by Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac
A new moon mediation is a journey into your deeper self, your true self, your real pure note, your spiritual resonance. It is a healing meditation on a multi-dimensional level.
A time of new beginnings. It is about starting afresh, planting new seeds and connecting to your higher self. It is a self healing and self discovery meditation. It empowers you with the knowledge and fact that once you can attend to yourself you can attend to others with ease. It is about renewing yourself, rebirthing new ideas and activating creative life force in yourself and around you. It is a very rejuvenating meditation. This means to plant new seeds e.g. dreams, goals, ideas, inspiration, affirmation, incantations, mission, vision.
These seeds will grow and flower into your garden of dreams, goals, ideas, inspiration, affirmation, incantations, mission and/or vision. This meditation is for you, for ‘spiritual’ planting, for bringing in the new and creating freshness in your life.
Moon Map of Intention
When you break down the process of what true intention really is, you will find a process that unfolds before you. By applying this process, you create your intention. Here is how you map out your intentions:
1. Have purpose : Your reason behind your intention is purpose. Having a purpose infers a more determined path. __________________________________
2. Design your intent : This suggests a more careful, laid out and calculated plan of action. What, when, why where, how. __________________________
3. Improve your aim : By improving your aim, you add to your implications or target effort directed toward attaining your intention. _____________________
4. Gain your objective : Create a clear objective by aiming for something tangible and immediately attainable. _____________________________
5. Reach your goal : The goal is the result of your intention, put into action and attaining it by thought out effort and un-waiving focus. _______________
Moon Meditative Space
As always the best place to perform this meditation is within your meditation space. A clear peaceful space where you can meditate deeply, and free of disturbance. Prepare your meditation space with incense and gentle music if you wish along with a candle. Once your meditation space is set and ready get into a comfortable seated position, and close your eyes.
Monday happens to be the day the Moon rules, signifying intuition and a time to bring about creativity in your work. Obsidian stone represents the New Moon. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is grounding. It reduces fantasy and escapism. Absorbs and dissolves anger, criticism, fear, and therefore is protective. This unusual black stone absorbs darkness and converts it to white light energy. It is a warm and friendly stone, which is used at the Root Chakra, encouraging ones survival instincts and is grounding. Black obsidian brings higher Chakra light into lower ones; cleanses and uplifts. Changes fear into flexibility with the advent of change.
Your crystals can represent nature, one for each element (fire, water, air, earth.) The elements are also related to a direction and intent. Here are some to consider:
Fire – South – Empowerment work with the Fire element are related to consumption, heat, entropy, fuels, energy transfer and thermodynamics. Known sub-elements: Heat Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth – North – Earth element empowerment relates to grounding, cultivation of energy and energy embedding. Known sub-elements: metal, jewels. Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Water – West – Empowerment with water relates to flows, forms, cycles, combinations and manipulations. Known sub-elements: ice. Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Air – East – Air – empowerment harness the wind, kinetic forces, static energy, free energy and directed movement. Known sub-elements: lightning. Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
How do these apply to your intention?
Using 4 obsidian stones, place them in your meditative space, either on your alter or table
on the floor, so that you are able to sit in the middle of them.
You can then use a 5th obsidian stone, or a master stone (a crystal that is your favorite to work with or one which calls to you.)
Trace the outline of the crystal circle with your master stone (either on the table or sitting within your meditation circle.)
Then place your master stone in the center of the circle. (If it is on your table place it in the center. If you are meditating on the floor, hold it with you – in your dominant hand – sitting in your circle.)
Working with your Moon Intention
If you placed your circle on a table or alter, you can write down your intention on a piece of paper then place it under your master stone in the center of the circle.
If you are sitting in your circle, your intention is in your head.
NOW, spend time with your circle, intention and your crystals.
NOW, gentle breath work can be done, by breathing in and out. On the inhale, take in your intention… on your exhale, release your intention to the Universe.
Spend the time you desire to feel grounded, calm and relaxed. You will know instinctually how much time you need.
When you are finished, you can end with a deep breath, a prayer, a large sigh… or simply open your eyes. Your intention has been noted!