New Moon Self Care Ritual for November 2017
This new moon falls on the 18th November and is more powerful than ever giving you an opportunity to let go of old stories that you might hold onto about yourself enabling you to reclaim your inner power. The new moon is in Scorpio which makes it all about truth, patience and owning your instinctive power.
It's a time for reflection to go deep inside to identify what is not serving you. It’s a time to cleanse and release for new growth. Throw off anything that you’re done with, find your warrior spirit inside to support you in doing this.
It’s an intense weekend coming up, we are being invited to follow the heart path of truth but with this comes the inevitable shedding of our darkness, deep introspection, reflection and release. Commit to the release and you will grow in ways you never thought possible. Do not be afraid of what is rising up for you, embrace the darkness as a gift to expand.
Take a moment to complete this short ritual which will help you to identify the story you want to release and step into your power.
It is best to do this between November 17th and 20th 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 you altar and sit comfortably in front of it.
Take a moment to breath and connect to your truth. Breathe in to the count of 4 and out to the count of 6. Imagine a white light emerging from your heart, the energy of truth and light. Allow it to spread throughout your body seeking out the darkness that you hold inside, infusing your body with light as you search for the story that you are ready to let go of at this time. Once you have identified the story bring fully into your consciousness. Don't be afraid of it, accept it fully without judgement.
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 the story that you are releasing. Take your time, you can expand to include why you are letting the story go and the areas of your life that it is impacting. 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 light to infuse your being once more, breathe deeply as the light fills you. What areas of your life are you being called to illuminate, to bring into integrity, to reclaim your power? Bring these areas into full consciousness.
Open your eyes and begin to write using these prompts -
I am creating.....
I am resolving.....
I am becoming....
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 close your eyes once more and reconnect to the light. Take a few deep breaths and then say to yourself -
"I trust that my darkness will be released and blossom into the light."
You can end the ritual by placing both pieces on paper onto your altar. Thank yourself and your higher power for guiding today and every day to close.
Have a powerful new moon yogis!