“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.”
~ Paulo Coelho
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.”
~ Peter F. Drucker
Today, January 16, heralds the new moon. This New Moon is in Capricorn, and its energy is particularly important. This moon is about plans, commitment, effort and consistency – not just for now but for the year ahead and even beyond that. You can use the energy of this New Moon to truly name and claim the personal or professional mountain whose peak you aspire to reach. It’s a new moon to help you reach your highest potential.
Tonight’s new moon brings a powerful energy for creating positive change and manifesting your heart’s desires. It is also a great time for connecting into your own intuitive wisdom, and deepening spiritual connection. Everything is created first in the zero-point field, that place of potent emptiness that resides as the spaces between the fabric of existence. The New Moon is potently linked to this space of possibility, where our thoughts and intents begin to shape matter itself into our new reality.
Tonight’s new moon supports us being attuned to our path for the year ahead, to claiming our dreams, and to reaching our highest potential for this lifetime. Part of this energy is also about recognising and letting go of whatever no longer serves our highest good.
If all you do is spend some time today or in the days ahead contemplating what you want to experience, create, be, manifest or share in 2018 or beyond and then shaping that into a plan that’s enough. But if you’re looking for ritual and deeper connection under the influence of the New Moon in Capricorn read on…
Perform Your Own New Moon Ritual
I’ve created a simple guided meditation and a series of rituals to help anchor your intentions using the transformational forces of the moon as she moves from this place of darkness back into light.
You can do any or all of these simple practices, and you can do them today or any time in the next seven days/nights, up until January 22, 2018.
You’ll need this simple preparation:
- choose a crystal or stone to hold in meditation (If you’re using my Year of ME Planner use your 2018 stone!)
- choose a second stone or crystal to return to the earth after the meditation
- have a glass of water ready
- have a journal and a pen
Some time today, or before your meditation tonight, take your journal and write a letter to the Universe outlining what you intend to leave behind in the past.
This could be behaviours, attitudes, situations, relationships or any other thing that weighs you down or makes you feel bad within yourself.
Start with the words ‘I now release…’ and then add your list. When your letter to the Universe is finished sign it with the words ‘And it is so.” Then sign your name and add the date.
Begin again on a new page.
Sit in reflection, and then write down what you want to have, create or do, especially those things where you have previously been blocked by fear or insecurity.
Words that can be useful to help strengthen that state of creating or manifesting include the action words: claim, invoke, manifest, intend, believe, draw to me, welcome into my life, create, become, do, transform, embrace, love, adore, cherish, make, construct, transform.
Write a second letter to the Universe, beginning with the words, ‘As I step into my Highest Potential…’
Then list the things you wish to have, create, do or be. Be as broad or specific as feels right for you. Conclude your letter with the words. ‘I claim this and more, for my Highest Good. And it is so.’ Then sign your name and date it.
Keep your pages somewhere safe, although there is no need to read them again unless you are drawn to do so.
Standing Meditation for Clearing, Shifting, Healing and Grounding
This Meditation will ground you, as it opens you up to more of your own natural energetic and psychic ability. It is very comforting for people who spend most of their day indoors, or in front of a computer.
Note: You will need your glass of water for this meditation.
- Find a place outside where you can comfortably stand barefoot on the skin of the earth. If this is impossible in your climate then stand barefoot at a window or on timber floorboards. Find a place where you can do this without interruption. It is up to you what time of the day you complete your practice.
- Drink half a glass of water.
- Then stand barefoot on the earth (or in your chosen place) with your face turned toward the sun (or the moon if you do this at night). Can’t find the sun or moon? Just look up at the sky!
- Close your eyes. Draw in sunlight through your heart chakra, or if it is night, draw in moonlight through your third eye. If it’s cloudy, draw clouds and wind and rain and all those other elements into your belly via your sacral chakra (the second one up, three finger widths below your belly button. Do this for two to five minutes. Let your body be energised, balanced and healed by the gifts of nature.
- When you’re finished, drink the rest of the glass of water.
Expect to feel different in the days to come. Expect to be shown things in dreams, to become more perceptive and intuitive. If you want to work with energy or psychic skills, expect them to become stronger and clearer.
Even if you do not want to choose a life path that is more actively spiritually and psychically connected, you will become more emotionally open, more energised, and more naturally intuitive.
Thank you, for working on your own self growth. Every time we do, it lifts the energy of Mass Consciousness. Every time we clear and shift old energies, it makes its easier for ourselves and everyone else to become more open to our Soul Truth.
Simple Guided Meditation for Connecting To Your Path and Highest Potential
I’ve recorded a fifteen minute guided meditation for working with this New Moon. You can use this meditation on any evening from tonight up until January 22, 2018, or on any future new moon to come to help keep you connected into this energetic support.
Before you begin the meditation, make sure that you have two stones or crystals – one to keep for yourself and one to gift back to the earth.
When you’re ready, just click play:
After your meditation is concluded you may want to hold your personal crystal and journal any insights that have come during your meditation, or that come after. Use this personal crystal any time you want to quickly connect back into this awareness of your connection and highest potential. It is a great meditation and journalling aid.
In your own time take the second stone and return it to nature. As you place it on the ground, or cast it into a river, lake or ocean, visualise the stone anchoring light, truth peace and hope. See it as a small beacon of light that is rippling out the energies of Highest Potential all over the world.
See yourself in the same way. Thank you for helping anchor positive shift for yourself and humanity.
Holding you in my intentions, prayers and meditation,
Nicole ❤ xx
5 thoughts on “January New Moon Ritual and Meditation – 2018”
Thank you so much Nicole. I did all of this today and it felt so right. xo ✨
I’m driving home happy a as ever, singing and feeling inspired. Tonight a huge (i mean huge) ass bird flew in the front of my car and graced my windshield with its wing (spotted wings) The wing span covered half the windshield of my SUV. It was exhilarating! What was that? An owl, I am sure.
Earlier I had set my priories and Intentions. I did not realize it was a New moon!!!
This experience lead me to your sight.
I have been looking for this type of guidance so Thank You for this to get me started.
Thanks Nicole for the instructions and meditation. I can’t wait to get started! XX
Thank you Nicole. I look forward to starting this in the cool of tonight. xxSimone