The Moon circle is a lost ancient art that was honoured by all our female ancestors once upon a time. A typical Moon circle was held on a New Moon, as in ancient communities a Woman’s cycle would mirror the cycle of the Moon. Women would bleed together as the New Moon rose symbolising and signifying the start of a new cycle.
It became traditional for Women to come together and gather in circle on the New Moon to connect with all the potent energy available both inside us and outside of us.
Nowadays, due to not living in such tight knit communities, and the disruption of our natural cycles from things such as the pill and our social environment … we bleed at different times, however, as the New Moon rises we are still being called to gather and harness this powerful and potent energy.
So, what the New Moon really is, is a calling from the Moon to gather; to create a sacred space, to disconnect from the busy-ness of our lives, to sit in circle with our fellow sisters, to connect back to our true self, to let go of all that no longer serves us and to rise from this space re-born, setting new intentions for the month ahead, in deep connection to the women around us and most importantly, in deep connection to our true selves.
The New moon is a potent time for starting new projects, visioning, dreaming and manifesting… as such in a New Moon circle we’re being called to connect to our dreams, to our deepest desires and set powerful intentions from this space.
6 STEPS TO CREATING YOUR OWN MOON CIRCLE
☾ Find out the date of the next New Moon, what sign its in + schedule it in your planner
☾Call in your Soul Sisters, letting them know your hosting A Moon Circle
☾Tune into how you want to decorate your space… having a circle set up is best! Find some flowers, crystals, candles and anything else you feel to adorn your space with
☾ On the day … Put on something beautiful to wear, set the energy into motion, signal that something magical is about to take place
☾Create the sacred space with intention… bringing forth an intention to create “ A safe, sacred and magical space for you and your soul sisters to gather” Light candles, burn some incense, lay out your cushions
☾ You may want to have some sweet treats for after the ceremony
WHAT TO DO DURING THE CEREMONY
☾ Begin with a gentle meditation to tune everyone in
☾ Spend some time connecting to the past month, tuning into what your ready to release from last month that’s no longer serving you; It could be a fear, trigger, event, negative emotion or belief.
☾ Share what came up with your soul sisters as you begin to hold space for one another and observe as the magik truly begins
☾ Take some time to receive wisdom from your sisters, or allow the messages and wisdom to come through from within
☾When you’re ready, release all that’s no longer serving you… by writing it down on a piece of paper and burning it/ burying it in the soil/ releasing it into running water / or speaking powerful out loud “ I’m ready to release…”
☾ Now it’s time to purify yourself through either: Meditation – visualising a bright white light cleansing your cells or you can light a smudge stick ( White dried sage or Palo Santo) and hold it as your sisters walk through the smoke, they can then do this for you as well !
☾ Now you are ready to bring forth an intention.
☾ Spend some time tuning in… What new intentions are you ready to set? What are you ready to replace those fears with? What dreams are you being called to live?
☾ Share your dreams with your soul sisters, receiving empowerment, encouragement and support from them as they once again hold that space for you
☾ Write them down, seal them into a crystal, seal them into the cells of your body through meditation, or rise up speaking powerfully out loud “ I’m ready to call in…”
☾Close the circle with gratitude for what has been. Giving thanks to the Moon for guiding you, to your sisters for holding that space, and for yourself for having the courage to connect back to the ways of your ancestors and truly unleash the Magik.
So how can the Moon Circles change your life? Well you’ll only know once you step inside….
They say when 3 or more women gather Magik happens. Are you ready to unleash your Magik? Are you ready to stand in your power? Are you ready to recognise that the Moon is but a but a shadow of you?