Being aware of the lunar phases allows you to consciously start a cycle with a particular idea or project in mind. Find something that relates to the zodiac sign the New Moon is falling in, something which wants to be done or resolved or created.
There ( usually) is one New Moon in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac which corresponds to a particular area of your life. You can find a neat description of the 12 Moon Signs in the Moontime Diary.
HereI am presenting the eight lunar phases according to Dane Rudyar’s theory. He points out that we should not consider the aspect only, but differentiate between a waxing and waningaspect. And surely, there is a marked difference between a waxing and a waning square or trine.
Gaining insight into cycles is an ideal way to nurture your projects and live up to life’s challenges throughout the ongoing cycles.
1. LUNAR PHASE:
Moon 0 to 45 degrees ahead of the Sun
0 – 3.5 days after New Moon
Sun and Moon are conjunct and release a new impulse.
Brainstorm alone or with others and bring forth new ideas, start new projects.
2. LUNAR PHASE:
Moon 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the Sun
3.5 – 7 days after New Moon
Have faith in your ability, rise up to the challenges and get on with your project.
Research and gather information and ingredients.
3. LUNAR PHASE:
FIRST QUARTER MOON
Moon from 90 to 135 degrees ahead of the Sun
7 – 10.5 days after New Moon.
Act and use your managerial abilities. Build frame works and structures. Stay determined but don’t push too hard.
4. LUNAR PHASE: GIBBOUS MOON
Moon 135 to 180 degrees ahead of the Sun.
10.5 – 14 days after New Moon
A time to be resourceful and goal-oriented. Develop a capacity for growth. Look for purpose and meaning: ‘A keen mind brings about illumination’
5. LUNAR PHASE: FULL MOON
Moon 180 to 135 degrees behind the Sun.
0 – 3.5 days after Full Moon
Original impulse has formed a concept. Illuminating the concept will bring about a revelation, fulfillment. Some kind of fulfillment could also be a crisis, separation. Be concerned about relationships of all kinds.
6. LUNAR PHASE: DISSEMINATING MOON
Moon 135 to 90 degrees behind the Sun.
3.5 – 7 days after Full Moon
Time to share and disseminate knowledge, information, ideas and resources. Get into the project and assemble it, put it all together.
7. LUNAR PHASE: THIRD QUARTER MOON
Moon from 90 to 45 degrees behind the Sun
7 – 10.5 days after Full Moon
Wisdom is to know when to act. Put strong beliefs into wise action and be aware ofrigidity. Consolidate and let go of excess.
8. LUNAR PHASE: BALSAMIC MOON
Moon less than 45 degrees behind the Sun.
3.5 – 0 days before New Moon
Start to think about the next cycle and feel what plays a large part in your life. Look, see ahead and view your preferred results. Prepare for the next New Moon which begins another cycle.
To find out any lunar phase and position in the current year, refer to the Moontime Diary or the Moontime Calendar. An Astrological Lunar Diary especially for Australia, a great gift.