Today’s New Moon in Virgo turns a spotlight on the physical, encourages us to examine every part of our lives in order to release whatever is holding us back, and to regain power over our lives.  With the Autumnal Equinox just a couple of weeks away, today is the perfect time to begin “fall cleaning” to prepare our homes for the coming winter in the Northern hemisphere or summer in the Southern hemisphere.  In today’s ritual, we’ll begin fall cleaning with an illumination and energetic cleanse of our homes. 

New Moon Ritual

You’ll Need: 

 White candle

  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground bay leaves
  • Lavender oil (olive oil will do if you don’t have lavender)
  • Wax or parchment paper or aluminum foil

 To begin, call in your guides, helping spirits or angels.  

 Sprinkle the ground cinnamon and bay leaves on the parchment paper or foil.  Dress (coat or cover) the candle in lavender oil, then roll the candle along the parchment paper so that the cinnamon and bay leaves stick to the sides of the candle.  

 Now light the candle and walk through your home, making sure to light the dark corners and seldom used spaces.  Also be sure to illuminate all reflective surfaces, including windows.  Pay close attention to the candle; if it hisses or pops that often indicates an energetic presence.  If you see a lot of black smoke, please follow this illumination with a deeper cleanse (if you’re not sure how to do that, please message me and I’ll walk you through).  

 When you’ve finished walking throughout your home, blow out your candle and thank your guides, helping spirits or angels.  

 ~Blessed Be!