You may not know it, but the moon plays a big part in our lives.

It represents our emotional side, the one that is always in the shadow. It symbolizes the things that we hide.

At each stage of the lunar cycle, from new moon to full moon, the moon is at a different distance from the earth.

Whether or not we pay attention to the moon’s phases, the moon’s monthly travel impacts our personalities, perspectives, and lives.

Awareness of the moon’s eight phases — four major phases and four intermediate phases—can lead to a profound realization of one’s own potential and the universe’s greater significance.

Every time we experience a Full Moon, we may decide what we want to let go of in order to make room for the new realities that will allow us to realize our goals and realize our dreams.

Each New Moon is a good time to reflect on what we want to bring into the world and what we can do to make it a reality.

Once a month, on the Full Moon, we fully embody that newer, more evolved form of ourselves and reveal it to the world.

When the moon is full, we can embrace the person we are becoming without worrying about what others will think.

Every time there is a Full Moon you can ask yourself what it is that you personally need to balance, absorb and embody.

When you’ve figured out what you want out of life, you’ll be free to let go of everything that’s holding you back from achieving your full potential.

Although Full Moons may be challenging emotionally, they are necessary for you to realize your true potential and take the next step towards a more authentic expression of your skills.

Here’s a breakdown in detail for each moon phase:

• New Moon

The New Moon is a time for a new beginning.

Every New Moon, you should take time to set intentions that you wish to materialize and bring to existence throughout the next month-long cycle.

You can try these examples. Developing a new relationship (or upgrading an existing one), attracting more money, or injecting a new lifestyle.

Now is the moment to picture our goals, whether in the pages of a journal or on a vision board.

Alternatively, write about your plans in your very own Moon Journal.

• Waxing Crescent Moon

Now that you’ve determined what to manifest under the New Moon, this is the time to act.

The Waxing Crescent Moon brings optimism and enthusiasm as we set cycle objectives.

Follow your aspirations and meditate during the Waxing Crescent Moon.

• First Quarter Moon

Since you already know what to manifest, the best thing to do this time is to concretize your goal.

Write down your next steps – what should you do when this happens, and what’s your alternative?

Things like that are important to know. It’s time to be clear with your goals so you can manifest them successfully.

• Full Moon

The full moon shines a light on everything, including our innate wisdom.

With the Full Moon’s illumination, we may take a step back and take a more objective look at our lives and the people in it.

Usually, the period around a Full Moon is one of letting go and releasing.

The time has come to put aside old habits, escape toxic relationships, and prioritize your health.

Many people take advantage of the Full Moon to unwind and get in the cosmic flow by charging crystals or having a long, hot bath.

We are, after all, celebrating the moon in all her splendor.

• Waxing Gibbous Moon

This is all about focusing on your feelings.

How do you feel right now? About the decision you’ve made and the action, you’ve taken?

Are you happy? Do you like where your life is going?

Bring more positivity into your life by using affirmations.

• Waning Gibbous Moon

This is the time to check in on the intentions you’ve set.

Are you able to push through with what you want to manifest? Take a look at the bigger picture.

If there are some things you’ve missed, you still have time.

But no rush, always find the time to enjoy where you are and how far you’ve come.

• Last Quarter Moon

This phase calls for purging. Let go of the things that no longer serve you.

This could be people, things, experiences, promises – anything that has already served its purpose in your life.

• Waning Crescent Moon

Before a new moon cycle starts, we are in the waning crescent phase.

Therefore, let us remain quiet and peaceful throughout this time.

We shouldn’t overextend ourselves, but rather take some time to recharge, hone our attention, and think.

Get some rest before the next leg of your adventure begins in a few days.

Do you think this will help you manifest the life you desire?