I don't know about you, but I am spiritually sensitive to the moon phases. I feel change and transformation during the new moon, and I feel empowered by the full moon. The moon has been this beautiful source of strength for me for as long as I can remember.
The moon itself is a model of wisdom, spiritual connections, intuition, feminine energy. and illusion. The cycle of the moon represents death and reincarnation.
To better understand the phases of the moon, let's look at them individually:
The New Moon is significant for new beginnings. During the New Moon, the moon is between the sun and the Earth. When you cannot see the moon, it signifies that everything is being cleared out (new beginnings).
During this time, you can prepare for this by stepping back, and taking time to breathe and refresh. You can use this time to plan for the next month.
Waxing Crescent Moon:
During this moon phase, the waxing part of the moon is glowing, and the crescent part is illuminated. New intentions are being presented during this time. During the Waxing Crescent Moon, focus on the "why." "Why are you doing what you're doing?" Write all of your intentions down and memorize them. Think about what you'd like to accomplish during the next phase.
First Quarter Moon:
"Decisions, Decisions." The First Quarter Moon is all about decision making. The moon appears half illuminated and half shadowed. Spend this time reflecting on any decisions that need to be made, and also spend time on decisions that you've already made in your life. Did you learn anything from these decisions?
Use what you learn to help avoid obstacles in future decisions.
Waxing Gibbous Moon:
This brightening moon is all about refinement! Ready to put ideas into action? Now's the time to tweak those ideas and give the detail some TLC. This is also the time to reflect on your goals, utilize what is working for you, and what aspects need changing.
Also known as the "Harvest Moon," the Full Moon is all about release, and cementing your intentions. This is the time to make promises to yourself via your soul, and allow for spiritual growth.
Release all of your setbacks, blames, guilt, pretty much all things negative, and look within.
Waning Gibbous Moon:
This is the moon of gratitude. During this moon phase, we need to focus more on ourselves. We should also focus on gratitude. During this time, make a list of everything that you are grateful for.
Third Quarter Moon:
Welcome to the half illuminated/half shadowed moon of forgiveness! During this moon phase, forgive yourself of everything (when I say everything, I mean every-fucking-thing that you've ever done). Forgive your negative habits, negative thoughts, your mistakes, and your downfalls.
Forgiveness is key when it comes to moving on in life. It also helps us approach every situation with love. You can use this time to forgive others as well.
Remember, when we forgive ourselves, we don't do it for ourselves. We do it so WE can be free.
Waning Crescent Moon:
This moon is all about Forgiveness Surrender! During the shrinking of the moon's illumination, take this time to 'let go.' Let go of control (I know, easier said than done. I'm a control freak myself and I have trouble letting go during this time). Holding control over everything does not bring peace. During this time, practice Mindfulness and staying in the present.
The New Moon:
Let's do the Moon Warp again!
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I am a firm believer that the moon hold the key to life. There is a reason why people act funny during the full moon. Not all of them are in tune with what is going on beneath the surface. They feel a certain kind of way, and they don't know why. When you're spiritually connected to energies, you feel the tides, the moon phases, the changes in atmosphere, etc. When you are tuned in, you are able to pinpoint the energies and work with them.
If you are spiritually in tune with the moon phases, or you'd like to be, keep in mind the above information about the moon phases. Work with the moon phase energies and see if you notice a difference in your life.
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