The moon has the mystical and divine power to influence the entire universe, but do you ever wonder how its phases affect you personally? Let’s dive into the meaning and significance of each moon phase!
As each day passes the sun and the moon battle for power and at each equinox they finally find a balance that is often reflected in our own lives. As we move through the seasons, the earth goes through an eternal cycle that is powered by both the sun and the moon; and, as we too are nature, we also move through the same cycle while our growth can reflect the phases the moon.
With the help of the sun, the moon goes through several phases that affect our entire planet. The moon’s phases affect the movement of nature, the wisdom of water and they can uplift us or send us into overdrive. Having an understanding of the moon’s phases can empower us so that we can seize the opportunities for growth and introspection.
There are 8 phases of the moon:
- New Moon
- Waxing Crescent Moon
- First Quarter Moon
- Waxing Gibbous Moon
- Full Moon
- Waning Gibbous Moon
- Third Quarter Moon
- Waning Crescent Moon
Let’s dive into the significance of the 4 core phases which include the new moon, waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon.
During the new moon phase, the moon is not visible within the sky leaving us with a dark night. During the new moon, the cosmos offer us an opportunity to go inward and asses what we want to bring into our life and the actions that we will take to make those dreams our reality. This is a time to dream of and create new beginnings for yourself. Themes of rebirth and renewal represent the new moon phase.
What is my purpose?
What are my top priority goals?
During the waxing moon, the moon is expanding towards its full phase. This is an expansive time that encourages us to take action towards our goals. Themes of motivation and abundance represent the waxing moon phase.
What am I grateful for each day?
How am I taking action towards fulfilling my purpose?
The full moon phase is a time of balance, like an equinox. The full moon is, in a way, a time of harvest where we can witness the abundance of the manifestations that we've been nurturing. Themes of completion, integration and celebration represent the full moon.
What cycles am I completing?
How can I honor how far I’ve come?
After the moon is full, it begins to pull back towards the new moon in preparation to begin a new cycle. The waning moon allows us to look within during this retrospective time and let go of what doesn’t serve us. Themes of introspection, surrender and rest represent the waning moon phase.
What do I need to let go of?
What change do I need to embrace?
We hope that this journal entry deepens your understanding of the moon phases!
[add this sentence once the other blog is live] If you want to know which crystal and what gemstone jewelry can support you during each moon phase, then check out this entry here.