I am really sitting with this Full Moon on the 16th and how I can put more feeling, more joy, more love into my intentions for this moon cycle. I have been in a period of being internal, but so much wants to burst forth. Those of you who know me, and for those of you who don't, I work very deeply with the Lunar cycles, Seasonal Turns of the Wheel, Elements, and my own personal rhythms when designing my life and business. I believe that manifestation and intention setting is an art, a ritual and a creation, and that we don't just think about our intentions, or do a vision board once a year; but that the Universe, Divine, God/Goddess,Angels or whoever you connect with meets us 1/2 way when we connect deeply to our intentions and desires, and then take action (even the teeniest steps). And that we have to quiet down, feel, and respond to really even know what those heart and soul desires are, or what really wants to be birthed from us.
So I wanted to share a high level monthly practice that you can work with in setting intention, and I will speak more deeply into it on my Tuesday Muse Talks on the 16th over on my group Amused Woman Circle. It just so happens this one will fall on the Full Moon..yay! But your first bit of homework is to begin knowing the moon phases and when they occur, just to connect in, and over time I will share deeper information on this. I recommend getting a moon phase app for your phone. I use one called The Moon and I did get the paid version.
Intention Setting with the Moon & Elements
I usually set sacred space, light candles, burn resins and play music that attunes me. Over time I will share specific elements to add for each moon throughout the year. The following is a high level of my practice, however I distill it down ever further for each cycle of the moon phases, but I do not want to overwhelm you.
New Moon-Is the time to set the intention for the cycle. Many things may come up, not all can be done in one moon cycle, some may be longer term. But at this time, I use the energy of the Earth to ground in, feel in my body what wants to come through andI call upon Fire to light anything that needs to be released in order to bring the creation into form. I ask for guidance from Mother Earth and my guides. I almost always do a creative process plus write in my journal.
From 1/2 Moon Waxing to Full Moon I work with the Element of Air to discern and vision the actions needed to bring the intention into form. I will often further work with Fire to take the rhythmic actions needed, and to add an element of external creative energy to what needs to take place. This is when I often write curriculum, create demo paintings, work on my calendar.
On Full Moon I really work with water to feel into the depths of the emotions, add joy and beauty to my intentions through space setting, art making (demo paintings) and with fire to magnetize and to release my control over the outcomes.
From Full Moon to 1/2 Moon- I work with Air again to distill down my intentions to their very essence, and work with the Earth to ground into bringing things into physical form and inviting. I will often create a symbol or image that goes with my intent.Co-create with the Divine, invite others if that is part of the intention, and then release it out with total trust in the outcome.
Right before the next new moon, I wrap up the loose ends, complete the to-do list, in preparation for emptying out, to vision again for the next cycle.
I would love to hear.1st what are your Intention Setting practices, and 2nd give an invitation to work with my suggestions and let me know how it goes for you. Please reach out to me if you have any questions. This is barely scratching the surface of a very deep practice, but I wanted to start sharing this with you as a start and to move more deeply into working this way as time goes on, and wanted to give you a taste of working with your intentions in cycles that have the power of the Universe and the Moon in alignment with your dreams.
Love and Light,
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