Word Of The Week – Moon Phases
Whether it is starting something new, or re-evaluating things in life, there is always the optimal time to do so according to the moon phase. So, why not use it to make the most of it and awaken your magic? Here is all you need to know about the moon phases:
1. New Moon
It’s the beginning of a new phase, a fresh creative impulse that can offer bright solutions to the problems of the previous cycle. However, before things are put into motion, the New Moon moment offers a space of stillness, a white page where anything could happen. It can be difficult for those of us who like to be in charge because New Moons are times of uncertainty when it’s best to reflect and to set our intentions for the future more than to take decisive action.
Which rituals should you do during the New Moon?
A new moon for a new beginning. If you want to start working on a new project, trying to accomplish a new goal, or even trying to take a new step forward – then this is the perfect moon phase to set your intentions. Setting your intentions can help you let go of past patterns and perspectives that have been holding you back, and it can also help you to start a new chapter of your life, with a fresh outlook.
Here is a list of upcoming New Moons this year:
It’s not too late to work on meeting your goals, because there is plenty of time until the year ends! Use the power of the New Moon to make a breakthrough, and make yourself proud by accomplishing your goals.
- 27th October
- 26th November
- 26th December
2. Waxing Moon
One week after the New Moon, it’s the perfect time to act upon the intentions that we’ve set. The Moon is now moving away from the Sun and receiving more and more light: we’re increasingly energized to put our ideas into practice. The process that began one week before is now progressing and we might get a strong feeling that things are moving forward. Direct action is the name of the game in this phase! It’s a great time for investing in an idea or project that we’ve only been flirting with until now.
Which rituals should you do during the Waxing Moon?
In this moon phase, the moon is slowly progressing from a new moon towards a full moon. This is the perfect time to take that first step and make attraction related rituals. That new job, new lover, promotion, or even just attracting extra cash – this is the perfect time to attract what you need in your life.
Here is a list of upcoming Waxing Moons this year:
- 5th October
- 4th November
- 4th December
3. Full Moon
Two weeks after the New Moon, we’ve reached the half and the peak of the cycle: the moment when what has been unfolding until now is being fully realized. The bold moonlight brings to surface our progress from the past two weeks and, in a more general sense, from the past 6 months, since the New Moon that took place in this Full Moon’s sign.
Which rituals should you do during the Full Moon?
Depending on how things have been working out for us, be it through personal effort, divine inspiration or ideally both, this is either a time of celebration or of reconsideration. Either way, it can get intense. Try not to put yourself down for what has passed- if possible, postpone any self-critique tendencies for when the Full Moon passes, your head clears again and you can look back at the situation with more calm.
The journey of the moon is at its end when the moon is finally full. This is the time that your goals should be accomplished, and it’s a time for celebration. All gratefulness rituals are perfect during this moon phase. Also, any self-improvement rituals, as well as increasing motivation rituals, are all great choices during this specific time.
Here is a list of upcoming Full Moons this year:
- 13th October
- 12th November
- 12th December
4. Waning Moon
One week after the Full Moon, light has waned enough for Luna to appear diminished in the sky. The next phase of the cycle comes naturally: after something flourished or came to a conclusion (Full Moon), we wind down, relax and start reflecting on what has passed. It’s a receptive phase that doesn’t encourage us to start something new but to analyze the past weeks and the past half of the year to find out successful points, as well as flaws in our strategy. What have you been nailing? What needs improvement? Now we’re supported to shed things that no longer serve our well-being and our growth, as well as to bask in the afterglow of the seductive Full Moon.
Which rituals should you do during the Waning Moon?
This is the time when the moon transitions from a full moon to a new moon. This moon phase’s focus is one of releasing energy. This is the perfect time to cleanse your tools, cleanse yourself with candle magic, and making protective rituals for yourself and your home. During this time it’s very easy to be affected by all the energy that is released, and your vibes to be lowered, which is why making protective rituals for yourself and your home are the best choice during this moon phase.
Here is a list of upcoming Waning Moons this year:
- 21st October
- 19th November
- 18th December
And if you are unsure where exactly we are in the month you can check this cool tool below: