On this new moon, light a white candle in a holder on your altar. Relax, center your mind, and breathe deeply. Call on Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon. Imagine a pillar of energy move up from the crown of your head and (even though the new moon is physically invisible) consciously connect with Selene’s silvery glow. Feel and sense her cool, radiant light moving down the pillar, filling your entire body, and extending outward to form a cocooning sphere of moonlight.
Shuffle an oracle deck of your choice. When you feel ready, draw the top four cards, laying them down from left to right. The first card will provide guidance relevant to the first week of this lunar cycle, the second card to the second week, and so on. When the reading is complete, express gratitude to Selene. As the moon cycle progresses, remember each card as a guiding theme of the week. Be sure to extinguish the candle.