New and Full Moon Ceremony

MOON CEREMONY 

These ceremonies honour your evolving and unfolding life. They acknowledge the natural processes of creation and destruction. They help you become comfortable with change and cultivate the skill of welcoming in and letting go.  

Mark the dates of the new and full moons on your calendar as this encourages a commitment to self-care. Make the ceremony as simple or as elaborate as you wish.  Simplicity helps to establish a regular practice, especially if life is hectic. 

CEREMONY PREPARATION:   

Prepare a space that’s inviting to your senses and beneficial for your nervous system  

Touch: ensure comfort with suitable clothing, blankets and cushions 

Sight: create a gentle light with candles, firelight or side lamps 

Smell: create a welcome scent with fresh air, incense, flowers or essential oils 

Sound: create an inviting soundscape using music or the natural environment  

NEW MOON CEREMONY 

Align with the natural process of creation and the art of welcoming in.  In the darkness of the New Moon, ask to see what is hidden at this moment. Allow new ideas and inspiration to rise from your heart. As you put these ideas into action you grow incrementally with the waxing moon and embody the creative life force that’s within you.

Song Recommendations: 

Alexia Chellun ~ Take Your Destiny 

Avicii ~ You Be Love  

Begin with an Invocation:

“Divine Beloved, you are the energy that is within me and all around me, hold me in this space as I surrender into your guidance. May I become the vehicle for all you wish.  May I receive your wisdom in my thoughts and feel your wisdom in my body.  Knowing that my soul’s desire is what you desire” 

Intentional Silence: 

With your eyes closed sit and sense the space around your body.  As you practice this divergent focus the brain rests in alpha waves, calming the analytical mind and making you receptive to your inner knowing. Stay focused for a minute or two focused on the expanse of energy that surrounds you.  As you do so you are connecting to the greater intelligence.  You may feel a sense of peace and safety. 

Request to Receive: 

“In this silence may I see what is presently unseen in the dark sky. May I receive wisdom and inspiration. Show me the next steps as I grow incrementally with the moon and the natural laws of mother earth” 

Ask:  

What does life want for me that is not seen right now? 

What do I need to give myself for this to come to life?

What steps can I take to bring this vision to life?  

This is an intimate conversation with you and your higher self.  Sit with any feelings that arise as you ask these questions.  If thoughts come to mind you may wish to write in your journal.  Be radically open to the answers that come. When you listen and acknowledge what arises you create a deeply honest relationship with yourself.  This is the foundation for trusting life. 

Closing: 

“In gratitude, I see all that there is to see” 

FULL MOON CEREMONY 

Align with the natural process of destruction and letting go.  The Full Moon illuminates everything so you can celebrate what you have created and reflect on what no longer serves you.  It brings clarity of thought so you know what to bring forward into the next cycle and what to let go of as the moon wanes.    

Song Recommendations 

Jai-Jagdeesh ~ In Dreams 

Satin Jackets ~ You Make Me Feel Good  

Begin with an Invocation:  

“Divine Beloved, you are the energy that is within me and all around me, hold me in this space as I surrender into your guidance. May I become the vehicle for all you wish.  May I receive your wisdom in my thoughts and feel your wisdom in my body.  Knowing that my soul’s desire is what you desire” 

Intentional Silence

  With your eyes closed sit and sense the space around your body.  As you practice this divergent focus the brain rests in alpha waves, calming the analytical mind and making you receptive to your inner knowing. Stay focused for a minute or two focused on the expanse of energy that surrounds you.  As you do so you are connecting to the greater intelligence.  You may feel a sense of peace and safety. 

Request to Receive: 

“In this silence may I celebrate all that I have created.  May I receive guidance and clarity.  May you illuminate my soul’s destiny so that I may see what is to stay and what is to go”  

Ask: 

What joy have I experienced since the past new moon? 

What is to remain in my life so that it may unfold? 

What can I willingly let go of?  

This is an intimate conversation with you and your higher self.  Sit with any feelings that arise as you ask these questions.  If thoughts come to mind you may wish to write in your journal.  Be radically open to the answers that come. When you listen and acknowledge what arises you create a deeply honest relationship with yourself.  This is the foundation for trusting life. 

Closing: 

“In gratitude, I have all that I need” 

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