Are you interested in exploring modern moon rituals as a way to manifest a better life and experience deeper health?
If so, you probably already know that there is tremendous power in harnessing the energy and rhythmicity of the moon. Whether you want to improve your health, your career, or your relationships, the eight phases of the moon are an intelligent and straightforward roadmap to manifestation.
When you align with these phases, you can work with natural forces to clarify and continually refine what you want to call into your life until it comes to fruition.
That said: We live in a more complicated time than when the ancient Babylonians organized the first astrological system thousands of years ago. While the phases of the moon haven’t changed, we, as a collective, have changed a lot.
The ancients used to revere the cosmos. They did so to the point where entire events were planned around what was happening in the sky. Today, we barely have time to grab another hit of caffeine before we head off to our next destination. Meanwhile carrying worries about climate change, COVID-19, and unequal gender dominance in our elections in the back of our heads. No wonder we’re burnt out and more anxious than ever.
So how do we follow the course of aligning with the great cosmic matriarchy? How do we come into tune with the moon, and all her phases?
Especially when we live in a society that doesn’t value or honor all that she represents…
It’s the million-dollar question, for sure. And it’s one that I think is going to take a lot of gritty self-reflection as a society to answer. But until we get there, we have to be honest with ourselves on an individual level and ask:
How have I, personally, played into this system of overworking and undervaluing time, space, and rest? And what can I do about it now?
While the moon has its magic, manifestation is a process that we participate in. But we have to map moon cycles and use them if we want to unlock our own healing magic.
We can reclaim the power that all phases of the moon offer us. We now have the opportunity to reclaim even the parts that aren’t traditionally honored and respected. By doing so, we drop into the natural rhythmicity of our world, begin to trust divine timing and develop resilience and emotional well-being.
Tuning in to the phases of the moon provides a framework to turn to over and over again. Even when it seems like nothing is happening on the outside just yet. It can empower you to find peace and understanding in the unfolding of our lives.
To understand how to create our own modern moon rituals that align with where we are at this point in history, we have to understand what each of the moon phases is asking of us—and then embrace it.
In my next post, we’ll dive into the eight phases of the moon. I’ll also share how to align with the energy and potential of each one in the manifestation process. In the meanwhile, want to learn more about the moon and how to work with her phases? Check out my book, Cosmic Health: Unlock Your Healing Magic with Astrology, Positive Psychology, and Integrative Wellness.