Crescent Moons are so gorgeous, hanging effortlessly in the sky. We see this symbol of the moon in many places, but the crescents can be easily over-looked in ritual work. This phase is an in-between time. The Waxing Crescent takes place between the New Moon and the 1st Quarter Moon. If you are following the rituals through the phases, you have just wiped your energetic slate clean, making way for new opportunity and intentions during the New Moon.
The Waxing Crescent Moon's energy is perfect for making new intentions, daydreaming, and brainstorming. It's a time to dream big! What are some of your goals, long term or short term? What is something you've always wanted for yourself but never had the gumption to act upon? Energy is building in your favor and no dream is too big.
A quick ritual you can do during this time is to create an intention jar. Begin by finding a jar with an enclosure. There are no limits to your intention jar EXCEPT it cannot be thrifted or given to you by someone else. It has to be a brand new jar.
Fill your jar with a few of the following. It does not have to be all of the following as these items help to enhance your intentions:
- Cinnamon (grounded or sticks)
- Black Salt
- Sea Salt
- Citrine (clarity of your intentions, great for manifesting)
Add these items to your jar. You do not need to fill your jar with these items, filling it 1/3 of the way or even 1/2 the way is fine.
Lastly, add your intention. Write your intention, goal, dream on a small piece of paper. When you have finished, roll the piece of paper TOWARDS you. This beckons the energy rather than rolling it away. Wrap and tie your scroll of intentions with a red string. Then add the scroll to your jar. Close your jar and add to your altar.
Some prefer to leave the jar as is, and if that is what you are compelled to do, that is perfectly fine. As an added daily ritual, you can add oils to your jar. Add Cinnamon oil, Honeysuckle oil, or even a spoonful of honey each day to sweeten your jar and enhance your intentions even further. This ritual is helpful in reminding you what you are working hard for and keeping your heart in line with your intentions. When the jar is full, continue to keep it on your altar or if you have accomplished what your intentions were, you can bury it in a safe space (your favorite nature spot, in your backyard, etc.).