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Dark Moon in Aries



The moon has now gone round the zodiac and returned back to Aries. This time is known as the dark moon and/or the balsamic moon. It encourages introspection, meditation, and divination.


Aries is all about being independent and developing authenticity by taking courageous action towards our goals and intentions.


How did the moonth treat you? How are you intentions coming along? Did you tap into that Aries influenced urgency to focus, initiate, and set boundaries? Did you assertively take on responsibility of actively designing your life?


The dark moon phase is a good time to review your intentions and any notes you took through out the moonth and then take a few moments to reflect on what came up for you. Acknowledge both when you were up/positive/happy/grateful/peaceful and when you were down/negative/sad/worried/anxious. Doing this exercise can help you gain clarity towards the things you want to invite into your life vs the things you want to banish.


In addition to doing this at the dark moon this is something you can practice at the end of any cycle such as when you are leaving a job, ending a relationship, or when a birthday is coming up.

Ritual Time


Set the mood, light some candles, or adjust the lights in your home to invite in a feeling of warmth, safety, and comfort. Light some incense or put your favorite essential oils in the diffuser (I like to diffuse, palo santo, eucalyptus, and cedar). Take out your favorite crystals to keep you company and brew up a cup of tea (or make yourself your calming and soothing beverage of choice).


Burning and Banishing

Herb Craft

Things you will need:

  1. Fireproof bowl (or pot)

  2. Bay Leaves (or paper)

  3. Sharpie or Pen

  4. Matches or candle




The Ritual

  • Write out things you wish to banish on the bay leaves or paper. Be specific, for example: “release fear about X” “banish limiting belief about X” instead of "fear" or "limiting belief". Limit this to 10.

  • Take the Bay leaf (or paper) and light with the flame from the matches or candle, saying out loud (or quietly) what you have written. For example: “I hereby release all fear about X”, or I banish limiting beliefs about X. I no longer need the lessons that these feelings, things, or circumstances would teach me. If I haven’t already, I commit to learning these lessons in a way that allows clarity, conviction, and expansion of my heart".

  • Drop the leaves onto the fireproof bowl or pot, and visualize the attachments dissolving into the ether.

  • After you are done banishing these energies, invite a peaceful vibe back into your space by putting on some music you can dance to, doing a little shimmy shake, and expressing gratitude for all that is well and good in your life.

For most potent results do this BEFORE the exact time of the New Moon in Taurus on Tuesday, May 11th at 10:31pm ET.


New Moon in Taurus Circle is coming up on Monday, May 10th at 7pm sign up today. The energy is about getting productive, resourceful, and stable.

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Here is a review of

Aries Moonth Cycle:

  1. New Moon in Aries: Set intentions about taking a leadership role in your life.

  2. Waxing Moon in Leo: Nurture your intentions to grow by getting creative and promoting yourself.

  3. Full Moon in Scorpio: Celebrate your progress by acknowledging your personal growth and transformation.

  4. Waning Moon Aquarius: Let go of anything that hinders by taking an innovative approach to the situation.

  5. Dark Moon in Aries: Reflect and Release.


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