MANIFESTING WITH THE NEW MOON
We’re coming up to a beautiful new summer moon so now’s the time to start planning your intention setting ritual. The days before the new moon are such a cosmically powerful time, and a beautiful moment to set intentions and spark new beginnings by speaking our wishes into the universe and seeing them manifest. The best way to approach a new moon ritual is knowing that the more presence and sincerity you invest in it, the more powerful the returns. You should feel free to make your ritual your own by connecting with what feels meaningful to you, but here are seven steps to set you on your way to magic.
TIME IT RIGHT
First, set aside some space and time in one of the days leading up to this new summer moon which this year falls on 2nd July. Mark it in your calendar and clear your schedule, so you can be sure to keep and honour this time.
Now’s the moment to create a space of beauty. Maybe you want to create a mandala of fresh flowers on your floor, or create a circle of light by lighting candles around you. Even just a little tidying up and decluttering can help you feel calmer, more centered, and more connected to magic. You might want to burn some essential oils or smudge your space with white sage or palo santo to purify your surroundings and bring you to an even deeper place of calm, clarity and receptiveness. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and “you”. Our Guardian pendants are of course beautiful companions for this ritual!
Now spend a few moments in a comfortable seat, breathing deeply with your eyes closed. This is a crucial stage: the more deeply you ground yourself and the more completely you come into the space, the more transformative your ritual will be. Let go of any worries or distractions and trust that you are exactly where you need to be right now. Feel yourself present in body and completely calm in mind as you spend five or so minutes in meditation. You might want to silently repeat a mantra like, “Let me open myself fully to this experience,” or, “let me be fully present and open to all the miracles to come.”
CONNECT WITH YOUR INTENTION
Here comes the really powerful part. This is when you must dive deep into your own being and connect with your intuition to uncover your truest wants. A mantra can be really useful at this stage too – you might want to try silently repeating, “let me connect deeply and sincerely with my desires.” Be patient, open, and curious, until your heart speaks to you. Feel your way into your intention. Allow yourself to visualize your wish. Perhaps you’ve been struggling in a relationship, in which case you might picture yourself laughing and connected and loving with this person. Maybe you’ve been troubled with health issues, in which case, conjure an image of yourself shining and full of vitality and wellness. Whatever it is, allow your vision of your wish made true to grow in colour, vibrancy and power.
WRITE YOUR WISHES
Now it’s time to put your intention into words. Framing your desires in language is a kind of spell-casting, allowing your wishes to become concrete and resonant and, ultimately, take shape. Take your favourite pen and some paper and write your wishes down, in clear and powerful language.
RELEASE YOUR WISHES
Now read over your wishes, feel them, meditate on them. Hold the paper in your hands and, with your eyes closed, continue to meditate on the vision of these wishes manifesting. Finally, when you feel they’ve become embodied within you, it’s time to release them. You might like to fold up this piece of paper and put it in a little box so that you can go back to read your wishes in a month’s time. (You might be surprised how much miraculous transformation has already happened.) Or, you might choose to carefully burn each one, knowing that as you do, you’re releasing the wish to the vibration of the universe. Do whichever feels most right and resonant to you.
CLOSE YOUR RITUAL
Finally, it’s time to close your ritual with serenity and gratitude. You might want to bring your hands together in prayer at your third eye and bow, holding the pose for a few closing moments. Perhaps it might feel more meaningful to simply sit with your palm on your heart for a minute or two, feeling pure gratitude. Either way, make sure to mark the end of your ritual with peace and thankfulness. Now go forth and watch those intentions manifest!