Moon magic happens all year round. The last New Moon of 2020 was this past December 14th. I turned in the manuscript for my thirteenth book the day before–December 13th!–and I was feeling very ready to open my arms wide to the New Moon’s ‘fresh start’ energy.
I thought I’d share the simplest version of my Moon Magic New Moon practice. Gather your supplies:
- Dried seeds or beans
- A bowl
- Strips of paper
- Pen or pencil
Find a quiet place to sit–at your desk, your altar, outside. Place the dried seeds or beans into the bowl. Ground yourself, then call in the directions and the spirits in your preferred order. Connect to your breath, your body, your outer surroundings and your inner landscape.
When you are ready, center your mind on tasks and projects you would like to begin, or would like to give a fresh start. One at a time, write each one on a slip of paper, fold or roll the paper, and ‘plant’ it in the bowl of dried seeds or beans.
Helpful Hint #1: As you sort through what comes up in terms of things you want to do, think in terms of what you would like to see begin to blossom or bear fruit by the next full moon, in the coming months and season, in the coming year.
Thank the spirits you invoked for their attention and assistance, and close your circle. Stay in that pool of energy you created until you are ready–or are needed–to move onto the next part of your day.
Helpful Hint #2: I keep my bowl on my desk as a visual reminder that I’ve put wishes out into the world, ones that deserve nourishing. And some months, as you’ll noice from the image of my December 14, 2020 bowl of scarlet runner beans, being in ritual is a time to let my creativity loose.