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 basically there are about 3 days for each of the 8 phases of the moon.
for releasing and celebrating
joy + gratitude
for setting intentions
blank page/fresh start
focus on detail
to lay foundation and work hard
inspired action + taking leaps
commitment to move forward
edit + refine
nurture your life
release + receive
reset + restore
to let go of that which no longer serves
adjust + evaluate to move forward
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
bath + nap + cuppa tea
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.