The winding down of the third quarter moon is an ideal time to reflect on your experiences during the abundance of the full lunar display. It’s a time of reflection and of harvest. To gain the most from your third quarter work, make sure you also prepare for the dark.
Calm or Agitation?
Many find the third quarter to be soothing, especially if they’re inclined to be introverts and to prefer time to themselves. For those with things left undone, the trend toward a third quarter waning can cause agitation as they feel they must scramble to finish things.Read More »
If your third quarter existence is harried or frantic, it’s time to plan for the darkness by paring down
- activities, and
that take your focus and give you no energy in return. If you’re tangled up in items in your home that serve no purpose, box them up as the lunar energy fades. Too many meetings or classes that teach you very little? Drop them. This goes for human connections as well. If your social connections, in the physical world or on the web, are on the hunt for things to be unhappy about, get yourself off the dartboard and finds some peace.
Lunar energy is slow, rhythmic and repetitive. If waxing period is your most energetic time, use it to start projects. The third quarter, waning to crescent, is about wrapping things up. Rather than struggling to make a new beginning, take care to notice the things undone in your love life or your work, and focus on them.
This energy can also make you feel tired. Instead of creating a to-do list of things you need to finish that will make you sad, or worse, guilty, picture the 3rd quarter days as a ladder. Even if you only climb one rung, you’re reaching for your goals.
In addition to reviewing your horoscope, it’s a good idea to study the lunar orientation. The left side of the lunar surface is visible during a 3rd quarter. The majority of us are right-handed, which may explain why this quarter fires up the resistance of many.
However, left over right is how we close a book and take a good look at the cover. It may be a book that we loved, or it may be a book that shouldn’t be in our minds, so we’re rejecting it. In either case, this closure is a time for gratitude. You can be thankful to the editor, the publisher and the cover artist for a story that will enrich your life from here on out, or you can be thankful to yourself for avoiding a pollutant of a book.
There are many fields of study that tie us into lunar power. If you already study astrology, consider the field of numerology. The 3rd quarter usually starts on the 22nd day of the lunar cycle. Because 22 is a master number in the field of numerology, it’s critical that we pay attention to our personal creative power.
Being creative doesn’t mean that you’re especially talented in a musical or visual art. You may be help a friend with too much anger energy put it to work in a better way, or fight your own overabundant anxiety with a direction or focus. The energy of 22 can show up in many ways, so pay attention to your dreams at this time to see where your focus should go during the 3rd quarter cleanup.
Your ability to structure your activities around moon phases means you can guard against big jolts. You can also protect yourself from starting the right project at the wrong time. Stay true to the rhythms of our lunar guide to create a well-balanced existence.