What to Watch – The Moon Cycle Today FM+5

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Moon Musings. Today, June 14, is what I call FM+5, or Full Moon + 5 days in the lunar calendar today.

What to Watch for FM+5 Moon Cycle 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.


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.


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.

Lunar hair chart today for Easter holiday

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Last call for lunar hair care choices before the Easter holiday. Coloring is favored with the Scorpio moon and haircuts for slower growth are emphasized with the Sagittarius waning moon. Keep to trusted stylists and routine maintenance during the Mercury Retrograde. Here is the schedule:

Apr 13 PST
FINISH before 3p
Moon: Scorpio, Wane
Full Moon Week
Color hair
Color & chemical–slower growth–BEST
Cut hair, trim ends–slower growth
Cut hair, trim ends–thicker growth
Note: caution for Mercury Retrograde.
AVOID after 3p
Moon: opposite Mars; V/C

Apr 14 PST
AVOID before 6a
Moon: V/C
START after 6a
Moon: Sagittarius, Wane
Full Moon Week
Color & chemical–slower growth
Condition hair
Cut hair
Cut hair, trim ends–slower growth–BEST
Note: caution for Mercury Retrograde.

Apr 15 PST
All day/night
Moon: Sagittarius, Wane
Full Moon Week
Color & chemical–slower growth
Condition hair
Cut hair
Cut hair, trim ends–slower growth–BEST
Note: caution for Mercury Retrograde.

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Lunar Hair Care for Spring

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Let’s talk about lunar hair care for Spring events with family and friends that are coming soon. A special welcome to you if you arrived here from the referral in the Lunar Hair 2017 ebook.

Lunar Hair Tip #1 - Spring Events

Passover April 11 and Easter April 16 arrive in about a month and you are sure to have an invitation to a traditional family affair or a casual get-together with some close friends. Imagine that you arrive to the house and wait in the car or stand outside the door for a moment or two before going inside.

You go through the mental checklist of your outfit: shoes, colors, accessories. Yes, you think, the style is just right for the occasion. What else? Oh, yes, the crowning glory of your hair sparkles in the sunshine! You toss it or smooth it and it feels just right to your touch and against your neck. It’s a good hair day! You feel great! What happened? It may be that you picked the right day for your hair appointment by using the moon signs and phases.

Using the moon cycle for hair care is nothing new. Guided by the natural cycles of nature, men and women in earlier times lived daily with the movement of the moon and seasons throughout the year. The basic concepts about the moon cycle in the natural world are as valid today as they were centuries ago.

Both of the traditional spring holidays are timed according to the moon phase:

Passover occurs on or near the day of the full moon, which is April 11 this year.

Easter, on April 16, falls on the first Sunday after the full moon following the spring equinox.

Whether you are new to the notion of using the moon signs and phases to time a hair treatment, or a big fan of lunar timing, here are a few tips about picking the dates for an appointment to get ready for these events. Some people need a couple of weeks to let a treatment set in and others look and feel the best with a quick hair cut before an event. There is a perfect moon sign or moon phase day for either choice.

The one astrological caution for this time of year is that Venus retrograde started on March 4 which calls for conservative choices with appearance and purchases to prevent disappointment later on. Stick to familiar styles until Venus goes direct April 15. You will be glad you did not buy that new designer outfit with the bright colors or radically changed your haircut during this time.

To grow hair faster with the moon phases, choose to cut your hair on the New Moon or on one of days of the waxing phase before the next full moon. Particular astrological signs are favored as well. During the waxing moon in March, these signs occur on March 29-30 in Taurus, March 31 in Gemini, and April 4 in Leo, and April 9 in Libra.

Some people prefer to grow hair out more slowly to preserve a style or chemical treatment. In this case, have the hair cut during the waning moon phase, after the full moon. Again, certain astrological signs give a more favorable aspect during the waning moon.

Mar 17 SAG after 10p–BEST
Mar 19 SAG –BEST
Mar 20 SAG before 1a–BEST
Mar 20 CAP after 10a–BEST++
Mar 21 CAP–BEST++
Mar 22 CAP before 4a–BEST++
Mar 22 AQU after 9p–BEST+
Mar 23 AQU before 12p noon–BEST+
Mar 23 AQU after 5p–BEST+
Mar 24 AQU before 9p–BEST+

Mar 15 LIB before 1a–BEST+
Mar 15 SCO 10a-2p–BEST+
Mar 15 SCO after 7p–BEST+
Mar 16 SCO–BEST+
Mar 17 SCO before 1p–BEST+
Mar 22 AQU after 9p–BEST++
Mar 23 AQU before 12p–BEST++
Mar 23 AQU after 5p–BEST++
Mar 24 AQU before 9p–BEST++
Apr 11 LIB before 9a–BEST
Apr 11 SCO after 6p–BEST
April 12 SCO–BEST

Mar 29 TAU after 11a–BEST
Mar 30 TAU before 2p–BEST

The week before either holiday offers several choices for cuts and styling according to the moon phases. Happy results are almost guaranteed on Saturday April 1 with the Gemini Moon trine Jupiter for color, condition and a haircut. Color, condition, and cut hair on the most favored days of the April 4-6 Leo waxing moon, but no perm!

There are plenty of good conditioning days with the moon cycle before the spring holidays:
Time zone: PST
Mar 29 ARI before 3a–BEST
Mar 31 GEM after 12p noon–BEST
Apr 2 GEM before 6a–BEST
Apr 4 LEO after 3p–BEST
Apr 6 LEO after 4a–BEST

Special events are sometimes stressful for the emotions, especially when we see our friends or family just a few times during the year. Taking the time to make a finished outward presentation of style helps a positive attitude on the inside shine through to almost guarantee a good time at the party. Now you step through the doorway to arrive at the party with confidence, knowing that you look and feel the best that you can be for the holiday event, with a little help from the moon phases.

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