for your information [basics]
the lunar cycles made easy

NEW MOON
The time to begin new projects; whatever house it transits
in the birth chart will be the prominent theme for the month.
Usually, the twelve houses are "visited" by the New Moon
around the same time each year, and when the New Moon
transits the First House, it signifies the querent's Lunar
New Year, and the beginning of a new cycle.

        It is a good idea to look ahead for your year... if the
New Moon is in the FIRST HOUSE this month, then it will
probably be in the SECOND HOUSE next month, and so
on... you have to look at your own chart to determine where
the New Moon falls. [Note: sometimes you may skip a
house or have the New Moon visit the same house 2
months in a row.... you have to look at your personal
natal chart to know for sure].

        For a more detailed look at how it transits your
INDIVIDUAL birthchart, consider ordering a chart from us
(includes instructions for finding the New Moon in your
chart and more) personal astrology reports for help in
interpreting it, or personal consultations available via email
or phone.

WAXING MOON (from New growing to Full)
- A time of INCREASE
- focus daily on projects begun at the New Moon,
building energy until it peaks at the next Full Moon

FULL MOON
- Peak intensity; heightened spiritual and ritual energy
- The energy is in effect about 3 days before and 3 days
after the exact day (most intense right before the exact time)

WANING MOON [decreasing from Full to New]
- A time of LETTING GO
- Cleansing, Purging, Clearing
- Making psychic room for the next waxing cycle!
see: Waning Moon Ritual for Letting Go

SOLAR ECLIPSE
[Solar eclipses only occur on a NEW MOON]
- All eclipses signify TRANSFORMATION
- New Moon initiating energies amplified; very intense
- Energies in effect for the entire year
- sometimes signifies sudden or far reaching changes
regarding matters ruled by the house it transits in the
birth chart

LUNAR ECLIPSE
[Lunar eclipses only occur on a FULL MOON]

- energies are amplified and the house it transits will
be a major focus for at least six months
- sometimes signifies emotional changes in the
house it transits in the birth chart

- All eclipses signify TRANSFORMATION

 

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