The Aries New Moon is time to begin again. Falling on the 5th of the month, this New Moon is going to activate, awaken, and help us to align with our soul path.
Under this New Moon, it is a time for us to surrender the old ways and to step confidently into a lighter, fresher way of being.
This ritual is designed to help you let go of the past and welcome in the new. It is designed to help you surrender to the Universe and to join the flow so you can move through life from your heart rather than your ego.
Aries New Moon Ritual 2019
This ritual is best done from April 5-14th, 2019
You will need:
- Cleansing tool of choice (sage, palo santo, incense, sprays, oils etc.)
- 2 Candles
- 2-3 pieces of paper
- Bowl of water
- Scissors (optional)
1.) Start by cleansing your aura using your tool of choice. As you cleanse your aura, recite the following-
“I ask to be cleansed, I ask to be free, no negativity can touch me. As I cleanse I do glow, as I cleanse from top to toe, a peace washes over, a calm ensues. I am whole. I am light. I am restored.”
Next, cleanse your surroundings, ritual ingredients and candles, as you do, recite the following-
“I cleanse my space, I cleanse all that surrounds. I cleanse away the heavy sounds. Now lightness comes, lightness breathes, lightness is all around me. My space is protected, my space is cleansed. My space is ready for the new to begin.”
2.) Have your ritual ingredients out in front of you and just take a few deep breaths to settle your mind and body. I recommend meditating on your own for 10 minutes.
3.) Once you have finished your meditation, light one of the candles. This candle is going to represent the “old”. Take one of the pieces of paper and cut or rip it into 6 strips.
4.) On each strip of paper, write out the sentences below and fill in the blanks. Try not to overthink your responses, just go with what comes to you first.
- I am letting go of…… because it no longer serves my highest good.
- The old me constantly does/says this……but it’s time for me to let it go.
- My ego likes me to feel…….but tonight my heart says there is another way.
- My fears keep me held back from……..but tonight I lean into this and know I have the courage and strength to make it happen.
- I really want…….but tonight I let this go to allow what needs to come my way.
- I am really struggling right now with……but tonight I give this struggle to the Universe and know that it’s all going to be ok.
5.) Hold the 6 papers in your hand and begin reciting the first one out loud. Then, burn the paper into the candle flame as a way of releasing, letting go, and surrendering your wish to the Universe. When the paper gets too hot to touch, throw it into the bowl of water. Repeat this process for all the remaining strips of paper.
6.) Once you have burnt all the papers, say “Thank you” and snuff out the candle and put it to the side.
7.) Light your next candle, which represents the “new” and take another sheet of paper. Cut or rip this piece of paper into 8.
8.) On each strip of paper, repeat the process by writing out these sentences and filling in the blanks. Again, try not to overthink your responses, just go with what comes to you first.
- Allow me to be guided to bring more…….into my life
- Guide me to listen to my intuition more, especially when faced with………
- I know…….is part of my soul path and I want to trust this more
- I give gratitude for…..and……and….
- I will look after myself by….
- I trust the experience of……was sent to help me grow and I ask to be shown the way through
- The new me is going to…….
- I am…..
9.) Holding the 8 strips of paper in your hand, read the first one aloud and then place it into the candle flame. This is a way of sealing in your desire and sending your wishes to the heavens. When the paper gets too hot, drop it in the same bowl of water. Repeat this till all the papers are burned.
10.) Keep the candle burning and place hand on heart and recite the following (feel free to write your own or say whatever you feel in the moment)-
“I ask the Universe to guide me. I surrender to the path laid out by my soul. I know I always have access to this path, the knowledge I need is within. All the answers I seek, all the direction I long for, it lives inside of me. I ask you dear Universe, my angels, and guides, to send clear, gentle, and directed signs my way to help me keep surrendering, and trusting the process. I know my soul knows the way, help me to listen, help me to pay attention, help me to keep following to my heart. My highest path is unfolding effortlessly, I just keep moving forward. Thank you.”
11.) Take 3 deep breaths just to seal in your work. Keep the candle burning for as long as you are around to tend to it. Feel free to light this same candle again for the next few days to help activate the energy of the new.
12.) To close the ritual, discard the paper and the water in the earth. If you can’t do this, discard the water down the sink and remove the paper for recycling.
Note: You can use your first, “old” candle again for other ritual work, just be sure to cleanse it with the tool of your choice before lighting it.
Happy New Moon!