New Moon Rituals
I've never paid too much attention to the moon. If I happened to look up and see it, I thought, "Cool."
But last year, on my 30th birthday, we had an amazing, vibrant full moon. It was just a few days after I had made the move back to SF for the third time, and Susan Miller (astrologer to stars) said that it was going to be an amazing year for my sign. After that, I started to pay a bit more attention to moon phases. And for the record, that year was pretty great, at least, in terms of my career, which to me, is the most important.
Today, July 4th, we have a new moon in Cancer, which to be honest, I have no idea what that means. I'm still passively learning about all this stuff. It's super "woo woo," but it's also super fun and interesting. And it prompts great reflection, which, for someone who is perpetually anxious.... Well it's perfect.
I'm trying to establish rituals for a new moon--partly because it's a fun, reflective thing to do, but also because new moons seem like a great way to kick things off. I make lists, I pull cards, I journal, and I take the scrubbiest, most aggressive shower ever.
- i make a list of 5-10 things I'd like to manifest within the next six months. I try to be as specific and simple as possible. I usually begin my list with something along the lines of: "I accept all of the below or something even better for my highest good and the greater good of all concerned." Which I actually heard from Ambi Sitham while she was a guest on one of the million podcasts I listen to.
- I've just recently begun playing with tarot cards again--something I haven't done since high school. Tonight, I did the Louniversity New Moon Spread, which really focuses on manifestation and pinpointing exactly what you need to do. So far I'm a fan, especially since I LOVE to come up with ideas, but don't ever know where to begin.
- I've never been good at journaling, but hey, if I journal my manifestation list and my tarot reading once a month, that's better than nothing, right?
- A lot of people like to take a nice long bath as part of their new moon rituals, imagining the water to wash away any negative energy. Well, I HATE dead skin, I share a shower, and I'm not really a fan of marinating in my own filth, so I've decided that a thorough scrub would be my take on this. And you know, the rare occasion I shave my legs. I'd like to think it's a great compromise.
I'm new to all of this, but so far, I'm learning a lot about myself. I'm learning to consciously take charge of my life, rather than let it take over me. And, it's kind of fun to be the weird "woo woo" person in my group of friends.
Let's be real. I love being the weird friend.