Each lunar month I use the New Moon as a marker to set some short term goals and intentions. I use the New Moon as I like the symbolism of birth and growth, dark to light and its cyclical nature. There is a completeness that nature provides that isn’t found in my basic monthly to-do list.
The process I follow is listed below, but I don’t keep rigidly to it. That’s another reason I like this ritual. It’s one of those higher-level, fluid processes that I can use and not feel like it is using or controlling me.
- New moon: set intention(s)
- Waxing half-moon: adjust actions to reach intention(s)
- Full-moon: reach and work through intention(s)
- Waning half-moon: adjust ongoing actions to maintain intention(s)
And so it has come to pass that I am at another New Moon ritual. And, as you can see I have a plethora of journals that I am noting it in. They will all record pretty much the same, however, some are more visual reminders than practical planners.
This New Moon I am thinking about the wider world in addition to my personal goals. The virus and other issues have caused great hardship and damage to people’s lives, both mentally and physically. Other issues around the globe are also causing concern. It feels like the world needs a little help. So, in addition to my personal intentions, I am raising a prayer, a thought, an intention that the world can begin to heal. It is in need of a little tincture, or perhaps radical intervention, either way, I pray.
Personally, this New Moon is all about using my own talents and abilities. I need to defeat the self-doubt demons and slay the self-sabotaging ones who often work with them.
Overall, this New Moon in Virgo is all about getting serious with things, both globally and in my own life. The two are linked quite closely at the moment. Things are beginning to move and I need to be ready.
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