New Moon Self Care Ritual for January
This new moon falls here in Biscarrosse Plage on the 17th January at 03h17 in Capricorn which is an earth sign and represents hard work, determination, leadership and groundedness. It is an extremely powerful new moon for the start of this year and an opportunity to make a big leap of progress towards your destiny, reclaiming your courage and strength.
You now have the opportunity to release anything that you have been struggling with on the run up to this full moon that has been challenging. The new moon energies will be positivity charging us forward.
To take advantage of these energies complete this short ritual which will help you to use the transformative energy to it's fullest to create the foundations for this master year. It is best to do this between January 16th and 18th when the moon 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 are important to you, photos of loved ones, crystals, flowers, candles, things of beauty.
Find a comfortable place where you won't be disturbed. Create your altar and sit comfortably in front of it.
Take a moment to breathe and connect to your truth. 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 or aura by waving it around your body for a few moments.
Take your pen and first sheet of paper and begin to write down your intentions for the coming month. What do you want to achieve during this cycle? To master? To let go of? Write down your intentions in the present tense as though they are already happening. Let your thoughts flow naturally and just write without really paying too much attention to what is flowing. Let your heart speak.
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. What do you desire for 2018? What are your dreams? Have they altered from the first time that you did this exercise? They can be the same opf course. To repeat the exercise is to strengthen your intentions. Open your eyes and begin to write. Be as conscise and as clear as possible, the Universe loves clarity. Once you have expressed all that you feel you are inviting into your life for 2018 close your eyes once more and reconnect to your breath.
You can end your ritual by placing both pieces on paper onto your altar. Thank yourself and your higher power for guiding you today and every day. Continue to come back to your intentions when you need to infuse them fully into your life.
Enjoy the powerful new moon magic energy!