November 2015 Moon Phases

Moon phases refer to the rhythmic dance between the sun and the moon, as experienced on Earth. A complete cycle, from new moon to new moon, is about 29.5 days. As each phase occurs, different manifesting energies are supported. Armed with an understanding of how moon energies impact our earthbound existence, we can leverage the patterns of moon phases to boost the power of our intentions.

November 3, 2015 - Last Quarter Moon

Last quarter moons culminate the complete moon cycle. Release what is unwanted and trust that a way will be made for the new energy of the new moon. What habits, people, places and things do you wish to release? Light a white candle and use this energy to construct a list and get busy putting a period on unwanted, unnecessary energy. Think of anything you'd like to let go. Get comfortable and allow yourself to enter a meditative state. Write your list. Include any mental and physical clutter, personal associations that have been less than mutually satisfying, addictions, excess weight and false beliefs. After writing the list, read it one last time with an intention to say goodbye. Give thanks for the lessons learned from everything on this list. When you're finished, attach it to a stick and burn in the flame of the candle, freeing the energy to be purified, transmuted and returned to the ether for positive recycling. The most pronounced last quarter moon energy occurs on November 3rd, but November 2nd is also powerfully supportive.

November 11, 2015 - New Moon

New moons present us with new beginnings and opportunities to discover our potential. Light a bonfire, candle or fireplace. Write a list of new projects you're planning. Ask to be guided to the best plan that will lead to your greatest success. Tie the list to a stick and offer it to the fire while meditating on your desires. The strongest new moon influence occurs on November 10th, 11th and 12th.

November 19, 2015 - First Quarter

First quarter moon energy supports changes that need to be made in order to manifest your new moon desires. What do you want to attract to your life - love, protection, your life's purpose? Set aside time to meditate on something you want to welcome into your life. Light a white candle and stare into the flame. Breathe deeply several times into your heart chakra. When you feel ready, describe in detail the thing you wish to attract into your life. Use terms that flush out a three-dimensional description. Don't be afraid to dream big. End your commentary with, "AND SO IT IS. THANK YOU." Sign and date your descriptive and hold it to your heart for several minutes. When you finish, tie it to a stick and burn it in the flame of the candle, allowing the smoke to carry your intentions out to the universe. The strongest quarter moon influence occurs on November 18th, 19th and 20th.

November 25, 2015 - Full Moon

Full moon energy is all about possibility. It is when events in, and results from your actions up to this point come to a peak. The full moon reveals what has been hidden or what has eluded you. It is a time to ask for clarity about what's happening in your life. The full moon is a great time to cleanse crystals, make essences and magical mists, and to journal. Light a white candle and burn myrrh incense for spiritual opening. Sit quietly and ask what Spirit would like you to know right now that is in your highest and best interest. Write down anything that comes to mind. After you stop writing, give thanks for Divine guidance. Full moon energy is strongest on November 25th and 26th.