What are the New and Full Moons Astrology: Lunar Phase Dates, Times and Signs?
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What role does the Moon play in astrology?
Together with the Sun, the Moon is the most important element in new and full moons astrology when analyzing natal charts and predicting events. The Moon represents the subconscious self: feelings, emotions, moods, instincts, basic habits and reactions. In addition to the subconscious, the Moon rules our body, the flow of blood and our physiological processes. The Moon also symbolizes the mother and women in general, fertility, pregnancy and childbirth. The Moon rules the sign of Cancer and the 4th house.
What is a Moon cycle?
The Moon cycle or a lunar month of new and full moons astrology is the time between two new Moons. A Moon cycle takes about 29.5 days. Each night, a different amount of light is given off by the Moon according to its relationship with the Sun. There are eight Moon phases. New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Third Quarter and Waning Crescent.
When the Moon is invisible in the sky, our energy plummets, but as it increases in size, our energy levels soar. Every month we have our energy peak at the time of the Full Moon. After the Full Moon, our energy level starts to decrease again. Here is a post on How the Moon Cycles Affect You.
What is a New Moon in Astrology?
A New Moon when the Moon, the Earth and the Sun are approximately in a straight line. Because the Moon disappears into the Sun’s glare, at the time of the New Moon, the Moon is invisible as seen from Earth. That’s why a New Moon is a time of low energy. The last few days before the New Moon are good for completing projects or getting rid of things you no longer want in your life, or for diets or fasting. A New Moon is the best time of the lunar cycle to meditate and regroup.
What is a Full Moon in Astrology?
The Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle, when the Moon is fully illuminated and visible, as seen from the Earth. This is a high point in terms of energy, and a great time for creativity, love, and any type of self-expression. The Full Moon is also a time of manifestation, so things are likely to happen and come to light around the Full Moon. Full Moons can be difficult for people who suffer from high blood pressure or sleep disorders.
What is a Waxing Moon?
A waxing or crescent Moon is the approximately 14-day interval between a New Moon and a Full Moon, when the Moon increases in size, as seen from the Earth. This is a good time to put your energy into whatever you want to grow. If you have a business, now is the best time to acquire new customers. Single? Now is the best time to go dating or start a relationship. If you want your hair to grow faster, now is the best time to cut it. In gardening, this is the best time to plant seeds that grow above the earth (e.g., leaves, fruits, or flowers).
What is a Waning Moon?
A waning Moon in new and full moons astrology is the approximately 14-day interval from a Full Moon and a New Moon, when the Moon decreases in size, as seen from the Earth. This is a good time to complete things or improve and organize existing activities. If you have a business, this is the best time to organize your activities and improve productivity. You can cut your hair now if you want it to grow slower. In gardening, this is the best time to plant vegetables that grow below the earth (e.g., carrots, potatoes, horseradish).
What is an Eclipse in Astrology?
An Eclipse is a special alignment between the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth. When the three align, we have either a Solar Eclipse (the Sun is eclipsed by the Moon) or a Lunar Eclipse (the Moon is eclipsed by the shadow of the Earth). It is possible to have both Solar and Lunar Eclipses because of the perfect ratio between the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth. As seen from Earth, the discs of the Sun and the Moon are identical in size.
This is because, although the Moon is 400 times smaller than the Sun, is also 400 times closer to the Earth. In astrology, eclipses bring fated events and encounters with one’s destiny and karma. If an eclipse activates sensitive points in your natal chart, you can expect major life events. For example, marriage, a new job, childbirth or death, relocation, buying or selling a property, change of name or social status.