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Humans, especially women, have a deep connection to the Moon. We crave your attention, your guidance and your mystical properties. We feel powerful under the moonlight, we gain energy and strength from its presence.
Therefore, in this article we are going to show you the benefits of each of the phases of the Moon in 2020. Thus, you will be able to bring more strength to your life and to your dreams.
In Astrology, the Moon is considered feminine, presiding over fertility, emotions and menstrual cycles. Women are directly affected by their attraction – retreating and renewing as often as the tides. They find themselves in bouts of introversion and introspection and moments of extreme passion and energy as the phases of the Moon pass.
Even history cannot deny the mystical role the Moon plays in us. The Greek philosopher Aristotle and the Roman historian Pliny the Elder believed that because our brain was a “wet” organ, our minds were influenced by the Moon’s force in the same way as the tides.
In your article, “Effects of Different Phases of the Lunar Month on Humans”Ujjwal Chakraborty states, “A large number of investigations have shown the association of different lunar phases with mental health or physical health and disease, pattern of physical activity and reproduction of human beings.”
Moon phases in 2020
if the moon takes 29.5 days to travel the Earth, it is during this complete rotation that we will see each phase of the moon. Each phase takes place about 7.4 days apart and there are most definitely unique energies and spiritual meanings behind each phase – some science explains and others where belief, experience and faith take over.
Living life according to the lunar phases has a special meaning for us women: just as the moon needs to recede, withdraw and renew each month, so do we. We travel through different emotional states the same way the Moon travels around the Earth.
The more attuned we are to the phases of the Moon in 2020 and how they affect us, the better we can take advantage of the different energies rather than wasting more energy fighting them.
The Benefits of Each of the 8 Moon Phases in 2020
1) New Moon – Starting again
Scientifically: A New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are on the same side of the Earth. Since the Sun is not facing the Moon, from our perspective on Earth, it looks like the dark side of the Moon is facing us.
Spiritually: Think of the New Moon not just as a new beginning, but as a time of retreat – a time when you can regain your strength to start over.
You should use this time for a hard reboot. Try to imagine yourself recharging your energy under this moon. Mentally throw all unwanted thoughts and excesses in the trash.
To do this, take some time just for yourself and try to disconnect.
This is also a moon phase in 2020 where you might feel antisocial and introverted for no reason. Pay attention to these feelings and embrace them.
As the Moon turns its dark side towards us, turn inward and away from the draining energy of others.
Don’t feel bad about canceling plans or not wanting to call, text, or be around someone. Shutting down is the best way to make the most of a New Moon.
2) Crescent Moon – Intent of adjustments
Scientifically: As the Sun begins to approach the New Moon, it begins to brighten again. The Crescent Moon then appears, but it is still less than half lit.
Spiritually: The Crescent Moon represents intention, hopes and desires. After recharging under the New Moon, your intentions and desires are ready to be planted.
This is when you must develop your intentions, bury crystals, write checks to the universe, and lay the mental foundations for your next project.
3) Crescent Moon – Action
Scientifically: The Moon reaches the First Quarter one week after the New Moon. The first half moon after the New Moon is called the Crescent Moon because at that point the Moon is a quarter of the way through its monthly cycle of phases.
Spiritually: As the Quarter Moon occurs a week after the New Moon, this is when we begin to feel some resistance in the form of obstacles.
If your intentions were planted during the New Moon, your first obstacles to achieving those goals are experienced here. The themes around this Moon are challenges, decisions and actions.
Your week of rest and intention is over, and now you must work harder than ever before. Be prepared to make decisions and don’t lose your cool when obstacles come out of nowhere.
The best way to deal with this Moon is to be flexible. Keep the intention you set during the last New Moon in your mind at all times, and make decisions!
The best way to start taking action towards your goal is to keep a to-do list and journal.
It is important to have a physical representation of your intentions. One way to do this is to write them in a journal. Write a daily to-do list and cross off whatever you do.
4) Gibbous Crescent Moon – Refinery
Scientifically: A Gibbous Crescent Moon is just a short distance away from becoming a Full Moon. This Moon is easily seen during the day because a large part of it is illuminated.
Spiritually: The themes surrounding this Lua are tuning, refinement and editing. Things don’t always work out as we plan, and this Moon phase in 2020 will help you realize what you need to re-evaluate, give up, or change direction.
If you want to reap the benefits of the Full Moon, you may need to make some sacrifices. Maybe you need to change course. Do not resist the feeling of change during this Moon.
5) Full Moon – Harvest
Scientifically: A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth. As the Sun is directly in front of the Moon, the light illuminates it completely, making the Moon appear completely full on Earth.
Spiritually: Since the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the Earth at this point, they are also on opposite sides of the Earth. opposite zodiacal signs. This heightens the tension as we struggle to find the balance between the two extremes.
Emotions can be pretty high during this time, and it’s important not to get too emotional or tied down to anything during this Moon phase in 2020.
The Harvest Moon, the name of the first Full Moon in September, is the time when farmers traditionally harvest their crops. Just as they reap the benefits of their seeds, so should you be reaping the benefits of your set intentions during the New Moon.
You will see these benefits in the form of new opportunities or even as a result of hard work done in the previous week. Make sure you are prepared and ready to receive them.
6) Gibbous Waning Moon – Gratitude
Scientifically: After a Full Moon, the Moon starts to become dimmer again, decreasing towards the last quarter of the Moon to finally become the New Moon again.
Spiritually: The themes surrounding this Moon are gratitude, sharing and enthusiasm.
You must be feeling the benefits of your hard work over the last couple of weeks. Your metaphorical harvests are plentiful and you should be seeing some (albeit small) results from your previously set goals and intentions. Now is the time you will feel filled with love. You’ll want to give back everything you’ve received to those around you.
How about calling your boyfriend out to dinner or buying your best friend a gift because you saw something and thought of him?
This is one of those weeks where you might find a hole in your wallet – try not to overdo it, but don’t feel bad about spending some extra time and money on the ones you love. Giving back is a big theme during this time.
7) Waning Quarter Moon – Liberation
Scientifically: The last quarter of the Moon is the reverse process of the first quarter, going back to another New Moon. After a Full Moon, the Moon wanes in Waxing Gibbous and then moves into its last quarter.
Spiritually: The themes surrounding this Moon are release, detachment and forgiveness.
As the Moon gradually shrinks in size, you have to be ready to let things go. Over the course of the month, you have been hurt, broken, or irritated in a variety of ways. It is under this Moon that you will release all resentments and release all anger.
You must purify yourself in order to receive the new intentions that you will set again during the next New Moon.
A great practice during this Moon is a cleanse. Clean out your apartment, your closet, your friendships. Look at anything that is no longer serving you and get rid of it.
Pay attention to the unnecessary physical and emotional clutter you’ve accumulated during this past cycle and get rid of it.
To eliminate this unnecessary emotional burden, it is also interesting to participate in a class or any type of physical activity.
8) Waning Moon – Income
Scientifically: The fraction of the Moon that is illuminated is waning on its way to becoming a New Moon.
Spiritually: Surrender, rest, recover. You may feel empty during this time. You have gone through the entire lunar cycle and things have come and gone – willingly or not.
Now you are getting ready to enter a new cycle and there is nothing wrong with resetting intentions – but not during the Waning Moon.
Now just relax and surrender to the universe. Some things will always be out of your control and fate must take its course.
Check the calendar with the phases of the moon in 2020
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