The new moon, or dark moon, is the time to begin something new. I like to use the energies of this moon when I am beginning a new project or when I want to banish a negative situation.
Whenever I do a spell or ritual I like to use a lot of symbolism. This helps me to focus my intentions, so on a dark moon I will typically use black candles. This represents the dark moon and negative energy. The black is to absorb the negative energy and the candles are to extinguish it.
For my spell I used: 3 black candles and my offering to my goddess was a poem I had written. Before my spell, I turned off the lights (this is also part of my symbolism), grounded myself, cleared my mind and thanked my goddess for allowing me to work with her.
The Dark Mother
Her face is hidden, blacker than night
I am bidden to perform this rite
I bow before your veiled face
Seeking ancient wisdom bestowed with grace
I ask that I may acquire
That which I desire
May I be filled with what I should know
To increase that which I want to grow
This I humbly ask of thee
So let it be.
Blessed new moon🌑
*Original poetry by Wadadli Witch Hazel