As the sky grows dark and the moon disappears, it is a great time to reset your intentions with moon rituals.
New moons are all about new beginnings, which means they’re great times to get clear on what you want to be doing in your life. They’re also a time of introspection – so before setting your intentions, take some time to reflect on where you’ve been, how far you’ve come, and what this next step looks like for you. It’s a great time to enhance our own spiritual practices on a deeper level.
A new moon is a perfect time to reset your intentions.
The new moon is an opportunity for growth and positivity—make sure you’re setting intentions that align with that energy!
With these things in mind, here’s an easy guide to making a powerful new moon prayer ritual work for you:
First, gather the following items: 2 white candles (1 long candle & 1 tea light), oracle cards, lighter or matches to light the candles/incense & any other incense/crystals/tools that help set up sacred space.
Once everything is gathered together in one place, along with your journal and pen, take a few deep breaths and let go of any distractions or anxieties. As Scott Cunningham said, “Relax once again; feel the warm air caress your skin; listen to its soft sounds…” before going forward with this ritual.
The new moon is the ideal time to plant seeds and set intentions for what you want to attract into your life.
The lunar cycle can last up to 28 days, and every day of every month offers an opportunity for fresh starts and new beginnings, but some are more powerful than others.
Whether you’re looking for a new job or just want to start a relationship with yourself, paying attention to the lunar calendar can serve as an intuitive guide to identifying the best days to take action toward these goals.
There’s no better time to dream big, visualize your desires and take action than during the New Moon.
The New Moon is a time of beginnings. It’s when the light and darkness are in balance in the night sky.
Use the new moon energy as a time to set new intentions, plant seeds of desire, and visualize what you want to attract into your life.
The moon will be dark for two to three days before it reappears as a tiny crescent. This is an optimal period for setting intentions and manifesting wishes, as the moon is not bright enough yet to influence us with its energy.
The New Moon also signifies a good time to reassess our lives and start over if we feel like we need to make changes in any area—whether that’s career choices, relationships, or something else entirely.
Take advantage of the energy of the New Moon by doing a gut check on your goals, making adjustments, and recommitting yourself to what you really want.
- What do I want to bring into my life?
- What do I need to let go of?
- What is holding me back from reaching my dreams?
- What is not serving me anymore in my life?
- Are there any goals that have lost relevance since I first committed to them?
You can have all the new moon intentions in the world, but it’s going to be difficult for them to manifest without proper follow-through.
To really harness the power of the moon, keep up with your meditation and visualization practices throughout all the moon phases if you want to see a positive change in your life.
Go back over your journal entries on what you want to change, how you want to feel, and how you want things to go.
Review and modify them each day. Write down action steps that will help you get there. Remember, helping your manifestation happen is really important because it shows the universe you deserve it.
Create a sacred space for yourself where you can tune in to the new moon’s energy.
Creating sacred space is a significant first step and can help with intention setting because it helps you tune into the energy of the moon to grow and manifest.
Your sacred space doesn’t have to be complicated. It could just mean lighting some candles, burning incense (if you don’t have any or are allergic, an essential oil diffuser also works well), playing some music, turning off your phone, or anything else that helps put you in a relaxed frame of mind.
You will be amazed at how candlelight can help you feel the moon’s energy in your quiet space.
If you practice yoga or meditation, it’s also good to do this beforehand since these practices are great for calming down and centering yourself.
You can also create a sacred space by lighting some candles, burning sage or palo santo, and playing some relaxing music.
If you’re not used to taking time for yourself in this way, it may feel awkward at first, but just keep doing it because it will become more comfortable over time.
You could also take a salt bath or go outside and sit in the moonlight if you’re feeling called to do so.
Use this opportunity as an excuse to bring something beautiful into your space — get creative!
As you can see, the new moon is an opportunity to welcome a new beginning. Banish the negative thoughts from your head and the negative energy from your home.
It’s an optimal time to shed what has been weighing you down and step into the next phase of your life with more ease. Take some time to reflect upon what you would like to release. Then use this opportunity as an excuse to bring something beautiful into your home or office.
Take advantage of the fact that this time is prime for growth, and bring a plant or flowers into your home. Buy yourself a dream journal, or maybe commit to finally getting around to reading that book you’ve had on your shelf for months now so you can add it to your read pile.
Whatever it is, just make sure it’s something you adore and will want around long after this new moon phase has ended.
To bring in even more intention-setting energy, do a powerful Full Moon ritual when Earth’s natural satellite is at its brightest and most beautiful moment in its monthly orbit around our planet.
In addition to the new moon ritual, you might want to try out full moon rituals.
The full moon has been around for as long as the new moon.
All phases of the moon are great for manifesting, but full moons are incredibly powerful. You must know how to harness this energy.
While the new moon is all about setting intentions, the full moon harnesses its energy. A full moon ritual will help you do just that.
The best thing about a full moon is that it only occurs once a month, so you can plan ahead and make sure your life is in order before the big day arrives!
Your tarot cards and oracle decks will give you even more insight about opportunities coming your way during this New Moon cycle — but don’t worry if you don’t get an answer right away!
Sometimes it takes a while for the Universe to line up all the possibilities and chances for us. This is where your intuition comes in.
Get an answer from the cards, then put them away and see how you feel about it. It’s possible that with a little bit of time and space, you’ll come to a wholly different conclusion than the one your cards painted.
The central theme of this New Moon is to have faith in yourself and what you can accomplish, both today and over the next six months. The universe has your back as long as you keep moving forward in good faith.
Prayers For The New Moon
The most common prayer for the new moon is: “May it be so.” So, for example, if you want more money, you might say: “May it be so. May I receive more money at this new moon.” You may also add a phrase such as “I am worthy” or “I am deserving,” if that feels right to you.
You can also ask for help with specific areas of your life. For example: “May it be so. May I find peace in my heart.” Or: “May it be so. May I have joy in my life.” Or even something more specific like: “May it be so. May I find a good job soon!”
Great Prayers For The New Moon:
“I pray that the new moon brings blessings and good fortune to all. May it be a time of renewal and rejuvenation, as we move toward the light of a new month.
May it be a time of peace and joy, as we come together with friends and loved ones. May it be a time of harmony and love, as we spread goodwill and cheer to all those around us.
May it be a time of hope, where our dreams can take flight!”
“I pray for a new moon in my life.
May it be a time of reflection, renewal, and rebirth.
May I learn from my mistakes in the past and make wiser choices in the future.
May I find the strength to overcome whatever challenges may come my way.
I ask that I have the courage to change what needs to be changed and accept what cannot be changed.
I ask that this moon brings me closer to myself and my true inner self.”
“I welcome the new moon,
the time when the light of the sun and moon are equal.
I celebrate this time of balance between light and dark,
between life and death.
I welcome this time of reflection,
where I can look back at the past month and look ahead to what’s coming.
As I pray for the new moon,
I ask for help with balancing my life: work/home/play/lover/friend/family; money/career/health/vacation/rest; self-care/self-love/self-forgiveness; hopes/dreams/aspirations/goals; family history/family legacy; relationships with parents/grandparents, siblings, and other family members; relationships with friends; relationship with God — all these things should be balanced in my life.”
” Bless the moon and its power to bring peace and calmness.
May the light of the moon guide you on your life’s journey.
May the moon be a mirror through which you can see yourself.
May the moon guide your way through every storm in your life.
May the light of the new moon be a blessing upon you and yours!”
“May my heart be open to receive Your Love.”
“Thank you for this new moon. It is a time of renewal and new beginnings. We pray for all who are in need of healing and restoration. May this new moon bring peace, love and happiness to us all.
May the gentle light of this new moon give us clarity on our next steps and direction to live out our purpose in life with passion and joy!
We pray for our families, friends, communities, world leaders, and all those whose lives have been touched by violence or injustice. May they find peace in this season of reflection and renewal.
May we learn to listen more deeply to each other’s stories so that we may come together as one human family with love in our hearts instead of fear or anger. We pray that this new moon will be a turning point in the evolution of humanity toward greater unity consciousness on planet Earth.”
“May the light of this new moon guide us through our lives,
may it be a reminder that we are always in your Presence.
May we be blessed with the freedom to come and go as we please,
to experience life as it unfolds naturally.
May our hearts be filled with gratitude for all that we have, now and always.
Why should you pray during a new moon?
The New Moon prayer reminds us that “a new moon is born while the old moon wanes,” just as people are born and die.
Considering the enormity of this cycle, with each month bringing a new moon, we realize our worshipping community is well equipped to handle these changes.
We can work together to support those we see fading and rejoice in the births of new souls joining our gathering circle.
At times, the universe feels vast and mysterious. It’s hard to believe that we’re a part of it all. But at this time of the month, when the new moon is closest to Earth, we feel a connection to it again.
We recognize that we are an integral part of the universe—and its creation. Maybe that’s why we find the new moon so powerful: it reminds us of how small we are but how great our potential can be.