This is it.

You are about to end 2021 and start anew.

This year has brought along with it a bunch of emotions that might have been too much.

But here you are, ate the end of it all, stronger than ever.

You deserve to take some time to relax and unwind.

You deserve to let go of every single thing that no longer serves you.

You deserve to clear your energy and protect it from any negativity.

You deserve to set intentions that work for you and not for the people around you.

You deserve all these and more.

So, how do you make the most of the first New Moon happening on January 2, 2022?

Keep reading to find out.

1. Let Go

Letting go may sound cliche, but it’s really not.

It’s a good practice to move forward with your life with ease. It gives you a sense of release from all of the things that hold you back.

This is a time when you can assess what are the things worth keeping and what are those that you need to get rid of.

Here’s a simple ritual you can do during the beautiful new moon.

  • Get yourself a pen and paper and find a place where you are comfortable.
  • Clear your headspace and find your center.
  • Think about how your 2021 has been. (Think about both good and bad)
  • Focus on the things that you think are no longer serving you. (It could be a relationship, a bad habit, or things like photographs)
  • Write them all down.
  • Once you are done, you can burn this piece of paper using a candlelight.
  • As it turns to ashes, repeat this statement: I let it go. I let you go.
  • If you don’t want to light a candle, you can also cross it out one by one or crumple the paper and throw it in the trash.
  • Once you are done, place your hand on your heart, and whisper: Thank you for being strong.

2. Energy Clearing

Before diving into the new year, you have to make time to clear your energy.

What does this mean, you might be wondering.

It’s a practice that can help you start the year right. It will set the mood for your first month of 2022.

Energy clearing is the process of getting rid of the negative energy that surrounds you, be it your mind or body.

Once you are free from these, you can welcome and invite positivity from all places.

Here’s how you can do the ritual. But first, you will need your favorite crystal.

It could be a crystal for abundance or love, but the best one is the Obsidian stone.

It has the power to ward off ill will and negative energies. It can cleanse your space.

  • Begin this ritual by sitting down in a comfortable position.
  • Relax your mind and body.
  • With your left hand, hold the crystal and imagine a white ball of energy from you transferring to it.
  • Now, trace every bit of your body with the crystal.
  • You can take time in areas that need the most attention, like your head, for example. (if you are an overthinker)
  • As negative energies transfer to your crystal, feel it leave your body.
  • Once you are done, leave your stone by the moonlight to let the energy go and for it to be recharged again.
  • You can do this anytime when you need it.

3. Intention Setting

We have already talked about how powerful and useful intention setting is.

It can help you write down the things that are important to you.

It can shift your focus from what you want to what you need. Make sure to set a certain journal for your intentions.

Here’s a simple ritual to harness its power.

  • Figure out what you want. Take time to think about it.
  • Focus on the energy of your desire.
  • Write it down.
  • Think about what your next steps should be.
  • Turn away from any limiting beliefs.
  • Create a mantra to reinforce your intentions daily.
  • Practice gratitude.

I hope this helps you to be ready for amazing things coming your way this 2022.

But whatever happens, trust in the Universe. Trust in yourself.