Waning Gibbous Moon Phase
Moon energies have been decreasing since Monday's Full Moon. As of approximately 14:10 Eastern Standard Time Monday August 7th, the moon has been diminishing in visibility and strength. It is best to release what no longer serves you into this fading moonlight so that it does not hinder your growth come the New Moon.
The Waning Gibbous phase is ideal for inward reflection. It is now that you want to find ways to get out of your old ways of thinking and doing. By connecting with your deeper self, you are allowing for subconscious enlightenment to turn into the conscious and creative release.
The moon will be in Waning Gibbous through August 13th. Come August 14th the moon will move into the Third and Final Quarter. Take this time now to begin removing any obstacles that may hinder your progress in the days and weeks to come.
Below you will find a short overview of the next few days under the Waning Gibbous moon. I have provided insight into how you can use this time to best benefit and heal yourself.
Waning Gibbous in Pisces
Time to Respect Your Own Nature
Tuesday 8/8 Wednesday 8/9 Thursday 8/10 - 2017
The moon in Pisces is often characterized by heightened awareness to emotions and sensitivities. This heightened awareness allows for intuition and natural instincts to lead the way for subconscious enlightenment. Be open to all that you experience. Do not be discouraged by your own inner voice. In fact, now is a great time to consider finding an outlet for your emotions and sensitivities as well as imagination. Use creation and recreation as sources of release under the moon in Pisces.
Crystals and Stones that Benefit Intuition during Waning Gibbous in Pisces
Waning Gibbous in Aries
Friday 8/11 Saturday 8/12 - 2017
The moon in Aries is characterized by the affirmation "I am." This short phrase suggests that you have a deeper awareness of self, which may become more common when the moon is in Aries. If appearance and outward personality are important to you, make sure that they align with your heart's values. If they do not align, use this time get out of your old ways of doing things and prepare to implement the necessary changes to align your heart with your actions. Reflect inwards to find the guidance you seek to do so.
Crystals and Stones that Benefit Awareness during Waning Gibbous in Aries
Crystals and Stones that Benefit Aggression during Waning Gibbous in Aries
Crystals and Stones that Benefit the Blood System during Waning Gibbous in Aries
Waning Gibbous in Taurus
Sunday 8/13 -2017
On Monday, the moon will go from Waning Gibbous in Taurus into the third and final quarter also in Taurus. Sunday and Monday are important times to prepare to let go of what is no longer serving you. If you are not sure of what to let go of, ask yourself if your values align with your lifestyle. choices. Self-awareness and self-development can serve as tools to help you. Be prepared to leave your materialism in the past as you begin to enjoy the simple beauties around you. Remember that everything you have is everything you need.
Crystals and Stones that Benefit Self-Awareness during Waning Gibbous in Taurus
Crystals and Stones that Benefit Self-Development during Waning Gibbous in Taurus
Crystals and Stones that Benefit Throat Functioning during Waning Gibbous in Taurus
The Moon in Capricorn puts a special emphasis on structure, strategy, responsibility, and obligations as well as boundaries and discipline.
Understanding the lunar energies can help you implement self-care and self-improvement techniques that will have beneficial effects that last.
From Thursday 8/3 - Saturday 8/5 the Moon will be Waxing Gibbous in Capricorn. The Waxing Gibbous phase is also known as the development stage, so use this time to build momentum---but don't forget to maintain balance. This is an excellent time to strategies on how you can begin to introduce beneficial techniques to your routine.. Observe what is working for you and what is not working for you. Let go of what is not working under Monday's Full Moon.
For ultimate results,
I suggest to first set boundaries
reinforced by discipline.
The fear of failure
is just an illusion.
Push through the doubts.
Capricorn is known to rule the bones, hair, and skin, so be careful of your knees and teeth. Become aware of the products you use, for example, hair and skin products, toothpaste, mouthwash, sunscreen, bug spray, essential oils, etc. Not all products are made the same. There are some products that have extremely high chemical content. Not only do you inhale these toxins, you also absorb them through your skin, which is harmful to health. Now is the best time as ever to incorporate some changes to your regular product purchases.
Why Boundaries and Discipline are Important in Self-Care and Self-Improvement
Most of us live our lives so fast that we never stop to realize that our regular situations and choices may be hindering our growth. Establishing boundaries and disciplining oneself allows for a reestablishment of ones lifestyles. Boundaries and discipline are central to any lifestyle. We all need a little reminder to take control of our lives. Part of taking control comes from making the decisions that benefit you. This is not a selfish act. This is an act of self-love and self-care.
You can begin to identify which areas of your life need boundaries by observing where your energies are being overexerted.
Throughout my studies and practice I have met so many people who are overwhelmed by mental stress. These people try very hard to find outlets for, and relief from their stress. The one thing they fail to incorporate are limits to their abilities. Instead of trying to eliminate the causes of stress in their lives, they go to yoga classes, acupuncture, or get a massage. These alternative modalities are excellent stress relievers but they have little effect on long-term prevention. Boundaries are your long term-prevention.
Setting boundaries for your mind is similar to the gas tank in your car. It only can only take so much before it starts rejecting more.
TIP: Make a list of everything you spend a substantial time thinking about. Assess whether it is worth your brainpower. If not, train yourself to avoid going to that place in your mind. Do not view this as a bad thought but rather an unnecessary distraction. Meditation can help with this.
Take control of your emotions by setting boundaries.
Emotional boundaries are set when you decide you do not want to continue experiencing a particular feeling, whether it be anger, frustration, or sadness, etc. Life in general can impact emotions, but so can many other things.
I would like to bring attention to emotional boundaries and relationships. Whether it be familial relations, friendships, or romantic situations, each circumstance can invoke certain emotions within. If you identify which relationships require an overwhelming amount of your energy and you don't like it, it's time to set boundaries.
These are often the most difficult boundaries to establish because it requires you to be selfish when you have been used to being selfless. Boundaries in relationships allow you to take control of yourself and the situations you get yourself into. If you do not like the way things have been going, make the change. Not all relationships are healthy and not all "friends" mean well. Trust yourself.
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Everyday, millions of Americans work out. Some run, some weight train, some do zumba, some swim, some bike. Regardless of the exercise, they all require a certain amount of physical energy and exertion. Many of these individuals are not properly preparing themselves for these activities and fail to recognize when to limit themselves. I see this everyday as people are so consumed with their daily routine that they never give their bodies time to rest and re-energize. This becomes more problematic if there are nutritional deficiencies, sleep issues, and general health issues. In that case, there is less energy available to complete even the simplest of tasks. The body has been pushed too far and has nothing to feed off of.
Setting physical boundaries allows the body to relax and take time off while preventing energy depletion.
To first begin establishing physical boundaries it is important to spend time observing how you feel before, after, and during physical activity. If you go into the activity tired and come out tired, you need asses where your fatigue is coming from. It is understandable if you are tired at first, but if you are struggling as time goes on you need to reassess if this is the best plan for you. If not you need to try something different.
Know when your body has had enough and discipline yourself to not let it get past that point.
There are many ways in which you can set boundaries professionally. The professional boundary I think is most important for myself is time management. This goes beyond making sure things are done. Setting professional boundaries means learning to detach from the norm and trying new things.
For those who have been at the same job for many years, you may find that there is a consistency to your daily work routine. This is not necessarily a bad thing but it does suggest that you are comfortable in the normalcy of your situation. These norms make it very difficult to break out of what you've become comfortable doing all along and often times force you to stay doing what you've been doing.
Many of us, especially those who work online, need to learn when to disconnect from professional life and truly enjoy personal life.
Tip: Put your phone on airplane mode. You will not be able to use internet or receive calls, but that's the point. Airplane mode helps you disconnect from your professional life when you need a little escape from it all. If you feel that you need a real escape, set boundaries so that you can make time for yourself. Say no to that overtime work. Tell your co-worker you can't cover their shift. Ask for time off.
We become so consumed with the normal daily routine that we fail to incorporate meaningful change until it is too late. When this change does come it is drastic and temporary. This is where discipline comes in. Having discipline through the journey will help you keep an unbiased balance.
Incorporating discipline into your life is not a bad thing. It is a self-improvement and self-care technique that will help you regain control of what you truly want for yourself. Do not discipline yourself with punishment. Remember this is a continual journey.
The Roman Goddess Disciplina whose motto was "Frugalitas, Severitas, Videlis" was worshipped by Roman Soldiers. They turned to her to remain frugal, stern, and faithful while in combat. I suggest turning to Disciplina when setting boundaries and sticking by them.
Disciplina would help soldiers remain frugal with their money, energy, and actions; stern in their focus, determination, and decisiveness; and faithful to more than just themselves.
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