Scroll down to see the Moon’s Daily Phase
The Moon has always been surrounded by an aura of mystery. Cave drawings of our ancestors even depicted the fascination of the moon’s phases. The other fascination that has stood the test of time is how the moon affects our moods. We may not turn into werewolves, but emotional imbalances is where the term “lunacy” was derived. Increased activity is always a huge occurrence during the full moon phase as our emergency rooms and police departments seem to experience a higher clientele base. Sleeplessness is yet another factor. I’ve known for years now that I won’t sleep during the night of or even the night before the full moon because I have way to much energy. How does the moon affect you? Let’s take a look at the different phases and their interpretations in comparison to our daily life.
The New or Crescent Moon – Beginnings
It’s time to begin projects, new regimes, fresh starts. Some gardeners maintain that this is the best time to plant seeds – you can easily imagine that this is a symbol for many things
The First Quarter Moon – Action
The Moon reaches her first quarter seven days after the New Moon. Take your projects out there and do something practical about those decisions or wishes you made when the Moon was new.
The Gibbous Moon – Movement
The Moon is now waxing larger as it moves from New towards Full. The next seven days have a forward momentum. If you began something new, like a diet, at the New Moon, you should be seeing some results by now. Not the final results you imagined, but moving towards them.
The Full Moon – Harvest
The lunar energies peak now, fourteen days into the cycle. It is harvest time, possibly for projects begun at a New Moon months beforehand. Results in just two weeks are hard to find in most endeavours……although we can always dream. Emotions may peak one way or another too.
The Disseminating Moon – Thinking
The Moon begins to wane, and energies and thoughts turn inwards. This is a good time to think about your projects or the direction you are following. Use what you have learned and bide your time.
The Third Quarter Moon – Shuffling the deck
If you need to fine-tune things, now’s the time. It’s about seven days since the Full Moon. Work with what you have, and make it better. It’s not a good time to go after anything new, but a great time to polish up your skills and make things work out. Anything you don’t need, or which isn’t working can be recycled or thrown out now. Needless to say, this is a good time to clear out cupboards, weed your garden, clean out your closet so to speak.
The Balsamic Moon – Release
The waning Moon has reached its last phase. It is a time of release. If you want to let go of a relationship, job, or anxiety this is the perfect time to focus on this desire. You may feel peaceful, or empty. The final days just before the New Moon are also called the dark of the Moon, because it sheds so little light. Symbolically, this suggests the inner world is more important than the outer world at this point in the cycle.