The character of our dear Moon Mother is highlighted with each of her phases – each phase allowing connection with a different energy within her cycle. Setting specific intentions with each phase of the moon creates an opportunity to live intentionally, allowing you to bring meaningful and deep transformation into your life.
The moon constantly changes, gently teaching us that change is not something to fear but rather to embrace. As she grows, she invites in new energy and opportunities. As she wanes and moves into darkness, she releases her shadows. Connecting with your inner moon goddess allows for deep transformation and creation through the moon cycle.
Set a new moon intention. You could consider beginning a new practice or creating a new moon ritual to give energy to your intention. Setting intentions can be difficult, but there are a few things to keep in mind that will make the process easier. It must be something you deeply care about. For example, setting the intention to make more money won’t fuel your willpower, however saying you’d like to find a career you are passionate about and enjoy doing will be motivating. Another thing to keep in mind is that the intention must be personal. You cannot set an intention that is outside of yourself. Lastly, you must live as if your intention already exists. Using I am statements, transform the way you think and feel, rather than saying I will or I want to be.
Waxing Crescent Moon
By the crescent moon, you have patterned your mind to think of your intention as already coming to life. During the crescent moon phase, begin to feel as though your intention has manifested. Feel the emotions associated with your intention filling your body. Create an I am statement that embodies the emotions you feel from acting as though your intention is brought to life. It may be something as simple as I am energized or I am happy.
First Quarter Moon
It’s at this phase you want to accelerate your intention. What can you do to take action to support your intention? This is the most powerful time to be proactive and physically create your intention in the world. Make an I am statement that motivates you each morning to take action and use your power to create all that you imagined. I am motivated to create health or I am able to create anything I imagine may be useful mantras.
Waxing Gibbous Moon
This is the moon phase where you have to surrender to the universe. You have the power to create anything you imagine in your life, however the universe will guide you when you are holding onto desires that aren’t in your best interests. It’s this time that you may realize that your intention may come to fruition in a way that was different than you envisioned it would, and that is okay. During this time, you must open yourself to the possibility of that. Use an I Am statement that allows this surrender, such as I am open to receiving guidance from the Universe.
The full moon is the time to release what no longer serves you. You might have noticed old habits, beliefs or patterns that were blocking your ability to fully embody your intention during the first half of the moon phase. The full moon gives you the chance to release those old ways and come face to face with these issues so you no longer need to hold onto them. Have a full moon ritual and release those tendencies so you can continue move forward in the life you are creating now. Create an I am statement that encourages you to heal from past wounds and accept they no longer serve you, such as I am healed or I am releasing the beliefs instilled in me from my family and friends.
Waning Gibbous or Disseminating Moon
During this moon phase, as you come face to face with your shadows that have held you back, address them with an open heart. Don’t shy away from any emotions, negative behaviors or thoughts that arise, but rather welcome them and use them as an opportunity to learn and grow. Express gratitude that you are realizing how past experiences, beliefs and habits have influenced your life up to this point. Make an I am statement that shows gratitude for the experiences, such as I am learning from past experiences and transforming into a new way of thinking or I am forgiving.
Last Quarter Moon
At the third quarter moon, you have taken action to create your intention and to remove any obstacles that were in your way. At this point you should have made progress in bringing your intention to life. You might notice your intention is coming to life slowly, but surely, possibly in a way different that you initially thought. In this phase, you can take action to move forward in the way the universe is guiding you. I am seeing clearly and know the next steps I need to take or I am on my true path, might be helpful mantras for this phase.
Waning Crescent or Balsamic Moon
Before entering into the next moon phase, it is important to give thanks for all that you’ve learned, achieved and changed during this cycle. Use this last period of the moon phases to give thanks for the guidance you’ve received and the knowledge you have to move forward. I am grateful for all the universe gives me or I am connected to the Divine are powerful mantras for this phase.
As you come to the next new moon, you can adjust your original intention or set a new intention. Living in tune with the moon is a powerful way to connect with the energy of the Divine and Mother Nature.
Connect to the moon and to the grandmother guiding wisdom with Kiss the Earth (La Luna) by Ajeet Kaur from her album, Haseya. It is a song of love, letting go, and embracing the wisdom and magical mystery of life.
For one full cycle of the moon, we are gathering in the spirit of sisterhood, love, support, awareness, and growth. We will claim this time to reflect, reset and go deeper into practices to support you as a woman.