By Priscila Lima de Charbonnières
08 july 2022
Did you know that the moon has a great influence on the ocean? The combination of Earth’s gravity and the gravitational pull of the moon creates a phenomenon called tidal force, which is what causes our ocean tides to change. In fact, the moon greatly affects the planet overall, in particular water, which is interesting, given our body is made up of 70% water. So, that means that the moon has a great effect on us too.
You may have not thought about it before, but the different phases of the moon provide powerful energy for self-care, productivity, outward connection, or inward contemplation. Becoming more aware of the changing cycles of the lunar phases, will empower you to recognize your own changing energy cycles, so that you can plan your month accordingly and take advantage of your physical, emotional, and mental shifts more effectively.
My Mood is a simple tracker which, when used consistently, allows you to understand your patterns and emotions around the key phases of the moon. Once you commit to tracking your mood you will be able to use the changes in the moon and your energy flow to your advantage in your daily life.
Understand thee four key moon phases:
New Moon: New start
The new moon is when the moon is in conjunction with the Sun, therefore we cannot see the sunlight reflecting the moon. It’s a good time to set intentions for the month ahead, clarify your goals, start new projects, and acknowledge your growth since the previous new moon. It’s also a good time to let go of what no longer serves you and give you room for something new to begin. So, grab your journal, or start a new moon meditation, to set your intentions for this moon cycle.
Waxing Moon: Action
The waxing moon is when the light of the moon gradually begins to expand and grow in its fullness. This is the time the intentions you set in the new moon start to grow. The waxing moon is a good time to get motivated, commit to what you are building, and put your intentions into action. This is a powerful time for transformation, building energy, nurturing dreams, overcoming hurdles, breaking through barriers.
Full Moon: Completion
The full moon phase represents completion, abundance, and transformation, because the moon is directly opposite the sun during this phase, it can also be a time of friction and more-intense emotional energy. With this moment of higher energy also comes more outward connection, alertness, and intuition – so listen closely to what your unconscious is really telling you of what to release and what to keep.
Waning Moon: Conscious Endings
The waning moon is a time to renew, withdraw, and rest. You might find you have to consciously carve out the time to really pause. This is a good time to reflect and contemplate what is ending, to nurture fresh starts in the new moon again. The waning moon is also a time to declutter, cleanse, heal, end chapters. It may take a few waning moon phases to fully declutter or let go of things, so start small and let it build.
In addition to the moon phases, we can also feel the energy of the zodiac sign the moon is in. So, during the cycle, there is a combination of the phase and the sign the moon is currently in .
So, jump on my Mood and start tracking your emotions and connect with the abundance of this flow of energy. While you’re there, explore the Moon meditations!
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