A cyclical guide to realizing your dreams.
As a Divine Feminine cyclical being, you can tune into the wisdom of your Menstrual Cycle (in bleeding years) and the Lunar Cycle (when not bleeding) to manifest clearly set intentions. This outline guides you on a journey to cultivate a conscious relationship with your inner and outer rhythms.
"It's all happening" - Almost Famous
Learn how to let it all in.
In this guide, you will learn how to harness the power of the Lunar and your Menstrual Cycles to bring your deepest desires to life. Expand your awareness, unleash your inner power, get clear about what you want and continually release what no longer serves you.
You're doing it right.
As you explore this guide, remember that there is no right or wrong way to play with these energies. Feel into your creative solution in each present moment.
Your Menstrual Cycle may or may not always feel aligned with the Moon.
You may or may not have a Menstrual Cycle.
You are perfect.
By tuning into your inner and outer rhythms, you're accessing more information to decide what is best for you in each moment - your Divine Feminine wild power!
Reach out with questions and share your experiences with me on Facebook and Instagram. Every cycle, every day, is different but we can learn a lot from each other's experiences.
Prioritize your inner rhythms.
This practice will feel different depending on how your inner (Menstrual) and outer (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall) seasons align with the current Lunar Cycle and other astrological events. Please always adapt and make this journey your own. Read more about the different phases of your Menstrual Cycle and how they affect your experience on the My Moon Magic Women's Health Blog.
Your inner rhythm is #1
I realized recently, while bleeding with the Full Moon (which felt less aligned energetically than with the New Moon) that I thought I was "missing out" by following my body instead of the Moon. That was a huge revelation and had to be shared here. I thought that if I followed the wisdom of my body, that I would be missing out on something. I promise, you and I never will.
Seasonal, lunar and other astrological energies.
Everything is energy an everything is connected. You may start to notice a difference in how the Full Moon or your Ovulation feels in the Summer versus the Winter or when certain planets are aligned. Tune into what feels best for you everyday, honoring all of your inner and outer seasons.
Each Menstrual Cycle, a woman experiences the energies of all four seasons. Learning to love each inner season can make navigating the outer seasons much more magical.
Winter - Menstrual - New Moon
Rest, Detach, Surrender, Restore, Receive, Journal, Vision
Spring - Follicular - Waxing Moon
Make Plans, Experiment, Play, Explore
Summer - Ovulation - Full Moon
Open Up, Connect, Attract, Flow
Fall - Luteal - Waning Moon
Get Things Done, Let Go, Nest, Separate
A sacred tool of self-trust.
You may find that there are different thoughts, feelings and activities that feel better in different phases of the Moon and your Menstrual Cycle. After tracking the Moon and your Menstrual Cycle for a while, you'll find that things get done when they're meant to and even better than if you would have forced them. I call this, living in the flow.
Your super sidekick for manifesting with the Moon is called The Bleed List. Read the My Moon Magic Women's Health Blog: The Bleed List, a better feeling To-Do List to learn how to rest + restore + rejuvenate the way you really crave while knowing when to follow inspired action to get things done!
Use The Bleed List with The Manifesting with the Moon Course and Moon Phases to live in the flow and manifest your desires.
Intentional living with the Moon.
Deepen your alignment with your intentions through the Lunar and your Menstrual Cycles.
Gain even more clarity and momentum.
It's time to apply your shiny, clear intentions to the manifestational magic of each month's lunar cycle. Remember to adapt the energies and honor your Menstrual Cycle first. There is never any pressure to "do" anything. When you're living life in the flow, it's most likely already happening intuitively and you'll see that more as you magnify hindsight with gratitude.
Follow your inner rhythms, honor the planetary seasons and be aware of other astrological influences as you feel into what is best for you in each phase of the Moon.
New Moon - Aware
You may become more aware of what you do not want. Even if you are Ovulating, the dark of the New Moon may not feel like the most coherent time to perfect your intentions, use it as a time to feel for what is coming up and trust that you'll have plenty of time for clarity over the next few days. This is a perfect time to be general about what you would prefer. There is great inspiration for change here.
Action: Go slow and prioritize self-care. In the darkness of the New Moon, light a candle to
illuminate your path in this next lunar cycle. Add any grievances to your Dump List and revisit it in a few days.
Intention Example: There is great inspiration for change here.
Waxing Crescent Moon - Intend
For about a week between the New Moon and the First Quarter Moon, you have the opportunity to refine your intentions. This is a time of new beginnings, openness and hope.
Action: Create some quiet time (if you're busy, this can be pausing in the car before you drive home or on a bathroom break at work) and think about changes, gifts or manifestations you would like to attract into your life. If lost, ask for guidance from your spirit squad. Cleanse yourself and your space with sage or palo santo.
Intention Example: I bloom at my own pace.
If you are about to bleed as the Moon is filling back up, you may feel more aligned with the energy of the Waning Crescent Moon. Skip ahead, flip it around, make it work for you.
First Quarter Moon - Action
The Moon will appear half full and you will know that it is time to take a step toward your dreams. It's time to focus, ride the momentum and face your fears.
Action: Choose one intention and commit to taking an inspired action (not a forced to-do or "should') towards making it a reality within the next 24 hours. Tell one trusted soul your action for accountability and celebration.
Blend the Moon Phases with your Menstrual Cycle. If you're closer to your Deep Luteal Phase during the First Quarter Moon, take action by letting something go (honoring Last Quarter Moon energy).
Waxing Gibbous Moon - Refine
As the Moon continues to fill and you approach the next Full Moon manifestation, it is time to fine tune both your intentions and your alignment with them. With increased clarity, celebrate what is showing up, refine, adapt and align.
Action: Allow a quiet moment to ask for signs of how you can better align with your intentions. Use a divination tool like oracle cards, tarot, or a pendulum for clear instructions on moving forward. This can be an empowering moment to visit your Dump List and see what beliefs you are ready to release. Read through your intention, change parts that don't light you up and make it even more personally specific.
Full Moon - Gratitude
The illumination of the Full Moon may begin to fulfill your New Moon intentions AND help you see what blocks to release. It is a time to pause and reconnect to how your New Moon intentions are manifesting. Celebrate what is showing up, clarify further and recognize what limiting thoughts and beliefs to release.
Action: Let the Moon's special relationship with water amplify any intentions that have not
manifested fully by writing down the intentions you're still cultivating and place the paper in a bowl of water under the moon light. Extra witchy: if you are bleeding with the Full Moon, add menstrual blood to that container and bury it in the earth the next day.
Waning Gibbous Moon - Reflect
As we depart the brilliance of the Full Moon energy, keep yourself proactively in the flow with self-care, any bit of "me time" that you can carve out.
Action: Before you meditate, ask for guidance on your progress, or lack of, in aligning with your intentions. Compassionately receive that information without judgement and allow the
course to unfold. A bath with essential oils or herbs will allow extra time for reflection, meditation and alignment with your deep, inner wisdom.
Intention Example: I am connected, even when it feels like I'm not.
The Moon is waning but your inner rhythms may be ramping up, moving toward your Follicular or Ovulation Phase. Connect with the Waxing Gibbous energy instead if that better reflects where you are.
Crystals for the Waning Moon Phase
Separate the clear from the turbid with epic Agate guru bead on The Queendom Mala.
Feel safe to be your unique self with the blend of empowering crystals in The Waning Moon Mala.
Stay aligned with your desires as Tourmaline protects your vibe in The Love + Attraction Mala.
Last Quarter Moon - Release
This is a gentle step-by-step practice to explore each month, intentions don't need to be resolved or completed all at once. You are on a cyclical journey and may revisit some things many times from different perspectives. Today is a day to reflect and make some space. Release, surrender and let go.
Action: Choose something to remove from your life that is no longer serving you (something from your Dump List, a physical object, personality trait or relationship). Write it on a piece of paper and burn it to connect with your Goddess Kali energy of birth, death and renewal.
If you are closer to Deep Luteal, this will probably feel aligned. If you are cruising into Ovulation, you may feel more aligned with the First Quarter energy of taking action on one thing instead.
Waning Crescent Moon - Allow
Nearing New Moon energy, just like Deep Luteal in the Menstrual Cycle, it can seem like the inner critic has a megaphone! Remember that becoming aware of what you most definitely do not want will clarify and fine-tune your desires - this energy is FOR you. Breathe into acceptance, forgiveness and allow everything to work out for you.
Action: Lay down and mentally scan each art of your body, take notice of any areas where you feel resistance. Be present with anything you feel and offer it love. Your body is so wise and strong - for the next few days, tune deeply into its messages. On the clarifying journey from this Last Quarter Moon back to the New Moon, carry Rose Quartz with you for love and support.
Dark Moon - Rest
This portal before the New Moon and next lunar cycle is dedicated to simply being. Rest, prioritize self-care and reflect. Take everything in, relax, do nothing. Allow yourself space and time to simple be.
Action: Follow The 1% Rule: if you live a busy life, imagining your dream self-care day and give yourself 1% of that today. It is incredibly powerful to pause for one deep breath before getting out of your car or to ask your family to do the dishes while you take some "me time." In those carved out, self-care moments, place a quartz crystal on your Third Eye and allow its subtle energy to wash over you, heal you and calm you.
Own your truth.
You've learned about the Lunar and Menstrual Phases + how to fully live intentionally. You have a lot of information on your inner and outer rhythms to play with.
Don't use any of it as an excuse.
Share honestly when something does or does not feel right for you instead of blaming it on The New Moon, Deep Luteal...or Mercury Retrograde.
Try this out, "No thank you, that doesn't feel right for me." Period. End of sentence. Your
compassionate, deep, inner wisdom is enough of a reason if anyone needs one.
When you prioritize your inner wisdom + truth, you strengthen your sense of self-trust.
Questions + Comments?
Contact me or leave a note in the comments below, We are all mirrors for watch other, every cycle is different and I am here for you!
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