Lunar Phases July 2022

It’s proven that the Moon has a deep influence on humans. The Moon controls the ocean tides, and being that we are made of 60% water, it impacts on us as well.

By Lisa Stardust

The New Moon

The New Moon marks the beginning of the Lunar cycle. It’s important to use the potent lunar energy as a time to revive ideas or get new projects off the ground. It’s also a wonderful time to manifest things that you want to bring into your life. Write down your intentions clearly and concisely. It’s essential to be honest with the desired end result in order to bring one’s dreams to fruition.

The Waxing Crescent/First Quarter Moon

The next lunar phase is the Waxing Crescent Moon. During this time, it’s necessary to keep your New Moon intentions in play by checking in on them daily. Affirmations, meditations, and journaling are key during this time to ensure your visions maintain their power.

The Waxing Quarter Moon

This is a time of action. You will see what challenges and obstacles are standing in the way of achieving your personal goals. Certain things you’ve manifested aren’t coming to fruition, while others are. You can add or change elements of your intentions and desires during this lunar phase for luck and love.

The Waxing Gibbous Moon

This is the luminary that leads into the Full Moon, which means we will start seeing the truth in all situations and relationships. It’s generally a good time to pause and reflect. It’s not advisable to start any new projects. Restorative activities are what our bodies, minds, and hearts need during this lunar phase.

The Full Moon

Full Moons are a time of releasing and letting go. During this lunar phase, it’s a good time to take stock of an old habit that you want to change. It’s a time to honour the Moon and its glory. A ritual bath with moon water and lunar charged crystals (these are placed under the Moon to absorb its energy) is advised to bring us closer to our primal emotions.

The Waning Gibbous Moon

Now that we’ve reflected and meditated during the Full Moon, it’s ideal to start thinking about what we need to expel from our lives. Banishing spells, protection spells, cleansing rituals, and spiritual detoxes are key.

The Waning Quarter/Last Quarter Moon

If we are looking for retribution or justice, this lunar phase will help us find peace in knowing that the spirits are working to bring truth to all matters. It’s a time of clarity and peace, resulting from innate worldly knowledge being shown to us by the Moon’s Waning glow.

The Waning Crescent/Balsamic Moon

Being that this is the final lunar phase of the moon cycle, it’s a time to purify the mind and spirit. Spells that are helpful for one’s personal development will be powerful and align us with our truest paths. Using our divine wisdom will help us gravitate towards our dreams.