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How Following the Moon Will Make You Better at Manifesting

How the moon phases correlate to manifestation and how you can use them to help you manifest better #manifesting #lawofattraction #moonmagic #witchythings

5 years ago was when I first learned about the law of attraction. I thought it was woo woo AF and didn’t want anyone to know I was super into it. But then my life changed too much for me to care about hiding it, plus it became a mindset for me and felt so familiar that I didn’t think it was woo woo anymore.

Then I came across people who follow the moon phases and that it was all tied into manifesting. Once again I thought it was woo woo AF and definitely didn’t want anyone to know I was captivated by it and doing moon rituals. But again…it changed my life too much for me to care about hiding it and by this point in my spiritual journey, I’ve just embraced the fact that I’m probably some sort of reincarnated moon witch ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Hi, I’m Jessica and I was raised Southern Baptist but now I spend my free time pulling cards, holding crystals on my third eye, and burning shit under the moon with my Spirit Guides, amongst other things. My life has never been more magical, abundant, and I feel like I’ve come home. So…there, now it’s out in the open for the whole internet to read.

In this blog post I’m going to explain how the moon phases tie into manifestation. Even if you’re not interested in doing moon rituals (that’s what I said at first too but now look at me) this article will help you to use the moon as a reminder for things you should be touching on for manifesting your desires.

Manifesting 101

I’m assuming most of you know how manifestation works but I thought I’d do a quick run down so that the rest of the article will make sense to those who are just learning about it.

The law of attraction is a universal law that what you put your attention on grows. You attract to you the essence of you believe, expect, feel and think about continuously.

So the pre-step to manifesting is recognizing this truth and beginning to get very deliberate about what you’re thinking, believing and feeling. You will see proof of whatever you believe, so believe in what you want to manifest in your life.

You can check out my posts here for more thorough explanations on the law of attraction and manifesting.

New Moon | Setting Your Intention

Every phase of the moon carries a different energy and these different energies touch on everything essential when it comes to manifesting our desires.

The first step in manifesting is setting a clear intention and that’s exactly the energy of the New Moon. You can’t see the New Moon in the sky, which means it’s a time of planning, not acting. This is the time when you either set a new intention or add feeling to an existing one.

In order to manifest something you want, you need a clear picture of the END RESULT of your desire in your mind for the Universe to work from. Of course the Universe always knows what you truly want even without this clear picture, but your intent focus on a desire will bring it into manifestation quicker if that’s what you’re wanting.

I see the New Moon as a new slate and fresh start. I take a detox bath, journal, and write down my new intentions or add new perspective to an intention that has carried over from the previous month.

You can read here for my full New Moon ritual that I do.

Waxing Moon | Inspired Action

Once you’ve set an intention and are actively visualizing the end result of your desire, you will have activated the law of attraction and things will be begin appearing in your reality that will lead you to your desire.

You’ll be receiving inspiration and possibly impulses that you’ll be excited to act on. Random emails might pop into your inbox, someone might strike up a conversation with you in line at the coffee shop or a certain song will come onto the radio with lyrics that convey encouragement or an idea. Sometimes even seemingly drastic things can happen, like a job loss, because it’s the quickest way for the Universe to bring you to your desire.

Inspired action feels GOOD. It feels exciting. It doesn’t feel like drudgery. Our society thinks blood, sweat and tears is what brings success but that’s so wrong. PASSION brings success. When you’re on fire, you’re on the right path. Yeah, you might work at something for hours, but for you it won’t feel like work because you’ll be so into it.

So this is what the Waxing Moon phase is all about–taking inspired action. During this time I write down any ideas that come to me and follow what feels good. I stay open to all possibilities and watch for signs that will lead me to my desire.

You can read here for my full Waxing Moon ritual.

Full Moon | Celebrate

There is nothing more powerful when it comes to manifesting than appreciating and celebrating all that is coming to you. If you ever want to raise your vibration, just start writing down everything you’re grateful for because when your vibration is up, you become an open channel for your desire manifesting into your reality.

The Full Moon is a time of celebrating and amplifying what you want to bring forward. This is a powerful time to visualize your desire and fill yourself up with gratitude so the energy of the Full Moon makes it all bigger.

During the Full Moon, I usually just love to spend the night relaxing in a bath with a book, checking in with my New Moon intentions, releasing any blocks that have come up for me, making a gratitude list, and visualizing. Just feeling good, really.

You can read here for my Full Moon ritual.

Waning Moon | Release

During this phase the moon is disappearing in the sky, so the energy with the Waning Moon is one of slowing down, releasing what’s holding you back, and decluttering your mind and living space.

During the Waning Moon phase, I do my daily morning Waning Moon worksheet which helps me to focus on ways to honor the stillness and take care of myself.

Women are by nature, cyclical (and men would benefit from it as well). We are not meant to be taking action constantly. Slowing down and taking care of yourself is just as important as all of the other aspects of manifesting.

The thing about manifesting is that it will bring up blocks within you that have been there since childhood likely. This is great because it means you can heal them. The Waning Moon phase is a time of healing these blocks so that you can remove the obstacle between you and your desire.

I also take this time to declutter and clear my home because CLARITY brings room for manifestation. You can read here my full Waning Moon ritual.

Each Phase Has a Purpose

It’s important to not get stuck in any one of the steps in manifesting. Except maybe the celebrating/appreciation step–that one would probably yield great results! But you wouldn’t want to get stuck in the intention setting, or the inspired action, or in the slowing down. They’re ALL important.

Most often we see people perpetually in the action phase, and it’s usually not inspired. Following the moon reminds you to move on to the next phase of manifesting your desire so that not only are you moving through the steps on a continual basis, but so that your intentions stay fresh, clear and focused because you’ll be revisiting them every four weeks.


I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts or questions!

For free spiritual self-care resources and gifts, sign up for the Dwell in Magic weekly newsletter. If you’d like more sacred self-care inspiration, connect with me on Instagram where I share my self-care routine and moon rituals on Insta stories. And if you’d like more direct support and community with like-minded people, come join the Dwell in Magic Facebook group.

Lots of love,

Jessica


Jessica Dimas is the creator of Manifesting Magic with the Moon. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.

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  1. I’m I to learning more about manifestation, I think I manifested the job I have now, I love it! So I’m hoping to bring attention to new ventures of my life. Thank you SO much for taking the time to breakdown and explain each phase and what’s needed to be done.

  2. I love the way you organize and simplify information. I get overwhelmed with so much (too much, actually!!) information that I can’t get focused. This is perfect, just like on your Anything can be book. This is soooo helpful!! Thank you so much!!

  3. Thank you for explaining how each moon phase has it’s specific purpose. I’m trying to get myself personality & my manifesting intentions in line with moon time. And I appreciate you sharing your personal journey…. I feel like I’m in the same boat!! But I’m not ready yet to put myself public. Thank you again!

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I have binge read so many of your posts in the last few days! I've been trying so hard to heal my soul, and I feel like you're introducing me to the tools and techniques to finally do that! Thank you so much!

Melanie D.

2019-03-28T15:54:56-04:00

Melanie D.

I have binge read so many of your posts in the last few days! I've been trying so hard to heal my soul, and I feel like you're introducing me to the tools and techniques to finally do that! Thank you so much!

Hi Jessica. Hope you are well. I have just got your manifesting magic with the moon worksheet and I LOVE IT,THANK YOU.

N.F.

2019-03-29T17:03:23-04:00

N.F.

Hi Jessica. Hope you are well. I have just got your manifesting magic with the moon worksheet and I LOVE IT,THANK YOU.

I have a dedicated album for sacred self-care & I'm posting a bunch of your blog posts and links in them because you are my absolute favourite!! I found you a couple of years ago and started with your "anything can be" bundle and I've been following you ever since and love your stuff ❤Thank you for what you do and for sharing your knowledge with the world!!!

Sandra

2019-03-29T17:05:31-04:00

Sandra

I have a dedicated album for sacred self-care & I'm posting a bunch of your blog posts and links in them because you are my absolute favourite!! I found you a couple of years ago and started with your "anything can be" bundle and I've been following you ever since and love your stuff Thank you for what you do and for sharing your knowledge with the world!!!

Wow, is all I can say. Your blog made me realize that I am 100% an empath. It explains SO MUCH. I am in shock. I've been researching it for four hours now, and I'm just blown away with the answers and validation that I am experiencing. Everything is all making sense now thanks to you. THANK YOU.

C.E.

2019-03-29T17:08:33-04:00

C.E.

Wow, is all I can say. Your blog made me realize that I am 100% an empath. It explains SO MUCH. I am in shock. I've been researching it for four hours now, and I'm just blown away with the answers and validation that I am experiencing. Everything is all making sense now thanks to you. THANK YOU.

Hi Jessica, I have recently discovered your work and I love every word you write. I purchased the Self Care for moms and I am working towards setting up this sacred space and time in between the chaotic time I have currently being a full time working mother and also expecting my second baby in May.

Jisha

2019-03-29T17:12:20-04:00

Jisha

Hi Jessica, I have recently discovered your work and I love every word you write. I purchased the Self Care for moms and I am working towards setting up this sacred space and time in between the chaotic time I have currently being a full time working mother and also expecting my second baby in May.

Thank you so very much for the gorgeous moon calendar!  A lot of time and love went into it–hugely appreciated!

Tracy

2019-03-29T17:13:30-04:00

Tracy

Thank you so very much for the gorgeous moon calendar!  A lot of time and love went into it–hugely appreciated!

Thank you!!!!!!! Just discovering your blog and loving it so much! I marveled at how full the moon looked last night and I am so happy you sent this reminder to act on it.

Cat

2019-03-29T17:14:26-04:00

Cat

Thank you!!!!!!! Just discovering your blog and loving it so much! I marveled at how full the moon looked last night and I am so happy you sent this reminder to act on it.

Oh my gosh. I love you. Thank you for making everything so succinct. You have such a user friendly approach to all of this.

Rhyne

2019-03-29T17:15:10-04:00

Rhyne

Oh my gosh. I love you. Thank you for making everything so succinct. You have such a user friendly approach to all of this.

I just downloaded your 7 day bootcamp. I cannot wait to start it tomorrow! Thank you for making it!!!

Julie

2019-03-29T17:16:43-04:00

Julie

I just downloaded your 7 day bootcamp. I cannot wait to start it tomorrow! Thank you for making it!!!

Hi Jessica! Just wanted to write & say thank you for your 7 Day Bootcamp! I just love it and have implemented morning and evening self-care routines and maintained them for a few weeks. I also have Sacred Self-Care which I can't wait to dive into. Thank you for your blog and courses, they are just wonderful.

Monique

2019-03-29T17:17:39-04:00

Monique

Hi Jessica! Just wanted to write & say thank you for your 7 Day Bootcamp! I just love it and have implemented morning and evening self-care routines and maintained them for a few weeks. I also have Sacred Self-Care which I can't wait to dive into. Thank you for your blog and courses, they are just wonderful.

I'm a new blogger and found your blog planner a couple weeks back. I instantly fell in love with it, it was everything I was looking for and more. I have a horrible habit of buying planners and never using them, until I bought this one. I always have it next to me when I blog and I'm constantly pulling it out to add things to it.

Christina

2019-03-29T17:19:42-04:00

Christina

I'm a new blogger and found your blog planner a couple weeks back. I instantly fell in love with it, it was everything I was looking for and more. I have a horrible habit of buying planners and never using them, until I bought this one. I always have it next to me when I blog and I'm constantly pulling it out to add things to it.

If you don't have Jessica's Manifesting Magic with the Moon worksheets, I highly recommend you invest in them! They help me so much and are easy to follow!!

Kristy L.

2019-03-29T17:22:38-04:00

Kristy L.

If you don't have Jessica's Manifesting Magic with the Moon worksheets, I highly recommend you invest in them! They help me so much and are easy to follow!!

Jessica, you're the first person that really inspired me to take care of myself. In 2016 I really wanted to do daily practices, but I never did it. Reading your words made me give it a try. Thank you so, so much for all of this.

Amanda

2019-03-29T17:23:34-04:00

Amanda

Jessica, you're the first person that really inspired me to take care of myself. In 2016 I really wanted to do daily practices, but I never did it. Reading your words made me give it a try. Thank you so, so much for all of this.

Jessica, I can't even begin to tell you how your book & exercises have been changing my life! Can't thank you enough!! it's been so eye opening for both my husband and I.

Melissa S.

2019-03-29T17:24:24-04:00

Melissa S.

Jessica, I can't even begin to tell you how your book & exercises have been changing my life! Can't thank you enough!! it's been so eye opening for both my husband and I.

Hi Jessica, I've been following you for ages on Instagram and have more recently been finding your group so useful.. so thank you.

Louise

2019-03-29T17:01:17-04:00

Louise

Hi Jessica, I've been following you for ages on Instagram and have more recently been finding your group so useful.. so thank you.

I have purchased both the Anything Can Be bundle and the 7 Day Mini Manifesting Boot Camp. Both are so helpful in prompting me to write out my thoughts and to focus. The worksheets are beautiful, and they have become a calming ritual. I bookend my days with candles glowing and pen in hand.

Sandy

2019-03-29T16:59:19-04:00

Sandy

I have purchased both the Anything Can Be bundle and the 7 Day Mini Manifesting Boot Camp. Both are so helpful in prompting me to write out my thoughts and to focus. The worksheets are beautiful, and they have become a calming ritual. I bookend my days with candles glowing and pen in hand.

Hey Jessica! I have been following you for some time now. Your work is inspiring and resonates with me so much! Your posts on self care have influenced a lot of what I do now and helped me really get into intentional self care. I believe what you offer is so needed in today's world.

Odessa

2019-03-29T16:58:31-04:00

Odessa

Hey Jessica! I have been following you for some time now. Your work is inspiring and resonates with me so much! Your posts on self care have influenced a lot of what I do now and helped me really get into intentional self care. I believe what you offer is so needed in today's world.

Without Jessica's worksheets and the whole bundle that is, I would be so lost, unorganized & frustrated. She has created such an awesome platform for even the newbie like me just getting started. Thank you Jessica!

E.M.

2019-03-29T16:33:49-04:00

E.M.

Without Jessica's worksheets and the whole bundle that is, I would be so lost, unorganized & frustrated. She has created such an awesome platform for even the newbie like me just getting started. Thank you Jessica!

Ahhhh LOVE this! You're so inspiring. I just ordered your Moon Manifesting workbook last night and I'm really loving it from what I've seen, planning to dive in with the full moon worksheets Friday and moving forward! Super appreciate the amazing art and wisdom that you contribute! Keep rocking it, beautiful!!

Stephanie

2019-03-29T16:36:49-04:00

Stephanie

Ahhhh LOVE this! You're so inspiring. I just ordered your Moon Manifesting workbook last night and I'm really loving it from what I've seen, planning to dive in with the full moon worksheets Friday and moving forward! Super appreciate the amazing art and wisdom that you contribute! Keep rocking it, beautiful!!

Your email today literally changed my life. Thanks for contributing such magical elements into my life.

Rosie

2019-03-29T16:38:13-04:00

Rosie

Your email today literally changed my life. Thanks for contributing such magical elements into my life.

Just bought the Manifesting with the Moon worksheet bundle! I've felt drawn to it for while now. Just in time for tomorrow's full moon!! Thank you <3

S.E.

2019-03-29T16:39:05-04:00

S.E.

Just bought the Manifesting with the Moon worksheet bundle! I've felt drawn to it for while now. Just in time for tomorrow's full moon!! Thank you <3

Omg the moon worksheets are my fav!!! A friend asked if it was a course and I was like it's a self-taught course but the pages are self-guided and I love it!!

Frances

2019-03-29T16:40:26-04:00

Frances

Omg the moon worksheets are my fav!!! A friend asked if it was a course and I was like it's a self-taught course but the pages are self-guided and I love it!!

Hi love! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your beautiful moon worksheets! I purchased it over the weekend and I am so excited to get into it!!

Laura E.

2019-03-29T16:41:06-04:00

Laura E.

Hi love! I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your beautiful moon worksheets! I purchased it over the weekend and I am so excited to get into it!!

Hey Jess :) been doing your worksheets and loving them!

Kelly J.

2019-03-29T16:41:51-04:00

Kelly J.

Hey Jess :) been doing your worksheets and loving them!

Hi, just wanted to tell you your blog is wonderful and in a span of 10 minutes gave me answers to two questions I had. Truly magical.

Christina

2019-03-29T16:42:37-04:00

Christina

Hi, just wanted to tell you your blog is wonderful and in a span of 10 minutes gave me answers to two questions I had. Truly magical.

Hi! I'm a hugggge fan, you are such an inspiration and a huge motivator! Thanks for being such an amazing person in today's world.

Dakota

2019-03-29T16:44:11-04:00

Dakota

Hi! I'm a hugggge fan, you are such an inspiration and a huge motivator! Thanks for being such an amazing person in today's world.

Seriously your words are thoughts my mind craves!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful knowledge! Please know you're helping change my life for the better with your posts!!!

S.F.

2019-03-29T16:45:05-04:00

S.F.

Seriously your words are thoughts my mind craves!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful knowledge! Please know you're helping change my life for the better with your posts!!!

Hi Jessica! I wanted to thank you for being so amazing. I have been struggling with panic and anxiety now for some time and have been trying to self heal with some of the strategies you use. I'm 10 days without a panic attack, I'm slowly getting there.

Kellie M.

2019-03-29T16:46:43-04:00

Kellie M.

Hi Jessica! I wanted to thank you for being so amazing. I have been struggling with panic and anxiety now for some time and have been trying to self heal with some of the strategies you use. I'm 10 days without a panic attack, I'm slowly getting there.

Hello Jessica. I just wanted to let you know that your seven day mini manifesting boot camp has helped me a lot and I am only on day two!

Jen

2019-03-29T16:52:03-04:00

Jen

Hello Jessica. I just wanted to let you know that your seven day mini manifesting boot camp has helped me a lot and I am only on day two!

Thank u thank u thank u so much for being so caring and considerate I would have slept with a heavy heart today had I not received your reply. I love reading your articles cause they are easy flowing, not too hard on the brain. Life seems so simple and so amazingly beautiful in your articles. Keep inspiring 👍

Anjum

2019-03-29T16:54:52-04:00

Anjum

Thank u thank u thank u so much for being so caring and considerate I would have slept with a heavy heart today had I not received your reply. I love reading your articles cause they are easy flowing, not too hard on the brain. Life seems so simple and so amazingly beautiful in your articles. Keep inspiring 

Hi! I first found you on Pinterest and from there started following your Instagram page. I truly appreciate your work that focuses on well-being of self & others. Also it gives peace and positive vibes. Keep shining and spreading the magic!

Suchi

2019-03-30T14:16:12-04:00

Suchi

Hi! I first found you on Pinterest and from there started following your Instagram page. I truly appreciate your work that focuses on well-being of self & others. Also it gives peace and positive vibes. Keep shining and spreading the magic!