New Moon Ritual Day 3

The Ritual will be available to start three days before the New Moon.  We’ll send you an email to remind you when the time comes!
Each month, the Moon waxes and wanes, affecting the tides of the oceans and the tides of our minds. The Full Moon is about culmination, release, shadow and healing.  The New Moon is about looking outward and forward to the future. I invite you to join me each month for an easy 1 day ritual that helps you take advantage of the healing and creative energy that comes with each Moon phase.
Our practice during the Monthly New Moon Ritual is to unite our heart and mind in commitment to manifesting our dreams and heart’s desires. This program will be updated three days before the New Moon and is available for you to use during the entire New Moon phase (14 days) as often as you want.

Download the New Moon Meditation mp3.  It’s a quick (8 minutes or so) and uplifting meditation to help you relax into your dreams.  You might want to play this meditation at step 10 of the ritual below…

Remember that the New Moon is about creativity and facing the future.  It is the perfect time to think about what you want for yourself and how you can open your heart and mind to receive. Remember to proceed through the ritual slowly, taking your time with each step. I recommend that you read through the ritual first so you know what to do. Get the gist of it and then go back and perform it in your own way. You don’t have to get it perfectly executed. What’s important is that you take time with it and connect with your Life Philosophy and your new guiding principle, as explained below. You can do this ritual as often as you like for the next two weeks.

Thank you, Butterfly Maiden for being so generous with your energy during this Moon phase!!
Here’s the ritual:
  1. If you haven’t already done so, read the New Moon in Libra report.
  2. Set the mood: Turn off your computer and phone. Put on some uplifting music that invokes good feelings in you. Make it positive and inspiring.
    • Light some incense or put some essential oils in some water in a burner. The recommended essential oils for Libra are geranium and frankincense. But you can also choose something warming since we are entering autumn.
    • Get yourself a pretty glass and fill it water. Hold the glass in your hands and say a prayer of trust, love and optimism. This charges your water. Bring the water to your ritual space and sip it as you do your ritual.
    • Get a white candle, but before you light it, say a word of thanks and bless the light that will come forth. Light the candle.
    • Get a journal and pen (or laptop or tablet or phone… whatever you’re gonna use to write. It could be a napkin and a crayon. Use what you got.) Put this near you because you’re going to need it in a few minutes.
    • Get comfortable. You can sit at a desk or on the floor or on your bed. Just get into a position where you can hangout and focus on what’s really important to you. Just keep in mind that the better your posture, the more aligned you are. This is purely technical. You’re still a divine being even if your spine is curved. But doing the work to straighten your spine and hold yourself in excellence is Badass.
  3. Acknowledge the Moon: The New Moon’s energy is all around you. It feels open, uplifting and expansive. Try to tune in and feel this energy. Use your eyes and look around for white, silver or platinum things. The energy is feminine, soft, cool, maternal. It can also feel like home and comfort. The New Moon energy can look and feel sharp and tingly, exciting, percolating, sparky, shimmery. Search inside and outside yourself for this energy. Do whatever you need to expand your awareness of the Moon energy.
  4. Breathe and Tune-In: After connecting to the Moon energy, close your eyes and simply breathe. Do a body scan and relax from head to toe. Use your breath to relax your body. Use your mind to channel your breath to all your different body parts. You see that you are breathing the Moon energy or you can see it as Life Force Energy. Both are positive options to help you connect.
  5. Connect to Your Higher Self: Your Higher Self is that pure part of you that is 100% knowing of its connection with God/Goddess/Source of All. It is the truth of who you are. It is your own, pure Authority. This part of you is naturally confident, unconditionally loving, and fully resourceful. In your human form, you are simply your Higher Self wearing the mask (or the illusion) of limitation, fear, doubt, et cetera. Your job through the next few steps is to relax your lower mind and allow your Higher Self to come through. Use your own instinct to find your Higher Self. Your awareness might change. Sometimes you might feel it more in your Heart Chakra or in your Third Eye Chakra. Currently, I am personally feeling the Butterfly Maiden at my 3rd Eye Chakra and I can sense my Higher Mind is in accordance with that. Wherever you sense your Higher Self or a heightened state of awareness, take some deep breaths and imagine golden light emanating from the spot where you are intuiting. Notice any physical sensations that are present. Check for warmth, tingling, tickling, etc. Understand that this is a reflection of spiritual activity. If you can’t feel anything, don’t worry. Just relax and let go. Take several deep breaths and just be in awareness of where you are.
  6. Aum: Bring your hands to prayer at your heart center and bow to your Self. Take a deep breath and intone “Aum” one or three times.  When you’re done, just relax and let the energy of the Aum move through your body.
  7. Meditate: Return your hands to your lap and relax into meditation. Calm your mind and just be present for several moments.
  8. Light Work: Grab your journal and do some Light Work. Light Work is a conscious intention to focus on the goals, dreams, wishes, and desires that come from your heart. It’s about visioning, manifesting and action planning. We’ve understood that the Universe is wanting us to claim our purpose. We understand that the Universe is wanting us to explore our Soul’s agenda and stop resisting the challenges that come to us.  On day 2 of the ritual, we wrote down our desires.  Bring out that journal and add some more notes, add more images, write some poetry or whatever inspires you.  Just take the time now to focus on what you desire.
    • Now, let’s focus on the sign of Libra for a moment.  Let’s make sure that what we have written for our desires include some of the Libra qualities.   Cultivating the Libra qualities of diplomacy, grace and charm will be great for your focus during this New Moon. Also, from the New Moon Report, we saw that our keywords urged us to consider our relationships and where we want to be balanced. We might also consider that Libra is ruled by Venus and so it might be fun for us to call in some Venusian qualities like sexual confidence, more creativity, more money and help with our physical appearance. If you’ve already hit all these things, take a few moments now to think about other things you desire and add them to the list.  New Moons are the BEST time to think about your desires. So write down what you want to manifest in all the areas of your life!
    • Normally, we do not do a lot of Shadow Work during the New Moon, but I would be remiss if I didn’t challenge you a little bit to explore your Soul’s agenda. So for this part of the exercise, I want you to do a little Shadow Work and write down some of the areas where you feel stuck, uninspired or even failing. For example, I am personally doing a little Shadow Work to help me examine what stops me from having more deeply intimate relationships. See if you can detect any areas of resistance that are active inside yourself. And don’t forget to call on the benevolent spirit Butterfly Maiden to help you with any resistance!  Remember that it is her job to help you break out of the cocoon of limiting beliefs.
    • Remember: I like to think of the New Moon as conception. What you decide for today will manifest fully in the coming nine to 12 months if you keep your focus and follow your instinct. When the Full Moon comes back to this sign in six months, you will be given the opportunity to clear away any subconscious resistance you have to your desire. Following the phases of the Moon help you manifest efficiently because you are healing the gap between your Divine Self and your egoic self.
  9. Guiding Questions for the New Moon: While you’re journaling, you can use the following questions to guide your work. These questions are created based on the current astrological happenings and are meant to help you discover your purpose. You don’t have to use all these, but they are here to help stimulate your writing.
    • How are your relationships faring?
    • Are you emotionally honest?  What stops you from expressing your Authentic Self?
    • Where do you need balance in your life?
    • Where do you feel stuck or hindered? Where are you not moving forward as powerfully as you would like?
    • What do you want to manifest in the next two years? What would you like to be rocking in the year 2020?
    • What parts of you want to explore spirituality or the metaphysical? What spiritual communication is coming to you through your Spirit Guides, your Ancestors, and your Higher Self?
    • What does your Soul want to contribute to this Earth? What would give you joy to offer?
    • What would you LOVE to master and give to the world?
  10. Visualize: After journaling, close your eyes and visualize yourself manifesting your dreams. Do your best to really feel like you are experiencing the awesomeness of your heart’s desires. Be as sensual about it as you possibly can. Try to raise the stakes on your dreams while you’re visualizing. Make them bigger and more Badass. How could your your offering be even more powerful? Really fantasize and enjoy it. It’s important that you feel these good and exciting feelings in your body. The feelings you have in your body are your point of attraction. Joy attracts things that bring you joy. Excitement attracts excitement. Trust attracts the trustworthy. Sit in this for at least 10 minutes.  You can use the guided meditation that I created to help you with this.
  11. Yes: After visualizing, take some deep breaths and enjoy your great work. Let yourself feel your excitement about your heart’s desires. Say, “Yes,” to all your dreams. You are a Badass Butterfly who knows their worth. You do NOT need to know how you’re going to get there. At the New Moon, though, you MUST say, “YES,” because it’s the YES that is telling the Universe that you are serious about your sauce. So say, “Yes,” with your body, your mind, and your Spirit. Speak it out loud and then I strongly recommend that you take some kind of action on your desires. Even a small action is a step in the direction you want to go.
  12. Action planning: Some of your desires, goals, and dreams will require some planning and strategizing to manifest. Take several minutes to write down some plans and strategies so that you can affirm your desire. This will help you feel powerful in addition to giving you direction. This is so important, friend. If you can feel or sense the strategy of how to achieve your desires, please write it all down. If you don’t feel like you can, then don’t worry. This part can come later.
  13. Shadow Work:If you feel any resistance to your desires, or you felt like you couldn’t visualize your dream, or you doubt yourself, then do Shadow Work. If you don’t know what Shadow Work is, don’t worry about it. Just write down your doubts and ask your spirit guides to help you heal. That’s good enough.
  14. Close. To close out your ritual, sit up straight and bring your hands to prayer at your heart. Quiet your mind as you gently bring your awareness to your heart space. Take some deep breaths. As you breathe into your heart-space, say, “Thank you,” for all the love that has been bestowed upon you by the benevolent Spirits that have been with you these last days and the Moon. Know that these words are appreciative, not grateful. What is the difference, you might wonder? Appreciation puts you on the same level of abundance. It is a mirror reflection of abundance. Gratitude is the feeling of having not had something and then getting it. It is about lacking something and then coming into having it. Appreciation is an acknowledgement that you were never lacking. It is a knowing that you have always been a child of God/Goddess—even when you have forgotten. You can chant Aum one time. Bow to your Divinity.
Your ritual is complete.