intention setting with the new moon
New moons mark the beginning of a new cycle; it's a time to think about what you want to draw toward you, what seeds you want to sow and ultimately watch grow as we move closer to the full moon. As we move through the waxing moon phase (new moon to full moon), we are in a time of generating and building energy. We can tap into this energy by setting our intentions on the new moon- planting our new seeds- and letting the potential of that intention build and grow stronger until the next full moon.
Gratitude for Abundance
Remember, when working with drawing in more money and abundance, gratitude is the most important factor. Being grateful for what we already have is the true key to success when asking for more abundance. Be thankful for every blessing you have in front of you. And remember, true wealth isn't only in monetary value; true wealth is having health, joy, love, and people to share life with. Because really, what would life with money be without these other blessings?
ITEMS YOU WILL NEED
crystals: small Citrine + Pyrite
herbs: 8 cloves, 1 cinnamon stick
small pouch (that will hold your crystals and herbs)
piece of paper and pen
With this ritual we are going to work with the new moon energy to call in more abundance and prosperity. Setting intentions with a candle helps to draw more energy into your intention, and the herbs and crystals help to activate it even more. Cloves and cinnamon are both prosperity herbs. Citrine works to attract more money, and Pyrite helps activate our will to help manifest our goals and dreams.
Set your Sacred Space
Set up your sacred space by placing anything around you (or on your altar) that helps make your space feel magical, as well as things that represent the prosperity you are asking to draw in. This could be coins, the Empress card in Tarot, plants or flowers (for growth and abundance), etc.
Cleanse + Purify the Air
You can do this by burning herbs, incense, diffusing essential oils or lighting beeswax candles.
Take deep, slow breaths, and feel your energy descend into the Earth. This helps to quiet your mind, settle your energy and deepen your connection to Spirit/Universe/God/Source (whatever your connects to the Divine may be).
Do not skip this step! You will either write down or speak aloud 5 things you are grateful for in your life at this moment. Really take the time to feel genuine gratitude resonate through your whole body. You will only receive more abundance when you learn to be truly grateful for what you already have!
Meditate on your Intention
Close your eyes and meditate upon what your intention is. If you have any challenges or questions surrounding this intention, ask for clarity and guidance. Listen for the answers; they are always within.
Write Down your Intention
When you are ready and clear, write down your intention on your piece of paper. When writing an intention you want to be very clear and specific. Try not to be too long-winded; get to the point. Here's the important part- you are going to write it down in present tense as if you already have it. For example, "I am debt free and have $5,000 in savings".
Activate + Visualize
Hold your piece of paper, as well as your crystals and herbs at your heart as you close your eyes and quietly meditate upon your intention. Visualize your intention growing to fruition. Feel the joy and gratitude resonate within you as if it has already come to pass.
Light your Candle
Slide your intention under the candle, and place your herbs and crystals around the candle in a circle. Continue to feel your intention growing and building. Sit in meditation for as long as you’d like.
Closing with Gratitude
Before closing your ritual, always send massive gratitude and blessings to our Earth who continues to support and nurture us through her ever changing cycles and rhythms.
Make your Amulet
Once your candle has burned down, place your herbs, crystals, written intention and any remaining wax in your pouch. You can either keep this amulet in your wallet, purse, or in the South-East corner of your house (in Feng-Shui, this is considered the "wealth and money corner"). You are going to keep the amulet wtih you until either your intention comes to fruition, or when you feel it is ready to let it go. At that point, bury your intention, herbs, wax and crystals in the Earth as an offering. You can even place fruit or seeds on top as a gift to the little outdoor creatures.
Wishing you massive abundance on all levels, and blessed new moon!