Today marks the beginning of a new moon cycle. Yet, what exactly is a new moon and how does it affect us and everything around us?
A new moon is when the sun and the moon are aligned. This means that the moon stands in between the earth and the sun on opposite sides. Since the moon acts as a giant mirror that reflects the suns shiny rays on to earth, while being in perfect alignment, results in us at earth to not see the moon at night.
Now, how does this affects us? Well, the New Moon in Cancer, allows us to tap back into our energy after exiting a tumultuous Mercury in Retrograde (June 18th-July 12th). This phase, well new phase, of the moon, recharges the sky opening our energy to new beginnings. Since this new moon is in Cancer, even if this isn't your zodiac sign you may want to take advantage of the sensitive Crab's emotive nature. Here are some tips to recharge your energy today!
1. Cleanse your crystals: Crystals are incredibly powerful holders of energy! But much like any other power source it need to be plugged-in to recharge. Find a tray where you can lay out your crystals outside in the new moon for a couple of hours or overnight. They will soak in the new moons energy and tomorrow you can reprogram them to your desire intention!
2. Take a bath!: Even though it's a Monday, take this time to relax in a nice and shooting salt bath. These provides muscle relaxation and ease of tension in your joints. Leaving you fresh and recharged for the new lunar phases! Pro tip: add your favorite essential oil to the bath— For a relaxing scent we recommend lavender!
3. Write it down: One of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves is set our intentions with a clear mind and path. Writing down what you want to achieve, physically or emotionally, will help manifest those into action. Take advantage of the sensible energy of this New Moon and write down in your journal what you'd like to accomplish.
4. Cleanse your space: Just like you'd prepare you house for a guest, prepare your space for this new energy source. When we invite new and good vibrations to our space is best to welcome them with an open heart and mind. Clean your area of last lunar phase and Mercury in Retrograde with Sage or Palo Santo. This will allow your space to be on the same energy level as yours. Pro tip: Play some singing bowls while doing so—there's hundreds of playlists on YouTube, just pick your favorite!
Here's the thing, 2020 has been a chaotic and transformative experience for us all. We need all the divine help we can get to survive this crazy year. If we are all living in light and high vibrations we are kinder, wiser and emphatic with each other. Take the time to sit with your toughs and feelings before moving forward this New Moon. We can't change the past, but we can use our learned experiences to better our future and the ones of those around us.