In ancient times, people were learning about the mysteries of the universe based on how the stars and planets moved, but also the phases of the moon. At night, the best leaders would sit down and gaze at the stars, searching for answers. Nowadays, it can be more difficult to catch the stars and the moon. This is because of the bright lights in the cities and more time spent being inside.
However, even though we cannot see the planets, that doesn’t mean we are not affected by them. The moon phases are a normal 29-day period that can determine your mood, the ideal time to begin or stop a project, and more.
The new moon may seem disturbing, but it is in fact the right time of the moon cycle to try anything new. There is plenty of room for new possibilities when a new moon is happening. When you go forward in your project, the moon is going to guide you and always be by your side.
This moon is the one that is growing brighter. Waxing moons may be anything from the unclear sliver of the moon to the quarter crescent that begins to brighten up the sky. As the moon proceeds to grow, you may feel a need for security and encouragement.
First quarter moon
It is the first quarter of the moon when it is half-full. This is one of the phases of the moon that may has a lot of upsetting energy, motivating you to shake things up and seek a new approach to your daily activities. This energy might cause you anxiety because change can lead to positive or negative feelings.
This moon is three-quarters full and it allows you to learn and discover new truths and understanding. Throughout one of these phases of the moon, you can find yourself wondering how things work and why they occur. Therefore, you can use this time to create a positive change.
A full moon can feel empowering due to the warm, bright light it brings. During the full moon period, you might notice that you don’t sleep very well. In addition, you may wake up in the middle of the night when the moon is shining the brightest. You can feel most connected with your natural instincts throughout this period. It’s a great time of the month to reflect on your aspirations and foundation.
Waning gibbous moon
The waning moon goes from full to three-quarters full. Therefore it’s getting darker each night. In this time, you can focus on thinking about the knowledge from the previous phase of the moon cycle and implementing it to your life.
Last quarter moon
During this phase, the moon is only half full and becomes darker each night. As there is much less sunlight, this is an indication to start focusing on your natural light to help you in your decisions. Take the wisdom that you developed on the full moon and use it.
Waning crescent moon
The final stages of the lunar cycle before the next new moon can make you feel like you need to complete tasks quickly. Use this opportunity to release the past and move on to the new phase. This inevitable end of the process often signifies a new beginning.