The Leo Black New Moon on July 31st/August 1st will be helping us to integrate the awakenings and illuminations brought our way by the recent eclipses and the end of Mercury in Retrograde.
Use this ritual to journey inward, as you acknowledge what the Eclipses have presented to us and harness those new energies + vibrations.
When you are present, we may also begin to see the beauty + possibilities emerging from whatever changes have unfolded. Use your eyes and ears as well as your heart to embrace these changes.
Enjoy this Ritual, which has been created to encourage your energies to merge + invite the higher vibrations of the New Moon into your heart.
Black New Moon Ritual - Leo 2019
This ritual is best done July 31st through to August 8th, 2019. You only need to do the ritual once. Choose a space where you will not be disturbed, and you can move freely. Positioning yourself near a large window, on a balcony or outside is ideal so you can bathe in the darkness of the Black Moon.
For this ritual, you will notice there are a lot of ingredients! This is because we are making a beautiful bowl of charged water for healing and awakening! You don’t have to use all the ingredients listed here, just use them as a guide. A smudging Spray, our Black Moon Rising Oil, or Incense can be used for cleansing. Use crystals that speak to you and call you to use them.
You will need:
- Smudging or Cleansing Tool of choice
- Large bowl of clean water or Holy Water
- 3-4 of your favorite flowers or a handful of flower petals - or leaves - from nature outside your home is best.
- A grounding Essential Oil or New Moon Oil (For straight EO's I gravitate towards Frankincense, Rose or Palo Santo)
- 1-7 crystals (see note below)
- 1 floating or tea light candle (see note below)
- 20 small strips of paper
- Pen or pencil
- A 10 min guided Meditation that speaks to you (I recommend the Calm app)
- 1 piece of jewelry you wear often and don’t mind getting wet (optional)
Crystals: If you have them, one crystal for each of the seven Chakras of the body would be great, otherwise, just choose whatever crystals you feel drawn to or skip them altogether. The crystals will need to be small enough to fit into your bowl of water. Your crystals are going to get wet so make sure you use crystals that are water safe. Crystals ending in “-ite” like selenite or calcite do not hold up well in water.
Candle: if you don’t have a floating or tea light candle you can also use a glass jar candle and stand it up in your bowl of water.
Before everything, I like to have a cleansing shower or bath (add epsom salts + a few drops of your favorite oils to the bath before entering). While bathing, recite "Goddess, use this water to wash away all negative energy. Allow my body and soul to be clear and open to receiving the energy this New Moon has brought us. I am ready to receive. I am light, I am loved, I am protected, I am clean". After the cleansing is complete, hug yourself and relish in the new energy. Using your favorite essential oils or New Moon Oil, rub into your pulse points, inner arms, neck and hair + breathe in.
1.) Have all of your ingredients handy and start by smudging or cleansing your aura and then your surroundings and ingredients. As you smudge your aura recite the following-
“I cleanse myself with light and loving energy. My defenses now come down. The guards and fears that have surrounded me for so long now melt to the floor. I am open and I am safe. I am radiating pure heart energy. I am cleansed. I am love.” - Repeat 3 Times
As you smudge your ritual ingredients and your space, feel free to recite the following-
“I cleanse this space and these ingredients with light and loving energy. My space is protected and pure. My ingredients are cleansed and full of vitality. Only love fills this space now. Only light fills this space now. Goddess,Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” - Repeat 3 Times
To smudge with Oil or Spray - do the same as above and rub drops of oil/spritz onto your pulse points/chakra points, as well as your tools in a cross shape or clockwise motion.
2.) Start the ritual by doing a 10 Minute Guided Meditation. Again, I prefer the Calm App and I will be choosing the "Loving-Kindness" meditation found under "Inner Peace". You choose whichever calls to you, and what your heart is asking to hear. It can be for any length, but more than 3 mins and less than 20 mins. To get the full sensory benefit of this meditation (and all meditations), place a few drops of Essential Oil (or my New Moon Oil) in your palm, rub your hands together and inhale.
3.) Sit in front of your bowl of water and take one of your crystals in your non-dominant hand. Gently begin rubbing the crystal to charge and activate it with your energy. When you feel it is warm or it begins tingling in your hand, gently place it into the bowl of water. Repeat this for all the crystals you are using.
If using, you can also do this same process with the piece of jewelry. When you feel it is charged up, add it to the bowl of water.
4.) Once all the crystals are in the water, cup one of the flowers or some of the flower petals in both hands. Imagine you are sending and receiving energy from the flower. Just be present with the flower and all of its vitality. Once you feel the energy exchange is complete, gently place the flower into the bowl of water. Repeat this till you have used all your flowers or petals.
If you'd like, add a few drops of the oil you are using to the bowl at this time as well.
5.) Now, light your candle and place it inside the bowl of water. Very gently, without knocking the candle, begin using your finger to gently swirl the water around clockwise, in increments of 3. (i.e 3/6/9 times)
6.) As you swirl the water, try to focus on the present moment. Watch the flow of the water and the movement of the objects inside. Just try to immerse yourself in the experience. When ready, recite the following mantra as you swirl the water. You will recite it 7 times. After each reciting, take one long and deep breath in and out.
“I relax and settle into the flow of my life. I trust that all is in Divine order and everything is unfolding for my highest good. I am safe. I am loved. I am protected by the Goddess”
7.) Now, take your small strips of paper and begin writing in 1-3 words, things that you want to bring into your life. For example, you can write “happiness”, “love”, "gratitude", "travel", or “abundance”. You can be more specific too if you wish. As you write each one, say it aloud and then drop it into the bowl of water. Be careful to not burn the paper.
8.) Once you have all your papers in the bowl, wrap your hands around the bowl and recite the following-
“I am ready to welcome in the new. I am ready for new adventures to begin. I am ready for positive light and love to enter. I know no matter my past, that I deserve a brighter future. I know no matter what I have been through, It does not define my future and I can find a more hopeful + positive path. To the Goddess that protects me, Thank you. To the Goddess within me, Thank you. To the Goddess I will become, Thank you.” - Recite 3 Times
9.) Leave your bowl of water to charge overnight. Please remember to blow out the candle if you are leaving the bowl unattended or going to sleep.
Note: if you are nervous about leaving your jewelry overnight, feel free to remove it from the bowl before bed. It will still be charged!
10.) In the morning, take out your crystals and jewelry and dry them gently with a towel. You can wear the jewelry, and keep the crystals near you if possible. Discard of the papers by burying them in the garden, putting them in recycle, burning them in an open fire or placing them in a garbage near an intersection or crossroads.
Happy Black New Moon!