The new moon is also known as the dark moon because it’s barely visible in the sky; we are able to review our lives and access the things that are buried deep in the dark within ourselves during this phase of the moon. Because of this, it’s the perfect time to start new endeavors, to plant new seeds, if you will. I had been trying all day to connect with the energy of the new moon. I wanted to leverage the dark moon energy and write a list of things to accomplish this month, but nothing was resonating with me.
After getting nowhere all day I pulled out my Goddess Power oracle deck and asked the goddesses- how should I approach this new moon energy? What will work for me today? The card I pulled was Goddess Sophia, and the meaning of the card - Divine Wisdom.
Here’s what the card said: “When you are disconnected from your Higher Power, you begin to believe that you alone are the source of abundance in life. It is wise to commit to a conscious and deliberate daily connection to a Higher Power. When you forget to do this, you may place too much attention on materialism, work, money, goals, and the like.”
KA BOOM! That’s exactly what I was trying to do - make a list of things that I wanted to accomplish, thinking all the while that I’ll have to work REALLY HARD to make all of this happen. I was listing all the things I needed to do in order to be successful. While I was making this list, I completely forgot that the secret to manifesting anything is to know and trust that at all times I am co-creating with the Divine. As I express my desires the Divine works to support me. Sometimes this is just so hard to remember, right?
After tapping in with the Divine, I was guided to set my new moon intentions! I was also guided to share the prompts below with you, feel free to adapt and make it your own. They purposely led me not to include too many instructions because they want you to tap into your Higher Power to find what will work for you this month.
New Moon Ritual
Grab a pen & paper and find a space where you can focus on the following prompts:
What are your desires this month? - Note: if this month feels too big then start with your desires for this week. Is there something you want to learn about or anchor into your life even deeper? Is there something new you want to start? What would you love some help with? Where do you need some relief- is there something you’ve been hard on yourself about lately? Give yourself as much time as you need to complete this step.
Write out your requests for help from the Divine. - Filter through the desires that you wrote down in #1 and ask for help. The Divine WANTS to help you, don’t be shy - write down your requests. Write out your asks to whichever spiritual being you’re comfortable with. For example:
Dear God, please help me to find one moment of joy every day this week.
I am asking the Universe for extra money to pay all of my bills with ease this month.
Mother Earth, I ask that you support my desires to find healthy and nutritious dinners this week.
Thank you. And so it is. - After you’re finished with all of your requests, thank the Divine and let them know that you trust that you are now co-creating your desires. Fold your paper and write “Thank you. And so it is.” on the back of the paper.
(Optional) Find your helpers- If you’d like to pull cards to help support your New Moon intentions, grab a deck and focus on these three questions.
What do I need to let go of in order to make room for my intentions to be supported?
What do I need to remember? The Divine will be supporting you as soon as you start this ritual. As you move through the month, what do you need to remember that will help you reconnect to the idea that you are always able to connect with a Higher Power.
What message does the Divine have for me?