The New Moon is always a powerful time of the month for a variety of reasons. Moon phases are an interesting thing; each one possesses its own special magic, and the New Moon is one of the most powerful phases of all.
What is the New Moon known for? It is a time that signifies new beginnings. The invisible nature of the New Moon represents all that is old being cleared to make way for the new. It’s a time to start new phases and projects; to plan for the month ahead; to set new intentions with rituals and meditation; to take a step back and breathe (something particularly handy for those who’ve felt the effects of stress lately)!
This is also why the New Moon is a perfect time for healing of all kinds. Furthermore, healing with crystals is highly recommended during this time. Crystals love the Moon because her energy vibrations resonate with their own. When you work with crystals under the lunar powers of the New Moon, whatever you wish to manifest is amplified more powerfully than under any other phase.
Manifestation is merely the manipulation of energy; energy is what the world and universe are made up of. We are able to manipulate the energy around us to manifest the life we want, but when we do it using the power of the New Moon, our abilities are stronger than usual and the results are even more potent than they would be under another Moon phase.
There are certain crystals that are wonderful to work with during the New Moon, especially in terms of helping you to heal from any stress, unhappiness or wounds you have suffered in recent times.
Top 5 New Moon Crystals:
As the name suggests, moonstone is a great stone to use during the New Moon.
Moonstone has a strong feminine energy and is also known as the ‘stone of new beginnings’ which means its gentle yet powerful energy works perfectly during this lunar phase. It enhances intuition, soothes stress and promotes emotional stability and is also very good for women who are going through bodily stress of any kind.
The selenite crystal is a healing crystal and also promotes spiritual healing. Anyone who feels that they are lost spiritually can benefit from selenite under the influence of the New Moon. Selenite aligns the spiritual with the physical and helps you to view things from different angles, releasing you from negative thought patterns that hold you back.
Shamanic Dream Quartz
The Shamanic Dream Quartz is highly potent. It delves deep into your subconscious and draws out the negative things that are standing as obstacles in your way.
The Shamanic Dream Quartz can assist you in traveling through other realms, as well as identifying anything within your spiritual body which is depleting you of your energy. This is a strong crystal that can aid with meditation and guidance in the realm of healing and replenishment.
Amethyst is a highly popular crystal and it is fantastic for using to alleviate stress and misery.
Amethyst activates spiritual awareness and strengthens intuition, enabling you to harness the power of your instincts during the New Moon. It is a great stone to use when you are seeking new beginnings as it has a gentle, yet firm energy that highlights negative thought patterns to you in a way that is easiest for you to understand.
Black tourmaline is a potent crystal that protects you from negative energy and helps you identify negative energy that is attached to your physical and spiritual body.
If you are seeking protection for yourself or loved ones during the New Moon, Black Tourmaline is one of the best crystals to use. It has a very powerful vibration and skilfully harnesses the lunar rays to weave protection around you and others.
How to Cleanse Your Crystals for the New Moon
It’s important to cleanse your crystals prior to use during the New Moon. Even crystals that sit stagnant on a shelf for a period of time can pick up energy. To get the most out of your crystals during the New Moon, ensure a cleanse beforehand. Below are some ways you can cleanse your crystals before this lunar phase:
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Full Moon Bath
All crystals love a moon bath! Under the Full Moon, they are particularly happy! When the Full Moon is out, place your crystals outside or on the windowsill where they can catch the lunar rays. Then, place them in a selenite bowl so they don’t attract any energy until the New Moon is out and they are ready for usage.
Incensing your crystals are a nice, quick way to cleanse your crystals before use. Simply waft some palo santo or white sage around your crystals so they can benefit from the smoke and are ready for use.
You can hold your crystals in your hand, close your eyes and set your intention for cleansing. Think to yourself, “I cleanse these crystals and release them of all energies attached to them.” This is cleansing the crystals with your own energy. Ensure to send the thoughts to your crystals so they catch the energetic vibrations.
Follow these steps and you can have a New Moon ritual with your beloved crystals to help and heal you for the coming weeks!
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