Moon Phases - how do the different Moon phases have an impact on your world and what specifically do they mean to you?
The effects of the Moon on the earth's oceans, animals and human inhabitants have been subjects of interest for centuries.
Farmers have planted their crops according to the phases of the Moon.
Astrologically, the Moon is considered the third most important element in the astrology birth chart, after the Sun and the ascendant.
Whatever traits are represented by the Moon sign and position in the astrology birth chart will be expressed in a fluctuating, rather emotional manner.
Knowledge of astrology is not necessary to be able to assess some of the effects of the Moon on your own personal life.
The second cycle of the Moon (full Moon to full Moon) is the most obvious and easier to use of the two. This cycle takes approximately 29 1/2 days to occur.
These phases of the Moon have a more general effect that will be reflected and society and your environment as a whole.
The regular easily observable cycles of the Moon can be extremely helpful and should be explored. They are relatively easy to keep track of and may be compared to events happening in your life. You can do this manually by following the Moon calendar and noting the personal effects for you.
What is a Lunar Return? It is the monthly chart of the instant the Moon in the sky returns to the exact position it was in at your birth. Kind of like having a monthly birthday and it reflects the patterns of your upcoming coming month.
Each month, this re-birth-day is the monthly beginning of a new lunar cycle that started at your birth. You can explore your the Moon Phases and how they impact you on a personal level through a Lunar Return Report.
You can take the time to explore the daily effects of the Moon Phases in your life by using the moon calendar as a guide and reference tool. Simply make a notation on your personal calendar or keep a journal for this purpose.
What is the difference between a full moon and a waxing Moon - a full description can be found here on our Phases of the Moon reference page.