Working With the Moon Phases

There is much information on how to use the moons energies during the different phases. You will hear much on manifesting with the new moon and releasing with the full moon. You can read about new moon manifesting here in an earlier post.

I have took note on the way the new moon and full moon affects my mood for a couple of years now. I’ve noticed that with the new moon I’m achy and irritable. This makes it very hard for me to be in a manifesting mood. With the full moon I feel alive, excited, and have lots of energy. Thus, it’s hard for me to release anything.

While searching for full moon releasing chant’s, I ran across a chant that was different. Usually you will hear about releasing undesirable traits or energies. This time it was geared more toward releasing your desires to the universe. That was a light bulb moment because I felt so weird releasing negativity while trying to manifest.

Then in my online searches, the dark moon came up. Another light bulb moment. Duh, that was the time when I was feeling achy and irritable.

What is the dark moon? The dark moon is the period of time between when the moon is not visible and when the first sliver of the new moon appears. So when you see the calendars marking the new moon, please remember that is the dark moon and then the new moon will actually be 1 to 2 days later.

By paying attention to my moods and how my body responds to the phases of the moon and the idea manifesting and releasing, I began to have a new understanding.

The dark moon is for releasing your negativity from your body. So honor the way you feel, nurture yourself. Take it easy with yourself. Realize this is a natural cycle.

Then after a few days, you will feel better and are now ready to start your manifesting with that first sliver of moon. Then start making steps to activate your desires with doing something toward those goals.

Then during the full moon, release all that energy to the universe and let the higher powers work their magic. During the next two weeks before the full moon, you call take stock and figure out how to take the next steps for more manifesting action.

Then you are back to the dark moon and releasing the negativity. It’s a very natural cycle that works well with our bodies.

It’s kinda like when everything in your life just clicks together and flows without much effort. Don’t laugh, sometimes things do line up like that. Maybe this is why? The stars really did line up for you, or should I say the moon.

Tonight the calendar says it’s the new moon. Remember it’s really the dark moon. So, I’m going to take it easy with myself and honor it. I’m making a plan on using that new moon tomorrow or Tuesday to start my next manifesting cycle.

Have you noticed how the moon affects your moods? It’s interesting to find out.

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Manifesting with the New Moon

What is the New Moon? A new moon is the Dark Moon: meaning the moon is not visible at this time. The Moon has just went from being full to waning which means that the illumination has decreased until it is no more. Then the process of the moons illumination begins again and is called waxing.

It is said that this cycle of the moon going from dark to full again holds a power of manifesting.

A new moon symbolizes new beginnings, new ideas, new intentions, new projects or just giving life back into an old idea. Therefore, this is an excellent time to use the moons power for our manifesting.

To take advantage of this moon’s power, one can do a simple manifestation. Make a list of what you want to flow into your life. A wish? A new intention? What do you want more of?

Hand write this on a piece of paper using strong positive language as if you already had it. Go outside and read your note out loud to the moon and then thank the universe. Store your note for future reference or make a journal entry if you like. Pay attention to thoughts, ideas, dreams, and opportunities. When they present themselves in the coming days; act on them. You will not regret it.

If you like, you can also use seeds and plant them after the ritual. You can also use birdseed and let the birds eat them afterwards.

State your wishes or intentions and then imagine them going into the seeds and your desires growing and growing.

For an example:

I will go outside to my special place in my yard and smudge. Light a candle and thank the earth mother, father sky, my spirit guides, the land spirits, ancestors, and others for all they do. I will state my intentions and desires and infuse them into the seeds. I will sit awhile and feel the power of the earth and moon and my helpers helping me with my desires and that it is already here. I will thank them all again. Offer my seeds to the land and blow my candle out.

You can make it simple or elaborate and make it your own. The note idea came from the internet. It is everywhere. And the seed idea came directly from Steven Farmer’s book, Sacred Ceremony.

The ritual/ceremony above is my idea for my simple ritual.

Another great idea, is simply to write down things that make you happy and that you want more of in your life. Keep the list with you and jot down anything in these next two weeks. The idea is to build up the ideas with manifesting power. And then on the full moon, burn this note or list. Thus releasing it with the power of the full moon. You can read this idea from this great blog.

Are you confused yet? Don’t worry, pretty soon this will make perfect sense.

Have you ever tried manifestations? Comment below with your experience or questions.