New Moon Complete Reset Ritual by Eva R. W. Romeijn

You will need a bathtub, shower, or, at the very least, a basin large enough to wash your hands. If possible, have the bath set up in the western quarter. (I am lucky, in that I have a free - standing rib, that I can circle around). If using a bath, fill bathtub with hot water before ritual starts.


Set up altar with:

1 white candle (unlit)

1 black candle (lit)

Incense

Rosemary water* in a chalice / wine glass / goblet

Silver Branch**

Smudge stick and holder

Using my Protection Smudge (Rosemary, Mint and Lavender)

Salt

Lighter

A plate or tray, big enough to hold the offerings for transport


*Rosemary Water: Gather stalks of rosemary, preferably from your own garden / pots, thanking the plants as you harvest, never taking too much from one plant/branch. If you *must* purchase them, please be sure that they are organic. Ground and center, and charge the branches with energy of cleansing and purification. Place in a pot on the stove and fill the pot with cold, purified water. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes visualizing cleansing light filling the water, then turn off and cool completely. Strain into a jar with a charged, clear quartz crystal in it. Store out of sunlight.

**The Silver Branch is from the Avalonian tradition that I am a member of. Mine is a stick from my apple tree, wrapped with silver wire holding 9 silver bells.


In each quarter, place a small candle (tea light is perfect) and you will have a small scroll of paper, on which is something written that you wish to release, corresponding to that quarter. Also place an offering object (i.e. biodegradable) that symbolizes what you want to replace the negative with.

I set up my circle with my mini “standing stones”, and the following objects:

North (Physical):

Paper: Unhealthy-eating

Offering: Apple from my garden


East (Thoughts/Intellect):

Paper: Self-doubt

Offering: Kite feather


South (Passion):

Paper: Anger

Offering: Flowers


West (Spiritual/Emotional):

Paper: Procrastination

Offering: Chili pepper from garden


Center:

Altar, with the above-mentioned setup


The Ritual:

Enter Circle From the East, ground and center.

Take smudge stick, and clear the area, moving widdershins, 3 times, chanting:


I clear this space

In this time of need

Of negative energies

To plant the positive seed


End facing east, turn toward the central altar, and set the smudge stick down, picking up the Silver Branch.

Starting in the North, walk the perimeter of the circle sun-wise, shaking the Branch, visualizing the circle being cast - return to the center, and, as you raise your arms above your head, visualize the light creating a bubble above you. Lower your arms, and visualize the bubble closing below you.


The circle is cast

I am between worlds

Between time

Let the ceremony begin!

Awen, Awen, Awen!


Set the branch down, light the incense, and move to the North, arms down and outstretched in welcome:

Spirits of the North

Of Earth

Great Bear of the Forests

I ask for your blessings

And your Energy this Night

Hail and Welcome!


Light the candle in the North and visualize the deep, dark forest - feel the energy of the Bear, smell the earth and decaying leaves.


Turn to the East in welcome:


Spirits of the East

Of Air

Hawk of swift wing and mountain peak

I ask for your blessings

And your Energy this Night

Hail and Welcome!


Light the candle in the East and visualize the Hawk soaring in the skies above snow-capped mountains. Feel the wind in your face, smell the crisp air.


Turn to the South in welcome:


Spirits of the South

Of Fire

Stag of the fiery plains

I ask for your blessings

And your Energy this Night

Hail and Welcome!


Light the candle in the South and visualize a mighty Stag charging across a grassland. Hear the hooves beating loudly, feel the fierce sun on your face, smell the dry grass and baking earth.


Turn to the West in welcome:

Spirits of the West

Of Water

Salmon of the cold stream

I ask for your blessings

And your Energy this Night

Hail and Welcome!


Light the candle in the West and visualize a salmon leaping in a raging mountain stream. Feel the spray of cold water on your face, hear the rush of the water over the rocks, smell the damp in the air.


Return to the center, raising your arms to the sky (facing a window, if indoors):


Great Goddess

Mother of All

I ask you to join

I ask for your blessing

I ask for your healing

On this Dark Moon

I ask to be reborn

I ask for a clean start

I ask for purification

I ask for your presence and guidance

Hail and Welcome!


Stand in the center and feel the Dark Moon’s Energy. Feel the swirling darkness around. Feel the pulse of the shadows (listening to drumming helps). Now is the time for the personal words, as they depend on the aspects that you wish to release. For the purposes stated above:


Turn to the North and pick up the scroll of paper. Take the paper and feel the energies of the quarter filling you and flowing into the paper. Return to the center and light the paper with the black candle flame saying words of intent.


Too much food

Too much sugar

Too much alcohol

You slow me down

Make me feel ill

I banish you in the Dark of the Moon

So mote it be!


Visualize the unhealthy food being crushed by rocks.


Repeat in the West with the words:


The goal in sight

But laziness remains,

Always another day, another time, another place

Excuses fill me and slow me down.

I banish you in the Dark of the Moon

So mote it be!


Visualize the time-wasting activities washing away in a flood.


Repeat in the South with the words:

Bubbling hot

Impatience

Quickfire sparks

Scalding and burning

You create fear and hate.

I banish you in the Dark of the Moon

So mote it be!


Visualize the anger burning away to ash.


Repeat in the East with the words:


Standing still

Unable to move

The wrong questions

Build into a gale of terror

I banish you in the Dark of the Moon

So mote it be!


Visualize self-doubt dissipating into smoke.

Stand before the black candle and say:


By the Dark of the Moon

Baneful habits, thoughts and behaviors

are banished this night

The slate is wiped clean

The time for rebirth comes!


Blow out the black candle, and light the white.

Recite the Druid’s Prayer:


Grant O Goddess, thy protection

And in protection, strength,

And in strength, understanding,

And in understanding, knowledge,

And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice,

And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it,

And in the love of it, the love of all existences,

And in the love of all existences,

The love of the Goddess and all goodness.


Hold chalice of Rosemary water in one and and the salt in the other, and raise Energy in the preferred manner. I like to listen to drumming, humming and moving along, feeling the light and energy filling me from my soles of my feet, up through my body, down my arms to my fingertips, and up through the top of my head. This is accompanied by the Power Breath (rhythmic breathing technique).


Once you feel the energy filling you:


I call upon the energies present

In the Dark of the Moon

To reset and revitalize my Being.

To cleanse me of the Old

The bring forth the New.


Pour the water and the salt simultaneously into the Bath, visualizing a stream of cleansing light filling the bathtub. If your tub cannot fit into the circle, be sure to cut a gateway that you can pass through. If needed, place the white candle where you can see it from the bath.

Step into the bath, and envision the white light cleansing you, removing all negativity. The bad vibes fall off in a swirl. Stare into the candle flame and meditate on the concept of renewal, rebirth and second chances. Meditate for as long as you wish, then step out, drying yourself off, perhaps wrapping yourself in a robe. Drain the tub, visualizing the water as dark and filled with negativity:


I step forth reborn

Clean and renewed

Fresh of body, mind and heart

Ready for the new path before me


If you are instead using a shower:

Mix the salt and rosemary water together and pour over yourself as you are under the stream of water, visualizing the negativity wash down the drain. Say the above words before getting out. Step out and wrap yourself in something warm before meditating in front of the white candle.


If you are using a basin of water:

Place the white candle in a way that it is reflected in the water. Proceed as for the bath, but instead of stepping into it (obviously), wash your hands, arms and face (and more of your body, if you wish). Stare into the reflection of the candle flame while you meditate. When ready, pour the water down the drain with the above words.


Move the white candle (if needed) back to the center. Stand in the center and recite the Druid’s Prayer for Peace:


Deep within the still center of my being, may I find peace.

Silently within the quiet of the grove, may I share peace.

Gently, within the great circle of humankind, may I radiate peace


Feel the peaceful energy filling you and radiating outwards


Turn to the North and pick up your offering (once again the words are personalized):


May Peace and Health reign

May my body be whole and hale.

May the Earth and the Bear

Give me strength on this path.

So mote it be!


Visualize your goal filling the offering as you place it on the center plate/tray.


Turn to the East and pick up your offering:


May my senses be swift and sure

May my strengths stand strong

In my heart and mind

May the Air and the Hawk

Give me faith on this path.

So mote it be!


Visualize your goal filling the offering as you place it on the center plate/tray.


Turn to the South and pick up your offering:


May my spirit be calm

May I be filled with peace

May the Fire and the Stage

Give me the harmony I seek.

So mote it be!


Visualize your goal filling the offering as you place it on the center plate/tray.


Turn to the West and pick up your offering:


May I be focused and present

May I be organized and inspired

May the Water and the Salmon

Give me the determination I seek.

So mote it be!


Visualize your goal filling the offering as you place it on the center plate/tray.


Feel the energy of positivity filling you as you speak:


May my intent be clear

My path laid out

My feet sure

May my journey begin anew.


Take a minute to feel filled with determination and direction.


When ready, starting with the North, and working counterclockwise:


Spirits of the North and Earth

Great Bear of the Forest

Thank you for your Energy and Strength

Stay if you will, go if you must.

Hail and Farewell!


Spirits of the West and Water

Wise Salmon of the Rivers

Thank you for your Energy and Insight

Stay if you will, go if you must.

Hail and Farewell!


Spirits of the South and Fire

Mighty Stag of the Hunt

Thank you for your Energy and Passion

Stay if you will, go if you must.

Hail and Farewell!


Spirits of the East and Air

Bright Hawk of the Peaks

Thank you for your Energy and Instinct

Stay if you will, go if you must.

Hail and Farewell!


Face the Center and say:


Great Goddess,

Mother of All

Goddess of Birth, Death and Rebirth

Goddess of Change

Thank you for your Presence and Love

Stay if you will, go if you must.

Hail and Farewell!


Blow out the candle, saying:


Although your Light in the Physical is gone

May you continue to shine in my mind and being.


Picking up the Silver Branch, uncast the circle, moving widdershins, visualizing the light dissipating.

Take a few deep breaths, and feel the energy flowing back into the ground.


Eva R. W. Romeijn

Oct. 2020




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