The Moon is much more than an ornament on the night sky. Observing its changes, we will notice that it is always seemingly reborn and growing, and then gradually decreases and disappears. It is precisely this characteristic that represents the link with the universal temporal laws according to which life takes place all over the world.
Ancient cultures paid much more attention to life following the lunar cycle. For example, the Babylonians are known to have used a 7-day period as a week mark, corresponding to the duration of one lunar change. Furthermore, experiences about the impact of lunar changes on plant growth and development have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries, deciding the best time for agricultural work. Fortunately, that forgotten knowledge is slowly returning to our lives.
Given the fact that the human body contains about 70% water, it is not illogical to assume that the Earth’s satellite, in addition to raising and lowering the seas and oceans, also causes “tides” in our body.
In one month, the Moon goes through four basic phases – new moon, first quarter, full moon and last quarter.
The phases of the Moon’s growth (the period of 14-15 days from the appearance of the new moon, through the first quarter to the full moon) are best used to plan and start all projects, also to get rid of unhealthy habits and cleanse the body.
This is the period when we gradually fill ourselves with energy in accordance with the biological rhythm, and everything we do at that time will have a better chance of success.
On a Full Moon day, some may feel more spiritual vibrations, some may be very nervous and irritated, and some may have trouble sleeping. It is important to remember that the full moon amplifies the basic emotion. If the underlying thought or emotion is negative, the full moon will amplify it. Everything gets more powerful on the Full Moon, so everything that happens in our body, mind, and spirit will be intensified.
Since the new moon is closely related to the beginnings and increase of consciousness, this is the day when you should start the action from which you expect a positive outcome in the future.
In contrast, the phases of the Moon’s decline, from the last quarter to the new moon, are recommended to be used for the implementation of ideas, calm and persistent work, and the release of energy, rest, and meditation.
Also, it is the stage where the wounds heal faster, so recovery from any mental or physical illness or injury will be significantly shorter and more successful.
For this reason, it is recommended to perform surgical procedures just at the time of the Moon’s decline, especially in the week of the last quarter.
In gardening, the time when the moonlight gradually intensifies – from the new moon, through the first quarter, it is best used for transplanting potted plants, sowing plants that grow above the ground, fertilizing and grafting fruit trees.
The period when the moonlight gradually fades to the new moon should be used for planting tuberous plants and plants that grow underground (such as carrots and potatoes), planting biennials and perennials, and pruning shrubs and removing weeds.
Moon phases can bring a great benefit to our lives if we can take a little time to pay attention to them and learn how to apply their energy in our everyday lives.