“While in theory you can manifest your dreams
anytime, anywhere, with the right intentions
and commitment, doing your ‘manifesting work’
in tune with the Moon supercharges your dreams.”
– Yasmin Boland, Moonology
Many, many people dance to the cyclic rhythm of the Moon in order to manifest their dreams. This is nothing new. For hundreds of years, tradition and folklore have declared that each of the Moon phases are ‘good’ for performing certain activities. And you don’t need to be an astrologer or an astronomer to begin working with the Moon.
But the New Moon is arguably the most exciting part of the lunar cycle. This is because it is an invitation to set time aside to plant the seeds of your dreams. It is growing energy to set the goals and intentions you wish to create in your life.
Make a plan of action and take the necessary steps to follow through.
Write them down, draw them out, or make a vision board. What is magical about this time of the month is that it isn't something you need to force yourself to do. You’ll find ideas and inspirations coming to you from out of nowhere.
Really focus on what you want to manifest in your life - not what you don’t want (that energy belongs to the Full Moon).
But the phase of the Moon is only one aspect of working with her energy. In addition, you can also utilize where she is in her zodiac journey, creating a magical recipe for making dreams come true. Each zodiac sign has its own distinct energy and characteristics which the Moon triggers as she enters their space.
Let's use Taurus as an example. What are the themes surrounding this strong-willed animal?
Money is first and foremost on the list. This is therefore an ideal time to take a good, hard look at your finances. Tax season has just ended, and there is a good chance that while gathering all your paperwork in order you said to yourself: “next year I will….” - fill in the blank. So do it. Review your financial portfolio (or start one) and see if there is anywhere you can tweak or cut back, invest, or reinvest.
Self-worth is another big one for Taurus. Where do you fit in this big, beautiful world? What are your values and are you in alignment with them?
Last but not least, this is a time of contentment. That bull is quite satisfied out under the sun with an endless field of grass spread before her. The bull is a sensual creature – no body image issues here. Not only is Taurus feminine, but her ruling planet is Venus. She appreciates the tastes, the smells, the beauty and art that surrounds her domain. Rudolf Valentino, Audrey Hepburn and Leonardo Da Vinci were all Taurus. Do something to celebrate the gorgeous bod you have and let that beautiful person looking back at you in the mirror know how much they are loved.
In this way, not only are you using the New Moon energy during your ritual, but you are using the New Moon in Taurus energy.