An Altar at Your New Moon Ceremony

An Altar at Your New Moon Ceremony

The New Super Moon in Cancer

The coming New Super Moon in Cancer happening on July 13th is the closest and largest of this summer’s three consecutive new moon supermoons. A supermoon is a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee, the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit.
We’re crossing the threshold into letting go of the past six months, and setting new bolder dreams for the rest of the year. With this being a moon in Cancer, you may feel more emotional, dreamy, and sensitive. It’s also likely you’ll be attuning to the feelings of family and creating more solidity in your home life.
Having a sacred space in your home for connecting to the Spirit World is especially grounding. Regardless of your religion or spiritual beliefs, your altar is a place for your own private communion with nature, Mother earth, and your dreams.
Medicine men and women, shamanic practitioners, and those who practice following the rhythms of the natural world create a special place to pray, meditate, and centre themselves at what is called a ‘mesa’.
The mesa is an altar-like arrangement of sacred objects used by shamanic practitioners for self-healing and communion with the Spirit World.

Foundation elements of the Mesa are:

  • a special cloth or “manta”
  • a shell (water-emotions)
  • a feather (air/wind-spirit)
  • an earthy stone (earth-body)
  • a white candle in a container (fire-mind)
  • a symbol of the totality such as a crystal (ether/space-consciousness)

Carla Wainwright's Sacred new moon altar


Find a special place in your home where you can set up a special altar, and use it to commune during this New Moon with yourself, your Spirit and your guides. The New Moon is sometimes referred to as the fertile void, a time to pause, re-evaluate and hang out in the unknown – all of which ultimately gives us more clarity about our higher desires, visions, and dreams.
Using the above guidelines to decorate your altar with sacred objects, I’d love to see what you create.
Post a picture of your home altar on my Facebook Page or tag me on Instagram @carlawainwright. Or just reply to this email!
love & pranams,