Did you know that farmers and gardeners have been planning their planting and harvests by the lunar phases of the zodiac, for millennia?
We can learn the secrets of lunar phases from those who work in tune with the earth. This life-hack can help to bring our lives into balance.
You may have noticed that life goes on a rollercoaster, emotions up and down, with people who go hot and then suddenly cold. The phase that the moon is in correlates with universal moods and emotions. Our emotions are like water, and they move about like the tides.
The etymology of the word month originated from the moon. Before the Gregorian calendar, many ancient peoples divided their days, months and years by lunar phases. Since the dawn of time, ancient man has noticed that the moon influences our lives.
Let’s see how the different phases of the moon affect us. Furthermore, we can learn how to use the various stages to pre-empt many events in our lives and ultimately take control.
The lunar phase or phase of the Moon is the shape of the directly sunlit portion of the Moon as viewed from Earth. The lunar phases gradually and cyclically change over the period of a synodic month (about 29.53 days), as the orbital positions of the Moon around Earth and of Earth around the Sun shift.
There are eight lunar phases that symbolize the cycle of life:
When the moon is new, it is is not visible. The reason is that it sits between the earth and the sun.
The new moon is a period of darkness. However, you may have noticed that the stars shine brighter when it is darker. Darkness is the time when what is internal becomes clearer to us. Sparks of new ideas become apparent to us.
Now is the time to plan, create lists, weigh pros and cons and draw a blueprint for you wildest dreams. But don’t take action just yet.
A tiny sliver of light appears in they sky, which is a sign of progression for your plans. Whichever sign the Sun is in that month, will experience an energy progression into the next sign. The zodiac is the wheel of life, and each sign is growth from the previous ones.
But it is a time for baby steps. Breaking plans down into smaller bite size chunks. Not rushing in like a fool where angels fear to tread. So take that tiny first step.
The moon is now square to the sun. This means you could find your first obstacles to your plans for the month. But reality is full of obstacles, so rather than try to forge ahead like a bull, take the time to reassess your plans to accommodate.
Make sure you also look to see if these obstacles offer secrets that can enhance your projects and dreams. There is not much in life that we can’t change our perspective about, to begin instead to see these things as a gift.
The moon is nearly full, and things look like they are coming together. But you are not there yet. Now is not the time to quit when you are ahead, if things look like they aren’t coming together they way you want.
It is just that your dreams and plans are not fully cooked yet. A watched pot never boils. Patience is now critical.
The moon is now opposite the sun. The light that was hidden behind the Moon now shines brightly on the lunar surface for the earth for all to see.
The fruit is ripe. Your plans realized.
The symbolism of the moon being opposite the sun implies “other.” This reminds us that we give our gifts to others, else they have no value. Like a fruit falling from a tree only to decay, the culmination of our plans must benefit and nourish others.
If you have allowed your gifts to nourish others, you will feel no loss as the culmination of your plans and goals start to lose light. Nevertheless, some can feel as though all was for naught if they haven’t shared their fruits.
Keep in mind that deep inside the fruits you distribute are seeds of further dreams and plans.
You may feel you are now left with a shell of what was, and things appear empty or sparse. The moon is making another square to the sun, and it feels like there is a paradoxical voice taunting you that your dream has gone.
But don’t be mistaken. The paradox is suggesting how you can dream bigger and better next time. For your next goals and plans, take heed of the messages.
There may be a feeling of grief that all is lost. If you wasted your fruits and let them decay, trust that their seeds are preparing to be engulfed by the nourishing earth.
Reminisce what beauty and light you experienced, and remember that it will return. But it is okay to grieve. Grieving connects us with the ancient soil. Before you know it, it will be New Moon again, and you can begin this cycle afresh.