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New Moon Honouring

New Moon: Southern Hemisphere fun fact. In the Northern Hemisphere, the New Moon Crescent curves in such a way that the traditional Pagan symbol is Waxing Moon / Full Moon / Waning Moon and is represented like this: ) o ( by many. In the Southern Hemisphere, it actually looks like this ( o )

Originally published here in July 2018, this was part of articulating a deeper Moon Phase devotional that I was doing in 2014.

It is the New Moon today (Friday, 15th September, 2023), in Naarm, where I am.

The precise moment is 11:39am.

There are a number of opinions about the Dark Moon and the New Moon. Some people don’t consider the New Moon until the first night you can see the moon again in the sky.

In terms of the phases of the Moon, again, I base that on what is local to me (Melbourne, Australia). I use the timeanddate site to establish the Sacred Moment.

Hekate’s Deipnon by Setjataset
Hekate’s Noumenia by Setjataset

As mentioned yesterday, I will take the opportunity to refer to Setjataset’s blog posts.

She is a personal friend, as well as being a practitioner I admire: her blog is worth a visit.

She also very generously shares posts like this detailing the Moon phases, Festival dates, both their Traditional dates, and the actual Moment.

Hellenic Hekate Ritual: Drawing Down the Moon
2023 Sabbat Dates: Southern Hemisphere
Special Moons of 2023
2023 Moon Phases: Southern Hemisphere

Friday July 13th, 2018

New Moon

Mysterious Beginnings, I honour you.

You who transform Promise into Being,

Even as, in in your hidden realm, the Moon is reborn, might I be reborn.

New Moon, change in me what changes in you,

Guide me through renewal.

Grace me with rebirth.

New Moon, may I glimpse mystery, may I embrace the strength and wisdom of the Stars,

and the deep, ancient blessings of rejuvenation and renewal;

May I embody the powers of dreaming and realization.

I dare to dwell in beauty, harmony, and delight,

I dare to see with clear eyes, and an open heart.

I honour the Mysterious Ones,

I honour the Guides, and the Guardians,

I honour the Ancestors,

I honour the Spirits of Place,

I honour the Spirits of Space.

I honour myself, the work I have done, and will do.

Mysterious Illumination, New Moon,

Empower me to manifest your Beauty, and your Grace.

I honour you.

Adapted from and inspired by:
A Book of Pagan Prayer Ceisiwr Serith and Donald L. Engstrom-Reece.

Poetry / Prayer by Fabienne S. Morgana Copyright 2014
Feel free to share or use with attribution.

Other Moon lit blogs

Full Moon Honouring
Dark Moon Honouring
New Moon Honouring
First Quarter Moon Honouring

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