The Moon is a powerful force of nature that has been used for centuries to manifest or remove things from people’s lives. By paying attention to natural occurrences, such as the Moon, we can begin to create a shift that aligns our bodies, minds, and souls with the organic ebbs and flows that occur in our natural world.
There are four primary phases of the Moon: New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, and Last Quarter.
The New Moon is the first lunar phase when the Moon is not visible. After the New Moon, is a period called the waxing period, where the Moon builds its pull and energy again. This is the optimum time to set an intention and attract or begin to manifest something into your life. You can do this any time during the waxing period because during this time the energy from the Moon is building up to the strongest day which is the day of the Full Moon.
After the Full Moon, the waning period begins. This is the period where the Moon begins to decrease its pull. In this period you can let go of something unwanted in your life or things you may be holding onto which you wish to let go of. During the periods of the waxing or waning Moon, you can use tools like grids and meditation to add power to your intention. To enhance this, meditate while visualizing the Moon's energy pulling through your crown chakra and into your solar plexus chakra. Allow the energetic power to flow through you and take effect on whatever you are trying to achieve. This should be done nightly during the phase of the Moon you're working with. The day of the Full Moon is the strongest day if you are attracting something, and after the Full Moon if you're letting go of something.
If you have any doubts about the power of the Moon, look at things that are naturally influenced by the phases of the Moon: Mating seasons for animals, the tidal force of the ocean, migration, and navigation of animals. Our planet is stabilized by the gravitational pull of the Moon. Without the Moon, the Earth would experience extreme seasonal changes bringing unimaginable weather and another potential ice age. These examples hold an undeniable truth about the power we can harness through Moon energy.
Allow the power and energy of the Moon to flow through your beautiful existence to help you during your time on this Earth. Don’t forget, you can also use the Full Moon to charge your crystals for use in your grids!
With Love and Light,
Katherine McBride, C.P.C.
Reiki Master / Teacher
Karuna Reiki® Master / Teacher
Certified Life Coach