What you need to know when you are using the power of the New Moon in your life and in your business.
I’ve been reading so much about this month’s New Moon in Aquarius (I eagerly await Mystic Mama’s write-ups every month – and I totally got an eyeful and a brain full this month). According to most astrologers, there is a LOT of power to be harnessed under this particular New Moon, as it “is at zero degrees. This energy represents new beginnings…. (and you can) See your challenges as opportunities for growth. They keep your life fresh and lively. Your life can be much freer than you may have realized. In this way, new opportunities will emerge for you. Believe in your dreams coming true. Believe.” (kelleyrosano.com)
New Moon times are wonderful for starting new projects, setting goals, setting manifestation intentions (I love the New Moon abundance manifestation checks here)… basically for increasing. The reason you set your intentions under the New Moon is so that you can harness the energy of the growing moon to grow things in your life. Pretty simple.
BUT – you’ve gotta be careful when you use the New Moon’s energy in business and in life for a couple of reasons!
First – and this is something to consider during every moon cycle.
If you want to use the power of the New Moon to boost your manifestations, you must wait until AFTER the moon has gone new!
I repeat. You have to wait to state your manifestations until AFTER the moon has gone new!
This month, the moon will change from waning (getting smaller) to waxing (getting bigger) at approximately 7:14 am EST (Eastern Standard Time) on January 20th (phew, that time has passed now).
Feel free to set your manifestation intentions NOW – and you can still capture the energy of the New Moon! After approximately 7:14 am EST on January, 20th, 2015, the moon started growing again, and the time when the moon is growing is the time to set your goals for growing, increasing, or getting more!
The reason you have to wait to set intentions to manifest MORE until after the moon goes totally dark and starts to grow again is because, prior to the point of complete darkness that makes way for growth once again, the moon’s energy is decreasing. So, that time before the point when the moon goes from shrinking to growing, is better for intentions to decrease, cut, shrink, end. The New Moon area of the cycle can be a great time for ending or contracting as well. You just have to be aware of what time the moon actually changes from one part of the cycle to the next in order to best use the energy available to you.
Here is the rule:
Before the point of the New Moon, decrease. After the point of the New Moon, increase.
But wait! Mercury is going Retro, too! What does that mean?
This month holds an interesting combination of energies at the New Moon, though, because Mercury goes retrograde at right about the same time as moon changes from the waning cycle to waxing. So, on the one hand, we want to start racing toward these lofty, life changing goals to catapult us into this new era of increased peace, love, and state of abundance, but, on the other hand, we are being given the astrological version of an emergency brake being pulled right at the starting gate!
Basically put, the Mercury retrograde phase is when the planet, Mercury, looks like it is going backward in the skies, instead of forward. This interesting phenomenon is, as about.com explains, something like the illusion caused by “speeding (in your car) by a slow-moving train — as it recedes, it appears to go backward” in the sky.
When Mercury goes retrograde, it’s just not a good time to start new things – be they careers, projects, relationships, etc. Communication can go awry – things can be taken out of context and misunderstandings are common – as are technical issues (make sure to back up your websites and computers, folks). Kelley Rosano also recommends keeping receipts and double checking the fine print if you have to start something new or make a large purchase during Mercury retrograde.
But, Mercury retrograde times are fantastic for reviewing, revising, and refashioning. This might be the time for you to take that old dream out that you had put on the back burner – you know, the one that you thought would bring so much help and service into the world, but that you were just scared was too big or too much at that point in time… See if you can rework it to something that will help the world to move forward. See if you can fine-tune it and get it ready for release after Mercury turns direct again, on February 12th.
You can also try to take a step back from anything that has been troubling you so that you can try to gain a new perspective on it or a fresh understanding during this time.
From now until the 12th of February, spend time meditating on and researching exactly what it is you need to do to bring your dreams to life!
Angels and Moon Work
When you would like to get a little bit of angelic support for any New or Full Moon spells or intentions, there are a couple of angels who are associated with the moon and who you can call upon to help you manifest your desires.
Archangel Gabriel is commonly associated with the moon and moon cycles, and would be an excellent angel to call upon to help to increase the power of any intentions (increasing or decreasing) that you are harnessing the energy of the moon to strengthen in your business or life.
Archangel Haniel is also tied with using the energy of the moon and its cycles to increase (or decrease), depending on your aspirations, in your life.
Calling on the angels for their help with your goals or issues is as simple as just saying, Archangel Gabriel, Archangel Haniel, please help me to use the power of the moon to work on/in (whatever it is you are looking to change in your life)!
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