Ready to face your relationship shadows and restore balance to your life?
The Libra New Moon Solar Eclipse provides us a reset for our relationships.
This New Moon occurs at 3.55am on Sunday the 15th October for those of us in QLD, Australia, which means the ideal time to do this New Moon ritual is on the evening of the 15th (or in the following 3 days).
New Moons are all about setting intentions, and with the energies being magnified & stronger under a New Moon Solar Eclipse, we can set some truly powerful intentions.
However, because eclipses offer a portal to higher states of consciousness, there is magic to be found in the surrender, allowing ourselves to trust and flow with what the Universe provides for us. Knowing that whatever comes our way will be exactly what we need for our current state of consciousness to evolve. It allows for a fast tracking of our soul contract, pushing us towards our destiny with greater speed; steered in the direction the Universe knows best, regardless of the intentions we may set.
But don't let that stop you from setting those powerful intentions! You are a co-creator with this Universe, and whilst you don't have full control, this is a great opportunity to collaborate. With the Universe focusing on what you NEED, and you focusing on what you DESIRE, your path forward can become a wonderful journey indeed.
With the North Node in Aries, seeds are being planted now, and whilst there may be relationship issues arising and potential power struggles brewing from the South Node in Libra, there is also deep healing on offer. Healing for our connections & relations, and our chosen ways of expressing our truth. It's a powerful time to stand in our light, to assert our needs and express to those around us how we can best feel supported.
Libra energy is all about balance, so whether we've been over giving or taking too much, balance now needs to be restored. With restored balance, harmony can be created. The change brought about by this eclipse may catch us off guard and even make us feel a little off balance at first, but we will soon settle into the path to greater peace and self-acceptance.
Even though Venus & Mercury are no longer in retrograde, there are still 5 planets remaining in retrograde, so you may still feel called to take a look back, reflecting on your past as a result of this energy. Though it’s not good to wallow in the murky darkness of the past, you can choose to use this retrospective energy to focus on the journey so far, all the lessons learnt and all the magical moments that got you through the difficult times. (If you wish to receive a FREE New Moon oracle reading from me then use this time to look back through your photos of yourself in search of your true essence and send me 3 to 5 pictures that you feel represent your true essence, from any era of time, and email them to email@example.com with subject: “New Moon Oracle Reading please”).
As with the many months leading up to now, this strong retrograde energy can create delays, miscommunications, mishaps and uncertainty which makes moving forward with clarity and confidence difficult. So whilst this energy rages around us, our inner world can become our sanctuary, and if we’re able to go within, be still, present and deeply connect with ourselves and the wealth of wisdom living within us, our inner world can become our compass.
This new moon ritual encourages this journey inward, to reconnect to our inner wisdom/higher self/devine self, or whatever you wish to name it. This ritual offers us the opportunity to get clear on what it is we truly want in life, and harness the manifesting power of the new moon to make wishes, set powerful intentions and make commitments in order to manifest the life we dream of.
What you will need for this Ritual
Journal & pen
Cleansing herbs/flowers/essential oils ~ this will depend on your chosen method of energy body/auric field cleansing
Objects of meaning to create a ritual altar It is recommended to have an object to represent each of the earthly elements:
1. Air ~ this could be incense, sage or diffused essential oils or perhaps gentle music.
2. Water ~ A glass of water
3. Fire ~ Candle flame
4. Earth ~ a plant, leaf, flower, a crystal or stone.
If you want to keep it simple, using a candle can actually cover all four elements (solid wax is earth, air flickers the flame, melted wax is water, and the fire is self-explanatory).
Ceremonial Cacao or Chai or Tea
Tarot cards (if you don't have a deck then send through your essence images via email as mentioned above).
Sanctuary Libra New Moon Solar Eclipse Ritual
*The ideal time to perform this ritual is on the evening of Friday 15th October 2023 (within 8 hrs after the New Moon at 3.55am AEST)
When it comes to energy cleansing, intention is everything. You don’t need fancy tools, just the intention.
If you’ve chosen to have a cleansing bath then do this prior to beginning the ritual.
If you have a face oil and gua sha or face roller you may choose to incorporate the use of these in your ritual cleanse.
If you’re choosing to smudge yourself along with your space then you can begin by lighting your sage or palo santo or other herbs, stating out loud your intention.
🎤 eg. “With this smoke I cleanse myself and my space” and go ahead and allow the smoke to move around your whole body and your space. If you cannot tolerate smoke then simply open a door or a window to allow the fresh air to cleanse the space around you stating your intention out loud 🎤 eg. “I welcome this fresh air to cleanse my space.”
🕯Once you have cleansed yourself and your space, light your candle/s, and take a moment to appreciate the warm light it brings, illuminating you and all that you’re currently carrying, as you initiate this ritual.
✨ Draw an imaginary circle around yourself with a golden protective light. This circle represents the fifth element; Aether, tonight this circle is your portal between the cosmos and the terrestrial world. It is emptiness and vastness all at once and within this circle you have drawn you will be able to connect with the omnipresence of Aether as you reconnect with yourself in this present moment.
You might like to use this guided visualisation recording to help you ground yourself.
Before we dive in ~ Just a little note about New Moon Manifesting
It's up to you whether you choose to make wishes, set intentions or make commitments.
You might feel called to do a little of each, and the below ritual will guide you through the process. Just ensure that they all come from the heart.
Try to think about what you DO want, not what you don't want (Try not to give ANY attention to the things you don't want in your life).
You can wish for anything you want and as long as you believe you can have it, it can be yours.
If manifesting is new for you then it might be a good idea to start small and take baby steps. We are limited by what we believe is possible, so if you wish for something you dont believe you can have, then you’ll be right and it will not manifest.
So by starting small with wishes that are believable to both your conscious and subconscious mind you'll work your way up to manifesting those bigger dreams soon enough.
It is important to believe that you are worthy of your wishes.
The trick to manifesting is all about energy, frequency and emotion (energy in motion). So it's not enough to simply speak aloud or write down your wish, you need to feel the feeling of the wish/intention/commitment already fulfilled, feel the emotion you would feel as if these things have already happened for you.
Try and wish for a feeling rather than things, and this will help you feel into the emotional energy and help to manifest easier.
ie. Rather than wishing to "be healed" try "I wish to feel effortlessly healthy and vibrant"
ie. Rather than wishing to "win the lottery" try "I wish to feel financially secure"
It's important to get clear enough with yourself to enable you to express your wishes effectively which makes manifesting more powerful. One simple way to do this is to meditate, but if you struggle to meditate then perhaps movement or drumming or some sort of mindful activity might help you connect in with your devine or higher self.
Release attachment to your wishes/intentions and allow the universe to provide you your wishes or something better for your highest good. Trust that the best thing for you will happen.
Now before we get to making wishes, setting intentions and making commitments, we need to get clear on what we desire, and that means honestly exploring ourselves a little deeper.
The following journal prompts relate to the Libra energy of this new moon.
1). Time to look within
It's time for an inventory of your relationships.
✍🏽 Allow yourself to explore through your journalling, how you've been relating to others. You might consider...
How well are you getting on with the important people in your life?
Do you feel harmony in your connections with others?
Consider how balanced your relationships are with friends, your lover, your partner, your co-workers or even your ex...
Have you been over giving or taking too much?
Libra is the sign of balance. So now is the perfect time to assess the areas of your life that feel out of balance.
✍🏽 Take a moment to explore the areas of your life where balance needs to be restored, and the ways in which you can begin to restore that balance.
3). Negotiate or renegotiate
Are there areas of your life or dynamics within relationships that you're unhappy with?
✍🏽 Perhaps some of the imbalances you illuminated require some renegotiation to bring about harmony.
Explore the parts of your life that need renegotiating in order to move over or through... and could this be achieved through collaboration rather than compromise?
Libra energy is refined and beautiful, can you say the same about your life and yourself?
✍🏽 Take a moment to consider ...
Can I create more beauty in my life?
Can I notice more beauty in my life?
Am I seeing the beauty in myself?
How can I nurture the beautiful parts of myself better?
5). Regain your identity
Libra energy is all about partnership, but sometimes the 'togetherness' can go too far...
✍🏽 Consider whether you're remaining authentically you within the relationships in your life.
Has your identity, your power or your independence been reduced?
Do you rely on others for your sense of wellbeing?
How can you restore balance in these areas?
Physically release stagnant energy from your body
Now that you've had this time of stillness and introspection, it's time to shift any stagnant energy from within your body. If your journalling made you aware of any patterns and habits you are wanting to release then you might like to imagine that these are being released from your body now as you move.
Feel free to explore and move your body in any way that feels good to you. This could be putting on some gentle music and swaying slowly as you sit or stand, you may like to also hum on each exhale for an extra release.
You may feel to put on some more energising music and get moving, perhaps dancing more vigorously. Or perhaps you’d like to shake or do Emotional Freedom Tapping or any other energy shifting exercises that you feel called to do in this moment.
Libra New Moon Wishes, Intentions & Commitments
Now that you've released stagnant energy through movement and gained greater self awareness through your journalling, it's time to look ahead and set your intentions and make your wishes and commitments for the future.
Don't forget that manifesting requires your belief that you can have it, a belief in your worthiness to receive it, clarity about what it is you want and your ability to feel the energy and emotion behind what you're wanting. (you may wish to revisit the "before we dive in" notes from earlier in the blog).
So let's begin with a focus on your energy and emotion; it's time to get gratitude energy buzzing to help boost your manifesting abilities.
Doing this allows you to raise your vibration (gratitude vibrates at a similar energy level as love ~ above 500MHz) empowering you to feel happier and healthier which helps to call in the things you desire.
✍🏽 To begin this gratitude practice, write a list of all the people, things, events, feelings etc. that you’re truly grateful for in your life.
Now try and really FEEL into your gratitude. To help you with this, here is a guided gratitude meditation.
🌬🌬🌬An offering to the air 🌬🌬🌬
🌬 This gratitude list becomes your first offering to the elements. Once you have written your gratitude list you can offer it to the air by 🎤 speaking it aloud, and as you do, imagine that your grateful energy travels to find the person or item or situation that you are grateful for.
🎤 You may wish at the end to state “I know that I am blessed and I live my life within that knowing”
🌱🌱🌱An offering to the earth🌱🌱🌱
This is where you can set your intention/s or make your wish/es and then plant them as though a seed in the ground to grow.
✍🏽 You may wish to begin by journalling freely about the way you want your life to be, but more importantly how you want to FEEL in that life.
Once you're clear go ahead and write down your intentions or wishes.
Then for each one turn it into an affirmation, as if it has already happened;
ie. "I wish to feel effortlessly healthy and vibrant" could become an affirmation such as
"I feel effortlessly healthy and vibrant"
At the bottom of your list write "Om Namo Narayani" which translates to “I surrender to the devine” in sanskrit, thus releasing attachment to your wishes and intentions, allowing the universe to provide you your wishes or something better for your highest good. Trust that the best thing for you will happen.
🎤 You may also wish to speak this aloud (pronounced Om Na-moe Na-RYEannee)
🌱 When complete you can take this list, fold it up and plant it for your intentions/wishes to be nourished by the earth and grow in the coming weeks.
(Before you plant it you may wish to photograph your affirmations or write them on your fridge or mirror or somewhere you can see them regularly and read aloud each day to help manifest your dreams).
🔥🔥🔥An offering to the flames 🔥🔥🔥
To ignite your passion for your life to be the way you desire, it's time to make an offering to the flames as you commit to actions you will take.
✍🏽 You may like to journal about all the things you could do to help your dreams become your reality, and once you become clearer on how much power you have to make your dreams come true, go ahead and write down 3 to 5 commitments you will make.
These might be actions you will take. Or perhaps alterations to habits and patterns. They can be small things or large things, but just make sure you believe they are achievable and you feel you can truly make each commitment.
🔥 Once you have your commitment list you may roll it up and burn it. *Please ensure you do this safely, perhaps outside with some water nearby to extinguish the flame if need be, try not to burn your fingers either!*
(Before you burn it you may wish to photograph your list of commitments or note them down on your fridge or mirror alongside your affirmations).
🌊🌊🌊An offering to the water 🌊🌊🌊
And for your last offering, this is about ensuring you are in the energy of receiving and worthiness. It's time to make a toast to the amazing human you are!
💧Holding your glass of water 🎤 speak aloud your toast to yourself, allowing the energy of your words to make their way into the water you hold. Speak of your strengths, your character, your achievements, your virtues, your positive actions... just go ahead and speak well of yourself.
At the end you may like to include something along the lines of "I am worthy of a wonderful life" and when done, go ahead and drink your water, allowing that positive energy to flow into your body.
Closing your ritual
And now as you close the ritual, return your attention to the fifth element, Aether, returning to your golden protective circle of light that you drew around yourself at the beginning. Close your eyes and picture yourself with that beautiful golden glow encircling you. Take a few big deep breaths and allow yourself to just sit for a moment feeling your elevated emotions, your positive energy, your self love, your worthiness, your commitments, your wishes, your intentions... Just allow all of it to be held safely within your circle of protective light for a moment.
To finish your ritual you may like to again move your body through dance, yoga, shaking, EFT tapping, Qigong or any other way that your body feels called to move.
You may also like to connect with your body through gentle massage all over your body and using your gua sha or face roller.
You may like to stand barefoot outside, connecting with the energy of the earth. Perhaps stating a mantra, intention or affirmation that arose from your journalling.
You may like to finish with a cup of chamomile tea or ceremonial cacao (as long as it wont keep you up all night of course!)
There is no right or wrong way to end your ritual, just follow your intuition and do whatever you feel called to do. But after you're finished, I do recommend doing some sort of calming meditation before bed.
I hope you've enjoyed this ritual. I'd love to hear any feedback you may have about what you loved or what you think could be improved upon. So please get in touch!
💜✨Love & light✨💜