Posts tagged #lunar cycle

New Year, New Moon, New Adventures

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Today will see the earth and all her inhabitants enjoying the first new moon of the New Year. This time in the lunar cycle can be considered a new beginning; a time to start afresh. Many women enjoy and benefit from using the energy of the new moon to set some intentions in their life for the next 30 day cycle while also taking the time to reflect on the past 30 days. 

New Years resolutions grab a lot of headlines and that's all well and good but I have found that having small but meaningful intentions are more manageable and achieve a better success rate. And each victory, however small, leads us ever closer to the ultimate gold. For example, say your ultimate goal is to write a book. I suggest that instead of making a resolution to "write a book" which is daunting and bound to make you feel completely alone and frustrated, break it down to "write 25 pages between now and the next new moon (Thursday Feb 15)". By setting smaller goals for yourself you achieve two things - the first being that this objective won't fill you with dread (or should't) because you're not asking too much of yourself, and secondly,  the sense of pride and accomplishment you feel when you achieve it will fill you up and motivate you for the next cycle. Before you know it, you'll have written a book. 

There are lots of suggestions on the internet about how one can go about celebrating and honouring the new moon, among there are saying prayers to the moon like this one,

 

Prayer from  thegoddesscircle.net

and having a new moon bath ritual. If you're fortunate to have windows around or near your bath, make sure the curtains are open so you can let in as much natural light as possible (even if it's mostly starlight).

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source: Pinterest

source: Pinterest

 

Whether you make a conscious effort to honour and acknowledge the moon cycles with a small and intimate ceremony, or just continue on your everyday routine, the fact remains that this particular phase of the moon brings with it many gifts. 

This time is known to be the beginning of new relationships and adventures. I encourage everyone to never close their hearts or minds to either.  

Positive changes are believed to be easier to make happen now thanks to the energy of the moon and a little willpower. 

Decide what you want to achieve and focus on the 3 R's - 

 

REMAIN, RELEASE, RECEIVE

take note of what 

you're grateful for, 

what you want to release 

and what you want to

receive. 

 

I hope you find contentment, abundance and success during this lunar cycle. 

Posted on January 16, 2018 .

Snow Moon Fever

Tonight's full moon is known by many Native American people as the Snow Moon. The reason is as simple as the fact that February is generally the month that has the most snowfall. (Judging by where I live in Toronto it is very aptly named. Yesterday was a rare snow day as over 8 inches of the white stuff fell nonstop in a 24-hour period.) 

Many tribal cultures hold the moon and its cycles in extremely high regard, going so far as to time social rituals to align themselves with phases of the moon. The Temne people in Sierra Leone, currently 35% of the population and the largest ethnic group in the country, time their coming out ceremony for girls with the full moon. They believe 

“The moon is considered female, the wife of the sun.”

Here are the names of all the full moons in 2015:

January - Wolf Moon

February - Snow Moon

March - Worm Moon

April - Pink Moon

May - Flower Moon

June - Strawberry Moon

July - Buck Moon

August - Red Moon

September - Harvest Moon

October - Hunter's Moon

November - Beaver Moon

December - Cold Moon

Have you given much thought to your menstrual cycle in relation to the cycle of the moon? Did you know that Darwin theorized that menstruation was directly related to the action of the moon on the tides? 

Are you in tune with the synchronicity between your body and the lunar cycle? Do you have a 28 day cycle or thereabouts?  If so, you really should make a mental notation of the phase of the moon on the day you get your period. After that it is easy to track your changing cycle with the changing moon. Being in tune with this is empowering and can help your days and months accordingly.  Did you know that just as people read their astrological horoscope, you can also read you "Hormone Horoscope" based on where you are in your cycle. You really should check it out. 

Follow the synchronicity between the phases of the moon and the phases of your cycle. This calendar and your Feby bracelet make a perfect team! Know what to expect when you're NOT expecting!

Follow the synchronicity between the phases of the moon and the phases of your cycle. This calendar and your Feby bracelet make a perfect team! Know what to expect when you're NOT expecting!


Posted on February 3, 2015 .