Although a bountiful moon captivates us in the sky, with a closer look at the moon you will realize that she is slowly but surely waning. We have presently made it to the waning moon time. And although there is much written and ritualized around the dark/full moons waning moon time does not have a much fanfare. So let's explore it together.
Why we wane
The full moon was about increased energy for intention achievement. Waning moon time is about moving even further in our intention which is centered on discarding and space making. Discarding isn't simply just throwing all things out, but more about figuring out what worked, what didn't work, and then permanently removing things from our lives we no longer need. Once all of these tasks have been done only then can we truly make space for all the goodness, gifts, and understandings that come along with any set intention. This stage of the moon is the most important (as far as I am concerned) and I believe its the most forgotten. This waning time let's put that last piece of our puzzle together and see our intention set out during the new moon come to fruition.
Just let it go
My personal dictate is about daily recognizing the power I have access to when I discard and space
Relax and release
As we settle more into this waning moon we must be reflective in order to release. Haste and pressure are not concepts that will assist. What will help is to draw on the strength, wisdom, and divinity of nature through the elements. Below is more information on elemental powers and how you can utilize them to create your release.
Waning Moon Concept - The Five Elements
Air - East Direction = Mental Clarity
Fire - South Direction = Passion
Water - West Direction = Change
Earth - North Direction = Wisdom
Spirit - Within Yourself = Inner Self
Symbols of The Elements
Air - Incense, Feather
Fire - Candles, Matches
Water - Water, Seashells
Earth - Stones, Flowers
Spirit - Paper, Journal
Find time this waning moon to be still, build a sacred space, have near you things that represent the five elements and explore any, some, or all of the thoughts below. The elements are here for all of us!
What is my element?
Find a one word a day to describe each element
How can I connect to the elements?
How do the elements increase my self-awareness