New moons generally can’t be seen. They cross the sky with the sun during the day. This month’s new moon happens on September 17, 2020, at 11:00 UTC.
Every month the Universe gifts us a new moon, marking the beginning of a new lunar cycle. New moons happen to be a quiet time to reflect and set our intentions for the upcoming month - the ideal opportunity to relax and take care of ourselves.
Bath rituals are the perfect way to unwind and stay grounded, especially during uncertain times. Follow this three-step ritual to slow down and prepare for any actions you are about to take soon after.
About an hour before the ritual, it is a good idea to cleanse your body and mind. Prepare your bath by dropping a handful of Epsom salt or your favorite bath bomb into your tub and fill it up with warm water . Add some lavender oil essence, as it is known to help you reach a restful state . Light up some candles:candle:and incense. While taking your bath, try to stay silent, and focus on what you want to call into your life. Now that your mind is clear and your body cleansed, you are ready for the ritual
Make your intentions clear
Many people benefit from having a journal dedicated to the New Moon rituals. Having your intentions written down in once place allows you to return to your previous New Moon intents to see how they have manifested and yet to come to fruition (fruit lol). When writing down your objectives, you can focus on one thing or a specific area. For example, if you want to work on your happiness and self-love, your New Moon Intentions might look like this:
*I am ready to learn and grow
*I am willing to find happiness within
*I will choose myself
Start your ritual
Sage your ritual space, light up a candle, and throw on a moon charging crystal to supercharge your intentions. Remember that this is a personal act; therefore, you are more than welcome to create your ritual type.
The main thing is for you to have a tradition to commit to every New Moon , taking a moment to reflect and energize new intents . As an example, you can start by reciting your affirmations. Of course, thank and offer gratitude
to the Universe and take some time to visualize the New Moon’s energy, enlightening your intentions. Once you have finished, you may blow out the candle to complete your ritual bath to relax.
I hope that you feel inspired and recharged to take action for the New Moon after your ritual.
Love it! So much info here, and your emojis made me giggle as I read, especially the fruit! I’m partial to my New Moon ritual, because that was my very first step into this journey! I have a little treasure chest with each Moons list inside. It’s funny to look back and see all that I’ve manifested and accomplished since my first time!
Hooray!!! This is very helpful, @christina4- there are usually many questions about what to do around the time of the new moon and this is a great guide with lots of lovely ideas (and step-by-step instructions with fun emojis- you know I love it! )
I’m glad you loved the emojis I was confused in the beginning with how to do a ritual bath and what to do for a new moon. So that’s why I made the post. @Susurrus I hope you have a very relaxing ritual bath!
@christina4 thank you! I love my ritual baths. My favoritie to listen to right now is Woke Nation Cleansing track. But I found some meditaiton music with timers in an app and I think I will pick something from there.
Thank you it’s a full moon tonight so I used this as a reference thank you so much! Love and light! Thank you for helping me on my journey in regards to my self-care. It’s been a long journey so far and I still am learning how to do that for myself. If it wasn’t for people like you caring well let’s just say things like this wouldn’t get done in a sufficient way. You are vary helpful in various ways to my craft!
That is a gorgeous sheet, @Magdelina! A wonderful printable page to add to a BOS/Grimoire Thanks so much for taking the time to put it together and for sharing it with the coven- your talents are appreciated!