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The White Moon Cycle and Red Moon Cycle: Understanding the Differences for Manifestation Magic

Hey ladies! (Pausing for any boys on this blog post… you’ll want to leave now…) Are they all gone?  If not, you had your chance!

Today I’m diving into the world of menstrual magic. Yep, you read that right.  

(Okay now all the boys are definitely gone.)

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Okay girls, we’re talking about the White Moon Cycle and Red Moon Cycle, and how they can enhance your manifestation power. 

Ready to learn more? Let’s dive in!

The Basics: White Moon Cycle vs Red Moon Cycle

The white moon cycle is when you bleed at the new moon and ovulate during the full moon.  The red moon cycle is when you ovulate at the new moon and bleed during the full moon. 

So just think about the full moon, and for you, if you menstruate during the full moon, then you have a red moon cycle.  If you menstruate at the new moon, then you have a white moon cycle.

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So why is it so important to understand these cycles for manifestation magic?  Well, our bodies and minds are deeply connected to the cycles of the moon. Just like how the moon affects the tides, it also affects us on a cellular level. And when we learn to work with these natural rhythms, we can tap into a powerful source of manifestation energy.

Learning about these two moon/menstruation cycles has been eye-opening for my own personal practice.  I’m currently a Red Moon Cycle girl, so I always felt tired at the full moon.  But I thought that since the full moon is the peak of the lunar cycle, that’s when I should be “on.”  

After learning about the red moon cycle, however, I’ve found a new way to follow the moon phases that’s more aligned with my own body and energy levels.

I hope this post will be equally as enlightening for you.  Let’s get into it!

The White Moon Cycle

For women who menstruate, the White Moon Cycle is when they get their period on the New Moon. This means that they are ovulating at the peak of the lunar cycle, the full moon.

If you ovulate at the full moon, you have a natural connection to the energy of growth, and you can use this synchronicity to harness your menstrual magic and supercharge your manifestations. You can set clear intentions, journal, brainstorm, and communicate your desires to the universe.

How a White Moon Cycle Affects the Body and Mind

In a White Moon Cycle, our bodies and minds are in sync with the energy of growth and manifestation during the waxing moon phases. Physically, our bodies are building up towards ovulation, which is the peak of our fertility cycle. Mentally, we may feel more creative, inspired, and motivated to take action towards our goals.

The hormone estrogen plays a key role in this phase, as it helps to build up the uterine lining in preparation for potential pregnancy. This hormone is also associated with feelings of optimism, confidence, and assertiveness. During this phase, we may feel more in tune with our bodies and more connected with our magnetic feminine energy.

On a spiritual level, the White Moon Cycle works with the waxing moon in setting clear intentions, visualizing our dreams, and trusting that they will come to fruition. It’s classic moon phase magic.

How to harness the energy of a White Moon Cycle for manifestation magic

If you have a White Moon Cycle, you can harness its powerful energy to enhance your manifestation magic. Here are some tips to help you tap into this energy:

Set clear intentions

During the waxing moon phase, take time to get clear on your desires and intentions. Write them down, visualize them, and speak them out loud. Be specific and detailed, and focus on what you want to manifest into your life.

Use affirmations

Affirmations are powerful tools for manifesting your desires. Write down positive affirmations that align with your intentions and say them out loud daily during the waxing moon. This will help to reinforce your beliefs and raise your vibration.

Meditate

Meditation is a great way to connect with your intuition and the energy of the White Moon Cycle. Find a quiet place to sit and breathe deeply, focusing on your intentions and desires. Visualize them coming to fruition and trust that they will manifest in the perfect timing.

Tune into your intuition

As you move towards ovulation during the Full Moon, your intuition and psychic abilities may be heightened. Pay attention to your inner voice and listen to your intuition as you set your manifestation intentions.

Connect with nature

Spend time in nature during the waxing moon, soaking up the magnetic energy of the earth. Go for a walk, sit under a tree, or spend time in a park. Connect with the natural world and allow it to support your manifestation magic.

Practice self-care

As your body prepares for ovulation, practice self-care and nurture your body. This may include getting plenty of rest, eating nutritious foods, and engaging in gentle exercise like yoga or walking.

Work with crystals

Crystals are powerful tools for amplifying the energy of the White Moon Cycle. Choose crystals that align with your intentions and carry them with you, wear them as jewelry, or place them on your altar during this phase.

When a woman is moving towards ovulation during the Full Moon, she can work with crystals that are aligned with the energy of growth and manifestation. Some of the best crystals to use during this phase include:

Moonstone

Moonstone is a powerful crystal for enhancing intuition, emotional balance, and fertility. It’s associated with the energy of the moon and is said to help women connect with their feminine power and wisdom.

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is a versatile crystal that can be used for a variety of purposes, including manifestation. It’s said to amplify the energy of other crystals and can be programmed with your intentions to help manifest your desires.

Carnelian

Carnelian is a crystal of courage, creativity, and motivation. It’s said to boost fertility and libido, making it an ideal crystal to use during the White Moon Cycle. We all start feeling pretty sexy when it’s ovulation time, and carnelian is perfect for amplifying this strong magnetic feminine vibe.

Citrine

Citrine is a crystal of abundance, manifestation, and joy. It’s said to help us attract wealth, success, and positivity into our lives, making it an excellent crystal to use during the manifestation process.

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a crystal of love, compassion, and healing. It’s said to help us attract and nurture loving relationships, making it an ideal crystal to use if your manifestation intentions involve love or relationships.

Remember, the most important thing is to choose crystals that resonate with you and align with your intentions.

The Red Moon Cycle

Ah, the Red Moon Cycle – also known as the “Witch’s Moon”. This is when a woman menstruates during the Full Moon and ovulates during the New Moon. It’s the opposite of the White Moon Cycle, and brings with it a different set of energies and opportunities for manifestation.

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During the Red Moon Cycle, your body is shedding old energy and preparing for new growth at the full moon. It’s a time to release what no longer serves you and set intentions for the future. Just like a White Moon cycle,  the Red Moon is a powerful time for manifestation and spells, just in a different way.

How the Red Moon Cycle Affects the Body and Mind

When you menstruate during the Full Moon and ovulate during the New Moon, your body is in a different state of being than during the White Moon Cycle. You may feel more introspective, emotional, and intuitive during this time.

A Red Moon Cycle lets you release old energy, set intentions for new growth, and manifest your desires with the power of the Full Moon.

How to Harness the Energy of the Red Moon Cycle for Manifestation Magic

To harness the energy of the Red Moon Cycle for manifestation magic, try some of these tips:

Create a release ritual

The Full Moon is a powerful time to release what no longer serves you. Try a releasing ritual like writing down what you want to let go of and burning the paper in a fire-safe container.  To enhance your manifestation magic, focus on letting go of any limiting beliefs you may have towards whatever it is that you’re manifesting.

Create a vision board

Use images and words that represent your goals and desires to create a visual representation of what you want to manifest. Place it somewhere you can see it every day. You can do this at the new moon or the full moon, but I like doing it at the new moon to align with my body’s natural state of being ready to create something new while ovulating at the new moon.

I currently make digital vision boards, and it’s super fun! You can read about my process in this post.

Meditate

Take time to quiet your mind and focus on your intentions. You can visualize your desires coming to fruition or simply focus on your breath.

Take a ritual bath

Add essential oils, herbs, and salts to your bath to create a relaxing and cleansing atmosphere. As you soak, visualize yourself releasing any negativity and inviting in positivity and abundance.

Perform a gratitude ritual

Take a moment to express gratitude for what you already have in your life during the Full Moon. This can help shift your focus from what you lack to what you have, and attract more abundance.

Embrace your emotions

The Red Moon Cycle can bring up strong emotions and feelings. Embrace them, and use them as a guide for what needs to be released or manifested.

Set intentions for new growth

During the New Moon, set intentions for what you want to manifest in the future. Write down your desires and focus on the feelings of joy and gratitude that come with achieving them.  You’re ovulating at this time, so intention-setting new moon rituals are a strong practice for any red moon cycle girl.

Use crystals to support your energy

Crystals like moonstone, carnelian, and bloodstone can support your energy during a Red Moon Cycle. Use them in meditation, carry them with you, or wear them as jewelry.

Here are some crystals that can support and enhance the energy of the red moon cycle:

Carnelian

This stone is associated with fertility, passion, and creativity. It can help to balance the sacral chakra and support healthy reproductive function.

Moonstone

Moonstone is a feminine stone that is associated with the moon and the cycles of the feminine. It can help to balance hormones and promote emotional healing.

Rose Quartz

This crystal is associated with love, self-love, and emotional healing. It can help to balance the heart chakra and promote self-care during the menstrual cycle.

Red Jasper

This grounding stone can help to connect with the earth and balance the root chakra. It can also help to reduce menstrual cramps and other physical discomforts associated with the menstrual cycle.

Garnet

This crystal is associated with passion, vitality, and manifestation. It can help to balance the sacral chakra and support healthy reproductive function.

Differences Between the White Moon Cycle and Red Moon Cycle

While the white moon cycle and red moon cycle are both lunar-based menstrual cycles, they differ in terms of when a woman bleeds and ovulates.

In the white moon cycle, a woman typically menstruates during the new moon and ovulates during the full moon. This cycle is associated with qualities such as heightened intuition, emotional sensitivity, and creativity.

On the other hand, in the red moon cycle, a woman typically menstruates during the full moon and ovulates during the new moon. This cycle is associated with qualities like assertiveness, physical stamina, and a direct connection to the earth.

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Of course, it’s important to remember that every woman’s experience is unique, and these are just general tendencies associated with each cycle.

Understanding the differences between these two cycles can help women to better connect with their bodies and use the energies of the lunar cycle to support their manifestation magic. By tuning into the rhythms of their own menstrual cycles, women can align their intentions and actions with the natural ebb and flow of the moon’s energy.

White Moon Cycle Manifestation Practices

For those with a white moon cycle, the full moon phase is the ideal time to focus on manifestation. This is a time for action and outward expression, as you tap into your physical ovulation energy and connection to the earth. 

By harnessing the heightened energy of the full moon phase and taking aligned action towards your goals, you can bring your desires into fruition and manifest your dreams.

Here’s a summary of what a woman with a white moon cycle can do to enhance her manifestation power on the new and full moon:

New Moon

During the new moon, a woman with a white moon cycle can use this time to set intentions for the upcoming month. This is a great time to focus on internal reflection and connect with your intuition. Release any limiting beliefs you have and look towards this next moon cycle with a clean slate.  Take time to do some resting, as you might be tired during this time in your cycle.

You can light a candle, meditate, or create a vision board to help clarify your goals and desires for the next lunar cycle. You can also work with crystals like moonstone, labradorite, or clear quartz to enhance your intuition and manifesting power.

The focus here is to combine your body’s shedding during menstruation with energetic shedding and letting go of what’s no longer serving you that the new moon brings.  Make a clean slate for new things to enter your life.

Full Moon

Since a woman with a white moon cycle ovulates during the full moon, this is a powerful time for manifestation. Use the full moon to amplify any intentions that you set during the new moon. You can do this by visualizing your desires coming to fruition, writing affirmations, or performing a full-on manifestation ritual. Some recommended crystals to work with during this time are selenite, amethyst, or rose quartz to support your manifestation and emotional balance.

Remember to tune into your body and intuition during these times, and do what feels right for you. By harnessing the power of the white moon cycle, you can enhance your manifestation abilities and bring your desires into reality.

Red Moon Cycle Manifestation Practices

For those with a red moon cycle, the new moon phase is the ideal time to set intentions and plant seeds for the future. This is a time for introspection and deep inner work, as you tap into your intuition, your physical ovulation,  and connect with your emotional landscape. 

By setting clear intentions and visualizing your desires during the new moon phase, you can align your energy with the natural flow of the lunar cycle and amplify your manifestation power.

Here’s a summary of what a woman with a red moon cycle can do to enhance her manifestation power on the new and full moon:

New Moon

During the new moon, a woman with a red moon cycle is ovulating and can use this time to focus on active manifestation. This is a powerful time to set intentions for the next lunar cycle and to work on manifesting your desires. You can do this by visualizing your goals and desires coming to fruition, creating a full-on manifestation ritual, or working with affirmations. Some recommended crystals for this time are citrine, carnelian, or pyrite to support manifestation and abundance.

The goal here is to combine your physical ovulation (basically being ready to create life), with planting energetic seeds of the new moon’s new beginning vibes.

Full Moon

During the full moon, a woman with a red moon cycle is menstruating and can use this time for release and letting go. Take this opportunity to release any negative energy or limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from manifesting your desires. 

You can do this by journaling, taking a salt bath, or performing a gratitude ritual for what has already entered your life. Recommended crystals for this time are black tourmaline, obsidian, or smoky quartz to support grounding and release.

So to sum it up, the main differences in the two moon phases are this:

New Moon

The white moon cycle woman focuses on creating a clean slate for the next lunar cycle.  She can do a gratitude ritual for what she already has, and start setting intentions for this next moon cycle.

The red moon cycle woman focuses on manifesting during this time.  She can do a manifestation ritual, visualizing what she wants to happen, making a crystal grid, journaling, or however else she wants to manifest what she wants into her life.  Go hard, baby.  This is your power time.

Full Moon

The white moon cycle woman focuses on the amplified manifestation magic of the energies of the Full Moon.  She can do a manifestation ritual, journaling, meditating and visualizing her goals, anything she wants at this time to put out the vibes for pulling in what she wants.  This is your power time.  You’re basically a manifestation goddess right now!

The red moon cycle woman focuses on gratitude on the full moon.  She can meditate or do a gratitude ritual/journaling for what she’s thankful for right now.  She releases anything that’s not serving her, and wipes her slate clean in preparation for the next manifestation cycle at the coming new moon.

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You can see how the moon energies are similar, just done in different ways to match what’s going on with our bodies at the time.

The Full Moon is always about gratitude, things coming to fruition, abundance, and being fully seen.  The white moon cycle woman is in her active energy at this time, so she does her main manifesting work here.  The red moon cycle woman is in her passive time, so she does her gratitude and letting go of what isn’t serving her work here.

The New Moon is always about starting a new lunar cycle, planting seeds, and taking time to be silent in the darkness.  The white moon cycle woman takes time to be still here and to let go of what’s no longer serving her, and showing gratitude for what she already has.  The red moon cycle woman is in her power at this time, so this is when she focuses on the new beginnings of this moon phase and does her main manifestation work here.

What about if my period changes which moon phase I have it in?

If you have been tracking your menstrual cycle and notice a shift from bleeding during the new moon to bleeding during the full moon, this can indicate a shift in your energetic alignment. It could be a sign that you are moving from a White Moon Cycle to a Red Moon Cycle or vice versa.

A shift in your menstrual cycle may also indicate a change in your life circumstances, such as a new job, a move, or a relationship shift. It’s essential to pay attention to these shifts and tune into your body’s wisdom. Your menstrual cycle can be a powerful tool for understanding and navigating the changes in your life.

It is also important to note that not all women have a consistent menstrual cycle, and it is normal to experience variations from cycle to cycle. However, if you notice a significant shift in your cycle that persists over several months, it may be helpful to seek the guidance of a healthcare provider.

Overall, a shift in your menstrual cycle from new moon to full moon, or vice versa, can be a powerful opportunity for growth and transformation. It can signify a shift in your energetic alignment and provide valuable insights into your body, mind, and life circumstances.

You can keep tracking your cycle and change your manifestation practice to stay in tune with wherever your body is at.


In this post, we explored the power of the White Moon Cycle and Red Moon Cycle and how each cycle can be harnessed for manifestation magic. We learned that the White Moon Cycle is when a woman menstruates on the new moon and ovulates on the full moon, while the Red Moon Cycle is the opposite, with menstruation occurring on the full moon and ovulation on the new moon.

We also discussed how each cycle affects the body and mind and shared tips and rituals for working with the energy of each cycle.

Our menstrual cycle is a powerful tool that can help us manifest our deepest desires. By understanding and working with the energies of the White Moon Cycle or Red Moon Cycle, you can tap into the rhythms of the universe and harness the power of manifestation magic.

Remember, whether you flow with the white moon cycle or the red moon cycle, your menstrual cycle is a powerful tool for manifestation. Embrace your cycle and trust the magic within you!

Happy manifesting!

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