The moon goes through quite a few different phases each month and those phases all come with their own energies. While you might not realize it at the moment, the full moon isn’t the only moon phase that influences us as a whole. 

Now, for those who do not know there are quite a few different moon phases. The moon’s phases are first quarter, crescent, new, third quarter, full, and gibbous. While these come in different forms and can be broken down further overall those are the ‘main’ phases. Some of these can also be waxing or waning which brings more meaning to them as well which we will get into shortly. 

If you want to make the most of the power of the moon, you need to know what energies overall each moon phase is bringing and when to do certain things in regard. The more you know about these energies the more properly you will be able to use them to your own advantage. They’re not as complex as you might initially assume. 

Below I am going to try and break these things down as best I can. While there will still be more to each, this should give you a good overview. How many of there were you already aware of?

New Moon

This is the moon that seems to be a lack of a moon when looking at it. It’s like the moon is no longer there even though it is. When we are facing this moon we’re beginning again. You see this cycle always goes back to the new moon. The new moon is our chance to be reborn energetically and it brings forth a lot of changes in our lives. 

Waxing Crescent Moon

Now, when we see this moon we will only be seeing less than half of the moon itself. This moon brings forth a lot of challenges and helps us to better set in stone our plans for the future. We during this moon are more aware of who we are and where we are headed in life.

First Quarter Moon

When this moon is present the celestial body itself is only lit about halfway. It is almost even down the center, part light and part dark. This moon influences us to really think about the things we’re doing in life. We go over the things before us and try to figure them out more properly when this moon is present. It is a great moon for making decisions. 

Waxing Gibbous Moon

This moon in itself is one that shows the moon is almost full but still not quite full. It is beautiful but still incomplete. When we see this moon we should take in the energies it brings forth. It is allowing us a moment of pause before things are whole. We are during this phase able to really catch our breaths. 

Full Moon

The full moon is one we hear a lot about. It is a moon that is perfect for manifesting and trying to bring forth more abundance in our lives. When it is present we are growing tremendously whether we can see it or not. 

Waning Gibbous Moon

Now, this moon when we see it is the moon still quite full but not all the way. It is losing the light that was just fed into it and energetically it’s all about being grounded in reality. This moon is a serious moment for us all to take in and it allows us to see things as they are.

Third Quarter Moon

This moon is one that shows only half of the moon lit up as the light is going away. This moon reminds us to be kind to others and weighs our emotions heavily on our backs. When this moon is present we are usually much more aware of our wrongdoings. 

Waning Crescent Moon

When we see this moon, we know another new moon is coming very soon. This moon phase is an ending in some ways and really brings forth energies that make us want to release. We during this time are much more at peace.

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