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8 Steps to Creating Your Own New Moon Ceremony

January 02, 2020

Doing a monthly New Moon Ceremony can help you manifest what you desire into your life and support you in creating a dedicated spiritual practice.

What is a New Moon?

The New Moon is a phase of the Lunar Cycle when the moon appears as a small crescent in the night sky. The Moon cycles through five main phases, and each phase produces its own particular energy. Each phase is an opportune time energetically to do specific ritual work with regards to manifesting and honoring your spirituality.

The Full Moon, which is when all of the moon is visible from earth, and the moon appears as one large circle.

 How to Honour:

The Full Moon is the optimal phase to celebrate all that you have accomplished, and to give thanks to the universe for all of the blessings you have received. It also has potent energy for any type of spiritual work. Dance, play, commune, and celebrate at this time. 

The Waning Moon, which is when the moon becomes less visible from earth each day that passes. It appears as if the moon is slowly shrinking day by day, and this moon can look like anything from a half moon to a quarter moon.

 How to Honour:

The Waning Moon is when we are focusing on releasing things out of our lives. This energy will help you to let go of what is no longer serving your highest good. Honour it by cutting energetic cords that are no longer in alignment, and releasing your past.

The Dark Moon, which is when the moon is not visible from earth at all, and the sky looks totally dark, save for the stars.

 How to Honour:

The Dark Moon is a time for inner reflection and divination. Honour it by becoming aware of the visions and signs that arise during meditation and in your dreams.

The New Moon, which is when the moon becomes visible once again from earth, and often appears as a slender crescent moon.

 How to Honour:

The New Moon is when the moon is reborn. During this phase we focus on renewal and the new energies that we wish to manifest into our lives. 

The Waxing Moon, which is when the moon appears to be growing in size day by day, and often appears as a quarter or half-moon from earth. It is on its way to becoming full again.

 How to Honour:

The Waxing Moon is when we continue to focus on, and take action towards what it is we are manifesting, or what is growing in our lives.

What is a New Moon Ceremony?

The New Moon energy is very powerful and it can be harnessed through ritual to manifest our intentions. Performing a ceremony is a beautiful way to connect symbolically to your Higher Self, and to set clear intentions of what you want to bring into your life. Part of co-creating your world is in connecting with the energy of the natural ebb and flow of our universe and utilizing this energy to bring forth what we desire. Some people do New Moon rituals for abundance, and others take a New Moon ritual bath.

How to do a New Moon Ceremony...

STEP 1: CREATE SACRED SPACE

Bring in any tools or power objects that are meaningful to you and that will help you shift your awareness into a slightly altered state. You are preparing to communicate with the universe, so you want to make it special. Stimulate your senses: you can light incense and candles, bring your crystals and gemstones into your space, and make sure you have the privacy you need to concentrate. Call upon your helping spirits and guardian angels to protect you and be with you during the ceremony.

  • PS…Using crystals and gemstones are a way to supercharge your desires even further as they magnify your intentions when they are programmed. See how to program your crystals here

STEP 2: CLEANSE AND PURIFY

You can smudge yourself and your space by burning dried sage and wafting the smoke around yourself and the room, with the intention in mind to cleanse and purify. Open the window or door and let the smoke and any negative energy be released outside and back into the earth to be repurposed. 

STEP 3: EXPRESS GRATITUDE

Express gratitude to your helping spirits and guardian angels for always guiding, loving, and supporting you. Be thankful for your life and all of the blessings and miracles that happen to you every single day. Always begin any spiritual practice with gratitude and watch how your life improves. Say it from your heart.

STEP 4: WRITE IT DOWN 

Write down your intentions/ what you wish to manifest into your life on a piece of paper. You can write down ‘New Moon Intentions’ and then write out what you intend to happen. MAKE SURE to write down what you want in the present tense. So instead of saying I wish to make friends with people who have similar interests as me, instead write, I am meeting like-minded people on a daily basis. Setting clear, specific intentions tells the universe exactly what you want to be charged into motion. Try to focus on one or a few things each New Moon rather than listing everything you want all at once.

STEP 5: VISUALIZATION 

Once you are done writing out your intentions, begin to read them aloud or in your head one by one. As you do so visualize in your mind what your wish looks like. This is a mind, body, spirit match up, so make sure to focus and imagine your wish with all your senses. Feel it, see it, smell it, and touch it.

STEP 6: CONNECT YOUR INTENTION TO AN OBJECT

This is an extra step you can perform to enhance your ceremony. Use either an appropriate crystal or candle for what you desire. Each crystal has a specific energetic benefit, and each color candle is symbolic of what you wish. So either light a candle as you visualize your intentions and let it burn through on its own until it is completely done, OR program your crystal for your intention and wear it on you until the Full Moon as a reminder of your intention. 

Candle & Crystal Color Associations

Red – Root Chakra, Grounding, Stability, Strength, Action.

Crystals: Jasper, Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Carnelian etc.

 

Orange – Sacral Chakra, Passion, Creativity, Courage, Vitality.

Crystals: Orange Calcite, Tangerine Quartz etc.

 

Yellow – Solar Plexus Chakra, Willpower, Intelligence, Learning, Confidence.

Crystals: Pyrite, Citrine, Yellow Calcite etc.

 

Green – Heart Chakra, Love, Balance, Boundaries, Abundance, Prosperity, Wealth.

Crystals: Jade, Aventurine, Rose Quartz, Kunzite etc.

 

Blue – Throat Chakra, Communication, Authenticity, Peace, Serenity.

Crystals: Aquamarine, Larimar, Turquoise, Blue Lace Agate etc.

 

Indigo – Third Eye Chakra, Wisdom, Awareness, Intuition, Imagination.

Crystals: Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, Tanzanite, Labradorite etc.

 

Purple – Crown Chakra, Spirituality, Divine Connection, Higher Consciousness

Crystals: Amethyst, Purple Agate, Cacoxenite, etc.

 

White – All Chakras, Protection & Spirituality. A white candle can be substituted for any other color candle.

Crystals: Selenite, Angel Aura Quartz, Moonstone.  

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STEP 7: EXPRESS GRATITUDE

Once again it is time to express gratitude for all of the love, support, and guidance you have received from your helping spirits and the universe – and to thank them for helping you to manifest all that you desire.

STEP 8: TRUST, BELIEVE, AND BE OPEN-MINDED

Trust that the Universe has heard your prayers and that the energy you wish to align with is coming into your life. Be open to opportunities that come your way even if you don’t feel ready. No one GREAT ever waited until they were ready to do something, they jumped in and figured it out along the way.

Remember to make this ceremony your own, feel free to improvise and do what aligns and feels right for you. There is no right or wrong way to do a New Moon Shamanic Ceremony. Let us know in the comments how you do your New Moon Ceremony and what works for you.

How to Become a Confident Leader with These 8 Crystals

December 18, 2019

 No matter how much you have struggled to take initiative and step into your personal power, you can shift your energy and build your confidence. 

I want to share a story with you to illustrate the importance of shifting your energy in order to attain a desired outcome. This past summer I went through a period where I realized that I no longer spent time with many friends. Between work and my favourite past time, which is reading, I wasn’t getting out much. I decided that I wanted to mix and mingle, meet new people, and make new friends. So I began attending events centered around my interests in the hopes of meeting likeminded people. But I always left just as lonely as I had arrived. It wasn’t until I began doing deep inner work that I realized that although I had the right intentions and was taking the appropriate actions to making new friends, my energy was not aligned! It was stuck in my old narrative of being a loner, warning people to stay away and leave me undisturbed. Once I began to actually shift my energy with the help of crystals, I radiated confidence and became an open vessel for receiving exactly what I was looking for.

Courage is elusive, just as soon as you have it something that someone says or does can suddenly make it all disappear. Which is why it is so important to build confidence that comes from within instead of having it be contingent upon the approval of others. Easier said than done, I know. But let’s dive deeper.

For anybody who needs to hear this right now, EVERYONE goes through insecure periods where their just not feeling themselves. It’s totally normal to have spells of doubt and disbelief in yourself. The secret advantage to this is that the challenges you face are indicative of the growth you will reap.

Those who possess genuine courage and confidence that is resolute in the face of the many challenges that life throws our way, have all likely accepted one thing. Repeat after me…

I am willing to accept and even embrace the unknown.

So much of our confidence is lost to our inner critic. Often times insecure people are not only highly critical of themselves, but also of others. This is our ego, our defense mechanism, and it certainly has its function which is to protect us. But you do not need to be on the defense all of the time, this is your one-way ticket to becoming fearful, bitter, and jaded. Thanks, but no thanks.

So how do we become the confident, courageous leaders that we aspire to be? Spiritual and emotional growth occurs in cycles. The cycle of inspired growth usually begins with letting go and releasing what is no longer serving you. Once you have purged those pesky old habits and belief systems, it’s time to ground your new way of being by building stable foundations. Once you have a secure base to build off of, you can begin saying YES to life and attracting desirable opportunities for yourself.

CRYSTALS FOR COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE

Phase 1: Crystals for Releasing Shame, Guilt, Fear, and Silencing Your Inner Critic

Unless you are willing to become self-aware and realize where your insecurities are stemming from, and be willing to release those old narratives that you have been carrying along your journey, it’s going to be pretty difficult to really say YES to life and become the most confident version of yourself. It’s time to let go. The following crystals are powerful energetic supporters for releasing fear and old, stuck energy.

 Spirit Quartz

Spirit Quartz is a magical iridescent crystal with a high vibrational auric field. This stone will motivate you to be the most authentic version of yourself, shedding layers of guilt, shame, and self-doubt.

 Spirit Quartz Benefits

  • Brings spiritual alignment
  • Inspires playfulness and creativity, letting go of that grouchy inner critic
  • Helps you discover your spiritual center
  • Facilitates bonding with others
  • Encourages you to put aside your ego and align with the highest good for yourself and all

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Smokey Quartz

Smokey Quartz pulls negative energy and grounds it into the earth to be repurposed. Working with Smokey Quartz will help you to become less self-conscious.

 Smokey Quartz Benefits

  • Dissolves worries and apprehensions
  • Transmutes negative energy
  • Lifts depression and anxiety
  • Detoxifies
  • Releases what is no longer serving you

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Phase 2: Crystals for Building Autonomy, Independence, and Leadership

If you are someone who is co-dependent and is overly reliant on others for support, know that you can be independent and build the strong foundation you need to support yourself. Whether it is financial, emotional, or energetic autonomy that you require, it is available to you and these crystals can support you along your journey to Independence.

Bloodstone

A Bloodstone crystal is a powerful action stone that will help you to stay grounded in the present moment. It’s strong healing energy assists with birthing new ways of being.

Bloodstone Benefits

  • Helps to release the echoes of bullies and naysayers
  • Encourages one to be strategic and flexible in their decision making
  • Increases endurance to withstand challenges
  • Boosts motivation
  • Builds confidence, courage, and self-worth

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 Carnelian

Carnelian is a magnificent gemstone for courage and confidence. It helps you to build stable and strong foundations in your life.

 Carnelian Benefits

  • Helps you to trust yourself
  • Boosts your zest for life
  • Increases practicality
  • Bolsters courage to face difficulties and overcome them
  • Stimulate stamina and inner power

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 Jasper

Jasper is a deeply nourishing stone that will support you in staying calm and grounded during stressful periods of time.

 Jasper Benefits

  • Inspires you to be honest with yourself
  • Motivates you to act on your ideas
  • Alleviates stress and calms nerves
  • Strengthens your aura
  • Dispels fear 

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Phase 3: Crystals for Stepping into Your Personal Power and Being Confident

A lot of the time we hide behind a mask in order to fit in, please others, or for fear that we may lose something if we show our true faces. Don’t be afraid to let your authentic self be known. If you are someone who often wants to escape reality, or who avoids taking responsibility and being a key player in your own life, it might be time to start building your personal power and saying YES to life.

Sunstone

Sunstone is the perfect stone to use if you are looking to activate your personal power. It can help you to enforce boundaries, build self-discipline, and will leave you radiating confidence.

 Sunstone Benefits

  • Welcomes good luck and good fortune into your life
  • Raises self-empowerment
  • Boosts vitality
  • Creates potential for success and promotion
  • Promotes independence

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 Citrine

Citrine is a master abundance crystal attracting wealth, prosperity, and confidence.

 Citrine Benefits

  • Attracts joy and happiness
  • Manifests wealth
  • Boosts confidence
  • Motivates one to stay strong and persevere through tough situations
  • Increases creativity and personal power

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 Pyrite

In terms of crystals for leadership, Pyrite is the choice par excellence. It encourages you to use your power, talents, and abilities to generate wealth and abundance for yourself.

  Pyrite Benefits

  • Eradicates power imbalances
  • Energizes and strengthens the auric field
  • Dissipates negative thought patterns
  • Tunes one into a wealth mindset
  • Warrior stone

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Any of these crystals are sure to align your energy with your most confident self and inspire you to take on a leadership role. If you are looking for a promotion at work, to become more assertive, or even just to build your own personal power these are the best crystals to work with.

Manifesting with These 4 Crystals

December 11, 2019

Manifesting is all about aligning your personal energy and frequency with what you desire. Like attracts like. Which is why it is crucial to clear your chakras and aura of dirty energy, and keep your vibration high. You can do this with the help of crystals because their healing works on an energetic level.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Crystal Lovers

November 29, 2019

Although the holiday season is a time to rejoice with those we care about, it can also leave us feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and unbalanced. Support your loved ones and show them you care with the timeless gift of healing crystals.

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Breaking Down What It Truly Means to Love and 5 Crystals that Will Help to Improve Your Love Life

November 27, 2019

Although falling in love is an amazing feeling, L O V E is about so much more than just romance. It’s about choosing compassion instead of judgement, it’s about doing the right thing even when it’s hard. A lot of the time love is about living in alignment with your highest self and acting from a place of integrity. As the old adage says, you can’t love anyone if you don’t love yourself first!

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Use an Amethyst Crystal to Connect with Your Highest Self

November 18, 2019

Amethyst is a dazzling violet gemstone whose beauty is rivaled only by its healing potential. Amethyst is an extraordinary crystal to work with if you are ready to align with your highest self.

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Crystals for Car Protection: 5 Reasons Why You Need them + 15 Crystals to Use

November 18, 2019

Placing healing crystals in your car for protection can completely uplift your driving experience making it soothing, fun, and hassle free.

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Detox Your Entire Life Using Shungite

November 12, 2019

Shungite is a miraculous and rare stone that has innumerable benefits. It is a matte black to semi-metallic mineraloid that contains high amounts of carbon, and intense healing properties. 

 

 

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Black Tourmaline: The Ultimate Protection Stone for Empaths

November 12, 2019

Black tourmaline is a phenomenal protective stone for anyone who needs assistance creating firm impenetrable boundaries between themselves and their environment. 

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Align With Your Soul Purpose Using Angel Aura

November 06, 2019

Have you ever wondered what your unique soul purpose is? Angel Aura gemstones are powerful allies for aligning us with our soul’s purpose.

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