Characteristic just BEFORE the New Moon.
Ending the Seeding Phase of the previous Lunar Cycle.
Surrender & Play
The end of this phase is also the end of the entire Lunar Cycle. It leads into the next New Moon. The day before the New Moon requires total abandonment, total surrender, in order to allow the next Lunar Theme to sprout in its purity. Let go of all fears, worries, and self-judgment. Become empty, a clear vessel. This is a great time to just play and have fun.
Characteristic just AFTER the New Moon.
Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle
Expressing a New Theme
A new theme emerges. At the beginning of this phase, a new idea, a new concept sprouts forth. A step is provided, one to act upon for our personal unfoldment. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind--a step to take this lunar month for your Path of Fulfillment. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, a spontanious message, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for prayer or meditation--to go within self and listen. A simple word or phrase may pop into your mind during this quite time describing the new lunar theme in a way that is unique to you, or perhaps a simple feeling or knowing will come over you. The ability to listen, honor and trust the inner is all that is required at this time. The ideal time to attune to your New Moon theme is exactly as the New Moon occurs, or at sunrise after the New Moon if the New Moon occurred during the night.