The New Moon falls in the sign of Libra on September 30th (Black Moon) or October 1st, 2016 depending where in the world you live.
Even though only part of the world is going to experience a Black Moon, the energy of this time is still very powerful and strong.
Because the energy of this Moon is so powerful, to take advantage of it, you may want to do a ritual or set an intention out to the Universe.
By doing so, it can really help you to consciously and subconsciously receive the energies of the Black Moon on a deeper level.
Due to the energies of this Moon, cleansing, releasing and manifesting are all going to be good places to start.
Here is a ritual idea to guide you-
STEP ONE: Cleanse Your Aura
Take a piece of sage or any other cleansing tool of your choice, and smudge your entire aura starting from the centre and working your way around your body. As you cleanse your energy, you may want to recite a mantra like the one below, or write something more personal that means something to you-
“I cleanse my body of any stagnant energy that no longer serves me. I cleanse my mind of any self limiting beliefs, I cleanse my heart of any attachments to the past. I am now light and love. I am light and love. I am light and love.”
STEP TWO: Cleanse Your Home
Cleanse your entire home using sage, or any other form of cleansing that you prefer. Go around every corner of your house clearing out old, stagnant energy from your past. As you walk around cleansing your home, perhaps recite a mantra such as-
“I cleanse this space of the past, I cleanse this space of attachments that no longer serve me, I cleanse this space of energetic debris that is not aligned with light and love.”
STEP THREE: Let there be Light
Once everything is cleansed, light a candle. It is best if the candle is new as this will symbolize new beginnings. You can also pick the color of your candle based on what energy you want to attract and work with for the coming cycle. You can pick more than one candle too.
- Black- Shadow and subconscious work
- Blue- Protection and working with guardian angels
- Green- Harmony and working with nature spirits
- Yellow- Happiness, lightness (stepping away from taking life so seriously)
- Purple- Spiritual development and finding your purpose
- White- Staying open to the vibrations and messages of the Universe
- Red- Connecting to your purpose or passion
- Pink- Opening the heart
- Orange- Finding your voice and increasing motivation to act
STEP FOUR: Open to the Universe
Once you have lit your candle or candles, this is where you get to set your intention. Write a short message to the Universe or to your higher self about where you want to be, what energy you want to create, or whatever feels right to you. There are no rules with this, but here is a template/example that you can use-
“I open myself to the positive energies of the Universe. I ask the Universe to help me clear (insert here)….I ask the Universe to help open me to (insert here)….I know I am guided and protected by the Universe and I ask my guides and guardian angels to help me (insert here)….Through stating this intention, I realize my power, I know my prayers have been heard and I know I am supported by the Universe.”
As you state this intention you may also want to open heart chakra area by taking a deep breath, looking up and circling your arms around to come to prayer position.
STEP FIVE: Gratitude
Once you have completed your “opening” it is time to express your gratitude. Give thanks for the journey you have been on so far. Give thanks to all the lessons that you have learned. Give thanks to your body and your mind for carrying you through all these years. Give thanks for where you stand today.
Happy Black Moon!