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New Moon vs Full Moon Manifesting

I'm often asked by my students if you can only manifest at the New Moon and while I do teach that the New Moon is the best time to manifest a new beginning, it is true that it is not the only moon phase that we can manifest under.

The truth is that we can use any phase of the moon to manifest, however my belief is that if we use the phases to manifest different things then those wishes become more powerful.

The basic difference between New Moon manifesting and Full Moon manifesting is the intention we put behind it. Between a New and Full moon the energy is growing so the best use of this is to manifest things we want to bring in to our lives. On the other side of this, as the moon is waning from Full to New again, the energy is dissipating, so we can manifest things that we want to let go of.

One of the big topics I always talk about is that in order to receive from the Universe, we must make space in our lives for that manifestation to come in. This means we have to learn how to let go.

We can't adopt a new mindset while still being attached to our outdated thoughts and it's the same with physical manifestations, if there's no room in your life for it.... why would the Universe rush to bring it to you?

This is why I love using every phase of the moon cycle in my manifesting journey, not only because it gives a time frame and a structure to my practice, but because it takes us through both stages of bringing things into life and then letting go of the old.

Next time you're writing down your intentions, think about the energy required behind them. For example, if your intention is to lose weight, at the New Moon your intention might be to join a gym or find a yoga class. Then at the Full Moon your intention might be to have lost a couple of pounds.

During the space inbetween the moons, the phases offer even more guidance on how to work with your intentions. Between the New and Full Moon is the waxing phase which guides us to take actions towards our intentions, then between the Full and New Moon we have the waning phase which show us how to find gratitude, let go and rest.

I'd love to hear if you set intentions at other stages of the moon cycle!

Until next time, keep unleashing your magic

Emma xx


Emma Lycett The Ritual Witch

Emma Lycett | The Ritual Witch

Emma is a Yoga Teacher, Moon Manifestor, Spiritual Coach, Reiki & Massage Therapist.

Emma offers yoga classes & events in Cannock, as well as an online Ritual Coven dedicated to supporting others with their spiritual practices

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