In the midst of the September sky, the New Moon gently peeks on the 14th. Cloaked in its inky shroud, it offers a mystic allure — a cosmic whisper, urging souls to start afresh. Especially for Highly Sensitive People (HSP), this time brims with a promise of new beginnings and aligning intentions with the universe’s vast energy.  

For HSPs, the world can sometimes feel overwhelmingly vivid, with emotions and sensations heightened. Just as the tide is influenced by the moon, so are we. As the new moon symbolizes beginnings, it can be a sacred time for reflection, intention-setting, and ushering in new energies.  

The Magic of New Beginnings  

Every moon cycle is a dance between the cosmos and our inner selves. The full moon illuminates and brings clarity, whereas the new moon, shrouded in darkness, encourages us to seek light from within and set forth on new paths.  

In many traditions, the New Moon is seen as a blank canvas, a cosmic opportunity to manifest desires, lay down objectives, or simply breathe life into dreams. The quiet allure of the night sky, dotted with stars but devoid of the moon’s glow, offers solace and invites introspection.  

Harnessing the New Moon’s Energy as an HSP  

Highly Sensitive People, with their deep sense of awareness and strong intuitive abilities, are naturally inclined to resonate with the moon’s phases. They can harness the moon’s energy, drawing strength from its phases, to set clear, soulful intentions.  

Setting intentions is akin to planting seeds — you’re making an earnest wish, letting the universe know of your desires, and then watching them manifest as time progresses.  

A Simple Moon Ritual for HSPs  

To set your intentions during the New Moon, consider the following ritual, tailored especially for the unique sensitivities of HSPs:  

  1. Choose a Sacred Space: Find a quiet corner in your home, preferably by a window. Lay a soft cloth, and place crystals, a notepad, and a candle upon it. Crystals like moonstone or clear quartz can be particularly potent during this phase.
  2. Light the Candle: As the flame flickers, let it represent the new beginning you seek. Feel the warmth, watch the gentle dance of the flame, and let your mind focus on your intentions.
  3. Write Down Your Intentions: On your notepad, write down everything you wish to manifest during this lunar cycle. Pour your heart out, for these are your innermost desires.
  4. Guided Meditation: Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Visualize your intentions coming to life. Feel the joy, the triumph, and let this energy fill you.
  5. Charge Your Crystals: Hold the crystals in your hand, feeling their cool touch. Whisper your intentions to them, imbuing them with your energy. Leave the crystals by the window overnight, letting them soak in the moon’s energy.
  6. Closing the Ritual: Extinguish the candle, thanking the universe for its guidance. Place your intentions under your pillow, and drift into sleep, carrying the energy of the New Moon with you.

This ritual, or any version you personalize, creates a safe space for HSPs to connect with the universe’s rhythm and their own inner cadence.  

My Journey with Moon Rituals  

I’ve often been drawn to the allure of the moon, feeling its pull in subtle and profound ways. While I haven’t settled on a consistent ritual, I’ve danced with different practices, from solo reflections to joining online moon circles. The magic of the New Moon, especially, entices me. Every new beginning, seen or unseen, holds immense power. Tapping into the energies of the cosmos provides me an added boost, a cosmic tailwind, on my journey.  

The Road Ahead  

As the month progresses, let the intentions set during the New Moon guide you. They’ll act as a compass, directing your thoughts and actions. And if you ever feel lost or overwhelmed, remember the promise of the New Moon – it’s an ever-present reminder that after every end is a new beginning.  

For those who resonate deeply with the energies of the moon, or for anyone seeking guidance navigating the nuances of being a highly sensitive person, reaching out can be invaluable. Speaking with a Vancouver counsellor well-versed in the experiences of highly sensitive people can offer insights and tools to thrive.  

Looking for further support on your HSP journey? At Constellations Counselling, we understand the unique challenges and strengths of highly sensitive people. Book a session with a dedicated HSP counsellor today and embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment.