New Moon ritual – How to set up intentions and manifest your wishes?

Marieme B.April 9, 2020

New Moon Ritual, How to manifest your wishes and set intentions?

In this post, I’m going to share how I create my New Moon Ritual every month, as well as how to manifest your wishes and set intentions.

It’s safe to say that I’ve dived deep into everything lunar-related for the past year or two and been obsessed since.

The Divine Feminine of the Moon is absolutely alluring and makes me want to find out more. Especially how previous generations have used the Moon cycles to live harmonious lives.

Therefore I thought I’d give you an intake on the lovely aspects of the New moon. 

Everything is allowed, except interrupting a manifestation of love.” Paul Coelho

new moon ritual to manifest

What is the New Moon ?

This is the start of the cycle that is named New moon. The moon becomes completely dark and not visible in the sky. It is sometimes called the dark moon or the hare moon.

Imagine at this instant our life is like a blackboard which starts to erase, and now ready to receive a new written story. Setting intentions during the New moon cycle is known to be the most prolific time for it.

The energy of the New moon is quiet. Without the benefit of the moon’s light, our ancestors rested on new Moon nights.

I have learned that we should use this time to go inward and reflect on our desires. Set intentions for our lives. Think of these intentions as seeds. What will you cultivate during the moon cycle? 

The best activities we can do during this time is rest, spending some alone time, pray and meditate

When to do a New Moon ritual ? 

The best time to write your intentions and wishes is at the exact time the New Moon hits its peak and following the next 8 hours. During this period the New Moon energy is at its highest.

You will need to end the intention writing session before the end of the next 48 hours that follow the start of the New Moon (this is important).

Wishes set before the start of the New moon are not counted as efficient. To benefit of the moon’s high energy and power, is it best to write under her influence. 

What day of the month is the New Moon starting ? 

moon phase app

Every year has a different lunar calendar so it will change accordingly (see calendar at the bottom of this page). There are now plenty of Moon apps set up to receive notifications for each cycle.

My favourite one is called MOON PHASE.

Otherwise, you could set up your own reminders on your phone with the help of Moon calendars’ websites such as 

How many wishes/intentions should you write for manifestation?

During your New Moon ritual, and to manifest it is best to write down between 2 and 10. If your wishes have depth and are quite intricate, then the fewer the better. That way your mind will not wander and will easily focus. 

However, writing more than two wishes creates a multiplying effect which raises the intensity of each wish. So if you only have one wish, write it down several times with a different angle.

For example, for one wish :

“ I’m happy to succeed this project of…”

“ I am glad to have met a partner that completes me efficiently to succeed on this project…”

“ I’m grateful to easily find the money necessary to succeed for this project..”

Make sure you limit this technique at 7 or 8 maximum, to prevent confusion.

Note : One wish per sentence. 

How should you write intentions for manifestation?

For an optimal New Moon ritual, and to manifest your wishes I suggest you ALWAYS have your intentions HANDWRITTEN. I find the hand to brain connection extremely powerful and should be favored to digital typing. 

You should be the subject of your intentions, never someone else. Sentences should be positive and in the present form, not the future

Instead of writing “I do no longer want to work there”, write “ I find a career that fulfills my needs and makes me happy”.

If the positive sentences do not feel natural you could write “I want to find…”

Take time to choose the write words. While you are writing take into consideration the way you feel

It can take as many tries as needed, you just have to be comfortable with all the sentences. It took me a while to get the intention and level of positiveness I had to put into it, I’m sure you’ll find these too. 

Each month, the New moon matches with a star sign. Each star sign influences a specific field (love, money, health…).

Therefore if you focus on one of these field during the appropriate month, the effects are multiplied.

Star signs and their fields

♈ Aries: Action, initiatives, projects

♉ Taurus : Money, material goods, possession, abundance

♊ Gemini : Intellect, studies, communication, fraternity, change, move

♋ Cancer : Family, maternity, nutrition, imagination, fertility

♌ Leo : Love, children, creativity, loyalty

♍ Virgo : Work, organisation, methodology, health

♎ Libra : Equilibrium, justice, collaboration, mariage, 

♏ Scorpio : Sexuality, heritage, magic, mystery, sub-conscience

♐ Sagittarius : Law, religion, philosophy, sport, travels, elevation

♑ Capricorn : Time, perseverance, responsibilities 

♒ Aquarius : Friendship, invention, future, freedom

♓ Pisces : Faith, sacrifice, healing

So let’s say during your New Moon ritual you are setting your intentions to manifest during the LEO New Moon. If you focus your wishes around love relationships and creative projects, they will have more power in the manifestation process.

Trust me on this πŸ™‚ 

I remember last year I have manifested something very specific for a business idea and it came to me the next month. It feels amazing when this happens, it really made me feel like I was aligned with the Universe and that I was on the right track.

Obviously not everything works all the time (it would be great right?) but it’s the beauty of manifesting. Just be consistent, believe, and don’t get frustrated.

Everything happens in divine timing for a specific reason.

How do you create a sacred ritual ?

new moon ritual to manifest

Start by a prayer

Create your sacred space. Burn some sage, your favorite incense or a candle. Lay your crystals around you. Find a comfortable sitting position.

Dear Universe, thank you for allowing me to reveal a deeper part of myself, to connect with you under your light, protection, and guidance. I am here tonight to tap into my greatest power and challenge my limiting beliefs. “

Conscious breathing & Meditation

Follow with a conscious breathing session for 5 minutes, relax your body. Do a quick body scan meditation and start with the crown chakra all the way down to the sole of your feet. Feel your whole body go as light as a feather. Thank the Universe for being able to connect to your body. Then sit in silence for a few more minutes.

Lay it on paper

Now you can start by writing down in your journal or on a sheet of paper a list of 2 to 10 intentions and wishes for yourself.

Be honest, dream big, don’t be afraid and believe this will happen.

FEEL THE FEELING: If your first intention is to be self-employed then experience how it will make you feel if it was happening right now.


Closing of your New Moon Ritual

Allow yourself to meditate on each intention and reflect on it.

After you have told the moon all about your hopes, dreams, goals, and intentions, don’t forget to say THANK YOU!

At the following new moon, check your previous intentions and thank the Universe every time one becomes real.

It works!

Tools you can use for the practice 

1 – I have created my own annual new moon journal to record my intentions and come back to them to see what has improved. You can GET IT FOR FREE HERE and thank me later πŸ™‚ 

new moon journal

2 – If you are looking for a moon journal to collect your thoughts, intentions, and check in on the dates of the full moon, new moon, first quarter, and third quarter, get this JOURNAL. I received it as a gift from my friend and I benefit a lot from it for my lunar practice. It also tells you what type of activities to do during each cycle.

3 – You can also look into New Moon Ritual kits, like this one I found on Etsy. This one includes sage, candles and crystals and a guide.

Does the New moon has an affect on us ?

I can personally say that the Full moon has the most impact on me.

Whether it is sleep, moods, cravings, ability to focus, etc… Don’t you think it’s fascinating? Well, I do. It makes perfect sense when we know the Moon has an effect on bodies of water, and we are full of it.

When it comes to the New moon though, I have not particularly noticed any major difference during this time yet. I do feel calmer after practicing my New moon ritual but it could just be the environment of my room, the sage releasing dark energies, and the deep meditation. 

Hence why, I have made some small research on this for you. Studies are showing that mood swings are the main element affected. 

Sure, not everybody will feel it, nor will be directly influenced by it but there is a category of people who will, people with :

  • anxiety
  • insomnia

Related post: Full Moon 101 (Ritual, Sleep, Sex)

If this happens to you, don’t try to find a reason or explanation. You are just lunar-sensitive.

Maybe next month, you can try to implement more meditation sessions around the Full moon and New moon to see if you notice a difference.

2020 New Moon calendar 

DateTraditional Full moon name
24 JanuaryWolf moon
23 FebruarySnow moon
24 MarchWorm moon
23 AprilPink moon
22 MayFlower moon
21 JuneStrawberry moon
20 JulyBuck moon
19 AugustSturgeon moon
17 SeptemberHarvest moon
16 OctoberHunter’s moon
15 NovemberBeaver moon
14 DecemberCold moon

On another note, I hope you guys had the chance the see the Pink Super-moon in April? She was gigantic and beautiful.

I would love for you to share what is your relationship with the Moon. Do you follow a practice? Do you feel like the lunar cycle has an effect on you? 

Let me know..

Thanks for reading

Blessings x

Comments (6)

  • Debbie Dubuque

    August 19, 2020 at 5:33 am

    Good reading. Thank you.

    1. Marieme B.

      August 19, 2020 at 10:44 am

      Thank you for reading πŸ™‚

  • Leila

    September 12, 2020 at 8:24 am

    I have recently become interested in the moon and it’s cycles, I was advised to start practicing manifestations. Thank you for all your information was very helpful. Happy wishes πŸŒ•πŸ’«

    1. Marieme B.

      September 12, 2020 at 9:35 am

      Thank you for your comment Leila, I’m glad it helped you πŸ˜‰
      Blessings x

  • Shari

    November 6, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    What a wonderful article ! Beautifully stated and I look forward to working with my new moon intentions because of this great reading. Thank you !!

    1. Marieme B.

      November 6, 2020 at 12:57 pm

      Thank you Shari, I appreciate you reading πŸ™‚
      Hope you will be able to manifest all your wishes x

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