How To Use A New Moon Ritual For Powerful Magic. A new moon is a time for change, both in the sky and on earth. The natural world comes alive with energy as it prepares to start anew. It’s also a great time for making lasting changes in your life. This blog post will walk you through how to create a powerful new moon ritual for sorcery!
These are times for new beginnings and setting intentions for what you choose to manifest in your life. There is no right or wrong way to do a New Moon ritual; it’s whatever feels most authentic to you.
Each phase in the cycles of the moon focuses us on a different element of our spiritual life. The rhythm of the phases of the moon put us on a spiral path upward toward spiritual growth and occult mastery. This why we wrote these series of blogs, this one entitled: “How to use a new moon ritual for powerful magic.”
The moon’s energy paired with a deeper level of spell work has the power to transform your everyday life. As you walk the path of the Moon Magician, you become one who creates the Universe in her own image.
Develop the energy needed for the spell work of major workings by deepening your connection with the moon. This is the call from the spirit realm to dream big! This is the beginning of the process of how to use a new moon ritual for powerful magic.
New moon rituals focused on your initiatory growth generate energy that flows through all moon phases. It takes you on the hidden path of power, gnosis, and the self-realization of the Adept!
For me, this is what the moon represents. These are not the spells of vague moon lore. The initiatory path of the Moon Magician transforms my real life into archetypal mastery. We are digging deep, dreaming big, and causing real change.
Sit quietly, and create yourself a sacred space (whatever that means to you). Write on parchment, paper, or even electronically, your dreams, plans, and desires. Write of the new seeds you’re planting, write to create your dreams, and dream big! This is how to use a new moon ritual for powerful magic.
Create initiatory practice by writing the whole of this moon cycle in the past tense as if it has already happened to you. Write your new moon rituals this way and begin to visualize the whole moon cycle. This imprints your most profound spiritual intention with each phase of the moon.
Cast your circle in whichever way pleases you. Invoke the four elements as you will, and speak the new light of the moon alive.
And as the new moon stirs your emotions, see it as the very same energy that stirs the four elements so that even the ocean responds. You are at the center of creation, the bringer of light. The Mage!
In our book Spirit Guides, Mediumship and Moon Magic we dive into New Moon Ritual Magic. Become a Moon Magician as each of the 4 chapters take you deeper.
We form a relationship with the spirit of the moon and the Angel of the Moon. We call the energy of the four directions to build our circle and expand our psychic and mediumistic abilities. This one of the ways you can use a new moon ritual for powerful magic.
The New Moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle. It is the time of new beginnings, of sewing seeds for the intentions you set for this month. It starts when a thin crescent appears in the sky after 2-3 nights of no moonlight known as the dark moon.
The moon goes through all its phases each month in a cycle of about 29 and half days long, or one month. The new moon occurs once the moon’s orbital plane has shifted to be almost directly between the earth and the sun. This shift also makes it so that we don’t see the illuminated portion of the moon, really it’s only a sliver of light creating a new moon.
Looking up to the sky, it’s evident that the Moon is a prominent feature. It has inspired everything from ancient cultures to modern-day artists. This celestial body represents many things such as intuition, emotions, and change.
Magically, the moon is seen as feminine energy. It epitomizes the internal journey of sorcery and the drive of instinct, feeling, emotion, intuition, and the psychic.
New moon energy brings new beginnings and a fresh cycle of transformative experience for the Mage. It’s a time to set intentions while creating space to manifest your will in the Universe. This way of thinking is part of ancient practice which stretches back to the beginning of history.
This is a subject that spans centuries, continents, and cultures. It has taken many forms in the past- from ancient Norse shamans to medieval fortune tellers to modern witches, magicians, and Wiccans. It has all come down to one thing: tapping into the power of lunar cycles for initiation, healing, protection, or just general well-being.
The moon’s phases have been associated with female life since time immemorial. Many women will experience a menstrual cycle sync up with them perfectly each month. And while we may not be able to see any difference between waxing moons (growing) and waning moons (shrinking) in the moment, they affect us all in subtle ways.
Our work at Magic Self and Spirit is focused on the freedom we find in the practice of Chaos Magic. We apply this lens to our Moon Magic as well. This style of work gives us the freedom to jump into any magical tradition that serves our intention. While Moon Magic is definitely a favorite (we wrote 3 books on it!) we work with many magical systems.
Chaos magic is a free form creative version of magic, perfect for the independent practitioner. It is based in the philosophy that all of reality is based in the illusion of perception and therefore able to be changed.
From our blog: What Chaos Magic Means to Us and How to do it.
Chaos Magic lends itself perfectly to Moon Magic. The Moon card in the tarot denotes the unconscious, unformed, the supernatural, and the crazy. This primal unformed energy is the basis of Chaos Magic.
The energy of the New Moon brings light to the darkness, develops our psychic knowing, and spirals forward on the path the mastery. This is the path for the Chaos Mage and the Moon Magician alike.
We understand that working with Moon Magic as Chaos Magicians is controversial, yet we feel the freedom to work with any magical system is essential. For more on the relationship between Chaos Magic and Moon Magic.
Check out our books on Moon Magic from our Grimoires of Chaos Magic Series
Initiatory practices, moon rituals, and other rites of passage can be a key aspect of magical practice. The act of initiation is not only about taking on responsibility for one’s own spiritual destiny. It’s also a way to manifest change in your life by aligning with the cosmos. This can benefit both novice and experienced mages alike in their journey towards self-actualization.
Is this 100% true and indisputable?
Absolutely not. It’s about choosing and using beliefs for your spell’s intent.
Initiation has been around as long as human beings have walked this earth. In many shamanistic cultures, there was no distinction between religious leaders or shamans, and everyone else. Anyone who wanted to go on an initiation journey could do so and become their own spiritual teacher.
This practice of initiation was also present in other cultures. The ancient Greeks practiced initiation through the Eleusinian Mysteries, The Druze, active in the middle east, and some Native American tribes.
This level of deeper connection to the work builds your ability to invoke the moon’s energy and call its power into your moon rituals. If you are ready to take your moon magic practice to the next level join us in our Mastermind group. We meet each week for discussions and coaching as we grow independently together toward self-mastery and amazing spiritual ability.
The cycle of the moon incorporates both the Yin and Yang energy of expansion and release. In each phase, you can experience different types of spell work or practice meditation or self-reflection to become familiar with the different moon energies.
The way we work with the moon differs from astronomical reflections. Our magical practice draws our initiatory relationship with the Lunar cycle as opposed to strictly mathematical measurements.
A new moon cycle has begun and the time is ripe to plant seeds for your future growth. You’ve cleared away dross, excess energy, and released them in a fresh start. Mastery lies ahead as you continue on this path through each upcoming phase with all its rituals that will guide you towards it! The beauty of a new moon awakens your inner self. This is the essence of our New Moon Magic.
Your initiation into sorcery is tangible. You feel the moon energy building. It’s an ecstatic sacred space from within your own body! This crescent moon phase corresponds with finance, romance, and desire for yourself or others (self-love), which all align to amplify this moment.
As you gaze into the night sky, notice how beautiful and mysterious it is. This time of the month provides a great opportunity to reflect and prepare. Visualize magic as you move into a new phase of life. This is the time for wisdom and clarity, realizing how powerful your journey is becoming. This is a time for minor spells and rituals.
The cosmic light of the full moon illuminates you as a shining beacon in this momentous lunar cycle. You are a manifestation of your desires through full moon rituals. You are the bright sorcery (internal) and magic (external) combined when the moon’s rays shine brightly on Earth.
Focus on your power, not your problems. Meditate and revel in the darkness. As you do this, all of the obstacles that have surrounded you will begin to clear from your mind. Replace them with clarity.
The moon’s dark energy brings a primal part inside of you alive. Push it forward within your mindscape and remove any past negativity or pain associated with them. Honor both your dark and light, your sorcery isn’t dualistic.
The darkness is coming, but you’ll be prepared for it. Open your mind and let this energy flow through your thoughts to give them clarity. This will lead to discipline that fuels inspiration into imagination turned goals; this is a phase of powerful transmutation!
Now is the time to act on your knowledge and power. Transform yourself into a living, breathing being. Open up your dark side through tests that challenge you within the sacred space of your inner temple. Revel in all things primal as they activate who you really are: A Sorcerer who’s whole, a master of all that you experience.
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The cycle is complete, new beginnings await you, as you flow with the lunar cycle towards a fresh new moon. New moon rituals, stimulated by those tests that challenged you, call to you anew. The moon begins her journey from new moon to full moon, then from full moon back into your inner world for transmutation.
Know that both the new moon and the full moon have been inextricably transformed by the mastery of your moon rituals. For this is not the same cycle as each time before, your sorcery has changed everything.
So which parts of your initiatory journey are you going to deepen this lunar calendar? Are you going to direct it or move with the flow?
What is it you choose to manifest that will deepen your sorcery and relationship to the moon. Will you wear the mask of reality that honors the Maiden goddess of this new moon as you use her energy to empower your self-initiation?
Honoring the hidden path of the moon is one of the most powerful paths a magician can choose. From the point of view of the Chaos practitioner, this is a mask that’ll deepen your relationship to the greatest part of self as you ascend beyond the heavens to absolute mastery.