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Super New Moon in Aries Ritual ~ April 2024

Are you feeling the transformational energy of the Super New Moon in Aries Total Solar Eclipse? Get ready to experience this celestial spectacle as the Sun, Moon, Chiron, Mercury and Venus are all in Aries at the time of the solar eclipse.



The Aries Super New Moon & Total Solar Eclipse occurs at 4.21am AEST on Tuesday the 9th April for those of us in QLD, Australia. The ideal time to do your New Moon ritual is within 8 hours following the New Moon. But don't worry if that doesn't suit your schedule... anytime in the following 3 days after is okay for harnessing the New Moon energy.


Feeling all the cosmic shifts of late? You may feel called to go on a deep dive... in which case I highly recommend checking out the articles that Moon Omens have published recently. Having a greater awareness of what may have been influencing your life recently can be helpful as you drop into the introspective space of your New Moon ritual.

But if you're short on time I've provided a brief summary for you below...



Sanctuary's Cosmic Summary:


As we step into April 2024, we are poised to witness a celestial spectacle promising profound transformation across the cosmos. On April 9th at 4.21am AEST, the skies will reveal the year's first Solar Eclipse, initiating a period of radical renewal and collective awakening. Unfortunately it wont be visible to us here in QLD.


Solar Eclipses hold ancient significance as harbingers of significant change. This Total Solar Eclipse, positioned in the cardinal sign of Aries, intensifies this symbolism. It challenges us to confront our inner shadows, urging a journey of self-discovery and renewal. Astronomically, the alignment of the Moon, Earth, and Sun causes this phenomenon, momentarily obscuring the Sun's light. Astrologically, Solar Eclipses signal potent new beginnings, prompting us to embrace the unfamiliar and venture into uncharted territories.





The New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Aries marks not a singular event but a convergence of cosmic energies. Aligned with Chiron, the wounded healer, it emphasises themes of healing and redemption. Concurrently, it's alignment with the Lunar North Node propels us towards our evolutionary path, urging growth and transformation.


Meanwhile, the Mars-Saturn conjunction in Pisces underscores the importance of resilience and surrender. This alignment calls us to confront fears and insecurities, fostering personal growth amidst challenges.


On the 5th April we experienced the transition of Venus from Pisces to Aries, inviting us into a journey of self-exploration and healing. Venus's shift ignites self-discovery and relational exploration, particularly for those with natal Venus in Aries, symbolising a renewal in love and personal values.



In Pisces, Venus inspired dreams of ideal romance and spiritual connection. Now in Aries, the focus shifts inward, urging us to redefine ourselves beyond societal expectations, fostering independence balanced with connection.


Challenging conventional norms, Venus in Aries encourages exploration of alternative value systems and relationship dynamics. Amidst fears of losing autonomy, we're tasked with creating connections honouring individuality and intimacy.


Aligned with Pluto and the Lunar Nodes, Venus presents opportunities for transformation and introspection within relationships. Its conjunction with Chiron prompts a healing journey, addressing self-worth and abundance wounds.



Simultaneously, Mercury stationed retrograde in Aries from the 1st April, prompting introspection and renewal. Retrogrades catalyse growth by questioning habitual thinking patterns. Mercury's retrograde challenges us to communicate mindfully, especially as it aligns with Venus during Eclipse season, prompting transformative shifts in perception.


This is such a powerful time astrologically, with the Sun, Moon, Chiron, Mercury and Venus all in Aries at the time of the solar eclipse, and with Mercury in retrograde no less! It's quite the cosmic storm, but it doesn't necessarily mean doom and gloom. It can mean opportunity; an opportunity to go deep, to truly sit with ourselves and notice what comes up, notice what or who we are feeling triggered by, notice where our wounds are.... for hidden in our pain lies the key; the clarity around what needs to be healed and how we can heal it.



We may experience a turning point in our healing journey as Venus crosses Chiron in Aries on April 21. The Venus-Chiron conjunction brings the spotlight on wounds connected with our relational life: self-love, self-worth, feeling lovable, and receptivity, as well as wounds that prevent us from manifesting abundance and allowing ourselves to enjoy life and feel pleasure. We may experience a re-opening of some old wounds in the lead up to this conjunction, revisiting experiences of abandonment, rejection or betrayal. But rather than be concerned about bleeding from these wounds again, we can look upon this as a great opportunity to let go of old pain. We are being gifted the opportunity for new levels of awareness and breakthroughs in our healing journey as a result.



There is a lot of drama around this eclipse with apocalyptic prophecies, but we need not be concerned by this chaos which simply distracts us from what is important as it directs our attention outside of ourselves; remember, whatever we see outside is a reflection of our inner world. So let's deal with what we are going through in this cosmic storm and not fall into the frightening frequencies of apocalyptic prophecy. Yes the eclipse will bring change, but our journeys thus far have been preparing us for this, providing us many initiations that have required us to find our centre and remain calm as we navigate the ever changing tides of uncertainty.


So let us embrace the unknown with courage, knowing that within darkness lies the light of purpose and fulfilment. Let us embark on this evolutionary journey of self-discovery and healing, let us get introspective as we delve deeper into our depths. As we chart our course towards personal growth and transformation, know that we each embody the strength and resilience needed to manage and overcome anything we encounter along the journey.



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 sanctuary.safe.spaces@gmail.com with subject: “New Moon Oracle Reading please."


With so much cosmic energy shifting lately it can be difficult to move forward with clarity and confidence. So whilst this turbulent 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).

Optional extras:

  • Face oil & gua sha or face roller

  • 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

Aries Super New Moon Eclipse Ritual

The ideal time to perform this ritual is within 8 hours following the New Moon on Tuesday 9th April at 4.21am AEST. But don't worry if that doesn't suit your schedule... anytime in the following 3 days after is okay for harnessing the New Moon energy.


Cleanse:

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 Aries energy of this new moon, you might like to journal on each topic or just choose the ones that feel most relevant for you to explore.


1). Take Action


Aries marks the start of the new moon cycle since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. This new cycle energy offers you a clean slate when it comes to your New Moon wishes and intentions, but above all... your actions.


✍🏽 Are there actions I could be taking to help me manifest my dreams? What has been blocking me from taking action?



2). Make a 12 month plan


Utilising this clean slate energy, now is a great time to make a 12 month plan, or maybe you already created one at the start of the calendar year... so now could be the time to dust it off, check in with where you're at, and refine the plan. Consider where you can infuse your plans with drive and determination thanks to the current fiery enthusiastic Aries energy.


✍🏽 What is my plan for the next 12 months? Where do I want to be in 12 months and what steps do I need to take to get there?



3). Be Courageous


Aries is connected to brave Mars and this energy is particularly alive at the time of this new moon.

✍🏽Where can I be more bold and courageous in my life?



4). Have some fun!


Aries is the child of the zodiac which makes now a good time to reconnect with your inner child. Joy is healing, so consider it doctors orders to incorporate a daily dose of fun!



✍🏽 Do I experience joy daily? Where can I bring more joy into my life? How can I reconnect with my inner child more?



5). Focus on you!


In a world built to distract... take a moment to anchor into yourself and honestly contemplate...


✍🏽 What do I need right now?

Where am I going in life?

How do I perceive myself?

Does my self perception help or hinder me in life?

Do I feel worthy of my wishes and intentions?


6). What wounds need healing?


If you've noticed yourself feeling triggered more than usual lately this is actually good news... it means your attention is being drawn to the parts of you that need healing. Whether it's from Chiron in Aries energy bringing up themes surrounding rejection, vulnerability, isolation, and not fitting in, or other wounds entirely... now is the perfect time to take a deeper look...


✍🏽 What wounds have shown themselves lately? What pain have I been avoiding? Am I ready to truly feel it in order to heal it now?


Optional Mercury Retrograde in Aries journal prompts:


  • What three things do I need the most right now? How can I take action to give myself these needs?

  • What new beginnings do I wish to explore in my life right now?

  • Ten ways I can feel more confident about myself…

  • What three things bring me the most pleasure? How can I take action to bring more pleasure into my routine?

  • What are three self-limiting beliefs I have about myself and how do they hold me back? Can I release or reframe these beliefs?


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.



Aries 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).



Gratitude energy


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 a 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✨💜


Amelie









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