The phases of the Moon are a reminder that our life goes through phases as well. Whenever we are going through a mood, energy shifts - a general mental breakdown or a super creative impulse, it reminds us that these are all phases we are meant to go through and each carry their value. The phases of the Moon comfort us in each of their unique ways, and are a great tool to connect with the universe and the Devine energy that flows through all of us. As a matter of fact, these phases have put us on our spiritual journey and were in essence the true inspiration to start Moon Feels.
Good to know
A waxing moon is a growing moon towards a Full Moon
A waning moon is a fading moon towards a New Moon
Let's have a closer look at each phase and what they tell us:
New beginnings - setting intentions - fresh start
A fresh start. As the Moon cycle ends, a new one starts. Finally energy and creativity is found (again) to fuel our dreams. Take this energy and let it guide you. Make plans and decide what you want to achieve over the next 29 days. What can you do within this energy? Create a vision board, journal and mediate with crystals to strengthen your intentions.
Waxing Crescent Moon
First steps - increased energy - get planning
Get planning. What actions do you need to take, to support your intentions? Not only work or your productivity, but also in relationships and self-care. As the power of the moon builds slowly, it’s always a good time to work on things like your self confidence, compassion and self assurance. Look at your life and see where you can take little steps towards your dreams aka bring back focus.
First Quarter Moon
Take action - reflection - create opportunity
Start doing. Once intentions are set, take the following phases of the Moon to take aligned actions. This means getting out of your head and start moving. A great way to get your body moving is to do a yoga stretch in the morning. This is also a good time to think about how you want to celebrate the full moon and gear yourself up for some serious action.
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Take it to the next level - higher energy - mindfulness
Reevaluate. What haven’t you done yet and can you do now? Before it is time to give it to the universe, and letting it do it's work. What makes you feel expansive (and maybe scared or nervous), even though you know it will guide you towards where you want to go? Go get it!
Abundance - celebration - manifestation
Let all the actions you have taken, do its work for you. You have set the intention, started planning and took action. Now it is time for the universe to come into action. This time is perfect for doing rituals and spells, as it is the most powerful time of the month. It’s also a great time for things like releasing or banishing rituals, manifestation spells and meditations and a bit of admin such as charging crystals and cleansing tarot cards.
Waning Gibbous Moon
Slow down - decompress - breakthroughs
As you might have reached a high in taking action, it can be tempting to keep on going. But rather start slowing down and start taking time for self-care. Instead of taking action, let it come to you. So turn inwards and even if you want to readjust your intentions, this is the right time.
Third (Last) Quarter Moon
Declutter - release - let go
As new things have started during the New Moon, it is now time to see what doesn’t serve you anymore. What should you let go off? What might be limiting to you or cluttering your home/life?This could be things like self-limiting beliefs, fear or even just an idea that’s been stuck in your head but unable to manifest itself. Become honest with yourself and take one little step at a time, and then.. LET GO!
Waning Crescent Moon
Direct attention inwards - low energy - stillness
Just give in to doing nothing, to not having the energy. Retreat inwards and cuddle up on the couch with some tea and a blanket. You earned it. And you deserve it. And if you didn't reach your goals, don't worry.. That's completely okay, because another phase filled with new beginnings is about to commence, and you can give it another go!
Find out what Moon Phase we are in now and start connecting with Mama Moon. See how it explains what you are going through or how it can guide you to where balance lies for you. Goodluck and feel free to connect with us if you have any questions.