It’s that time of the month again……
Say hello the new moon, an invitation to get clear around what you want, how you want to feel, how to align your your attention with your intention, and visualize your best self coming to be.
And now let’s stop right here, because whoa, that’s a lot of buzzwords jumbled into one declaration about what we plan to do, but what does any of this new moon mumble jumble even mean?
First, let’s talk abut the lunar cycle. Below is a quick breakdown for the moon novices here (which includes me):
- New Moon Phase – a time to clean your conscious garden and plant new dream seeds
- Waxing Crescent Phase – a time to explore your new moon intentions, be courageous, move forward, and keep the faith
- First Quarter Moon Phase – a time to commit, buckle down, stay focused on what you wish to manifest
- Gibbous Moon Phase – a time to stay the course, make small adjustments, reflect on what’s working or not working
- Full Moon Phase – this is the height of the lunar cycle where new moon wishes can come true and/or to practice forgiveness and express gratitude for the energy and effort put forward so far
- Disseminating Moon Phase – a time to breathe, take a step back to advanced forward, relax, practice acceptance, realign your attention on your intention
- Third Quarter Moon Phase – a time to break bad habits, let go of what’s not resonating, and decide where to go from here
- Balsamic Moon Phase – a time to go easy on yourself as the new moon arrives again, to welcome healing and soothing experiences, and to let go of habits, goals, or relationships that aren’t serving your being.
*Moon cycle information gathered from the book Moonology, by Yasmin Boland.
Now that we are armored with basic moon information, let’s unpack our purpose here.
In a nutshell, the new moon is an opportunity to get your shit together, let yourself and the universe know what your intentions are, and then get to work with creating what you desire. And because the new moon happens monthly, it acts a built-in reminder to set new goals each month, as well as continue working towards larger goals, and letting go of goals that no longer align.
Some people like to do this practice at the beginning of each month, which I totally resonate with too, but if you’re into aligning with the universe, then this is a great practice to begin doing.
And to help both of us start without too much fuss (aka falling down the moon rabbit hole), I recommend a few final things to seal your new moon ritual.
First, if you want to move the new moon energy through your body and further connect with that which you wish to create, then come experience a traditional moon salutation yoga sequence with me.
Second, I recommend keeping your new moon intentions close by as the next lunar cycle unfolds. In the case of goals, distance does not make the heart grow fonder, it’s remaining deeply intimate with what you want and how you want to feel. To do this, put your intentions everywhere that matters: journal, planner, desktop screen, phone screen, sticky notes on mirrors or hanging in your car.
Find places and spaces that resonate with your day and keep your intentions and affirmations there.
Lastly, and I love this one, remember that talk is cheap (aka free). Talk about what you want to create as much as possible with your family, partner, friends, co-workers, online communities, and really anyone that will listen.
The more we talk about it, the more our mind begins to believe it, and the more we believe it, the easier it is to do something about it.
Ready to start believing?
Okay moon sister, I will end this conversation here.
Happy new moon and blessings to you, xoxo.
Hey! I’m Allie.
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