The New Moon is a time for Setting Intentions + Creating Magic… But how is This One any Different and How Can you Really get in on The Action?

Working with the moon is always a special occasion. La Luna (aka the night goddess) is constantly whispering her dark secrets and showering you with mystery. If you’re willing to show up to the table and work with her, then the posibilities are limitless when it comes to making your wishes come true.

Once in a while an eclipse comes along…

On Tuesday 2 July there will be an epic New Moon Total Solar Eclipse (try saying that when you’re drunk). The energies surrounding solar eclipses can pull you in two directions – you will almost certainly feel a heaviness, but at the same time it’s as if obstacles are being blown away and everything begins to feel lighter. Massive change and new opportunities are being welcomed in, and it’s important that you’re prepared for it.

** events that happen around the time of an eclipse, are said to be fated and help us to align with our purpose and soul calling **

Embrace the nurturing energy of Cancer

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With the New Moon getting all cosy in the sign of Cancer, it’s a great time to start mothering yourself. Close relationships are a huge focus throughout July, so it’s probably a good idea that you set some clear boundaries. If you’re giving too much of your time away to others (with little return) then don’t be afraid to say no. Your own energy is just as important (actually, it’s more important) – cosmic self-care is the new black!

Cancer is a highly intuitive and emotional sign, so expect to feel all the feels. It’s especially super-charged during this New Moon because of the eclipse – when the moon has a bit of a good time with the sun, darkness descends and you’ll have to rely on your intuition and deep emotions to guide you.

Things you must do

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Make your intentions clear. The universe isn’t going to randomly deliver a package that you haven’t asked for. So ask for it. Follow the ritual below before going to town on your wish list

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Be open minded. If you think you can conjure up the best outcomes then think again. You never know what better cosmic plans are out there for you, so be willing to say yes to whatever comes along

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Take action. Any action. Even if you have no idea where the heck you’re going or what you’re doing, the best thing to do is something.

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Time to get manifesting with this super easy (and quick) ritual

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The New Moon is the time for new beginnings, and setting intentions for the things you desire the most (make sure they’re coming from a place of love though)

Follow my ritual below to align yourself with the eclipse energy [note: the prime time for making magic is in the first eight hours]

Prep work: make sure you allow yourself 20-30 minutes of undisturbed time. A pen and paper is probably a good idea

Step 1: light some candles and grab your favourite crystals (see below for recommendations)

Step 2: get super comfy and focus on your breathing

In through the nose – hold for 5 – out through the mouth

[set a timer for five minutes]

Step 3: say the following prayer to yourself

“I call upon the angels of the highest truth, compassion and love. Thank you for being here with me now and for your protection. I am open to receive your guidance and I’m listening. For my highest good and my greatest growth, what do I most need to know right now?”

Step 4: write down 10 things that you’d like to manifest in the next six months (think specifically about relationships, self-care and spiritual growth)

Step 5: seal the list in an envelope and address it to yourself. Put it in your diary exactly six months from now (it’s like Christmas when you eventually open it)

Step 6: to complete, say the following prayer

“Thank you angels for your presence, and for taking all the worries and doubts I surrender to you. I entrust you with my intentions, as stated or something way better. Please take the loving energy that I’ve created here and deliver it to where it’s most needed. And so it is”

Ta-da! Your ritual is now complete. The best thing to do now is forget about everything you wrote down (obsession only blocks manifestation) and go grab yourself a cuppa – with some snacks of course. Yum

— Crystal recommendations for Cancer energy —

Moonstone: perfect for strengthening the divine feminine within. Also great for increasing psychic abilities and self-nurturing

Selenite: use to clear away negative energy, and to amplify the manifestation magic that’s around you.

Rose Quartz: enhances all types of close connections and brings more caring qualities into focus. A must for any work involving self-love

And then you go have fun

I’m being serious. Being overly attached to specific outcomes is a proper kill-joy. You’ve done the work, and now it’s time to get on with your days. Start taking small action steps towards achieving your dreams by all means (in fact I encourage it) but don’t sit around obsessively waiting. When you’re in the flow of life and doing the things that raise your vibration, then miracles work in your favour – be open to unusual plot twists and get excited about not knowing what’s coming next.

Love this? Then share with your friends and add some collective power to the manifestation pot!

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