Today we give thanks to our dear Mother Earth. Thanks for the land she gives us to live on. For the air we breathe and the food we eat. For the herbs and plants that help heal many ailments we may face in our lifetime. We give thanks to her bodies of water, keeping us hydrated and cleansing our bodies and energetic field. We give thanks to all of the abundances she provides for us. Her gifts not only nourish our body but nourish our mind and soul as well. Mother Earth allows us to connect deeply with her and with ourselves. Everyone knows that when one feels stressed, a simple walk around the block or a trip to the mountains can do wonders for clearing our mind of unnecessary clutter.
Mother Earth brings us back to the true nature of ourselves.
We honor and ground into her energies at this time.
It feels so perfectly aligned that the New Moon also falls on this day. This New Moon is in the sign of Taurus, an earth sign that rules the physical world. As the night’s sky is in complete darkness tonight, we sit with ourselves and the darkness that surrounds us in our physical world. We are currently living in a very strange time. In order to feel any semblance of peace, we must trust that the unknown that lies before us is moving us towards our highest light. When seeing the light appear before us, what do we want to see basking in its glow? New Moons are a time to set intentions. What do we want to bring into the physical? What do we want to bring into the earthly plane?
I wanted to share some tools you can use to create a Mother Earth-New Moon sacred space. With this, you can perform your own ritual, do a tarot card reading, meditate, journal, or do all of the above.
Sage or another smudging tool
Fresh flowers or any picked plant or leaves that you like
A grounding crystal*
A journal and pen
Anything special to you that helps you connect to your higher self.
*I chose to work with several crystals. I’m an air sign and need lots to get me grounded.
Fire Agate is a protective and grounding stone with a calming energy. It is said to put a protective shield around the body. I had a friend tell me the first time he worked with this stone he understood what it felt like to be in his body. I can attest to that. I can’t believe the shift I feel when wearing my fire agate bracelet.
Smokey Quartz is another excellent protective and grounding stone. It honors its connection with Mother Earth.
Black Tourmaline has protective energies that help you face your biggest fears or that of the unknown when chaos abounds.
Red Epodite with Smokey Quartz is a magical combination. I’ll never forget the first day I worked with this stone. Lots of shifts began but they were subtle and sweet. The combination of these two stones provides you with a clear, grounded, and protective space to operate from while it activates and manifests your desired outcomes.
Garnet happens to be my birthstone. The red color garnets correlate to the root chakra. These stones are great to help you regain your balance and harness your inner strength.
Mother Earth & New Moon Blessings
Find a space in your home or somewhere outside where you can sit quietly and uninterrupted. (I know this is a challenge for many at this time.)
Feel into your body and allow yourself this time to connect with yourself and the energies of the earth and moon.
Layout your yoga blanket (or any cloth or rug) and arrange the tools you will be using. Be present and aware, allowing your intuition to guide you.
Once you have laid everything out to your liking, light your candle, calling in your angels, and clear the space with sage or another smudging tool.
Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.
Open your eyes and smile for this moment you are taking to connect.
Either silently, out loud, or in your journal, deliver a message of gratitude to Mother Earth.
Next, think about what you want to call into your life with the new moon energies. Again, you can say this silently, out loud, or written down in your journal.
If you have the time, stay in this sacred space for as long as you like.
Happy Earth Day and New Moon Blessings.