Thursday, August 16, 2007

More about the Moon...

After watching that beautiful caramel crescent of Moon last night (unfortunately I missed the Moonset), I thought I should share more of the words of Glennie Kindred.

"NEW MOON (Dark Moon):
Here Sun & Moon rose together in the East, the Moon is invisible because she is hidden by the Sun's brightness in the day and is on the other side of the Earth with the Sun at night. Astrologically, the Sun and Moon are in conjunction. This means that they are linked together, mutually helpful to each other, enhancing each other's energy. Their combined energy brings the potential for new beginnings. This is the best time to begin new projects, take new directions and make new resolutions, affirmations and statements of intent. The New Moon represents the Maiden aspect of the Triple Moon Goddess. She is full of potential ans daring. This is the seed phase. Use it for planting seeds in the Earth and for planting the seeds of ideas, future intentions and seeds of hope.

CRESCENT MOON (Waxing Towards Full/Waxing Crescent):
This is the first visible sliver of Moon seen in the Western sky in the late afternoon and early evening. The Crescent Moon brings new growth to ideas and plans. This is the sprouting phase.

FIRST QUARTER MOON (Waxing Half Moon):
She rises at noon and sets at midnight. Astrologically, the Moon is square to the Sun. This is challenging energy which, if faced, will propel things forward. This is the growth phase, as the Moon is waxing towards full.

GIBBOUS MOON (Almost Full):
She rises mid-afternoon and sets just before dawn. This is a time for activity and personal expression through our feelings.

She rises at sunset and sets at sunrise and astrologically the Sun and Moon are in opposition. This means that their energies are diametrically opposite, polarizing or complementary, and this can cause mood swings and emotional turmoil. Sacred to the Mother aspect of the Triple Moon Goddess, the Full Moon brings abundance and represents the flowering, the peak of fullness. Use this time for completion, self-expression and celebration.

The Moon now begins to wane, visibly getting smaller each night. She rises mid-evening and sets mid-morning. In Nature the Waning Moon cycle promotes root development and the swelling of fruit. She brings self-assessment and turning within.

LAST QUARTER MOON (Waning Half-Moon):
She rises around midnight and sets around noon. Astrologically, the Moon is square to the Sun, creating a challenge in their relationship. This is the harvest phase of the Moon, a time for reaping the fruits of our wisdom, for assimilation and quiet reflection.

BALSAMIC MOON (Waning Crescent Moon):
This is the last sliver of Moon seen in the Eastern sky at dawn when she rises and is visible until she sets in the early afternoon. The Waning Moon is sacred to the Crone or Wise Woman aspect of the Triple Moon Goddess, bringing inner wisdom, guidance and the mysteries. This is the time for letting go of things that are no longer helpful to you, for breaking psychic links, shedding the old so that you can begin anew. Use this time for transformation and change."

"Earth Wisdom - A Heartwarming Mixture of the Spiritual, the Practical, and the Proactive" by Glennie Kindred

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