October Challenge - Growing Through the Moon Phases

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There is nothing as mesmerizing as observing the moon and stars in the clear summer nights. They shine on, and in those moments, it seems like all your worries fade away because their beauty leaves you breathless. However, beyond the captivating beauty of the summer sky, the sky can actually show you what kind of tides are coming.

Astrology has always been a way for us to understand what is going on with the universe and what kind of vibes we should expect in the future. After all, it’s easier to go with the flow of the universe, instead of pushing your way against it when you are creating your magic. This month, we are devoting this growth plan to helping you harness the energy of one of the most powerful astrological figures in the sky - the moon.

The Moon is very powerful, and each cycle of the moon, reveals a new side of the moon, and by doing so the moon also reveals a new part of us. Each moon phase holds great importance because each moon phase is great for particular energies in our lives. Whether it is starting something new, or re-evaluating things in life, there is always the optimal time to do so according to the moon phase. So, why not use it? Why not make the most of it and awaken your magic?

As you may already know, there are a few Moon Phases that the moon passes before she makes her full cycle. The Moon’s power is so great that she even affects the tides of the oceans with the force of gravity. But, then a question arises: as ancient the Moon itself is, could the Moon has a greater effect on us than we think?

A long time ago, farmers were especially reliant on the moon and her cycles to guide them through their harvest. They would plant on a New Moon hoping to grow the most magical fruits and veggies. They would even actually avoid planting during a Full Moon knowing that their seeds would probably not make it harvest. Of course, they did it for practical reasons, it's’ darker during a New Moon and therefore insects can’t find your seeds to munch on as easily as during a Full Moon, but I’m sure they also did it for superstitious reasons as well.

What makes this history that much more interesting is that Astrologers follow this same logic but from a more metaphysical perspective. The moon governs our emotions, as well as our ability to utilize our emotions to manifest our deepest desires.

Moreover, in Astrology, A New Moon is the perfect time for planting new seeds of intention, for starting new projects and for making lasting changes in your life. A Full Moon is less about starting something new and more about revealing, unveiling or seeing something culminate or come to fruition. The waxing and waning of the moon, the phases surrounding the New and Full Moons also have great importance as well. And similar to the farmers, we are all farmers of our experiences and our dreams. We can also use the moon to plant, nurture, adjust and manifest our deepest desires.

To help you harness the energy of the moon, and use its power to become your best magical self, this month we will help you work through each moon phase, guiding you and helping you connect with the Moon, and harness energy from it:

Step 1 - Waxing Moon

We’ll be starting off with the Waxing Moon because the moon is already in this phase! We’ll guide you through what a waxing moon means, what this period is optimal for, what kind of rituals would be great to do, and how to make the most of this moon phase!

Step 2 - Full Moon Realizations

Next up – the full moon. Mesmerizing in the sky, and even more powerful when it comes to influencing your life, the full moon is a time when you need to finish up your projects and give yourself a breather. We’ll guide you through what this period is optimal for, what kind of rituals would be great to do, and how to make the most of this moon phase!

Step 3 - Waning Moon

During the waning moon, it’s time to process everything that happened. It’s time to take some time and restore peace and harmony in yourself. We’ll guide you through everything you need to know about the waning moon, what this period is optimal for, what kind of rituals would be great to do, and how to make the most of this moon phase!

Step 4 - New Moon

And finally, it’s time for a new beginning! Get ready to set your intentions and start creating your own damn magic!!!