How to Create Your Own Wiccan New Moon Ritual

How to Create Your Own New Moon Ritual

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Since the earliest times, the moon has embodied the feminine goddess, and is a powerful symbol of intuition, the subconscious, and the cycles of life, death and rebirth.

For Wiccans, the moon isn’t just a satellite of earth. She’s a spiritual leader that helps us connect to the “other world”, to the psychic and the magical through spells, ceremonies and rituals.

In this guide, we’ll give you a template that will enable you to create your own rituals to honor and draw power from the moon, as well as explaining how to choose the right time for your ceremony, and how to get into the correct frame of mind.

Let’s jump straight in and get started:

What is a Wiccan New Moon Ritual?

Any ritual that is scheduled to happen on the evening of a New Moon is considered to be a ”New Moon Ritual”. Typically, the New Moon represents abundance, wealth and success in new ventures. It’s also thought to be a very effective time to begin new patterns and form good habits. New Moons also represent “beginnings” and “rebirths”.

What is a New Moon?

By its modern definition, The New Moon isn’t actually visible. Before super-accurate lunar timetables, pagans referred to the first appearance of a tiny crescent moon as the “New Moon” and the invisible moon as the “Dark Moon”.

In this guide, we’ll stick with the traditional view that a New MoonOpens in a new tab.

It Doesn’t Seem Right to Simply Make up a Ritual!

This viewpoint is completely understandable.

Wicca isn’t a rigid faith with a fixed instruction manual for conducting rituals. Spellcraft is all about visualization and focusing on intent. That means there’s a certain amount of freedom involved in constructing rituals in a way that best helps you to get into the correct frame of mind.

The four elements involved in constructing a successful magical ceremony are as follows:

  • Willpower.
  • Intention.
  • Symbolism.
  • Ritual .

These four elements, when acting together in harmony, can have a profound impact on the human mind, allowing it to exert its will on the universe, and influence positive outcomes.

How Do I Keep Track of the New Moon?

It’s easy enough to find a lunar calendar online: You could try Amazon or a similar online store, or download an app to assist you, such as:

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Luna Clarke

Luna Clarke is a leading contributor to and is known for her open-minded and thorough interpretation of all things Wiccan and magickal. In her free time, Luna loves to worship her cat while he ignores her. She also has some great books for beginners, like her Guided Wicca Workbook: Wiccan Starter Series (click to view)

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