In South India power-cuts are frequent. At night, there are no bright street lights as there are in the West. So as soon as it gets dark and if you’re outside, your attention is quite often drawn to the big bright moon and the sky full of stars.
When you pay attention to the moon, you become more connected to this force, which is the only satellite of our Earth. You start paying attention to its cycles and you start wondering how they affect the Earth and humanity.
You are led, after some time, to actively seek out information about moon cycles, but deep inside you already know it. It’s quite obvious, when you think about it.
Yet in cities it’s hard to get into the flow of moon cycles, since fluorescent lights shine at night, and in general, most people in cities are very disconnected from the nature that keeps them alive, due to the absence of it.
Moon cycles and how to get into harmony with them
I wanted to cut my hair ends recently, but intuition told me not to. It’s not the right moon cycle. It was the waning moon, which means that if I cut may hair during this time, it would grow very slowly. So I will wait till the new moon, as this will insure that my hair will grow fast.
By the way, I cut my own hair when I’m in a new place and can’t find the person I can entrust this job to. You should place a very great importance on who’s cutting your hair too, but that’s another topic.
New moon is perfect for starting new ventures, yet some argue it’s better to wait till the moon shows up a little bit, or starts waxing, in other words. I feel that new moon is the time to prepare everything for the launch of business or venture, and then announce the launch when a little bit of the moon gets exposed.
With the waxing moon you should continue to develop your business or any other activity, and the culmination will be achieved during the full moon. You should get most customers/acknowledgment or success during the full moon time, as your actions/business reached monthly maturity.
I would advise not to start new ventures during the full moon, as that may indicate that a venture will be very successful at first (full moon has the most energy), but soon it will start losing influence/customers/success. This time would be proper to start something new only if you want it to have full impact at first, and then to end quickly.
When the moon starts waning (getting smaller), it’s not the time to start anything new that you hope to succeed. It’s the time to end something old, that’s not serving you anymore. The waning energy of the moon will help you to extinguish old negative friendships, cut bonds with selfish or incompatible people, and to remove negative energies from your auric field.
Use this lowering energy time to resolve conflicts, remove weeds from your garden, heal your illnesses and end activities that are killing your soul (e.g. soul-less work, bad habits and so on). Use this time for taking action to put a stop to something, to diminish something that’s negative or what’s not serving you anymore.
Waning moon time is perfect for removing illnesses by, for example, using healing salts to draw the sick energy out of your body, or to play singing bowls counter-clockwise to suck out bad energies. These healing tools will have extra drawing energy due to the special moon cycle.
Although widely forgotten and even attributed to fantasy myths, moon cycles affect people and nature tangibly. If you feel and live according to moon’s cycles, it will make you life easier, because you will have extra energy that’s not your own helping you to increase success or diminish negativity.
New moon should be used to start something, and this start-up should be visible to the public when the moon starts waxing.
Full moon will signify the culmination of your goals and ventures. It’s the high-energy time, manifesting success and abundance. It’s not the time to start anything new though, unless you want it to finish fast.
Waning moon is the time to deal with unpleasant matters which you no longer want to have in your life. It’s the time to uproot negative thought patterns, cut old bonds and remove negative energies from your aura.
If you have more tips about moon cycles or would like to contribute something else to this topic, leave a comment below.