By Liz, wishing I was somewhere warm right now…
One of my favorite things about my Full Moon Mysteries is getting to incorporate moon stuff and crystals into the mysteries. Since I’ve talked a lot about crystals here, I thought I’d spend some time on the moon.
I’ve always been fascinated by the moon phases and the lunar cycle and the power it holds. I never really dug in to what it all meant until the last couple of years as I was doing my research for the books. As part of that research, I started going to moon circles – after I was lucky enough to meet some people at my yoga studio who held them. They were usually done around either the new or the full moon, and they were incredible experiences. We did a lot of manifesting, a lot of intention sharing, and one night we even called in a storm.
I also learned that each of the moon phases mean something energetically – it’s not just about the new and full moons.
My Moonology daily planner has exercises you can do to prepare for the new and full moons, which is really helpful to get my intentions and wishes down on paper, and also for noting the things I want to let go. It also helped me get the eight moon phases straight:
- New Moon – new beginnings, planning for our future
- Crescent Moon – great time to manifest our intentions
- First Quarter Moon – halfway between the new and full moon, and a time when we need to commit to our new moon goals. Also a time when crises could arise
- Gibbous Moon – brings up lots of emotions
- Full Moon – the time to surrender our wishes
- Disseminating Moon – all about breathing and letting go
- Third Quarter Moon – More learning experiences, reflecting and letting go
- Balsamic Moon – Healing and soothing time
One tool I found super helpful was moonsightplanner.com – a digital calendar that gives you the lunar calendar daily and summarizes what each part of the cycle means from a productivity perspective, as well as the astro transits. It’s so cool to realized that how your mood corresponds with the cycle – for example, if you’re feeling unproductive it could be a void moon, a day in which more contemplation than action is suggested.
The next full moon is Thursday, the 28th. It’s a full moon in Leo, and it’s supposed to be pretty intense. It’s a great time to make a list of that which you want to let go of (and we probably all have a lot of those things left over from 2020). I’m going to be doing that before Thursday to help me move into the rest of the new year with a clean slate.
Readers, what do you want to let go of this full moon? Tell us below!