New Moon is the perfect time to start a new habit. It's a new beginning. The perfect time to wipe the slate clean and start all over (click here for more on moon spells and rituals).
Now, I know that all this stuff about habits, personal development and new beginnings aren't for everyone.
Heck, I know a bunch of people who would be downright offended if I gave them something that would help them get a new start and make better habits.
But not me!
I LOVE GROWTH!
Spiritual, personal, making better habits, growing as a human being, you name it!
For me, that's the natural cycle. Everything grows.
I want us to grow together. Let's get rid of the bad habits and start taking control over our lives.
Take One small step at the time. First step is to make a decision to change. Next step is to declare it to the universe, the gods and yourself...
...and there is no better time to start than by New Moon.
I have a simple, yet powerful, New Moon ritual I do. It involves 3 different symbols and if you're anything like me, you like to use necklaces as symbols (because you can wear them all the time over a longer period - weeks if needed)
If you want to join me, here's what you should do:
First, in the days up until New Moon, you should wear your Waning Moon Pendant.
The crescent moon on it, will help you get rid of bad habits and other things that might stand in your way for getting a new beginning.
In this time, you should really think about where you want to improve and what you need to change.
Maybe it's a bad habit or maybe you need to get rid of some people in your life (or even attract someone else) - only you know!
Write it down in your Journal or Book of Shadows.
Next, on the Day of the New Moon, you should take some time to state your intentions to yourself, the universe and your gods.
You could write them down on leaves and burn them or you could scream them out as loudly as you can!
Do whatever feels right, but wear the Solar Cross while doing it. It'll get stronger each time. And eventually, there'll be a lot of energy stored in it.
Think of your Solar Cross like the starter for your car. It will help you get moving and getting that momentum you really need in the beginning.
Finally, for the next couple of days after New Moon, have your New Beginnings necklace on you AT ALL TIMES.
The power from the snake and the pentacle helps you push through and also serves as a reminder when things get tough.
You can do this whole thing again at next new moon, just start a few days before with the Pentacle of the Moon Necklace, to get rid of the "road-bumps" in your life.
I hope you got something out of reading this post. I would love to hear your comments, suggestions and ideas, so please leave a comment :)