The Scorpio New Moon on November 7-8th has a warm, fuzzy feeling to it. While it may stir sensitivities, it is here to help us tune into our hearts, and to remember the power that comes when we choose to act from a place of love.
Since the Taurus Full Moon back in October, we have been dealing with some tense energies and perhaps we may have found ourselves holding on to anger, resentment, shame, or guilt.
But now, under the energy of the Scorpio New Moon, it is the perfect time to release any of these negative attachments and to focus on healing wounds of the heart.
In this ritual, you are going to be guided to connect with your heart and release any blockages that may be causing you to hold onto painful attachments. You are also going to be guided to set a new intention, so you can focus on moving through life with an open heart.
This ritual can be done anytime, but is best done November 7-19, 2018.
Scorpio New Moon Ritual
You will need:
- Smudging tool of choice
- 2 candles (preferably white)
- 2 pieces of paper
1.) Light your candles and place them in a straight line a few inches apart in front of you. Now begin smudging your aura and surroundings. Start with your aura first and then move to your surroundings. For specific information on how to smudge, please read this. As you smudge your aura recite the following-
“I cleanse and release myself of the heavy burdens of the past. I let go of all that prevents me from being me. I release all that has clouded my mind and made my heart heavy. I am now free. I am now free. I am now free to be me.”
As you smudge your surroundings, repeat the following mantra-
“I cleanse my space with light and loving energy. I invite prosperity, calmness, joy, creativity, and abundance into my home. I fill my home with love and laughter. I clear the energy so my home may radiate on the highest of levels. My home is cleansed. My home is cleansed.”
2.) Sit facing your candles and have your pieces of paper handy. Close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths in and out to settle yourself. Next, place your hand over your heart center and breathe here for another 10 breaths. As you do this, see if you can tap into the stillness within your heart.
3.) Take your pen and one sheet of paper and write down something that you would like to release or heal within your heart. You can release an attachment to a relationship or person, you can release attachment to a painful story, you can release an old belief that is blocking you from love. Just go with whatever feels most important for where you are right now. There is no right or wrong, so just do whatever you feel you want to release.
4.) Once you have written down what you would like to release, fold up the piece of paper and hold it in your hands. Take a deep breath and then blow onto the paper like you are releasing whatever you wrote down through your breath. Keep blowing into the paper until you feel that you have released it all. This may take up to 20 breaths.
5.) Once you feel a release, place the folded paper in front of the candle on the left. Now, take your next sheet of paper and write down one thing you are going to do for yourself to help open and connect with your heart. You can write down a self-love practice, a reminder to invite joy into your life, a goal, a mantra- anything you wish. If you are unsure of what to write, place your hand over your heart, close your eyes and imagine you are having a conversation with your heart. Ask your heart what it needs from you, ask your heart for guidance. You may just be surprised what answer you hear back.
6.) Once you have your answer written on the second piece of paper, fold it up and blow into it again. This time instead of imagining you are releasing something, imagine you are blowing your wish into the heavens. You don’t need to blow repeatedly here, one strong breath is enough- just make it count!
7.) Place that folded piece of paper in front of the candle on the right. Now, gently place both of your hands over each piece of paper. Your left hand should be over the “release” paper and the right hand should be over the “intention” paper. With your hands resting over each piece of paper, recite the following mantra-
“Out with the old and in with the new. I release the past so I can be new. I release the past so my heart can open. I release the attachments that hold me back. I release and let go so I can be on track. I welcome in the new. I welcome in my heart. My heart now opens and this is my fresh new start.”
8.) Take the paper in your left hand and scrunch or rip it up as a symbol that you have released it. You can discard this paper in the recycling. Take the paper in your right hand and leave it in between both candles overnight. Please be sure to snuff out your candles before going to bed.
9.) In the morning, take the piece of paper and either leave it somewhere you can remind yourself of your intention, or bury it in the ground like you are planting the seed of intention.
Happy Scorpio New Moon!
Other rituals/practices you may wish to explore around this New Moon include: