Eclipse season is always a long player that ripples along many lines. The moon cycles that mirror this nineteen years previously and nineteen years hence. The six months back to the last pretty pair of eclipses and the influences that take us up to the next in six months time. This moment is akin to another New Year. All of which means that rituals that also take some time to reach fruition are well starred. They will demand your constant care and attention. They will refresh your dedication on days when it wavers. They will hold your focus in tandem with your goals.
Planting Ritual For The New Moon
Acquire all that you will need for your new moon ritual during the dark moon. You will require seeds or seedlings, a pot to plant in or a well-nourished garden bed and a fully cleared amethyst crystal. Ideally purchase a new amethyst and bathe it in salt water to clear any residue from its travels to you.
Think carefully about what it is you will be seeding this new moon. Ideally source plants or herbs whose energy in magic and ritual is aligned to your goals and desires. If it is for love, plant a rose. If it is for money or prosperity, plant basil. If it is for your business, choose a plant that represents it (or better yet, you) either in colour or style. Use your imagination and your common sense: there is no point planting something that doesn’t suit your climate or the time of year. You can plant seeds if your new moon goals are brand spanking. Alternatively you can plant seedlings if you are continuing to grow something already planted in your life.
Prepare as usual for ritual. Ensure your space is as clean and clear as possible and you will be undisturbed. This ritual is most powerful at the moment of the new moon. If this is not possible, as soon as practicable afterwards. If you do this before the new moon, you are still in the relinquishing energy of the dark moon, which will not work.
Be very clear. In the simplest of terms, know what you are seeding. Intention is everything and it should be specific and focused. Over-complication or too many goals all at once will confuse the magic.
Taking the seeds or seedling in your hands, ask to work in tandem with this plant. Think of it as your ally and friend. Place the amethyst crystal next to it on your hands. Whisper your dreams and desires fervently into both, allowing your breath to be felt upon them.
Dig a hole in your garden for planting or half fill the pot you are using. Place the amethyst crystal into this space. Sprinkle soil over it and as you do make a dedicated commitment to do the work required to bring your goals to fruition. Magic is a doing word and no spell works without your participation in the process.
Add the seeds or seedlings, gently settling them into the soil as you visualise your desired outcome. Ensure your vision includes all the senses: how it will feel and look and taste and smell and how big your smile will be when you reach that goal. Water your seeds well and ensure they are placed where they will receive maximum light and protection and nurturing.
Your plant will grow in tandem with your developing dreams. Some days will be tougher than others. Some growth spurts will be magnificent to behold. Setbacks and pruning may be required. Walk with your plant and your dreams, taking exemplary care of both.
So may it be.
Ritual © Kerrie Basha, 2018. Protected by magic.