Ah I LOVE the new moon! New moon energy is incredibly special. It is the one day per month that truly sets the tone for the remaining days that follow.
You want as much positive juju and creative energy as you can muster so that you set intentions that are vibrationally high for the month ahead! These intentions will be carrying you into the next month! Energy drains contradict this. They put you in a low vibe mindset which can inadvertently affect your ability to manifest. Simply said, don’t let others lower your new moon vibe!
Today’s New moon!
I started my new moon day off today with a colonic. I followed it by fasting on liquids and I’m about to have a beautiful bath and warming dinner. Everyone who knows me knows that on the new moon I am impossible to get a hold of. In fact, if you message me you probably won’t hear back. If you call me I’m not going to pick up the phone and if you stop by I’ll probably be out in nature somewhere with my dogs.
Why? Because empaths are highly sensitive on new moons and full moons. I would rather remain in solitude and peace than risk the chance of lowering my vibration in any way.
Tips for the new moon!
Just say NO to anything or anyone that drains you! Like I said above. Energy drains should be kept to a minimum. If you are empathic like I am the day is best spent alone with your cell phone on silent. Just tell anyone you love that you’ll be available for them on the next day. The new moon is the one day a month that ALL energy drains should be shunned.
Create a ritual! If you’re thinking of fire circles filled with witches over a cauldron, just remember that although these types of rituals do exist, that’s not what we’re talking about today. If you’ve been here with me for any length of time you know I absolutely love to take ritualistic baths! Right now my bathtub is surrounded by lit candles and crystals. In the bath, I have rose petals from my garden along with some sage and Epson salts. I sprinkled a little bit of lavender essential oil in there as well. Bath rituals are excellent but don’t limit yourself! I love a good burning bowl ritual too! Creating your own ritual is simply using a set of practices or habits that you commit to doing during every new moon or full moon. It could be as simple as meditating, doing yoga, or creating a list. It can even be as elaborate as creating your alter space, making a crystal grid, or taking a cleansing bath as I mentioned above. Whatever it is, make sure it incorporates taking a pause around each month’s new moon to reflect and plant new seeds of intention.
Create a sacred space in your home Every area of my home is sacred! I have four alters throughout my home. Although I use my ancestral alter the most, I do have a designated new moon and full moon altar I also use during every moon cycle. The new moon is the optimal time for setting a sacred space in your home to make your own magic. Clean and cleanse the energy of a place where you want to create your alter space. Also, don’t forget to spend a bit of time with your affirmations and intentions there as well.
Start that new project! Send out that package! Build that DIY project! The new moon is the most fertile day of the moon phase cycle each month. If ever there was the perfect time for initiating any new action it would be under the new moon! Start anything and everything you feel passionate about or, that you think you may not finish!
Make a list! Setting your intentions is key! My new moon goal list is almost always accomplished within the following thirty days! I cannot emphasize this ritual enough! Try it and allow it to work for you!
Light a ritual candle and burn sage, copal, or palo santo for cleansing last month’s debris. Every month we are so fortunate to be given an extra boost of intention setting energy with the new moon. Why not shine a light into your situation with a candle? The practice of lighting candles and charging them with intentions goes back thousands of years. I anoint mine with my ritual oils found here. I also burn my Mexican copal, sage, palo-santo bundles shown below. You can find those here. I call in my ancestors with great intention. Usually my father and my grandparents. I ask them to guide me in the right direction and to show me the things I truly need to see.
Enjoy this new moon my beautiful witches and warlocks! I know I’m going to enjoy mine
I only want the best for you
Please love yourself and drink your juice
Cilantro Kisses ~ Andrea