New Moon Forest Ritual
A ritual to learn what you need to work on this moon cycle.
- A circle made of natural rocks in a forest
- 4 white taper candles
-4 white tea lights
-An assortment of your favourite tumbled stones (optional)
-A fireproof bowl/cauldron
-A bay leaf
-A small orange tiger’s eye
-A palo santo stick
-A tarot board/ anything to stop your cards from getting wet
-A tarot deck
Set your tapers at equal intervals around your circle, making sure they are secure. Add the tea lights in between them. Randomly place your tumbled stones on the flattest rocks in your circle. Put your bowl/cauldron in the center of the circle,and your tarot board on it’s southwest side. Place your palo santo, bay leaf, and tiger’s eye in the center bowl. Light the candles and palo santo.
Performing the Ritual
Shuffle your tarot deck 3 times. Fan them, face down, and wave them in the smoke of the palo santo. Chant:
“I salute Mother Nature,
The Forces of the Universe,
and all that brought me here.
On this new moon
I ask of you
what I can change in my life
to make myself anew”
Shuffle your deck once more, then knock three times. Draw the topmost card and lay it on your tarot board.
Meditate on what that card means to you. End your ritual in a way you are familiar with.
Note: Please do not trespass to perform this ritual, and make sure to clean up properly. Leave nothing behind. Do NOT perform this ritual if there is a forest fire warning in your area, and be extra mindful of fire safety.
Have a nice new moon!