To better understand how each these can affect you in everyday life, lets touch on how you can use the Moon calendar to jot down some notes on how it impacts you personally and why.
There are two basic principles to understand about the cycles of the Moon. When it is waxing, it is the time to build. When it is waning, it is a time to withdraw.
Each is covered below to give you an idea of how to integrate it into your everyday life - it will start to become easier and easier as you use it more. Pretty soon you will get a good idea on how to make the most of each cycle in your day-to-day activities.
NEW MOON CYCLE
Good time to have an awareness of new is coming into your life and what their needs and expectations are of you. This is considered a lower energy time. A time for the completion of old tasks and activities and the preparation for new ones.
Everything is considered to be in a lull at this time, life energy, emotions and physiological activity. It is often thought not the best time to start new projects - but it may represent the end of a cycle with a new project or job coming up. So in essence the ending of something in preparation for the beginning of something new.
A positive time to get things done. Thoughts are best focused on the creation and starting of things. Easiest to think of it from a farming perspective. Waxing is a time for planting and growing.
FIRST QUARTER CYCLE
Often a turning point in a situation, project or idea.
Waxing means to slowly increase and the intensity increases at this point just before the Full Moon Cycle. Listening skills tend to be less evident - as people get more engaged and focused during this time.
The full Moon appears when the Sun and the Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth. Emotions tend to be at a high. Social time is at a high. This is a time of increased creativity and intuition is heightened as well.
Great time for business and sales. Purchasers have to be aware of the impulsive spend when the Moon is full.
This is a time that represents completion. The culmination of all that has come before. Wrapping things up, finalizing details and finishing projects. Easiest to think of the waning moon from a farming perspective. Waning is a time for weeding and harvesting.
In a way the opposite of the Waning Gibbous Moon. This is when the New Moon is looming. A feeling of needing to get things done, a sense of urgency and a time to get more out of things. Shopping for bargains would fit in here too.
Sometimes referred to as a 'resting moon'. The Moon circles the Earth in about twenty-eight days and in this process moves through each Zodiac sign. As the Moon is moving through the sign she touches the planets forming aspects to them which last but a few hours. Eventually the Moon reaches the planet that is in the highest degree of that zodiac sign. From this point until entering the next sign, the Moon is referred to as waning crescent or void-of-course.
How does that impact us in our day-to-day lives? Plans and decisions that are made during this time often do not turn out as expected. Our judgement can be clouded.
Routine tasks work out fine during this time. It is an ideal time for reflection and setting aside for relaxation is a good way to make the best of a resting Moon.