New Moon Magick
The New Moon is about new beginnings, manifestation, intention setting and is the perfect time for working magic as the energy flowing around us is very high vibration at this time. The New Moon is the end of a cycle. This is a time to allow old patterns to finally end and start working on those goals you have. During the New Moon, you can set your goals and intentions, start a new project, or just enjoy the powerful new manifestation energy that it is bringing into your life.
A lot of people say that the Full Moon is for releasing and the New Moon is for setting intentions. They say this in part because right after the Full Moon it starts to wane which could be representative of your old patterns and the things you released getting smaller and then after the New Moon it starts its waxing phase which is the build up to your intentions and goals being realized.
Personally, I believe that you can do either one of these things at the New Moon or even both if you wish. The reason I say this is because while the Moon is new and going to be building up into the Full Moon again and is, therefore, a good representation of manifestation, it is also denoting the end of a cycle. This cycle ending can be the representation you need to make this time of the month about releasing as well.
When it comes to what you do for a New Moon ritual it is important that you do what you feel is right for you. I go back and forth with what I do depending on what I feel I need at that point in time. If you feel during a New Moon that you are flush with manifestation energy and you are in need of releasing some old things so that manifestation energy can grow even stronger than do that.
Here is a short and sweet ritual that I do on the New Moons where I am working on my intentions and goals!! To find out what my ritual is for releasing old ways that no longer serve my higher good then make sure to check out my post: Full Moon Magick.