Can the moon influence your success?
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” – Tahereh Mafi
Just as the phases of the moon can affect the tides in the ocean, they can also influence our own energies. Many spiritualists believe that we can achieve better success in specific areas if our efforts are begun during the correct phase of the moon’s waxing or waning. Even scientists and physicians as far back as 400 B.C. have related the influence of the moon on one’s ability (or inability) to be act with a full sense of reason and sanity. The term “lunatic” was derived from the changes in mental state that were related to the changing phases of the moon.
Psychics, spiritualists and occult practitioners have used the phases of the moon for centuries to manifest specific outcomes for themselves and their clients. Using the phase of the moon to harness the correct energies can help you accomplish your specific goals:
New Moon: The moon appears as a tiny crescent on the waning side. This is the perfect time to set goals, make plans or meditate on new beginnings.
Waxing Moon: This is the two-week period leading up to the full moon. Now is the time for new beginnings or starting a new relationship. Waxing means action and building – the goals you set at the new moon are prime for realization during this phase. This time is especially fruitful for building financial or career plans.
First Quarter: The moon is now half-way through the waxing cycle. If the goals you set included love or healing, this is the time to focus on those. Some believe that the first quarter of the moon is the luckiest period as well so pick up an extra lottery ticket during this time!
Waxing Gibbous: More than half of the waxing moon is visible. Actions are most powerful during this phase. Be sure to spend extra time on introspection and meditation to ensure the goals you have set are in your best interest. Kick your efforts into high gear for rapid success during this period.
Full Moon: The moon is completely full and at its apex. You have spent a lot of energy on your goals and intentions, Now is the time to step back and relax and reflect. The full moon should be a time for meditation, prayer and renewal. This is the perfect time for a vacation or retreat to rejuvenate your body and soul.
Waning Gibbous: As the full moon recedes into the first quarter of the waning side, this phase signals a time for releasing negative energies and thoughts and clearing our that which is not bringing you joy and serving your interests. Eliminate the things (and people) that are no longer serving your interests.
Third Quarter: The moon is half-lit on the waning side. Continue to work toward the goals you set during the new moon, focusing especially on those that may relate to judicial or legal aspects.
Waning Crescent: The last bit of crescent moon remains in the sky. Now is the time to once again meditate and reflect on success and challenges. Thank the universe for the achievements and progress you have made and evaluate what worked and what didn’t. This is a good time to write down your reflections or re-read what you’ve written over the last month so you can refocus your intentions as the new moon looms to begin the process again.