How Do Moon Phases Affect Us? – Dark Moon

Dark Moon AffectsIf you have been following my Moon Phase series I hope you enjoy it! If you need to get caught up you can check out the other posts here. This post will discuss how the Dark Moon phase affects us physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The dark moon is the phase when there is no solar reflection and the lunar face is in darkness. It last for a couple days blending in with the new moon until the crescent begins to appear.

How the Dark Moon Affects Us Physicially, Mentally and Emotionally

The dark moon phase is considered the most powerful phase psychically. During this time it is common for the mind to turn inward and become contemplative. This phase usually brings with it feelings of inertia and strong inward focus. Although sleep is usually good during this phase there is still a sense of sluggishness and inactivity. During the dark moon phase it is advised to begin to clear the mind and spirit to be able to receive what is to come.

During the dark moon our body tends to be less active than the other phases and metabolism slows down. It is possible to feel heavy and retain water during this time. Since this phase tends to be the most anti-social it is common to bring with it communication misunderstanding and arguing. Feeling are usually sensitive and easily hurt so approach with caution.

The dark moon phase is a powerful time for organic soul searching. It is considered a time to find solitude, listen to ourselves and begin to think about new intentions to set to seed when the New Moon comes into orbit. This phase brings with it stillness to allow us a chance to tune into our inner voice. Each dark moon cycle brings with it a chance for renewal and brings with it the perfect fertile ground for New Moon intentions to be planted.

Dark Moon Affects





How Do Moon Phases Affect Us? – New Moon

How Moon Phases Affect UsHave you ever stopped and wondered whether or not the moon phases affect us? After all it does affect the tides, the changing of the seasons and is important in stabilizing the axis of the earth’s rotation.

How Do Moon Phases Affect Us?

This new series has been on my mind for awhile now and I am very excited to share it with you! It will help shed some light on the moon’s phases and how it affects us physically and emotionally. I have been studying the moon phases for a couple of years now and love harnessing the power of the different phases for personal growth. This will be the first of an 8 series post going over a new phase of the moon and how these moon phases affect us.

New Moon Phase

When the sun and the moon are on the same side of earth the moon is in the “New Moon” phase. During this phase the moon is invisible because the side of the moon we are seeing is not being illuminated by the sun. The New Moon is also called the Seed Moon. It is a time of sprouting and new beginnings. The moon phases can affect our mind, body and emotions in the following ways:

  • Body– We tend to sleep less during the new moon phase and rise early. Our appetite tends to increase and we tend to experience spurts of energy.
  • Mind– This is a time we usually experience sudden insights and develop new ideas. It is a great time to be creative and participate in writing, painting or anything else that allows the mind to be inspired.
  • Emotions– During this time it is common to feel shy and experience sensitive feelings. It is a good time to stay away from crowds and to keep the focus on the ourselves.

The new moon brings about a time of calmness and balance, while also bringing energy and acceptance that anything can be accomplished. I use this time to set seeds of  intentions for the following moon cycle and love watching what manifests throughout the month. I enjoy sharing the knowledge I have learned with others so they can have a better understanding of how the moon phases affect us and how to take advantage of it’s power!

If you are in tune with the lunar energy like I am you might want to check out this awesome book The 29 Day Moon Challenge (where to buy)

Do you follow the moon phases? Have you noticed how the moon phases affect us? I would love for you to share your experiences and knowledge!