The August 16th New Moon falls in the sign of Leo and brings some volatile energy that may trigger our relationships and feelings of self-worth.
Some new information may come to the surface, creating change or sudden shifts in our lives, but this New Moon serves as our reminder that it’s never too late to wipe the slate clean and begin again.
This ritual is designed to flow with the energies of the New Moon. I hope you enjoy it!
Leo New Moon Ritual
This ritual is best done from August 11-26, 2023
You will need:
- Pen and paper
- Aura cleansing tool of choice (smoke from herbs or incense, bells, selenite wand, etc.)
- Chakra Reset Meditation
- A small gift you buy or make for yourself (Eg. bouquet of flowers, your favorite chocolate bar, a new journal, fluffy slippers, a crystal, etc.)
1.) This ritual begins with the gift buying/creating process. As you think about creating or buying a gift for yourself, allow self-love to be your guide. Know that you deserve this gift, and allow yourself to feel like you are giving yourself a touch of Leo luxury! It can just be small. It can even be a flower or rock from the garden. Just do it with the intention of obtaining this gift to celebrate yourself. Once you have your gift, set it up on your altar or somewhere you can see it regularly. Every time you look at it or use it, allow it to fill you with a sense of joy. Keep your gift close by as you do the remainder of this ritual. If the gift is something edible, you can also eat it after the ritual is complete. If your gift is a crystal/rock, you can hold it as you do Step 3 or 5.
2.) Begin by cleansing your aura using your cleansing tool of choice. As you cleanse yourself from top to toe, feel free to recite the following-
“I give thanks to this aura-cleansing tool. I start from the top of my head, and move down to my toes, allowing the energy to flow where it needs to go. I ask that any stagnant energy may now move. I ask that anything heavy in my body or auric field may lighten and dissipate if it is no longer needed. I am cleansed. I am renewed. My aura vibrates higher. I am cleansed. I am renewed. My aura vibrates higher.”
Once you have cleansed your aura, you can also move on to cleanse your space if you wish.
3.) Get your pen and paper, and begin writing the next chapter of your story. How do you want the next chapter of your life to go? The chapter can span the next few weeks, the next month, or even the year. Just do what feels best for your situation. Write down all you would like to happen, all you would like to feel. You are the main character in your story, so what journey would you like to take on next? What resolutions would you like to create for your life moving forward? Base it on where you have come from, but feel free to be as imaginative and inventive as you like as you are writing your next chapter.
4.) After you are done writing, reflect on any insights that have come up for you. Did anything surprise you? Does your next chapter make you feel excited about your life? Allow whatever comes up to come up. Maybe set some goals or intentions around how you can make this next chapter a reality for you.
5.) Give yourself permission to release the work you have just done, and get nice and comfortable for your chakra reset meditation.
6.) After your chakra reset meditation is over, the ritual is complete. You may continue to have awakenings or ah-ha moments, and feel closer to your “next chapter”, as you move through the week!
7.) The final step of your ritual is to just enjoy your gift!
Leo New Moon Blessings to you!