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Monthly New Moon: Intentions Setting Ritual

New Moon Ritual Moon of Abundance

An intention setting ritual can be done just after the time of the new moon to focus energy into your intentions.  An intention is a guiding principle with which to live by. Your intentions should define how you want to feel, the things you would like to experience and the personal qualities and strengths you want develop. Think about your core values, and the kind of life you want to live. Intentions should be written in the present tense and in a positive form. For example, instead of saying "I want to stop eating so much junk food" you could write "I feel healthy and vital". The first one is a goal - but the second is the intention (the "why") behind the goal. This is just a suggestion - always be open to your own intuition to create a variation that feels right for you.

Begin by cleansing your sacred space - this can be done by smoke purification using Palo Santo, Smudge Sticks or lightly spraying with moon water.

Center yourself in any way that feels comfortable - deep breathing, free drawing, chanting, meditating or using singing bowls.

Focus on formulating your intentions, what do you truly want from your life? Keep your intentions positive and motivating. You can also use oracle cards to get insight into what it is you truly desire. Light a candle, then write each of your intentions on a separate piece of paper. Say each one aloud, then spend a few minutes visualizing that it has already manifested. 

Hold the intention in your mind and do any any of the following:

▽ Create a crystal grid around it

▽ Burn it in a fireproof container

▽ Bury it in soil (write your intention on seeded paper)

▽ Place it in a bowl of water

When you are done with all of them, blow out the candle and thank the universe in advance for manifesting your intentions.