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The lunar cycle is the moon's transit every month of the entire zodiac. During this monthly transit, the moon moves through eight phases.
The lunar transits, or the moon's monthly tour through the signs of the zodiac and the aspects it makes to each planet from each of the twelve signs, tells us how we will feel best about ourselves and life from day to day, as the moon is associated with our intuition, feelings, and sense of belonging. (This is more complicated to work with - that's why I go over daily lunar transits and void moons in my newsletter. You can sign up here.)
Void moons are when the moon goes "void-of-course." This happens when the moon is done making aspects to planets from the sign it is in. The moon is said to be void-of-course from the moment of its last planetary aspect until it reaches the cusp of the next sign and begins the process of making all of the aspects again from the new sign. These times are when the moon is "offline," since it is no longer communicating with planets, and thus they are times when it is best for us to focus on catching up, wrapping up unfinished projects or business, sticking to routine admin/to-do's, or focusing on personal time, self-care, and rest.
Each lunar cycle also includes eight phases, comprised of four main phases, which I will refer to as the "four points," and the four minor phases.
The Four Points of the Lunar Cycle
The main four of these phases I like to refer to as the four points of the lunar cycle, because they function more in that fashion.
They are the key points each month of new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter.
The new moon designates our new starting point each month, and the full moon is our monthly climax of fruition, culmination, completion, and/or realization.
The first quarter and last quarter moons are the halfway points between the new moon and full moon, and full moon and new moon, respectively.
They represent our choice points each month. At the first and last quarter moons, the sun, light of consciousness, and moon, subconscious, come to an energetic impasse that causes us internal conflict which to be resolved requires we make a choice as to what we are truly for and thus what we need to let go of, in order to resume forward motion. In this way, the first and last quarter moons serve as our cues each month for any necessary course correction or adjustments.
The Four Phases of the Lunar Cycle
There are four moon phases that fall between the four points of new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter, and each have a purpose.
The first week after the new moon is the waxing crescent moon, and it is our time to take action towards our desires.
The week preceding the full moon is the waxing gibbous moon and it is when we push to bring goals to fruition with the full moon.
The week following the full moon is the waning gibbous moon, a time of integration of whatever has come to light and/or fruition with the full moon. The pressure lets up as the full moon dissipates and this is the time when we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciate the fruits of our labors. This is also a time when we may want to reevaluate our intentions, priorities, and goals, and make adjustments, which lets us know what we want to let go of next week in preparation for the new moon.
Then the week leading up to the new moon is the waning crescent moon, a time of introspection and release as we prepare for the new beginning that awaits with the coming new moon.
If you are looking for more magic, more flow, even more ease in life, simply start looking to the moon.
The moon's phases cue us when to take action, when to recalibrate, and when to turn inward and regenerate. Void moons support us in catching up and wrapping up loose ends and unfinished business, while the days preceding the new moon is our time to cocoon in preparation for regeneration. The moon through the signs and it's interaction with the planets lets us know what activities will feel best and be the most rewarding for us on any given day (and of which ones to steer clear).
They say every season has a reason, and following the moon allows us to tap into the natural flow of life in a very intimate and ancient way.
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Successfully Navigating the Energies from the Nov. 19th Full Moon Eclipse to the Dec. 18th Full Moon
Happy full moon eclipse!
We are officially now in the two week long waning moon eclipse portal that goes from the 11/19 Taurus full moon eclipse to the 12/4 Sagittarius new moon eclipse - we are in the portal of change, and as a waning moon portal, this one focuses specifically on releasing what does not support the new reality we are creating.
Because of the Saturn-Uranus square on all of 2021 between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus, Scorpio season (the past few weeks) was a bit bumpy, as sun, Mercury, and Mars transiting Scorpio all bumped into first a square with Saturn and then an opposition with Uranus. The final bit of this, Mars' opposition to Uranus, came just two days before Friday's full moon eclipse in Taurus, featuring Uranus.
We will be getting the rest of this in December as we move through the final Saturn-Uranus square, and then mid-January when Uranus stations direct, moving us forward and out of this energy for good.
For now, it is time to focus on what's in front of us - the month from Friday's full moon eclipse until the coming full moon in Gemini on December 18th - the period defined as "Sagittarius season" (sun in Sagittarius) that takes us right into solstice, a fresh solar beginning.
Sagittarius is the Jupiter-ruled sign of belief, faith, optimism, adventure, expansion, luck, and growth, so sun and Mercury there over the coming weeks will be helping us steer our minds and consciousness towards success.
What the Cards Are Saying About the Coming Month:
Overview: Faith and trust are the key now. We've been hearing this for the past two monthly cycles, but this time it has a new twist, as we are entering Sagittarius season. Sag is THE sign of faith, trust, hope, and belief. If we've been experiencing difficult times, things are looking up, and we need to now assist the shift by breaking out of any negative feedback loops we have taken on around not enough. There is no room to entertain negative thinking and worry now. Keep focused on what you are for, eyes on the prize all the way. If you are pedaling your bicycle up a big hill, you don't stop to talk about how much work it is or that it feels impossible, you keep your eyes focused on where you are going and you keep pedaling until you get there. It's the same right now with energy and our lives. This goes for discussing plans or what you "should" or "shouldn't" do too. Keep your magic close and tune into your inner guidance. Follow your intuition about what's right for you and tune out the noise of the world and others' opinions and judgments. Also, it's time to forgive the past and move past any falling outs and anything that has kept you separate, sad, or isolated. Your support now comes from coming together with others, collaborating, and celebrating. It is time to remove any blocks to this. The bottom line is, to be successful now, we must fully release and clear any remaining limiting patterns, thinking, behaviors, or beliefs that are holding us back from the new reality we know it is time to step forth into. This liberation comes when we step into our own authority, use discernment, and keep clear and healthy boundaries in place that support us and our dreams and desires for the fast-approaching future.
Also, watch placing your entire sense of well-being on material wealth. "Enough" and "okay" are illusions that we will never reach until we decide that we have enough and are okay just as we are, with what we have right now. Our power only exists in the present moment. Like attracts like. Until you decided you are enough and you have enough, it will never be so.
Meditate to clear the noise and connect with your heart every single day, and multiple times of day if necessary to keep a strong connection and clear channel open for receiving your inner wisdom and guidance. If it is necessary to go on a news/media/social media detox to do it, do that too. It may be necessary to stop sharing your dreams and ideas with others right now to minimize interference, energetic and otherwise.
(This can feel more like survival, actually - feeling threatened and like we can't survive if we aren't right on some level is the underlying energy that brings this about.) Where are you feeling threatened or where have you felt threatened recently around ideas, beliefs, or philosophy? Or have you felt like someone has gotten (or been given) the wrong idea about you? Possibly even to the point of slander/defamation of character? These can all be possibilities under this card, but the advice the 5 of Swords is giving here is that it's time to LET GO. Forgive and let this go so you can move on, because more than likely, holding on to it now is only furthering your own suffering. Learn the lessons and in the future pick your battles more wisely. The important part now is liberating yourself from this so you can move on.
It's time to socialize, to give and receive, as this will be mutually beneficial and supportive to all. It's time to come together, so that means leaving the hurts, negative vibes, and past conflicts behind. Celebrate yourself, celebrate your connection with others, celebrate the new reality we are creating together now. It's time to come together with like-minded and like-hearted people.
When we step into our inner authority and take responsibility, all of the outer restrictions on us vanish. This card embodies the concept of "freedom through discipline." Being the "lesson" card of Saturn (the other card is The World, the card of attainment and completion), the Devil is also teaching us about the need to focus on maintaining clear and healthy boundaries, as these are what protect what we value the most and help us nurture and cultivate the reality we most desire. When we stand in our authenticity, integrity, and inner authority, we automatically are creating the boundaries necessary to sustain that - we are "reclaiming our thrones," and "ruling our realms."
The pathway to success now is clear - it is time to weed out once and for all the limiting beliefs (like not good enough, not worthy) and the negative thinking habits and self-defeating, self-sabotaging behaviors. Now is the time. There is no room now for anything that is not in complete support of the new reality you are committed to creating.
It's time to reclaim your throne, step into your own inner authority, straighten your crown, reclaim your power, integrate your shadow and dissociated or disowned parts, and RULE YOUR REALM.
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