I moon you

 Painting by the magical  Stella Maria Baer

Painting by the magical Stella Maria Baer

My fascination for lunar cycles has slowly grown into a healthy obsession. Although I could go on into a million word piece on how important this natural cycle is to our lives, I'll hold back + fill you in on what exactly that great big sky circle is all about.

Just like my cool weather craving for a warm root vegetables + Hardywood GBS creeps around every fall, the moon's monthly transition + its energetic pull are no different. She (yes, the moon carries feminine energy) dances around the earth through different phases, just like the changing seasons. Each phase is packed with different energies, emotional pulls + heightened physical states that you might take slight notice in + shrugged off. For example, a full moon amplifies emotions (anger, sensitivity, etc.) while a new moon can give you a burst of energy. It is argued more babies are born during a full moon (hello, gravitational pull) + estrogen levels increase during a waxing moon. Farmers plant flowers + vegetables that bear crops above ground during the waxing phase of the moon (new to the full moon) + the ones that grow below the ground during the waning moon (full to new moon).

The more I open up + talk about this beautiful phenomenon with people I feel are aligned with learning about it, there seems to be genuine desire to learn more about this magical cycle. So here I am, the moon maven. To know exactly what the hell I'm talking about + what comes with each phase, you'll find it all below.


 Moon phases

 Moon phases diagram

1. NEW MOON
set intentions for your journey or start a new project, move, purchases, etc. This is the optimal time to make plans for what you'd like to come into fruition.

2. WAXING MOON
the time of gathering information, action, making plans + the start of change. Also a time of physical regeneration + strength, the moon amplifies this energy.

3. FULL MOON
high + heightened emotions during this phase. The theme of letting go to things that no longer serve you during this time are powerful. This is also a time to look back + become thankful for how far you've come.

4. WANING MOON
time for rest + introspection, but also a phase to remove old ways of thinking, habits or relationships. This is a wonderful time to organize, rid things you no longer need or cut cords.

THEN THE PROCESS STARTS AGAIN WITH THE NEW MOON
 


ASTROLOGY +
THE MOON

The second piece to each lunar phase is the Astrological influence. Each full or new moon phase falls on a certain Astrological sign (12 signs total) during it's monthly course around earth. Whatever sign the moon falls in, elements of those signs are amplified or felt. For example, if the Full Moon is in the sign of Cancer:

CANCER TRAITS: emotional, creative, loyal, protective
+
MOON THEME: heightened emotions or letting go
= surge of creativity, caring for a loved one or letting go of controlling a particular issue

This is the most simplistic overview that makes most sense to me (+ hopefully you too). To make it easier, below you'll find a list of this year's moon phases, dates, astrological influence + general theme,  plus snag the Astrology-inspired roll-on blends to embrace each phase to the max here.

2019 moon phases astrology
 Lunar Moon phases in 2018 with dates and astrological influences.

Lunar Moon phases in 2018 with dates and astrological influences.