As women, we are intimately connected to the cycles of the moon, whether we realize it or not. From ancient times, the moon has been revered for its mystical and magical properties. The phases of the moon coincide with the natural rhythms of life, including our menstrual cycles, and are potent times to align our intentions with the universe’s flow. Harnessing the moon’s power can help us achieve success and manifest our dreams. In this blog post, we will dive into the science behind the moon’s impact on our bodies and energy levels. We’ll also provide practical tips and suggestions for aligning our work with the different phases of the moon, allowing us to harness its power and achieve our goals.

 

The Science of the Moon

Firstly, let’s dive into the science behind the workings of the moon.  The moon’s gravitational pull affects the tides, and it also affects the water in our bodies (we ARE made up of 70% water), which is why many women experience changes in their menstrual cycles during different phases of the moon. Additionally, the moon’s energy impacts our emotional states and our ability to manifest our desires. During a full moon, the water in our bodies is pulled towards the surface, which can cause tension and restlessness. This lunar cycle can also impact our energy levels, with the full moon bringing a surge of energy and the new moon signaling a time for reflection.  Understanding how the moon impacts our bodies and energy can help us align our intentions with the natural cycles of life.

 

Lunar Phases and Their Power

Moon Phases

Now let’s get to the fun stuff, using the moon’s power to manifest our dreams! The first step is to become familiar with the phases of the moon and how they make you feel. There are eight phases, beginning with the new moon and ending with the dark moon. Each phase has its unique energy and purpose.

The new moon is a time for planting the seeds in your metaphorical garden and declaring your intentions.  Take some time to get clear on your goals and set intentions for what you want to create in your life. The waxing moon is a time for growth and taking action toward our goals (like creating your vision board). This phase is perfect for launching a new business, networking, and taking risks.   The full moon is a time for manifestation and celebrating our successes.  Acknowledge how far you’ve come and give thanks for all your blessings.  Take a moon bath or charge your crystals by the light of the moon. Finally, during the waning moon phase, it’s time to release anything that no longer serves you. Let go of negative emotions and behaviours that are holding you back. Write down these things on a piece of paper and burn it as a symbolic way of releasing them.   It’s also a great time for tying up loose ends and completing unfinished projects.

 

A Spiritual Connection

It’s also important to connect with the moon on a spiritual level. Moon rituals can help you tap into the moon’s energy and set intentions for your success. One simple moon ritual is to simply sit outside under the moonlight and meditate. Close your eyes and visualize the moon’s energy flowing through you and into your goals. You can also create a moon altar in your home, incorporating items that represent the moon, such as crystals or candles.

 

Don’t worry if you can’t align your entire life with the moon. Even incorporating small practices can make a significant impact. For example, meditating during the full moon (this one is in my rotation) or burning sage during the new moon is a powerful way to connect with the moon’s energy. You can also use moonstone, a crystal that helps to harness the moon’s energy and promote intuition. Wearing moonstone jewelry or carrying a moonstone in your pocket can help you stay connected to the moon’s energy throughout the day.

 

The moon’s power is potent and accessible. Understanding the lunar cycle can help you align your work and achieve your goals. Remember to set clear intentions during the new moon, take action during the waxing moon, celebrate and manifest during the full moon, and release during the waning moon. Harnessing the power of the moon is an empowering practice that can help you manifest your dreams and become the best version of yourself.  So go ahead, embrace your inner moon goddess, keep your eyes on the sky, and let the magic begin!