New Moon Wishing Tree
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A ritual to affirm your New Year goals and/or a craft to hang your wishes and intentions on.
Moon Phase: New Moon
Suggested Month: October or January
  • wood rounds
  • white paint
  • black paint
  • terra cotta pot
  • moss
  • branches
  • dry foam brick
  • string
  • black permanent marker
  • Cloves for protection (optional)
  • Frankincense for manifestation (optional)
  • Peppermint for luck (optional)
  • Sandlewood for renewal (optional)
  • Ginger for joy (optional)
  • Dried dandelion for wish fulfillment (optional)
  1. Paint your terra cotta pot white.
  2. Decide on the number of wishes you would like to hang from your tree and choose that amount of wood rounds. I chose 12 wood rounds to paint and I found 3 additional wood rounds that had naturally occurring images in them already which felt like spirit's way of making a few wishes for me so I included those also.
  3. Light a candle and journal with spirit about your intentions then paint a resolution, goal, intention or wish onto each wood round.
  4. Write your prayer or letter to spirit with permanent marker onto your white terra cotta pot.
  5. Fill your pot with dry foam.
  6. Insert your branches in the pot.
  7. Add moss over the dry foam.
  8. If you are creating this as a ritual or spell, now is the time to add your magical elements. You can include the ones listed above or include your own. You can also add charms and crystals.
  9. Tie your wood rounds to the tree. As you tie each knot, visualize your intentions and concentrate on the feelings they evoke.
  10. End in gratitude.
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Recipe by Dana da Ponte, Intuitive Readings + Women's Circles | Combining art, ritual & moon magic to help women emotionally and spiritually nourish themselves! at