The new moon represents new beginnings and a fresh start. Ask anyone moderately versed in magic and they’ll tell you that the new moon is a time to set your intentions, gather your thoughts and plans, and write down your desires and wishes.
So what if you already know your desires? What if you’ve written them down over and over and over again? I know I have.
What if you don’t have plans? If you’re anything like me, often you do not. And contrary to popular belief, not having a plan can lead you on a magical journey. Just set your compass due north and the Universe will make sure you arrive safe and sound.
So what do you do if you know your heart’s truest desires but you don’t have a plan to make it happen? This my child is when you must leave it to chance. Oh yes, this is how the Universe works best. 🤗
Because of my Capricorn Aquarius cusp, I am such a grounded Spirit who adores wonder and spontaneity.
A contradiction indeed.
Do you believe in chance?
About 3 years ago I read an article where Pauley Perrette (Abby) of NCIS (a show I used to love to watch) did an interview about how she was “discovered”; a chance encounter for a chance opportunity that manifested into something exceptional for both her life and career.
You can’t plan opportunities like that! While you cannot plan such things, you certainly have within you the ability to attract them.
Here’s a simple ritual to do just that.
The first thing to remember when performing magic, the single most important ingredient to any spell or ritual are your intentions.
Gather the following items in a place you feel relaxed or more open to spiritual energy; a place you won’t be disturbed.
A single bay leaf 🌿 and a black Sharpie, a white candle, black moonstone, green aventurine stone, citronella and peppermint oil, mint seeds, a small planting pot with potting soil, and finally, powerful words of affirmation.
For this particular ritual, I’ve chosen the words lucrative, opportunity, and chance. You can use those same words or any others that suit your intentions.
As you perform this ritual, burn citronella and peppermint oil in a diffuser. Citronella oil is used to attract friends and business while peppermint oil is used to affect change.
Bay leaves represent honor, glory, and reward. On the back of your bayleaf, write down your words of affirmation.
Congratulations! 🎉You have now set your intentions.
Focus on those intentions as you plant your mint seeds. Mint has the amazing ability to grow in unfavorable conditions. Their blooming 💮 season is from June to September so spring is a perfect time to plant. It’s elemental association is air. I love this because you never know which way the wind is going to blow.
Mint can represent many things in the realm of magic, however we are going to focus on prosperity and good luck for our chance opportunity. Also, Spirit has been known to be attracted to mint 🤔. And when you are attracting chance opportunity, you need all of the Divine help you can get.
There are several things you can do with your black Moonstone and Green Aventurine. If they are small you can plant them with your seeds which is a really, really great idea. Or you can simply have them nearby.
Once all components of this ritual are complete, take the bay leaf and sleep with it underneath your pillow. On the following day burn your bayleaf my white candle🕯 and chant this spell
“With this new moon opportunities await. Abundance springing from the ideas I create.”
And voila, your ritual is complete.
Faithfully, forget the opportunities coming your way. Even after you’ve done this ritual, they’ll be totally unexpected.