The moon phases are cyclical astrological event that has been important since ancient times. The lunar calendar predates our modern day solar calendar. The word month is derived from the German language roughly meaning moon cycle (approximately 30 days long).
Additionally Buddha was born on a full moon day and many Buddhist regard the full moon as a special day for focus on enlightenment. The crescent moon is the symbol along with the star for Islam. In Hebrew we have the biblical new moon that starts the new month.
There is also the feminine ideal for women to participate in moon cycling – or aligning their menstruation with the cycles of the moon. Moon lodges have become a re-appearing (because they have always existed) trend where women can come together and celebrate the sacred feminine.
Then we have the physical scientific data that shows how the moon affects the earth’s tides. The moon creates bulges in the ocean (tides) by interrupting the earths gravitational forces that keep it held in place. The position (angles of the sun and moon to the earth) and phase of the moon impact the tides.
If the moon can cause such a large and visual affect on the bodies of water what is to say it does not have the same affect on our human bodies also largely made of water.
- Waning Moon: reflection, rest, study, planning, organizing, meditation,
- New Moon: this best time for new beginnings, starting projects, new relationships, rebirth, changing direction, taking action
- Waxing Moon: Growth, abundance, fertility, money, gains, progress,
- Full Moon: Completion, reaching the finish line or goals, obtaining clarity, fulfillment
Manifestation is defined as “a sign that shows something clearly” according to Merriam Websters online dictionary.
Plain and simple we are visualizing, dreaming, concentrating, actualizing, meditating on what we want. No “hocus pocus” nothing requiring you to change religion, sacrifice your self, or other crazy mumbo jumbo. Manifestation is the process of making clear intentions.