The moon is not only majestic and wondrous to look at; it is also one of the best ways to manifest using the principles of the law of attraction.
For years, many societies have worshipped the moon and have used it as a portal to call in good fortune and to release their prayers to the Universe.
As you might have guessed, the New Moon symbolizes new beginnings and it is the perfect time to ask for what you want to manifest.
At the end of the cycle is the Full Moon and this symbolizes completion. This is a great time to release what is no longer serving you as you pave way for the things you asked for to come into your life. If any negative emotions and blocks are keeping you from manifesting your desires, the Full Moon offers an opportunity for you to release and let them go.
This article serves as a guide to performing a monthly moon ritual. First, we will touch a little bit on how the New Moon and Full Moon phases work before delving into the ritual itself. So, let’s get started.
The New Moon and The Law of Attraction
The new moon takes place when the sun and the moon align along the same astrological angle. In metaphysics, it is said that when the sun and moon conjoin in this way. It is the masculine energy of the sun uniting with the feminine energy of the moon.
Being the first of the eight phases of the moon, the new moon is a great time to plant new seeds i.e. set new intentions and breathe life into areas of our lives that seem to be declining or are on a plateau.
The opportunity that the new moon offers is incredibly powerful. At this time, you want to be very clear and very careful about how and what you ask for.
It is common for people to ask, for example, for material wealth. However, we forget to ask that this desire be manifested in a way that no one is hurt in the process.
Therefore, at the new moon, as you set your intentions for the things you want to manifest, be sure to ask that these things come to you in a happy and healthy way and that they bring you nothing but joy.
There are only 12 new moons and 12 full moons each year and with a quick internet search, you can see the new moon and full moon dates based on your geographical location. Mark these dates on your calendar so you don’t miss the opportunity to plant the seeds of the things you desire and bring them to completion.
The Full Moon and The Law of Attraction
The Full Moon takes place when the sun’s masculine energy illuminates the entire face of the feminine moon. During this time, the Moon and Sun are perched on the opposite sides of the Earth.
While it is impossible to see the new moon in the sky, you will definitely be able to see the full moon in all its glory as it lights up the dark skies.
A full moon asserts a powerful gravitational pull on the Earth, which stirs up both creative and intuitive energies. In ancient times, the full moon was seen as being the cause of supernatural transformations.
Indeed, just as the sun shines its rays on the moon, the full moon illuminates and brings emphasis to the things you have been working on since the start of the new moon.
This is the perfect time to self-reflect, identify the things that are working for you, and purge those that are not.
How to Manifest Using the New Moon Ritual
The new moon is a gift from the Universe offering us an opportunity to create new, fun, and fulfilling beginnings. Many new moon rituals are available. Here is a simple ritual to get you started. Feel free to customize it to your own needs.
Reflect on Your Intentions
A couple of days before the new moon, think about what you want to manifest. There is nothing wrong with wanting many things but you might find it easier to focus your mind if you limit your intentions to a maximum of five.
You can choose to write down your intentions a few days before the new moon or during the new moon. It does, however, help to just take time before the new moon to get really clear about what you want. When the new moon dawns you need to have no doubt about your intentions. Doubt or a split mind is the opposite of faith and it will make manifesting your desires difficult.
Cleanse Yourself and Your Space
Before beginning your ritual, cleanse both your body and the space where you will be performing the ritual. Cleansing is a powerful way to eradicate negative energies and blocks to pave way for the things you want to manifest.
You can cleanse and prepare your space by burning dried sage leaves or a sage stick. Lighting up candles and burning some incense also helps to set the stage for your new moon ritual. You might find that playing soft music puts you in the right frame of mind to manifest your desires but do not shy away from silence if this is your preference.
What is really important is to be intentional even with your cleansing ritual as you get ready for manifesting. As you light up your candles, or burn incense, consider asking the Universe to allow you to clear the space to enhance your manifesting ritual using the energy of the new moon.
In addition to cleansing your sacred manifesting space, cleansing your body right before the ritual is a good idea. A salt bath (use Epsom or sea salts), accompanied by some relaxing essential oils and scented candle lights will put your mind at ease. Having clear thoughts will help you set solid intentions that align with your highest good.
Write Your Intentions
There is power in writing down your desires. This process brings your desires from your subconscious mind to your conscious mind. This in turn helps you bring emotion into what you want to manifest. If you are a student of the law of attraction, you know that emotions are the most powerful way to actualize your thoughts and desires.
Take a pen and a sheet of paper, and make a list of the five things you desire. Ask for anything, whether that is balance in your relationships, creativity, new opportunities, a soulmate etc. It is really important that you believe you can manifest what you are asking for.
Undoubtedly, a little voice of doubt may pop up. This could make you wonder whether what you are asking for is too big or too small. Acknowledge these judgments, let them go, and continue writing your intentions.
You also want to be very specific about what you want.
As you write, focus on what you want, not what you do not want. You also want to write your desires or intentions using affirming statements to indicate you are already receiving these manifestations. For example, “I have received a First-Class Honors Degree. I just started by new job at Freshfields Law Firm”.
As mentioned earlier, this is more than a writing exercise; it is also a feeling exercise. As you list your intentions, feel each item. Envision how it will feel like when you have what you are asking for.
Take time with each intention and listen to what your heart is telling you. Is there some resistance? Then this is probably not the best time to put this intention on your list.
The less resistance you experience, the easier it will be for you to feel as though you already have what you are asking for. This is key to manifesting your desires into reality.
Send Your Intentions Out to The Universe
Just as there is magic in writing your intentions, there is even more magic in reading them aloud to the universe. This is yet another powerful way to infuse your desires with emotions.
Before reciting your intentions, ask the new moon to help you manifest whatever it is you want in this lifetime. You can customize your words or say something like “This, or more, now manifests for the highest good.”
Once you finish reading out your intentions, say a closing statement to the moon. For example, you could chant, “I welcome transformation, I welcome abundance, I am ready to receive.” Customizing your own words is always the best way to go. But, if you need some guidance, feel free to check out a couple of new moon prayers and see which one resonates with you.
After speaking, sit in silence and envision your intentions being sent up to the new moon. Feel it conspiring to manifest your desires. When you are ready, place your list of intentions on your nightstand or a place where you will see it when you wake up in the morning.
Take Inspired Action
Praying, chanting, and performing the new moon ritual is not enough. You also need to put in the work. Remember that your thoughts, emotions, and actions must align with your intentions.
Say you asked the new moon for help to achieve a healthy weight. You cannot expect to manifest your desire if you continue pursuing an unhealthy lifestyle. As the universe works for you, you also must do the earthly work that will help you get you to a healthy weight, which in this case could involve taking action such as working out regularly, hydrating, and eating healthy foods.
Your thoughts and therefore your emotions and speech also need to be in alignment with your intentions. If you asked for a soulmate, for example, you cannot go around thinking, feeling, or talking about how you are never in love or how difficult it is to find a partner.
How to Perform A Full Moon Ritual
The full moon gives us the opportunity to purge energies that do not serve us. It is also a time to complete your new moon intentions. This allows you to move on, let go, and allow the universe to work for you.
Cleanse Your Body and Space
Ideally, you should perform your full moon ritual outside. Before performing the ritual, be sure to cleanse both your body and your space in the same way you did in preparation for ritual.
Recite Your Intentions
Read your intentions aloud to the full moon. Infuse your recital with emotion and have complete faith that what you want is on its way for the greatest good of everyone concerned. End your recital with, “And so be it, and so it is.”
Say a gratitude prayer, thanking the full moon for helping you manifest your desires. Again, feel free to customize your own prayer.
Release and Let Go
Take the sheet of paper with a list of your intentions and set it on fire. Watch the smoke go up to the full moon. Visualize the completion of your intentions as they are manifested into reality.
The beauty about manifesting your intentions using the new moon and full moon rituals is that you do not need any expensive journals, precious stones, or other tools.
You just need to bring yourself into the presence of the moon and have utter faith that the universe is working for you.
These rituals are also not set in stone; using this guide, you can create your own chants, prayers, and cleansing practices. This helps you own and enjoy the ritual.