SISTER SOUL MEDICINE
MOON CYCLE & MEDITATIONS
- New Moon - Beginnings
- Waxing Crescent Moon - Set Intention
- First Quarter Moon - Action
- Waxing Gibbous Moon - Refine
- Full Moon - Harvest
- Last Quarter Moon - Release
- Waning Crescent / Balsamic Moon - Surrender
- Waning Gibbous / Disseminating Moon - Grateful
This is the time of the month when the moon and the sun are on the same side of the Earth. To us on Earth it looks like the dark side of the moon is facing us.
Historically during this time, women took time away from everyone during this time, as it represents the menstrual cycle, the menses.
The new moon is about fresh starts. This is a time to retreat to regain strength to start again.
The themes during this time: new beginnings, fresh starts, clean slates.
This is your time to “reboot intensely”. Visualize filling yourself up to recharge under the energy of this new moon. Throw away all unwanted thoughts and excess “junk”.
Give yourself as much alone time as possible. Embrace any feelings of wanting to be alone to introspect. As the Grandmother Moon shifts to her dark side to us, turn yourself inward, move away from the energy of others, take time for yourself.
The sun starts to move closer to the new moon and begins to lighten up. A crescent appears until it grows into a first quarter moon.
This is the time for setting intentions, hopes and wishes. After recharging under the newness of Grandmother Moon, your desires are ready to be planted.
This is the time for laying the mental groundwork on new projects, developing your intentions, writing cheques to the universe or burying your crystals.
About a week after the new moon, we’ve reached the first quarter. We are now one quarter of the way through Grandmother Moon’s cycle.
This is when obstacles appear and we begin to feel some resistance. The first hitch is experienced here, if your intentions were set with the new moon.
The themes here are challenges, decisions, action.
The time for rest and setting your intentions are over and it’s time to work harder than ever. Things will now be thrown and you may need to make decisions on the spot. Stay calm and be flexible. Make decisions that will bring you closer to your desired outcome with the intentions that you set during the new moon. Keep focussed on your desires.
Write yourself a DAILY to-do list using paper and pen. Keep a journal to track everything you are doing to move through this resistance. As you complete the task, cross it off throughout the day, if you can.
The waxing moon is one phase away from becoming a full moon. The largest part of the moon is lit up leaving it to be seen throughout the day.
The themes during this time are adjustment, refining, editing.
During this moon, we realize what we need to change directions on, reevaluate or give up. Things don’t always work out the way we planned and we need to readjust.
This is the time to course correct or make sacrifices. Don’t resist the feelings of change during this phase.
This is when the moon and sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. When the sun is directly across from the moon making the moon shine bright and fully appear to us on Earth.
During this time, not only are they across from each other but the sun and Grandmother moon are in different zodiac signs. We fight to balance between two extremes, which heightens tensions creating high emotions during this time. Do not get emotionally attached to anything during this time.
This is the time to reap the benefits of the seeds of intention that you sowed at the new moon.
During this time, you’ll see new opportunities appear or you may even see the previous week’s results from your hard work. Be open to receive these.
The adventure isn’t over yet. You must return and share what you’ve learned and deal with any issues that came up from the problem or challenge. You are doing more deeper work here.
What do you know?
Grandmother Moon continues to become less illuminated as she moves towards the last quarter moon into another new moon.
The themes during this time are still gratitude, sharing, enthusiasm.
You will continue to feel the benefits of your hard work from the last two weeks. You should be seeing abundance of the “crops”, even if it’s small outcomes to the goals or intentions that you set during the last new moon. This is a good time to give to those around you – feel the love.
This is the time to start releasing the things you’ve been hanging on to that may be preventing you from fully receiving what you desire. Release those blocks and anything that no longer serves you.
Now there is just a sliver of Grandmother Moon being lit up and decreasing as it moves towards the new moon.
This is the time to surrender, rest and recuperate. You’ve now gone through an entire cycle – things have come and gone – willingly or not.
The theme during this time is emptiness.
You will be preparing to set new intentions with the new cycle, but not during this moon. Just relax and surrender to the universe.
Grandmother Moon becomes less illuminated as she moves towards the last quarter moon into another new moon.
The themes during this time is gratitude, sharing, enthusiasm.
Now you should feel the benefits of your hard work from the last two weeks. You should be seeing abundance of the “crops”, even if it’s small outcomes to the goals or intentions that you set during the last new moon. This is a good time to give to those around you – feel the love.
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