growth and tranformation
The new moon is always a time for new beginnings and a perfect time to perform a New Moon Butterfly Ritual. This new moon on Sept. 20th, is right before the Autumn equinox. A perfect time to make some transformations. To spread your wings with a New Moon Butterfly Ritual and recognize yourself in all your beauty and wonder. It is also the time the last of the Monarch butterflies make their long migratory journey to Mexico after all their transformations of the summer, so it seems a very appropriate time for this particular ritual.
BUTTERFLY RITUAL FOR TRANSFORMATION
For the new moon Butterfly Ritual, create a space to offer thanks to deceased family and other loved ones. As it is a time of Harvest, decorate it with Autumn colors. Use leaves, acorns and other symbols of fall and harvest.
Place a candle in the space you are using for your new moon Butterfly Ritual. Think of using orange, brown, green and yellows, colors of the harvest. White also represents transformation, cleansing and also finding your own inner light.
Call upon your ancestors to support and empower your transformation ritual with spiritual power and the blessings of other worlds.
Quiet your mind and reflect on things in your life you would like to change. Honor and give thanks to those you have helped you grow both past and present.
Thank the universe for the lessons you have learned.
Now look forward into coming year and Picture yourself as you want to be in the next phase of your life, taking on a new shape , new values, goals and fulfilling your Divine purpose. Stretching and Spreading your wings. Breathing deeply.
Ask your future Self, “How will you have me change to be the best “me” I can be?”
Allow this time to be a free-flowing exchange between your now self and your future Self and all your past selves.
What does the present me need for transition into a Butterfly.
How shall I live my life as a Butterfly? What can I do to spread my wings?
What must I thank and leave in the past for my future Self to expand?
and Above all realize you are beautiful in all your stages!!!
Excerpt from the Butterfly Woman “The Self need not carry mountains to transform. A little is enough, a little goes a long way, and a little changes much.”
End your ritual with a prayer of thanks and don’t forget to thank yourself.
“I am loved and supported. I am beautiful through all my transitions that are allowing me to reach contentment in my life.”
After completing your Butterfly Transformation Ritual you may wish to write down your immediate feelings and thoughts to refer to as you continue your transformation.
A beautiful story available on c.d. or small book to read is
La Mariposa~The Butterfly Woman (found in Women who run with Wolves) By Clarissa Pinkola Estes
or you may find La Mariposa in full here