When we meet in a circle we hold each other in sacred space that has no beginning or end, no head or foot and where all are equal. This is the magical space that allows us to share stories that encourage the healing of held pains and karmic wounds that greatly benefit from the collective support and energy generated to initiate true change and spiritual growth.
And although there’s really no best time or necessity to include sacred objects to gather together, when gathering under the moon’s cycles, a pattern guided by nature and with the addition of gifts from nature such as crystals or flowers can certainly help to further strengthen the intention of the group.
So here’s a little guide for you to reference if you feel inspired to create your own gathering with friends. Any of these times during the monthly moon cycle can serve to foster personal growth and time for deep reflection to tune into what you really want to clear out or manifest into your life making the gathering time all the more productive if you’re going in having done some inner work. Just remember, like the moon’s cycles there really is no beginning or end to our process of evolution so just enjoy the gifts each month brings.
The crystals listed are suggestions based on their energetic characteristics but as always, you should use what feels right to you... Could be a great time to practice your skills of intuition to guide you!
~ New Moon: creates a new cycle, bringing with it renewed possibilities and setting intention for what you want to bring into your life.~A good crystal to work with during this phase is Amethyst as it has a strong connection to your third eye chakra that holds the energetic space for your intuitive gifts that help you see the bigger picture of your life and focus where to plant the seeds of your intentions.
~Waxing Moon: heralds new growth, continued action and seeing results coming about. ~Tiger's Eye is a good stone to work with during this phase as it helps to stoke inner courage and confidence to move forward on the path started during the new moon phase.
~Full Moon: glowing with the high tide of power, amplification and creativity. It is a time to release that which no longer serves your highest good, what you no longer want or need in your life or an aspect of yourself that you have outgrown, including the opportunity and energy to release dysfunctional relationships and unhealthy patterns or habits. ~You may want to bring Smoky Quartz into your full moon gathering or personal ritual as this stone is a powerful ally in helping you release patterns that are no longer serving you and can help to dismiss any old stagnant energy, clearing the space for you to achieve your full potential.
~Waning Moon: a stepping back and withdrawing into silence to contemplate where you are and where you want to be. ~Black Moonstone can be a wonderful stone to connect with during this phase. Allow it to help you let go and shed what you no longer need to achieve what you do.
~Dark Moon: A time to turn within, with a sense of solitude. When in this state, long hidden or repressed ideas can become visible and available. It is comparable to hibernating in the winter so that new growth can burst forth in the spring. ~Using Labradorite can help you get into the energy of transformation during the eve of the dark moon. Using it in combination with Selenite can further help to clear and unblock any stuck or stagnant energy to ensure a smooth flow of positive energy through, clearing space for the new moon energy to follow.