How to Use the Lunar Cycles to Set Powerful Intentions and Manifest Your Dreams
Updated: Oct 13
Have you ever felt the urge to pull back from reality and spend some time alone?
Or maybe you felt inspired to take massive action towards reaching your goals.
Even if you didn't act upon these urges, if we matched the dates of when you rested or took inspired action, to the lunar cycle they'd most likely fall within specific phases.
If we take a peek into agriculture we will find that farmers have been using the cycles of the moon and it's position as the structure to their schedule since humans started growing their own food.
Australian scientist and biologist, Bill Mollison said, “permaculture is the philosophy of working with, rather than against nature.”
The gravitational pull of the sun and moon affects the ocean's tides as well as the amount water within plants and the ground.
The ocean tides are highest during the new and full moon.
Since seeds absorb the most water during this time farmers sow during the new moon. They stop planting during the last quarter phase and focus on improving soil, weeding, mulching, etc.
So why is this so important?
Since 60% of our body consists of water we are also impacted, just like the expanding ocean and the devouring seed.
It's time that we use this ancient wisdom to sync our humanistic behavior to dance with the moon's essence to create a life beyond our wildest dreams.
When we are trying to create or manifest something within our lives it's advantageous for us to coalesce our behaviors and patterns to the lunar cycle.
The 8 phases are: new moon, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent.
The new moon is where the magic begins. There's a 48 hour window to maximize the energy of the new moon for the month to come.
I would suggest finding a new moon practice to use as a guide while creating space for your spirit to also lead you.
When we surrender to the present moment while allowing the Divine to guide us we awaken to the the magic of God's presence.
During a new moon the sun and moon come into alignment. The masculine (yang) energy of the sun merges with the feminine (yin) essence of the moon.
This is the time to plant seeds of intention around what we want to feel, become, experience, receive, or create.
“Intention is not something you do,” says Dr. Wayne Dyer, “but rather a force that exists in the universe as an invisible field of energy—a power that can carry us. Our intention creates our reality.”
There are 3 waxing phases; crescent, first quarter, and gibbous that lasts about 14 days.
The waxing crescent is when you want to start your projects by breaking down your goals and adding action steps.
This is a great time to bring in new people and relationships to support your vision as the energy starts to build.
Visualization meditations are a great tool to incorporate.
During the first quarter we want to accelerate progress. This phase is about utilizing the ambitious energy of the moon's formation by taking massive action towards our goals.
The waxing gibbous starts 3 days before the full moon. Since the moon is almost at its fullest formation it's imperative to be effective while continuing to add to what you've been building.
We are naturally in a hasted state during the full moon while our emotions are heightened. During this time we want to incorporate a gratitude practice to acknowledge all that has reached its fullest formation.
As we say goodbye to the full moon we start to slow down as we step into the waning cycle. This includes waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent.
The last quarter is the time we start to let go and release. The energy during this time supports introspection to find unsupportive patterns.
We are asked to start observing what we might need to let go of and remove from our life that is no longer serving us. During this waning phase it's not wise to start new projects.
Tying up loose ends from the last cycle is recommended before moving into the last quarter.
The waning crescent phase is the most introverted phase. Use this time to withdrawal your energy and isolate yourself from others.
Release that which no longer serves you and holds you back from your fullest expression. It could be a release of suppressed emotions, letting go of limiting beliefs, breaking unhealthy patters, or ending toxic relationships.
During this time we are making space for the new that we will be calling in during the coming cycle.
If we are suppressing unpleasant emotions or creating resistance with unsupportive beliefs the seeds of intention we plant during the new moon will never be able to grow into a beautiful garden mirroring your desires.
My Divine friend I hope that you use the wisdom and feminine essence of the moon to help you create a life beyond your wildest dreams.
You definitely deserve it!