The moon can work in mysterious ways. Learning how to use the power of the new moon and the full moon can help to enrich and enhance our lives.
The moon has been revered and worshipped for centuries by different civilisations across the globe, which is no surprise given the power of the moon.
A new moon and a full moon hold very different energy even though they are coming from the same body in the sky. The illumination of the moon has a huge part to play in the activation of unusual reactions in ourselves and our environment. Let’s take a look at both of these to see the difference in their power.
New moons occur about once a month and are present when the moon isn’t being illuminated by the sun. New moons are often underestimated when it comes to their power and ability to help us manifest what we want in life. They are as important, if not more so than a full moon though.
During a new moon, there appears to be no moon in the sky. This happens when the sun and the moon are both aligned on the same side of the earth. Some people consider the new moon to occur when the first crescent of it appears. In spiritual work, it is best to consider the new moon to be the point when the moon isn't illuminated at all by the sun.
A new moon can be thought of as the conception date or starting point when manifesting your wishes. Without setting intentions and wishes under a new moon, a full moon can’t deliver and give birth to those wishes. So, new moons are for intention setting.
New moon rituals can include writing your intentions and wishes down on paper or saying them aloud on a new moon evening. Meditating on your wishes on a new moon night will also help to place power behind them.
A good practice to employ before undertaking new moon rituals is to smudge or cleanse the energy in your home. This creates an energetic ‘blank canvas’ in which to place your intentions and wishes.
Full moons also generally occur once a month and are present when the moon is being completely illuminated by the sun. Full moons are very powerful in their energy as the moon’s full vibrational energy is reflected onto the earth, making them extremely powerful.
Full moons are the optimum time to manifest your wishes and bring them to life. Full moon rituals can be very similar to new moon rituals whereby you can write down your wishes on a piece of paper and use them as affirmations. Another powerful ritual action is to plan how to manifest these wishes into life.
Full moon energy tends to make most of us a little hyperactive, reactive and emotional, whereas the new moon gives us a bit of a break from this type of activity. Water zodiac signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) in particular can be heavily affected by the energy of a full moon.
With the chance to use the power of two moons each month we can bring more of what we want into our lives. First, by setting our intentions under the new moon and then by manifesting these intentions into life.