Welcome to the first new moon of 2020 :) New moons open up a portal to birth or manifest whatever wants to come into being. This moment is ripe to embrace new projects, ideas, plans, thoughts, relationships and any other changes you wish to invite into your life. Utilize this energy to seed intentions and check in with yourself around what is no longer serving you. The best way to call in what you want is to clear away that which no longer serves to make room for that which lights you up.
Here are a few ways to release, let go and open the channel for abundance and prosperity:
- Cleanse & Smudge
Remove any built up negativity and cleanse the environment and self with sacred smoke. You can use palo santo, sage, or even a favorite oil or spray. As you pass the smoke or herbs around your space, envision denser energy clearing away.
- Intention Setting
Write down your intentions for this next phase. Be as specific as you can and when you're done read it aloud and really feel into this energy. You can also light a candle as on offering to accompany your intention.
- Bath Ritual
Run a bath, adding essential oils, flowers, herbs, or salts of your choice. You may also add some crystals, such as rose quartz to call in love or citrine for abundance. Visualize the renewal of your energy. You may wish to recite a mantra, such as "I am renewed with this New Moon. I am replenished. I am open to new beginnings."
As you open yourself up to possibilities, you may wish to offer thanks to all that came up during the last cycle. By raising your vibration to a place of gratitude, you are aligning with love. As Rumi says, "Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life."
- Mantras & Affirmations
You may use the following mantras during any of the above rituals or perhaps just on their own:
"I am reborn with this New Moon."
"I embrace the new beginnings opening to me during this New Moon."
"I am open to the unfolding path and synchronicity that flow into my world."
"I let go of what is no longer serving me and open to what is."
"I am open to receive."
"I am wholly rooted in my truth."
"Lunar energy is strong all through 2020, and as we begin this Lunar New Year with the first New Moon, we can all invite more openness and emotional freedom into our lives. We can all open our hearts big and wide, for there is new space there for us to use.
On a more surface note, the vibration around this New Moon is tense and erratic, so we may need to be mindful of this and find ways to ground ourselves if we feel too overwhelmed.
But it is my hope for you, that if you open your heart a little wider than you feel comfortable, and shine your heart energy out when you are feeling overwhelmed or a little vulnerable, that something in that exchange will make you feel safer and stronger, and more aligned in your power.
Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian and of community. It is a sign associated with helping others and thinking about the collective.
There is so much trauma and tragedy in the world that if you have any energy to even just give a little more love to yourself, to others, or to the planet, then you should make this a priority, even if it’s just for a few minutes on the night of the New Moon.
So yes, while the energy around this New Moon is all shades of volatile and a time where you would think to protect your energy and hunker down, I say listen to your intuition and do the opposite. Be brave and open your heart a little wider.
Be safe about it, but courageous to love a little more and to allow yourself to truly feel all you have tucked and buried away.
When you feel, you heal. And the healing doesn’t come from dissecting the emotion with your mind, it comes from just simply allowing it to move through your open heart, undisturbed and held in the space of full belonging.
Try it for yourself. Stretch your heart chakra open by flinging your arms to the side and pointing your chest to the sky.
Put a piece of rose quartz around your neck or tuck it into your bra, and then head out into the world with your heart leading the way.
Put down your barriers and as soon as you feel the impulse to run and hide, see if you can challenge yourself to do the reverse. You got this! And Mother Moon is on your side!"
Happy first new moon of the year!
Moon insights by Forever Conscious