Making Intentions with a New Moon
New Moons are a great time to set intentions, plant gardens, and perform actions in relation to what you would like to grow or manifest over the upcoming moon cycle. It’s best to do this as close to the minute of the new moon as possible, but it can also be done over the forty-eight hours following its arrival in universal time. The influence of the New Moon lasts for 28 days, until the next New Moon. As the moon’s light grows, your intentions and actions can also expand. A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. This means all possibilities are on the table and you can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. It’s the ideal time to make a fresh start and write down a do-list. The first two weeks of the New Moon is the best time for making your new start and for beginning new projects. Those plans, projects, and ideas you create will expand as the moon expands over the following weeks. How everything unfolds for each person also depends on their own signs and vibrational patterns.
What is it you’re seeking to help you achieve a more emotionally fulfilling and balanced life? How are your emotional wounds, patterns, programming, and blockages getting in your way? What actions can you take in order to move beyond, or heal, a situation that is oppressive to you? In what ways is your love life limiting you, and what is it that you really desire? What steps can you take to make your career more enjoyable and fulfilling for you?
These are some examples for new moon intentions. However, you can set any intention, in any area of your life, which is important to you.
Setting Your Intentions in Motion
Once you’ve determined your intention, speak them out loud, write them down, or illustrate them. You can do a combination of these things if you’d like, or any other way that makes sense to you.
Remember, it’s best to set your intentions
within the first twenty-four hours after the new moon.
When the new moon is within a sign, this gives you the opportunity to enhance the positives of this sign in your life. View Monthly New Moon Times and Signs here. (I’ll add the information needed to view the sign for each new moon later on.)
As the lunar month unfolds, allow the process to take place to help you with these intentions, and ultimately, whatever is in the best interest of your personal development. My saying “This or something better.” is perfect to make after setting your intentions.
Every night it’s visible where I live, I spend a few minutes, sometimes up to an hour, basking in the moon’s glow. As I do so, I reflect on the intentions I’d set for that particular moon cycle. Making a written intention gives me the opportunity to go back and see what new things have transpired in my life. I like to say that it’s not a falling star you should wish upon, it’s a new moon.
May the blessings be.