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The Magic of New Moon Rituals

Sage Goddess New Moon Ritual Events

Every month, Sage Goddess founder Dr. Athena Perrakis holds free online new and full moon ritual events on YouTube. It’s a foundation of her practice and one of her favorite things to experience and share.

She believes when you call the magic of Luna into your sacred space, you connect with Divine Feminine energy. This brings forth healing, compassion, emotional understanding, and intuition.

Through the power of community and shared intention, people from around the world unite in these virtual gatherings. This space is also a source of healing that fosters compassion, deepens emotional understanding, and awakens intuition. 

Together, we create harmonious energy that amplifies the power of the new moon. You can learn more about our SG Moon events here.

2024 New Moon Ceremonies

In 2024, our new moon events will be extra special. We are exploring the links between each sign and its element — earth, air, water, or fire. Also, figuratively speaking, we’re journeying to a different sacred site around the world. Each site encompasses the energy of that sign. 

The sacred sites that we’ll be learning about include Mt. Sinai (Capricorn), Stonehenge (Taurus), the River Ganges (Pisces), and many more! Moreover, our ritual kits are custom designed to embrace all these aspects. You can find these sets here

Do you love to work with the energy of the Moon in all her phases? Join our Astrology & Moon Magic community on Facebook, where we share educational tidbits on working with Moon energy. It’s a space where we learn about astrology and engage in lively conversations with other like-minded people.

Properties of the New Moon

The Moon is the only celestial body to orbit Earth, giving it a strong influence over us. The new moon is the beginning of the waxing phase and the entire lunar cycle of 29.5 days. It’s a time of beginnings and renewal. It also offers a powerful opportunity for looking within and setting intentions. 

During this phase, the Moon passes in front of the Sun, creating a dark sky devoid of its glow. However, this darkness is full of possibility and potential. You don’t need to know how things will unfold. Just take action and get it started. 

You can work with the energy of this phase for three days before and after the new moon. Use this time to plant seeds of intention, so they germinate and grow as the Moon enters the waxing crescent phase.

The new moon brings reflection, purification, and alignment. It serves as a blank canvas, urging you to: 

  • Look within.
  • Shed what no longer serves.
  • Lay the groundwork for new aspirations.
  • Connect with your inner self and the cosmos.
  • Gain a sense of clarity and openness to universal energies.

Crystal Magic

Intention Setting Labradorite Palm Stone

Crystals that support setting intentions at the new moon include:

Intention Setting with the Zodiac

Every new moon of the year takes place in a different zodiac sign. Furthermore, each sign carries its own distinct energy. By understanding and working with these energies, you can deepen your connection to the universal flow in your new moon rituals. In turn, this enhances the effectiveness of your manifestation endeavors. 

  • Aries: Intentions related to starting new projects, cultivating courage, and embracing leadership qualities.
  • Taurus: Intentions related to stability, abundance, self-worth, sensuality, and grounding practices.
  • Gemini: Intentions related to effective communication, learning new skills, and fostering connections with other people.
  • Cancer: Intentions related to emotional healing, nurturing relationships, and creating a harmonious home environment.
  • Leo: Intentions related to self-expression, creativity, confidence, and stepping into leadership roles.
  • Virgo: Intentions related to organization, health, setting realistic goals, and self-care.
  • Libra: Intentions related to balance, harmony in relationships, pursuing justice, and artistic endeavors.
  • Scorpio: Intentions related to change, releasing old patterns, deepening intimacy, and enhancing intuition.
  • Sagittarius: Intentions related to seeking knowledge, embracing adventure, and spiritual growth.
  • Capricorn: Intentions related to career and long-term goals, building structure, and financial stability.
  • Aquarius: Intentions related to innovation, community involvement, and embracing individuality.
  • Pisces: Intentions related to spiritual connection, creativity, and empathy.
Astrology Basics

The key to harnessing the magic of the new moon lies in setting clear, heartfelt intentions for personal growth and positive change. May your new moon rituals be a guiding light on your path to self-discovery and empowerment.