Meditations for Each Moon Phase + Free Guided Meditation

April 15, 2020 9:41 pm Published by

There are so many ways to tune into Mother Moon. But did you know, there’s a powerful tool you can use to align yourself with lunar energy that requires nothing more than your mind?

Meditation is the ultimate tool to tap into the cycles and energy of the moon. 

Meditation grants you the opportunity to shift your energy on a deep level. During meditation, you can visualize and experience your desires on a physical and energetic level in a way that produces real change. Now, line these powerful energetic shifts up with Mama Moon, and you’ve got some real magick. 

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In this post, I’m going to breakdown meditation techniques for the five primary moon phases, including the new moon, waxing moon, full moon, waning moon, and dark moon. 

I include a free guided meditation for the waning moon that you can get access to here. To purchase guided meditations for all five moon phases, click here

For each moon meditation, I offer you a meditation script, suggested mantra, and a list of optional tools. Please, don’t feel like you can’t perform these meditations without the optional tools! Your mind is incredibly powerful, and the meditations alone will have a powerful effect on your energy and intentions. 

Keep in mind; you don’t have to perform these meditations at night, when the moon is out. Feel free to perform your moon meditations any time of the day during the moon phase. Just like the stars in astrology, the effects of the moon can be felt even when it’s not visible. As above, so below. 

New Moon Meditation

The new moon is a time to cleanse, prepare, have hope, and be open. The new moon invites you to welcome fresh energy and be aware of guidance and direction. One of the best ways to tune into the energy of the new moon is, you guessed it, meditation. When you quiet your mind, you enable yourself to tune into the flow of information from your guides, higher self, and the universe. It’s within the realm of spirit that you can receive guidance.

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New moon card featured from The Ritual Deck. Shop moon rings here.

The meditation for the new moon is all about cleansing your energy and allowing yourself to receive guidance from spirit. The new moon is less about taking action and more about tuning into your highest truth and receiving guidance. 

New Moon Mantra: My energy is clear, and I am open to receiving guidance. 

New Moon Optional Tools: Selenite wand, white candle, cleansing herbs like cedar, rosemary, or sage. 

New Moon Meditation: 

  • Sit in a chair or on the ground with your spine upright.
  • Say aloud: New moon, I ask you to help cleanse and clear away any energy no longer serving me. 
  • Quiet your mind, and become aware of your breath.
  • Start sending each inhale deep into your belly. 
  • Begin extending your inhales, and your exhales. 
  • Visualize white cleansing light coming from the new moon softly surrounding your body. 
  • Imagine that this white cleansing energy is gently clearing away energy no longer serving you. 
  • Continue to focus on your breath and imagine the cleansing energy cleansing your aura for a few minutes. 
  • When you feel that your energy has been cleansed, thank the new moon. 
  • Say aloud: New moon, I ask that you and my guides share guidance with me about what I should focus on this lunar cycle. 
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Be open and receptive to information that may come to you.
  • Trust any sensations you experience as truth.
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Stay in this receptive space for as long as you’d like. 
  • Thank the moon and your guides for any information they shared with you. 
  • Release any control of your breath.
  • Open your eyes, connect with your body, and jot down any information you received. 

Waxing Moon Meditation

The waxing moon invites you to grow and take action. While the new moon is focused on receiving guidance, this phase beckons you to act on the information you received during the new moon phase. The lively energy of the waxing moon intensifies as it nears closer to the full moon. The waxing moon phase includes the waxing crescent, the first quarter moon, and the waxing gibbous moon phases.

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Waxing crescent moon card featured from The Ritual Deck.

The meditation for the waxing moon focuses on activating your energy center and solar plexus chakra. This is a great time to focus on completing tasks you’ve been putting off or finishing a difficult project. With the combination of the wave of energy from the waxing moon and your internal energy, you will be unstoppable at accomplishing your goals.  

Waxing Moon Mantra: I have everything I need to accomplish my desires.  

Waxing Moon Optional Tools: Tiger’s eye, sunstone, or citrine, a yellow candle, and a spicy cup of tea (chai is a great option).

Waxing Moon Meditation: 

  • Sit in a chair or on the ground with your spine upright. 
  • Say aloud: Growing moon, I ask you to spark a fire within me to give me all of the energy and wisdom I need to accomplish my goals. 
  • Quiet your mind, and become aware of your breath.
  • Start sending each inhale deep into your belly. 
  • Begin extending your inhales, and your exhales. 
  • Visualize a golden yellow light coming from the moon and connecting with your solar plexus region (below your sternum and above your belly button). Visualize this light sparking a fire within your solar plexus area. With every inhale, the fire and the golden light grow bigger and brighter. 
  • Begin the breath of fire to move this energy throughout your body. The breath of fire is conducted by taking a sharp and fast inhale followed by a quick and forceful exhale. You should see your low belly moving up and down for this breath. If you feel lightheaded at any point, stop the breath of fire. 
  • As you breathe, visualize the golden yellow energy flowing throughout your body. 
  • Complete three rounds of 30-60 breaths of fire
  • Release all control over your breath and allow your breath to return to its normal state. 
  • Say aloud: Growing moon, I ask that you give my signs over the coming days to indicate that I am taking the right action.  
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Be open and receptive to information that may come to you.
  • Trust any sensations you experience as truth.
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Stay in this receptive space for as long as you’d like. 
  • Thank the moon for its energy.
  • Release any control of your breath.
  • Open your eyes, connect with your body, and jot down any information you received. 

Full Moon Meditation

The full moon is a time of celebration, fulfillment, and gratitude. Even if you haven’t reached your goals, the full moon invites you to pause and celebrate all of the abundances you do have in your life. The full moon is also an ideal time to perform magick work of all kinds as it is the most potent moon phase and affects us the most.

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The full moon card is featured from The Ritual Deck. Shop the rainbow moonstone ring here.

The moon is completely full for about a minute. Aside from this one minute of total fullness, the moon is either at its peak waxing or waning phase. These peak phases are the most potent times for action or release. You can read more about waxing vs. waning lunar energy here. This is something to keep in mind during this meditation, as it may change the time and purpose you decide to use this meditation for. 

Full Moon Mantra: I am grateful for all that has come, and all that is still coming to me.   

Full Moon Optional Tools: Rainbow, white, or peach moonstone, purple candle, dried mugwort. 

Full Moon Meditation: 

  • Sit in a chair or on the ground with your spine upright.
  • Say aloud: Full moon, I ask you to fill me with gratitude and reveal the magick all around me. 
  • Quiet your mind, and become aware of your breath.
  • Start sending each inhale deep into your belly. 
  • Begin extending your inhales, and your exhales. 
  • Visualize the bright white light of the full moon bathing you in sparkling white light. 
  • Bring something to mind that you’re grateful for. Allow yourself to experience your gratitude fully. Continue bringing things to mind that you are grateful for. 
  • Sit in this place of gratitude for as long as you’d like and continue to focus on your breath and the sparkling light of the full moon. 
  • You can stay in this place of gratitude for the remainder of the meditation or continue and connect with spirit. 
  • Say aloud: Full moon, I ask that you help me open up to the spirit realm. 
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Be open and receptive to information that may come to you.
  • Trust any sensations you experience as truth.
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Stay in this receptive space for as long as you’d like. 
  • Thank the moon and any spirit guides for any information they shared with you. 
  • Release any control of your breath.
  • Open your eyes, connect with your body, and jot down any information you received. 

Waning Moon Meditation

The waning moon invites you to release anything that’s no longer serving you and accept your current situation as is. This energy may also require you to reevaluate your previous desire and let go of any expectations you might have or control of your current situation. Download my free waning moon meditation here. 

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Last quarter moon card featured from The Ritual Deck.

The waning moon is a potent reminder that The Universe doesn’t always work on our timeline. Things might look or feel out of control, but it all has a purpose. Beyond the harsher side of letting go, the waxing moon has a soft side of acceptance of what is. Though this phase might seem quite active, it is actually more passive. I invite you to imagine waves gently removing what needs to go. Love and accept everything that remains. 

Waning Moon Mantra: I release what no longer serves me and accept myself as I am.  

Waning Moon Optional Tools: Obsidian, rose quartz, black candle, and cedar.

Waning Moon Meditation: 

  • Sit in a chair or on the ground with your spine upright.
  • Say aloud: Waning moon, I ask you to show me what needs to go and what needs to stay. 
  • Quiet your mind, and become aware of your breath.
  • Start sending each inhale deep into your belly. 
  • Begin extending your inhales, and your exhales. 
  • Visualize a soft pink light coming down from the waning moon and weaving all around you. Imagine that this soft pink light is whisking away any stagnant energy, old beliefs, or cords connected to other people that are no longer serving you. Imagine it’s sending anything it takes from you down into the Earth to be transformed into useful energy for someone else. 
  • Some things might stay that you want to go and that’s ok. 
  • Imagine this soft pink light is now surrounding you like a soft cloud of love. 
  • Say aloud: Waning moon, I ask you to help me love and accept myself where I am right now.
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Be open and receptive to receiving love and acceptance. 
  • Trust any sensations you experience as truth.
  • Continue to focus on your breath. 
  • Stay in this loving space for as long as you’d like. 
  • Thank the moon for the release and love that it shared with you. 
  • Release any control of your breath.
  • Open your eyes, connect with your body, and jot down any information you received. 

Dark Moon Meditation

The dark moon is a time of rest, integration, and restoration. This moon phase beckons you to do very little. This is a time to reflect on everything that transpired during this moon cycle so you can integrate it into your being. Without proper integration, cycles will continue to be repeated. 

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Dark moon cared featured from The Ritual Deck.

The dark moon phase happens right before the new moon when the moon isn’t visible in the night sky. You can learn more about the difference between the dark moon and the new moon here. 

Dark Moon Mantra: I am allowed to rest. Rest is necessary for growth.

Dark Moon Optional Tools: black tourmaline, blue or black candle, dried lavender. 

Dark Moon Meditation: 

  • Sit in a chair or on the ground with your spine upright. 
  • Say aloud: Dark Moon, I ask you to guide me to deep rest so that I can integrate everything that has happened. 
  • Quiet your mind, and become aware of your breath.
  • Start sending each inhale deep into your belly. 
  • Begin extending your inhales, and your exhales. 
  • Visualize a dark blue sparkling light coming from the dark moon and meeting you at the top of your head. Imagine that this blue energy is warm and heavy. Visualize the energy gently touch each part of your body, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, covering you like a warm blanket. 
  • Notice thoughts that come up and ask if they need anything to be resolved. You may have thoughts and feelings that come up that will require you to purge emotions. Let your emotions come and go as they need. 
  • Say aloud: Dark Moon, I ask that you help me experience the light and shadow of any emotions that come up. 
  • Continue to focus on the breath and the warm blanket of energy from the moon. 
  • Stay in this receptive space for as long as you’d like. 
  • Thank the moon for its comfort and restoration. 
  • Release any control of your breath.
  • Open your eyes, connect with your body, and jot down any information you received. 

The phases of the moon can be used as a guide to manifest, trust, release, connect, and rest. Each phase offers you a reminder to tune into different kinds of energy and different aspects of your life. Meditation is a powerful way to put this energy into practice. 

If you’d like to learn more about working with lunar energy, you can check out lots of free content from our blog here, learn more from The Goddess Discovery Books, or purchase my Meditate with the Moon bundle of guided meditations here.  

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About Cassie

Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.








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