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What Does The Waning Crescent Moon Represent?

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

The Waning Crescent Moon is asking you to rest and replenish.

The Waning Crescent Moon is the final phase of the moon cycle.

You've heard the expression 'You can't pour from an empty cup' before, right?

This week is all about rest and relaxation, the work has been done and now we care for ourselves before planting the next seed of intention. It's time to acknowledge how you are really feeling and gain clarity on what you want moving forward.

Cancel plans if you need to, schedule time to take long baths or read a book. Do the things you know nurture your soul. What feels like self care to you? What activities make you feel rested and fulfilled? How are you really feeling right now, check in with yourself.

Magic of the Waning Crescent Moon

We can officially rest now, having worked and been in action for the past couple of weeks the Moon is inviting you to recuperate.

If we think of the New Moon as the planting of a new seed, it would stand to reason that before that is possible we must tend to the soil that we are planting our seeds into.

It's time for self care, to grab your comfy clothes and blankets and make time to do absolutely nothing much. It's also a time for self inquiry, we need to ask ourselves the hard questions. As much as we should know what works for us, we also need to know what doesn't work so that we know what actions we need to take when we move back into the action phase of the cycle.

We get a few more days before we are going back into the manifesting stages of the cycle, so really make the most of the darker nights ahead. Take time off if you can, rest as much as possible and refuel yourself in the most nourishing ways that you know how as this is the moment each month to reflect and press the pause button.

When we take back the control of these ebbs and flows of the month, we can consciously choose our focus and manifestations as we move forward.

Astrology of the Full Moon

The Sun and the Moon are soon to share the same space of sky once more.

Our Moon will be moving through the final couple of zodiac signs before meeting up with the Sun in the same sign over the next couple of days.

You will spot a waning crescent moon in the sky as just a small piece of the moon is illuminated giving us the crescent shape. From the Northern hemisphere you will see the left side of the moon.

Using the Waning Crescent Moon to Take Time Out

If you struggle to set healthy boundaries, have trouble saying no even when you don't want to do something, or just are generally a burn the candle at both ends type, the Waning Crescent Moon is your opportunity to really practice slowing down.

The world is geared towards us having to be the same each day, living by the Moon means taking back the power to show up each day exactly as you are, not how you are "expected" to be.

Learning to say no to things without feeling pressure to explain yourself, make excuses or feel guilty can often be something we have to relearn as adults. Remember, this is time for you to really go deep, you can't know where you are heading unless you really know where you are right now.

Lucky for us, we get to practice this at least once a month and I promise that over time.... it gets so much easier!

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Emma Lycett The Ritual Witch

Emma Lycett | The Ritual Witch

Emma is a Yoga Teacher, Moon Manifestor, Spiritual Coach, Reiki & Massage Therapist.

Emma offers yoga classes & events in Cannock, as well as an online Ritual Coven dedicated to supporting others with their spiritual practices

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