The moon holds tremendous power.
Harnessing that energy at the right time and for the right spells and manifestations brings incredible results.
When we do this, we are working with natural forces to call in what we want most – whether it’s love, business, money or anything else.
When you commit to learning how to manifest with the moon, you ultimately live more in sync with your natural environment and with your truth as a woman.
But let’s be real.
While the moon has its magic, manifestation is a process.
What you want doesn’t arrive overnight. It takes time – and it’s your job to trust the timing.
Tuning into the phases of the moon gives us a framework that empowers us.
One of the best ways to connect with the moon and start leveraging its energy is with a moon ritual.
The Modern Moon Ritual
Moon rituals are an ancient practice that originated in Egypt, where moon worship was a part of the culture.
The phases of the moon influence the growth or decline of plants, animals and human life. So basking in the moonlight was seen as a necessary part of every cycle.
Today, moon rituals carry just as much sacredness, something we desperately need to ground and center (and get off the electronics).
The beautiful thing about rituals, especially those related to the moon, is they invite you to get quiet. They ask you to plant seeds of intention, and be one with the energy of our environment.
The moon has 8 phases. But the most potent are the new moon and the full moon.
The New Moon
During this phase, the moon and the sun align. This is the time to go within:
- Setting new intentions
- Starting new manifestations
- Create and plan to draw things to you and build up to something
The Waxing Crescent Moon
The days that follow a new moon are a waxing crescent. This is a time to anchor into your intentions. Focus on one thing you want to bring into existence.
- Practice visualization.
- Write out a new moon intention and read it every day.
The Waxing Quarter Moon (Also known as the First Quarter)
This is a time to look at the challenges you face and make decisions about how you want to move forward. This is the time of the moon cycle when the sun and the moon square each other, meaning they form a 90-degree angle. Looking at your challenges allows you to see the issues full on. Then you can adjust your plans accordingly.
- Find workarounds
- Commit to moving forward
The Waxing Gibbous Moon
Here we have a high energy time, just before the full moon. This offers perspective. Things should start to feel like they are aligning. This is the time to ramp up your energy.
- Take massive action
- Go after it with your whole heart
The Full Moon
Full moons are great for release and introspection. When the moon is full, we are at a peak of creative energy and often have powerful intuitive breakthroughs. The full moon accentuates everything you’ve been working on during the waxing phase. Take time to reflect.
- Charge up your energy
The Waning Gibbous Moon
After the full moon, it’s time to consider what you need to release. Reflect on what may be blocking you from receiving the outcome you want. Pay attention to any energetic leaks or roadblocks.
- Release what doesn’t serve you (emotions, beliefs, ideas, and sometimes relationships)
- Become introspective
The Waning Quarter Moon
Waning means less powerful. This is when the moon continues to shrink in the sky. It’s a call to go further within and seek answers. Become more committed to yourself during this phase. Emotions can often be encrypted with messages during this time: Where do you need to speak up or perhaps make changes?
The Waning Crescent Moon
This is the final phase of the entire moon cycle. It occurs just before the next new moon. Here’s your opportunity to reflect back on the whole lunar cycle.
- What did you learn?
- What happened?
- What didn’t?
- Reread your new moon intention and evaluate how you’ve changed since you wrote it.
- Consider how you want to reorganize for the next new moon.
A New Moon Ritual
The new moon is a blank page. A fresh start, a moment to turn inward and consider what we want to call into our lives and what we need to let go of. It’s a time for rest and reflection, so the perfect ritual would be in the comfort of your own home.
How to Begin:
1. Set the environment
Before starting any ritual, clean and organize your space. Ditch clutter. I like to burn sage, light candles and clear energy.
2. Craft a connection to the divine
Call upon a connection to the source energy you feel supports you the most: guides, angels, or any divine entity.
3. Sit comfortably and write
Grab paper and write down the things in your life you either wish to call in or are ready to release. This could be certain feelings, fears, or barriers—anything you know is not serving you. Then consider what you want to call into your life. This could be a relationship, more more, more clients, an international trip.
The next step is to read what you want out loud. Speaking them out loud plays a BIG role in bringing them to life. You may notice they evoke even more emotion when spoken, and that feeling is critical to manifestation.
5. Meditate and complete
Now that you’ve let go and made space for what you truly desire, sit quietly, follow your breath and visualize your desires coming to fruition.
Set the intention to stay open to these experiences coming into your life, and any other growth opportunities you may need along the way.
A Full Moon Ritual
When the full moon arrives, it’s time to create space to take stock of what has and hasn’t come to fruition just yet.
A full moon ritual is a time to get quiet, reflect, give thanks and celebrate. Unlike the new moon, the full moon represents completeness and brings with it a lot of energy.
Here’s how to approach your ritual:
1. Be calm.
By starting from a place of calm, you can harness the full moon energy to your benefit. Take a few cleansing breaths, sage your space and chill.
2. Write it out
Reflect on the past few weeks. What went on? Were there successes? What did you bump up against? Where do you see opportunities for growth and expansion?
3. Release and Declare
Once you’ve clarified what’s come to fruition and what hasn’t, write down and release what is getting in the way of the experiences that haven’t arrived yet. I like to burn the list – in a safe way!
Dance, bathe, nap, sweep it off, get it out.
Move any stagnant energy out of your body and bring more lightness and joy inside.
Carving out space during both moon phases to go inward and take stock of what’s showing up for you, creates the opportunity to create intentions and find rhythmicity in your own life.
Commit to at least three months of moon rituals for best results.
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