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The Difference Between a Dark Moon & New Moon

September 30, 2019 4:31 am Published by

There are two different schools of thought when it comes to differentiating between a new moon and a dark moon. Spoiler alert, there’s not a right or wrong answer. The difference of opinion is between astronomers and Pagans. I’m going to share both schools of thought with you so you can decide what works better for you. Here’s the short answer to this query. A new moon can be a dark moon, a dark moon can be a new moon, a waxing crescent can be a new moon, but a waxing crescent can’t be a dark moon. Make sense? I... Continue Reading

Three Dark Moon Rituals

September 23, 2019 4:11 am Published by

The dark moon is one of my personal favorite times of the cycle. It’s the last few days of the waning time of the cycle, when the moon continues to shrink and eventually disappears from the sky. Different traditions honor the dark moon at different times. Personally, I honor the dark moon when you can’t see the moon at all in the sky–which is technically the new moon. Others honor the dark moon the last few days before the new moon. I recommend using your intuition and noticing how you feel during these days to understand when to honor the... Continue Reading

Yoga for the Dark Moon

July 9, 2018 4:24 am Published by

I love the dark moon. The dark moon is all about resting (think four of swords in the tarot), taking care of yourself, and shedding anything that still needs to be released this cycle. The name of the game at the dark moon is soft, slow, and gentle. There’s no need to push yourself. What would make you feel good at this time? What would nurture your body, mind, and soul? A yin yoga practice is so lovely at this time of the month. The practice below focuses on gentle opening and a little twisting to help you sink into... Continue Reading

The Moon as Shadow Work // How Aligning with the Moon Invites Shadow Work and Tips to Make Lunar Work a Daily Practice

July 8, 2021 8:15 pm Published by

The moon comes after walking through the tower and the renewed spark of inspiration from the star in the tarot. The moon serves as a portal between worlds, sitting in between the star and the sun. The star is the inspiring rebirth and the sun the ego-self, shining bright. But in between them, the moon shows up to call you inward. It’s an invitation to explore everything that’s come to pass at the subconscious level. It’s within this portal that shadow work comes in, which could go by so many other names: soul work, subconscious work, “dark night of the... Continue Reading

Sinking into acceptance // 4 Rituals for the Waning Moon + Card Spread

November 12, 2020 6:37 pm Published by

The waning moon phase is nature’s way of calling you inward. How can you truly know what you need to release, shed, or let go of if you haven’t allowed yourself time to go inward and fully experience your emotions? This phase is your invitation to feel and allow. The waning moon phases occur after the peak of the full moon to the dark moon. Energetically this phase represents a time of allowance, acceptance, and shedding. Growing up, most of us are taught to bottle our feelings up rather than sinking into them and accepting what is. Acceptance doesn’t mean... Continue Reading