New Moon Wish Casting to Make Your Dreams Come True!
New Moon in Sagittarius as seen in Panama -December 19, 2017

New Moon Wish Casting to Make Your Dreams Come True!

I stumbled upon a book that has got me quite excited about the potential of putting its practice in place. It’s called New Moon Astrology by Jan Spiller. In it, Jan describes how to use the energy of the New Moon to wish for things. I’m going to summarize the system here, which will give you everything you need to get started. If you want more, buy the book.

I am aware of the power of writing down desires. Like many others, at the beginning of each year, I write a list of things that I want to change or attract in different areas of life. Usually, I set goals as directions, and by the end of the year, a number of the things I want have been achieved.

New Moon Wish Casting (I’ve made up that name, Jan doesn’t use it in her book) works similarly. However, instead of doing it annually, you do it every month!

Write your wishes down with each New Moon, and over the coming weeks and months, your life will move towards the things you want.

Making wishes is a great way to define what you want out of life and get clear on your direction. If something doesn’t move the way you would like, adjust the wish the following month until you are clear and going where you want to go.

Rules of the Road

In her book, Jan explains these points in detail:

  • Write your wishes by hand on paper.
  • Date and keep your wish lists.
  • Write up to 10 wishes per new Moon. You may write fewer, but always make more than 1 and not more than 10.
  • State your wishes boldly and clearly.
  • You must ‘feel’ good about your wishes. Rewrite if it doesn’t ‘feel’ right.
  • Wish for yourself. You cannot wish for other people. You can, however, make a wish to influence someone in a particular way.
  • Use phrases like, “I want to easily attract…….”, “I want to easily find myself…….”, “I want ……. lifted from me……”
  • Wait until the Moon has entered a Sign before writing your wishes. Here is a link to a Moon Calendar that will tell you the day and time the Moon enters a particular Sign. Look for the New Moon and be sure to change the time zone to your city.
  • Wishes can be made up to forty-eight hours after the New Moon has entered its sign, but the first eight hours are the most potent.
  • Use the Sign of the Moon to focus some of your wishes. For example, when the New Moon is in Gemini, make wishes in the area of communication, writing, speaking. Leo – for wishes regarding creativity. Virgo – for habits. If you know your Natal Chart, you can go a little further and use the House the Moon is traveling through in your chart, to focus some wishes as well. Below I’ve written a list of keywords summarizing Sign and House. Many of these are taken from the book. There is much more detail in the book and good examples of how to phrase wishes.

Keywords to focus your wishes, based on the Moon’s Sign (and House, if you are looking at your natal chart)

Aries (1st House)

  • New Beginnings
  • Appearance
  • Self-Focus
  • Authenticity
  • Independence
  • Courage
  • Releasing self-absorption

Taurus (2nd House)

  • Money and possessions
  • Values of all kinds (Moral, spiritual, ethical)
  • Sensual pleasure
  • Contentment
  • Perseverance
  • Patience
  • Self-Worth
  • Letting go of stubbornness

Gemini (3rd House)

  • Activity / Motion
  • Learning
  • Communication skills
  • Your immediate environment
  • Siblings
  • Logic
  • Social ease
  • Calming mental anxiety
  • Positive daily interactions

Cancer (4th House)

  • Home and family
  • Parents
  • End of life circumstances
  • Safety
  • Growing
  • Caring skills
  • Moods and feelings
  • Nurturing
  • Releasing insecurity

Leo (5th House)

  • Love and romance
  • Creativity and fun
  • Children
  • Celebration, play, and fun
  • Dignity
  • Determination
  • Tempering arrogance

Virgo (6th House)

  • Health, diet, and exercise
  • work, job, and service
  • Efficiency in organizing
  • Discrimination
  • Order
  • Easing perfectionism

Libra (7th House)

  • Marriage and partnerships
  • Negotiating skills
  • Harmony
  • Teamwork
  • Diplomacy and sociability
  • Refinement
  • Healing co-dependency

Scorpio (8th House)

  • Empowerment
  • Change
  • Crisis skills
  • Self-mastery
  • Sex and soul mates
  • Death and regeneration
  • Financial partnerships
  • Avoiding power struggles

Sagittarius (9th House)

  • Quest for truth
  • Peace of mind
  • Religion and philosophy
  • Travel, freedom, and adventure
  • Publishing
  • Law and legal issues
  • Faith and optimism
  • Finding solutions
  • Overcoming excesses

Capricorn (10th House)

  • Future security
  • Handling responsibilities
  • Reaching goals
  • Reputation
  • Career and Status
  • Success and recognition
  • Management skills
  • Authority figures
  • releasing controlling tendencies

Aquarius (11th House)

  • Inventive solutions
  • Seeing the future
  • Humanitarian attitudes
  • Revelations
  • Humor
  • Friends
  • Groups
  • Goals and aspirations
  • Avoiding excessive detachment

Pisces (12th House)

  • Imagination
  • Inner happiness
  • Psychic sensitivity
  • Retreat and sanctuary
  • Trust
  • Mystic awareness
  • Spiritual healing
  • Compassion
  • Releasing helplessness

In the book, Jan also describes some other power-periods for wishing. For example, the first New Moon after the Spring Equinox is the time to create wish collages, and when the Sun (not Moon) is traveling through your 11th House, you can wish every day through the period.

(The image: New Moon in Sagittarius as seen in Panama, taken December 19, 2017)

Jamuna Burry

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