The New Moon or ‘Dark Moon’ in Taurus brings us energies of new starts, a time for things to begin again with a fresh slate and manifest new ideas and relationships with real substance.
In order for us to start anew, we must clear away negative and stagnant energies of the past cycle.
This ritual will walk you through cleansing and opening yourself up for positive change in our new season.
Gather Materials and Prepare your space
You will need:
Sage/Palo Santo or other cleansing herb of choice
Plate / dish with some water to extinguish paper
Start by gathering all of your needed materials and preparing your space. Place all the materials in front of you.
Once you have found somewhere quiet to sit with all your materials, smudge yourself and your space with your Palo Santo, Sage or whatever herb you prefer.
My go-to cleansing chant is “May light and love fill this space, and the hearts and minds of all those who enter here. Negative energy is not welcome.”
Set aside your smudging herbs and light the white candle.
As you do so, focus on your intention for the ritual: To cleanse yourself of the past energies and make room for the new.
Look into the flame and say aloud “I release all that no longer serves me” and let those emotions flow. Think of all the things you’re currently holding on to that no longer serve your Higher Self.
This process can be emotional and it’s important to allow those feelings to surface and be addressed in order for the process to work.
Let these things go, continue to say “I release all that no longer serves me” until you feel that you have released all these negative energies and feelings.
Tear your paper into a small piece and write down what you plan to accomplish this lunar cycle. (A whole sheet of paper will be a FIRE HAZARD)
These intentions can be as simple as “I will clean out my closet this week” or as important as “I will learn to love myself”
Hold your paper with your intention over the water dish, close your eyes and say aloud your intention, really feel it rise in you and commit yourself to the intent.
Light the paper on fire with the lighter or matches, imagine your intention rising to the Universe in the smoke that comes from it, and drop it in the dish to extinguish the flame.
Once you have completed these steps, take a few moments to reflect on the process and how you feel now that it is over. When you are ready, thank the Universe, blow out the candle and rise.