What the Void? It’s the Friday Moon!

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Making plans for this Friday? Head’s up! It’s a void-of-course moon all day on Friday, July 14, 2017.

What’s a void-of-course? It is the time period when the Moon is traveling between astrological signs. The Moon is not making an aspect to any particular planet.

I mention this because it’s practically all day on Friday for the V/C from 10 am PST to 5p PST.

Along with the moon phases, I watch the V/C moon times carefully. Instead of a negative vibe of what not to do, I try to focus on positive activities. There are quite a few that pretty much guarantee a successful transition when the Moon moves along again.

Void-of-Course Moon on Friday July 14, 2017 Riding Moon Cycles

On the job, I’ve always done my best to avoid important assignments and reports during the void-of-course moon. Delay as much as humanly possible for another day. Sometimes delay is not an option if you are not in control of your schedule, but knowing the void-of-course times in advance can help when you do have a choice in the matter. This practice got me through many years of corporate employment with a positive reputation, just by following the moon phases and the V/C whenever I had an opportunity to voice a preference.

Here are activities that I find work well during the V/C – in no particular order. It’s a list of suggestions for the type of day you can schedule. You’ll find me with a full laundry basket on most V/C days.

  • Social time with known friends and no agenda
  • Rest, movies, music
  • Filing, putting things away
  • Routine work activities
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning
  • Mending
  • General chores
  • Garden maintenance
  • Routine personal care and pampering
  • Work an ongoing project – no starting, deciding, finishing

Attending to chores and routine maintenance makes for a great start of the next astrological sign because everything is set to go.

I’ve never had an original idea start during a V/C moon that manifested into a success. And I have made lists of them. I make a point of NOT thinking up new ideas. And I love new ideas!

I also make a point of not trying to organize something new or try to throw things out. It’s not a great time for final decisions.

I hope this moon cycle tip works for you this week. I am so glad you stopped by today!

Tips for the coming Full Moon

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That will be Saturn near the Full Moon on Thursday night July 6. The Sun is high overhead now and the Moon is much lower on the horizon.

You may feel the tension brewing during the Waxing Gibbous moon phase the next few days building to the Full Moon.

FQ+6 First Quarter plus 6 days Riding Moon Cycles

WHAT TO DO

A few tips from “Moon Days” are:

Work on the plan already in motion.

Patiently ask for and find the answers to work around the obstacle.

My self-care strategies are…

The issue before you is necessary growth.

Recognize what is working. Focus on the good news!

These and more daily tips in “Moon Days” are purposefully brief for the widest possible interpretation according to your current circumstances.

For instance, I have a writing project that of course has an obstacle that needs an adjustment. I am letting part of it go, but the hard work completed can be applied to a different project. And voila! It is simplified and better.

SLEEP

Now through next week the bright light of the moon may keep you up at night. This phenomenon is one of the reasons I study the moon phases. Since I am so sensitive, I practice certain principles to be more comfortable during this time.

Head Position – Magnetics

One of the most interesting magnetic connections to sleep is to determine the best position of your head. I choose North and even rearrange hotel room furniture when traveling. This position aligns with the electromagnetic energy of the Earth. Head to the South also works for some people.

You have to try out the different directions and see what works for you.

CURTAINS

I use blackout curtains and they work really well. There’s still the magnetics of the Full Moon but it blocks the light interference for the eyes.

ELECTRONICS

There’s plenty of medical and scientific studies available to limit the use of electronics before sleeping. I banished them from my bedroom and only keep a small battery clock and one lamp for reading and dressing. Your mileage may vary!

ROUTINE

Everyone agrees that a simple routine prepares the body for sleep. Find yours and repeat. For instance, choose the same time of evening for supplements, finishing electronics, meditation, music, bathing, arranging the windows/curtains, reading a paper book.

I heard on NPR this week that the thinking about getting up to do a light task when you can’t sleep is revised now. It is recommended to stay in bed because it is a form of rest for the body.

SUPPLEMENTS

Find your sleep supplements. There are so many available as herbs and homeopathic remedies. I like to use a combination of homeopathic passion flower and herbal tea with German Chamomile fresh tincture and Wild Oats fresh tincture. As always, follow your doctor’s recommendations for any medical issues.

Happy dreams!

Laraine at Riding Moon Cycles

Lunar Hair Tip #6 – Astro Signs to Color Hair

 

Lunar hair care principles for coloring hair are all about the astrological signs. The number one quality of the astrological signs mentioned for coloring hair is “Fixed.”

Astro signs for coloring hair with a lunar hair chart.

Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius are three of the four Fixed signs used for coloring. The remaining Fixed sign of Leo is too hot and dry to be useful for coloring.

Taurus, Scorpio share the classes of fertile and semi-fertile. Aquarius is the odd one out but wins high marks for its Fixed quality and wet class. Libra has votes for its semi-fertile and wet classes.

Currently I use Aquarius for the highest rated sign, with Taurus, Scorpio and Libra following, in that order.

Taurus is a major contender with the Earth element, Fixed quality, and semi-fertile class which I am considering upgrading to equal status with Aquarius. Let me know if you vote for this change.

In addition to the astrological sign, choose the waxing moon for best absorption or the waning moon for slower growth.

Which sign works for your lunar hair coloring?

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