During the New Moon, there is no light in the sky, just darkness. This is the beginning of the Moon cycle as the Moon moves between the Earth and the Sun, blocking the Sun’s rays from our view. This darkness is the reference point from which we begin our journey through the Moon phases.
The New Moon is a time of wishes and manifestation.
Think of it as a time to get clear on our dreams and goals once a month. When it comes to setting goals or planning ahead for your future, there is no better time to get started than during this phase.
When we set intentions at the monthly New Moon, we are getting clear on what we want. This will help in understanding how to set strong intentions in other areas of Witchcraft.
The best way to connect with the magick of the New Moon is to create a ritual. This can be done by firstly, putting away electronics while cleansing and creating a sacred space. For more on creating a sacred space, visit our older post, A Witch’s Sacred Space.
Some ways you can perform a New Moon ritual are as follows:
In this sacred space, write your intentions- what you truly want. You can choose to meditate on this or maybe even chant it out loud. If you like using candles and fire in ritual, think about burning your paper in a fire-safe bowl and focusing on your intentions as the fire smolders out.
There are many ways you can create your own ritual that will complement your craft. The idea is to just do it. Make time for you and your practice and make sure it’s your own. Pave your own magickal path and you will enjoy every minute of it!
For me, I love meditation and invocations. I get creative and always end up rhyming my incantations.
The power of writing down your intentions cannot be understated.
Think about journaling along with the phases of the Moon and you’ll start to see the magick of using the phases to assist you in your practice. Visit ThoughtCo’s New Moon Ritual to get ideas!