NEW MOON! NEW MOON!
I love rituals. Ever since I can remember I have loved designing and creating rituals around repetitive lifecycles, whether nature or human ones.
There is an inner knowingness and sacredness to me that comes from setting aside a moment of time, marked by some cyclical event. I become present, full of intention and creativity as I construct something that is meaningful to me.
Over the past few years I have paid closer attention to the moon cycles, and since today is a new moon, I thought I would share some resources I have used to create my own new moon rituals.
The new moon marks the beginning of the lunar cycle. You can read more about how the moon cycles work at space.com
In Judaism, the new moon is the most pivotal date in the Jewish calendar. It is called Rosh Chodesh and marks the beginning of the month.
Learning The Meaning of the New Moon over at ThoughtCo
One of my favorite blogs for crystals and science blended together is Hibiscus Moon. She combines the scientific knowledge of physics and research with her connection and understanding to crystals. This is a post of her 4 favorite crystals to work with during the new moon energy.
Here are some sites I’ve resourced in the past for some ideas on new moon rituals.
A previous blog from Mind, Body, Green but interesting read on intentions and new moons.
WikiHow offers information how to perform a new moon ritual
And another Mind, Body, Green article on How To Maximize Your New Moon Ritual
If you don’t make it this time but would like to design a new moon ritual here are some resources to help remind you:
This is an app I use to track the moon, Moon Phase Plus – It’s Free!
And finally, the lunar cycles over at timeanddate.com so you can mark your calendar if you so choose.
Here is to happy planting of ideas, manifesting and cultivating intentions and honoring the cycle of change.
(Photo by Conrad Ziebland)
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