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Tuning into the energy of the new moon (and the full moon!) can help us to manifest our dreams and goals in life.
Really, honoring the moon cycles as a whole and learning to work with them can be so transformational.
Our ancestors paid great attention to the moon cycles and planned much of their life and survival around its cycles. We can gain a lot from honoring their example and applying the same collaborative energy to our modern lives.
You can start by manifesting with the new moon!
For starters, lets briefly go over all the different moon phases and what they symbolize.
New Moon – Dream and Manifest:
New beginnings, setting intentions, setting goals, making plans and planting seeds
Crescent Moon – Forward Motion:
Plan out details, envision plans, begin to move forward
1st Quarter – Action and Follow Through:
Momentum, taking action, following through on commitments and intentions
Gibbous Moon – Refine:
Align, refine, make adjustments, be patient
Full Moon – Release and Illuminate:
Let go of what is no longer needed, shedding, illuminating what is not serving us
Disseminating Moon – Gratitude and Acceptance:
Self-analysis, introspection, reflecting on what you’re grateful for
3rd Quarter – Acknowledge and Surrender:
Let go, surrender to source, trust the path, acknowledge the abundance in your life
Balsamic Moon – Rest and Recharge:
Further surrender, recharge, rest, replenish
Of course, we can practice manifesting, taking action, resting and releasing at any time. However- when we sync these actions up with the complimentary moon cycle, we can amplify the power behind our intentions and are likely to find more success.
Best Crystals for the New Moon:
- Selenite– Connecting to our angels, clearing our space and our aura
- Citrine– Good luck, attracts abundance, success and an overall good manifesting stone
- Labradorite– Amplify and strengthen spiritual awareness
- Black Moonstone– New beginnings & protection
- Rose Quartz– Promotes self love
- Black Onyx Butterfly – Regular use to absorb negative energy
Best Oils for the New Moon:
Best Planner and Journal for New Moon Manifesting:
Magic of I Astrological Planner -this is the planner I use for my daily planning and goal setting. Its not just a planner but a full on guide of how to work with the planets and moon cycles to manifest in your life. Its packed with useful information about the specific cycles for the year and when is the best time to manifest, rest, plan, etc.
Magic of I Lined Journal -this vegan leather journal is a wonderful companion to the astrological planner. Its beautiful and dipped in magic 😉 it comes in 7 different colors and a few different sizes.
Magic of I Astrological Planner and Lined Journal Bundle -(recommended) with this bundle you can get both the planner and the bundle together and save some $. One of the best purchases I’ve made in the last year! Wouldn’t be sharing it if not.
New Moon Manifesting Ritual: Setting Your Intentions with the New Moon
With every new moon, we are given an opportunity to start fresh and set new goals. It’s the most powerful time to set our intentions and map out what we want to manifest- either short term, long term, or both! It’s up to you. I encourage you to harness the energy of new beginnings that comes along with each new moon and use this time to get clear about what you want to bring into your life.
Journal, Pen, Candles, Crystals, Oils, Herb Bundle to Burn, Incense, Oracle or Tarot Cards
Step 1: Prepare Your Sacred Space
Find a quiet and inspiring place to sit, free from distractions or interruptions. Set out your crystals, oils, incense and other sacred items around you.
Step 2: Clear the Space
Burn your favorite cleansing herb. Sage or palo santo (ethically sourced of course), lavender, mugwort or lemongrass- some of my favorites. Use the smoke to cleanse your space and your aura. Light a candle- beeswax candles are my favorite for this since they cleanse and purify the air. They also connect us to divine feminine energy which is great for accepting our manifestations.
Step 3: Ground Your Energy
I have a complete guide on this here, but for starters- connect to your breath. Take a few deep breaths and allow those breaths to fill and nourish your entire body- head to toe. Envision grounding roots growing from your tailbone and extending into the glowing core of the earth. Next envision a golden light flowing in from the top of your head all the way through your body and down your grounding roots and into the earth. Take another deep breath and allow any tension to be released.
Step 4: Intention Setting
In your journal, write down some reflections or realizations you have about the last moon cycle.
Did you learn any major lessons or have any major breakthroughs? Write them down.
Ponder over what you’d like to manifest currently. Be specific with your intentions.
List out your goals, intentions behind each goal, and overall vision you have for what you’d like to call in with this next moon cycle. Dream big!
Again, light your herb bundle and smoke cleanse over yourself and your journal with the intention of clearing any unseen blocks that may be in the way of your manifesting.
Step 5: Meditation
After getting clear on your intentions, spend some time in meditation. Can be long or short- just dedicate time to visualizing and planting the seeds of your intentions.
Allow yourself to visualize and see yourself taking the small actions that will lead to bringing your manifestation to reality.
Step 6: Embody
See yourself receiving the things you want to manifest. Imagine how you will feel when you receive it. Tap into this feeling often and allow yourself to feel as if you’ve already received that which you’re manifesting.
Step 7: Surrender
Learning how to surrender is one of the most powerful things you can do to amplify your manifestations. When we have an energy of desperation, it signals to the universe that we think we don’t have enough. You might be thinking “but I DON’T have enough” and that may be true, but on an energetic level- you have everything you need to make it happen and get to the next level.
So practice elevating your energy to match what you want to receive.
And then SURRENDER. Do not attach to any outcome, but trust that it has already been done. Allow the universe to work in your favor and believe that it will happen.
Confidence comes from surrender!
You might also like:
- Using Full Moon Ritual to Release and Create Space in Your Life
- Best Crystals for Protection
- How to Ground Yourself for Balance, Protection & Inner Peace
Amplify Your New Moon Manifesting Ritual
If you have an oracle or tarot deck- pull a few cards and tune into what this new moon energy has for you.
You can pull four cards and lay them out in a “1, 2, 3, 4” position.
Card 1 will represent the past.
Card 2 will reveal what needs releasing.
Card 3 will represent the energy surrounding your new intention(s).
Card 4 will represent what you need to focus on next, or perhaps the next step.
Hopefully this new moon manifesting guide was helpful for you! What are you manifesting this moon cycle? Let me know in the comments!