How to Manifest with Each Moon Phase

Learn how to manifest with each moon phase and make some powerful magic!

Guided by the Moon and the wisdom of lunar astrology, we can tap into our Divine Selves. Just like la luna, our lives wax and wane. We rise into fullness—illuminating what needs to be noticed—and we embrace the shadows, allowing darker times to teach us and build our strength.

In astrology, the Sun represents much of our outward identity. But the Moon? The Moon connects to our emotions and our complex inner life. Learning how to manifest with each moon phase allows us to tap into its divine power at any stage of it’s monthly evolution.

The Moon opens our hearts and minds to the magic of daydreams.

 It reminds us that wishes carry raw, powerful potential if only we act on our desires.

The Moon is often labeled as a “feminine” energy, but let’s expand on that. Each of us holds space inside ourselves for femininity, regardless of our gender, because femininity is NOT inherently female. We’re talking ENERGY here!

How to Manifest with Each Moon Phase

  1. New Moon: Set intentions and get clear on your vision
  2. Waxing Moon: take action in support of your intentions
  3. Full Moon: Release what no longer serves you
  4. Waning Moon: Reflect and integrate from your lessons learned

Feminine energy—the energy of the Moon—is:

  • Receptive
  • Intuitive
  • Creative
  • Empathic
  • Nurturing

Every single one of us can step into the empowerment that waits within this celestial body. Harnessing the energy of the Moon and learning how to manifest with each Moon phase allows us to honor the natural cycles of ebb and flow, waxing and waning, and the duality of light and shadow, life and death.

Living by the cycles of the Moon isn’t some newfangled lifestyle hack. For centuries, humans have looked to the stars for guidance. But how can you map out YOUR LIFE by the light of the Moon? What steps can you take to create the magical, moon led existence you crave?

Understanding how to manifest with each Moon phase and its energy is key to incorporating its magic into your daily routines and rituals. If you’re feeling uncertain about when to set intentions, when to take action, and when to move inward…simply take a look outside. What is the Moon asking of you?

As its light grows, so do the plans we set. As the Sun casts a shadow across the surface of the Moon, we too are encouraged to retreat into stillness.

And so the cycle repeats…


  • New Beginnings
  • Intention
  • Visualization

At its core, the New Moon is a chance for a new beginning. A fresh start. This is the time to set your intentions for the weeks ahead. Meditation, visualization, and journaling are amazing ways to get clarity on what you’d like to grow throughout the Moon’s waxing phase.

The New Moon is a blank canvas begging for you to create your masterpiece. It’s the muse offering a spark of inspiration. Once you’ve identified what you’d like to bring into fruition, it’s time to gather your materials and get to work.


Waxing = Growing in illumination.

  • Taking Action
  • Planning
  • Expansion

As the Moon becomes more visible in the sky and its light grows brighter, so do the intentions you set during the New Moon.

The Waxing Moon is a time of growth, expansion, and taking actions that will help ensure your soulful success. Ask yourself, “What do I need to do to help my intentions manifest?” Set aside some time to continue journaling, or maybe pull a few tarot or oracle cards to provide clarity when you need it.

If you run into obstacles, face challenges, or get discouraged? Stand your ground, lean into your intuition, and find creative solutions.

Maybe the expansion you experience during this time is one that extends your focus elsewhere. That’s okay! Trust where this energy takes you and tend to it. Chances are you’re being guided to strengthen what will support your goals.


  • Manifestation
  • Harvest
  • Divination

With the Full Moon bright in the night sky, the energy around us shifts. There is an almost tangible ripple of magic throughout the air. Our intuition and sensitivity is heightened, and the culmination of our intentions allows us to fine tune the results. It’s time to remove what no longer serves us.

The Full Moon is a potent time for banishing and protection magic. Remember, so much is magnified during this moon phase—do your best to stay grounded and mindful.


Waning = Shrinking in illumination.

  • Reflection
  • Surrender
  • Cleansing

The Waning Moon offers us a chance to clear, cleanse, and make room for the intentions we hope to set on the next New Moon. We can make use of the tools we’ve gathered, strengthen the foundations we’ve built, and tidy up our lives to create space for our dreams to take root, grow, and blossom.

This is a time for rest, reflection, and gratitude. The cycle is coming to a close and preparing to once again begin anew. There is a sense of peace and stillness as the sky steadily grows darker. Whatever disturbs that peace—most likely no longer belongs. So let it go.

As you begin learning how to manifest with each Moon phase and apply it to your daily life, take note of how their energy intertwines with your own. Maybe Quarter Moons or Crescents affect you more than you ever would have guessed!

There’s so much knowledge waiting for you as you walk this path. Don’t be afraid to start small! Because magic is everywhere. Even in something as simple as taking a peek out the window and saying hello to the Moon.

If you want to dive even deeper into the magic of the Moon, it’s eight phases, and the soulful success that awaits you, come join the Moon + Manifest collective! Also, please follow me on Instagram where I play and weave my magic, and don’t forget to sign up for our email newsletter and let’s create the life of our dreams together!

Through her courses and programs, Lola Pickett empowers empaths and sensitive folk to rewire their brains, bodies, and behavior for internal & external resilience; shifting from self-repression to soul-expression.

She is the published author of the Wild Messengers Alchemical Tarot, host of the Moon + Manifest podcast and founder of Empathology™—an emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual resiliency training program.

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