by Jamie White
February 13th, 2018
4 min read
Moon Work Basics
The moon is a beautiful sight, but it’s also a powerful tool for transformation and cleansing. There are so many ways to work with this amazing energy. Here are just a few of them:
New Moon Diet
This is both a way to connect with the energy of the moon, as well as to support weight loss and cleansing. A quick google search will give you a more detailed description of what’s involved, but basically it comes down to a fast that begins with the new moon and last twenty-four hours. During this period, one only ingests water, pure fruit juices (it’s best to juice your own), and vegetable juices. No sugar, fats (like with milk), or things like coffee allowed!
New Moon Abundance Checks
If you google the term, you can find sites where you can print out a ready-made abundance check. But what is it, exactly? An abundance check is a check you write within the twenty-four hours of the new moon to attract abundance to you. If you can’t print the abundance check, you could write one out yourself, or use one of your own checks. These are then stashed away and forgotten about until the full moon. Then, you take the check and burn it, sending the energy into the universe.
Cleanse Your Crystals
You can also cleanse your favorite crystals by placing them under the light of the moon. By aligning with a moon phase, you can set a habit that will regularly clean and purify your crystals.
I have sometimes gone out on the night of a full moon to sit outside and watch it, basking in the energy it gives off. I’ve sometimes read the prayers and information about the moon from a copy of: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner.
There are many rituals or candle magic one can do, assisted by the energy of the moon’s phases, depending on what your goal is. Take a minute to think about your intention, and then google what moon phase is best for what you want to accomplish. Then, you can either use an existing ritual (there are plenty of books out there on candle magic), or you can create a ritual of your own.
By implementing some, or all, of these practices, you can connect with and harness a powerful natural energy that can lead to some magical results.