Whether you are religious, spiritual, or consider yourself "nothing at all," we are all under the influence of planetary movement. Our sun and moon dictate much more of our day than just the time! Embrace your divine connection to this Universe by syncing your organic body with the cycles of our solar system using these simple practices below.
simple rituals for all
“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.”
- Tahereh Mafi
virgo new moon
This particular New Moon marks the alignment of our moon with the sun in Virgo. Like all New Moons, this point in our lunar cycle represents a period of introspection, quiet, and manifestation. Due to the location of this New Moon in the sign of Virgo, our desires for stability, critical thinking, helping others and time for introspection will be enhanced. This is an opportune time to go deeper into your conscious to access your inner Virgo. Here is a simple ritual to help you tap into your inner earthy maiden!
If you have a planner, open it up and settle into your space with your favorite pen. If you don't have a planner, grab a sheet of paper instead. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and begin sinking deeper into your mind. Once settled, ask yourself, "What do I need to incorporate into my schedule to feel more stable and productive?"
What is your mind telling you? Do you need to start waking up earlier? Has your body been wanting to move more? Are you needing more alone time? Listen to the answers that come to your mind and write them down in your planner or on your sheet of paper. Develop a regimen that works for you! Whether you wake up at 5am or 10am, or you want to incorporate more friend time over more alone time into your schedule- recognizing your particular needs and then honoring them is the goal here!
Plan out at least until the end of this week during your ritual. To optimize your manifesting power, make a commitment to look at your schedule every morning or tape your schedule somewhere you are most likely to see it every day (your bathroom mirror, refrigerator, desk or front door). Perfection isn't necessary but with a little effort and patience, your goals, even just for the next week, could become your reality.
Happy practicing, friends!
xo Mac Ex
harvest full moon
Marking the opposition of our sun in Virgo and our moon in Pisces, this day is likely to feel overwhelmingly emotional. This might manifest as over-stimulation, agitation, unbridled excitement or heightened alertness. While this might sound hefty in scope, the truth is, with a little conscious grounding, you can embrace the flow effortlessly. This ritual below will help you feel into your emotions and embrace your waves of consciousness!
Start by setting your space. If you're feeling it, light some candles, drop some CBD and sit down in a comfortable position with your back supported. Begin breathing deeply.
Let all of your muscles relax starting with your feet and working your way up your body. Take a few extra breaths to relax your facial muscles and unlock your tongue from the roof of your mouth. Take another breath and imagine a warm light building in your chest and spreading throughout your body reaching for all of your extremities including your fingers and toes.
Sit in the warmth of that energy for a few breaths before you start extending that light out of your body and into the ground where you're rooted. Spread the light all the way down to the center of the Earth. Let it gather there- send any anxiety, frustration, or overwhelm you might be feeling. Don't be afraid to share your feelings with her- she can take it! Be open to what she might send back too. When you feel grounded and at peace, thank her for her help and allow yourself to reawaken when you're ready.
Happy practicing, friends!
xo Mac Ex