Moon Cycles Meaning and How to use their Energy

Moon Cycles Meaning and How to use their Energy

Moon Cycles are amazing to help you set goals, release negative energy, blocages and to create a structure for organizing your life. Each phase carries a specific energy which is helpful for something specific. Planning your time and activities according to the moon phases is the best way to work “smart” instead of working “hard”.

NEW MOON

The New Moon is the first phase of the Moon Cycle, which happens when the moon is positioned between the Sun and the Earth.

This phase represents new beginnings and deploys an energy conducive to the sowing of ideas and projects. If there is something you have been wishing to accomplish, take advantage of the energy released during this phase to do so. Set an intention, as if you were planting a seed and ask the Universe out loud for what you desire most. You might notice that during this Moon Phase you feel more impulsive and willing to take more risks than usual. You literally feel like you are willing to do anything in order to move forward.

New Moon Rituals

During the new moon, if you wish to take advantage of the energy de- ployed, you can organize a new moon ceremony from the comfort of your home. There are many ways to celebrate this lunar phase:

A good way to celebrate this lunar phase is to repeat your intentions, like positive affirmations. Repeat the intentions you have determined during the new moon and recite them.

Determining your intentions and desires in a clear and precise manner. You can either write them down on a piece of paper or say them out loud.

Think about all the negative relationships that you maintain and let go of them. It is important to get rid of this weight and burden that keep you from moving forward. You can also write these things down on paper and burn it after to make it more symbolic. Let go of the negative and useless in order to make space for the new and beneficial.

Purify your home with natural incense or sacred herbs (palo santo, sage, sweetgrass).

End your ceremony with a meditation. Breathe in thinking about your in- tentions and breathe out letting go of things that no longer serve you: negative thoughts, problems, stress, negative emotions, etc.

WAXING CRESCENT

The Waxing Crescent moon phase may seem like a time of hostility and resistance to growth.

It is a time when it is normal to feel that you are going through more dif- ficult times. However, this does not necessarily mean that we should suf- fer. It is a time of expectation, during which you hope that the intentions placed during the new moon will bear fruit. The Waxing Crescent Moon is a time of uncertainty and resistance, but you must keep hope and remem- ber that the path to the light is often fraught with challenges and obstacles. Do not get discouraged and keep going!

Waxing Crescent Moon Rituals

A good way to celebrate this lunar phase is to repeat your intentions, like positive affirmations. Repeat the intentions you have determined during the new moon and recite them.

Think about all the negative relationships that you maintain and let go of them. It is important to get rid of this weight and burden that keep you from moving forward. You can also write these things down on paper and burn it after to make it more symbolic. Let go of the negative and useless in order to make space for the new and beneficial.

FIRST QUARTER

The first quarter moon is a time for decision making and personal growth. Old ideas fall away and give way to new avenues. People with whom you no longer have affinity or shared values leave your life and make way for new people.

This period can sometimes seem a little sad and lonely, as you leave behind the comfort zone to grow and evolve. Nevertheless, your efforts during this time is what allows your life to take a new turn for the better.

First Quarter Rituals

During this period of growth and evolution, focus on creating constructive and positive energy.

One of the things you can do to celebrate this lunar phase and benefit from its energy is to create a small altar with stones, crystals and other precious objects to manifest the desired abundance.

You can also use sacred incense to purify and let go of the negativity en- countered during the last phase. Especially if the last phase was difficult and hostile or you experienced resistance as you grew.

Now that you know that seeds have been planted for your desires to manifest in this reality, and that they are already starting to grow, there is no need to be worried. It’s only a matter of time before your ideas become reality.

WAXING GIBBOUS

“Waxing” means that the moon is getting fuller and fuller, and “gib- bous” means that more than half of the moon is illuminated.

This lunar phase is directly related to the perfecting of your ideas and proj- ects. The buds of your ideas begin to form and give you the confirmation that the promised flowers will be in your life very soon.

This is a very exciting time, you are beginning to see your ideas and projects come to life. Your ideas are no longer just intangible concepts, you can now see them blossom into your reality. It’s the perfect time to polish things up and add all the little details you want to add to your plan.

Waxing Gibbous Rituals

This lunar phase is entirely dedicated to the physical manifestation of your ideas and desires. You begin to see the whole picture take shape.

To amplify the results of your efforts, take advantage of the energy of this lunar phase to visualize the perfect outcome.

Visualize your ideas, projects and dreams in detail. You can also stimulate all 5 senses during your visualization session to make the experience even more real.

FULL MOON

The full moon occurs when the sun illuminates the entire surface of the moon. This lunar phase symbolizes the letting go and sealing of intentions.

It is during this time that the flowers that you planted during the new moon finally emerge. During this lunar phase it is common to feel confident, strong and to see your plans and ideas clearly. You will notice that you attract new people into your life because of this confidence.

The light of the full moon is strong and allows you to see clearly where you are in your life right now. It allows you to see who is hurting you and who is helping you move forward. It’s normal for some relationships to end, or for you to distance yourself from some people during this phase.

Full Moon Rituals

This lunar phase is the one that offers the most favourable energy for the success of manifestation. You can do a meditation to let go of the ideas that limit you and to think about all the great things you have accomplished so far.

As always, the use of incense or sacred herbs is perfect for letting go and cleansing the energy of all negativity and limiting ideas. You can write down all the things you want to get rid of on a piece of paper and then burn it. For example, if you have been hurt by someone, forgive that person and burn the paper to close that door. Closing these negative events allows you to move forward.

WANING GIBBOUS

“Waning” means that the illumination of the moon is getting dim- mer and dimmer and “gibbous” means that more than half of the moon is covered with light.

This moon phase is all about gratitude. If one compares this phase with the state of the sown plant at the new moon, it would be about the sprouting of fruit on the tree. In this phase you are ready to share the knowledge and experience that you have cultivated in the last phases of growth.

Your projects, companies and ideas are now ready to be of service to others. In other words, you share the fruits of your tree with others.

Waning Gibbous Rituals

This lunar phase brings a strong energy conducive to letting go and introspection. It is the time to be calm, to rest, to reflect on life and to take care of oneself.

To amplify this energy, you can do a thorough cleaning of your house, room by room. Also take time to take care of yourself. This is the time to do those little beauty and care rituals that you don’t normally take the time to do.

If you’re holding back negative thoughts and ideas, it’s time to let go. Rest and pamper yourself.

THIRD QUARTER

This phase of the moon is mainly associated with forgiveness. For- give yourself for the things that you keep in your heart and forgive others so that you can move forward without guilt.

This moon phase could be represented by the end of the harvest season. The fruits of your efforts have been reaped, and now it is time to put away your tools and dismantle the old structures of your projects to make way for the new.

This period can sometimes seem like a time of crisis, but it should not be misinterpreted. Sometimes, it is in times of crisis that we create the most beautiful works.

Third Quarter Rituals

During this lunar phase, it is the perfect time to do some work on oneself, some personal development.

Turn your positive thoughts into positive affirmations that you can repeat every day; start writing in a journal and change old patterns of thinking

WANING CRESCENT

“Waning” means that the illumination of the moon is getting dim- mer and dimmer and “crescent” means that less than half of the moon is illuminated.

This lunar phase is usually associated with letting go. Surrender. It is during this time that you must prepare to plant new seeds for your dreams, projects and goals. Planting new seeds represents the opportunity to have a new vision. A vision of “what could be” your future.

You may feel alienated during this time, this is normal. Take some time to step back and distance yourself from others. Give yourself a chance to discover your new potential and get rid of old limiting beliefs, ideas and habits. You are now preparing for the new moon, the renewal.

Waning Crescent Rituals

Since this lunar phase is all about letting go and surrendering, it is import- ant that you apply it during your Waning Crescent ritual. Let go of remorse, regret and resentment.

Above all, let go of old dreams. Sometimes too much attachment to a dream or an idea prevents the universe from working in our favour. Re- member that nothing happens for nothing.

When you let go and trust the universe, all the magic works in your favour.

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