Finding The New Moon Within You
Learn how the lunar calendar lends us new opportunities to meditate, align, and grow.
Since the beginning of time, humanity’s fascination with the moon has led to deeper understandings of science, agriculture, our spiritual being, and so much more. The tides of our ocean are controlled by the moon. And for centuries, farmers have sown their crops using lunar planting guides. Many believe the full moon is connected to weird happenings and strange behaviors.
We care about the moon in a different way. We like to use its phases to guide us in our intention-setting practice. In the way the moon reflects light onto Earth, intentions allow us to shine brightly within.
New Moon, New You
The new moon is a time of transition—so what better moment to set an intention for a fresh start than at the beginning of a lunar cycle? When we set intentions in harmony with the moon, we align ourselves with nature, and all of its peaks and valleys.
With each new moon, take a moment to consider your life, and how you can intentionally live it better. Use the 29-day lunar cycle as a compass of sorts, setting a path of persistent self-reflection. Practice your chosen intention using self-care and mindfulness techniques.
Our Many Moons
Before we had calendars, most of the world relied on the moon to tell time. The names of our many moons are highly regional in nature, and super-dependent on things like agriculture, climate, or religious beliefs.
Winter brought wolves to native villages, their hungry howling heard as a siren song to the moon. The Wolf Moon commemorates leaner times, reminding us to express gratitude for the bountiful moments.
Encourage feelings of gratitude. Remember, the future is yours.
The Snow Moon imparts a wistful quality, imploring us to appreciate the quiet beauty of our surroundings. Native tribes named this moon for the blizzards of late winter that often made hunting difficult.
Embrace the stillness and quietness that accompany the exploration of the mind and memories, heart and soul. Contemplation will bring knowledge, insight, and gratitude.
The Sap Moon was named by native tribes for the emergence of syrup from the maple trees. As it started to flow, the natural world was also beginning to melt and move, unfolding with activity.
Tap into the love that exists outside of your heart. Feel it overflow with warmth and kindness.
The Pink Moon was named by Native American tribes for the beginning of blossoms that spring brings. Finally, we have made it through winter, and the blooms are a call to grow.
Be generous with your spirit, heart, and energy. Let your soul swell with love and light as you give yourself to the world.
Named for warmer temperatures and the re-emergence of nature's fertility, the Flower Moon is known by the Cherokee tribe as a time of emerging beauty. A period of rejuvenation, enjoy the elevation and transformation this full moon brings.
The root of all that ails you, grounds you. Feel renewed in the blossoming of your spirit.
This moon earned its name for the ripening fields of wild strawberries, harvested by hand by members of the Algonquin tribe. Take a moment of self-care to enjoy life’s sweetness.
Your inner self revels in the honesty of introspection. Be true to yourself and to those you love.
Around this time each year, young bucks begin to sprout their soft, velvety horns, reaching their full potential. Activate your own growth with the Buck Moon.
Standing tall, your heart is open to growing taller. No negativity will bring you down; you are fearless.
The Sturgeon Moon got its name from the rise in sturgeon that once filled rivers and lakes this time of year. This moon is all about reeling in abundance and prosperity. Cast a line out for new opportunities and remain patient as you wait for something to bite.
Attract abundance in every area of your life. A wealth of positivity surrounds you.
The Harvest Moon is both a celebration of all the things we’ve grown so far this year, and a signal to prepare for the winter months ahead. It coincides with the autumnal equinox, and combines with September’s Corn Moon or October’s Hunter Moon.
Celebrate your growth. Make room for new gifts the universe will give you.
This lunar cycle is called the Corn Moon because it marks the time when Native Americans traditionally harvested their maize. An important part of their diet and culture, it symbolized nourishment and life itself.
Find clarity around what your spirit is craving. Feed it with meaningful sustenance.
Native Americans once used this time to gather enough provisions to last through winter. The glow of the Hunter Moon gave extra visibility to catch food and furs for the impending months.
Work hard for the future you want. Awaken your soul to the possibility of infinite love.
Traditionally, this time of the year was reserved for trapping beavers before the waters had frozen over. Both Native and Colonial Americans set traps to prepare for the chilly darkness from moons to come.
Let the light of gratitude within you eclipse any darkness you encounter. Revere every moment with the universe.
Mohawk tribes named this moon for the chilly, dark evenings that fill the depth of winter. When the days are short and nights are long, bleakness may loom outside. The Cold Moon is perfect for nurturing warmth inside.
Sensitivity is not weakness. Sensitivity is the courage to feel deeply, and your emotions express that authenticity.
Each season typically brings three moons with it. A Blue Moon is the third moon of a season that has four moons, and it only appears once every 2.5 years.
Recall an activity or feeling you haven’t experienced recently. Cherish life’s rare moments.
The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase you’re in, you are still whole. As the moon changes, so we. And that’s a good thing.