Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Intuitive Timing: Using the Monthly New Moon

"There is a tide in the affairs of men,
which taken at the flood leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
is bound in shallows and in miseries."
[William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

It has been said many times that timing is everything. However which timing to use can be so confusing. Many systems, many ideas, many concepts.

One basic, simple system that I have seen work thousands of times, is to use 2 parts of the lunar cycle.

The first is the period from the New Moon to the Full Moon, and the second is the period from the Full Moon to the New Moon.

The Waxing Phase:

The New Moon, which is the darkest phase of the Moon, is also the start of a two week period where the moon increases in light. New Moons are optimal times to set new intentions. One cycle is ending, while another cycle is beginning.

The New Moon is the first part of the lunar cycle. The New Moon is the part of the lunar cycle to focus within to create or “plant” your intention. This intention is your vision for what you want to create, grow and transform during this lunar cycle.

If you take this idea and apply it into your life, the waxing moon is the time to begin
to plant your new seeds. These are seeds of taking action that brings a new idea into physical reality, or that begins a new relationship, or just opening to yourself that you really want a change. The waxing moon is a time of action.

The New Moon is a powerful time to start new projects. It is the time to take action. First have a clear intention and take action from that intention.

The second part of this cycle is the period of time between the Full Moon and the New Moon- the Waning Phase.

The Waning Moon phase is when the Moon is decreasing in light. This is a time to complete and review. It is not a good time to begin a new project. This is due to the lessening of the energies of the lunar cycle. Projects that are started during a Waning Phase tend to be one’s that are not completed.

During the Waning Moon phase is a perfect time to give out and share the knowledge, insights and any profits from your actions. Clear your life of projects and business that has not been completed. Clear your working space, finish all the administrative work that you have been delaying until now. All of these actions will allow you to benefit from the next New Moon.

If the opportunity arises for a new project or you have a great new idea, it is best to just let it stay on the back burner until the next New Moon. The New Moon will usually provide a very changed perspective on ideas and projects.

The simplest way to understand both timing cycles is to use the New Moon to Full Moon time for action, and the Full Moon to New Moon time for reflection and planning the next action phase.

Most calendars have the New Moon and Full Moon dates listed on them. Try this timing in your business and personal life. It will attract great success to your work and personal life.

© 2005 Christopher Stewart
Reprinted with permission.

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