I love me some New Moon. Although I believe any time is the perfect time to start a new endeavor, the new moon seems to add an extra appeal. Tomorrow there is a new moon in Virgo. I typically refer to Jan Spiller’s site for the new moon information. However, I recently came across an astrologer, Holiday Mathis, who provided a few new moon rituals that I had never heard of and I wanted to share them with you:
NEW MOON RITUALS: Friday, Sept. 18, brings the new moon in Virgo, one of the most productive moons of the year. This is the perfect start date to launch an organizational, fitness or life makeover project. Create a ritual to celebrate your new beginning and to energize your endeavor and give it the best chance of succeeding.
Fire signs: (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): In order to move forward with your new plan, you’ll need to let go of other things that have been taking the place of these actions. What will you be saying “no” to in order to say “yes” to your new life? List those activities, feelings and people on a piece of paper. Write a formal goodbye letter to your “no” activities. Say your ending salutation out loud, and toss the paper into the lit fireplace or fire pit. Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn): Choose a few small symbols of your old life, as well as a few symbols of your new life. Find a patch of earth and dig a hole. Bury the symbols of your old life in the ground, all the while saying goodbye. Place the symbols of your new life on a shelf or other place where you will see them often and daily.
Air signs: (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) Those born under the air element respond beautifully to breathing exercises. With a pen, divide a piece of notebook paper into two columns. Label one side “in” and one side “out.” On the “in” side, list the behaviors, habits, things and people you will be adding to your world. On the “out” side, list what you will leave behind in order to make room for the new. Then quietly sit and consciously breathe in an item from your “in” list and out an item from your “out” list. Work through the whole list and repeat. Water signs: (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) Have you ever tossed coins into a wishing well? This works like magic for water signs. You can vary the ritual by wishing on pebbles and then throwing them into the sea, a lake or a fountain.
I am a Gemini and I will be writing my In and Out list. However, I am also a Scorpio rising. And, I live near a stream. So, I will be making a few wishes and throwing my pebbles into the water. Can’t hurt! Happy Manifesting!