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Embrace the Darkness: The Spiritual Significance of the New Moon

It's a foggy morning with a new moon above the land of The Sanctuary. Big energy shift, do you feel it? My dreams were wild and empowering.

We often celebrate the full moon, but I have personally experienced deep shifts and cosmic magic with the new moons, too.



New Moon symbolizes a fresh start, a blank slate. In its darkness, we find the potential for growth and renewal. Light will grow from this darkness following the cosmic cycles we are so weaved with.

Its energy urges us to focus inward and align with our deeper selves. The journey from darkness to light is an opportunity to set intentions, manifest goals, and begin new projects. Let me share three rituals you may perform to soak in this potent, transformative lunar energy:

𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗠𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴: Start by lighting a candle and take some quiet time to reflect. Write down your intentions and dreams. Let the friendly darkness of the New Moon inspire courage to explore newness in your life. This ritual aids in promoting clarity and attracting opportunities.

𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝗵: Draw a warm bath, mix in sea salt, lavender oil, and rose petals. As you relax in the bath, visualize your worries, fears, and negative energies washing away. This ritual helps in clearing energy blocks, reducing stress, and fostering emotional healing.

𝗖𝗿𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴: Lay out your crystals under the night sky of the New Moon. This practice charges your crystals with lunar energy, resetting their vibration and enhancing their power. Ritual benefits include deepened wisdom, harmony, and spiritual growth.

Each New Moon phase brings with it a magical energy full of possibility and change. Harness this energy in ways that fuel your dreams and passions.

This is your moment. This is your magic. And in so many ways, this is you dancing in love with Her...

I have recorded a podcast episode on "Embrace the Darkness: The Spiritual Significance of the New Moon & Walking with the Dark", you can listen on Spotify here or on any podcast platform. Links at https://www.thesanctuaryheal.com/podcast


Blessed New Moon. Angell Deer

Photo: Fairy Moon from HolgaJen. https://www.etsy.com/shop/holgajen/?etsrc=sdt

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