November 1 2016 – New Moon
Today marks the New Moon. New moons provide a special time to swathe into your real self, your soul.
Some say that we rest between lives. Thus in the physical realm, the New Moon provides a time to rest, before the next cycle.
The fresh phase of the new moon is a symbolic opening for new beginnings and merging with a spiritual source. And similar to the Sun’s “New Moon” at Winter Solstice, it’s a time to remember who you are and receive guidance on the trail ahead.
New Moons offer a grand occasion to set intentions. Create a list or a ritual of actions, phrases, or visualizations of things you’d like to develop, cultivate, and make manifest. Many ways exist to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to well-adorned rituals.
The most important aspect is that you commit to your vision and become open to receiving direction, healing, and support from Spirit.
When tuning into the Moon’s phases, it’s reassuring to know that there are many chances during the year to tap into lunar energy. Like the tides, the Moon ebbs and flows, a feminine energy and rhythm that is intuitive fro women. New Moons create a blank slate to voice your dreams. Full Moons present an opportunity for taking action and celebrating the fruit of your labors.
In the chaotic and left-brain, thinking world, looking for something greater than yourself that is also part of yourself can fill you with awe and help you feel spiritually connected to everything. Whatever path you may be on, opening yourself up and working with planetary energies links you to the power of the supernatural elements of the world.
The new moon is here so reflect upon exactly what you want to draw into your life. Be clear about your intentions and make them known either in a journal, to a close friend, or in a collage. Your intention can be a quality you’d like to cultivate like love, peace, forgiveness, courage — or it could be a specific request like a new place to live or a promotion at work.
Ritual is a sacred ceremony. It is a performed series of acts with conscious intent to a clear goal or purpose. Ritual is a transformative experience that connects us to our creative imagination. Spiritual connection and growth is facilitated through a personally designed ritual.
Design your personal ritual using your personal tastes. Access your current pace of life and the time you have to devote to a particular routine. You can spend as little time simply lighting a candle or gathering objects and pictures that symbolize your goal.
You can write your intentions or create a collage. Each provides a visual reminder of your dreams that you can view daily. You can also meditate on your goals with the lighting of a candle. Many avenues instill a creative pathway for a ritual. Use your imagination and manifest your own creative, purposeful outlet.