Ritual: Aries New Moon
Aries New Moon: Sat. Apr. 18, 2015, 2:57 a.m. EDT,
Sun and Moon at 28.25 Aries
Ground your body, clear your mind...
Become aware of your body. Notice how gravity holds and connects you to earth. It’s as though your body is an ancient stone temple—solid, strong, secure. Sanctify this temple. Imagine a priestess is pouring sacred water and scattering rose petals, all the way down, from your head to your toes. Any anxiety or negativity washes away. Notice the thoughts and feelings leaving the temple—your judgments, your distracted mind, your worried heart. Be sure to honor them. Give each a smile and a piece of cake as it departs.
Draw a circle of protection, call in blessings...
Visualize a ring of fragrant flowers surrounding you, protecting you. Know that you are safe and relaxed. Breathe deeply. Feel the power of the Sun and Moon pouring into your circle. The energy of Aries is gathering in your circle, vibrant, hot, and radiant. Fire sign Aries is spontaneous and impulsive-sometimes careless and rash. But you can feel its energy bursting within like a dancing flame, when you just have to DO something! Aries inspires the courage and leadership of a warrior. It stimulates the curiosity and dare-devil of a pioneer. To live in the Aries vibration is to think well of yourself, to follow your own instincts, to go where others are too fearful or unimaginative to explore. Continue absorbing its inspiring energy as you read Aries' affirmations.
- I'm courageous enough to feel my fear.
- I can choose to fight or forgive when I need to.
- Everyday I discover something new.
- My life is a grand adventure.
- I blaze new trails in my work.
- I'm confident the world needs what I have.
- I'm loaded with energy, vitality, and enthusiasm.
- My inner radiance shines out for all to see.
Allow seed intentions to form...
Your intentions for this cycle are gathering. You may already know what you wish to accomplish. Or you may not. Trust that all will unfold perfectly in time. Know that this brief ritual has aligned you with spirit. Now ask your heart if it has a closing message for you. This may come in words or as a picture, perhaps as a body sensation or sound. Give yourself time to receive this message. Digest it. Write it down. Then, in gratitude to yourself and spirit, return to normal awareness. Place a symbol of your Aries New Moon message on your altar.