Modernize your rituals and discover over one hundred different ways to manifest on a new moon to take advantage of the perfect time to set new intentions.
Why You Will Love This Guide
Full moon and new moon rituals, in particular, are becoming more common, offering the beautiful gift of a fresh start.
Moon rituals aren't new, dating back to ancient times, but they are making a comeback, so it makes sense that we might want to modernize our favorite new moon rituals.
Remember that the new moon's energy is similar to spring energy; it's a time to harness the energy of new beginnings.
The arrival of a new moon is associated with beginnings, planting, and newness.
Other words to keep in mind are cleansing, releasing, and intentions.
Keep in mind there is no need to follow a rigid ceremony to tap into the positive energy of the moon.
Take the new ideas shared here to create your own unique new moon ceremony using your favorite rituals.
100 New Moon Ritual Ideas
These 100 ideas can help you piece together a new moon ritual that is perfect for you.
It might not even look the same every month, which makes sense.
Pick and choose what works for you and forget the rest.
Want to learn more about the moon? Check out these guides before getting started.
Grounding meditation is a perfect exercise to help you feel more controlled and tame what Buddhists call the "monkey mind."
Here's how to do a grounding meditation. The start of the moon is a perfect time to do this practice.
After the new moon, you can transition to a full moon meditation.
New Moon Bath
As a time of cleansing, bathing is a no-brainer practice to include in your new moon ritual.
Use scents, moon water, and these step-by-step instructions to create a special bath ritual.
Want to make something special for your new moon bath? Check out these ideas:
Set New Intentions
The next new moon presents the perfect opportunity for intention setting.
Now is the time to think about what you want and set intentions to bring about over the coming lunar cycle.
Write down your new moon intentions in a journal and keep them somewhere safe.
Create Sacred Space
Altars can be as practical or as mystical as you'd like.
For example, you might have a shelf dedicated to all things spiritual where you keep crystals, herbs, your journal, and other items.
Or perhaps you simply have these items thoughtfully placed all around your home.
Either way, the new moon is a wonderful time to consider spaces like these, clean them, refresh them, or set up something new.
Use Symbolism to Manifest
Certain rituals use the ancient tradition of symbolism, and a new moon is a perfect opportunity to incorporate it.
For example, there's a ritual floating around to tie your intentions to a helium balloon and then release it, symbolizing your will to "release" your intentions into the Universe.
One important thing, please don't do this particular ritual - it's bad for the environment; this is just an example!
There are many ways to use this idea to step into the reality you're trying to create.
Plant Seeds of Desire
Now is the time to get honest about what you want to create mentally, physically, or spiritually.
Planting seeds of desire is one of those small ways spiritual practices can bring about positive change.
Host a New Moon Gathering
Now is a great opportunity to host a new moon gathering where others, like close friends or sister circles, can join you for the ceremony.
You can choose ritual ideas from this list, bring cleansing foods, and share resources to create a more well-rounded event.
Or you can create your new moon ritual with your guests.
Setting intentions and setting goals are similar but different.
Goals are a bit more tangible and lead you to think about the "how" as much as the "what."
Plan action steps for the coming lunar cycle to help you manifest your desired intentions and add them to your calendar.
Start New Projects
If you have new projects on the horizon, the new moon phase is a great time to start them.
This magical time is perfect for exploring fresh ideas and new opportunities.
If you've been cloudy with your boundaries, use the energy you have during this time to solidify them.
Here are some phrases to help you enforce boundaries with others during this potent time.
Connect with the Zodiac Sign of the Moon
The new moon is always close to the sun, so it will always fall in whatever sign the sun is in.
There are many ways to connect with the zodiac archetype associated with the current new moon:
- Meditate on and journal about the qualities of that sign you'd like to see more of in your life.
- Use zodiac oils in your self-care routine
- Spend time with a loved one ruled by that sign
- Learn more about the energy of that zodiac sign
Visualizing is a huge part of manifestation and achieving goals; it's important to focus and visualize what you're trying to create with clarity.
Think "as if," imagining what it will be like, look like, and most importantly: feel like when your intentions come to be.
Try Something New
If you're planning to do something you've never done before, schedule it during the new moon.
Whether it be to start a new job, or a new hobby (like using oracle cards or tarot cards), it's the perfect time to start with a clean slate.
Connect with Someone New
Similarly, plan a first date or first meeting with something when the moon is dark in the night sky.
This is an opportune time to spark a romantic connection.
Try listening to binaural beats, high-frequency sounds, and other cleansing sounds during the new moon.
Get a Facial
A new month is a perfect time to schedule a facial or do one at home.
In particular, it's a great time for cleansing treatments: pore extraction, peels, etc.
Want to start your routine at home? Try one of these recipes:
The Emotional Freedom Technique is a well-known intervention for anxiety that can help you release habits and thought patterns that you want to eliminate.
Try a round of EFT to capture the power of the moon.
Clean out your junk drawer, toss out old mail, and tackle any other decluttering projects to make space for the new.
New Moon Mantras
Recite mantras that deal with cleansing, newness, and the like.
Discover new music now. Ask your friends for recommendations or listen to a new station.
If you use crystals, the new moon is a good time to cleanse them and release any stagnant energy.
Show houseplants some love right now - water them, clean out water trays, and remove debris.
Refresh Your Decor
Bring newness into your space by changing your home decor.
From your bedroom to your living room, hang new art and bring seasonal elements in.
Use this journaling technique to "brain dump" and get a lot of thoughts out quickly.
Simply set a timer and write - 15 minutes is plenty. Don't think about what you're writing, just go.
You'll probably be amazed at what you come up with.
Begin a New Workout Routine
Beginning a new exercise program can be especially refreshing at this time.
Pilates, yoga, HIIT? It's all good: pursue whatever interests you and make your physical body feel amazing.
Make Dietary Changes
If you've been interested in trying a new way of eating, the new moon can be a good time to start.
Whether cutting out gluten or trying keto for the first time, it's another "new" thing that works out great for this type in the Lunar cycle.
Start a New Class
Take a new class in something that interests you.
It might be a new skill, a safety course, a college program, or an online course.
Now is the perfect time to take your skills to a deeper level.
New moon energy is helpful when it comes to organizing projects.
Think about where you'd like to see more order in your life. Is it your schedule? Or maybe your spice cabinet.
Tackle those issues now and create systems that will help you in the long haul.
The dark moon isn't just a time for creating; it's a time for amplifying.
Donate now to causes that you want to see expand.
It's a powerful way to help those in need.
Tear Down Blocks
Are there intentions that you keep setting over and over again that don't come to fruition? You're likely blocking them somehow.
Explore ways you're saying "no" to what you want - and release that habit.
New Moon Candles
Candles are a popular item for all sorts of rituals.
Choose scents like peppermint, clary sage, and citrus made with real herbs and oils.
Create a Vision Board
Now is the time to think about your intentions, so create a vision board!
You can use magazine clippings, photos, and objects.
You can create a digital vision board with Pinterest and set it as your home page.
Consider the 6-month Astrological Cycle
According to the AstroTwins, there's a 6-month lunar cycle to keep in mind when you're trying to create something new in your life.
This is how it works: the intentions you set now, theoretically, should come to fruition by the full moon 6 months from now when the full moon is in the sign the new moon is in now.
It's just one theory, of course - but something to think about!
Take a Day Off
The new moon is pretty low energy and requires a time of reflection.
If you're just not feeling up for a lot of activity, be gentle with yourself and take the day off to tune into your inner world.
Banish Negative Energy
It's an ideal day to clear negative energy.
Cord cutting, smudging, and banishing are a few ways to do that.
Save or Stash Money
Plant seeds of abundance by putting some money away somewhere.
Deep Clean Your House
Cleanse all the things with green products.
Hire a deep cleaner or DIY - today is a great day for getting rid of the old to make room for the new.
Plant or Transplant
If you have any planting or transplanting to do, the new moon is a great time for it.
This is a very traditional new moon activity.
Think of it as a way to connect with the generations before.
Get a Trim
I've heard an old wives' tale: get a haircut between the new and full moon if you want your hair to grow fast.
So if you're growing your hair but need to trim the split ends, it's worth a shot today.
Choose a Power Word
Choosing a power word is often associated with the New Year.
A new lunar cycle is another great time to think about a specific word you want to embody.
You can connect with your power word in several ways: use it as your password, make art around it, and meditate daily.
Go Somewhere New
Explore an area of your city that you haven't been able to before.
Feeling creative? Bring a new piece of work into the world.
Rededicate your Intentions
Think about the intentions you've set before. Are those still serving you?
Release what's not working for you and rededicate yourself to the ones that are still important.
If you're launching a new business venture or project, the new moon is a great time to do so.
This is particularly true for long-term projects.
It's a great time to reduce sugar if you want to do that.
Clean Out Your Closet
Clear out old clothes, old junk, and whatever you don't need anymore.
The space will be so refreshing.
Detox Your Home
Use this time to switch from toxic cleaners to more natural options in your home if you haven't done so already.
Detox your Makeup Collection
Likewise, toss out old makeup.
Switching to non-toxic versions is another good activity for the new moon.
Bring in Air-Purifying Plants
Improve your indoor air quality and bring new life into your home by bringing in cleansing plants.
New Moon Yoga
Attempt a new asana or start yoga if it's not already part of your routine.
Connect with Your Natal Moon Sign
Find out your natal moon sign, and use this time to connect with that part of yourself.
Inner Child Work
The new moon energy encourages you to go within, making this a great time to do inner child work.
Healing childhood trauma and exploring ways to express our stifled inner child is appropriate now.
According to another traditional new moon belief, hair removal will last longer performed on or just before the new moon.
So if body hair isn't your thing, it's a good time for a wax.
Clean Out Your Refrigerator
All the deep cleaning tasks we love to put off fit in well right now.
Out with the old, right? Dead skin cells count!
Exfoliate from head to toe to reveal fresh skin.
This can be especially helpful during the menstrual cycle.
Want to exfoliate with your own DIY product? Check out these recipes:
New Moon Herbal Infusion
Enjoy a peppermint lip gloss or lemon balm infusion today - it's cleansing and refreshing for this time and helps to harness your feminine energy.
Write an Abundance Check
Maybe you've heard the story about actor/comedian Jim Carey writing himself a 10 million dollar check at the very beginning of his career, which he then manifested a year later.
The abundance check ritual is a similar concept.
Now is the best time to set new goals for yourself.
All bad habits can be abolished now.
If you've been trying or wanting to quit smoking, it's a great time to take the first step.
New Moon Massage
Create a massage oil with cleansing oils to use today.
New Moon Crystals
Quartz, labradorite, and staurolite are all associated with the new moon.
Use them in your rituals today, just make sure they're friendly to the Earth.
What to Wear
Whatever makes you feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and like the "new you" is a great choice.
New Moon Manicure
It's a great time to try something new.
Why not a moon-inspired manicure?
Implement New Systems
As with all things organization, new systems can be implemented today.
Maybe you want to start meal planning or make changes to your routine. Now's the time!
Rotate Your Wardrobe
Bring new life into your wear by rotating your wardrobe for the season and introducing new pieces.
Exploring your subconscious or engaging in existential kink isn't for the faint of heart.
These practices can yield especially juicy results right now.
The new moon is associated with planting seeds to watch them grow, so it makes sense that it would be a good time to invest money into stocks, businesses, or other ways.
Step Into The New You
Stop holding on to old parts of you that you don't resonate with anymore.
Start a New Book
Crack open a new book you've wanted to read today.
Start a New Journal
Am I the only one who makes way too big of a deal about writing in a brand-new journal or notebook for the first time? I know I'm not.
Anyway, the new moon is a great time for these tangible types of beginnings.
Simply getting started is the next step, whether it be a dedicated journal or just a piece of paper.
Toxic relationships, one-sided "friendships," and other relationships that aren't adding value to your life need to go.
The new moon is a good time to cut ties or at least put some distance between you.
Release Toxic Thought Patterns
Identify ways your thoughts hold you back and commit to changing those patterns today.
Begin Herbal Infusions
Any herbal infusions you want to make can begin now.
Learn more about the best ways to make herbal tinctures here.
Apologize for Past Wrongs
If you need to apologize for something you've done, now's the time to seek forgiveness.
Not only that, but forgive yourself as well.
Repair and Restore Relationships
Where do your relationships need restoration? The new moon is a good time to do that kind of work.
Items can be restored during this time as well.
Electronics, clothing, household items - now's the time!
Get an Oil Change
Does your car need cleansing as well?
Schedule an oil change and/or car detailing during the new moon.
Clean Out Your Bag
Chances are you have plenty of items in your handbag tossed in quickly and don't need to be there anymore.
Take the time to declutter your bag during the new moon.
Clean Out Your Wallet
Cleaning your wallet is a powerful act of removing the old to make room for abundance.
Toss out old receipts, cards you don't use, and anything else that doesn't need to be there anymore.
Forgiveness is a form of "letting go," so it makes sense to do any forgiveness work during this moon cycle.
If you're trying to conceive, fertility rituals are especially appropriate during the new moon.
Check out the birth chart for the lunar phases.
As much as the new moon is about setting intentions for what you want to create, it's also good to reflect on surrendering to what is.
New Moon Herb Salts
Salt is cleansing, and herbal salts can be a beautiful part of your self-care routine.
Use this time to create a batch of herb salts that you can use today and the rest of the lunar cycle.
Try lavender bath salts or use different oils based on what you want to make.
Try a New Look
It's a time for trying new things, so switch up your makeup or wear a new outfit.
Sow What You Want to Reap
Take at least one small practical step toward the intentions you've set.
For example, make a small payment immediately if you intend to pay off a credit card.
Even if it's only a few dollars, it will put you in the mode of sowing and taking tangible steps toward what you want.
It doesn't matter if you're flirting with a partner or being single and flirting with someone new.
Flirtation is so exciting because of the unexpected, "new" energy. New moon vibes, for sure.
Embrace a "Fresh Start"
Address any situations in your life where you want to see a fresh start.
The renewal energy of the new moon is on your side for those types of beautiful things.
Clean Your Jewelry
When is the last time you cleaned your jewelry?
Under the new moon is a great time to do so.
Take time to delete files you no longer need, unsubscribe from content you don't resonate with, and unfollow people who make you feel bad.
You can do a full digital detox or spend some time on this.
Manifest on a New Moon Conclusion
There are many ways to harness the powerful energy of the new moon.
I hope this list gives you ideas to help you manifest and create a ritual that is perfect for you.
Have an idea you love to incorporate? Let us know in the comments below!