New Moon in Aries Self Care Ritual - New Beginnings
This new moon falls on the 16th April at 02.57 CET in Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac. It signifies new beginnings, a fresh start and so we are supported with electrifying energy of the new.
“This Aries New Moon is the first new Moon of the astrological year. And it’s a big one!
“This is the time to plant the seeds of rebirth and renewal for this coming year, seeds that will take you into your future.
“What’s different about this Aries New Moon? It is cradled between the asteroid Eris, Goddess of Discord and the planet Uranus, sky god of freedom, revolution and sudden changes.
“Add to this the fact that Mercury ends its retrograde earlier in the day and we can see that a new mind-set, a new perspective is waiting to be born within us, and hopefully within our society."
"PAT LILES from The Power Path.com shares:
“It’s a game-changing reset of a Moon. Through what door is change coming into your life?
“Contemplate what has unexpectedly presented itself and caused you to have to adapt radically and shift your comfort levels. What has been your reaction to the unexpected?
“What does your emotional process show you about your wiring? Open-armed surrender? Slow to accept? Discombobulated by change and new demands? Growth can often be courted, invited or dealt to you by Spirit to prod you along."
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To take advantage of these energies why not try this short ritual, it is best to do this on or around the 15th when the energy is at it's most transformative.
You will need a pen and two sheets of paper, a candle, an insence stick or some sage. You will also need some items to create an altar for yourself, choose things that represent all that you are welcoming in during this new phase of the moon.
Find a comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Sit comfortably.
Take a moment to breathe and connect to your higher self. Breathe in to the count of 4 and out to the count of 6. Allow your breath to infuse your being. When you are ready open your eyes. Light your candle and insence stick or sage and use it to cleanse your energy field by waving it around your body for a few moments.
Take your pen and first sheet of paper and answer these short questions -
- What am I willing to let go of so that I can move on?
- What have I learnt from this?
- Why have I learnt it?
- How is it serving me now?
When you feel you have written all you need to take your second piece of paper. Close your eyes for a moment and allow the breath to infuse your being once more, breathe deeply. Begin by asking yourself -
- What flashes of inspiration are being presented to me at this time?
- Where am I moving towards?
- What is my future vision?
- Am I doing all that I can to support this vision?
Let any realisations and sparks of inspiration you receive be your guide and allow these questions to help you to formulate your intentions for the coming month.
You can end your ritual by creating your altar to call in the energies that you wish to enhance during this new moon. Begin by placing your first items into the East of your circle and then continue placing items in a clockwise manner until you come back to the East of your circle. You can use crystals, shells, candles, photos, pictures, flowers, feathers, anything that speaks to you about your new moon intentions and the energies that you are calling forth.
You can burn your first piece of paper as you focus on letting go and healing and you can place your second piece of paper onto your altar. Thank yourself and your higher power for guiding you today and every day. Continue to come back to your intentions and your altar daily to infuse the energy and opening fully into your life.
Here's to new beginnings!