I’ve always felt the magic of the moon. I’d sleep with the curtains open, so I would be bathed in that beautiful glow all night.
When I was in Sydney last year on my National Tour, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Ezzie. She blew me away with her knowledge and passion for all things astrological, and when it comes to big decisions and any major happenings, I always have her consult my chart. She’s truly incredible.
Ezzie wanted to write something that would resonate with you, my dear Vegies. Moon cycles are very important for me- it’s how I track my period, deal with any emotions that come up, and make sense of ‘the craziness of the Full Moon’. I know you’ll find this as interesting as I do!
Do you feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster at times? Is your mood a bit unpredictable?
Sometimes you’re up, and other times you’re down. Sometimes you are inexplicably tired and just wanting to draw all your energy inwards – even though you’ve seemingly had enough sleep (and been eating all your vegies!).
The thing is, we all have natural ebbs and flows.
But what many of us don’t realise is that the ebbs and flows of our mood are actually predictable – and no, I’m not just talking about ‘that’ time of the month.
Our mood actually changes depending on the moon phase- and even the sign of the moon. This is because the moon rules our emotional world, whereas our starsigns are more representative of our rational, thinking, logical brains.
Now, the moon moves fast. It cycles through the signs every two or three days, and the moon moves through a whole lunar cycle in just under a month. The moon cycle starts at the New Moon, waxes to the Full Moon, and back again.
By following the moon – in coming into alignment with the moon’s cycle – we are better able to understand, predict and relax into our ever-changing feminine nature. Taking care of our emotional world in this way is the perfect counterpart to nourishing our physical bodies with a healthy plant-based diet.
Now, here’s the thing- the moon cycle is a very individual, personalised journey.
Some people may find the Full Moon to be a time of deep relaxation and sleep, and the New Moon to be the time to start expressing your energy more externally: to bloom in the world. Others find the New Moon to be a more internal period, and the Full Moon to be the time to shine in the world.
The only way to work out your personal relationship with the moon’s cycle is start tracking the moon, and see for yourself.
You can start now.
Look up in the sky. Notice which phase the moon is in tonight. The New Moon phase is dark- there’s literally no light. The moon then spends two weeks ‘waxing’ to a beautiful Full Moon, and another two weeks ‘waning’ to New again.
In a four week lunar cycle:
Week 1 is the New Moon phase
Week 2 is the 1st Quarter phase (halfway between New and Full)
Week 3 is the Full Moon phase
Week 4 is the 3rd Quarter phase (halfway between Full and New).
Note the lunar phase, and then start a moon diary – at any stage of the moon cycle – and jot down some notes on how you are feeling at each lunar stage. Rinse and repeat. Keep your moon diaries, reflect back each month, and you’ll start to understand how you are at each phase.
I’ve been teaching this technique for some time now, and the feedback that I hear most often is that women feel empowered by this lunar tracking: they can predict their mood, and get off the emotional roller coaster.
Not only does this feel great, but understanding your mood is the bedrock of finding peace. Once you find your natural rhythm – you’ll find that this paves the way for everything else to just flow: prosperity, ease and comfort.
The wellbeing piece just comes first, and you can allow this to happen by tracking the moon. You can even start tonight.
Does this resonate with you? Or, do you already track the moon? I’d love to hear your experiences- please share with us, below!
Ezzie Spencer has a PhD in women’s wellbeing. She inspires women to create a life of prosperity and wellbeing by following the moon’s cycles – a unique method which is part art, part science.