Our big beautiful moon.
It’s orbit effects the tides of our ocean.
It helps us tell time, and sync up with Circadian rhythms.
Wildlife uses it as a source of navigation.
It cycle is about the same amount of time a Woman experiences her full cycle. The moon is known to effect our emotions.
We all know the tale about strange things happening, or people acting out around a full moon.
The more awareness you bring to the moon & its cycle... and your life,
you can see how certain patterns and experiences in your life match up to these cycles.
When you add Astrology into this mix as well, there is so much to work with.
So much awareness you can have, to truly work with your life experiences instead of against them.
The moon has a full orbit of about 28 days. In this period, it goes from a ”New moon” , or no visible moon, and the moon grows or ‘Waxes’ until it reaches completely illuminated or “Full Moon”. Then it begins to get smaller, and ‘Wane’ until it completely disappears and starts this cycle again. This cycle is also known as the New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter moon. It is truly easy to plan & set intentions with the moon cycle once you get the hang of how the energy ebbs and flows with each cycle. Work with the moon to set intentions, when to release, when to put in the work, and let it guide you.
I encourage using the 3 surrounding days around each direct moon phase (New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon, Last Quarter moon) - You don't have to journal at a specific time that day, and the moon doesn't lose its power the instant the phase isn't direct anymore. It's up to us to use this lunar energy to our advantage in a way that feels right & aligns with us.
This can also be looked at alongside astrology. The moon changes Zodiac signs every 2 and a half days. You can look deeper into the cycle of the moon, and which zodiac sign it is in if you wish. This helps to bring clarity to the energy going on cosmically and can be used to empower you in an even deeper way. If you want to know what sign the moon is in, every day, I suggest downloading an app on your phone for this info, or getting a calendar. The "Moon Calendar" app is great and you can set it as a widget on your phone. This app will tell you the exact percentage of the moon's fullness, the phase, & zodiac sign for that day. This is something I use, so I am always aware of the energy that each day holds.. along with Magic of I Astrology Calendar & Planner. Its amazing. IPhone watch even comes with a built in widget that shows what phase the moon is in. I love this feature!
It is good to also be aware of major transits of Planets, like when they are moving into a new sign or going retrograde. I often notice in Astrology based calendars, there is so much information it can be overwhelming.. and that's why I made my digital calendar. My Astrology calendar was created as a tool to help you plan ahead of time, as well as bring more awareness into your every day life in an easy to understand way. The moon can be used as a tool for self reflection, planning, business launches, manifestations, spells, inner work. Awareness is key to growing, doing inner work, and building our lives. Being intentional doesn't always have to include a big ritual, or a lot of work.
Don't overthink it!
Moon Calendar App: The Moon Calendar on the App Store (apple.com)