How To Use The New Moon As A Cosmic Reset Button
Raise your hand if you’ve been feeling out of it, frustrated, overly-emotional, or frantic over the past month or so. 🙋🏻♀️ You’re not alone! Last month’s super blue blood moon/solar eclipse was that intense. And on February 15th another new moon is upon us, bringing with it another partial solar eclipse. According to Astrology King, this particular eclipse will offer clarity and “help you feel free to show the world who you really are, with all your unique and unusual personality traits.”
As I’ve mentioned before, the new moon is a powerful time to set new intentions. As the moon grows (or, if you’re a stickler for scientific terms, “waxes”) over the next two weeks, so will your intention. If you’re done feeling stuck, or overwhelmed, or generally blah, consider this new moon your cosmic reset button.
Here’s how to set the right intentions for whatever kind of funk you’re in:
If you’re feeling… like a hamster on a wheel.
Set an intention to take a moment each morning to listen to your intuition — your inner wisdom — to figure out what’s worth your time and what’s not. Ask yourself which obligations and practices are bringing you closer to how you want to feel in your life, and which ones are only adding stress. Edit your schedule accordingly.
If you’re feeling... creatively unfulfilled.
Set an intention to honor your divine creativity, however that shows up. You might not feel creatively fulfilled by your 9-to-5, but you can get creative in other ways — like whipping up an awesome morning smoothie.
If you’re feeling... poor AF.
Set an intention to be grateful for what you have... and what you don’t have yet. I found this trick in the book You Are A Badass at Making Money: Repeat the mantra, “I am grateful to money for _______.” Fill in the blank with the reasons you want to bring more money into your life:“I am grateful to money for allowing me to eat organic food. I am grateful to money for easing my anxiety.” Do this every day for two weeks and watch the money pour in — it happened to me!
If you’re feeling...like your skin is dull and in need of some TLC.
Set an intention to give your skin a break. Detox with natural products — you can start by entering ILLUUM’s #NewMoonNewSkincare Giveaway!
I've partnered with natural skincare brand Marine Flora and unofficial moon goddesses Jess Wells and Jana Roemer to give one lucky winner everything you see in the picture above: three products from @marinefloracollection, a copy of Jana and Jess' Attune to the Moon Astrological Calendar (which is completely SOLD OUT!), and a personalized printed mantra from ILLUUM — all to be given away on February 15th with the new moon.
Here's how to enter:
1. Click here and "Like" this photo
2. Comment on the photo and tag a friend
3. Make sure you're following @theilluum, @marinefloracollection, @jana_roemer, and @jesswells on Instagram
4. Entry closes February 15
Good luck! I can’t wait to hear how you’re hitting “reset” for the new moon.