SG's Guide to Moon Phases + Rituals
Join us for our Monthly Moon Series by Sophie Jaffe, @sophie.jaffe.
Yogi, mama, wellness entrepreneur, and longtime Spiritual Gangster Sophie Jaffe guides us through our current lunar cycle, sharing the cosmic changes to come and ways in which we can set meaningful intentions around each passing phase.
Sagittarius New Moon (11/23) — DREAM BIGGER
The new moon in Sagittarius is here to help us let go of what limits us and step into our full truth. This is a time to focus on the celebration and JOYS of your life and commit to up-leveling your vibration. It ignites and fuels expansion. It brings a high vibrational sense of hope, joy, bliss and abundance. This is the perfect time to celebrate yourself, your life, and the world around you. New moons are a time of new beginnings and Sagittarius inspires us to take risks and go after what we desire
This moon is energizing and fueled with a spirit that challenges your expansion and growth, perfect for switching your intentions and manifestations to 2023. This moon is challenging you to dream. Dream bigger than you’ve had all year.
You may feel a new sense of hope and uplifting. The eternal wanderer and traveler that is Sagittarius, offers us with mystical new moon energy to expand our horizons and experience new experiences and new truths.
This is the time to allow yourself to leave the painful parts of your past behind and take hold of the inner work you did during Scorpio season and branch out, visualizing a brighter and more fulfilling path ahead. If you find yourself suffering in emotional, physical, or mental ways brought on by the struggles of the year - this new moon offers hope and small joys in the magical little wonders of life. Instead of seeing a situation as it is, you will be able to imagine what your situation could be.
New Moon Ritual
This ritual is to help you step into a more relaxed and positive state of mind for the final month of the year. It is going to use the energy of the new moon to help you celebrate where you are, and all the hard work you have achieved throughout the year.
Inner growth was a huge part of this past year, so even if you feel like you haven’t done much, know that on the inside you have been transforming, growing and expanding.
Palo Santo or sage
Crystals (choose one that calls out to you for the upcoming cycle)
Begin by cleansing yourself and your space with your Palo Santo. Light your candle and place it directly in front of you. Take your crystal, hold it in both your hands and press it against your heart center. Take 10 deep breaths here. Take in the energy pulsing around you and the energy of the crystal. Imagine yourself inhaling and exhaling with this vibrant energy.
Recite a mantra or affirmation while you’re doing this, such as -
I open myself so I may see the path to my highest self. With my gift of openness, I offer joy. I will fill my life with joy, love, and laughter.
I will turn big ideas into action.
Allow yourself during this New Moon to find happiness and give yourself love. Do something that brings you joy and fills you up. There are no limits and it can absolutely be something simple. Maybe it’s dancing around the living room with your littles or quieting your mind in a healing detox bath. Whatever it may be, allow your heart to completely fill up.