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The Secret of the Moon And You
by Daniella Breen

It is well known that the moon creates the tidal flow, and as beings who are made up of 75% water, it makes sense that we are also deeply affected by the moon. Learning how the moon affects us, how we can work with the moon is certainly well worth the effort, and developing a relationship with the moon is an extremely empowering and rewarding experience.

This article is dedicated to the moon and her influence on us and our lives. It includes moon phases and their effects.

Phases of the Moon

The moon cycles 13 times a year through phases, each of which influence us just like the pull of the tides. It starts with the New Moon, which carries the energy of new beginnings; this is a great time to focus on stepping into something new. Then the Full Moon signifies the time of the completion of a project, and finally returns to the New Moon again. This entire cycle occurs over a period of 28 days, and yes, there is no mistaking it, this is the same as women's menstrual cycles. Women tend to be much more connected to the moon than men.

The waning of the moon is the period which runs between the Full Moon and the New Moon. It supports the energy of letting go, releasing, moving away from situations you've outgrown. It is a great time for working heavily on any releasement work such as clearing addictions and difficulties. It is also the perfect time to do a Spring Cleaning, going through your things and throwing out anything you no longer use, getting your hair cut, in fact, anything to do with getting rid of stuff.

The Waxing of the moon is the period which runs between the New Moon and the Full Moon. The influence it carries during this time is wonderful for building, gathering or creating new things. The waxing moon is a great time to start new projects, sign up for a course, be creatively expressive, anything related to generating new aspects of life, or recreating the old. Now of course this doesn't mean that you shouldn't let go of something during the Waxing moon, or that you can't sign up for something new in the Waning moon. It does mean that if you have plans for this kind of work, including the tidal pull of the different moon phases in your plan will support your actions in the same way swimming with or against the tide makes your swim easier or more difficult.

One final important point to make about working with the Moon, is it helps to realize all things have the need for both generating and clearing. This means both aspects of the lunar cycle can be used to your advantage for any particular issue or project. For example, if you are looking at having a huge clean-up at home, you could plan and design everything, including any furniture/room arrangement changes, during the Waxing time. This is your time for creating new looks and new ways to live. You could then go on to do the cleaning up work during the Waning period, the perfect time to let go of the old, so the new designs can take their place.

There is so much more about the effects of the moon on us as human beings. Learning to work with the moon and how she affects us can result in a much deeper understanding of ourselves and how much more power we have in our lives than perhaps we've realized. By simply becoming aware of the phases of the moon and the effects it has on your life, you have made a great start to a new level of empowerment!

Daniella Breen B.Sc. (Psych) has been a Spiritual Coach, healer and teacher since 1997. Daniella takes great joy in her on-line college Shaman Goddess College where she runs courses in the subjects of healing, manifestation, meditation, crystal work and other subjects, with new subjects coming regularly.

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