New Moon in Aries – Hidden Moon

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 🌑

Hi, I’m the Witch Hazel. I’m a queer, Caribbean-American witch currently living in Asia. I don’t claim to be an expert, but I would like to share my experiences and thoughts on my solitary path, as well as my travels and any other things I see as interesting. May the goddess guide us 🌒🌕🌘

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