During the new moon, I did the (previously) unthinkable. I manifested my dreams with two beautiful friends, and we created new life to go along with it.
Sounds kind of witchy, right?
No matter who you are, or what background you come from, manifesting is something you can always turn to. You don’t have to put your faith in some spell or a tarot card or a palm reader. I believe that manifestation, crystals, and other things associated with astrology and its importance with our earth just allow you to be more in tune with yourself and the higher power(s) you believe in. It may seem a little farfetched and crazy, but once you let go of the stigma attached to the objects around you (incense, crystals, tarot cards, etc.), you can properly open yourself up to positive thoughts and the belief that the universe has your back.
I invited a few friends over to manifest our dreams with the new moon. The new moon is a symbol for new life, and each one has astrological significance. The moon’s phases have been connected to tides in bodies of water, and have been referred to by farmers for centuries when planting and feeding their crops. Although I don’t know all of the details, I know there is something incredibly eery–and extremely interesting–about the phases of the moon. I have been reading about magic and the power of positive thinking and, this week especially, I was drawn to do some positive thinking of my own.
I didn’t think anyone would come. But they did. They brought wine and desserts. (Donuts and cookies? Yes, please!) They brought the crystals I had given them last summer for healing properties, and notebooks to write their goals in. Incense was contributed, and I lit five candles around the room with it. We sat down and wrote out our dreams and pursuits over the next moon phase, being as specific as possible. (We did all of this while watching New Girl, so it wasn’t too witchy.) We drank and we talked. We didn’t feel the need to share our dreams, only the want to bring positive energy to each person in the room. Strength does lie in numbers, after all.
I was actually inspired that day to do a craft with these ladies. So I went to the store and bought some succulents, soil, crushed marble rocks, and glass jars. We each chose a plant and planted it, thinking about our hopes and dreams while doing so. I had burlap string and yellow ribbon to tie our dreams together at the top of the containers. I chose yellow specifically to bring life and light into my world. We also allowed ourselves to make a HUGE mess, and I released my fears and anxieties by resting assured that it was all something I could fix with my mom’s old vacuum from the 80s. And I did.
Around the time of the new moon–7:54pm CST–I said a prayer out loud to bring confidence and joy into our hearts. The three of us took a few brief moments to think about what we need help with, what we believe to be true, and what we’d like to happen. Each person had at least one stone of crystal to meditate on. (I had several, but focused on stones such as strawberry obsidian, rose quartz, and apache tears.) Then I brought out the tarot cards. Because what is a magic party without them? **Note: When you pull tarot cards, you read them and understand them as your heart tells you to interpret them. You can get a lot of positive out of them, or a lot of negative. Try to approach them with a positive mindset. You can start with as few as three cards–which is all we had the capacity for that evening–and then pull a card to manifest over. (Mine was an upright star, which means hope, love, rebirth, pleasure, satisfaction, purpose and guidance. I was lucky to pull something so positive to think about in the next few days.)
It’s important to remember that people do this to realize the power that we all have over our own lives, as well as to put more trust into what the universe has planned for us. Manifestations should always be focused on being a brighter, happier, more wonderful YOU. You can always include prayers for specific people in your life, but this needs to be a self-revelatory time. You can only overcome the obstacles that are put in front of you with the tools you have been given. Patience is sacred. Confidence is a must. You can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes belief.
It’s NEVER too late to manifest your best self. Try it tonight!
Meredith has spent her life pin balling across America. She is often referred to as an entrepreneur, photographer, writer, and multi-media maven. She would label herself “butcher,” “baker,” and “candlestick maker.” (Hint: One of these is not true.) She is currently trying to find the perfect design for the DIY ukelele her twin gave her for Christmas. You can find her random musings on Twitter and Instagram @MerelyGrace.