Your Sacred “Yes”
E M E R G E N C E
A Ritual For the Aries New Moon
Solo time to get quiet and listen deeply
A separate sheet of paper
Anything else that feels personal/sacred to you (flowers, essential oil, tarot/oracle deck, incense, herb smoke, hot tea etc.)
(optional, flower seeds/bulbs/sapling).
This weekend through March 22nd is ideal timing for this ritual as the days leading up to the Spring Equinox and the New Moon fall on Monday (March 20th) and Tuesday (March 21st) and are the most potent energetically. That said, anytime that works for you and your life is the right time. This new moon is the first of two new moons in Aries …the cardinal fire sign of new beginnings/chapters/cycles, our identity/self-knowledge, forward momentum, initiations, taking action, awakenings and new expressions, which feels especially auspicious. I love to take my rituals outside in nature; but anywhere that feels magical and quiet to you is just perfect.
Light your candle.
Call in the energy of the High Priestess (triple Goddess and keeper of the feminine mysteries and the Moon), along with any other favorite archetypes or guides/helpers, elements, ancestors etc that are meaningful to you.
Place your hand on your heart and intentionally shift your awareness away from the concerns of the external world and your thinking mind and turn inwards, connecting with the inner home and temple of the heart. You can do this via a brief meditation, repeating a mantra, listening to some beautiful soothing music, reading a poem, lighting incense, breathing in a favorite essential oil, or through a simple breath work exercise etc.
Bring to mind a version or an aspect of yourself you desire to become and deeply imagine, envision this “you” that is a few steps ahead of where you currently find yourself.
What does she believe is possible for herself? How does she honor and value her own worth, her time, her gifts, her energy? How does she love herself? How does she love others? What stories has she redefined? What inner work has supported her shifts and transformations? What supports, resources or replenishes her? Who and what is on her team? How does she love to spend her time? What does she feel passionate about? How does she stay in her center, in her truth? What does she want to embody and represent in the world? How does she tend her heart, her healing, her process, her passions, her dreams?
Tune in with your entire being and listen deeply. What comes up for you? What glimpses do you catch sight of? What feels like untapped potential? What feels finally ready to embrace? If this invitation finds you at the starting line of even considering your own needs, desires and love as worthy, this is absolutely a beautiful time to sit with those ideas and use this ritual as planting seeds of intention to being in relationship with the “more” of you. Wherever you’re at in the journey, take note of where your intuition and curiosity lead you and write your discoveries into your journal. When you feel complete, read what you arrived at out loud as an offering, prayer, vow, love-note to the new moon and to your own majestic heart.
You may like to write out a shortened version of your intention and plant it in the earth together with flower seeds/bulbs etc. Every fruit tree and rose bush in my garden has been planted together with a written dream and a programmed piece of rose quartz crystal that holds the vision of some future aspect of my life ... some of which have already manifested and reflect my current reality.
The days leading up to the new moon is also an ideal opportunity to support any releasing work; especially anything that has been illuminated during the recent weeks. If you’re unsure about what you want, consider writing a list of what you no longer want to give time, energy and attention to. On your sheet of paper, write down any completions, habits, beliefs, cycles/chapters or ways of being that feel ready to end. Fold or roll up your list and use the candle flame to set it alight, using the heat-proof bowl to carefully catch the embers as you witness the surrendering. Bury the cooled ashes into the earth as an offering of honoring and composting what has passed.
If it’s in your practice, pull cards to support your ritual. Program your crystal to carry the energy of your future self. Ask any helpers or guides to support you in your emergence.
Blow out your candle and take some time to sit in the energy of this powerful lunation and your intentions. Sit alongside this future version of yourself, taking note of how she makes you feel. Send gratitude and love to yourself and your allies.
Keep your journal close to your heart. Refer to it over the coming days, weeks and future moon cycles. When you feel guided or prompted, take action to move in her direction, taking note of and reconciling any aspects that you sense keep you from embracing your pure magnificence and beautiful unfurling.
Big Love, Always
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