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  • Writer's pictureDebra Trappen

New Moon Goddess Bathing Ritual

It’s a New Moon Day and that means the next few days will be filled with intention setting, goddess bath rituals, and meditation.

It is no secret how much I love a divine soak in a hot bubbly bath. I am often asked about my bath rituals, so let me share a bit more about my process.

Goddess bath rituals are intimate, spiritual baths weaved together with ceremonies using special herbs, flowers, essential oils, light, and prayerful intentions. Bathing in this manner on and near the New Moon is a symbolic act of cleansing the body, mind, soul, and spirit of anything you are ready to release and preparing yourself to manifest opportunities in the month ahead.

These bathing rituals are luscious and luxurious and should be experienced at a slower pace than usual. Depending on your desired intention and ingredients, they will assist you in feeling more confident, peaceful, exhilarated, focused, etc.

My 13 divinely feminine steps to preparing my Goddess New Moon Bathing Ritual:

1. Clean the tub and surrounding areas. Starting with a fresh space is key to being able to fully relax and savor the experience.

2. Make sure to have a freshly washed and dried robe and warm towels to make it extra special when you get out of the bath.

3. Prepare your post-soak meditation space. I use my yoga mat with pillows, extra towels, and a soft sheet or light blanket to cover me if it gets chilly.

4: Choose your mood-setting music. I have a few playlists prepared for these occasions and highly recommend you do the same.

5: Assemble a tray with your special candles, incense, palo santo, crystals, essential oils, flowers and/or flower petals, and any other special items you use when you meditate. Be sure to include a big glass of ice water to keep you hydrated. A lovely herbal tea would do, as well.

6. Arrange a tray for your soaking time with your journal, pen, candles for around the tub, fresh flowers/petals, music, bubble bath or a bath bomb, and the essential oils to support the feelings you are seeking to manifest. You may also need a heat-safe bowl with water in it, so prep that as well - just in case.

7. While you are filling your tub with water, breathe deeply - in and out, add in your favorite bubble bath and slowly start lighting the candles around the tub. If you have any charged Moon Water, now is a wonderful time to add it to your bathwater. As you gently stir the bubbly water in a clockwise motion to mix it all together, recite this:

I am divinely protected in this moment.

As I set my intentions, my Soul is making room for all that is to come.

I boldly own my own magic and light.

I release the need for external validation and will let myself shine brightly.

I honor the purpose residing in me and

I am open to receiving love, joy, and abundance.

8: When the bath is ready, disrobe slowly and lay your robe aside with intention.

9: While you are soaking in the bath, think of things you are ready to release, something that has served its purpose and you are ready to let go. You want this ritual to wash away any thoughts or feelings that don’t serve your intention. If you are comfortable putting your head under the water, do a full plunge for a personal baptism moment to seal the cleansing ceremony.

For example, if your intention for this moon cycle is to start a new business, concentrate on letting go of limitations like, "I’m not good enough. My product isn’t good enough. No one will hire me. There aren’t enough clients to sustain me.” Get those OUT of your head - release them immediately.

10: When you’re ready, grab your journal and write out your intentions for the month ahead. Use first personal language - as you are claiming they have already happened! Scribe out as many details as you’d like, including the gratitude you feel for the blessings in your life.

If those self-limiting thoughts are creeping in - write those down on another piece of paper and BURN IT (safely) in that bowl of water you prepared.

11: When you are ready to exit the bathtub, grab your warm towel and wrap it around you. Do not rub your body dry, rather let your skin air dry while you are relaxing in your prepared post-soak meditation space. Rest in this sacred space with the music and candlelight as long as you’d like - meditating on the intentions you set while soaking.

12: Take the time to nourish your skin now. Coconut oil is my favorite ingredient for this part of the ceremony. This is a delicious part of the self-love ritual, so be sure to savor each body part. As you rub in the oil, thank your body for her strength, grace, and love - even in those moments you were not loving to her. She deserves your attention and is grateful for it.

13: When you are ready, slip into your goddess gown or robe and reflect on the inspiration and insight that came to you during your ritual.

Goddess, I pray you are able to find sacred time to bless yourself with this ritual over the weekend.


ps. Be sure to extinguish all of the candles before you fall asleep!

Main Photo by Hanna Postova on Unsplash

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