How to Work With the Phases of the Moon
4 weeks ago
Each month, we encounter the Moon in its many phases. As it transforms from New to Full, there is a different kind of magical energy that we can tap into and work with. This practice not only helps us to connect to the world around us but also within. As you begin to connect with the magic of the Moon, reflect on how you begin to recognize your internal patterns as you prepare for new beginnings and celebrations.
New Moons indicate a time of new beginnings and opportunity. Whenever you encounter a New Moon, this is a great time to reflect on what you’d like to manifest in the future. When it comes to manifestation work, you don’t have to just look at the future years ahead. You can also call in what you wish to achieve months or weeks from that point or even what you wish to achieve throughout the rest of the Moon cycle. New Moons are also a great time to practice a releasing ceremony so you can let go of what no longer serves you. This way, you can truly feel free to embrace what comes with each new beginning without feeling held back.
As the Moon continues to fill throughout the month, we reach the time of the Waxing Moon. After establishing your manifestations and deciding what you’d like to call into your life, the Waxing Moon is a time for you to begin to put your plan into action. This is the perfect period for you to figure out what resources you may need to help you achieve the goals that you have established for yourself. Take some time to research what you may need and start accomplishing the tasks you need to to bring your dreams to fruition.
Full Moons are a time of celebration. Instead of working on manifesting more into your life, Full Moons are all about acknowledging what you have and what you have been able to accomplish with the Moon cycle. Full Moons are also a period of time when you can connect more closely with your spiritual practice and intuition. Use this Moon cycle to charge and cleanse your crystals, create Moon water for your rituals, and even indulge in a Moon bath to invite the magic of the Moon into your life.
After the celebration of the Full Moon, we now come to a time of rest with the Waning Moon. This can allow you to feel refreshed and recharged before you enter another New Moon and begin the manifestation process all over again. Use this time to nurture your body with nourishing foods and herbal brews and to revamp your self-care practice. Clean your home and create an inviting atmosphere for you to unwind in.