New Moon Ritual for a re-birth of the Emotional Self. We have a New Moon in Pisces paired with a Solar Eclipse today. With the light of both the Sun and the Moon blocked, we have the opportunity to see through deep waters into our personal underworld to wrap up old patterns and begin anew. Honoring where we have been with love and compassion is essential for this task. Judgment of ourselves and our past actions will not serve us. This is the time for a clean slate, but to achieve it, we must truly love and forgive all that we find when we pull back the veil of our Emotional Selves and see clearly into the darkness. To accomplish this, we call on the Queen of Cups, water of water, the glorious caretaker of the emotional realm, to help us wade into the depths without losing our footing.
This ritual can be performed anytime in the next 3 days to capture the New Moon energy.
What you will need:
1 blue (dark or light) 7-day ritual candle in glass container
1 piece of Black Tourmaline
1 printed image of the Queen of Cups
Pen or pencil
Poppy Seeds (optional)
Clove oil (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 Clove oil in the top of the candle and trace it with your finger 3 times clockwise around. Bergamot oil helps to release stress and fuel motivation.
We use it here to call on the assistance of Angelic Beings for protection and spiritual awakening.
STEP FOUR: (optional) Sprinkle a small amount of Poppy Seeds in the top of the candle. Poppy Seeds are related to the Divine Feminine - water, the moon, and Goddess mythology. We use them here to strengthen our ties to and comfort with the shifting tides of emotion, finding the power in impermanence, looking to Persephone for guidance on how to navigate divergent worlds with grace.
STEP FIVE: On the back of the printed Queen of Cups card, write a short letter to your newborn emotional being. Tell her all of your hopes and dreams for her, how you can support her, what she can expect from you. This letter is a promise. You are dedicating yourself to the care of your emotional self and making a pact with yourself and with the Universe to follow through on your promise.
If you chose a dark blue candle, your work leans toward expanding your relationship with and trust of your intuition to support your emotional Self.
If you chose a light blue candle, your work leans toward opening up your communication with yourself and others to support your emotional Self.
STEP SIX: Place the candle and the Black Tourmaline on top of the Queen of Cups image (image side up). Black Tourmaline is the master stone for psychic protection and clearing negativity. It helps us to discover and enforce our own healthy energetic boundaries.
STEP SEVEN: Light the candle and spend a few minutes in quiet meditation reflecting on releasing the past with love and compassion and truly allowing this rebirth to manifest a clean slate for your emotional Self. Know that the Moon, the Universe, and all your Guides and Angels and Ancestors will be 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, reminding yourself of the promise you are making to your emotional Self.
Happy New Moon, my loves! Let me know how it goes. XoxoMLH