New Moon Spell To Heal A Broken Heart and Start Anew
Here is a ritual for healing a broken heart, ending a dying relationship and starting anew.
Moon Phase: New
Cast and purify your circle. Call the corners. Invoke Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Clear yourself of all thoughts; open up for your magick.
Say this chant, as many times as you feel you need to:
“Oh, Goddess, take my pain
Steady as a falling rain
Give me courage to end the end
Give me a chance to start new again
Help heal all broken hearts
So that we may easy part
Oh Goddess let my will be done
With no harm to anyone
So mote it be!”
Visualize yourself in your mind, happy, ending with ease and starting new and fresh. See new beginnings and happy times ahead for you, with no more pain.
Light black candles to repel negativity, a coral colored candle to help with heart break, and pink candles for relationships.
New Moon Birch Tree Love Spell
Birch: Known as Lady of the Woods, Paper Birch and White Birch.
Carefully gather strips of the bark at the New Moon. With red Doves Blood ink, write on a birch strip:
“Bring me true love.”
Burn this along with a love incense, saying
“Goddess of love, God of desire,
Bring to me sweet passion’s fire.”
The specific name of a god/goddess may be added. Or cast the bark into a stream or other flowing water, saying:
“Message of love, I set you free,
to capture a love and return to me.”
Remember: Do not use this incantation and ritual directed toward a specific person as that would violate the rule. If a love is to come to you, it must be of that persons free will to do so.
A New Moon Water Wishing Spell
This spell is best performed outside by a natural well or spring. A cauldron filled with water can work as well.
You will need:
Small Stone or Pebble
Hold the stone in your right hand and concentrate on your wish. Walk deosil (clockwise) around the well/cauldron, three times while saying the following:
“I circle thrice and it’s begun,
I make this wish,
Of Moon and Sun.
With harm to none,
And good to all,
this spell is done.
So mote it be!”
Drop the stone in the water. It is done.
New Moon Wishing Spell
Raise arms up to the sky with palms facing up and say:
“Goddess of the New Moon Fair
I ask thee hearken to this prayer.
May that which I desire be granted
With intent these words are chanted”:
(State your wish three times and then say)
“Thrice my rhyming spell is spun
To make this wish come true for me
Thanks I give for it is done
This is my will so mote it be. “
New Moon Ritual
In the week before the New Moon, you can let it sit as a question in your mind, as you go about the day. See where it falls in your birth chart. What house? What planets does it engage with? This will bring out a stream of possible intentions.
What is the element of the Sun-Moon signs? Is this an element you’d like to activate more in your life?
- Spend time resting and quieting the mind.
- Hold it as a question before you go to bed; see if it comes up in dreams.
- Notice where your attention goes.
- Watch for synchronicity.
- Divine an intent with your Tarot, angel or animal spirit cards.
- Trust that it’ll come.
The GestureWrite down your intentions the day before the New Moon, or on the day itself. Suggestion: take a sharpie and write them on a 7-day candle. If you’re inspired, put a few meaningful totems, pictures, herbs or stones around it that relate to your intention.
Light it and be with your candle fully focused on your intention. Keep it on your desk, altar or mantle. Let it remind you and help you stay committed to your intention.
Your AlliesIf it feels right, ask for aid from angels, animal guides, ancestors, light beings and your own higher self.
When no intentions come:Think of the essence of what’s come up. It might be as simple as, “more fire, water, earth or air.” Or, the powerful act of surrendering to your highest good, and letting spirit do the rest.
- I trust in the natural process of change, even if it takes me through the dark.
- I let go of who I am, for who I am becoming.
New Moon Rituals
Rituals are a way to mark turning points in your life. They can be used to symbolically welcome changes in your life. They can be simple rituals or elaborate ones. The most important thing is your full presence in the moment.
The new Moon is a magical time of beginnings, when you can recharge goals, or set new ones.
Rituals bring meaning to our lives by “charging” an intention with power. We’re always setting intentions, and this is a way to do it in a more conscious way.
There is power in coming up with visions for your life, and keeping them in your sights as they come into being. But even as you fully commit to those visions, stay flexible, since new doors may open that you didn’t expect. At the new Moon, goals and wishes take root, as you reach out for spiritual wisdom, draw on unseen allies and open the door to magical change. You might get what you ask for, or something even better that you can’t imagine yet.
It’s important to come up with a ritual that has meaning for you, instead of trying to follow any set guidelines (unless you’re part of an established ritual group).
You’re the one that knows your personal story best, and what to lift out of that narrative, what will infuse your ritual with power. Here are some general guidelines to shape your rituals using the unique symbols and totems from your life.
Gathering your Sacred Supplies Your altar is where you collect your sacred objects — pictures, found objects and the like. Using herbs with healing or symbolic properties adds to your ritual.
Stones and crystals are another powerful ally. Candles are magical, and in its form contains all four of the elements. A small journal on hand allows you to keep a record of your intentions.
Preparing for the Ritual This is the most important part of ritual, since your commitment is the key. Take a ritual bath with sea salt to clear your field of any negative energies. Sage is an herb used by the Native Americans to clear a space, and make it sacred for ritual. It’s available in most health food stores these days, and easiest to use in its wand form. Light the end and blow on it until there is a smoldering glow.
Use it around your own body, and in the space of your ritual. Clear your mind with meditation, using music or just quieting down in your cleared, sacred area.
Grounding This is something that’s important anytime, for staying connected to earth energy. Signs that you’re not grounded are mania, nervousness, racing thoughts and the like. Too often we forget to feel the earth under our feet. I’ve mentioned Starhawk a few times on the site, and her tree grounding excercise is one of my own daily rituals. In a nutshell, it’s visualizing the roots going down into the Earth, through the layers, into the core, and then drawing that energy back up through your feet again. It moves through each chakra, coming out the top and down around you. Try this or another variation of grounding before you set new Moon intentions.
Your New Moon Wishes After you’ve cleared a sacred space and settled your energy, you’re ready to set your intentions. Make a list of what you’d like to draw into your life, and Dream Big! The new Moon is a moment to conjure what seems out of reach, and creating the vision is the first step to making it a reality. But these are not just words on paper. As you write them down as intentions, you are committing to doing your part to make them real. Some call it co-creating, since you’re opening to universal energies to set dreams in motion.
Dreams of the Soul Your intentions come from the longings that keep coming up. In the days leading up to the new Moon, give some thought to those longings, and see what images, dreams and streams of thought come up. Use symbolic associations to go along with your intentions. Weave in the element for the new Moon, and think about the houses and planets that are affected by it. For an earth new Moon, for example, you might plant seeds that represent your intention. Rituals are a way to work with universal energies, and draw attention to the particular life lessons, or arena (house, planet, etc) that it illuminates for you.
Symbolic Acts Here’s where you get to be creative. If your intentions are to write a book, or broadcast your ideas out to the world, tie them to a helium balloon and send them off. Write them on a stick and offer it to the fire. To open to love, put lavender and a rose quartz in a small pouch, along with the qualities you’re seeking. If you’re inspired, add a symbolic act to your intention-setting ritual.
Keep them Alive A big part of success with new Moon intentions is what comes after. Find ways to keep them in the front of your awareness. Put them in a visible spot, or keep them in your wallet. Make notes in your journal about your progress. At the full Moon , find ways to take action on those intentions, and celebrate any signs of change.
New Moon Magic
When the Moon is new, the Luminaries — the Sun and Moon — are aligned in the same Zodiac sign. That makes it a charged time with concentrated energies of that sign. A New Moon is a symbolic point of attention, and a symbolic portal for new beginnings.
New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to elaborate rituals.
What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, support from Spirit.
Why Follow the Moon?:
When you tune into the Moon’s phases, it’s reassuring to know that there are many chances during the year to tap into lunar energy. Like the tides, the Moon ebbs and flows, a rhythm that women understand intimately. New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, and Full Moons are for taking action and celebrating the fruit of your efforts.
In the chaotic and temporal world, looking to something larger that is also part of yourself can fill you with awe and make you feel connected.
For whatever path you’re on, opening to working with planetary energies links you to the power of the divine.
Preparing for the New Moon:
It’s a good idea to spend some time reflecting in the days leading up to the new Moon. Knowing exactly what you want to draw into your life is not always easy. Part of preparing for the new Moon is making sure you are clear about your intentions. Sometimes it’s a quality you’d like to cultivate like forgiveness, courage — other times it’s a more specific request like a promotion at work or new place to live.
What is a new Moon Ritual?:
This depends on your personal tastes, the pace of your life and the time you have to devote to it. Some simply light a candle, while others gather objects and pictures for their altar. Lately, I’ve been writing my intentions on a 7-day candle and leaving it in a prominent (and safe) place. With a candle, you can return to it and relight it while meditating on your intentions.
Ritual helps focus your entire being on the quest at hand. In the days leading up to the new Moon, you might gather pictures and totems that symbolize your goal. Creating a New Moon collage gives you a visual reminder of your dreams.
What does it mean in each different sign?:
Every new Moon is different, and this gives you the chance to claim the energies of each different sign. Even if you don’t have planets in the sign for a given month, it falls somewhere in your birth chart. We each have elements of the entire Zodiac in our make-up, with some more emphasized than others. Find out where the new Moon falls in your chart for clues as to what to “call in” that month.
How is it different from the Full Moon:
The new Moon has a more inward feel, has a void or empty quality, and therefore can be frightening to those not comfortable with uncertainty. Can you learn to trust the dark? It’s the moment when the old passes away and the new is not yet here. That’s why it’s a powerful time for sending out your prayer, wishes, desires to the Universe.
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2015 November 11
Explanation: What is that unusual light in the sky? A common question, this particular light was not only bright but moving and expanding. It appeared just as the astrophotographer and his friend were photographing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California against a more predictable night sky. They were not alone in seeing this unusual display — at least hundreds of people in California reported a similar sight. The consensus of experienced sky observers was that the plume resulted from a rocket launch — an explanation that was soon confirmed as an unpublicized test of a submarine-launched, unarmed, Trident II D5 nuclear missile. Such tests are not uncommon but do not usually occur just after sunset near a major metropolitan area — when they are particularly noticeable to many people. Were plume images not posted to the Internet and quickly identified, such a sky spectacle might have been understood by some to be associated with more grandiose — but incorrect — explanations.