Just like the Moon affects the ocean’s tides, the Moon’s waxing and waning also affects our lives. Working with the phases of the Moon is a simple and practical, and to add to your everyday life.
Not only do I read tarot but I also work with the moon phases. This is something that I have been doing for a couple of months now and I enjoy adding it to my life along with tarot. I have found this to be helpful with setting goals and staying on track with self-care. Some books that I recommend reading about the moon phases and working with the moon are Lunur Abundance and Moonology.
NEW MOON | FRESH START
The new moon represents the menstrual cycle. Think of the new moon as a fresh start, and a time when you can regain your strength to begin again. The themes surrounding the new moon are new beginnings, fresh starts, and clean slates.
Setting a clear intentions during a New Moon is the time to do it. You can use this time for a clean slate. Recharging under the energy of this new moon and mentally throw all unwanted thoughts away.
To do this, it’s best to unplug and give yourself alone time. As the moon turns dark, turn away from the draining energy of others. Don’t feel bad for canceling plans or not wanting to call, text, or be around anyone. Time to yourself is a good way to make the most of the new moon.
WAXING MOON | ACTION
Because the first quarter moon occurs a week after the new moon, we normally feel some sort of obstacles. If you set intentions during the new moon, expect to experienced challenges towards your goals. The themes surrounding this moon are challenges, decisions, and action.
Do not lose your head when things come out of nowhere. Flexibility is the best way to handle this moon phase. Keep the intentions you set during the new moon in your mind
The best way to start acting on them is to keep a to-do list and a journal. There should be a physical representation of you writing and acting out your intentions. Write yourself a daily to-do list and cross off things as you complete them.
FULL MOON | HARVEST
The first full moon in September, is when farmers traditionally harvest their crops. This is the time you should be reaping the benefits of the intentions you had set during the new moon.
During this moon phase this is a powerful time to visualize your intentions by using the energy of the Full Moon.
You will see these benefits in the form of new opportunities or even as results from the hard work done the previous week. Make sure you’re prepared and open to receiving these.
WANING MOON | LETTING GO
The themes surrounding this moon are release, letting go, and forgiveness. As the moon decreases in size, you should to be ready to let go of stuff, all grudges and anger. Purging yourself to be able to receive the new intentions you will set again during the next new moon.
A great practice during this moon is a cleanse. Clean out your home, your closet, your relationships, your computer and old habits. Look at anything that’s no longer has a purpose to you and get rid of it. Pay close attention to the unnecessary emotional and physical clutter that you my have during past cycle and rid yourself of it.
Me personally I do a monthly purge and get rid of things I held on to for a some reason in the past. Afterwards it feels great to let all of that go.
I hope you enjoyed reading this!