Last Quarter Wane Moon Phase Let’s Be Honest

Do you wonder HOW to navigate the mysterious Last Quarter week? Let’s talk about that.

First, check your moon phase on your astrology calendar or weather app. The Last Quarter moon occurs Sunday, Sep 2, 2018. See the moon high in the southern sky in the morning.

Be sure to scroll down! I am sure you will find something wonderful!

What does the Last Quarter moon phase mean? It is time for soul searching and reaching a turning point with recent insights.

Feelings that come up are signals.

In the last week or so the current burning issue was identified, it now it is time to let go, to release. To be honest with the issue to face.

When we are told to “release” something, what does that mean?

How do we release something?

Releasing is an action.

It is NOT a fleeting thought for a few seconds with a blink and it’s gone.

Releasing important issues requires a method that is rooted in body, mind and spirit. Chances are that it will take more than one round to do it. But your job is to pay attention for this round of the moon cycle.

Different methods work at different times. Multiple disciplines may be needed also. Be sensitive to what may be the right method for this particular time. None of these suggestions are a substitute for professional medical treatment. See your doctor!


In the Prepare for a Successful New Moon post I mentioned this time in the moon cycle brings up insights about a current Thing manifesting as a mental struggle and tension.

Now that the Thing has a Name, am I the only one who is asking “What do I do with that”? It is human nature to look for a solution.


The first step is to have an attitude and willingness to believe that there is a solution. Reminds me of the phrase, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” This means having a frame of mind to receive an answer or solution.


When that is achieved, be on the look out for clues that may come from any type of source. The positive attitude and willingness will allow you to do that and recognize that it is an answer.

Be creative to find methods of releasing. Here are a few ideas:


This ancient Hawaiian spiritual system has a delightfully simple method to perform a forgiveness ritual as a method to heal yourself.


These web sites are excellent sources for flower essences:

Desert Alchemy

Bach Flower Essences

Rescue Remedy


I like to use everyday herbs for helpers as well. Take 3-5 drops of an herbal extract on the tongue for a spirit dose. Here are a few:

Black Cohosh for accepting change and understanding emotional patterns. Opens the heart.

Echinacea for feelings about past traumas. Opens to joy. For denial issues and release old patterns.

Lemon Balm for anxiety and elevate the mood. Centering and calming. Lets out suppressed pain and rage.


Any kind of body work helps to release old patterns. Massage, yoga, walking, acupuncture, chiropractic, swimming, sports. Moving the body allows energy and emotions to move, too.

Be sure to seek the advice of your doctor for any medical condition.


The important word for any spiritual system is “practice.”

Prayer, meditation, shamanic journeying, goddess rituals, clairvoyant reading, wicca, reiki, Buddhism – there are so many possible now. Do you have a practice?

Here is a meditation practice link with the chakras with Jim Self:

We do this release practice so that we have a clean slate for the New Moon.

I am so glad you stopped by today! Laraine

Moon phase New Moon + 4 days Lunar Cycle Today

NM+4. It is four days past the New Moon now in the lunar cycle. Take time to view the crescent moon in the early evening sky.

NM+4 Moon phase astrology lunar cycle calendar. There may be a feeling of tension as some people, including you, are possibly undergoing...

NM+4 Moon phase and Emotions

Allow for a sense of still waiting to start a new project if you haven’t got something already, and let that be okay.

Don’t be hard on yourself. Know that you are exactly where you need to be in the cycle.

There may be a feeling of tension as some people, including you, are possibly undergoing an inner struggle about what they think and what they want to do.

NM+4 Moon phase and Mind

Let’s take an imaginary ride to the horse racing track. Have you ever been to one? There is a little secret there that I will share with you in a minute.

I had a chance to work at a race track some years ago. I knew it would be exciting and made a pact with myself that I would work there as long as I would never place a bet. Pretty incredible, I know, but it worked out very well.

The horses were wondrous to watch, with rippling muscles and shiny coats, waiting for a chance to unleash all of that power in a good run. The pulse of the whole place changed exactly eight times each day, once for every race.

After a short quiet time at the finish of a race, the tension would start to build again for the next one. The lines at the betting windows filled up again, the professionals picked up the pace of conversation with their racing papers and endless cups of coffee (or beer). The horses walked out of the paddock and the announcer called out their names: “Sky’s the Limit,” “Street Smart,” “Black Stallion,” “Going Wild.”

The jockeys carefully maneuvered the horses over to the starting gate. Some of them went quietly and others reared up, whinnied and snorted. It was controlled mayhem. Somehow they all got into the gate.

Here’s the secret: if you want to understand what this “New Moon” week means, go to a race track.

Getting ready and loading in to the gate is what it is all about. The race can’t start until everything is ready.

NM+4 Moon phase and Work

For ongoing projects or one you have started recently, be prepared to address outside activities that start to interfere. Decide your priority!

This is the time you have been waiting for, the time to dig in and do what you have always planned to do.

Embrace the idea that your endeavor is a work in progress and will be completed in the correct time. It’s okay to be in the middle of it.

Just for today, act like the person that you have always wanted to be.

More Moon Phase Tips

See Moon Days for specific short tips for each day of the moon phase on How It Feels, What To Do, What To Watch, and Journal Topics.

Use the 8″x10″ Journal of Moon Days to record daily moon phase experiences and discover your personal patterns in the moon cycle.