We have to go deep, ask ourselves the hard questions, and face up to all that is blocking us from rising.
There may be intensity flowing under this dark Moon, but sometimes we need intensity to push us through the wave of transformation that is waiting for us.
All of us, in some way or another, will be called to move through a cycle of death and rebirth under this New Moon, and this ritual is designed to be your soothing guide.
This ritual is best done October 27th- November 9th, 2019
Scorpio New Moon Ritual
You will need:
- Smudging tool of choice (try our Grounding Spray if you can't burn Sage)
- Candle (White or Black)
- Bowl of water
- Pen and paper
- Nature item of choice (See step 1 of directions)
- New Moon Meditation Oil for the ritual and throughout the month
* The Meditation Oil can be used at any time throughout the Ritual. Try putting some on before you head for your walk, prior to smudging or listing your feelings, and use it throughout the month for scent recognition, prior to sleep or meditation, to remember the feelings invoked during this New Moon.
1.) To start off this ritual, go for a walk in nature. As you are walking, try to become present. Imagine that with each step you are kissing the earth with your feet. On your walk, choose one offering of nature to take back with you to use in your ritual. It can be a fallen leaf, a stone or rock, or a cup of rainwater. Just use your intuition to guide you. If it's available to you, walk with bare feet/take your shoes off and plant them to the ground, or place your hands on the ground to feel the Earth's energy.
Please try not to harm a living plant and instead, take something that has fallen or can be returned after your ritual. You can also do this step 1-2 days before completing the rest of the ritual.
2.) Bring your nature item back inside with you. Light a candle and have the rest of your ritual ingredients nearby. Using the flame of your candle, light your smudge stick if needed.
3.) Begin by smudging your aura first and then your space and ritual ingredients. As you smudge your aura, recite the following-
“I use this smoke/spray to cleanse and free myself of any burdens, blocks, or wounds that are holding me back. I ask that Mother Earth, Mother Moon, and Mother Nature work in synergy to help lift and support me on my journey. I ask for healing, I ask for release, I ask to receive in grace all that comes my way. I ask to be protected through the cycles of transformation so I may be reborn with ease. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
As you smudge your surroundings, recite the following (note, when smudging your surroundings be sure there is a window/door open to let the bad vibes escape!)
“I cleanse the space around me, I cleanse and bless this room. The energy of this space is healed, the energy of this space is true. Only light and love fill this home. Only light and love dwell here. All that is dense, heavy, and untrue is now gone. I am renewed. This space is renewed. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
4.) Take your nature item and hold it in your hands. Close your eyes and see if you can connect to its energy or essence. See if you can connect to that part of yourself that felt drawn to choose this offering.
5.) Now, look at the item you have chosen and make a list of 3 feelings or qualities it evokes on a piece of paper. Don’t overthink it and just write the first things that come to your mind.
6.) Now, take a moment to look at what you have written and see how it may apply to your life at the moment. Are these feelings or qualities ones you need to bring into your life or remove? Is there some connection between what you wrote and what’s going on in your own life?
Trust that the feelings/qualities you wrote earlier were intuitive whispers from your heart, guiding you to look at a particular area of your life.
Then, use the qualities/feelings you wrote as a prompt to begin journaling and getting your thoughts down on paper. You can choose to write as much or as little as you like but the idea is to dig deep! Do this for all three feelings/qualities.
Here is one example to guide you:
- Nature object: leaf
- Feelings/Quality it evokes: service
- How it applies to my life: I am always trying to be of service to others but I feel I need to think about how I can also be of service to myself. Lately, I have been feeling guilty for how I handled a recent situation. I feel like I was trying to be of service to everyone and ended up being of service to no one…..etc., etc., etc.
7.) Now, reflect on what you have written and any emotions that have come up for you. Now, get ready to burn the papers. If needed, you can rip them into strips. When the papers get too hot, drop them into the bowl of water. As you burn the papers recite the following three times or feel free to say what you feel in the moment-
“Under the Scorpio New Moon, I honor the cycles of death and rebirth. I let whatever needs to come and I allow whatever needs to go. I do not clench with fear, I do not allow my heart to hold, I surrender, I accept, and I move through what is. May grace guide me, may fortune favor me, and no matter what struggles I face, may I rise.”
8.) Once all the papers are burnt, snuff out your candle, take your nature item/offering and your bowl of water and venture back outside. If needed, you can do this the next day too.
9.) As you walk, try to become present and imagine once again that you are kissing the earth with your feet. Thank your nature offering and return it to where you got it from or put it in a similar place. Pour your water and bury the papers around it. Say a thank you prayer as you do this. Again, If it's available to you, walk with bare feet/take your shoes off and plant them to the ground, or place your hands on the ground to feel the Earth's energy.
Note: if you don’t have anywhere to discard the water or papers, you can also just discard them at home too. Make it easy for yourself!
10.) Once you are back inside your ritual is done. If you are heading to to bed, try tuning into a Frequency Soundtrack (Like this One) or Sleep Meditation to help calm the mind and fully sit with the work you've done.
Rebirth can be scary. I always try to remember, however, that the past is past and should not obstruct our PATH.
If you felt called to do this ritual, make sure to comment below with what feelings were brought up for you!