The new moon, or dark moon, is the start of a new beginning. This is the perfect time to begin something new and set your intentions towards what it is you want to grow. It is also a time to banish any negativity that you have attracted into your life.
Whenever I perform a spell or ritual during the dark moon I always use black candles to represent the moon phase and negative energy. This is to absorb the negative energy and “burn” it away or extinguish it. I always keep a clean altar, but especially so before I perform a ritual. It should be clean and have the magical items and tools you will use, as well as any offerings, if any, you have prepared for your god/goddesses.
For my spell, I used three black candles and a poem. The candleholder in the middle I used is a lotus and represents the growth I desire. I didn’t prepare any physical offerings, but I prepared the following poem for my goddess. Remember to ground yourself before you perform any ritual and/or spell and thank the deities that you work with.
To 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 dark moon 🌑