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Intention Setting & The New Moon

The Energy of the New Moon is a time of new beginnings. It is a time of fresh starts; A time to look at what improvements we want to make in our lives and a time of setting your intention for the next month.
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Setting Intention Using the New Moon’s                             Energy

This is a time to create new goals. Knowing what you want, setting that intention is easier to do during this phase of the moon. Our connection to the Universe is heightened because of the alignment between the Sun and the New Moon. It creates powerful energy for spiritual connection. It’s a time of being clear in what we want and initiating action for it to manifest.Tweet: Discover how to Charness the energy of your intention w/ the #NewMoon Energy @laurapclark

Creating a simple, sincere, sacred ceremony using the New Moon’s Energy is the best way to set your intention into motion.

New Moon Ceremonies can be elaborate or simple. I always suggest simple. Our lives are busy enough. If you create a simple and yet SINCERE ceremony, the Universe will take that energy and use it to help manifest your intention over the next month. The first step in doing this is always connecting to your intentions. You can use Soul Journaling for this.

A Simple Intention Setting New Moon Ceremony can look like this: (I’ll use the picture above as a representation)

Use the time period of Each New Moon to Support Creating Your Intentions – discover what you want, set intentions and create a sacred and sincere ceremony to harness this powerful energy. Don’t forget to then take action. Keep at it. This intention will then become your reality!

What do you use for setting Intentions? Have you ever used the New Moon’s Energy for support? How has this felt to you?

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  1. This seems like a great way to honor the new moon and connect to the energy. I really need to consider journaling more… I have yet to start! (Fear the commitment of another ‘practice’ that I don’t make time for!) thank you @Laura

    Comment by Cena from — July 28, 2014 @ 10:24 am

  2. With all your organizational skills, Cena, I have no doubt once you step off the block and commit, you will discover this a great practice for yourself!!! 5- 10 minutes a day is all you need!!!! Let me know if I can support you at all!

    Comment by Laura Clark — July 28, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

  3. Laura, just reading through your suggestions was very soothing for me. It’s pretty cool when your energy comes through so clearly through words on a computer screen!

    Comment by Kathleen Watson — July 28, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

  4. WoW Kathleen!!!! That is one of the most beautiful responses I have ever received from a blog post!! BIG HUGS!

    Comment by Laura Clark — July 30, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

  5. Oh, Laura! I love landing on your blogs at what feels EXACTLY the right time. I have been feeling the creative energy and the power of my intentions, but didn’t have the awareness of the new moon ceremony! I look forward to creating space to do this. As Kathleen shared, your energy is evident through this post. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Star Staubach — July 28, 2014 @ 3:42 pm

  6. You are most welcome, Star! It’s a pleasure and a privilege to support you and everyone else!! KEEP SMILING 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — July 30, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

  7. I love the new moon, seeing the tiny sliver in the sky and thinking about all the possibilities for the upcoming month. Thank you so much for your lovely intention setting ritual! I am inspired to do it tonight!

    Comment by Kelley Grimes — July 28, 2014 @ 11:41 pm

  8. New Moons are beautiful aren’t they, Kelley! I always think of the moon winking at me during this time as if to say “You’ve Got This, Girl!”

    Comment by Laura Clark — July 30, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

  9. I love learning about these practices from you, Laura. They are jewels that combat the left brain thinking that dominated my life for years. And I love how you’ve laid out all the elements to perform the Intention Setting New Moon Ceremony. Thanks for making it simple and do-able.

    Comment by Lori Nash Byron — August 1, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

  10. You are most welcome, Lori! Simple & Do-able ~ why would we do anything any other way?!?!?!

    Comment by Laura Clark — August 3, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

  11. One more wonderful practice. I have started a notebook to keep up with all these and I will never look at the new moon the same. Hope you know how much richer my life is because of all you share. Have an amazing week!

    Comment by Cindy — August 3, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

  12. Thanks, Cindy!!!! New Moons are so filled with yummy goodness ~ hope you continue to grab it with each moon cycle!

    Comment by Laura Clark — August 3, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

  13. I used to be in rhythm with the moon phases, and would celebrate accordingly. I sometimes marvel at how much I’ve lost touch with this practice. I would love to reconnect, but feel as though I could use some specific guidance to help me deepen the experience. Even though I felt genuinely connected to the moon cycles in the past, I currently feel as though having some understanding of ancient traditions with the moon would facilitate better appreciation. Thanks for sharing this post.

    Comment by Frances Arnold — August 6, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

  14. Francis! Thanks for sharing… rhythms…the moon is a great tool to connect with to create these in our lives….just think of the tides ~ it’s the moon as a tool that allows them to stay in rhythm. Indeed, it is one of the tools I ask my clients to work with for resonance and rhythm in their own lives. I’ll look at lending more ideas about how to use it in the coming months in blog posts! Thanks!

    Comment by Laura Clark — August 9, 2014 @ 10:32 am

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