one of my favorite places to get my woo-woo fix. They explain that “The Capricorn Moon can help you make a new plan grounded in realism.” Check out journal prompts for your specific sign to explore during this moon.
Jamie Graber has created a beautiful playlist and ritual that is so grounding and helps you cultivate stillness in order to honor the new beginnings.
Ruby Warrington (the author of Material Girl, Mystical World) shares a ritual for attracting abundance. I’ll be practicing this tonight! The energy can be felt for a few days so you can practice your rituals the day or two after the moon!
The AstroTwins are sharing seven tips for tapping into the energy of the new moon.
Energy Muse created this awesome wishes ritual with crystals.
Danielle Mercurio has an amazing Cosmic Moon Club where you get guided rituals for each new and full moon.
What are your favorite new moon rituals?