Weaving through a Waning Moon

IMG_3201We are moving slowly from a full Moon on 25th December to the next New Moon on 10th January. This is the time of the waning Moon. As we watch, the size & light from the Moon decrease steadily until it’s time for us to witness the rebirth of a new Moon. The association of the Moon with the water of the planet (it exerts a pull on Earth that, along with a smaller gravitational pull from the Sun, generates the tides) creates a rise and fall of water energy. Water has long been associated with emotions so in the same way we can see a rise and fall of emotional energy as the light of the Moon grows and decreases. In the waning of the Moon we can rest, restore our energy and release anything that no longer serves us.

Of course, releasing our stuck feelings, thoughts and possessions might not be an easy activity. The flooding that had occurred in the UK and elsewhere has had the effect of making people release physical belongings in an abrupt way. There has been little choice about what goes and what stays. For many people material things we have taken for granted (fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, electrical goods, furniture, gifts) are being disposed of because the water has ruined them. To feel under threat of flooding or think that it could happen again places a great strain on anyone. Watching your home being destroyed brings to the surface grief, anger, distress and despair. Disasters are the raw, broad brush agents of change making life turn into different directions than expected.

How can we make a path through the waning of the Moon? What can we weave from our own resources to help us let go of anything that is past it’s best in us or our life? One thing I recognise is that I’m mostly a creature of habit. Change shakes me out of my comfort zone. Yet old patterns block the new opportunities that are all around me. At the time of a waning Moon it is worth pausing for a moment to ask myself if I’m holding onto anything – energy, feelings, thoughts, material items – that is no longer serving my best interest. It might be that there is a fear I need to face. Or a past life karmic influence that is better resolved sooner rather than later. Or a connection with someone who is no longer on my wavelength. Or too many worn, energy full clothes in my wardrobe (a popular habit of mine!). If I can recognise the influence of the Moon I can let these things go with gratitude for their impact on my life. I can change myself internally to respond positively to change. I can increase my resilience to the dark before the New Moon.

I also love to work with crystals. During a waning Moon I make a crystal grid with all of my lovely, positive heart energy stones. Rose quarts, pink opal, danburite, rhodochrosite, pink mangano calcite to name a few. So many lovely stones that radiate unconditional love vibrations out to us. If we place these crystals on, around or near us they gently balance out any low level energy we may be releasing. Gifting us their support from the heart of the Earth they remind us that whatever changes on the surface of our lives there is solid substance underneath. Unlike the material possessions, in the tail end of the Moon’s light, we, individually & collectively, can, do and will survive. Find a crystal today and let yourself be guided through the darker nights to the rebirth of your new self.

Day 44 of my blogging challenge.

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