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!

NAME THE THING

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.

HOW TO RELEASE

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.

BOLO for CLUES

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:

HO’OPONOPONO

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

FLOWER ESSENCE

These web sites are excellent sources for flower essences:

Desert Alchemy

Bach Flower Essences

Rescue Remedy

HERBAL

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.

BODY WORK

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.

PRAYER and SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

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

What are Last Quarter Peak Experiences?

 

A quiet strength of the moon cycle is found in the Last Quarter that gets neglected for the excitement of the New and Full moons.

The keyword for Last Quarter is “crisis.” It’s the half-way point between the Full and New Moons. A simmering time. An opportunity to review what’s happened recently. A mental turning point in how you feel about the actions of the last few weeks. It is usually colored by an intense emotional issue.

That issue connects to wrestling with personal values. It doesn’t have to be painful, especially if you know what is going on. Success for this week means that you examine your life in relationship to your values.

PEAK EXPERIENCE

While all of this agitation is going on with emotions and value, another remarkable thing can happen. Sometimes it is in the very center of a crisis that a peak experience can occur.

Let’s take the highest form of crisis and look at what happens when there is a disaster. People perform all kinds of heroic actions to help others that seem impossible to believe. The people doing it hardly knew what they were capable of until they were put into an extreme crisis situation, like a 90-lb. woman lifting a 3-ton car off her trapped child.

Sometimes the cosmic balance leaves us grieving and wondering how such evil can exist, but one such incident took place on a September morning in 2001 during the Last Quarter phase:

Year 2001

New Moon Aug 19

First Quarter Aug 25

Full Moon Sep 2

Last Quarter Sep 10

Knowing that this event was a part of the cycle can never alleviate the pain that thousands felt, and still feel. We can only offer them our prayers and support.All about Last Quarter Peak Experiences

Here is another more recent Last Quarter event.

Year 2018

New Moon Dec 17 2017

First Quarter Dec 26 2017

Full Moon Jan 1 2018

Last Quarter Jan 8 2018

The night before Last Quarter when the Moon was heading to sextile Jupiter (public relations; recognition in business) Oprah Winfrey gave a speech on the Golden Globes awards show accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

See the links below if you missed it.

During the show it was astounding to see Hollywood silently portray the current issue of #metoo with the women all wearing black. Did you notice most women wore no lipstick also? The men wore small black pins saying “Time’s Up.”

I was thrilled to see this silent demonstration for women’s rights and after a while I almost left the show, thinking that was enough. And then Oprah showed up in all her glory. “O” she is called.

Who better to speak for women, surrounded by women in black, stripped of bling and standing together “fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.”

Bless Ron Howard who had to follow her on the stage. He recognized the moment.

HISTORICAL LAST QUARTERS

Want more? Here’s another Last Quarter peak event:

Year 2017

New Moon Dec 29 2016

First Quarter Jan 5 2017

Full Moon Jan 12 2017

Last Quarter Jan 19 2017

The worldwide Women’s March following the presidential inauguration took place on January 21, 2017, during Last Quarter week.

February 14, 1920: The League of Women Voters is founded at the Victory Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Chicago, Illinois. Last Quarter week.

May 21, 1919: The House of Representatives passes the federal woman suffrage amendment. Last Quarter May 22, 1919.

September 30, 1918: President Wilson addresses the Senate to argue for woman suffrage at the war’s end. Last Quarter week.

I know these events are anecdotal to the topic. Every Last Quarter and the week following do not produce every major event in the world. Major peak events do occur on other days of the moon cycle.

But when I see these events coincide with the moon cycle my view is that they perfectly illustrate the marvelous connections we have in the web of life in this universe, on this Earth.

PERSONALLY SPEAKING

You can’t plan for this opportunity of Last Quarter Week except to know it is possible during this part of the phase. Here you are deep in the pit of some kind of emotional frustration and it seems no one knows or cares about it.

It may be expressed as a full-blown drama or merely a series of thoughts while driving in your car. Then, when it seems there is no where to go, inspiration can pour in. Up is the only place to go, sometimes like a rocket!

Consider what peak experiences you have had in the past. Reflect on a past event that has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Be pleasantly prepared for a situation now that will become a sweet memory of tomorrow.

Because you know what Last Quarter leads to – it’s preparation for the New Moon. And the cycle continues.

I’m so glad you stopped by today!

Phase on.

Link to video and transcript.