What does a Black Moon mean for you?

What does a Black Moon mean for you?

A New Beginning

New Moon

The Moon cycle starts and ends with a New Moon. It is the time when the moon lies directly between the sun and the earth and no sunlight can be reflected back to earth. All we see is void, no light, and guidance in the nocturnal sky. Traditionally this has been a time for reflection, introversion, and most importantly new beginnings.

Long before electric street lighting, it was difficult to gather or travel during this time and people stayed at home, sitting around the fire, telling stories and planning for the cycle ahead. This time corresponds to the season of winter.

 

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” Lao Tzuae

It is very easy to stay on a  well-trodden path of daily recurring habits. But to stop, think about where to go next, and even change old habits and carve out a new future is very hard. We often procrastinate and only external circumstances force us to change our ways. But this is a rather painful way. Would it not be better to evaluate your life on a regular basis, even when everything is going well? The – Mend your roof whilst the sun is shining – approach

I think this approach sounds more sensible. The LWTM Goal Planner is just the tool to help you with this change. It forces you to think about your life in detail and then implement changes in small baby steps. So you change gradually and holistically.

Generally speaking, the best time to tackle this ‘overhaul of your life’ is at New Moon. Evaluate your current life situation and check at every New Moon how you progress.  Doing this exercise will improve your life immensely.

What is a Black Moon?

This is a rather rare occasion (about every 2.5 years) and refers to the 2nd New Moon in one calendar month. A Black Moon is seen as a real turning point, either globally or in your private life. If it comes up, seize the moment and introduce change into your life. It may be painful at the time, but over time will be very fruitful and rewarding.
In order to let something new in you have to let something old out.

A Black Moon is the counterpart to a Blue Moon and you can read more about this phenomenon here 

What does a Black Moon mean for you?

During this special time, take some time out of your hectic schedule, meditate and really listen to your gut feeling. What do you really like? What provides you with a deep sense of fulfillment and happiness? Write a bucket list and over the next months and years, try to tick these goals off. If you have yet to make a bucket list (your top 20 things to do in your life), then start one now.

Another concept is to create a vision board. On this board, you cut out images that fill you with a sense of joy, excitement, and happiness. Spend at least 1 minute per day to look at this board and visualize all the events you see.  It is a quick exercise, but by visually reinforcing your ‘new life’ the brain will subtly behave as this has already happened.  It is quite remarkable and it definitely works, as our subconscious mind is more powerful than you think.  As they say – seeing is believing!

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A New Beginning

New Moon

The Moon cycle starts and ends with a New Moon. It is the time when the moon lies directly between the sun and the earth and no sunlight can be reflected back to earth. All we see is void, no light, and guidance in the nocturnal sky. Traditionally this has been a time for reflection, introversion, and most importantly new beginnings.

Long before electric street lighting, it was difficult to gather or travel during this time and people stayed at home, sitting around the fire, telling stories and planning for the cycle ahead. It corresponds to the season of winter.

 

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” Lao Tzuae

It is easy to follow a well-trodden path of your past. But to stop, think about where to go next, and even change old habits and carve out a new future is very hard. We often procrastinate and need to be forced to change by external circumstances. But would it not be easier to prevent this painful way of change by regularly evaluating our lives? 

I think this approach sounds sensible. The LWTM Goal Planner is just the tool. It forces you to think about your life in detail. Generally speaking, the best time to tackle this is atNew Moon. Occasionally evaluate your situation with another New Moon and check your improvements and your progress. Doing this exercise will improve your life immensely. 

What is a Black Moon? 

This is a rather rare occasion (about every 2.5 years) and refers to the 2nd New Moon in one calendar month. A Black Moon is seen as a real turning point, either globally or in your private life. If it comes up, cease the moment and introduce change into your life. It can be painful at the time, but over time will be very fruitful and rewarding. 

A Black Moon is the counterpart to a Blue Moon and you can read more about this phenomenon here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LWTM holistic lifestyle planner

LWTM holistic lifestyle planner

LWTM holistic lifestyle planner

holistic life goal planneris an integral part of the Living With The Moon Website. You can download a free taster version from the FREEBIES section. Every New Moon we encourage you to think about your month ahead and plan your life and time accordingly. Planning your life is not just filling up your diary with dates like going to a concert, paying your tax bill, or inviting your neighbors for dinner.  Although all of these things are important, too there is more to ‘planning your life’. LWTM holistic lifestyle planner actively encourages you to think about your life in an overarching way. What is your passion? What makes you come alive? Which direction is the right one for you? What changes can you make right now to align yourself with your core values and passions? But remember there won’t be any change if your thoughts are not paired with real, worthwhile actions. Here is a quick guide:

Plan your life at New Moon Use the time of the Waxing Moon(about 2 weeks) for all activities that involve planning, setting up new routines, and anything creative, artistic. At Full Moon reap the benefits and celebrate. Say you have decorated your living room, now get friends round and enjoy your new creation with them. During the Waning Moon (about 2 weeks) it is all about achieving or implementing what you have created. Don’t just pile on idea after idea. Take these two weeks to make sure to find a way to actually realize what you were dreaming about. Only ideas followed by actions will bring real change. You have come full circle- back at New Moon. It is time again to evaluate what you have achieved over the last 4 weeks. Tick off what you have finished – well done. What is not quite there yet, goes on the list for the month ahead. Running a thousand miles is a daunting task, but running just one mile a thousand times sounds far more achievable.  Yet the outcome is the same. Consistent, long-term action is the way forward! Here is an article about finding your core values  

Remember – this is not a race nor a competition with others. This is all about You, what you really enjoy doing and what you want to do more of. Simple.  Once you know this, put your mind to it and make it happen. Put small achievable steps in place – at your own pace and capability. Evaluate once in a while and be amazed at what you can achieve!
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New Moon

New Moon

New Moon is Day 1 and Day 28/29 in the moon cycle. It is the time when one moon cycle comes to an end and another one is starting. We see only darkness as the moon lies between the sun and the earth and no light can be reflected back to earth.
In practical terms, the New Moon is the best time to take time out for yourself, reflect and plan ahead. You will see the Goal list symbol appear, prompting you to update your monthly goal planner.

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New Moon

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New Moon

TODAY WE SEE A NEW MOON 

New Moon is Day 1 and Day 28/29 in the moon cycle. It is the time when one moon cycle comes to an end and another one is starting up. We see only darkness as the moon lies between the sun and the earth and no light can be reflected back to earth.
In practical terms, the New Moon is the best time to look after yourself, reflect, and plan ahead. This is your very own pitstop of life. The time to step out of the race and make sure you are still on the right path ahead.

When you sign up for our newsletter the LWTM Holistic Lifegoal Planner is included in the freebies package. The first time it does take a little time to set it up. But after this has been done, all you need is an hour or so on a  quiet weekend or a day around New Moon to update it.  To remind you, we have even created a symbol for this task.

Disconnect everything for this task and really immerse yourself into the world of ‘life goal planning’. It is not selfish or vain, it is really important.  Take your current planner and tick off all the tasks you have achieved in the current moon cycle. Reward yourself and celebrate! This is important as it creates a subconscious desire to do more of the same.  Everything that has not been accomplished goes back on the list until it is finally done.

LOOKING GOOD:  All cleansing, diminishing procedures are great. From body peeling to waxing your bikini line. It is a new start, maybe your make up bag or clothes drawer needs a cleanout and overhaul.

FEELING FANTASTIC: Today is a great time for a Liquid Fast Day. Give your digestion a day of rest. Just simple soups, smoothies, herbal teas. If you feel you need food, have a salad or plain rice cracker, something very quick to do and easy and healthy to digest.  Remember – It is only one day and over time you will get used to these Liquid Fast Days and it does get easier and easier with each New Moon. Get busy with lifestyle planning and time will fly. Make a big jug of herb tea and sip it through the morning and another after your soup at lunch. Do this the same quiet day as your goal planning, both go well hand in hand.

HAPPY HOUSE: Great time for weeding, pruning, decluttering. Nothing too strenuous if you are on a detox, just gently clear your space of unwanted clutter and air your home. It is time to let some new fresh energy in.

FINANCE/VOCATION: Many people who are good with money have one big secret – they have ‘money dates’. Where they check their investment and plan ahead. Try to pick a day around the New Moon – then you have an automatic money date and some goals can go onto your goal planner for the Month Ahead.

FEELING LOVE: Of all the times during the moon cycle, the New Moon is a total Me-Day! It is a day to love just one person – YOU! This is not selfish, but you need to look after yourself in order to be strong, balanced and fun to be around. Let people know well in advance that you are having your own personal day off to sort your head out – you don’t need to elaborate. And then really use this time wisely. In a few months, you will see that it does make a difference! Your finances will be organized and you can follow a clear path ahead. It is a wonderful feeling to be in control of your life!

 

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