Does the moon exert some magical pull on our watery bodies or our primitive minds? Maybe. What I do know for sure is that to flourish, we need to feel connected to the world around us. The practice of patterning our lives, even in small, symbolic ways, on the patterns of nature can be very affirming. For me, the cycle of the moon is a beautiful reflection of the cycles of increase and decrease in my own life.
I love the tradition of "Moon Circles,"
women meeting together under the new and full moons to share our joys and sorrows, our dreams and intentions, and of course our wisdom and support. Aligning these qualities with the lunar cycles can be super-powerful. I've been a part of many of these circles face to face, and I really would love to bring the power and healing of these gatherings here to The Artful Life.
Here's how it works:
On each New and Full Moon days, I post my intentions for the coming moonphase. Then I invite you to leave a comment, with your own intentions and reflections. Writing your intentions and sharing them with others will help keep you accountable to yourself, and you'll have the benefit of all the yummy energy and encouragement from the other artful women in the circle, not to mention the moon magic.
The New Moon is a great opportunity for new beginnings and goal setting , so you might want to set an intention for something you want to INCREASE or GROW as the moon waxes.
The Full Moon is an opportunity to reflect on this growth, and to set an intention for something you would like to DECREASE or RELEASE from your life as the moon wanes.
I think you will be thrilled with the extra power boost you give to your intentions by sharing them with the circle, and matching them to the powerful symbolism of the lunar cycles.
Everyone is welcome! To join the circle, just drop by The Artful Life on New & Full Moon days, read the post, and add your intention to the circle, either silently or in the comments.
To learn more about working with lunar rhythms, you can print out the In Tune With the Moon Cue Card I made for you, click here for a large, printable version.
You might also want to check out these posts:
- How To Set New Moon Intentions
- New Moon Magic!
- Things to Do on the New Moon
- Harness the Power and Magic of the Full Moon
- Things to Do on the Full Moon
- Archive of All Moon Circle Posts