moon phases

The Full Wolf Moon in Leo

Have you looked at the moon lately?

It doesn’t matter what phase the moon is in, I always think it’s beautiful.

The moon cycle is a reflection of the cycles that occur in our own lives. It reminds us when to work hard, when to slow down, when to celebrate. And while each phase brings it’s own themes that repeat throughout the year, each lunar cycle also brings it’s own unique outlook.

There are so many things that come together for each unique moon phase. And there is a lot we can learn and take away from that.

We begin our calendar year, and end our lunar year, with the Wolf Moon in January.

©2019 LunanimaFox

When to Let Go of Your Intentions

When I started finding ways to further simplify my life, I began paying attention to the moon phases.

Not for any religious or spiritual reasons, but simply because the idea of living according to monthly cycles makes sense to me. 

Sure, I could just set monthly goals.

But how awesome is it to have a constant, nightly reminder of where I'm supposed to be and what I'm supposed to be focusing on.

Seriously, I don't have to set reminders or alarms or calendar events or anything. 

There is literally a giant ball of light in the night sky that reminds me where I am in my monthly goals and life cycles. 

©2019 LunanimaFox

The Simplicity of Following the Moon

One of my favorite things in the whole world is planning. I love planners and calendars and writing out details and lists for my future self.

And because of that, I love setting goals.

I also love growth.

I love a lot of things, apparently.

Every year I talk about how the New Year is my favorite time. It's a time of new beginnings, letting go of bad habits, adopting new ones, deciding how you'll grow, setting new goals....

Which means it can also be overwhelming.

That's a lot of change all at once.

Trying to figure out what you want for an entire year can be hard. That's a long time. A year is a long cycle. I want shorter ones. 

I tried for a long time to just set monthly goals instead, treating each new month as a new start.

That didn't work. 

For whatever reason, I just could not wrap my head around it.

But then I found the moon.

©2019 LunanimaFox