The phases of the Moon are a powerful way to work with Nature and your body’s rhythm. This post is dedicated to highlighting the difference between a New Moon and a Full Moon.
The New Moon and Full Moon each occur once a month approximately 2 weeks apart from one another. The New Moon is considered to be the beginning of the Lunar Month and always falls in the same zodiac sign as the current Sun season, reflecting the energy of that sign. The New Moon is the time of the month when the night sky is at its darkest. With the Moon resting between the Earth and the Sun, any light is reflected back towards the sun leaving us to only see darkness where she sits. The Moon has seemingly disappeared from us. This is a potent time for inner work and setting our intentions for the month ahead.
The Full Moon occurs about 2 weeks after a New Moon. During this time, the Earth sits between the Sun and the Moon reflecting the suns light back to us. A Full Moon will sit in the zodiac sign opposite of the current Sun placement which creates the energies of illumination and amplification.
As we set our intentions at the New Moon, the Full Moon is the culmination of the energy around those intentions. This phase will bring up anything and everything that needs released in order to fully manifest and embody our intentions. This part of the cycle can bring out intensity and volatility if we are not aware of what is happening energetically. Practice patience and gentleness with yourself and others (always, but especially under this influence).
In short, Moon phases are an excellent way to guide your Spiritual journey on the Earth plane. During the New Moon, take some time to yourself to reflect on an intention you’d like to manifest in your life. Over the next two weeks, allow yourself to be gently guided by your Higher Self. During the Full Moon be open to what becomes amplified in order to fully embody and bring that intention into existence. Let us know in the comments what intentions you will be setting this New Moon or if you have further questions you might want us to cover in our future Astrology posts!