The connection between the feminine cycle and the moon cycle is as universally known and acknowledged as the one between the moon cycle and the tides of all the waters on earth. Did you know that there is high and low tide even in a glass of water? It is too weak to be seen, but it is clearly measurable. Interesting, isn’t it?
Obviously, not all of our activities follow such a 28-day short cycle, some cells in our bodies take years to renew. However, many things and activities can be timed with the moon and will benefit from choosing the right time. Planning or starting things in harmony with nature is very old knowledge and even the bible says that „to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven“.
Finding the perfect time
The New Moon: When it all begins
The new moon is the perfect time for planning something new. Write your to-do-lists at this time of the lunar circle. Start planning new projects, make a fresh start, look for a new job, or sort things out with friends or relatives.
In a waxing moon:
Now is the time to put your money where your mouth is and put your plans into action.
As the quarters go by you will find your initial plans take up speed. Use the energy of the crescent moon to get things done or do a little gardening. Plants will grow beautifully now. The last few days before the full moon are the most powerful ones, so make sure you save this time to put the finishing touches to your projects.
The Full Moon: The time of completion.
This is the time of the month when we are at our fullest and most energetic, a high tide in our bodies. Our skin is plump and rosy, our hair may seem a little lax, as it is less dry and therefore heavier and softer than usual. Because all our cells are so absorbent, the full moon is the perfect time for face packs and hair masks, but not a good time for haircuts or dyes.
In a waning moon:
The waning moon is a time to sit back and relax from what you have done. Take it more slowly and start cleaning up and tying up all the loose ends that have not been tackled before.
A waning moon is also a good time to draw conclusions and make sure you get rid of all the unwanted clutter in your life. It is also a perfect time for cleaning out your drawers and closets at home.
The Lunar Phases of January 2019
Waning Moon (last quarter): From 27 January
New Moon: 06 January
Waxing Half Moon: From 14 January
Full Moon: 21 January
Traditionally, each of the twelve full moons in a year has its place and function in the course of the seasons. This is why they each have a name of their own. Following the Celtic tradition, the November Moon is usually called either Hunter's Moon or Snow Moon. As this is also the time when beavers get active and ready for winter and trappers were hoping to make a good catch, this full moon is also referred to as Beaver Moon in the Americas.