Ceremony, Tools, and Astrology for February’s New Moon

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Happy new moon, my love! New moon is new energy. Feel that? It feels like a deep breath. This is a calm, loving new moon that is rippled with beautiful opportunities of healing, new connections, and planting new seeds. This new moon is in forward thinking Aquarius, making it a great time to think big and get some new ideas on how to move forward. This lunar cycle closes with a full moon in Virgo, which is perfect for putting whatever you start to create this new moon into fruition.

This new moon is also known as Lunar Imbolc, and the lunar new year is following the next day. Pair that with a harmonious connection to Jupiter, the planet of expansion and luck, Neptune, the planet of spirituality, Saturn, the planet of organization, and the sun and moon sitting cozy together, this is an amazing new moon of balance and setting attainable goals and creating the steps and having the faith to reach them. How exciting! Breathe into this one, the energy over the past few months has been pretty intense. Eclipse season brought about a lot of anxiety or frantic thoughts, and now we get to nestle up, nourish ourselves, and gain clarity and connection. Make way for the blessings you want, and figure out the baby steps to getting there. You got this. Enjoy this precious night.

So now, with all this luck and magic, the questions to ask yourself are:

What do you want in your life right now?

Where do you want to go?

Who do you want to be, and who do you want to attract?

How do you want to show up in the world?

Why do you want what you want?

The new moon is all about beginnings — it is the start of a cycle, bringing about new energy. and a time to turn inwards. This is the time to start something and set it out, and watch how it blooms into fruition throughout the moon phases. Embrace the power of the new moon by using these tools and ritual to own the magic that is surrounding you.

Here are some tools for tonight:

Tarot Card: Ace of Pentacles

When you see an ace in a tarot deck, you can expect to be in a new beginning. With lunar imbolc, an Aquarius new moon, and the lunar new year happening, new beginnings are meant to be had.The ace of pentacles is all about the physical manifestation of what you desire. It indicates an opportunity. The most important takeaway is that this night is an opportunity, but it is up to you to receive it and own it and decide if it is right for you. This is your invitation to get clear on what you want in life, why you want it, asses if it is in your truth, and then know that it will come your way and you can rock it.

By sitting with this card you’re saying ready to create a solid trust in yourself and to wholly merge with yourself in order to receive what you want/need. This is your tangible symbol to say to the divine “I’m ready.”

Stone: Azurite

Azurite is an excellent tool for removing emotional blockages to tune into truth. It brings about clarity, intuition, and helps guide you to your most authentic self and incorruptible truth. Azurite helps you to connect with the higher realm for guidance, and helps tune into love, while also being very logical, clear, and calm. Receive the perfect messages, guidance, and stability for this new moon magic.

Essential Oil: Peppermint

Peppermint is known to promote clarity and calmness, while also being amazing for focus, creativity, dreams, luck, and prosperity. This is perfect for tonight’s theme of getting clear, focused, creative, dreamy, and prosperous. You can put this oil in a diffuser, blend it with a carrier oil and anoint yourself on your forehead, or simply put it on a cloth or cotton pad and inhale the aroma. Always check in with your own intuition and doctor before working with herbs and oils.

Herb: Peppermint

Peppermint is perfect for gaining clarity, and most importantly inspiration. This helps to get creative in achieving what you want, and she also

This healing herb can be steeped in tea, held, burned, or whichever way feels good to you. You can harvest her yourself or get her from your local herb shop. Check with your doctor and use your intuition before ingesting any herb.

Song —  Space Song by Beach House

Out in the heartland

I looked in your eyes

And I asked "Are you ready?

Ready for this life?”

Someone once told me

In love that you must

Place all you're given

In infinite trust

This song is a journey. Adventure into the depths of yourself as this song guides you inwards. The sound, the lyrics, the pace, are all waiting for you.

Color — Purple

Purple is both calming and fierce, and can evoke the mystery of creation and creativity. Perfect for tonight’s dark and promising sky. Let your candle, clothes, cloths, or flowers be purple.

Environment and Pose

Get ready to move around tonight, and if you’re up for it, be prepared to go outside. But start off in a comfortable position in a cozy crafted environment.

Here’s my ritual for tonight:

Step One: Create Your Intention

Intention is everything. Choose what your heart is yearning for, whether it is love, abundance, a new career opportunity, inner peace, or strength. Start with this guide:

What do you want in your life right now?

Where do you want to go?

Who do you want to be, and who do you want to attract?

How do you want to show up in the world?

Why do you want what you want?

Remember to get to the root of why you want what you want, and be sure it is coming from a place of truth and authenticity, not longing or feeding a symptom of something deeper. Be clear, and try to boil down what you want into one, strong statement. This leaves room for some divine intervention and guidance. For example, my intention is, “I am completely divinely guided on my path, always in the right place at the right time, and open to receiving and giving blessings and guidance.”

Begin to gather supplies that fit your desire: candles, incense, crystals, pictures, or symbols that represent what you are searching for.

Step Two: Set Up Your Space

Choose a sacred space for yourself. Adorn your space with the supplies you gathered, and get creative! By making it beautiful and unique to you, you are pouring your own energy into it and enhancing your intention. Now might be a good time to light some candles, play some music that empowers you, and burn some incense. The goal is to have all your senses engaged, so get as sensual as you see fit.

Step Three: Ground and Cleanse Yourself

This is such a beautiful and important part of the process. Take a deep cleansing breath, and plant your feet firmly on the floor. If you choose, you can burn incense and let the cleansing smoke float over and around your body, or apply essential oils to cleanse your energy. Then focus on your breath going in, and releasing out. Slow and steady. Feel your feet melt into the floor, and allow yourself to become in tune with the space you just created. Know the Earth is right underneath you.

Step Four: Make Wishes Into Reality

Since this is an air moon, tonight would be a great night to send it up to the sky, releasing it in the universe. Use your breath as a representation of air and speak or sing your intention. Say it over and over until you feel complete. You can also place some resin on charcoal and send up your prayers with the smoke. Spirit is known in many cultures to respond quite nicely to smoke, and that also represents air. Let the smoke dance around you. You can bring the incense outside and let it go up to the heavens as an offering, too!

If you are unable to burn anything, don’t fret. This next part is for you, too. Go outside. Feel the earth beneath you, the wind and air blow around you, the fire within you, and channel the Aquarian water bearer, the symbol for Aquarius, by bringing a cup of water with you. Give it as an offering to the ground, while speaking your wishes to the moon. She is listening.

Step Five: Keep The Fire Burning

This is metaphoric, of course — you’re going to want to put out the candles! This step is here to make sure you think about your intention every day after the new moon. This is about taking charge and channeling your energy every day. Remember, however much energy you give something is how much it is going to find its way to you. A good idea is to adorn yourself with crystals during your ritual, and wear them every day this month. The crystal will hold the energy and remind you of your intent.

Each month you have the power to start anew. You are a powerful creator of your reality, and when you align yourself with the moon, your energy will become enhanced.