Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Waning Moon and the Sixth Chakra
According to my We'Moon book, today marks the waning half moon in Pisces. We often focus on the powers of the full moon, but don't pay as much attention to the other, equally significant, phases.
A few weeks ago, I posted on the significance of a waxing moon and its' connection to the third chakra http://pixiedusthealing.blogspot.com/2011/05/waxing-moon-and-third-chakra.html. Since then we have moved through the full moon on the 17th and are now in the waning phase as we approach the New Moon on June 1. In the Northern Hemisphere, this means we see the moon decreasing in size as the shadow moves from right to left. Today's picture is a waning moon from the Northern Hemisphere perspective.
While the waxing moon is about bringing things to you, the waning moon is about letting go of things. This is a phase when you can release what you don't want in your life.
Most of us find it hard to "let go". We hold on to people, possessions, beliefs, and behavior patterns way past the "expiry date" for recommended use. It occurs to me that a lot of people in the world are having to let go whether they want to or not. Due to flooding, forest fires, tornadoes, and volcanic eruptions, all in the past couple of weeks, many people have been forced from their homes, have had their plans disrupted and are having to settle into new patterns of being. Perhaps those of us that haven't been so directly affected, can learn from these examples and consider what we should be voluntarily letting go of.
This is where the sixth chakra comes in. The sixth chakra resonates with the waning moon. This third eye chakra, is focused on intuition and true awareness. When we are balanced and receptive to this energy center we understand our true path and are able to go with the flow, unimpeded by concerns of what others might think, or how we might be affected in a material sense. When we truly let our sixth chakra guide us, we seem to be psychically in tune and end up in the right place at the right time, doing the right things. If we listen to this energy center we know what is really right for us. We understand what we should let go of to be on our path.It is the sixth chakra that directs you to go back and turn off that iron you left on, or not to get on the plane you are booked for, or not to go to work the day the bomb explodes in the office. It is our guiding center and quite often we overide it with thoughts from our mind, old patterns and accepted behaviors.
One of the Bach flower essences that resonates with the sixth chakra is Walnut. It makes sense to tune in to Walnut during the waning moon. Walnut provides protection from change and helps us stay balanced through changing times and a shifting planet. Once you have identified what patterns, beliefs, or circumstances you want to let go of, Walnut can help you make that transition.
The waning moon is a good time to clean out the closets of your mind as well as the closets in your house. Look on the top shelves and see what you might have tucked away. If it no longer serves your purpose, toss it out. All that space frees you up for new adventure and new meaning. It seems as though we are traveling on a slightly different path these days as the universe shifts and readjusts. It's always easier to travel if you aren't bogged down with extra baggage.