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
Wonderful post and very wise words on the balance between activity and rest!!! Looking forward to your return earth angel!!
Aw, thank you! 🙂
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Thank you so much! I will catch up on things soon! Namaste _/l\_
thank you dear Julianne
Namaste dear sister
Yes Sri Sri says it so beautifully – to balance Activity and Rest!
I love the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quote. Happy resting! Looking forward to you being back. Love, Deelia
Enjoy your rest! And thank you for the lovely article!
We had just talked about the phases of the moon in a class I go to…not in detail but exactly what you talked about here 🙂
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Relax you must..you need to re-energise..says me who is soooo tired and still going aginst my bodies desires to do so..Enjoy your time out 🙂 Hugs Fozziemum xx
… sowe can bring new awareness to light and into our conscious world –Thank you, Julianne!
Enjoy your break! See you soon 🙂
No wonder I feel tired. Thank you for this post. I don’t know much about astrology.
Recharge and revitalize Julianne finding balance and harmony in all matters
this is a precious post; Eddie
I am not familiar with signs, when exactly is the Blue Moon appears?
A Blue Moon is the third out of four full moons in a single season. Most often there are only 3 full moons per season, but occasionally 4, so when there is an extra, the third one is the blue moon.
Enjoy your rest! These cycles are the natural indicators of our movements through life and deserve attention. Namaste
Thanks Linda! I feel it is much needed! Namaste _/l\_