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New Moon vs Full Moon Manifesting: Harnessing the Moon's Phases for Personal Growth
Manifestation With The Magic of The Moon
The moon has captivated humanity for centuries, not just as a celestial body but also as a source of mystical power. Whether you're a dedicated practitioner of astrology or someone who's just starting to explore spiritual rituals, you may find the moon's phases—new moon and full moon—to be compelling times for manifesting your desires and intentions. While both phases are powerful, they serve distinct purposes and offer different energies for manifestation.
New Moon: A Time for Intention Setting
The new moon marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle and symbolizes new beginnings. During this phase and the week leading up to it, the energy is ripe for planting the seeds of what you want to manifest in your life.
Spark New Beginnings: Use this time to get clear about your desires. Whether it's a new job, relationship, or a personal goal like losing/gaining weight, the new moon provides an opportune moment to initiate these changes.
Rituals and Recharge: New moon rituals often involve activities like journaling (especially in your Dear Universe journal), meditating, and vision-boarding. These practices help you to focus your intentions and clarify what exactly it is that you hope to manifest. The more consciousness you bring to these rituals, the more effective they will be in recharging your spiritual energy.
Full Moon: A Time for Release and Receiving
The full moon, on the other hand, represents the climax of the moon's cycle and comes with an intense, frantic energy. This phase is not about beginning new projects but about bringing existing ones to completion.
Channeling (and CALMING) Frantic Energy: The full moon’s heightened energy can be channelled into purposeful action. While the new moon is for planting seeds, the full moon is for reaping what you’ve sown.
Rituals and Creating Space: Full moon rituals often involve purging and letting go. This could be literal, like decluttering your home, or emotional, like releasing old traumas, limiting beliefs and having a big cry. By doing so, you create space for new blessings and manifestations to come into your life.
A Balanced Approach
Both new moon and full moon manifesting operate under a simple truth: If you don't consciously ask the Universe for what you want, you will miss tapping into your own potential for change—your own "manifestation superpowers," so to speak.
Harnessing the unique energies of the new moon for setting intentions, and the full moon for releasing and receiving, can bring a harmonious balance to your manifestation practices. Consider aligning your actions and rituals with these lunar phases to make the most of the energies they offer.
With Love & Gratitude,
ps. here is a link to the moon cycles for the next year: https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/