New Moon Self Care Ritual for March 2018
This new moon falls on the 17th March at 14h11 CET in Pisces, one of the water signs and the last sign of the Zodiac. Pisces wants us to heal and we have another great opportunity to let go of our past and everything that is not serving us as we walk confidently into a new future. This new moon heralds the end of a cycle and the beginning of a cycle on the same day as we move forward into Aries and the Spring Equinox next week. The energy is very much all about death and rebirth.
We are currently in the black of the moon, the period of time before the new moon, this is the time for immense healing, if we can sit with the uncomfortableness that it presents then we have an opportunity for great healing and the energies of this past week have been fully supportive of our healing. Perhaps you have experienced old energies coming back to haunt you during this past week, perhaps situations have resurfaced that you thought had been dealt with. Now is the time to learn all that you need to from these messages and let them go once and for all.
To take advantage of these energies why not try this short ritual, it is best to do this between March 16th and 17th 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. Begin by writing down all that you have sat with over the past week, all that has come up for you. See if you can determine whether you have embraced all the lessons that you have been exposed to or is there more work to do? If things keep reoccuring in our lives it is because we still need to learn things from them. Identify where there is still work to be done and where you feel completion. Commit to the work that is left to do and let go of all that is completed. Do this wholeheartedly in preparation for the new.
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 -
- Am I following my dharma in service of the collective fully?
- How can I step more fully into my true self?
- What do I need to evolve?
- Where am I a different person now?
- What projects are on my horizon?
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.
Release and move forward!