Use the energy of the new moon in March to communicate with your Spirit Guides and Angels!
The new moon is in Pisces. This is a great time to be in liminal space and connect to Spirit which is why this moon page is about communicating with your Spirit Guides or Angels.
We all come from varied cultural backgrounds and each of us has our unique spirituality and a unique intuitive language or a unique way of receiving messages from Spirit.
My spirituality is as eclectic as a handmade quilt pieced together from scraps of old clothing. I resonate with many truths; some familial, some ancient and some all my own. I have awesome moments where I feel connected to what I can only describe as the great big life force animating all things. I also have transcendent moments where I feel nature’s love and wisdom pour over me and my magical moments with the Great Mother are too numerous to count, as is the help I’ve received from Archangel Michael, my Spirit Guide Chekomah or the old mystic tarot reader ghost that visits me from time to time and the many other Spirit Guides I’ve been fortunate enough to know.
But none of them share the kind of relationship I share with my guardian angel, Cassandra. My relationship with her could be compared to all the happy moments I’ve had with my women friends over the years. The bitching sessions, the deep, philosophical conversations, the teasing, the laughter, the tears and the joy. She’s an angel that feels like a best friend. That is what is so unique about her. I relate to her in a way I don’t relate to any other of my spiritual helpers. She feels like a soul sister and that is why I cry whenever she reminds me she isn’t going anywhere – ever.
I know a lot of people would feel my relationship with Cassandra (or any of my spiritual helpers) is all in my imagination but so what if it is? Does that diminish it in any way? No. Does it make it less helpful and magical? No. Does it erase all the support, encouragement, love, insight and clarity I’ve received? No.
I wish everyone developed a friendship with Spirit and the angels…even if it is just in their imagination.
That is why this week, on the moon page, we are going to use our imagination to connect with our Spirit Guides or Angels.
Communicating with Spirit in this way may or may not work for you. If you follow the steps listed below and it doesn’t really work for you, don’t worry – there are many ways to follow your intuition and connect with spirit. And what doesn’t work one day might work another day so you can always try again another time. Whether or not it works, I still think it’s worth a try.
I like to approach magic with a sense of detachment. Trust that LOVE has your best interest at heart and you are always being heard but you are not in control of when or how your receive your answers.
We are all born with our own unique intuitive abilities but over time, because of the emotionally disconnected cultures we live in, these abilities were ignored, dismissed or punished. This made us feel cut-off from our natural abilities to communicate intimately and regularly with our subconscious mind and all the information available to us in the Universe. If you can’t see how you already communicate with Spirit or your subconscious mind, you don’t have access to all the information it has access to and trust me, you want to have access to that information. It makes life easier, less painful and more meaningful. We are all psychic in our own way. You just have to trust what your way is and let yourself see the value in what already comes naturally to you.
If you are not on my email list and haven’t received this month’s moon page, visit my homepage and sign up. You’ll receive a link where you can download the hand-drawn page I created for this particular moon. Print it, grab a tea and a cozy blanket, get comfortable then follow the instructions below.
Print out the March new moon journal page twice so you have two pages to work with.
Clear your physical, mental and emotional space. There are many ways to do this. Ring a bell. Play a crystal bowl. Meditate. Say a prayer. Chant. Spray a mist of moon water and essential oil around yourself and the room. Light incense and move it around to clear your physical space, your mind, your heart and your energy. Listen to a guided meditation or close your eyes and focus on your breath. Do whatever works for you to step out of your everyday busy monkey mind and drop into a more relaxed, open and still mind.
Try your best to release tensions, worries, negativity, anxieties, fears and stress. You can even ASK FOR HELP with this step. Ask your angels, the trees, Spirit, a Goddess, the wind or whoever you pray to to take your worries, anxieties and negative thoughts away. Release feelings of unworthiness and self-criticism. I often call on Archangel Michael for help in this step.
Do whatever works for you to clear away the mental clutter and any fears you may be hanging onto. Ask for your mind and emotional body to be cleansed and relieved of what no longer serves you. Ask the Divine for help to prepare your body, heart and mind to open to connecting with spirit.
Ask your spiritual helpers to protect your sacred space. Personally, I establish clear, firm boundaries of love and light, stating that only those that are here for my highest and greatest good are welcome in my space. I also invite Archangel Michael to protect my boundaries.
When you perform this step you can also create a circle around you with items like stones or salt or oracle cards to affirm your boundaries. What I try to achieve in this step is a very clear boundary within myself and within my physical space by being very clear about what kind of energy and intentions I want to hang out with.
My method of calling in Spirit is very simple. I light a candle, close my eyes, take a deep, grounding breath and say a prayer.
I speak an invitation by saying something like this,
Dear Spirit Guides, angels, Divine Love and all those that are here for my highest good,
I invite only those on my spiritual team who are most capable of working with the intentions of today’s conversation. I call into this room, into my heart and into my mind the spiritual guides and angels who are able to help me today with the most ease, the most grace and with the greatest success possible in the shortest amount of time possible.
Thank you for being with me during this conversation. Thank you for guiding my heart, body, mind and spirit in receiving any and all the support, love, release and healing energy I can possibly open up to during this conversation. Thank you for working with my subconscious mind when appropriate and for helping me to clearly and effortlessly receive any guidance, messages or energy that is meant for me to receive at this exact moment in my life.
Then I pause for a moment and consider specifically who from my Spirit team I would like to invite. I speak their names and invite them to join me. I do this in an informal way and speak as I would if I were on the phone with a friend asking them to come over. I thank them for all the help they’ve ever given me in the past and gently request their presence.
After you have invited your angels or Spirit Guides to be with you, it’s important to take note of any names that come to mind.
Close your eyes and see if you can imagine what the energy you called in looks or feels like. Information may come in a variety of ways so trust whatever comes whether it’s sensations, a knowingness, a visual image, a thought or idea, a memory, a smell…just allow whatever comes and simply observe. Take note of your observations without judging them. Try to be in an open state of receiving not a mental state of judging, classifying or rejecting. If nothing comes, that’s fine. Just move on to the next step. Don’t be attached to things having to be or feel a certain way. Let it all unfold without attachment.
Write a Letter
At the top of one of the moon pages, write a salutation to your Spirit Guides and angels. Imagine you are writing to a close friend.
I always start off with gratitude and say something like, “Dear Cassandra, Thank you for being with me tonight.” Then I continue my letter by sharing what’s troubling me. When you sit down to write your letter, try to describe what’s troubling you in as much detail as you can. Include all the emotional ways the situation is affecting you.
The most important next step is to ASK. After you’ve described the situation that is bothering you and how it is affecting you, ASK FOR HELP. Be specific. Ask a clear question.
When you are done writing your letter, close it with a farewell phrase and sign it.
Write a Second Letter
Take the second copy of this month’s new moon page and pretend your angel or Spirit Guide is writing a letter back to you.
Write down whatever comes to mind, even if it feels like they are simply your thoughts and ideas and you’re not sure if there really is an angel or a Spirit Guide answering you. Just record your thoughts and what comes to mind as an answer to your question. Don’t edit or judge it just yet.
You may notice that as you write, more information and/or insights or messages come to you. If you asked for your Spirit Guides and angels to be there and communicate with you, they will be there – even if it feels like they are not. Even if it feels like nothing special is happening and you think it is all in your imagination, just go with it. It’s perfectly fine to pretend. As my angel Cassandra has explained to me and my clients many times, the question isn’t, “Is this real?” The question is “Is this helpful?”
End with Gratitude
When you are ready to stop writing and want to close your session with your Spirit Guides and angels, there are many ways to do this but I like to do it by expressing gratitude for all the wisdom and help I received and paying attention to my breath to make sure I am fully back in my body. I make a point of really feeling the gratitude I have for my spiritual team in my heart.
Sometimes the connection to Spirit will end abruptly before you are expecting it to. Don’t be surprised if your connection to Spirit is automatically closed before you are ready to end it. If this happens, it is most likely because it is in your best interests to only connect for a little while for now or Spirit may feel like your attention needs to be elsewhere. Either way, don’t worry. You can always write to them again another time.
I hope you enjoy your conversation with Spirit. If you end up completing this art ritual, I’d love to hear how it went. You can even take a picture of a part of your process and share it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #danasmoonpages or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share with me how it went for you. It’s fun for me to know there are others out there enjoying the moon with me.