We all know there’s a bit of magic and mystery that exists within the cycles of the Moon, affecting everything from our emotions and feelings to our most personal dreams when we sleep.
When it comes to the New Moon, the mysterious phase in the Moon cycle where the Moon appears to be all but disappeared, our energy and the world around us will often be one of release and renewal.
With the slate clean and the Moon cycle starting anew, this is often a fortuitous time to set goals, plans and see what new trajectories the Universe has in store for you. And with an open mind, you may see this outlined pristinely in your dreams.
In other words… it’s time to use both the power of the New Moon and the landscape of your own dreams to reach your fullest potential this moon cycle!
The Magic of Dreamwork
There is a reason why “dreamwork” is one of the most powerful forms of spiritual practice and self-reflection you can do.
It’s accessible, intimately linked with your subconscious world, and thus easily influenced by the powerful phases of the Moon. Anyone can do it because anyone can dream, no matter how much you might struggle initially with remembering where your mind ran off to the night before.
With simple dream interpretation techniques and practice, you’ll be able to crack the code on what the purest part of your intuition is trying to communicate to you. Especially during the New Moon phase, where the energy is very new and fresh, these messages can be crucial to pushing us towards the initial right direction.
So keep an open mind and remain open to the idea that what you initially may have wanted to manifest or work on this moon cycle may change according to the whims of the Universe!
4 Steps to Working With Your New Moon Dreams
1. Understand the New Moon
Not all New Moons are created equal.
While New Moons, in general, are powerful times of renewal and change, results may vary depending on the sign that the Moon is residing in. All zodiac signs carry different energy and influence different themes more prominently, so you’ll want to make sure you know what energy you’re working with first.
So, do your research, make some notes, and take them into serious consideration.
If something in your dream is initially confusing and you’re not sure what it might be referring to, you can check up on the sign that the New Moon is in for a hint as to the themes you should be looking for!
The New Moon we have coming up on February 11th is in the zodiac sign of Aquarius! So expect your imagination, and likely your dreams, to run a little wild.
Discover the different New Moons: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons
2. Set Up a Sacred Sleeping Ritual
Light some candles or incense, meditate, or take a hot bath before nodding off to sleep on the night of a New Moon.
It goes a long way to make a sacred space or ritual to support the intention of receiving intuitive messages through your dreams. While the actual motions of setting this up are entirely up to you, each action should be taken with intention.
So if you know that a cup of tea is particularly relaxing for you before bed or that some music to set the mood will do the trick, make sure to go out of your way to do that for yourself!
Not only is it great for the New Moon, but it’s also just great self-care.
3. Keep a Dream Journal & Reflect
Especially if you have difficulty remembering your dreams, it’s a good idea to keep a dream journal right by your bedside.
You can dedicate some time in your day later to trying to decode your dream symbols later. Your priority should be to jot down everything that you remember.
And whether or not you remember only pieces of a dream or they seem to make no sense at all, write down everything that comes to mind! With the wild energy of the New Moon, you never really know how impactful those messages and symbols might be later on.
You can also write down the feelings and emotions you are experiencing upon waking up if you truly cannot remember your dream. Even these little nudges can be great indicators of what is to come.
You might want to check out: Dream Journalling & Tips to Enhance Your Memory
4. Change, Magic, & Intention
The best and final way to use your New Moon dreams is to ask yourself very honestly what they may be pushing you to change.
The energy of the New Moon being so full of potential can push you towards great heights. So, you must maintain your intentions of progress and inner empowerment throughout the entire Moon cycle.
Progress can only come from steady dedication. While the New Moon opens doors, you still have to walk through them!
What Will You Dream?
As we said, you may not always immediately understand what your dreams are trying to communicate to you.
It’s possible that you’ll understand later down the line in the midst of the Moon cycle or will fortuitously understand right in the moment you need guidance. Whatever the case, though, just know that New Moon dreams have the power to propel you towards great change and awareness if you’re open to it.
What powerful messages have you received from the New Moon before? And how do you plan to use the next ones?