The Cancer Super New Moon falls on the 23-24th of June and is the perfect time to think about setting intentions for a new beginning.
Cancer means crab. Crabs are mysterious creatures, they have a hard shell outside with claws that can bite, but inside they are soft and delicate.
The crab is small, quick and some of the time, they go in search of a new and bigger home. Under the influence of the Cancer Super New Moon, it is time for all of us to start fresh, perhaps it is even time for all of us to find a new “home”.
This Cancer Super New Moon is the perfect time to think about starting something new, updating or upgrading your life in some way and taking that leap of faith.
If there is something you have wanted to do, or something that you wish to bring into your life, now is the time to roll up your sleeves and get to work.
This ritual is similar to an intention setting ritual, however it will also inspire you to set your intentions from a heart centered place, rather than from your mind or ego.
Here is what you need-
- 3 White Candles
- 1 piece of paper and a pen
- Small bowl of water
- Sea salt
- Your favourite crystals
1.) To prepare your ritual, light and place the 3 candles in a triangle shape either on table or on mat on the floor. In the center of the candles, place the bowl of water along with your crystals, the salt and the paper/pen.
2.) Close your eyes and breathe deeply, try not to engage in your thoughts and instead allow them to float in and out. You can also place your hands over your heart center and visualise moving the energy from your mind into your heart. Visualise a beautiful, glowing light radiating from your heart center.
3.) Once you feel calm and relaxed, with your hands over your heart, repeat the following mantra three times or write your own-
“My heart is open, my heart is wide, guide me to the thing I must decide. Carry me forward, show me the way, allow me to start over I pray.”
4.) Next, take your pen and paper and begin writing whatever messages are flowing from your heart. You can write about what new beginning you would like to create or your intentions moving forward for the year ahead. Try to allow your heart to guide you rather than your mind.
5.) Next, take a pinch of salt and sprinkle it into the bowl of water. Using your finger swirl the salt around while stating your intention or what new beginning you would like to create. You can summarise what you wrote, or you can come up with a simple sentence like –
“Moving forward I would like to create (insert here). I would like to open space in my life for (insert here).”
6.) The salt acts as a purifier and symbolically represents good luck and good fortune. Once the salt is stirred through the water, place a dab over your third eye area. This helps to “seal” your wish. End your ritual by giving thanks and gratitude to the Universe.
7.) To close the ritual, snuff out the candles but leave the water, your notes and the crystal in the center of the candles. Leave out over the New Moon to be charged. Once completed, you can discard the water or use it in the shower over your hair. Keep your paper somewhere for safe keeping until your intentions come to fruition.
*For best results, do this ritual between the 23rd-26th of June, 2017
Happy New Moon!