Moon Musings. Today, June 14, is what I call FM+5, or Full Moon + 5 days in the lunar calendar today.
It’s called the Waning Gibbous moon.
Each moon phase day stands in relation to the whole 29-day cycle from Full Moon to Full Moon.
Gibbous means bulging when the Moon is more than half full in the sky. We are poised gracefully between the hard edges of the Full Moon June 9 and Last Quarter coming up June 17.
This rest period of opposing forces is called a Waning Trine in astrology-speak when the Moon is 120 degrees behind the Sun.
JUST FOR TODAY
The Moon Days book entry for FM+5 says, “Just for today let the anxieties ease up a bit. Be here now with whatever you are doing.”
It is coupled with tomorrow’s FM+6 that says, “Just for today be who you are, just as you are, right now.”
This is the harmonious rhythm in the order of the continous cycle of the Moon.
We stand now opposite in the cycle from June 3-4. Seems so long ago, doesn’t it? These precious days in the lunar rhythm offer a short time to catch our breath and have a bit of a beach resort holiday in the cycle. We can relax and process the huge changes experienced recently.
WHAT TO WATCH
In the “What to Watch” section of the Moon Days FM+5, it says, “Letting go is the way to move ahead. Don’t resist the need for change.”
A few of the suggested Journal Topics for musing this moon phase are:
My letting go meter is High, Medium, or Low.
I lay in my virtual hammock and muse about…
I am grateful for…
It’s a time to let go. The opposite choice is to hold on to past feelings and beliefs which will increase fears and pain. Better to choose a new vision now of a positive future experience.
Giving up, letting go, releasing – these choices open a new door of experience.
Understand recent choices that may have put you off the path and let it be okay. Forgiveness is the foundation of the moon’s rhythmic lessons. We get another chance. Time now to allow it all to settle and prepare to move on to a better adventure in the story of life.
How you experience this lovely rest period is different from everyone else.
It might be deep thinking or simply a restful enjoyment.
There is no wrong way to do it. We are all growing and changing at the proper pace.
A conscious acknowledgement of cycle offers assistance to choose which direction to go next. Consider where you have been and where you want to go.
Share a little of what you have learned along the way and others may find a positive inkling about their next choice, too.
My Full Moon experience this cycle was personally explosive! I got to examine deep emotions that I’ve carried my whole life. They had a good use for a while and I recognize that their value has changed as I have changed. Following the moon’s rhythm helps me to process it all. I welcome this mini holiday and am enjoying the release.
Hope you are, too. Blessings on your day!
If you would like to follow along the rest of the days of the moon’s cycle, click here.