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{ Working with the Moon } – New Moon, preparing to manifest

Following the energies of the Full Moon last week (Yan energies), we prepare ourselves for the New Moon (Yin energies) on Friday 10 May.

We are 9 days away, and in the Mayan Tradition, number 9 represents the feminine energy (masculine represented with number 8). Number 9 brings the energies of realization, power, action and strength. Because today we start a cycle of 9 days, counting down towards the New Moon, I am sharing with you these notes – I thought you would like to make the most of this cycle we started together last week!

The New Moon (Yin energy) is a time of looking within yourself. New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to elaborate rituals. What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, support from Spirit.

The New Moon next Friday will be enhanced with a Solar eclipse. Solar eclipses affect the subtle planes, so we may have more sensitivity those days. And we will certainly be protected, so use techniques you know for energy protections (carry stones, invoque your angels, etc).

A simple ritual I like to practice is setting up intentions to a white candle, that I will light as an offering on the New Moon day. During the 9 previous days, I light smaller candles and incenses as preparation for the day, each candle with intentions I want to work with towards the New Moon.

Some of you may have an altar at home, where you can gather meaningful objects or images of your intentions. Creating an altar is very simple: you only need a candle of light colour, water, whole rice or sesame seeds, you can add fresh flowers, pictures of your guides, stones. Make it beautiful and appealing to you.

If you start today the cycle of 9 days, you will need 8 small candles + 1 big candle for the moon. A cycle of 9 days will connect you with your cyclic nature.