The gravitational pull of the Moon causes the tides to rise and fall.
At the Full Moon and New Moon, the tides reach their highest points and between them, tide differentials are more consistent. Considering our bodies are made up of 60% of water, (with the brain and heart being much higher at 73% water) there is no denying the energy of the Moon must have an equally powerful impact on us.
Agriculture has been working the with energy of the Moon for thousands of years.
The New Moon is considered the ideal time to plant crops where we eat the leaves or stem. The reason being the growing light causes the sap to draw up the stem and out to the extended parts of the plant.
The Full Moon is the ideal time to plant root crops as the decreasing light after the Full Moon reduces the sap flow. Therefore the energy of the plant is more focussed towards the Roots.
And when the Moon is in the final phase before new, it is recommended to avoid planting and instead tend to the soil and add nutrition.
The working of a women's body is also deeply influenced by the Moon.
When I was trying to fall pregnant and cleaned up my lifestyle, my menstrual cycle shifted to align with the extremes of the Moon - I ovulated at the new moon and had my period at the full moon. Interestingly, according to Nadia Macleod, that enhanced my inner expression, intuition and development of my spiritual life.
But where I'm interested in the power of the moon is how it can be used to optimise our Careers and Businesses.
A few years ago, I began to trial working with the energy of the moon to see the impact it would have on my business. I have experienced some terrific results with it, so I thought I'd share it with you. After all, my vision is that everyone is working in a way that they LOVE and are THRIVING in careers and businesses they're destined for. :-)
Pop on over to my blog here to look at when it's best to perform certain activities in your business and career.
New Moon is usually synonymous with new beginnings; planting the seeds for new vision.
Waxing Crescent Moon is when a sliver of light is first seen. Are these challenges we first realise or opportunities? I show you how to move through this phase on my blog.
First Quarter Moon. Time to take action. Specific action. But it doesn't mean we have to be inflexible...
Waxing Gibbous Moon. The moon looks almost full. But it's not...don't be led to premature action here.
Full Moon. This is the time to assess what you've achieved against your New Moon Vision, Goals and New Beginnings.
Waning Gibbous Moon. Time to disseminate what you've learnt. Teach possibly? Share the knowledge socially...
Last Quarter Moon. A time of understanding. How will you better your business or career next time round?
Waning Crescent Moon. Just as the light is retreating, so is the quality of that energy - drawing us inwards...
Whilst I go into more detail about specific action steps for each phase of the Moon in my blog, it's still a high level overview of how Moon Cycles work in your career and business. Its influence is ALSO dependent on what House the Moon phase is in and how it interacts with your Birth Chart which is so very personal.
Have a very successful week!