8 Ways to Manifest with the Moon Cycles
It is highly beneficial to work with the phases of the moon to get in sync with the cycles of nature and use that energy to manifest. Much of this process includes meditation; check out my partner Mary Jo’s Meditation 101 post here!
As we learned in my blog Crystals and the Planets, “as above, so below” is a universal law that applies to the heavenly bodies above us and the crystals that form below us. We’re all energetically connected, and our bodies are crystalline.
If you missed any of the previous Crystals 101 classes, catch up using the links below.
Crystals 101 Class 1: What Are Crystals?
Crystals 101 Class 2: How Do Crystals Form?
Crystals 101 Class 3: The Seven Crystal Classifications
Crystals 101 Class 4: Crystals and Sympathetic Resonance
Crystals 101 Class 5: Healing by Mineral Formation Type
Crystals 101 Class 6: Crystals & the Planets
The phases of the moon all point to certain types of energy. Tap in!
1. New Moon/Dark Moon – cleansing, intention-setting
During the new moon, it can be beneficial to use selenite in meditation or to cleanse and charge other crystals (as pictured above) as you plant the seeds of manifestation. This is a blank slate time of new beginnings and becoming clear about what you wish to create during this cycle.
2. Waxing Moon – building, drawing
A few days after the New Moon, this Waxing Moon (as it gets larger) phase is beneficial to build a foundation upon which you can grow your desires. Use your focused attention to grow your intentions. Fertility rituals can be worked at this time. Rose quartz and moonstone are nice crystalline tools.
3. First Quarter Moon – attracting, cultivating
Continue to build upon your desires through meditation and altar work.Tap into your manifestation energy, work your prosperity magic! Unakite is a great stone for bringing things together.
4. Waxing Gibbous – amplifying, manifesting
Here is when you work to amplify your intentions for this cycle. Focus on abundance, prosperity, protection, success, love and friendship. Aventurine and citrine are THE prosperity stones.
5. Full Moon – recognizing, energizing
This is a time of reaping the fullness of what we’ve sown at the new moon. Now is when we are keeping our minds focused on our goals, and being in gratitude for that which we’ve brought forth.
During the full moon, you can work with clear quartz crystal to energize your center of creation. You can even make crystal elixir during the full moon and drink it! Energy is at an all-time high, and sexual energy tends to peak at the light of the moon.
People also turn into werewolves, so it’s also good to sage your aura and just cool out. 🙂
6. Waning Gibbous – reflecting, liberating
During the waning moon phases (as it gets smaller), we have more clarity on what did or did not manifest during the first half of the cycle, for “better” or “worse.”Here is when we begin releasing that which no longer serves. Now is the time to meditate upon that which serves your greater good and operate without attachments to outcome.
7. Last Quarter – releasing, detaching
This time is powerful for ending things, dealing with enemies (your own shadow), and banishing evil. In meditation, focus upon replacing the negative energy of any situation with its positive aspects. Frankincense and myrrh resins burned on a charcoal disc are also good for smoking out the place at this time.
8. Waning Moon – clearing, banishing
It’s time to powerfully clear house! Banish negativity, illness, and things that no longer serve. White sage and palo santo holy wood are wonderful for smudging (energetically cleansing) yourself and your spaces. Integrate the shadow, learn the lessons of this cycle, and transmute the negative into something powerful.
Prepare for the clarity and new blank slate to come with the new moon!
And we start back at 1; the cycle continues.