The various phases of the moon have different states of energies that affect the environment on earth. One of the physical effects of these different energies can be seen in the changing of the tides caused by the moon’s gravitational pull of earth’s electromagnetic fields. Scientific studies also found out that the lunar phases have a direct influence on the human body. Depending on a person’s biological makeup, the moon’s energy may affect the chemical balance in a person’s body, especially when exposed to these energies at the right time and the right place. Some of these may result in a change in sleeping patterns during certain periods or a shift in the menstrual cycle for women.
The different phases of the moon may not just affect the physical condition of a person, but it can also affect habits that one has. Those who are sensitive to the energies around them may feel the pull of the moon and therefore take extra precaution, while others will use this energy to achieve something, such as perform a ritual for healing or cleansing. Love spells and protection spells are also cast especially during New Moons and Full Moons.
Based on the phases of the moon, here are how human affairs may be affected by these periods.
The Waning Moon indicates that we are near a New Moon, the time for rebirth. Due to this, the Waning Moon is the best time to learn from your mistakes and prepare yourself for a change. This can mean settling old issues or changing bad habits. During a Waning Moon, rituals to release your troubles can be performed. This period can serve as a guide and even as a schedule to prepare yourself to accept change when new opportunities arise during the New Moon.
Waning Gibbous Dates: January 1-5, 29-31, February 1-3, 28, March 1-5, 29-31, April 1-3, 28-30, May 1-2, 27-31, June 1, 25-30, July 25-31, August 23-29, September 21-27, October 21-27, November 20-26, December 20-26.
Waning Crescent Dates: January 7-12, February 5-10, March 7-12, April 5-11, May 4-10, June 3-9, July 3-9, August 1-7, 31, September 1-6, 30, October 1-5, 29-31, November 1-3, 28-30, December 1-3, 28-31.
Quarter moons indicate that we have at least spent a good half of the season before another New Moon or a Full Moon starts. Often, these periods are used to act on the goals that you have set and evaluate whether what you are doing would achieve these goals. If you are looking to find love or if you want clarity with regards to love and relationships, the week after a full moon is the best time to tune in to the energy of the moon and perform a ritual.
Last Quarter Dates: January 6, February 4, March 6, April 4, May 3, June 2, July 1-2, July 31, August 30, September 28-29, October 28, November 27, December 27.
First Quarter Dates: January 20, February 19, March 21, April 20, May 19, June 18, July 17, August 15, September 13, October 13, November 11, December 10-11.
The New Moon is the start of another full cycle and thus usually represents rebirth. During this period, one’s desire and energy to start something new is at its strongest. Important decisions can finally be settled when firmness and passion beat indecisiveness. If you are looking for a positive change in your life, performing a ritual during the new moon can help you achieve clarity to see what new path you can take to make progress in life.
Dates: January 13, February 11, March 13, April 12, May 11, June 10, July 10, August 8, September 7, October 6, November 4, December 4.
The Waxing Moon is another chance to appreciate the opportunities that opened during the New Moon. As the moon steadily brightens (Gibbous), you can spend this time to take a breath and plan for the actions that you’ll take. As the moon gradually dims (Crescent), you can relax as you wait to see the fruits of your labour. The Waxing Moons are the best time to live in the present and absorb the different positive energies around you.
Waxing Crescent Dates: January 14-19, February 12-18, March 14-20, April 13-19, May 12-18, June 11-17, July 11-16, August 9-14, September 8-12, October 7-12, November 5-10, December 5-9.
Waxing Gibbous Dates: January 21-27, February 20-26, March 22-27, April 21-27, May 20-25, June 19-23, July 18-23, August 16-21, September 14-19, October 14-19, November 12-18, December 12-18.
Since the energy of the moon is at its strongest during a Full Moon, you may feel intense emotions and even feel agitated as different energies affect your body. With the moon at its brightest, this period can also bring clarity especially in finding out whether your actions generated positive results. After working hard to achieve your goals, the Full Moon is the best time to expect the results.
Dates: January 28, February 27, March 28, April 27, May 26, June 24, July 24, August 22, September 20, October 20, November 19, December 19.
If you need further guidance especially during these special periods, there are more celestial events happening in 2021 that you need to be mindful of. Looking up at the sky and admiring the beauty of the natural world is the perfect time to reflect and think about what you need to do to achieve personal growth and fulfilment.
Most people who abide by the rules of Astrology are the Intuitives who harness these energies around them to help boost their psychic abilities. Psychics, Mediums, Clairvoyants and other Intuitives are more attuned to their psychic abilities since the different phases of the moon or the various celestial events that are happening affect the natural and metaphysical forces around us.