Continuing on with our Moon Cycle Series, let's check in with the New Moon! As we start our new year journeys we're beginning the year with a new moon on Saturday, the 5th. This is like getting a second start for those new year intentions with a bit of extra oomph from the universe.
First up, the new moon occurs when we don't 'see' a moon in the sky. Obviously it's still there it's just not reflecting sun light since it's positioned between the Earth and the Sun. Some people will call this the dark moon, since the light is not being reflected back towards us. (Want to learn more about the science?)
The science is grand, but I'm more into connecting to the vibes and I'm guessing you are too if you're reading my blog. (ha ha)
New moon vibes are ALL about starting fresh. We've got a clean slate since we released what doesn't serve us during the waning moon cycle. Now is the time to begin new things. Try something new. Start a new hobby, work-out, etc.
If you've been to one of my January retreats, or checked out my Instagram story lately, you know I don't do resolutions. While I'm not saying you shouldn't have a resolution, I think it's more important to connect with your intentions. Intentions are different from resolutions, because it clearly connects you to the emotions stored behind the wish/want/dream. Then it's up to you to clarify what that intention is.
Same goes for setting new moon intentions! If your intention is to connect with the natural moon cycles this year or even to work with the flow instead of against, now is the time to start. The moon cycles approximately thirteen times in a calendar year; providing us a new start every four weeks or so.
Since we're starting the calendar year off with a new moon, you could easily plan out your progress for the year! Once you've planned out your yearly intention, use your intuition to plan a goal for each new moon. You could even pull in your tarot cards or journal if you need a little more tactile planning (I know, I do!). With the moon cycles lining up with the calendar year like this, I think we're in for a big productive 2019!
I'd love to hear your intentions for 2019, if you're willing to share in the comments below! Or perhaps you're willing to share your first new moon intention with us?
- Jenn Rose
(Journal Photo by Plush Design Studio on Unsplash)