Reflection, Meditation, and Introspection
The dark moon is when no sunlight is reflected on the moon and it is not visible in the sky. This occurs two or three days before the New Moon begins. Figuratively speaking, this is the time of death before rebirth of the moon.
At the Dark Moon, it is a time for reflection, meditation, and introspection. Review the intentions set at the new moon and reflect on where you stand. It is a great time to let go of the old and tired things in order to make space for new and exciting beginnings. The moon is currently back in Scorpio, where we started this moonth. Scorpio is all about emotional intensity, mystery, transformation.
Scorpio Areas of Focus:
Power: Secrets, Politics, Psychology, Charisma
Transcendence: Transformation, Change, Restoration, Forgiveness
Crisis: Compulsions, Obsessions, Intense Interactions, Living on the Edge
Self-Mastery: Good vs Evil, Self-Discipline, Commitment, Character
Bonding: Sex, Absorption, Soul Mates, Deep Emotional Connections
Financial Partnerships: Loans, Taxes, Debts, Grants, Wills, Contracts
Misuse of Power: Revenge, Jealousy, Judgements, Power Struggles, Suspicion, Guilt
Take a few long deep breaths.
On the inhale visualize your intentions manifested.
On the exhale visualize yourself releasing the things that no longer fit in the life you visualize for yourself.
Continue for a few minutes until you feel ready to answer the questions below (or just pick one question or if you know what you want to release skip the questions).
Use your Intuition or pull some Tarot/Oracle Cards
1. What is ending, or needs to end in my life?
2. How might this ending be a blessing in disguise?
3. How has my consciousness been raised?
4. What is calling to be resurrected in my life?
Burning and Banishing
Things you will need:
Fireproof bowl (or pot)
Bay Leaves (or paper)
Sharpie or Pen
Matches or candle
Write out things you want 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". I would 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"
Drop the leaves onto the fireproof bowl or pot, and visualize the attachments being broken.
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 Sagittarius.
Look up Moon Dates and times here.