The New Moon is a time for inner reflection + intention setting. As cyclic beings we can be attuned to the cycles in nature and “New Moon gatherings” are a perfect way to infuse community + ceremony into life. Humans have always been attracted to the moon and its powerful energy, but women especially have had a strong connection to the energy of the moon. Female menstrual cycles are often referred to as “moon cycles” for good reason. Long ago, women’s menstrual cycles were in sync with the cycles of the moon with the new moon being a time to rest and shed while the full moon was ripe for ovulation. Research has shown that more women menstruate during a new moon than any other phase, suggesting that normal cycles do sync to a lunar pattern! The moon has a powerful effect on us. It has the power to move the ocean tides, and as humans we are made of 70% water. We can work with the energy of the moon cycle to help us in our lives.
What is a New Moon Circle? Its a time for women to gather together in community to hold for space for one another, connect and to heal. The New Moon is the darkest part of the cycle, representing a time to look inward and set intentions that will come to “light” on the upside of the cycle when the moon is full and bright. It also marks the beginning of the cycle. In the quiet darkness it is a beautiful blank canvas to create something new. When we gather as a community to honor nature’s cycles and build our awareness of this process we can create powerful changes in our lives. Women especially can benefit from gathering since the feminine is the energy of creation. Together we have the ability to transform the world through our collective intention + attention on healing. There is no doubt a rising of consciousness in the world, the old paradigm of masculine patriarchy is being replaced by the softer, more collaborative + creative energy of the feminine.
Giving birth can be a magical experience but it also is a HUGE transition for both new mama + baby. Lots of changes to the body and hormone levels. Here are some of my favorite ways to support a new mom and her baby in the first 10 days of being home after giving birth ❤