How to work with the phases and cycles of the moon to design and live the life you want.
A new moon, tarot, and astrology practice.
The moon is our cosmic reminder to focus on designing the life we want to live. We can work with the phases and cycles of the moon to improve our relationships, finances, health, and more. Each new moon cycle intertwines with the next in a spiral of wisdom bringing light to the unknown of the future.
A new moon cycle is the approximately 29.5 days the moon takes to orbit the earth. I like to refer to this cycle as of this as a moonth because it is like a calendar month and it’s fun to say. The moon transits through all 12 zodiac signs each moonth spending 2.5 days in each sign. The Sun spends about 30 days in each sign.
There are eight moon phases. We will focus on five phases and use the metaphor of the life cycle of a plant. This will help us to visualize how our intentions develop over the course of a moon cycle. We start with planting seeds of intention at the new moon. We nurture the plant to grow at the waxing moon. We celebrate when the plant blossoms with a flower. We weed the plant to give it room to release at the waning moon. Finally, we receive the seeds of the next plant at the dark moon.
What to do at the new moon?
The new moon is an optimal time to set intentions, make wishes, or goals.
The New Moon is 0 - 3 days of the Sun and Moon Conjunction
Sun and Moon are 0º apart
Moon Rises: Sunrise | Sets: Sunset
The new moon happens when the sun and moon are conjunct 0º apart in the sky. When the sun and moon align in the same zodiac sign, their energy focuses on one area. This makes the new moon an optimal time to set intentions, make wishes, or goals. When setting intentions free write what you want. The intentions can big or small. It is ideal you limit them to ten. Consider writing the same intention from different perspectives. This will hone the energy in that area. Working with this practice for a year will have you touching on every aspect of life. Card 1 of moonthly spread.
What to do at the waxing moon?
The waxing moon is an optimal time to review and nurture your intentions. We can do this by developing them into SMART goals.
The Waxing First Quarter Moon is
7 - 10 days after the New Moon
Sun and Moon are 90º apart
Moon Rises: Noon | Sets: Midnight
The first quarter waxing moon happens when the sun and moon are 90º apart in the sky. This relationship creates a catalyst into action. The waxing moon is an optimal time to review and nurture our intentions. We can do this by developing them into SMART goals. Review your new moon intentions and pick one to three you would like to focus on making into reality. Determine what actions you will have to take. How you will fit the action into your schedule. Planning and dedication are of utmost importance. Please note: some intentions can come to life in as little as 2 weeks (new moon to full moon cycle) others can take years. The idea is to have something that motivates and mobilizes you to realize your dreams. Card two of moonthly spread.