When the moon is new, we’re sitting in the dark. What can we do in the dark? Remember that darkness is good. Babies grow in the darkness of the womb. Seeds germinate in the darkness under the ground. A new moon is a golden opportunity to begin something.
Cast your circle in the dark and consider what you need to begin again. A term paper? A work project? Place the Queen of Pentacles from the Tarot on your altar and light at least one white candle in a holder. Gather some moonstones and name each one for something that needs to begin again. Keep them on your altar all month. Say:
Blessed new moon, gracious queen,