The moon has always played a major role in the history of mankind. By observing the moon we would mark the beginnings and endings of a month. By following the lunar cycle we would anticipate the seasonal changes. Living as nomads we would know when to move and when to stay according to the moon and its stars. In modern society we don’t have to rely on the moon as much. We developed other systems to give us reference points. But we still get to experience the magic of the soft and stormy waves of the moons energy.
The moon has 8 main phases, depending on its position with the sun and the earth. Each phase has its special energy that you can use to improve your overall well-being, enhance your strengths and come closer to your life goals with each month.
Disclaimer: even if you think that you are not sensitive enough to feel the moons power, or if you think that all of this is hocus-pocus – keep on reading and you will realize that to flow with the moon is a great way to always keep up with your goals and to stay on your path.
You can look at the new moon as a fresh start. In the first hours of the new moon you should take your time to perform a new moon ritual. This is a time of setting your intentions for the new month/ lunar cycle. This can take on any form you want. You can write down your intentions, meditate on them. Create a calm and sacred atmosphere, light a candle, put up some crystals that you feel would assist you in the process or just sit on your carpet or yoga mat. ( I may actually just write a blog post completely dedicated to the new moon ritual, so stay tuned. )
So you wrote down your intentions and meditated on them. What’s next? Now is the perfect time to act on them. You planted your seed of intentions, now water them. You planned to eat healthier? Go buy some fruits and veggies. You wanted to feel more positive? Go for a walk. Want to be more active? Do some yoga or join the gym! There are plenty of ways how to act on your intentions; but the important thing is that you do! It will give you positive momentum and will keep you going through the whole lunar cycle.
First Quarter Moon
In this period you should feel that your actions are slowly paying off. Unfortunately this is also a time of some emotional blockage. Your main focus should be on transforming this blockage into action. The first quarter moon will deliver the strength and concentration you need. (Actually all you need is always inside you, you just have to tap into your strengths.)
This is the stage before your intentions manifest. This is a good time to fine tune your ideas and creative workings. Be prepared to bloom.
This is the ultimate time of manifestation and of letting go of what no longer serves you. (yeah everyone’s saying that, but what does it mean?!) As the blossoming energies start to diminish the turning point of the cycle arrives. You should take your time to perform a ritual of gratitude, acceptance and of letting go. Be grateful for the intentions and goals you were able to achieve, accept that not everything was meant to be and finally let go of everything that is holding you back. Let go of toxic relationships, of negative emotions and thoughts. The full moon has a very cleansing energy, so you might as well sit in the moon light and meditate; and don’t forget to give your crystals a cleanse too (or any object that might need a cleanse). The full moon is a good time to start your decluttering process or your weight-loss journey. (#whynotboth?!)
Relax. This is a good time to give yourself a break. Be present, enjoy the moment and be grateful for what you achieved. Breathe.
Last Quarter Moon
The last quarter moon gives you the right mindset for introspection. Go back to yourself. Take a look inside. Realize that you can now collect the fruit of what you planted on the new moon.
This is the final stage of the lunar cycle. Take a step back. Withdraw from the world if necessary. Take the time to renew yourself and finally let go of all the negativity. Emerge into the pure mindset.
Take It Easy
The lunar cycle is a powerful force. But don’t be overwhelmed. Take it easy. You don’t have to make everything right from the beginning. Today is the day of the new moon. Take a few breaths. Ask yourself how do you feel? Can you feel the fresh energy? Can you smell the scent of new possibilities? Buckle up and enjoy the ride. 🙂
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