Let’s go a little woo-woo today 🔮 and talk all about setting intentions using the cycle of the new moon.💫
Why set intentions in the first place?
Setting intentions will help get you focused on the right things in your life and business and will make deciding what those things actually are so much easier.
When you carve out some time to consciously think about and thoughtfully consider what you want to achieve, what you want to accomplish, what you want to be able to say you’ve created…
…it makes your next steps so much clearer and easier to take. And that makes things much more likely to actually happen!
Why is the new moon a good time to set intentions? 🤨
🌙 The lunar cycle starts in the form of the new moon and so that represents new beginnings.
🌙 The new moon is closest to the sun at this point and in shadow, so symbolically it goes into the dark and is reborn…again symbolic of new beginnings.
🌙 Energetically it’s a time of solitude, quiet, being still and turning inward, so it’s an ideal time to look inside and go deep within ourselves to identify those intentions of ours.
So you’ve got new beginnings + going within = a perfect moment in time to identify what you desire, set goals, make plans and get yourself ready to move forward and take action. 👌
How To Do a New Moon Intention Setting Ritual
1️⃣ Set up a clean and uncluttered space. Somewhere that will allow you to feel calm and is distraction free. And make it as cozy and inviting as possible: candles, blankets, extra cushions, incense…whatever makes you feel comfortable and safe.
2️⃣ Gather a pen and some blank paper (markers, highlighters and coloured pencils can be fun too just to spice things up and add a little creativity to the process.)
3️⃣ Sit comfortably in your space and take a 5 slow deep breaths to clear you mind, get centered and ground yourself. And to chill out a bit. 😝
Try repeating affirmations on the in and out breaths. For example:
💨 On the in-breath: “I am empowered to create the life I desire”, “I am manifesting my dreams” or “I am creating my most fulfilling and aligned life”.
💨 On the out-breath: “I am releasing what no longer serves me” or “It is OK for me to let go of control”.
4️⃣ When you feel ready, start writing out a detailed list of what it is you desire and want to create in your life and business. Think about what you want to manifest in the coming month, quarter and year (and even in the next several years):
—> What you want to finish or complete
—> What you want to be able to say you’ve accomplished
—> What goals you want to achieve
—> And also the things you want to feel and experience….it’s not always about getting a thing done! You want to experience life and your day to day in a certain way, so name that.
These 👆 are your intentions.
5️⃣ When you’re done your list take a moment to read what you’ve written out loud (to yourself or share it with a new-moon-intention-setting-pal.) Saying your intentions out loud infuses more power behind them and makes them more real because you’ll feel them more strongly.
Honestly that’s it! So fun and simple right? 🙂