Working with the Moon
Earlier this week I did a live video on social media about working with the new moon. While new moon is now a few days behind us and we are now in the waxing moon phase, I thought I'd go into working with the phases of the moon.
Did you know people work with the moon to manifest their goals?
Each phase of the moon works with a different energy and as you work with the moon you and her energy you can manifest what you want.
By working with the moon it also affords you a great way to keep those pesky New Year resolutions throughout the year, the moon gives you the opportunity to reevaluate and reaffirm you intentions each lunar cycle.
So how does one work with the moon?
To begin with you need to know how to work with the different phases of the moon.
The New Moon
The new moon or Dark Moon, is the start of the lunar cycle, and symbolises new beginnings. This is the time to reflect on your old goals and to start your new goals.
Light a candle and sit reflecting on what you truly want to manifest, journal, write down what you want from life and focus on these goals. Create an alter with crystals, candles, incense and other scared objects dedicated to the moon, and meditate on the new moon focusing on the goals you want to achieve.
The Waxing Crescent Moon
We have planted the seed of what we want with the new moon, the waxing moon is where we see is grow. This is where we anchor our intentions set at new moon. Light your candle each day and read out your intention, visualise it growing and coming to you as the moon grows.
The Waxing Quarter Moon
This is the the phase where we take a look at what challenges are coming up towards our goal, and affords the opportunity to see those challenges and readjust plans accordingly and find work around's so we can reach our goals.
The Waxing Gibbous Moon
This is the last phase before the full moon, this phase offers perspective, and things should start to feel like they are aligning, this is the time to go after what you want with your whole heart.
Light your candle and visualise your goal coming to fruition it has come to be.
The Full Moon
With the full moon embody your goal, this is the peak creative time, reflect on what you have accomplished with the first half of the lunar cycle, and all the moon has brought to you. Go outside and bathe in the light of the moon and let her nourish you.
The Wanning Gibbous Moon
This is the time to release what is blocking you from receiving what you want to manifest. Pay close attention to any negative thought forms you have towards the goal, what is holding you back from actualising your goal?
Write this down on a piece of paper and light a candle and burn the paper and visualise the paper burns that belief is also burning away from you.
The Wanning Quarter Moon
With the moon wanning and its light diminishing, its time to go within and do the internal work, this is the time to give yourself the time to commit to you and listen to your inner voice, where are you holding yourself back from speaking up or where do you need to make a change?
Take note of what comes up in this phase.
The Wanning Crescent Moon
We have arrived at the last phase of the moon before the next new moon starts. This is the time to reflect back on all you have learned from the lunar cycle, and release anything that is lingering that is holding you back. Re-read your new moon intention and see where you have grown. Prepare for what you want with the next lunar cycle.
I'll be discussing more about the moon and her phases more throughout the year.