New Moon - creating magical ceremonies for the Aries New Moon 2022
Hey Moon Gazers
The New Moon is in the sign of Aries today or tomorrow, depending on your time zone
(London: 1 April 7:24)
As Yasmin Boland says, “The Aries New Moon has a strong go-get-'em flavour. It's perfect to getting clear about what you're determined to achieve. It also has strong healing qualities.”
For me though, what is most significant at this time is that this New Moon is in Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. This New Moon marks the start of the astrological New Year, so it is an opportunity to start over. For me, I wasn’t ready to set my goals and ambitions at the beginning of 2022. I’ve been very much still in my “inner winter” these past 3 months, not yet ready to emerge and I realised my body was more in tune with the lunar year cycle that I had imagined. As we approach this new beginning, it is time now to start embracing the new year and all it offers. I will be setting intentions for the year ahead on April 1, wishing the energies of the Aries New Moon. I have my journals and essential oils ready and will create sacred space for the ceremony, using my Moon Magic Aromabox
Creating Sacred Space for the New Moon Ceremony
Working with sacred fragrances during the Full and New Moons ceremonies, can add a powerful element of magic to them! I work with traditional essential oils in diffusers and space aromas and burn incense to clear, cleanse and create Sacred Space. Here are 3 suggestions of essential oils to use at the first April New Moon and some of my Enchanting Flower blends.
Orange: often called the oil of abundance, Orange is an uplifting citrus oil that inspires good fortune. Orange helps us release any lingering feelings in the form of fear, anxiety, negativity and resentment. As we let go of these thought patterns, we tune into an abundant vibration which allows us to receive, throughout the rest of the moon cycle.
Clary Sage: known as the oil of clarity, Clary Sage helps us in change our perceptions and allows to see what is really in front of us. When we use clary sage on the new moon we become open to new ideas and experiences and expand our vision and think big.
Cypress is a classic new moon essential oil. It’s cleansing and grounding and creates a constructive atmosphere for evaluating choices. It’s particularly helpful with difficult or painful transitions because it instills inner strength and confidence, calms the mind and emotions, reduces anxiety and uplifts the spirits.
My channelled, hand-blended Aroma Sprays suggestions. The moon acts like a supercharger to the essential oils in the AromaMists, which you can use in your own ceremonies and meditation, all available on my website.
🧘♀️Meditation Aroma Spray: Relaxing and balancing, for an aromatic moment of calm and stillness. Amyris and Elemi oils centre and focus the mind, Cedarwood is grounding and Frankincense helps connect to higher spiritual vibrations
🧙♂️ Merlin - for protection and purification: Created for clearing and cleansing, used by Empaths, Psychics and Mediums. Powerful protection and cleansing oils including Basil, Juniper, Clove and Frankincense - Away you entities!
😀Momentum - planning and manifesting: Uplifting and energising essential oils. Use to help plan and manifest for the future, at the beginning of any lunar cycle, project, season or the turn of the year.
🧪My Space - creating Personal Space: This cleansing blend of stimulating Rosemary, zesty Lemongrass and purifying Niaouli works in both the physical and spiritual realms purifying space and clearing energies. 3rd Eye chakra
🌙 New Moon - for Manifesting and Creating lunar magic: Combining Cypress for transition, Clary Sage for intuition and new ideas, with selected citrus oils, this blend is ideal to use at New Moon or the beginning of any cycle.
🕯 Sacred Smudge - for Cleansing and Ceremony: With clearing Sage, wild harvested Palo Santo, uplifting Elemi and soothing, purifying Cedarwood, this blend works together to create sacred space for ceremony and meditation, without the need to smudge with smoke.
🪔 Sacred Space - for Ceremony and Meditation: A restful and calming blend of woody and citrus oils including Myrrh and Frankincense with Rosemary and Lemon oils, to encourage deep breathing and create calm and peace, ready for meditation and timeout moments. Third Eye chakra
As well as fragrance, I also like to use crystals as part of my altar and ceremony. My favourites for New Moon are:
Selenite: This beautiful crystal is named after the Greek Goddess of the Moon, Selene. Selenite is a perfect accompaniment for Moon Work, with its ability to call in calm and tranquility, as well as intuition and perception. It connects with the Crown Chakra and is a powerful yet gentle aura cleanser and protector.
Black Obsidian : This crystal has a reflective energy, almost like a mirror. By prompting a deeper sense of reflection within you, it helps you to achieve a clear state. It guides you to discover exactly what it is you want to seed for the month ahead so you know where to focus your energy.
Labradorite : a crystal to bring in the energy of magic. It is a particularly supportive stone in times of change, things that we often welcome in on the New Moon. The magical iridescent flashes of light within this stone remind us even during times of darkness, there is always light to be found. Use to discover the opportunity and possibilities that surround you, and direct the stone’s magical energy toward your intentions. It is a powerful stone of transformation, working on the Third Eye and Crown Chakra, helping us open up to guidance from our higher selves and access our intuition.
Smokey Quartz: This crystal protects our energy during the darkness of the New Moon, a transmuting crystal that is said to have the power to not only absorb negative energy but to also transform it into something positive. It helps clear the aura and acts like a protective shield, helping to see the bright side in every situation. It works on the Root and Sacral Chakra.
Lapis Lazuli: This potent stone of truth works on the Throat Chakra to help us express our most authentic selves. Prized since Ancient Egyptian times, this beloved crystal is a wonderful ally to work with the inky night of the New Moon. Lapis Lazuli can help us see clearly our Divine truth and where to grow to for our highest good.
Wishing you all love and blessings as we approach New Moon and may this next lunar year fulfill all your wildest dreams, and more.