Progressed Moon Phases: Recognizing dates and ages that specify important turning points in life.
Each phase lasts about 3 ¾ years in duration with 7 ½ year quarters on the 29.5 year scale. Roughly 4 x’s 7 equals 28. This time period can denote cycles by either days as in one month, or in years as a 29 ½ year period.
The points marking the beginning of the four seasons are the solstices and equinoxes. New Moons consists of the winter moon that waxes into the 1st quarter half moon in Spring, into the full moon in Summer then into the waning last quarter moon of the Autumn Equinox. When we divide each quarter by 2 we get 8 equal 45 degree moon phases in all.
By determining the beginning and end of each phase, we’re able to see the dates and therefore ages as well. Important themes are emphasized at the points where each phase shifts. The seeds will have germinated and circumstances occur usually one year in advance of each shift. Depending on the gravity of the theme, and the sensitivity level involved, events may occur a little longer before, or not until a few months before a shifting phase.
You can obain a clearer picture by combining the previous theme with the upcoming message. For example, how the vision in phase 1 generated into the birthing phase while still undergoing struggling tendencies from the past. Blend that information with the following phase energies, such as external challenges may play a part to structure a foundation and to build up momentum. This manner of reading the moon phases offers guidance to perceive the trend rather than expecting dramatic and sudden changes on the dates of each shift. The underlying trend is referred to as the orb of influence. The metaphor that ‘the light of dawn appears before the sun actually rises’ may by used to understand the unfolding of how and what trend is developing.
Each phase has a name, and each one gives a brief illustration of how the pattern will evolve on a personal level of experience. The age begins with the new moon at the top of the chart and progressing counter-clockwise, differs from one person to the next having to do with the exact degree and phase of the moon at birth.
Combining all the various messages results in an overall theme illustrating a picture and rhythm within the scheme of things of one’s life. Each 29-½ year cycle corresponds to a sequel of the greater whole reflective of one’s destiny.
New Moon – The core keynote theme, or subject, that occurs before it’s birth and pertains on a profound level to the destined course throughout life.
First New Moon after birth – This phase begins the 29-1/2 year cycle.
Second and third New Moons after birth – flow in a natural order in reference to ages and themes specific to that cycle.
Each 29-1/2 year cycle consist of 8 phases.
The Eight Phases of the Moon: Among the backdrop of the constellations, the direction of the Moon’s motion is Eastward bound.
1. New Moon – The Sun and Moon are lined up (in conjunction) with the Earth. The illumination of the Moon is not visible from our view. The Moon waxes from new to full, meaning it gradually increases in visibility as the month cycle progresses. This is the best time to perceive of a plan and to consider how to formulate it.
2. Waxing Crescent – Less than half is in view and appears in the shape of a banana. This is a good time to embark on the plans that have been formulated, setting them in motion.
3. First Quarter – 50% of the moon is in view, exactly one half. A time to concentrate efforts into activity that will bring forth manifestation.
4. Waxing Gibbous – Half is lit up while slowly appearing larger. A time where there may be obstacles to overcome, or hurdles to clear with perseverence.
5. Full Moon – The entire surface of the moon is lit up. Beginning to reap some results as well as a time to review and determine if there is a need for alterations within the framework of the plan.
6. Waning Gibbous – The illumination is receding causing the moon to appear smaller on the other half of it’s surface. While bearing the fruits from the work thus far, this is also a time to participate with others. The efforts might also prove to have been to no avail at this time in the cycle. Realization of the need to drop the project altogether may appear, and perhaps the decision to start over again at the coming New Moon.
7. Last (3rd) Quarter – The other half of the surface facing us is lit and decreasing. A time of moving beyond the past in earnest forward motion toward the next moon phase.
8. Waning Crescent (balsamic moon) – A small part of the moon is lit, decreasing by the minute. A time of completion, reflection and to draw up a new plan.
A Blue Moon – When a second full moon occurs in the same month it’s called a ‘Blue Moon’.
There are ways to use the power of the Moon’s energy for almost anything. It is helpful for changing habits, to begin ideas and to finish creative projects.
Void-of-Course Moons (v/c) – This is a non-eventful occurrence that happens every few days for a time ranging from a few minutes to a day. The Moon is in a position whereas it isn’t making any major aspects to the other planets. The implication in this is that whatever is started during these times, quite frankly, doesn’t pan out. To play it safe, resist certain activities until the void has passed, such as, sending an important email, or setting engagement date times. This is a good time to get extra sleep, meditate, do yoga, reflect and rest. Activities can be initiated when the moon enters the next sign.
Be sure to adjust the time variable of your specifics to Greenwich time.