For many cultures and faiths, new moons are a symbol of new beginnings. This month’s new moon is in Aries which is the first sign of the zodiac, also indicative of rebirth.

This time is about turning over a new leaf. It’s perfect for trying something different or innovative. It is also about going forth on our life’s journey with an assured sense of authenticity and excitement.

In my personal life, I have experienced some emotions and thoughts that are forcing me to let go so I can enter the next phase of my life without baggage. It’s amazing how real we think we are when we feel lower level energies expressed as anger and sadness. However, our Higher Self wants us to experience something greater: authentic joy and oneness. We have to allow ourselves to accept and express this joy. Otherwise, no matter how many great things we achieve, we will never find peace and satisfaction.

One way to welcome in the new moon energy is to cleanse our energetic bodies. Take some alone time to meditate on how you see yourself without the weight of the past holding you down. Light 3 candles: one red, one white, one green or yellow (3 white candles will suffice also). The red candle is for love and relationships. The green or yellow is for financial or overall abundance and success. The white is for the Self and anything else you’d like to focus on improving.

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Meditate and use positive affirmations while these candles burn. Draw yourself a warm/hot salt bath in which you should allow yourself to soak for at least 15 minutes. After you soak, rinse yourself off in the shower with a gentle scrub across you entire body. I recommend including your hair and scalp into this ritual if you are able to. Moisturize your skin with a natural oil or butter and return to your meditation space with a stick of white sage. Repeat your affirmations while burning the sage at each chakra, front and back, starting and ending with the crown.

Take as much time you need to do this and feel free to modify this as you need to. These rituals are about what suit us individually. If you prefer, use rosemary instead of sage or add essential oils to your bath. You can even use tarot or oracle card to aid in your meditation. It’s all up to you.

I hope this new beginning bring about great positive change to each of your lives as I believe it will for mine. Best wishes!

Namaste.