The phase of the Moon from the Full Moon to the New Moon is called the waning cycle. This time of the monthly cycle, especially for those who have a strong Moon and/or Cancer sign in their birth charts, is good for resting, having quiet time, contemplating, surrendering and letting go of the things that we cling to that no longer serve any purpose, removing obstacles in our lives, and for healing.
The Moon is connected to mother, and the waning cycle is a time for us to nurture ourselves and prepare or incubate ourselves and creative potential for the next growth cycle. The Moon is also connected to the subconscious realm, intuition, and dreams. During this darkening time of the Moon, we have the opportunity to delve deep within, exploring and learning from the depths of our souls, so that we can bring new awareness to light and into our conscious world.
Rest and be thankful. – William Wordsworth
This Full Moon in Aquarius is also a Blue Moon, and so I am going to take this rare occurrence as an opportunity to rest, contemplate, and delve deeper within to nurture, heal, release, grow, and learn more about what is deep within. Rest is an activity in itself, and so I am going to take a break from the blogosphere for this waning moon cycle, so that I can return anew, refreshed, and ready to shine even brighter!
Happy Blue Moon everyone! Namaste _/l\_
Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate freedom.
– Sri Sri Ravi Shankar