How to practice Self-care aligned with the Lunar Phases
The moon's cycle is a vital part of determining the optimal day for self-care, and the type of practice. The phases of the moon have been used to regulate sleep and activity patterns for centuries, and now there are some great self-care insights that can help you plan your days around the lunar cycles. As the moon follows through its phases, it is not only visible but also affects our emotions and energy. Therefore by aligning with the moon's energy we can achieve a state of effortless flow in our lives. This is super simple, it only requires self-care practices and awareness.
The new moon is a time to set intentions and plan ahead. If you're interested in manifesting your dreams, the new moon is a prime time to do so. Each month, the calendar gets a fresh start with a new moon. The first few days of the new moon could be an ideal time to set intentions and make plans for what you want your life to look like in the upcoming months. Take time for reflection and to connect with your inner-self, make a vision board for your intentions, and prepare a set of affirmations aligned with your intentions.
What does the waxing moon have to do with your goals? A lot, actually. Revisit your intentions and dreams and make the necessary adjustments. Keep physically active to boost your energy and motivation. During this time, the moon is the transition from new to full moon and energy starts to rise. It is time to be brave and keep going! Always aligned with your new moon intentions. This is also the time to grab your crystals, gemstones such as carnelian or tiger eye can help you keep clarity and confidence.
The full moon is a time to celebrate and rest. It is important to enjoy time with friends, family, and loved ones. But try your best to relax and take care of yourself too, meaning alone time! Get that massage or warm bath you have been postponing and relax. It is the peak of the cycle, treat yourself and acknowledge your triumphs, and feel grateful. This is also the time to analyze the results of your journey and write it all down in your journal.
The waning moon is the ideal time to decompress and heal. This is a time when it's important to tune into your moods and emotions before they become overwhelming. You deserve that after all the efforts put into your dreams and actions. It's the perfect time to relax, seek inspiration, and write in your gratitude journal. Take some deep breaths, take a walk, engage with restoring activities.
By aligning self-care practices with the moon cycle, we can improve our energy, motivation, and results. It's all about respecting our nature, body, mind, and soul. And providing what's needed at each phase of the cycle. Combining self-care practices with the moon can be extremely powerful and it's also a great way to keep organized, plan, take thoughtful action, adjust and celebrate.