“Me and a friend of mine have been wondering for years why the new moon drains us. Not only that we have nightmares and restless nights. And it’s always during the new moon.
We do the rituals to recharge cause that is what the new moon is about right? Is there any help in figuring out why we get drained instead of recharge?— ria-moon”
The new moon mostly represents new beginnings, fresh starts, and cleansing. The new moon isn’t usually about recharging (charging up). It’s more about resting and rejuvenating to be able to recharge and draw into yourself energy from this moon phase in order to do magickal workings again.
Mediation is good during this phase to cleanse the mind and body, and to attract harmony and peace. Do things and activities that are relaxing and magick-free (for the most part). It is usually best to rest and rejuvenate yourself during the three days before, during, and after the New Moon. This is a time to relax your magick, not use it.
So instead of doing rituals to “recharge,” meditate instead. Create herbal sachets to keep your energy up. Just remember to relax, rest, and have some “me” time.