In modern life, the lunar calendar is often seen as a superfluous one. The full moon itself doesn’t receive much notoriety unless it's preceded by a long list of astronomical phenomena, like January’s Super Blue Blood Moon. But there’s a strong tradition of orienting activities around the phases of the moon, especially as the moon influences plants and animals. Several religions adhere to the lunar calendar for holidays and celebrations. At the individual level, many people use the 29-day lunar cycle as a map for meditation and manifestation rituals as part of their spiritual work. The phases of the moon correspond with particular ideas and actions that help bring an intention to life. Try a new diet, workout routine, meditation practice, or general lifestyle change and see how the lunar cycle complements the change.
Here’s a quick guide to the lunar cycle and its role in manifestation rituals: