In previous blogs I have expressed my preference in calling the moon when it is completely dark the dark moon, and that first little sliver of moon you see perhaps the next night the new moon, but I am in the minority.
I like to think about the phases of the moon as being symbolic of our lives. When the moon is waning from full to dark, it is time to think about releasing things from your lives.
I received an email from someone this week who was interested in breaking a curse. Do I believe in curses? I believe in the power of the spoken word, so in a sense, I guess you could say yes. I believe in the power of intention, in the power of belief, and in the power of vows. I believe that sometimes generational tendencies are passed down from our ancestors that may need to be broken. The dark moon is the perfect time to break these.
Rituals are powerful because of our belief in them. They are also powerful if they have been performed in the past by others. It is like the difference between cutting a path through the woods with a machete, or traveling down a paved highway. If many have traveled the path before, or performed the ritual before, it has more power. If we believe it will work then it will. Our belief is everything.
If someone has spoken out in gossip, in contempt, or with the intention of harming you in some way, I believe it is possible that you may suffer the effects of those words. Your vibration will determine to what extreme you will experience the effects of said curse. However, by keeping your vibration high, by speaking out and breaking the power of any words spoken against you (or words you have thought or spoken out against yourself) you can break any power words have against you.
The dark moon is the perfect time to do this! The great thing is that any ritual that means something to you will work, but I am giving you some suggestions here.
To release something out of your life and to add the power of the dark moon to your ritual, you will need to perform it sometime before or exactly at the time of the dark moon. After that, the moon will begin to wax, and you will need to be thinking about what you want to bring into your life. It is perfect if you release what you want to get rid of right before the time of the dark moon, and then add in light and love to the places in your energy field that were affected right after.
Of course make the words you speak your own. I like to incorporate the directions and numbers into my ritual so I like to walk counterclockwise in a circle nine times (the number of completion) while speaking out something like this:
Say aloud.. I now break any curses spoken or intended for me. I release to the light any and all vows, beliefs and intentions, whether conscious or unconscious from this lifetime and any previous or simultaneous lifetimes in other dimensions or this one. I send love and light to all souls which participated in these curses and release them with love from any karma related to these curses or intentions. I now declare any and all curses to be broken and released to the light. Blessed be.
I like to invite the Angels and Beings of Love and Light into my rituals. You can ask your Highest Self, your Soul, or whomever you call on that is your Higher Power to be there with you to give power to your ritual. This ritual crosses over any belief system and will work with whatever belief system you call your own.
Those of us who walk around in the light sometimes devalue those who seem to suffer from bad luck or "curses" and claim that curses only exist if we believe in them. However, I believe that words, thoughts and intentions do have power and we do have the power to break anything that is affecting us in our day to day life.
Even if you do not believe you are the victim of a curse, this ritual can help you. Change the words and release vows, beliefs, intentions, and tendencies that are no longer for your highest good. Do this before the actual time of the dark moon and then after the dark moon bring in love and light into your energy field and focus on the emotions of love and joy. Visualize the healing emotions as an elixer that is healing all of the wounded areas of your thoughts, emotions, and physical body.
Go away from this powerful ritual knowing that you are healed and that a new day has dawned in your life! Keep your vibration high by focusing on love and joy. Love yourself and love others. Love the ones who you may believe have bestowed the curse or bad intentions on you.
Love rules all.