Welcome to a lil intro to Manifesting with the Moon and Lunar phases!
As we come back to bringing more content to the blog, I thought this would be a perfect intro/beginner topic to cover!
If you've been following us for a while especially over on Instagram, you know I've had livestreams covering these topics from before IG allowed us to Save Lives to IGTV!
Many of those now deleted live-streams encouraged me to create content that you all can access over and over again,
and today we're covering some basics on the Phases of the Moon and the Themes they represent, and a little on how you can align your personal practices with the transformative phases of the Moon.
For those of you that want to take this practice a step further,
We've Created the Manifesting with the Moon Ebook and Planner;
a digital download with
- over 100 pages of Reflective Prompts,
- Lunar Phases Information,
- Suggestions on aligning your Desires with the Lunar Phases and
- Planner pages with Lunar and Astrological themes!
For now, let's get into this Lunar Phase Tea!
The moon has long been revered for its mystical energy and influence over our lives.
In this blog post, we'll explore how you can tap into the power of the New Moon, Full Moon, and the waxing and waning phases to enhance your manifestation practice.
Whether you're new to lunar manifesting or seeking to deepen your understanding, this guide will provide you with valuable insights and tips to align with the moon's energy cycles.
Now, you may have already heard different opinions on when is best to Manifest or Release during the Lunar Cycle.
I personally Release and Call in during the Major Phases, New and Full Moons because we're usually in a cycle of doing both on some level at all times.
Nature abhors a void and will rush to fill it, so I make sure that when engaging in a Release practice, I intend what I would like to call in to fill this new cleansed space!
As always, do your own research and listen to your own intuition to serve as a guide for you.
It can also help to do a quick google search on the phase the Moon was in when you were born. i/e "what phase was the moon in on xyz date" to get more insight on the phase that watched you emerge into this world! It may signify a time of power for you personally!
In this post I'm going to work on keeping it simple but as you practice and start to align your energy with Lunar influences, you'll find more to uncover!
Remember there is always a dark side to the Moon!
The Magic of the New Moon:
As the moon begins its cycle anew, the New Moon is a time of fresh starts and new beginnings.
It's a potent phase to set intentions and plant the seeds of your desires.
During this time, take a moment to reflect on what you wish to manifest in your life.
Write down your intentions, visualize your dreams, and create a clear roadmap for your manifestations.
Remember, the power lies in your intention and the energy you invest.
You may find some different thoughts on what the energy of the New Moon signifies;
but the main key for me is focused on Shedding and Releasing for the opportunity for New Beginnings on a Cleansed and clear foundation.
The other visual characteristic we see (or rather, don't see) with this Phase is the fact that it is a Dark Moon, as in from our perspective, we don't actually see the moon during this time
This time can also be a time where secrets, illusion, veils, shadow themes, or themes we may not see clearly tend to flourish.
This is why I release and call in desires at both phases.
Depending on your perspective, practice, then astrological sign the Moon is in and even the Lunar phases you were born under can determine further themes we may deal with from phase to Phase.
A New Moon in Capricorn won't bring the same exact lessons as a New moon in Taurus, for example.
For beginners, it's important (and a bit easier) to take note of feelings, triggers, emotions and events during the New and Full Moon phases to start, then move deeper into astrological information.
And always remember, from our perspective on Earth there is always a dark side too the Moon that we don't actively see.
With the Moon primarily ruling our emotions be sure to be gentle with yourself and your feelings as we move through the Waxing Phases to the Full Moon.
The Illuminating Full Moon:
When the moon reaches its peak illumination, it's time to embrace the Full Moon's transformative energy.
This phase shines a light on what is manifesting in your life and brings clarity and awareness.
When the moon shines in all its glory, magic happens. The Full Moon illuminates the night sky and our emotions. It's a time of culmination and celebration
It's a perfect moment to express gratitude for what has come to fruition and release anything that no longer serves you.
Take time for reflection, journaling, or performing a simple Full Moon ritual to honor your progress and align with the abundant energy of the universe.
During the Full Moon, our intentions and manifestations are amplified, like the volume knob on your favorite song.
It's as if the universe puts the spotlight on our dreams, urging them to come true.
But remember, with great energy comes great responsibility.
As the Full Moon gazes down upon us, it also reminds us to let go of what no longer serves us.
For me, the full moon signifies the peak of illumination and energetic culmination.
This is the time where we get revelations, veils lifting and it can be a potent time for harnessing the light of the Moon to Manifest our desires.
As you can see, both phases could be attributed to themes of releasing and manifestation.
As you learn more about the phases of the moon and your own emotional and spiritual journey, you'll probably find that most practitioners use the Waxing and Waning phases for specifics surrounding Manifestation and Releasing.
Navigating the Waxing and Waning Phases:
The waxing and waning phases of the moon offer unique opportunities for manifestation.
During the waxing phase, as the moon grows in illumination, focus on amplifying your intentions and taking inspired action.
Embrace the increasing energy to fuel your manifestations and stay aligned with your goals.
In contrast, the waning phase encourages release, letting go, and surrender.
Use this time to shed limiting beliefs, release attachments, and make space for new manifestations to unfold.
Finding Balance and Simplifying Lunar Manifestation:
Admittedly, navigating lunar information and rituals can be overwhelming at times. The complexity of aligning with each moon phase can make it challenging to maintain consistency in your practice.
That's where our Moon Manifesting Planner comes in. Designed to guide you through the lunar cycles, it provides a simplified approach, allowing you to harness the moon's power effectively. Consider it a valuable tool to enhance your manifestation journey, effortlessly blending the spiritual with the practical. We also created a short youtube video as a preview that you can view here.
I also want to give you some very beginner rituals that can be done with the New and Full Moon Phases.
As you walk yourself through reading and performing; keep your mind open and listen to your intuition.
The Moon has watched you and your Ancestry for all of time, so any "Lunar ritual" should feel natural and renewing. It is not uncommon to feel the need for more rest during Major Lunar events.
Honor yourself first before any internet suggestion.
New Moon Rituals for Beginners:
- Setting Intentions with a Candle Ritual:
Light a white or silver candle, symbolizing new beginnings and clarity.
Take a few deep breaths, centering yourself, and visualize your intentions clearly.
Write down your intentions on a piece of paper, focusing on what you want to manifest in the coming lunar cycle.
Place the paper near the candle and (safely) let it burn, symbolically releasing your intentions to the universe. Express gratitude for the manifestation of your desires.
- Vision Board Creation:
Gather magazines, images, and words that resonate with your dreams and goals.
Create a vision board by cutting out these elements and arranging them on a poster board or in a journal.
Allow your intuition to guide you in selecting the images that resonate with your desires. Visualize yourself already living your dreams as you create your vision board.
Display it in a prominent place where you can see it regularly to reinforce your intentions.
- Moonlight Bathing and Cleansing Ritual:
Prepare a soothing bath with your favorite essential oils, herbs, or salts.
As you immerse yourself in the water, imagine the moon's energy washing over you, cleansing and purifying your body, mind, and spirit.
Visualize any negative energy or blockages being released and dissipated.
Take this opportunity to reflect on what you wish to release and let go of, allowing the moon's energy to support your intentions.
As you rinse off affirm with thoughts and words all you are calling in to this new, cleansed space within you for this New Moon and Waxing Moon phase.
Full Moon Rituals for Beginners:
- Full Moon Release and Letting Go Ceremony:
Find a quiet outdoor space or a room with a window where you can view the moon.
Light a white candle and sit in meditation or contemplation. Reflect on what you wish to release and let go of in your life. Write down these aspects on a piece of paper.
When you feel ready, read each one aloud and then burn the paper in the flame of the candle.
Visualize the release and feel a sense of liberation as the paper turns to ash.
I like to put the ashes in the toilet and flush it away from me.
- Moonlight Charging of Crystals and Objects:
Gather your crystals, spiritual objects, or jewelry that you want to cleanse and energize.
Place them in a safe and visible spot under the moonlight overnight, allowing the moon's energy to infuse them with its potent vibrations.
You can also hold each item in your hands, setting an intention for them to be cleansed and charged by the moon's energy.
The next morning, retrieve your objects, feeling their renewed energy and connection.
- Full Moon Gratitude Ceremony:
Create a sacred space indoors or outdoors, adorned with flowers, candles, and crystals.
Sit in this space and reflect on all the things you are grateful for in your life.
Write them down in a gratitude journal or on slips of paper. T
ake a moment to express your gratitude to the universe, thanking it for the blessings and abundance in your life.
Consider reading your gratitude list aloud, amplifying the energy of appreciation.
Remember, these rituals are merely suggestions, I tried to keep them basic and free of specifics from any one spiritual practice or cosmology.
You can adapt them to your personal preferences and beliefs.
As you engage in these practices, trust your intuition and follow what resonates with you. Allow the moon's energy to guide you in your spiritual and manifesting journey.
Manifesting with the lunar phases is an empowering practice that connects you to the rhythm of the universe.
Whether you're captivated by the energy of the New Moon, the illuminating Full Moon, or the transformative waxing and waning phases, each holds unique opportunities for growth and manifestation.
Embrace the magic, set clear intentions, and take inspired action.
And remember, if you find the complexities of lunar manifestation overwhelming, our Moon Manifesting Planner is here to simplify your journey and support your ongoing growth.
Harness the lunar power, trust the process, and watch your manifestations come to life.