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What is a Waning Gibbous Moon good for?

After gratitude comes acceptance and learning.

The Waning Gibbous Moon happens between the Full Moon and the Last Quarter Moon.

Magic of the Waning Gibbous Moon

The days following a Full Moon can be a strange time for us, we are either coming down from celebrating achievements or we are trying to work out what was holding us back.

This week is all about looking at those obstacles, the places we hold ourselves back, the fears that stop us from saying yes or showing up authentically.

It an opportunity for us to dig a little deeper in to our shadow work and begin to uncover the reasons that we might not be going in the direction that we want. This opens the door for forgiveness, either of ourselves or others.

Even if we have gotten to the stage of manifesting a desire, it's still good practice to drop into our practices and checking in with any negative mindsets we might have picked up along the way.

Astrology of the Waning Gibbous Moon

The Sun and the Moon are once again moving back towards each other with the Moon now shifting towards it's last quarter position.

In the northern hemisphere, you would see a large part of the moon being illuminated on the left hand side.

Using the Waxing Gibbous Moon to forgive

Forgiveness during the next week is key to using this phase of the moon for your highest good. What do you need to forgive?

You may need to forgive yourself for not taking action, maybe you need to forgive another person or even a situation. When we forgive someone or something, we are not absolving another party for wrong doing, we are allowing ourselves to move on from the situation.

When we can free ourselves from carrying around unwanted or unnecessary negative feelings and emotions, we create space in our lives for the things that we do want.

This is also true of forgiving ourselves. Say you missed an opportunity for something, maybe through self doubt of just simply not noticing in time, it's really easy to get in our heads about it. We often struggle the most to forgive ourselves.

Forgiving yourself helps to wipe the slate clean, to see yourself as human and trust yourself. When we are able to forgive, it makes manifesting so much easier as we make a habit of releasing the blockage that are standing in our way.

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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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