If you like to keep your hair short and sassy, then read on here. This week and next feature the waning moon.
First, the moon cycle.
We know that the moon’s light fades more each night after the full moon. Wisdom from country living tells us what people observed about the waning moon by word of mouth over many generations.
People learned that certain activities had a predictable result after the full moon when the light decreases or is waning.
Moon Wanes from Aug 27 to Sep 8, 2018
For instance, woodcutters noticed that when sap moved downward on a tree, it was the best time to cut timber for strength.
Also after the full moon, farmers recognized that grass grew back more slowly after a cut. Astrologers have long applied the same principles to hair care.
Related post – Lunar Hair Tip #2 – Slow Re-growth
Second, lunar gardening.
Lunar gardening is closely linked to lunar hair care. Gardeners and even winemakers around the world use the moon cycle to grow, maintain, and harvest plants and grapes. The terms and uses of the moon’s phases and astrological signs for lunar gardening are similar for lunar hair care.
Let’s take Aries and Gemini for examples
Aries class is dry, hot and semi-barren.
Gemini class is wet, hot and barren.
What Aries and Gemini have in common is being called barren or semi-barren.
The principles of lunar gardening hold that when the moon is in the barren signs it means that it’s time for maintenance, not for planting which is saved for fertile times.
Finally, lunar hair care.
For lunar hair care, all of these reasons translate to cutting or trimming hair during the waning moon to maintain a short hairstyle. The waning moon and the class of astrological signs support the goal of slower growth especially when the moon is in the sign of Aries or Gemini.
August 2018 Lunar Hair Care Dates for Slower Growth:
Aug 29 ARI–BEST
Aug 30 ARI before 2p–BEST
Sep 2 GEM after 3a–BEST+
Sep 3 GEM before 9p–BEST+
If you would like all of the lunar hair care dates for the year, click here.