This New Moon in Virgo occurs Tuesday, September 19 at 10:29pm PT
The Virgo New Moons visits us at the intersection of the growing season and the harvest season. This is a time to recalibrate, to plan, to get specific about who we are and what we want to accomplish. With Virgo's sharp eye for detail and historical connection to bearing the spiritual flame of devotion to the Goddess and care for her temples, we can now zero in on exactly how to refine and grow our own devotional practice.
Which of your temples has been most neglected? Spiritual? Emotional? Physical? What daily habits can you put in place to right this neglect? The simple magic of repetition can transform your entire life. What will you devote yourself to repeating in order to ready yourself for all the new days ahead?
You will need:
· 1 white7-day ritual candle in glass container
· 1 piece of Quartz Crystal
· 1 printed image of the 8 of Pentacles
· Pen or pencil
· Frankincense oil (optional)
· Earth from a place sacred to you (optional)
STEP ONE: Cleanse your space, holding the intention that you are preparing it for a sacred operation and that only those beings working for the highest good of all are invited.
STEP TWO: Gather your supplies and settle in to your cleansed space.
STEP THREE: (optional) Put one drop of Frankincense oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Frankincense oil opens connection to the Divine. We use it here to keep our intentions in alignment with our highest good.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle some Earth from a place sacred to you in the top of the candle. The Earth can be from your yard, a park you frequent, even a plant on your desk. The important thing is that it is symbolic of a place you consider your temple, a place you feel safe and connected to the Divine.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed 8 of Pentacles card write your new habit in the present tense 3 times. Be sure to include the frequency of the habit. For example, if your goal is set a new habit of daily meditation to strengthen your spiritual temple, you would write "I meditate daily" 3 times on the back of the card. When you are finished, read what you have written out loud. All words are magic words and speaking them intensifies their power.
STEP SIX: Place the white candle and the Quartz Crystal on top of the 8 of Pentacles image (image side up).
Quartz Crystal is known as the Master Crystal. It connects easily to all elemental energies and provides us a direct link to the heartbeat of the Earth and to the Divine. We use it here to both ground and expand our intentions and our practice.
White candles are used in spell work for spiritual and devotional operations.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in quiet meditation envisioning yourself joyfully carrying out your new devotional habit. Know that the Moon, the Universe, and all your Guides and Angels and Ancestors are here to assist and support you. Let your candle burn until it goes out on its own in a fire-safe place. While it is burning, be sure to stay aware of any signs, symbols, or messages that come through. These can be from loved ones, strangers, dreams, signs on the street - anywhere. Spend a few minutes with your candle each day, internalizing this new habit as an essential part of your life.
Happy New Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH