Timing With the Moon
We know that the moon has energy that influences our bodies. But did you know that timing your activities to the moon’s energetic flow could yield better results? Yep! For instance, let’s say you are having trouble finding a job. If you apply and interview when the moon is waxing, you have a better shot at getting hired. Maybe it sounds crazy, but try timing with the moon to see if your luck changes.
How does this work? It may help to think of the planets and signs as people with personalities. The Moon is a woman with a deep, emotional side. She rules the Earth’s tides and human female’s tides too in the form of the menstrual blood. The Moon governs fertility, childbirth, pregnancy, fertility. She swells as if pregnant, then flattens after “birthing” as a woman does when having a baby. She is instinctive and holds our unconscious where we can find our deepest needs, habits, desires, and reactions, fears, and truths. Our Inner Child, inner mother, and Crone reside within her.
As the Moon goes through different signs and phases, they influence her energy. As she’s growing, she’s getting stronger and bringing things to life. As she’s shrinking, she’s weakening and taking things away. When she’s dark, she’s resting am rejuvenating. She’s highly sensitive and picks up the energy of the heavenly bodies around her. When she’s visiting fire signs, she gets animated and wants to do things. Like your mom when you were a little kid, if you ask her something when she’s in a receptive mood, you’re much more likely to get her to work with you. Since she’s way more powerful than you are, she’s a great ally to have.
There are millions of examples for how this can impact the energy inside and around you. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to use timing with the Moon to your advantage.
Bringing something in – start on a new moon, or at least when the moon is waxing (getting bigger). It’s also auspicious to start when the moon is in a Cardinal sign or Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn.
Getting rid of something or quitting something – start on a full moon, or at least when the moon is waning (getting smaller).
Bringing lots of energy to something – start it when the moon (new or full, depending on whether you are trying to get rid of it or attract it) is in a fire sign of Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.
Needing to create stability and discipline – start in an earth sign of Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn. The Fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, an Aquarius are also good.
Needing an infusion of new ideas, inspiration or to enhance communication – start in an air sign or Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Wanting to tap into the emotional, hidden, intuitive or creative energy – start when the moon is in a water sign of Pisces, Scorpio, or Cancer.
Getting unstuck and generating new ideas – start when the moon is in a Mutable sign of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, or Sagittarius. The energy is more flexible then.
Social events or purposes– start in the social signs of Leo, Virgo, Libra, and Scorpio
Planting seeds – new moon (generally speaking. Some plants do best when planted by the light of the full moon)
Planting root vegetables – dark moon
Harvesting plants – full moon
Pruning plants – waning moon (getting smaller)
Get a hair cut for growth – waxing moon or when the moon is in Cancer, Scorpio, or Aquarius
Get a hair cut with slow growth – waning moon or when the moon is in Gemini, Leo, or Virgo
Neutralizing energy – dark moon
House hunting – first quarter moon
Fishing – follow the moonrise and moon set, peaks with the new moon and full moon
Chill – when the moon is void of course nothing will come of your efforts so avoid this if you’re trying to make something happen.
There are plenty of other things you can time with the Moon. You can time things down to the second if you really need maximum moon power. If you want to know specifically when is the best day for something, the Farmer’s Almanac has a “best day” calculator here. You want Sister Moon to be in her most cooperative mood, howeer, if something has to be done, now is still a good time.