What Are New Moon Rituals?


Are you ready to start on a new journey?

This journey will be one of the many and Moon will guide you on your path.

It will all start with the new moon. In the darkness and the silence of the night, you will go deep inside your labyrinths.

Because you, only you can listen to your truth.

No worries, on the way, you will have the support of the Moon and the Sun, as always.

So let’s start. Shall we?

What happens on a new moon and what are new moon rituals for?

“On Earth, our view of the illuminated part of the Moon changes each night, depending on where the Moon is in its orbit, or path, around Earth.

When we have a full view of the completely illuminated side of the Moon, that phase is known as a full moon.

But following the night of each full moon, as the Moon orbits around Earth, we start to see less of the Moonlit by the Sun.

Eventually, the Moon reaches a point in its orbit when we don’t see any of the Moon illuminated.

At that point, the far side of the Moon is facing the Sun. This phase is called a new moon.

During the new moon, the side facing Earth is dark.”

The position of the Moon and the Sun during Each of the Moon’s phases and the Moon as it appears from Earth during each phase. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNasa Science, Space Place

As you already know that according to my perception, what we see with our eyes is just one side of reality.

There is another reality level in the symbolic field.

Don’t you think that the moon is a great symbol of this perception as well?

So, what happens in the new moon spiritually is, we are let alone in the darkness and silence of the night, so go deeper inside, to start a new journey.

What rituals to do on the new moon? 

The new moon is a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, and a blank page.

Especially if you are following moon phases as a cycle since the waning gibbous phase of the moon you will slowly start to close the circle.

It is time for gratitude in waning gibbous, then releasing, letting go, and forgiving in the last quarter, and finally surrender rest and recuperate in waning crescent.

So, you will be fresh for a new start in new moon time.

If this is your case, that I will recommend you some new moon rituals for you below.

How to do the new moon ritual?

#1. Prepare yourself for a new start: Imagine meeting with your boyfriend in the first few days.

Be excited and get ready.

This is a new start, a new beginning.

Take a nice bath, wear nice clothes, maybe some make-up, some jewelry, and a nice smell.

Whatever you feel like but get prepared for your inner journey.

#2. Prepare your sacred space for a new start: For me creating sacred space is a must, which would hold space for me.

A safe space where I can be vulnerable and go on inner journeys.

If you do not have a sacred space, you can consider creating one.

If you already have one, you can tidy and refresh the energy of your sacred space, your altar, your meditation room, or your office.

#3. Prepare your ritual place: Get ready for a ritual by burning a sage, some candles, some fresh flowers, nice tea…

Let your intuition guide you.

#4. Open your ritual circle: Maybe you can open this circle from yourself to yourself with a nice song that you sing or that you play or read a poem or a prayer or getting a card from your deck.

New moon prayer

Tonight I enter the sacred space of my heart

I go deep within the sacred sanctuary of my soul

Close my eyes and ask for the answers that I seek

Pray for divine guidance as to my direction in life

And ask for the courage and love

To follow the path of my heart

#5. Be grounded and come here and now: You can meditate or simply focus on your breath for several minutes.

If you can do this outside in nature even better, tune in with the moon.

#6. Go deep inside yourself in the silence and darkness of the new moon: You can do a shamanic journey or journaling or meditate with a question in mind.

The question is; what are your intentions for the upcoming moon cycle, that your soul is longing for and your mind is looking for wand your body is waiting for?

Try to be free from self-doubt and fear. 

Contemplating death can support our choices of love. So you can ask an additional question to yourself as this will be the last month of your life, what you would want to do.

#7. Come back from the journey and write down your intentions: Write down simply your intentions for the upcoming month and put it to your sacred space, maybe with a crystal.

#8. Close your circle with gratitude and surrender: You can close your circle by expressing your gratitude for life and putting your intention about making your best with love for the upcoming month and besides that surrendering to what life will bring to you.

At the end of the circle to close you can read some affirmations for the new moon.

Affirmations for the new moon

I am aligned with the Universe

My life is overflowing with limitless potential

I invite abundance and prosperity into my life

I am Divinely supported

My dreams and desires effortlessly manifest into the Now

I am beginning a new and exciting path

My word has an abundance of love, trust, and compassion

Gratitude vibrates in every cell of my body

I believe that anything is possible

I trust my journey

I invite new ways of thinking in my life

I open myself to my highest good

I reclaim my power and embrace new beginnings

I shine my light with ease

I allow love to fill me

I am gentle with myself and compassionate with others

I have the power to shape my reality

If you would like to make this night even more special and looking for a nice self-reflection ritual, you can consider drawing your tree, which you can see the details of here.

What are new moon rituals for?

How to do a new moon manifestation

  • If you are a believer in manifesting your dreams and getting the help of the universe, the new moon is a great time to start that.
  • You can go through the ritual phases that I have talked above, or simply a variation of it below.
  • Release. Take a bath or shower. Let your worries wash away.
  • Set your space. Light a candle and set up any crystals, feathers, flowers, or herbs.
  • Ground. Meditate or breathe deeply for 5 or 10 minutes.
  • Connect. Call in the power of the earth and the moon to bless and protect.
  • Manifest. Write down your intentions. Fold and store in a safe place with a crystal for the entire moon cycle
  • Close the ceremony. Check back in at the end of the moon cycle.

New moon rituals for letting go

If you are not following the moon cycles and rituals for each phase, then you can adapt this ritual according to your needs.

Let’s say, on the day of the new moon if you feel like releasing and letting go, do some rituals for letting go, or if you feel surrender and forgiveness, then it is time for you to do some forgiveness ritual.

The main point here is the Moon is guiding you, but you are the Hero of this journey.

You are the Isis, that will give birth to Horus alone in a way, even though you will have the support of Sun God Aman Ra and Moon God Thoth, as you can read more about the symbolism here.

So, if you need a letting go ritual for the new moon, you can follow the steps below:

  • Take a bath and wash away all your worries.
  • Ground and connect by breathing and meditating.
  • Writing what you want to let go of.
  • Say thanks to all the lessons you learned and express that it’s time for these energies to let go and simply burn the paper.

Cleansing Prayer

I am now choosing to cleanse myself and

Release all thought forms, beings, situations, and energies.

Those are no longer of service to my highest and greatest good.

Across all planes of my existence

Across all universes and all lifetimes

I ask that all energies that are less than love be transmuted for the highest good of all.

And so, it is

What do you eat on a new moon?

In all spiritual paths, fasting has been an important ingredient.

So as a new moon is a start of a circular path, one can fast in a new moon.

There is a diet called the moon diet or lunar diet werewolf diet which consists of simple 24-hour water or juice fast during the full moon and new moon phases.

Adding a fasting practice to your moon cycle can be a nice idea as it will make you more present and prepared for the new beginning and clean the body.

You can listen to your intuition about what to eat on a new moon, maybe intermittent fasting can also be a choice.

New moon vs full moon rituals

The new moon is the start of a journey, and the full moon is the place where the hero of the journey gets the full reflection of the Sun and that the creative source just reflects via the hero.

For this to occur one needs to start a journey.

And life is full of journeys, one is finishing and the other one is starting.

If you would like to know about full moon rituals you can also check this article, here.


Moon, Sun, and Earth; all together are providing us a great symbolism.

They are showing that we are never alone, we have the support of the Sun and the guidance of the Moon.

But we humans living in this Terra planet, we are the Heroes, the ones who will start the journey to receive this guidance.

So, listen to your deeper truths and let the Moon guide you so that you can shine like stars.

If you like this article, the articles below could also interest you:

What Are Moon Rituals?

Draw the Tree of Your Life as a New Moon Ritual

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