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Aligning with the cycle of the moon is an important part of the maintenance of my sanity and the regulation of my hormones. Knowing where I am in my cycle is helpful in teaching my family (of males) how to respect the consistently changing aspects of the feminine energy.

I clear my schedule on these days for reflection and dreaming. I usually do one energy clearing project like clean out a draw or organize a closet as well to keep the energy in my home and life flowing. For millennia, peoples have cultivated a relationship with the cycle of the moon. This a very personal and intimate part of my map; For me it is an essential and welcome part of creating a Super Duper Happy Life.

There are 4 seasons, 8 phases of the moon, 13 moons throughout the year. The moon cycles 3x per season. There are 3 New Moons + 3 Full Moons, each with a different energy within a Season, and there are 91 days in a Season. And tbasically, there are about 3 days for each of the 8 phases of the moon.


Waxing crescent

fresh energy
conceptualize
focus on detail
sprouting
declaration
sending roots

new moon

for setting intentions
new beginnings
blank page/fresh start
planting seeds
unlimited possibility

waxing gibbous

patience
edit + refine
gestation
nurture your life

FIRST QUARTER

to lay foundation and work hard
inspired action + taking leaps
commitment to move forward
momentum
challenges
paying attention


 
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full moon

for releasing and celebrating
harvesting endevors
introspection
peak energy
blessings
joy + gratitude
blossoming

waning gibbous

release + receive
service
harvest
nurture others

 

waning crescent

surrender
reset + restore
reflection
composting
intuition

last/third quarter

to let go of that which no longer serves
adjust + evaluate to move forward
note accomplishments
breakdown
transition
decomposition
forgiveness

 

A BEAUTIFUL SACRED MOON DAY

To set these days up for rest + recovery:

  • Calendar in the New and Full moons.

  • Keep it simple & spacious.

  • Take the time to set up with food (crockpots are genius for this day) + water, Oils + your journal + any stones, crystals, elements to support your connection to Mama Nature, the Creator, and any guides you connect with for spiritual practice.

  • The day before, of, and the day after are excellent days to consider eliminating sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and gluten from your diet and replacing with hydrating, restoring, and gentle foods and liquids. My friend Dr. Emily Wiggins likes to say that this is more a gesture than a austere cleanse.

this is a screen free day
Wake + Gratitude practice
oils for internal work: sandalwood, frankincense, clary sage
Light a candle
Meditation
journal
bath + nap + cuppa tea
early dinner
quiet reflective time until bed

*This day’s practice can be applied to the first day of your cycle. When aligned, this usually occurs on or near the New or Full Moon with optimal alignment occurring with the New Moon. This practice can also be considered while trying to conceive.