The New Moon is the ideal time to let go of unwanted energy and bad habits in your life and begin again with new intentions, with the energy of the moon in your favor.
There are many rituals you can partake in to help with these intentions, as I will be leaving soon on my travels, there may be some troubling times where it is important to stay positive and trust my intuition. This new moon falls just days before leaving and so I find a ritual of helping my wishes come true to be perfect for the occasion.
Bay leaves are spiritually known to help grant wishes when you burn them, doing so on a new moon can amplify the energy of that wish.
If you would like to participate in this ritual, as the new moon phase lasts approximately three days, these are the steps that me and my fellow travelers have participated in on this night.
What you will need:
Something to write with on the leaves
A candle (the color of the candle is optional, but can also depend on the wish, for each color has a different meaning when it comes to rituals. For ours, we chose a green candle, representing luck, nature, success and growth.)
Incense (optional, for this ritual we chose Frankincense for purification, protection and luck, though your bay leaf will also have smell when burned.)
Crystals of your choice (also optional, for this ritual we chose citrine for success and good fortune and also clear quartz to deflect negative energy and amplify our intentions.)
Sage to cleanse your atmosphere (also optional)
For this ritual, I recommend being in nature under the new moon to better be connected to mother earths energy. Surround yourself with your incense and crystals and light your candle. After this you can cleanse your atmosphere of negative energy by burning sage around your aura.
If you find yourself distracted with city noises, you can put on some nature sounds, this one here is my current favorite.
Sit down and meditate for a little while, cleansing the mind of negative energies and setting your intentions for this ritual and your future endeavors.
When you feel fulfilled with your meditation, you can then write your wish on your bay leaf, stay thoughtful about your wish as you set it on fire with your candle and watch it burn. It is important that you feel the energy around you, and feel positive about this ritual granting your wish.
You can choose to meditate afterwards, to find peace of mind and good vibes for your future and make sure to trust the universe with your wish.
Love and Light