Key Word – GuardianshipCrystal – Fire Agate
Attributes – Fire agate will increase your initiative and commitment to tasks. This stone brings cheerfulness and contentment to the wearer. It promotes vigour, positive thinking; and an understanding of your life experiences. Physically this stone helps constipation, intestines, flatulence, diarrhoea and chronic inflammation.
Message – Find security and comfort inside.
Focus – You sustain a constant energy flow in your life to fulfil your needs; your aura glows.
Affirmation – My home is where my heart is.
I have started making crystal grids for the lunations. I have the fire agate for 8 Libra. Then I added a fire opal for Jupiter at 4 Libra, and an Elestial quartz for Mercury at 20 Virgo, (I don’t have any marcasite for the node at 12 Virgo). I have green hiddenite for Uranus at 23 Aries. I added my platinum wedding ring for Chiron at 22 Pisces and yellow jasper for Uranus at 9 Pisces. Pluto at 14 Capricorn is granite, but I substituted. Mars at 2 Capricorn is serpentine, but I substituted, and Saturn at 11 Sagittarius is alabaster, but I substituted . I placed smokey quartz where Venus is at 9 Scorpio, replacing the crystal magnesite. Substitutions made because I don’t have some of the crystals.
I also have a large black moonstone to represent the new moon in general.
New Moon Rituals
“There are so many ways we can utilize the energy of this New Moon, there is no right or wrong when it comes to ritual. All that is called for is that you believe. Here are some suggestions to help enhance this powerful time…..
Dark Moon Releasing Ritual: I love to do an old fashioned burning when the moon is not quite new (Dark Moon). The most appealing part of ritual for me is it’s aesthetic quality, so I make sure that whatever I do feels beautiful. Use a nice piece of fabric or a scarf laid out, placing whatever items feel special to you. I like to set out intuitively chosen crystals, along with candles, incense or diffused essential oils (some oils associated with Virgo are Caraway, Clary Sage, Cypress, Dill, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Honeysuckle, & Patchouli). Have a nice ceramic or other fire-safe bowl ready along with pen & paper, matches or a lighter and some water for fire-safety. Sit quietly for a few moments, settling the mind, breathing deeply and relaxing the body. When you feel ready, ask yourself what it is in your life that is acting as a block or preventing you from moving forward…. fear, worry, anxiety (remember we are only dealing with ourselves here, so as tempting as it may be to write the name of your ex or your boss, that is a big no-no!) whatever words come to your mind, write them on the paper. Fold the paper, hold it for a few moments putting your intention to release the grip these words have on your well-being. When the time feels right, carefully light the paper in your bowl, watching as the fire sends your intentions out to the Universe! When you are done, thank the Universe, God/dess, Source, Your Higher Self etc… for helping you in this moment, then scatter the ashes into the earth. As an addition you can also use a smudge stick after to close out the ritual and purify your space.
Casting a Circle: I wanted to share my thoughts on circle casting. Such a unique part of the craft, it is one of my favorite parts of ritual and I even find myself casting a circle for simple tarot readings at times! The power of the elements surrounding you, the charge of the shield you create, and knowing that you have transcended to the world between worlds is a pretty cool feeling!
One of the oldest magical activities is circle casting! If you are new to witchcraft, this is one of the first skills you should practice, it is the basis for all magical rituals (usually. However some Wiccans practice without circles -you can essentially perform magick anywhere, but circle casting is generally done at the beginning of any magical ceremony)….
Full Ritual here:
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Ritual Bath: Ideas for magickal ritual bath tea: Epsom salt, Sea salt, Sage, Mint, Lavender, Oatmeal, Flower petals (make sure they aren’t flowers that trigger allergies), and Essential oils (I really like lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus and mint for a fresh and relaxing bath experience).
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And last but certainly not least, an abundance ritual featuring the ever-popular Abundance Check by Crystal Guidance…. this should be done after the moon is new.
Now, one of the most important thing about the abundance ritual is to keep what you’re asking for in perspective…. keep it in alignment with need, not greed!
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With this one, you can also try getting creative by not limiting what the Universe can provide to money… play around with whatever you need to come into your life and watch the Universe respond!
New Moon Blessings from all of us at SacredMoonGrove….