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"The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase we are in we are still whole.

I am such a "Wow! Look at the moon!" type of person. I am always scanning the horizon looking for the moon as she begins to rise in the evening or I will catch her faintly dancing across the vast blue sky in the middle of the day. The moon is a sign of comfort and safety as she is always there night after night, her light illuminating the darkness and sparking an indescribable feeling of wonderment and awe within. The moon represents feelings, creation, fertility, nourishment and the planting of seeds. With a New Moon in Virgo this Friday, August 30th I thought this would be a perfect time to share how to connect with the beautiful lunar energy. So on this new moon, plant a seed to align yourself with the direction of your soul's growth. 

What Does The New Moon Phase Represent?

A new moon is a time of renewal, reflection, soul searching, new beginnings, manifesting, starting new projects, creating positive change and setting intentions. It is a fresh start and a time to honor what we have been through and release patterns that are no longer serving us. The new moon calls us inward to connect with our heart and align with our higher purpose. 

The new moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle and with it comes an initial period of darkness as the sun and moon are aligned, with the Sun and Earth at opposite sides of the moon causing the moon's light to be barely visible to the eye.

This time of darkness helps us shift from looking outward to reconnecting with our body, feelings and anchoring within. As we move inward we can begin to feel both physical sensations and emotions and let ourselves feel what we feel without judgement. Where do you feel heat, tingling or solidity in your body? How does your right shoulder feel? What about your left big toe? Maybe your neck? Whatever sensations or emotions arise while tuning in, breathe into it, acknowledge it and be thankful for this information.

Let yourself surrender to this sacred time of the lunar cycle and explore your body, FEEL your body, what is it telling you? Reconnect with this beautiful physical vessel that moves you through this life. 

Intention Setting

A new moon is the best time for setting intentions and creating a solid foundation for new seeds to be planted helping them bloom and grow through mindful action for the remainder of the lunar cycle.

Here is how to create an intention for the new moon:

  • Take some quiet time in a comfortable place where you will not be disturbed and begin deeply and slowly breathing in and out. 
  • Ask yourself how you want to feel in your life and what do you want to create in your life based on those feelings you want to embody. 
  • Using a journal write about what your dream life looks like and feels like. Reflect on what areas of your current life can be improved upon to bring this dream life into reality.
  • Free write and don't hold back! Let all of your wildest desires flow out of your pen onto paper and feel the unlimited possibilities of what you have the power to create.
  • It is normal for self-limiting beliefs to arise during this process telling us that we can't or are not worthy of having that which we desire. Write about these feelings too they need to be acknowledged so that you can see they are no longer serving you and can be released.
  • Create an intention based on the areas of your life you want to improve to make your dream a reality.
  • Make sure to frame your intention in a positive way.
  • "I set my intention of _____________. I feel my intention in my body". 
  • Write your intention and FEEL into it as you write it.
  • Keep the intention somewhere you can work with it everyday either while having your morning coffee, brushing your teeth at night or carrying it with you while you walk the dog - just connect with it, read and say it aloud every day.
This experience of connecting with the different phases of the moon and working with our intention takes practice so I invite you to begin this journey of lunar connection with an open heart and mind, patience and have fun! 

New Moon Ceremony

Mark your calendar this Friday, August 30th to commit to your new moon ceremony. Set aside at least 15-30 minutes to give yourself time to explore, play and bask in the lunar energy and the sacredness of your ceremony. Create a ritual that feels beautiful and nourishing to you. You can make it as elaborate or as simple as you want. Here are some ideas:

  • Choose a space where you will not be disturbed. Fill the space with cozy blankets, pillows or meditation cushions - make it warm and comfortable.
  • Play music whether its relaxing and dreamy or more vibrant and up-beat. You choose!
  • Light incense or candles (fill the room so you are surrounded by candlelight!) or anoint yourself with your favorite essential oils.
  • Add a vase of your favorite fresh flowers, crystals (see below) or sacred objects to your space.
  • You can choose to do this ceremony by yourself or with friends.
  • Begin with the intention setting exercise from above and then let yourself journal about your visions, feelings, thoughts, reflections and realizations.
  • Get up and move your body, dance, stretch, chant, meditate - feel into what your body wants and needs and follow that call! 

Crystal Corner

Below you will find a wonderful list of crystals to work with during your new moon ceremony. Choose the crystals you are drawn to and cleanse them by smudging with sage or sweetgrass or visualize white light infusing each stone. Hold your stones during your ceremony or place them in your sacred space on your altar allowing yourself to be surrounded, supported and nourished by their healing vibrations.

Rose Quartz
Dalmatian Stone
Black Tourmaline 
Happy Birthday Virgo!
(August 23 - September 22) 

To all of you Virgos out there I hope your birthdays are full of magic, wonder, joy, laughter, love and all the happiness your heart can hold! Here are some crystals that help to enhance your positive attributes and balance the negative attributes. Wearing jewelry of these stones or your birthstone is also highly protective. 

Blue Sapphire

Healing Affirmations for the New Moon

Speak the affirmation that resonates with you aloud during your new moon ceremony. 

I am standing on the edge of becoming. As I release the baggage and patterns of my past I grow into a higher and truer version of myself. I feel completeness with my truth. I am awakening to a higher consciousness of myself. I bow to the purpose residing in me.

I welcome transformation. I welcome growth. I welcome abundance of all kinds. I know what I need. I am ready. 

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I hope you enjoyed learning about the energy of the new moon and how it can help us tap into our inner knowing, create new intentions and reconnect with our body. I would love to hear about your experiences with your new moon ceremony!

It is truly an honor to be a part of your healing journey and support you in any way I can. Come home to yourself and ignite your inner light and joy ~ your
soul is rooting for you and so am I. 
Keep shining your light & lunar blessings!

With love and gratitude, 
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