On September 9th we will experience the next New Moon, a time of new beginnings and opportunities. Don’t take this exciting and motivational energy for granted! Embrace it and you can help to make your greatest dreams a reality!

The first phase in the lunar cycle, the new moon is a time to consider our intentions for the coming month. This is like a fresh start, an opportunity to start anew. Each lunar cycle will bring us great energy, motivation and power, but only if we are able to harness this energy and put it to work in our own lives. We need to set our sights on where we want to go in life in order to direct our time and energy in the most productive way possible.

This specific new moon is an exciting one, as it occurs in the sign of Virgo. A sign associated with responsibility, productivity and the quest for perfection, Virgo will amplify the motivational impact of the new moon on our lives. Combine that with the fact that our minds are naturally prepared to buckle down and work harder as we leave the fun-loving and upbeat days of summer behind us and move into the summer grind, and it’s the perfect storm!

If you have felt stuck in a rut this year, or if the chaos and confusion of this summer have derailed your efforts to find success and happiness in life, this is your chance to break free. You have to decide that you want to make a change, and then set your sights on the future. Harnessing the energy of the Virgo New Moon can improve your chances by providing additional motivation and drive in your life, propelling you forward to great things.

Do you want to make the most out of the Virgo New Moon? Try this ritual:

While the New Moon itself falls on September 9th, the impact that it has on our lives can extend far behind that. In order to make the most of the September Virgo New Moon, this ritual can be completed any time between September 5th and 20th.

You will need:

– Smudging materials (herb of choice)

– Timer

– Crystal of choice

– Pen and Paper

– Relaxing Music/Ambient Noise

– A quiet, comfortable place to lie down complete with blankets and/or pillows

Directions:

#1. To start the ritual, you need to cleanse the location where you will be completing it. This will help to ensure that your efforts aren’t disturbed by negative and/or toxic energy that may exist in the area. Some common smudging herbs include sage, frankincense, bayberry, rose, cedar, sweetgrass, myrrh and lavender. Carefully smudge the room or area, paying careful attention to all doorways and windows.

#2. Once the energy of the room has been cleansed, turn your attention to your own energy. Smudge your aura, freeing yourself from the negativity of the world and of your own mind. Allow yourself to let go of any thoughts that are not currently serving you in a positive way.

#3. When you have finished the smudging process, either leave your herbs still burning in a safe place nearby or use these herbs in order to light a candle by your side. This will need to stay lit and close by throughout the whole ceremony so that it continues to cleanse you and your space.

#4. Turn on your music or ambient noise machine. This will help to calm your mind and set a mood that will promote better connection and relaxation. Set up a comfortable space where you can lie for the duration of the ceremony. Set your timer for 30 minutes.

#5. While lying on your back, place your crystal onto your stomach or over your third eye or heart chakra. Trust your intuition as to which of these areas should be the focal point of your energy at this time. Once you have decided place your hands gently over the crystal, focusing all of your attention to this area.

#6. Take 10 slow, deep breaths, pushing all thoughts out of your mind. Focus instead on counting your breaths and on the feeling of energy moving through the crystal into your body.

#7. Once you have hit a state of complete relaxation, your mind completely focused just on the movement of energy in and out of your body, ask yourself this important question: “If I could do anything, have anything, be anything or go anywhere, what would my dream life look like?” Allowing the energy that you have welcomed into your body and your intuition to guide you, begin to visualize this dream life. Remember, it doesn’t have to be bound by the practicality of ‘realistic thinking’. Don’t limit yourself.

#8. When the timer goes up, slowly sit up and reach for the pen and paper. Write down everything that you can remember from the visualization exercise. What did it look like? What did it feel like? What emotions did it trigger? Write down every last detail.

#9. Once you have listed it all out, as crazy and over the top as it may seem, now is the time to look at it from a more practical perspective. What things in this dream life could you actually work towards today? Try not to look at this as a major, over the top shift in your life path. Instead, identify the smaller steps that will slowly move your life in that direction. Aim to list 10 different changes you can make today, regardless of how small they may seem. This will all add up to help move you towards great things! Write these 10 things on your paper beneath your dream life description.

#10. Snuff out your candle or smudging tool, thanking the Universe for its encouragement and motivation in your life. Take this paper and keep it on you at all times. Place it in your pocket or your wallet so that you have it on hand throughout the day. Anytime that you find yourself feeling discouraged, take it out and read it over. Make these 10 small changes the focus of the coming month.

Wishing you the best with the coming Virgo New Moon!

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