Tomorrow, 11/11/15, is the day of the New Moon when the side of the moon that is facing Earth is not lit up by the Sun. This time, when the Moon is not visible, is the beginning of a 30 day Moon Cycle. The day of the New Moon is the significant for new beginnings and a time to reflect on what we want to manifest. Can you take some time for yourself on 11/11 and perhaps sit in meditation/silence, then journal what you want for the coming month?
Here are the other phases of the moon, with dates for this specific month, and ways you may want to focus your energy during each phase of the Moon.
Waxing Crescent Moon (a small part, less than half, of the Moon is lit up and is slowly getting bigger during this time – up to half way illumination):
11/12-11/18 — time to set goals and intentions
First Quarter Moon (one half of the Moon is lit up by the Sun):
11/19 — best day to make decisions related what you intend to manifest
Waxing Gibbous Moon (half of the Moon is lit up and slowly getting bigger):
11/20-11/24 — adjust and refine your goals
Full Moon (the side of the Moon that is lit up by the Sun is facing the Earth and is entirely lit up on this day):
11/25 — goals come to conclusion (may not be within the same moon cycle); acknowledge and give thanks
Waning Gibbous Moon (the Moon is not all the way lit up by the Sun, and is getting slowly getting smaller):
11/26-12/2 — begin to ‘shed light’ on your intentions by sharing with others
Last Quarter Moon (half of the Moon is lit up by the Sun, yet the part we can see is getting smaller):
12/3 — release and let go of any attachment to your intention
Waning Crescent Moon (a small part of the Moon is lit up at this point and is getting smaller by the minute):
12/4-12/10 — surrender, rest and reduce your thinking as you recuperate and get ready for the next moon cycle/phase
Crescent: phases when the moon is less than half illuminated
Gibbous: phases where the moon is more than half illuminated
Waxing: expanding in illumination
Waning: decreasing in illumination
Photo credit: Sharon Randolph (thank you, so very beautiful!)
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