I decided I wanted to make a New Moon Oil today and in my research found the following:
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Essential Oils and the New Moon
When choosing essential oils for the New Moon and New Moon ceremonies, I look for those that release blockages and allow transition to take place; that cultivate openness, action and enthusiasm toward new experiences; and that calm and allay any reservations, fears or anxieties associated with change and the unknown. Fundamental to the choice is the context and the mental and emotional status of the person making the transition or participating in a New Moon ceremony. Some essential oils that I frequently select are:
- Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
- Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
- Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua)
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
- Jasmine (Jasinum grandiflorum)
- Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
- Nutmeg (Myristica fragans)
- Orange (Citrus sinensis)
- Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
- Tangerine (Citrus reticulata blanco)
Cypress is a classic New Moon essential oil. It’s cleansing and grounding and creates a constructive atmosphere for evaluating choices. It’s particularly helpful with difficult or painful transitions because it instills inner strength and confidence, calms the mind and emotions, reduces anxiety and uplifts the spirits. Myrrh has many of the same attributes as cypress. It also unifies the chakra as well as the spiritual with the physical.
Tangerine and orange are also great choices. Both are uplifting and optimistic. They bring emotional vitality to transitions. Tangerine allows one to realize change without a great amount of anxiety, drama or trauma. Orange helps one detach from drama, expel negativity and feel confident and courageous. It releases negativity and draws in positive energy. Nutmeg is similar to tangerine and orange in that it creates enthusiasm and an appetite for adventure. It releases the old energetic, behavior and thought patterns that are no longer of service, and prepares one for the new. It creates a welcoming foundation. Galbanum sheds light on one’s life purpose and offers new perspective. Cardamom encourages openness and a thirst for new ideas. Ginger has a sharp, crisp fragrance like cardamon and it too creates drive and action and helps one overcome procrastination.
Several other essential oils may be appropriate where there is resistance to change. Jasmine, Frankincense (Bowellia cateri) and tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) create ease in transitions and reduce the fear and irritability that sometimes accompanies change. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) promotes the flow of chi and encourages balance or rebalance following an adjustment.
Using the New Moon Essential Oil or Blend
How do you know that a New Moon is approaching? The New Moon is when there is no visible moon in the sky. The New Moon follows a Waxing Moon. There are two simple ways to determine if the New Moon is approaching.
- When the moon is present at dawn, the moon is waning a New Moon is approaching.
- When the moon’s dark or incomplete to on the right side and the moon is darkening from right to left, the moon is waning and a New Moon is approaching. The opposite is true in the southern hemisphere: the moon is incomplete on the left and darkens from left to right.
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